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:
Workshop Kitchen + Bar understands event planning is a lot of work, and memorable events especially so. In order to make the process easier, Chef Michael Beckman designs season-appropriate menus for every event. Join us for a truly unique Palm Springs dining experience in the historic El Paseo Building.
Private Party Contact:
Alec Linehan: 7604593451x2
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Workshop Kitchen + Bar Ratings and Reviews
A definite delight for the foodie. Very ...
A definite delight for the foodie. Very LA in Palm Springs. This cook knows what he's doing. I think that the apps could be a little larger. The size of the meals does make up for it though. The atmosphere is very very cold. Poured concrete everywhere. If you're a couple you may want reserve a booth. The majority of the seating is community down the center, which is okay for groups but not my favorite for a date. Their drinks are a little pricey. The service is fantastic. This is one of the best in Palm Springs otherwise.
Considering I'm from Manhattan, I can be ...
Considering I'm from Manhattan, I can be annoyingly picky about restaurants and food. While visiting my parents in Palm Springs, I researched restaurants in the downtown area to meet with a girlfriend. Workshop was exactly my kind of restaurant. The design is a lovely combination of warm and cool with the communal table down the middle of the restaurant and the private booths along the edges in concrete and wood. The bar at the end is lit nicely displaying the extensive spirit options. Tell the bartenders what you like and they'll create something amazing for you. Martine was attentive, well-informed on the menu and very open to offering suggestions. His service was a perfect balance of space and attentive. The food was interestingly plated and creative as well as adventurous. There's also an outside patio that sets a lovely evening tone with gas flamed heaters. This restaurant is a must try. I have every intention of returning the next time I'm back in town.
Probably one of the best restaurants in ...
Probably one of the best restaurants in Palm Springs. The decor and service are top notch. Food and drinks are really nice. Nothing too out of the chart and typical food of a large restaurant (definitely not your mom and pop place) but just nice and consistent food.
Everything about this restaurant is real ...
Everything about this restaurant is really nice. We especially enjoyed the bar, which is lovely. The drinks were excellent. Unfortunately, I think the prices are excessive for the overall level of the food. Just one couple's opinion.
Lovely restaurant with a well prepared, ...
Lovely restaurant with a well prepared, thoughtful menu. We dined here for Thanksgiving and were not disappointed. The atmosphere is unique and modern and surprisingly warm despite the minimal, industrial design. The service was friendly and attentive without being invasive.
Lovely space with a cuisine worthy to fi ...
Lovely space with a cuisine worthy to fill it. Our dinners were near perfect and service was helpful and friendly (although we did have to flag down our waiter for some needed flatware. Note to all food servers: always check to make sure diners have utensils after you deliver their food!)
Priced quite high but everything we ordered, from cocktails to entrees and sides, was excellent so I can't complain but at this price point will return primarily for special occasions.
Lovely space with delicious food and gracious service. Cheers!
Always love going to Workshop Kitchen... ...
Always love going to Workshop Kitchen...have been dining there for three years. Booths are so comfortable ...food is amazing.....staff super too. Love the fact the the manager/owner takes time to visit with guests.
Last time we went we did find that a new waiter there...great friendly large gentlemen...was really noisy. He was working on the communal table...very enthusiastic, but it would have been great if he kept his voice down a little.
My wife and I dined at Workshop Kitchen ...
My wife and I dined at Workshop Kitchen +Bar, 849, and The Tropicale while we were in Palm Springs this past week and concluded that although the restaurants are trying, and consider themselves to be among the cream of the crop, they're just not trying hard enough. Workshop is the best restaurant of the three listed above.
Workshop occupies an interesting space... there's a small entry courtyard that was hosting an event and we were greeted by the folks at the sign-in table. When we looked confused, they pointed us to the dining room door. The dining area is quite spare, but we were into it.
We chose a bottle of wine from the very pricey wine list (the bottle we chose was almost 3X the retail price). Service from our waiter was good. The bread that came before dinner appeared to have been sliced from a small baguette too long before being served, as it was dried out. The compound butter that came along with the bread was nice.
I started with the grilled octopus, which was very good, but I would have liked more of the pickled mushrooms in place of the large amount of octopus. That was nice, but with only 2 small pieces of mushroom it was difficult to ration. My wife started with the Kabocha and burrata, which was good, but spa-portion-sized.
My entree, the Market Veggie Enchiladas, was delicious and just what I was looking for (an upscale Mexican dish). I don't remember what my wife had, and since a look at the online menu didn't spur any memories, it was probably one of the specials. I seem to recall it was good, but not great. Similarly, I can't remember if we had dessert. Take that as you may.
The experience at Workshop was good enough that if I'm ever back in Palm Springs, I would probably go back, but I would rather eat at a better restaurant in the Bay area.
Came here for Sunday brunch with my pare ...
Came here for Sunday brunch with my parents. At first we were kind of thrown off because it was somewhat empty (we had also arrived at 10:15am) but the ambiance was peaceful and pleasant. The food was delicious - tasteful and imaginative. Service was excellent! I would love to return to try their dinner menu!
The ambiance and the service shine at th ...
The ambiance and the service shine at this restaurant. We had dinner in the outdoor courtyard which is beautiful and tucked away from all the noise of the street. Our server was wonderful - I wish I remembered his name, but he was a tall fellow, maybe in his 40s, with a beard. He was very attentive, offered suggestions, and checked in at the right times. I'm pregnant and get worried about making sure stuff is "safe" to eat and ask a lot of questions. The server was incredibly understanding and patient and offered great suggestions. You go to some restaurants where the server doesn't even know what "pasteurized" is so I was very grateful.
The food was underwhelming. I had steak frites and they were very good, but not my favorite. My husband had a fish dish that was teeny tiny - more appetizer sized than entree - and it was just OK. We did love the appetizer we had. I think we may have enjoyed the food more if we had ordered from their tapas-style menu. We saw a lot of those dishes coming out and they looked interesting and delicious.
Kudos on the great service!
My husband, a friend and I had a wonderf ...
My husband, a friend and I had a wonderful dinner. The menu is creative, uses very fresh ingredients interestingly prepared, and has good variety. Our waiter did a great job. They have a very nice patio for outdoor dining with heaters that did the job. Inside it's noisier but fun with a communal table plus booths. I'd recommend this to anyone.
Always a wonderful evening...together wi ...
Always a wonderful evening...together with two good friends...all had a great time with perfect drinks and tasty food that is different and healthy!! A very special place for special times...we live in Palm Springs and enjoy Workshop Kitchen every time!!!
The meals were well below average and no ...
The meals were well below average and nowhere close to notable. The steak was like a brick, the duck clumsily presented and with overlooked brown mush as garnish. The salads were cafeteria like. Service was transactional. The restaurant is full of tourists - a bus pulled up with 30 to 40 people as we walked in. Very few locals, which in Palm Springs is very telling. Totally overrated, a poor value and not recommended at all. Go somewhere else - Copley's, So'Pa , Tropicale and others are head and shoulders above this joint.
My second time. The food is ALL exceptio ...
My second time. The food is ALL exceptional...among the best one could imagine. I'm a big eater so I felt the portions were a bit nouvelle for me, BUT the flavors are just too good to not go there. Our server (Jason) and service were both top notch.. I dislike eating in places where you ask a server about something on the menu and they're clueless. Jason was knowledgeable about ever dish...very informed and helpful.
Overall experience was mostly positive. ...
Overall experience was mostly positive. Brussels sprout starter and Red Fish entree portions were quite small. Plated red fish was attractive however given small piece of fish served added accompaniments would have been preferred. We ordered four cocktails and brought special wine for the dinner. The corkage($25) was expected but adding a separate 2.00 charge for tonic to go with the $12 gin and vodka cocktails may just keep me from coming back and spending over $300. The value proposition is certainly in question.
Made a last minute reservation for early ...
Made a last minute reservation for early on a rainy Monday night. The outside dining area looks like it would be great on a nice night and the indoors was cool and inviting. We were seated across from each other at the long communal table and we appreciated that the host was seating people as far apart as possible and then filling in as the restaurant got busier. We had plenty of room and were very comfortable. Cocktails were delicious and the waiter suggested a great choice when I wanted to switch to wine. Two of us shared four of the "smalls" and that was plenty. The lobster mac n'cheese was delicious with the flavor of the chunks of lobster coming through the cheese very nicely. Roasted Brussel sprouts with chorizo were perfectly cooked, tender but not mushy, and the duck sausage pizza of the day was delicious. I found the grilled octopus a bit too charred for my taste, but my husband really liked it. We split a slice of moist cornmeal almond cake for dessert and the night was complete. Will definitely be back the next time we are in Palm Springs.
Location and ambiance was outstanding. ...
Location and ambiance was outstanding. Food was great. However the service was slow. It took 15 minutes for the waiter to come over and say hi. The bread guy did a far better job. It was almost as if my table wasn't worth his time. Maybe this experience was overshadowed by the much greater service level I've been getting at the Ritz Carlton.
Don't waste your time or money at this m ...
Don't waste your time or money at this mediocre place masquerading as a James Beard award winner (they won for restaurant design, not the food). Three flat iron stakes that were so tough we asked for different steak knives to cut them. Soggy cold fries completed the dish...told the owner/chef Michael who just stared at me in disbelief...no comped drinks or dessert for the terrible entree and when the bill came nothing was taken off...because, we were told, we had eaten the steak (we didnt want to wait another 20 min for another entree to be made, sorry Michael, and we shouldn't have to). Our server Matt was kind and attentive...until we told him about the steaks...and he dissappeared for 20 min, only to reappear for our desert order... he told us he was just a server and could not hrlp us with our request...we then had to ask owner to remove the entrees..twice..which he finally did... an embarrassing sitatuon for everone...and without class. The entrees were good and the serice was on par until the entree fiasco...and then everything that was good just became a distant memory...save the aggravation and the money and skip this ridiculous place.
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