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Cork Tree California Cuisine

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74950 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948 (Cook Street)
+1 760-779-0123
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas, United States
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of good places around here. But Cork Tree is better. A wide-enough selection with something for everyone. Salads in two sizes, three soups, four or more daily specials. Our party of four ate every bite of every course. Delicious. Attentive but not intrusive service. Reasonable corkage fee. Classic steak house ambience. A pleasant place with a relaxed pace. Enjoy!

Thank Kirk W
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sat on the patio for dinner. Wonderful ambience food and service. We both really enjoyed our entrees but my favorite was the banana split dessert. Definitely will come here again on future visits to Palm Desert.

Thank indecisivetravler
Chesterfield, Missouri
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a later dinner with coworkers. The menu has some interesting choices with a mix of seafood and meat dishes. The portion sizes were big enough but didn't leave us feeling stuffed. The lamb chops were like buttuh. Our waiter cheerfully accommodated our requests. They had run out a couple things we wanted but showed the flexibility to... More 

Thank edworms
Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome. The food is great the staff did a remarkable job. I had clients and a fairly large party. The menu and wine list is superb and i cannot recommend this place enough. You can use this for business or for a special occasion Well done I will definitely come here again

Thank Bill H
Barrie, Canada
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434 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This meal was a hit with everyone at our table of four. The starter salads we chose were fresh and the Brussels sprout salad special with bacon wrapped dates was amazing. All the servings were generous - the rack of lamb, scallops, breast of duck and pork hock was enjoyed until the last bite. Service was attentive and professional and... More 

Thank Peytonsage
Berlin, Germany
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, great wine selection and absolutely gorgeous service. Loved the blackened tuna appetizer. The duck breast as entree was really really perfect. Go there, when in town!

Thank chribo28
new england
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband I had visited this restaurant a few years ago and as it is near where we are staying, we decided to try it again. I had the short ribs and my husband had the duck. The short ribs were fork tender and so delicious. My husband enjoyed his lamb also. We find this restaurant's staff so praise worthy... More 

Thank abkovacs
Los Angeles, CA
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gotta hand it to Chef Jamie and the staff. New Years dinner was wonderful - Great atmosphere, Ashley took great care of us and the staff was attentive, pleasant (after all, they were working New Years' Eve) and all smiles. At only 99 bucks a plate, we were served Squash soup and crab cakes to begin. My date had the... More 

Thank matthew b
San Diego, California
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined here during Christmas weekend 2016. Had not been before, but Trip Advisor reviews were encouraging. If anything, they underrated the Cork Tree. It was excellent. The atmosphere is very pleasant, the service prompt, friendly and attentive, and the food excellent. The wine list had some good selections quite reasonably priced. We've tried a good many restaurants in the... More 

Thank Taylor K
Glenview, Illinois
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I returned to this place to give it a second chance. I wanted to like it. I like their menu and the atmosphere is really nice. The staff is very nice, too. I just can't get there with the food. I ordered wild mushroom ravioli and a veal chop, which was served with ravioli. Maybe the waitress... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74950 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-1948
    (Cook Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-779-0123
Updated Al La Carte menu located on the Cork Tree website.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?