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Johannes Restaurant

Map196 S Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Award Winning Austrian Cuisine with a Global Twist

By Kathleen M. Bennett

Known as the "Eclectic Chef," Chef Johannes Bacher invites guests to experience award-winning, innovative Austrian cuisine with a global twist at Johannes in Palm Springs. “My many years of experience traveling the world have contributed to the vision for my restaurant,” explains chef Bacher, whose dishes are subtle, creative, and exciting while at the same time showcase his Austrian roots.

Guests of Johannes will delight in chef Bacher’s eclectic and delicious menu selections from the signature Wiener Schnitzel, to the Australian grass-fed beef tenderloin, organic sear-roasted Shetland Island salmon, roasted half-duck breast, New Zealand grass-fed young lamb rack, seared U10 Maine scallops, cheese Spaetzein, and wild mushroom soup. Chef Bacher uses only zero transfat oils in his tantalizingly fresh Authentic Austrian made to order specialty dishes that are available daily and based on season availability and market price. “If you don’t see your favorite on the menu, ask me to create it for you,” the chef implores.

To enhance the evening’s culinary experience, pair your menu selection with one of Johannes’ signature contemporary cocktails, or fresh housemade Sangrias. The restaurant features a full bar, martini menu, and aperitifs and the extensive wine list offers both European and American selections.

Johannes is available for groups, private dining and special events, held either indoors or on the lovely patio area, perfect for the balmy desert nights with views of the spectacular mountains. Open for dinner nightly at 5 p.m. Reservations are recommended either through Open Table or by calling the restaurant directly. Whatever you choose, your experience at Johannes will be one of the best in Palm Springs! “Eat Well, Live Well.”

Chef Johannes Bacher has the distinction of being honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America. Additional acclaims include Bon Appétit, Wine Spectator, Travel & Leisure, Elle magazine, Open Table, Zagat, the New York Times, LA Times, Condé Nast UK, and Vogue Netherlands. Johannes was voted 2013 Best Continental Restaurant and 2012 Best Romantic Dining by Palm Springs Life Readers.

Johannes Restaurant
196 S. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Additional Information

Price Range: $$
Great Restaurants: 2013

Quick Facts


• Hot wild mushroom soup
• Cheese Spaetzein
• Organic house salad
• Endive and endive salad
• Grilled stuffed organic quail
• Smoked Idaho steelhead trout
• Escargots
• Ahi tuna and avocado tartare

• Wiener Schnitzel (veal, pork loin or organic chicken)
• Sear-Roasted Organic Shetland Island Salmon
• Australian grass-fed beef tenderloin steak
• Chopped “Jager” Kobe beef steak
• Roasted half-duck breast
• New Zealand grass-fed young lamb rack
• Japanese spice crusted seared rare ahi
• Seared U10 Maine scallops
• Thai Curries (shrimp, chicken, or vegetables)

• Apple strudel (“The Best Ever”)
• Tahitian vanilla crème brûlée
• Warm chocolate cake
• House-made ice cream or sorbets
• Dessert Sampler (Sampling of three)
• Banana pineapple bread pudding (Bread pudding changes seasonally)
• Orange Cinnamon Chipotle chocolate mousse


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• Sake To Me Martini
• Classic Daiquiri
• House-made Sangria, White or Red

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