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, 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
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experie ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Workbar. Great selection of fresh l, farmed produce,delicious meal, tasty cocktails and fantastic atmosphere. Lovely smiles from our server. Second time round and will definitely come back for more.
Our group (of 6) all raved about this di ...
Our group (of 6) all raved about this dinner! The food was amazing, 4 of us ordered a sea bass special that was excellent. Our server Nina was so personable and friendly, we loved her! Cocktails were great, wine was affordable, food was delicious, and dessert was the perfect end to the meal.
Brunch is great. Dinner was a disappoin ...
Brunch is great. Dinner was a disappointment for me only. I had the Texas red-fish. For $34 you get a small filet, a smear of corn "bisque" (more like a paste), two sun-dried tomatoes and two basil leaves.......that's it. The fish was good, but not $34 good. I could go to Ralph's or Stater Brothers for the same fish and prepare it on my grill just as good for 1/5 the price. Other's dinners were same in price but a lot more substantial. Also, I had made reservations for 7:30pm. Arrived at 7:30 and was told the table wasn't quite ready but to feel free to wait at the bar. We were escorted by a booth set up for 4 that was empty. After 30 minutes of standing, we were then escorted to that same booth. Not sure why we couldn't have been seated unless they though we'd push our way between people eating at the bar for a cocktail while waiting.
This was a special family get together w ...
This was a special family get together with a combination of foodies and people who really do not much enjoy eating out. Everyone, even the 'I don't like restaurants' person, agreed that the food was excellent and the cocktails equally good. The service was good but unobtrusive, and requests were fulfilled graciously.
Shockingly bad food. Salt is the main ch ...
Shockingly bad food. Salt is the main choice of seasoning. Prices are way out of line with flavor and size portion. $31.00 for a small piece of fish, TWO cherry tomatoes and two basil leaves. Laughable. They need to look at their menu, food cost, and kitchen manager. Great looking place, but it does not make up for the terrible food. Our waiter was very nice....
My fiance and I dined here over this pas ...
My fiance and I dined here over this past weekend. It was dead on a Thursday (summer in PS not surprising) and was easy to get a reservation via OpenTable. When we arrived, we learned that the chef changes his menu almost daily and what I had seen online was not what was available. The prices seemed pretty high. I believe the least expensive plate was the octopus appetizer.
My fiance and I ended up ordering one glass of sparkling rose ($11.00) and one glass of wine ($13.00) plus the special appetizer pizza ($21.00). We would have ordered dinner however each dinner plate was at least $22.00 and we're simply not in the market to each be ordering that expensive of plates. This meal for two could have easily been over $100.00 without dessert.
All in all, totally chic spot, could see how it could be super fun with a big group, could be very expensive but they have an amazing bar!
The food was okay but the prices were as ...
The food was okay but the prices were astronomical for average food. My main issue is the portion sizes... They served a quarter sirloin and charged over $30... They duck fat fries again, tiny portion. I was just underwhelmed after all the hype. Had much, much better food elsewhere.
Took a special friend for the evening... ...
Took a special friend for the evening...the three of us had a great time...LOVED our food and waiter (Diego) was most attentive and helpful!! We live in PS and enjoy Workshop Kitchen each time we visit...a wonderful place...
We hadn't been here for a few months bec ...
We hadn't been here for a few months because we we'd been trying a variety of newer local restaurants. After many mediocre and disappointing meals we returned to Workshop - and so glad we did! It's better than ever in every respect. Excellent and friendly service, great drinks and without a doubt the best food in town! Looking forward to returning ASAP!
Food was good however its a very overpri ...
Food was good however its a very overpriced restaurant. My husband and I have dined at many small plate style restaurants but the price fit the quantity AND quality. They did offer a good selection of custom cocktails. But still not worth a re-visit.
Way, and I mean way overpriced for the q ...
Way, and I mean way overpriced for the quality of the food. If you're going to charge premium prices, then you need to deliver on quality. Unfortunately this place doesn't. So what you get is overpriced and mediocre food that's not imaginative, not well flavored, not well cooked (over cooked) and in small quantities.
Our advice, there is far better.
This is one of the worst restaurants on ...
This is one of the worst restaurants on the planet. The food is terrible and the non-existent service is a joke. Someone needs to close this place down and replace it with a real restaurant. We asked for the check and left before our entrees arrived - the entire experience was intolerable.
We did get the last reservation of the n ...
We did get the last reservation of the night, 10:30pm. But doesn't justify them serving us so poorly, literally had to get up and walk to find someone and ask for the check they left us waiting for so long. The food was ok. Ambiance is amazing, very nice place but doesn't make up for the bad service.
The portions here are TINY. I realize th ...
The portions here are TINY. I realize they are called small plates but the beet salad we had filled up a quarter of the plate at most. The duckfat fries were mediocre. The mussels and flat iron steak were fairly good but nothing fantastic. I think we had one more item but it doesn't stand out. I'm disappointed because this restaurant came highly recommended by many. Would not go again.
The food was outstanding hats off to che ...
The food was outstanding hats off to chef and owner, Michael Beckman! How terribly unfortunate bartender and wait staff had less than inviting attitude, snooty would be a more accurate, making overall experience a big disappointment. We recently relocated to Palm Springs from NY. We dine out a lot in local surrounding NY area, in NYC, San Fran, and Sonoma. Some of our favorite restaurants in NY are Danny Meyers; Gramercy, Untitled (Michael Antony our favorite chef), Union Square Cafe, etc. I reference to Danny Meyers because he recognizes wait staff to be their number one asset. Quote from Wikipedia, "order to make his restaurants successful, Danny Meyer focused on customer satisfaction". Michael Beckman, Joseph Mourani and Candy Arreola need a page from Danny's playlist. One important note - front hostess was very personable and helpful.
I wanted to really like the place, but i ...
I wanted to really like the place, but it fell short on food and service. Although the Hostess was very friendly and immediately greeted us upon our entrance, our server was not very personable and appeared somewhat robotic. When I order a Cosmo with Mandarin / orange vodka, the server turned up his nose and told me that they ‘don't do’ flavored liquors. Instead of desert we ordered Chocolate Martini's and again, the server told us they ‘don't do’ Chocolate Martini's. The food presentation was excellent and the taste was pretty good, but you better order a few side dishes, because the quantity falls short and many of my guests left the restaurant still hungry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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