Restaurants have a certain universal soundtrack with the clinking of glasses, the dulled murmur of shared conversation, the sizzling of open flame. At Jake’s in Palm Springs, co-owner Bruce Bloch’s favorite sound is something else entirely: laughter. The vibe at Jake’s is hip and casual, like a dinner party at an old friend’s house. Here you can enjoy casual American bistro fare and playful takes on classic cocktails, dining under the crystal clear desert skies in the charming courtyard or huddled close with your special someone for a quiet, intimate dinner in the dining room. With a full menu of gourmet comfort foods, an extensive wine list of regional and international favorites, and a bevy of bartenders waiting to wow you with their expertise, you’ll quickly see why Jake’s is one of the top dining choices in all of Palm Springs.
The Food at Jake’s Palm Springs
Open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, Jake’s Palm Springs CA unassuming façade gives way to a contemporary and intimate dining room surrounding a quaint courtyard complete with a softly babbling fountain. Misters keep the patio cool during the day, while heaters keep you cozy in the cool evenings. The chef’s at Jake’s have won back to back Diner’s Choice awards for a reason: they know how to take the everyday and make it extraordinary. Their menu is a tour de force of Americana with global accents, ranging from “Main Street USA” classic comfort foods like pork chops, rack of lamb, and steak au poivre to Italian classics like chicken marsala, rigatoni, and cioppino. More exotic fare like seafood pad thai is another favorite, with spicy tomato sauce and perfectly fried noodles. Starter salads are heaped high with fresh, local produce, and the seafood appetizers are so fresh you’ll swear some trickery is afoot in this desert oasis.
Living for the Weekend
Quickly become an American classic of its own, brunch is king at Jake’s. Entire menus are devoted to “The Mary’s”, “The Sparklers”, and “The Ritas”, with delicious offerings like a Mali-Mosa (Malibu rum, OJ, champagne) and the BLT Mary (yes, that’s bacon-infused vodka you’re tasting). Classic brunch foods are turned on their head, and you will thank Jake’s for it. Try the Croque Benedict, a battered ham and cheese sandwich topped with poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce, or opt for a breakfast pizza or one of their delicious egg scrambles. Brunch at Jake’s is the perfect way to start the day – or end last night.
Long on food and flavor and short on pretense, Jake’s Palm Springs CA is quite simply one of the best dining options in Palm Springs. Stop by during restaurant week, during one of their many fundraisers, or to simply try their 3-course dinner offerings any night of the week. As they so elegantly say, you’re bound to “come for a visit, come back as a friend.”