About Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Dedicated to food, drink, design, and community. Workshop Kitchen + Bar is Palm Spring's newest gem in the heart of the Uptown Design District.
Located in the Class 1 Historic El Paseo building from 1926, Workshop’s Industrial chic interior gives the historic space a contemporary edge befitting the locale.
Our kitchen is based around seasonal products from local farms, so the menu changes often. Although "Americana" may best describe the style of our food, influences are many. Favorite techniques in the kitchen include our wood-fired pizza oven, wood-fired grill, and custom sous-vide station.
The bar looks mostly to American classics and carefully homemade basics. Original cocktails vary with the market's availability and our bartender's mood.
* Please note: Booth seating is limited and is reserved for parties of 3 - 6. We will do our best to accommodate your requests, but make no guarantees. For special requests, please call us at (760) 459-3451. *
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thurs, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday + Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch 10:00am-2:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Private lot located on Indian Canyon, just north of Tamarisk on the west side of the street. Street parking on Palm Canyon and Tamarisk.
Private Party Facilities:
Previously home to art galleries, a 1950's movie theatre, City Council, and most recently Design Within Reach, Workshop's unique space promises a dining experience unlike any other.
PRIVATE DINING ROOM
Private back entrance. Floor-to-ceiling glass window overlooking Spanish eclectic patio. PS Lab custom lighting. Perfect for business meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, showers and more. Capacity: 16
Original from 1926, Workshop's courtyard is perfect for cocktail parties, wedding receptions, meetings, private lunches, or simply dining under the Palm Springs sun and stars. Modern Bend seating. Historic fountain. Standing Capacity:150
Friends, family, and strangers alike sit together at Workshop's stunning 32' long cast concrete communal table.Perfect for tasting spreads, wine dinners, industry events, and social celebrations, the Community table means you never have to eat (or drink) alone.Capacity: 24
Private Party Contact:
Michael Beckman: 7604593451x2
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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Workshop Kitchen + Bar Ratings and Reviews
Great food creatively prepared and prese ...
Great food creatively prepared and presented. Cool interior design.
The restaurant itself was lovely. Very w ...
The restaurant itself was lovely. Very well put together and clean. I ordered a steak and it was like cutting into a tree-trunk. I was truly shocked at the quality of my food. I was hoping it was going to be good because of how beautiful it is sitting inside the restaurant. I will go back for drinks - as they had a wonderful cocktail/wine menu. It looks like a great place for large parties - maybe it just wasn't meant to be for me to enjoy a steak at this place. I will try it one more time and see if there's a difference in my experience.
Amazing cocktails and hospitality from Z ...
Amazing cocktails and hospitality from Zane at the bar. Shredded brussels sprouts salad and jidori chicken were great. Our waiter was somewhat less than great.
Had a great dinner with my husband while ...
Had a great dinner with my husband while on vacation in Palm Springs. It was really hot out, but nice and cool inside. Very mellow vibe, which was perfect. I had a pizza made in wood fire oven and it was delicious. My husband had redfish, also excellent. A great spot to go when visiting PS!
Very dramatic and attractive interior de ...
Very dramatic and attractive interior design and lighting. Booths were very comfortable. Service was great. The food was very inventive, attractive, well presented and very delicious! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Palm Springs. Awesome atmosphere and food.
Very impressed with the food and ambianc ...
Very impressed with the food and ambiance of this unique dining spot in Palm Springs. Varied and interesting Menu both for food and alcohol. Beautiful space both inside and on the large patio for outdoor dining. Very special place for a memorable dining experience.
Always a hit when I travel to Palm Sprin ...
Always a hit when I travel to Palm Springs
Excellent food. Very well sourced ingred ...
Excellent food. Very well sourced ingredients, prepared carefully yet with flai and plenty of flavor. Very contemporary design and a nice courtyard.
Great food and amazing drinks! Hard to ...
Great food and amazing drinks! Hard to find, but definitely worth the find!
I made reservations for our 10 year anni ...
I made reservations for our 10 year anniversary through Open Table. When we arrived we were sat at the community table in the middle of the resturant. Never once did any mention our anniversary. My beet salad was horrible, so much that I didn't eat it. I did mention it to the server, but it remained on our bill. I was very dissapointed that such a special evening for us was treated with mediocrity. Luckily the company made up for the dining experience.
What a great dinning experience. Everything was perfect. The pork belly was the best I have ever had. Could have made a whole meal out of it.
Very cement ambiance, high echo would be tolerable for great food. My appetizer (about $13) was 2 not complete slices of tomato with some white and green sauces. Not big enough to even share much less savor. Main dish steak marinated to the point of not tasting meat. Bottle of wine too expensive. Many better choices in Palm Springs
My new favorite restaurant
I popped in to try this place during restaurant week. I was pleasantly surprised. The entire experience was awesome. My waiter, Levi, was a dream waiter. He knew the menu really well and helped me select dishes that navigated my many allergies and allowed me to eat really well. The KOROBUTA PORK BELLY is to die for. The balance of flavors and textures is tremendous. The HALF ORGANIC CHICKEN DIAVOLO was a great entree. I finished my meal with the VALRHONA FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE TERRINE, salted peanut butter ice cream, housemade marshmallow. During my main meal I had a great local Pinot Noir. With dessert my waiter recommended a Brandy Alexander. This was one of those meals where I had to close my eyes to fully absorb the experience. I will be back when in PS. I highly recommend trying this place. Besides amazing food, the design choices are really tasteful and interesting.
Our server was fantastic! She was so att ...
Our server was fantastic! She was so attentive and made excellent recommendations.
I had the pork chop that was amazing and ...
I had the pork chop that was amazing and it paired well with the Malbec that we chose. Very good! High praises!
I Always make sure to have a bite here when I am in town, a big fan! On the more expensive side but the quality, presentation, ambiance and service is of the highest quality. Been going here for a while and I enjoy how the menu changes by the season. Thank you!
This was the third time we have been to workshop and they never disappoint. We had great service. The food was incredible. Their bar makes great drinks as well. We also loved the ambiance of the restaurant. This is a go-to spot in Palm Springs for us. Next time we visit we will be back.
Wonderful and creative brunch
This is one of our favorite brunch destinations! Each dish is special and tasty.
Poor service was the only downside.
We may have caught a server on a bad day, but we were sitting a while before she ever came over. Once she finally did she did not check in often. Other than that, it was a super cute/trendy place great atmosphere and yummy food.
Being our first meal in Palm Springs, Wo ...
Being our first meal in Palm Springs, Workshop blew us away! There was a nice seating area outside, but was still quite warm for our early dinner so we opted to sit inside. The ambience inside was so inviting and intimate. We were lucky enough to get our own booth. We had a few small plates and shared an entrée. The shaved brussel sprouts, beef carpaccio and pork cheek fries were phenomenal! Each did had so much flavor and were prepared to perfection. The duck was prepared very well and was tender, juicy and delicious! Thank you Workshop for a wonderful start to our long weekend in Palm Springs!
Did not live up to hype
There were two of us, and we were both somewhat underwhelmed. Not that we could find anything really wrong with the food - it was merely OK. We had the idea that the jidoori chicken would be chicken with the herbs and mustard baked into the chicken. It was merely chicken with a nice flavored mustard slathered on it,
First time. Decided on workshop based on ...
First time. Decided on workshop based on their James beard award. Told them it was our anniversary, no gesture or acknowledgment. We ordered plenty. The food was fair at best. Some things were tasty, but then ruined by the accompaniment. Pizza tasted out of a box. Burger ordered medium rare. Arrived well done. Ordered Hemingway daiquiri. Was brought a maitai. No schpiel from the server. No explanation of dishes arriving at table. Fries were ordered, but never received. Bathrooms are not even inside the restaurant, they are in the courtyard of a small retail mall. Overall skip it.
The food, the service, the atmosphere ...
The food, the service, the atmosphere were all top notch. Wish I had found this gem sooner.
Great, great food. The best pork chop we ...
Great, great food. The best pork chop we've ever tasted. Wonderfully displayed. Really cool, concrete setting in a classic space. On the down side--not very friendly greeter and seating; I had to request a refill for my iced tea; bathrooms were a mess (and we were there within half an hour of opening time); overpriced.
Overall, food was good, not great. Nothi ...
Overall, food was good, not great. Nothing extraordinarily innovative going on here. Same over priced "locally" sourced blah blah food. Your best bet is dinner. Brunch was just ok. Also nothing too special. Outside dining is very nice if the weather is agreeable. Otherwise the inside is a concrete monster. I would recommend the pork chop or the jidori chicken platter which is enough for 3 people.
Amazing flavors. Steak was a tiny bit ov ...
Amazing flavors. Steak was a tiny bit overdone but still very tasty. Service was great, Ambience was very nice too.
Our second visit to Workshop in two year ...
Our second visit to Workshop in two years. We do not get to Palm Springs often but looked forward to dinner at Workshop since we first visited. This night was our children's 21st birthday and we thought a nice meal with cocktails would be an excellent celebration. The food was good but we felt maybe off from meal we had two years ago. We had the special California Bass. A tad over-cooked, stuffing in the bass was not that interesting and seemed not a match for delicacy of the fish flavor. Our service was very good, our waiter kind and friendly.
Decor was gorgeous. The vegetable portio ...
Decor was gorgeous. The vegetable portions were ridiculously small, laughable even. Overall it was just okay all around. Probably wouldn't go back..
Cool modern vibe, interesting menu, but ...
Cool modern vibe, interesting menu, but execution and service don't live up to the potential for a great dining venue.
Great food and atmosphere, highly recomm ...
Great food and atmosphere, highly recommend the pork entree.
overpriced, loud, manager was terribly rude.
Not at all what was expected. liked the decor although sitting at a communal table with no back whatsoever was very uncomfortable. Felt it was very overrated. appetizer was not pleasing very bland. Nice wine list, tiny pours by the glass for a 22 dollars. All and all not worth what all the hype was
The server said our bread would be compl ...
The server said our bread would be complementary and we ordered it, only to be surprised that we were charged for bread. Complementary means free, and to change for bread when we ordered 4 expensive meat dishes along with two bottles of whine is kind of an insult no matter the cost. I don't think it was the servers fault, but the management who is overcharging for small dishes. Kind of disappointing .
Workshop kitchen experience
We had an exceptional dining experience at workshop kitchen. They were on point on every level. From the moment we walked in and were greeted to when dessert was served. Would definitely recommend this place!
I've dine here a couple of times. On bo ...
I've dine here a couple of times. On both occasions the food was over-salted. While the ingredients may be fresh and/or organic and/or locally sourced, there is no subtlety or finesse to the flavors. Everything is very bold. BTW my flat iron steak was tough. For a restaurant with such a lofty reputation and price point, it is inexcusable. The service and atmosphere were very good. Unfortunately the same could not be said about the food.
Swank. Great food.
Food was wonderful. Setting is chic, stylish and comfortable, but menus are unreadable in the low-light dining room. Lots of options for craft cocktails and picky eaters. Skip the dessert course: flavors and execution were not as solid as the rest of the (outstanding) meal.
Typical Story: Good Food; Bad Service
Overall, decent restaurant. The decor is minimalist, nothing extraordinary, but fine. The food is good and everything we tried tasted well and was prepared without issues. However, as with most restaurants in big cities, the service was not good. Especially given the fact that this restaurant is located in a small resort town. The hostess acted as if she was hostessing for The French Laundry, or Le Cirque, or any other fine dining restaurant, for which Workshop Kitchen + Bar is not. I would definitely suggest improving the courteousness of the front room staff. But the food was enjoyable despite the attitude.
This was my fourth visit to Workshop and ...
This was my fourth visit to Workshop and I must say it seems to get better! The food is always farm to table and highlights seasonal eating. I took my two teenaged nieces and they loved everything as well. It was all delicious, our service was great and everything was timed perfectly.
What an excellent dinner. I read about t ...
What an excellent dinner. I read about the place because I follow Gail Simmons. We all loved our apps, dinner, drinks, and dessert.
Great new spot in PS
The outdoor space is quaint, but if you were sitting looking out towards the entryways to the street, it feels a little less intimate. The food was excellent with wonderful flavor and a nice touch of spice. The muscles came in a flavorful habanero sauce that I used every ounce of bread to soak up. My friend ordered the Porkchop which was done to perfection and the Brussels sprouts or my favorite part. Definitely try their authentic Mai Tai. Great experience, lovely surprise!
Beautiful, unique restaurant. I have never seen such interesting architecture in a restaurant. It is one of the few places where I'd rather sit inside than out. The food was excellent just very very small portions. I ordered the scallops and it came with 3 diver scallops and a small amount of a kale mixture.
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