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 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
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.
Great setting in the courtyard. This was ...
Great setting in the courtyard. This was our first experience here. The food was marginal. The octopus was bitter, the bread generic, the portions small, the pork tough and over cooked and the fish was pretty good. We were disappointed and had high expectations. We split a small plate plus 2 entrees and one dessert, no alcohol - drank water - bill $125 with tip. Poor value! Service was great though as well as atmosphere.
The menu is very limited. They seriously ...
The menu is very limited. They seriously need to expand on their menu choices. The server was a little pushy on what "he" wanted us to order verses what we wanted to order. We have now eaten at this restaurant on two other occasions. Not sure we will come back for a forth visit.
The food and service were very good but ...
The food and service were very good but spending $38 for a plate of three small scallops left me less than satisfied as did the side of potatoes, carrots and mushrooms. A better alternative is Jakes. Their pasta special and shrimp tacos were delicious.
This was our first visit & we will be ba ...
This was our first visit & we will be back. Wonderful food with superb service . The decor modern - and when the restaurant filled lively & colorful. It was my husbands birthday & staff made just enough fuss to make it special! Thank you for that! Next time we will sit at the community table - fun!
The ambiance and service were great. The ...
The ambiance and service were great. The restaurant is beautiful. Unfortunately, the food was not special. Especially considering the price. The $45 truffle pasta was not very good and was WAY too salty (based on a consensus of 4 diners) and instead of comping the pasta, they only comped the small dessert we ordered. The other food was nothing special and was way overpriced. $14 for a half cup of roasted Brussel sprouts? Not impressed. We won't be going back unless the menu and food are drastically improved.
The noise level makes for a most dining ...
The noise level makes for a most dining experience. Staff rushed taking the order, removing the plates and worst of all encouraged one to order cocktails. We had just about finished our meal before ordering wine. The food relied on too much roasting, searing, etc items were near to burnt. Few local wine options so the 'farm to table' claim was a bit suspect. Never again.
Recommended by a friend and we were not ...
Recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. Great cocktails to start and the pacing was just right by our waiter. The grilled octopus was done perfectly and a great way to start our meals. Main courses were sized appropriately and the flavors were outstanding, Redfish and Scallops.
Finished by a nice chocolate ice cream and toffee and some good, but very strong, coffee.
A place not to miss when in Palm Springs.
Some of the pricing for example a $24 wo ...
Some of the pricing for example a $24 wood oven pizza was completely not worth it, and I have no problem paying this for a fab pizza but this one was mediocre at best....although it did have an excellent thin crust the over all impact was bland (arugula, prosciutto, pecorino with a light red sauce).
Pork chop for my entree was good but not great, I've had better for less $ at great places in NYC such as Mercer Kitchen in SoHo, unfortunately for the price $38 I expected it to be just as great.
I will give this place anther try because I live in Palm Springs most of the year but on the first visit I was disappointed.
All that being said......Service was excellent!
The wine list has been well curated. The ...
The wine list has been well curated. The food was well prepared with careful consideration for flavor and portion size. The renovation of the existing space is marries old and new perfectly for a restaurant of this size. A top pick for dining in Palm Springs.
This the 2nd time we've dined here - onc ...
This the 2nd time we've dined here - once last year and loved the hard edged decor, rustic deconstructed menu and well crafted cocktails.
This is a pricy restaurant for the type of menu served
We had gradavlax bruschetta and a beet salad as apps, pork chop and scallops as entrees
Sharing a bag of fries and flourless chocolate cake ice cream dessert + bottle of Pino - total + tip $225 A bit pricy for the type of food served - not exactly 5⭐️ - good wholesome rustic
The pork chop was of a decent size and tender - as were the scallops - sauce was a little too creamy for my palate - prefer good Sea food to taste undisguised - mallo addtion to the flourless cake didn't work for us an unnecessary element
My only gripe apart from the price - the server offered to add an extra scallop to my entree - should have known - nothing is free to day and was charged an extra $11!
The bar chefs mixed the best martini so far - was of Savoy standard
Yes would go again
The MD was a delight - our server who was new to the restaurant was a little ingratiating and may need to learn to step back and let the customer decide what they want to choose to eat
This place has always been a favorite, a ...
This place has always been a favorite, and when we came for our anniversary dinner they didn't disappoint. Amazing service (attentive but not intrusive) and delicious food. It made for an amazing evening. Thanks!
Great food, though unfortunately right a ...
Great food, though unfortunately right after greeting us our waiter firmly suggested the most expensive French wine on the menu, then when we selected an alternative wine they were 'out of it' so he quickly brought along another super expensive bottle of wine in its place! Needless to say this felt rather uncomfortable and again we chose another medium priced bottle. Everything else, particularly the food, was good.
It was so fabulous the first time, this ...
It was so fabulous the first time, this was my second time. Another night of fabulous food, wine and conversation with the bartender and staff. Highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. Best restaurant in Palm Springs, hands down.
Matt was our waiter and he was excellent ...
Matt was our waiter and he was excellent. I went for a bachelorette and it was perfect for our special occasion. The restaurant really lends itself to whatever you're looking for. The experience would have been perfect for whatever you are looking for, not just a special occasion.
This was our third experience at Worksho ...
This was our third experience at Workshop, and once again we were very pleased! Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and very attentive without being intrusive. The cocktails were inventive and tasty only to be surpassed by the beautiful presentation of the oh so delicious food. Looking forward to our next visit to Workshop + Bar!
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.
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