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“Very poor experience - High Price - Mediocre Food - Arrogant Hostess”
Review of Johannes

Johannes
Ranked #32 of 352 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 18 - US$ 45
Cuisines: Austrian, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Arenas
Transit: Located on Indian Canyon Drive close to the restaurant.
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Boring bread (not warm) with pesto schmear offered (very poor quality). Schnitzel (House Specialty) was decent ... but accompanied by capful of cucumber salad and uninspired fingerling potatoes. Total dish ... Mediocre.
Despite having reservations on Open Table .... we were arrogantly told the "real dining room" was totally reserved (months ahead!) ... and we would have to sit near the kitchen or outside in a very noisy/car fumes/mediocre home depot patio furniture setting.
First time ... and LAST TIME!! Wish we had left and went elsewhere .. the "Special Birthday Event" turned into a unforgettable negative misfortune.
IF you are going here anyway .... (I recommend NOT) ... but make absolutely sure they will give you a table in the dining room, and not the makeshift areas that have no ambiance, just noise and kitchen heat.
Only redeeming part was the actual female server was exceptionally nice and very professional.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

My friend had a Gulasch, me a Cordon Bleau, both with Spaetzle.
Both dishes were delicious. Especially the Spaetzle - wow!
Since I'm from the original Spaetzle Land in South West Germany I claim to be able to distinguish good from so so food;-)
Service was friendly, welcoming and competent. This is no snobbish place.

If you're looking for a hint how good food is in the triangle Germany- Switzerland - Austria.. Go and visit this place.

Highly recommend this restaurant!

1  Thank Fritz J
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

It is difficult to find really, really fine Bavarian food! Johannes approaches, but does not achieve that status. They try too hard. This is a smallish restaurant down town on Indian Canyon. Seating is cramped and noisy. Breads are fresh but coupled with a Parsley pesto (really?). Pumpkin ginger curry soup was to die for and likely the best item on the menu. Lamb chops were an ample portion, served medium rare, but with a barely edible sauce. The signature item, wiener schnitzel, was large, tender and buttery. Staff were more interested in up-selling than service. They just try too hard!

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Two of us had an excellent dinner at Johannes. We both ordered one of their signature schnitzel dishes. Besides being delicious, there was enough for dinner at home the following evening as well. We chose a very nice unfamiliar wine from their extensive list, went on-line afterwards and ordered a case of it. Server was cheery and attentive. I fault her only because she failed to give prices of the specials. Atmosphere was pleasant. I'll look forward to my next visit to Johannes.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Top Service and delicious food! The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and good vines. I loved the tuna avocado tartare...

Thank MyriJ
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