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JWB Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA

JWB Restaurant

4.1
4.1
30 Reviews
$30 and under
American
JWB Grill serves timeless cuisine with a contemporary twist, all served in an atmosphere that stays on the laid-back side of luxury. From local Palm Springs favorites to fine-dining favorites to coastal cravings, if you want it, chances are it’s on the menu. Satisfying, locally sourced, and globally influenced dishes bring to mind all your favorite international getaways. And of course, if you’re looking for a classic cheeseburger, all you need to do is ask. Find a seat inside or enjoy outdoor seating options.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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What 30 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

Noise • Moderate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Kid Friendly

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Outdoor Dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Kid Friendly

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. HJ

    HenanJ

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was happy to find a place for an evening meal with the family. They had a kids menu and lots of fare for us adults The steak 🥩 with chimichurri was my favorite
  2. n

    nyaw

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Water tasted extremely bad steak on the fatty side otherwise good!
  3. RP

    ReannaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Calamari was over cooked tacos were good but Parmesan garlic fries were raw garlic on fries. Soda machine was broken so sprite tasted like dirt and Diet Coke was flat. Fish tacos were worth having though
  4. MP

    MelissaP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent! Staff exceptional. Great dining experience!
  5. XC

    XavierC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our time and thank you for good service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    All pretty average and the staff did all they could but short staffing clearly a problem. Younger people having a lot of fun. Was very loud. Felt more like a high school cafeteria
  7. RW

    RickW

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was very good as was our server. Unfortunately the dining room/bar area is more conducive to casual dining and dress (tank tops and shorts). My wife and I were definitely overdressed. Even worse is that the room is not designed to absorb sound so it was very, very loud. Perfect if you just came in from the pool.
  8. MG

    MattG

    Palm Springs

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Restaurant week menu. Food delicious: beet salad with goat cheese, burratta tomato salad, duck breast, short ribs and vanilla and date ice cream. Service very efficient and friendly with SHANE. We dined inside but the temp of the dining room became warm, 82, notified hostess. Management notified but too late. No response. A bit unpleasant ending to an otherwise enjoyable evening.
  9. JF

    JodieF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    We made reservations for 5:00 not knowing they open at 5, we arrived 10 minutes early and were sent away, arrived at 5 and sat immediately. Server was very nice. Food was cold and very salty ( like I like salt, and this was wayyyyy too much) when it arrived. Normally don’t send back food, but for a $30 steak we requested a new one. They literally put zero seasonings on it, so it was just as bad as the first one. Not a great dining experience or environment and since there’s MANY other places to dine in Palm Springs I’d highly recommend trying one of them.
  10. DD

    DDianeM

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was the menu for Restaurant Week that drew us in and we were not disappointed. We chose to sit outside, which is between the cafe and the pool area. There were a number of tables that were celebrating an upcoming wedding (girl's night) and some couples just enjoying the ambiance of a garden area. There was a duo playing guitars and singing. (hence my comment about noise) The two were very good and enjoyable. Applause came easy, and you could still hear conversation at your own table. My husband had the Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata Salad (with sea salt & basil), while I started with the Cucumber Gazpacho (cucumber, pine nuts, truffle oil). It was one of the smoothest cold soups I have had. I loved it. Our second course was the Cabernet Braised Short Ribs (creamy polenta, heirloom carrots, & Bordelaise). The meat just melted in the mouth and just broke apart with the fork, no need for a knife here. Dinner was a chocolate flourless cake (raspberries, whipped cream). This intrigued me. I knew something like this was popular during the war but just couldn't imagine it or think it would taste good. It was delicious and I would imagine so much more healthy for you. We had a good night and loved the ambiance. It was a good night out. Also the servers were always around checking on you with a smile making sure you had everything you needed even if not requested. The nice thing was all the servers seemed happy to be there.
  11. CL

    ChadLJ

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    great ambiance, service is great, food is okay , I would come back and try other meals.
  12. KA

    KAMA

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Limited menu. Had 2 apps and 2 enter salads. One salad was good. All the rest of the food was meh. We didn’t finish any of the items. Had drinks-each weew good. Giant bill for mediocre food. Waitress was a weirdo.
  13. TN

    TammyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maybe as the restaurant inside fills up, the music could be turned down, so conversation can take place.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, nice ambiance. Highly recommend.
  15. AC

    AlanC

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Relaxing environment, attentive service and large portions, especially the salads (my wife and I could have split one). The chicken breast with the mole was tender and not over cooked. The casual atmosphere and openness of the room added to the enjoyment.
  16. M

    Matt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Salad had pre-soaked avocado, heirloom tomatoes had roots attached and cold re-heated chicken. Music was good and hostess/server were very nice.
  17. KH

    KarenH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Mothers Day Buffet and the food was delicious. Over the top good! Seafood was so good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch was one of the best our family has ever had, from the food to the live music to the complimentary flower bouquet stations for moms to make. Everything made the day feel extra special. Definitely will be back and would recommend to others!
  19. w

    walterz

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Mother’s Day brunch was outside and it was a little windy. Service was very good, but seafood wasn’t fresh, but other items were good.
  20. CB

    CaseyB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good. Service was attentive. They had a musician playing 90s acoustic grunge. While it is one of my favorite genres, was odd for Jimmy Buffett’s signature restaurant at his MARGARITAVILLE resort. That said, he nailed the genre.
  21. P

    Plinnemann

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very average. The food wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t good either. The wait staff was nice!
  22. TL

    ToddL

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    In our party of three one dish was properly prepared. The most problematic was one plate where the chicken was still raw in the middle and the Brussel Sprounts tough from not being cooked. The second plate was a salad with added chicken where the chicken was dry and blan. The third dish of chicken mole was good and perfectly prepared. All three of us had cocktails that were great.
  23. e

    elyse

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pretty atmosphere to enjoy a meal. I would go back again!
  24. F

    Fateoptional

    Los Angeles

    182 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    This is the pool restaurant at Margaritaville... and no matter how hard they try it will only be that. It's bar/grille food, and some attempts to elevate it work, others don't. Within earshot are screaming kids, etc. The prices are a bit too high for the quality of food and drink. It's not terrible, but don't confuse it with an upper end restaurant.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Hard to find. Hard to park. Took a long time to get seated as the host was “delivering food” or something. Overall was ok, but not the dinning experience we were wanting. More like a hotel coffee shop.
  26. T

    Tiffany

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Blue crab dip was definitely crabby and cheesy. It had a distinct blue crab taste. The bread served with it was extremely crunchy and a little too hard to bite into. Steak fritas was amazing, and the red chimichurri was different in a good way similar to carne asada marinade, spaghetti w lobster was okay. The lobster wasn't trimmed well and sauce was more scampi than anything. Not the best. Had lava cake and key lime pie for dessert and it was delicious. The service was painfully slow, and I wished we had been asked if we wanted the warmer section as we heard other guests asked as they were seated. It was very cold although we were inside next to the bar. We were even asked to move booths immediately after sitting and being handed menus. Not so professional. Overall, a mediocre place but probably not one to go back to due to the lack of professionalism and urgency. It was easily a 2hr dinner that should have been an hour. We were the first ones in the restaurant intentionally to get in and out and so many other parties came and went before us. There was only 2 of us Not my fave.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to try JWB, cause it’s so close to our house and I’m glad we did. We had two small kids with us and kids menu was great. The servers were super kind and patient with us, cause the kids kept wanting to get up and walk around the pool (4 years and 2 years). Each person in our party had something different to eat, and we all shared bites. Everything was delicious. We will definitely be returning.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Was mediocre JBW grill it was not, that is closed at least yesterday. Service was really slow...had a burger and was good. Cocktails were good but slow.was not very busy. Ambiance was nice. My biggest problem was that I made the reservation with a birthday request was not recognized and was not going to make it a big deal...If your going to make requests apart of a reservation...do it!
  29. SS

    ShelbyS

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    After seeing The JBW Restaurant listed I thought I would try it out. First, on the listing it doesn’t state the restaurant is located in the Margaritaville Hotel. Not a big deal but I’m not usually a fan of most hotel restaurants. But it was “Modernism Week” and most independent restaurants were booked solid. Second, when I tried to call the number on the Open Table listing was incorrect. Ok, once I figured out where it was (I needed a drink). It was a chilly night and most Palm Springs restaurants with patios have really good heaters. This one did not. They seemed to be too high on the exterior wall to be of any use. They graciously moved me indoors to a side dining room. I felt like I was in a fishbowl. The lighting in that space was so dim I couldn’t read the menu without the use of my phone. Seriously. The tables were ok but the chairs looked like something used at a banquet hall. I ordered the tomato tartare and as far as I could tell in the dim light it was prepared correctly. It tasted good. Next up was a burger and garlic Parmesan fries. I asked for well done. I couldn’t tell if it was or wasn’t. It was tasty but I would almost have preferred an In n Out burger. The server was delightful but understood the difficulties I had and offered me a dessert. I had them package it to go I was just I chose the Key Lime Custard. It was adequate the next morning. I don’t think having it the same evening would have made a difference.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    , I think they were short- Staffed, our appetizers took a long time ,Amber our waitress did her best according to the situation , Management was absent that night,my wife and I were a resort guest and we were expecting a better Dining experience .Thank you Amber you were great.

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JWB Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for JWB Restaurant

1600 N Indian Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262-4602

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Martimo Whitter

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

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