About Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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.
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 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 dining experience in the historic El Paseo Building.
Workshop Kitchen + Bar Ratings and Reviews
The food was excellent. Each dish had cr ...
The food was excellent. Each dish had creatively paired flavors and was plated beautifully. I had the little gem Caesar salad. It was really good but my husband thought it had too much dressing on it. Also had the romanesco dish. I think that was the best thing we had. I had the black cod for my main and although it was delicious, it was quite a small amount of food. The apple tartine dessert was perfect. Overall everything tasted really good and looked great on the plate but it was really expensive and I was still hungry when I left.
Very disappointing, from the ridiculousl ...
Very disappointing, from the ridiculously small portions, to the snails pace of the service, to the mundane quality of all the dishes, capped off with some of the highest prices I've ever paid anywhere in the world for a dinner....my recommendation is to avoid this place, I certainly will.
Expected a booth with my reservation and ...
Expected a booth with my reservation and while initially disappointed that our party was seated at the communal table, it was actually the place to be. The booths are carved out cubbies and intimate but a bit shut off from the restaurant activity which made our seating much more interactive and interesting. We experimented with some signature cocktails, one with tequila, smoky mescal, ginger and ruby grapefruit that packed a punch! Great flavors but had to sip it slowly. He ordered roasted carrots as an appetizer to share and they were truly sublime. They didn't look very pretty but tasted fantastic with a unique garlic paste sauce that didn't taste garlicky at all it tasted more like plum. My husband ordered the soup which was a cream of celery root with truffle and an apple couli with pumpkin and caraway seeds. Velvet! We all four got spoons and devoured it. The entrées were very good but didn't score as high as previous plates. Of the two burgers that were ordered, one came as requested, the other came the same way although it was far from the requested temperature. My hanger steak was perfectly cooked although the accompanying puree (salsify & cheese) which I had requested not to have cheese, didn't appear at all. When I asked why it did not come on the plate, I was told that they could not accommodate my request even though that same purée was available with another entrée. They did bring me the sauce that came with the steak entrée however it was extremely cheesy (server described the cheese as "stinky cheese") and it did not taste good. Along with the steak came three very skinny little roasted carrots which we had already ordered in the appetizer. We were left with the feeling that the chef does not appreciate requests from the patrons regarding any substitutions. A touch of arrogance perhaps? Regardless, I would definitely go back because overall the food was excellent and there is a real scene going on here!
The food and ambiance is fabulous. Love ...
The food and ambiance is fabulous. Love returning here often, but that nigh The Waiter was odd. No sense of humor. Too rigid. Unfriendly. Too task oriented. Made us feel uncomfortable. Hoping never to get him again...
Smashing space,Claudia a very personable ...
Smashing space,Claudia a very personable server-
food too twee ( verging on tweezer) lacking in portion size and meh flavored despite vetted ingredients - prices high--( bread for $7.00 additional - really?)
We just left LA and often dine in NYC- this just does not live up to the hype
I brougt 6 people, including 4 out of to ...
I brougt 6 people, including 4 out of town visitors (one chef/restaurant owner) for what I hoped would be a shared evening of small plates. But after 4 tries, we realized we couldn't make a dinner out of roasted brussel sprouts and carrots and other insubstantial offerings. So we ordered entrees. They were good but not outstanding and the selection was precious to our taste. The bill, with two bottles of $50/ white wine, was $503.00. We all though the price point is outrageous - Le Valaurain prices with less interesting selection and taste. None of us will return.
Workshop is our local go to restaurant. ...
Workshop is our local go to restaurant. Love it...love the staff...love the food..love the fact that we can have small plates and great wine......atmosphere is warm and engaging..an air of sophistication...dress up..dress down....dress Palm Springs.....be whatever...just comfy with flair.
Pretension is the name of the game here. ...
Pretension is the name of the game here. We were put at the community table and told we couldn't be accommodated anywhere else. Did they really try? Was it the waiter's first day? He lingered expectantly as we perused the menu until we suggested he might come back. We ordered glasses of wine--forget short pour-- this was a thimbleful. A polite complaint about the table and the pour got us an invitation to maybe pay our bill and just leave. Shaved Brussel sprouts -- meh. Roasted caramelized carrots (maybe burned better describes it?) Main course: Flat Iron steak, good. Fries in duck fat--other than the name, nothing special, even soggy. Three (not 4!) scallops for $38. Requested without the pork jowl got us an overly salted dish. Bottom line: a little customer service would have gone a long way, and an expensive meal with too many shortcomings.
It was the perfect way to start off 2017 ...
It was the perfect way to start off 2017! The crab eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, and pancakes with blueberry sauce were all delicious. Go with friends and share. Mimosas and espresso drink were perfect. The service was exceptional. The only down side was the fries. We were excited as they are cooked in duck fat, like in Belgium, but disappointed that the fries were greasy and flopped over if held on end. Not crispy.
We feel very ambivalent about Workshop. ...
We feel very ambivalent about Workshop. This was our fourth time dining there over the past five years, and unfortunately each time it seems to aspire more to be a Los Angeles "scene" kind of place and less of a service- and food-oriented restaurant. Their prices are too high for what they serve you, the wine list is generally quite overpriced (and always has been), and the service this time was very strange. We had a server who had a sort of "bro-waiter" shtick that involved many pats on the shoulder and yells of "hey, isn't that good?" as we were eating. But the kicker this time was the food: the octupus salad is good; the other salad we ordered came as a half order, as if someone forgot to put the rest of the salad on the plate. The mains (the truffle pasta and the diver scallops) were both terribly over-salted and over-buttered. They were just overwhelming in terms of salt-fat content. So we have decided that, for the price, there are many other places you can go in Palm Springs to have a better quality meal and a better experience. It's too bad: if Workshop would just do what it used to do well (that is, prepare good food and deliver it with solid service), we would go back. But we live in the L.A. area and don't need to replicate Los Angeles high prices and bad service when on vacation.
We really enjoyed the atmosphere and dec ...
We really enjoyed the atmosphere and decor of this unusual place. We had a booth which is better than the communal seating. There are other tables in the patio. The food was very tasty and rich. We chose to share many small plates. Liked the foie gras, carpaccio, octopus, roasted brussels sprouts. I would pass on the pizza and broccoli dish. Cocktails are inventive.
The food was very good. The standouts i ...
The food was very good. The standouts included the octopus and the foie gras.
We asked that the food be spaced out - since we ordered 10 plates. Unfortunately, we had to wait a half an hour between courses. When we asked for a manager, our waiter ignored our request and instead we were provided the opportunity for free desserts which we rejected. No apologies for the tardiness of service.
As a result, disappointed and will not return.
Made reservations three weeks in advance ...
Made reservations three weeks in advance for a party of four for Christmas night. Looked over menu listed online for the date of reservation only to find the menu changed when we arrived. Multiple menu items were dropped, while others were significantly increased in price. Felt like being gouged, and if you've looked over other reviews, you get the sense that the prices are already quite high for the quality, portion size, and setting. That having been said, the server was exceptional!
We had heard wonderful things about Work ...
We had heard wonderful things about Workshop Kitchen and Bar, so we decided to give it a try for Christmas Day dinner. Every course was perfect! The shaved brussels sprouts with persimmon and pomegranate seeds was delicious, the carpaccio was super tasty, the scallops were done perfectly, the rye and ginger creme brûlée was to die for, and I could have had a few more glasses of that eggnog. And our waiter was very helpful with a good sense of humor, but never pushy or overbearing. We would repeat this dining experience in a heartbeat!
Very disappointed, we spent our Xmas Eve ...
Very disappointed, we spent our Xmas Eve diner , reserved 5 days ado in a cold breezy alley way.
No decor, the only positive was that there was no noise!
Our reservation was at 8pm, 2 courses later , barely 9pm , the staff started removing tables and chairs around us, making us and the other 2 couples dining very unwelcome.
Certainly not worth the $175 we just left.
This was our first meal in town , hopefully the next 5 will be better.
We enjoyed the most amazing dinner exper ...
We enjoyed the most amazing dinner experience on our anniversary. The food was outstanding and our server Nina was tremendous. Nina walked us through the menu offerings and was attentive all evening. We will definitely return in the near future as there are many other items on the menu we want to try. Thanks for an amazing anniversary dinner.
Bees Knees was a delicious cocktail, not ...
Bees Knees was a delicious cocktail, not too sweet. Very helpful server. Delicious food. The romanesco small plate was crazy delicious as well as everything else we ordered. Love the concrete work in the décor. Not cheap but worth it for a splurge.
Hello. The food was fine but not when co ...
Hello. The food was fine but not when compared to the price. I have paid less and had much better food! The duck was undercooked... like raw, and it was not crispy so not a great flavour or texture. The chef needs to focus on improving the food. The dessert was not good either and should have been perfect. The peanut butter ice cream was not creamy and too icy and the chocolate terrine was good but I have had better elsewhere. Save your money and dine elsewhere!
The food, cocktails and service were ama ...
The food, cocktails and service were amazing and I highly recommend it (we will definitely be back!). It was freezing though- we kept our jackets and scarves on inside the whole time! The temperature would be heavenly in summer but definitely rug up warm in winter!
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