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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 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our yearly visit. No waiting for our reservation when we arrived. However, the group at the next table was loudly discussing politics. We said something to our server, and immediately a manager came over and offered us substitute locations and we moved. The menu was nearly unchanged from last year so after some small talk with our server we each... More 

Thank NormG1
Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from Palm Desert and far and wide the best restaurant was Cork Tree. Never visited this restaurant in the past but it is a must return for any visit. We had a party of six and were given a small room which suited us perfectly. Everyone in the group just raved about their choice of food.

Thank Claudia F
Rancho Mirage, California
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149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful restaurant for mid-level to fine dining in this area. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel welcomed and the staff is super attentive to every guest. Food preparation was exceptional, the price reasonable and far more than we expected in quality. This will be become one of our "go to" fine dining establishments. Having... More 

Thank Ed W
Seattle, Washington
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204 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have eaten at the Cork Tree Restaurant before and their warm welcome and delicious food always bring us back. We went there last night with four friends and were indulged with a private dining room. The food was superb - each of the six of us thought our meal deserved high praise. Collectively, for starters, we sampled the mini... More 

Thank Terry H
Las Rozas, Spain
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant an igloo lettuce plate, the premium steak, the signature pork meat, and the apple pie (similar to apple strudel). Everything was very average. The meat was tender but the taste and preparation was not remarkable, nothing that would make us to come again. You can find similar plates in many places, sometimes at lower prices.... More 

Thank Jesusizdo
Farnham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal at the Cork Tree restaurant in Palm Desert. We were excellently looked after by Carol D and her Trainee Assistant Joanne. The food and wine was of an excellent quality, and the ambience in the restaurant was good. We had a starter of Coconut-fried Shrimps in an Orange Marmalade and Horseradish Sauce followed by Californian... More 

Thank Tigertim53
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is amazing. The food was also amazing. My wife had scallops and I had pork and we both were beyond pleased. This is a place you must eat at if you are in town. Not to mention it is across the street for the JW Marriott. So it's very convenient. We will be back for sure.

Thank Jhobackatl
Palm Desert, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time was the best, great short ribs. Second visit, not so good. Short ribs were not hot all the way through. I was uncomfortable to send them back as I did not want to ruin the atmosphere at the table.

Thank Penny B
Kelowna, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate a special occasion and without a reservation. We were promptly seated out on the patio which is very nice and private. Our server was excellent, and detailed the specials for us. We chose their soup tasters flight for an appetizer and loved the quality of the fresh made soups. Very impressive. My husband ordered the... More 

Thank 1260JJ
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every trip to Palm Springs must include a shopping day on El Paseo! Fun to go with friends if you're browsing but serious shoppers... go it alone then meet for dinner. To be honest I usually have to go back a second time before leaving the city.

Thank deblogel

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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
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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

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