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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
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15:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 15:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were quite impressed with the food, both choices and quality, at Cork Tree. Our waiter was exceptional, very knowledgeable and friendly, nearly perfect in every way. Nice venue though it was fairly loud and bustling. Perhaps not the best spot for a romantic evening unless you can get a table out of the ay a bit. We would definitely... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent menu choices, food was wonderful and our server Natalie was great. Hope Chef Pelz will be here when we visit next year!

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After we left the tennis matches the other night, we wanted to share a drink and a late, light dinner with our friends and they suggested we visit Cork Tree. It proved to be the perfect choice as we selected a table in the bar to watch the last of the tennis action, share some time with our friends, and... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large restaurant with an open air terrace under the palm trees. Elegant service especially from the knowledgable female sommelier. Wines were well recommended and poured from the bottle at the table. For a restaurant with a reputation the food was somewhat mundane. Accommodation starters were run of the mill. The signature pork knuckle was over cooked and very dry... More 

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Gig Harbor
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always on our list to visit. Another good restaurant for fine dining and good service. We make this a two visit stop during our month in Palm Desert. Wear a jacket and be right at home, dress is not required, but the wait staff is well dressed. Good linens on the table with booths, tables and a well stocked bar.... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were celebrating an anniversary while in Palm Desert so of course we went to the Cork Tree. This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for many years and we always come here to celebrate something...even if we have to make up something to celebrate. It was a noisy crowd this evening, but noisy in a good way. Everyone... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are staying at the JW Marriott Palm Desert Resort this is a great place to eat. It has superb food and service and is walking distance from the hotel and is clearly better quality than any of the resort restaurants.

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Spruce Head, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular, reservations a must during the season. Even the bar fills up with the locals that know to come without a reservation! The pork shank was tender and juicy. Chicken tostadas were wonderful if you don't want anything filling. Always a favorite!

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favourite places in the desert where good food meets excellent service. My husband and I have been here a few years ago, but this is the first time we came with our 2 young kids and it is as good as we remembered it. Greg was our server, and made us feel right at home. We decided... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Higher end restaurant. The service was good as was our server, although a bit spacey. They have a great wine list and a. varied menu. We were sat in a booth that was a little tight but we managed. The food was good as well as the wine. Reservations would be a good idea.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Monday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 21:00
Thursday
15:00 - 21:00
Friday
15:00 - 22:00
Saturday
15:00 - 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
Description
Updated Al La Carte menu located on the Cork Tree website.

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