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Austrian, European, Contemporary
As featured in Best Food in Palm Springs
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196 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6604 (Arenas)
+1 760-778-0017
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Newport Beach
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Johannes is everything I want in an eating establishment. The staff is friendly and helpful and efficient. The food is hearty, well prepared and served in good portions. Often Austrian / German style food in America is heavy and a bit dull. Not here. The ingredients seem fresh and the dishes are well seasoned.

Thank Ryan1110
Monrovia, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Professional service, excellent food, good variety wine list and an even nicer beer list. Very good desserts. Highly recommend it.

Thank bugasm101
los angeles
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to this restaurant will certainly not be my last. Several friends had mentioned that this place was terrific but I had to see for myself. From the moment, we walked in and were warmly greeted by the host, I had a feeling that Johannes would be outstanding and it was! Our several course meal was delicious and... More 

Thank John H
Los Angeles CA
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Johannes about once per year for 15 years. Every single time we have had outstanding service and an outstanding meal. That's a hard record to beat, and this last time was no exception. Whatever their trick, they should bottle it and sell it, as they are one of the few places in Palm Springs that... More 

Thank Traveling_Professors
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so looking forward to our Xmas Eve 2016 dinner at Johannes. It was to be a pricey $79 prix-fixe menu, but we were assured that it would be "amazing." More like ghastly, The salmon was raw. The sauce on the duck was so spicy that it burnt my husband's tongue. My lamb chops were so tough and full... More 

Thank BandPBliss
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were deeply disappointed when we arrived at Johannes with our Open Table confirmation in hand and were told the restaurant wouldn't honor it since they didn't see it in their system and "Open Table makes lots of mistakes and you should have called ahead to confirm" so...even with a confirmation email and reservation number the hostess rudely said we... More 

Thank EasternTraveler1921
Genoa, Nevada
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was one my own one evening in Palm Springs and saw a poster in the window of Johannes--"Wiener Schnitzel dinner $16.00" I love schnitzel, so I went in. You have to sit in the bar area, but that was no biggie, and I had their schnitzel special and it was really good. Schnitzel cris on the outside, tender inside and... More 

Thank Jim M
San Luis Obispo, CA
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old-fashioned German restaurant that has tried to update their menu and has definitely updated their prices. Cramped, noisy, and overcrowded the food was so so including their signature dish - Schinzel. Called ahead for a reservation and told we would have to sit near the kitchen, upon arrival we held the door for a couple without reservations... More 

Thank NotBigBux
Palm Springs, California
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108 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

My date and I selected this restaurant because we wanted a place we could talk and enjoy good food. We were not disappointed. Our waiter, Danny, was attentive and observant to our needs and gave us an awesome dining experience. The fish was cooked to perfection. We will be back.

1 Thank BobR2012
Palm Springs, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The night we were there Johannes had a special soup (curried ginger carrot) and a special salad based around pear slices with cheese. My husband and I each had one of each special, and then we split the classic Wiener Schnitzel "Jager". All together it made a delicious dinner, just the right amount of food. And the "Sazarac" cocktail to... More 

1 Thank Sue C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Austrian, European, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6604
  • Public Transportation: Located on Indian Canyon Drive close to the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-778-0017

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