Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

The Kitchen

150 S. Indian Canyon Dr. (E. Tahquitz Canyon Wy.) Send to Phone
Hard Rock Hotel’s signature restaurant offering contemporary versions of comfort food classics.

Breakfast daily, Lunch & Dinner Thurs.-Sun.
Open late Sat.

* Click here for rating key

The Kitchen, Palm Springs, CA

The Kitchen Restaurant Review

: After the passing of celebrity chef Kerry Simon, Hard Rock Hotel rebranded the chef's namesake restaurant to The Kitchen. The result included a new chef and new hours, but a familiar tasting menu. Décor features an entire wall crafted from various wood moldings coupled with tables and booths, and a bar that runs nearly the entire length of the space. The dining experience is still about sharing, passing plates and nibbling this and devouring that. Standouts dishes include the deviled eggs crowned with a caviar cluster. Bacon jam presents a warm pot of spreadable bacon topped with baked Brie and paired with toasted baguette. Trout cake, complemented by mustard cream, is moist and flavorful. For dessert, we recommend the sweet potato pie served in a Mason-style jar. Choose from many wines, craft beer and a list of creative cocktails. Staff is accommodating.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.