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John Henry's

1785 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7101
+1 760-327-7667
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1785 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7101
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

A most intimate Palm Springs restaurant with a charming terrace dining area. An 'in 'spot for locals, the food and drinks are superb. The service is flawless. Don't miss the deserts or salads- to die for. NB: closes in summer and reopens in September.

Thank Docdirgni
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Your challenge here is finding JohnHenry's. It's tucked away, far from the crowds, with the smallest most discreet signage. But well worth the effort. Most seating is outside on a tree covered patio. The staff is friendly, warm, and engaging. You will immediately feel welcome....More

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We have been going to and recommending John Henry's for years. Before leaving the desert for the summer looked forward to the best crispy duck in the valley.The normally fabulous duck was served and it was obvious that it had been reheated, possibly cooked the...More

Thank cflipper
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We ate here on our last day in Palm Springs. People were waiting to get in - tables outside were packed - and we didn't have reservations. But the staff at John Henry's welcomed us and found a spot for us. The service was friendly...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The drinks are good sized as are the meals. Prosciutto wrapped shrimp were excellent. My husband liked the mixed sausages. Veal scallopini was popular as was the osso buca. Great outdoor dining. Make a reservation.

Thank lesliebauman
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. Great food, great drinks, and great service. You may eat in doors or out, definitely eat outside on the very private patio. Parking is very limited. Reservations required. Finding the place a bit of a challenge...More

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is a hidden gem except among the locals. The food is always good and substantial for the money. It is a small local place with a lovely patio for dining. The service is good and the food always well prepared and tasty from the...More

Thank RaePalmSprings
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Off the strip of downtown. Food and atmosphere were great. Such a friendly place, everyone was terrific!

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We had a reservation for 7:30 and were finally seated at 8. The waiting area is an old table and some chairs next to the alley. They said they would come our for a drink order but never did.The tables are so crammed together that...More

Thank RicT137
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Came here for an early dinner as needed to get to bed early and head to Joshua Tree the next morning. However, the restaurant that bills itself as the best kept secret in Palm Springs is anything but that (except to tourists like myself perhaps)....More

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Response from Mary N | Reviewed this property |
Please call It is the first summer for the owner and he has only made it greater than it was before!
14 November 2016|
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Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
it would be difficult to notice a major change
7 February 2016|
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Response from Rudyjp11 | Reviewed this property |
They absolutely will separate checks, make it easy and tell them first..they don't use computers so it will be super time consuming if you wait to let them know
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1785 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-7101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-327-7667
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