In the Media

Dear Guest,

My Team and I would like to thank you for your support since we opened in 1999, and are proud to share with you a few of the many recognition we received from the local and national press.

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“ The bravos echo across the Coachella Valley for perfectly executed “ Pan – Asian – Austrian Cuisine “ and excellent wine selection at this great minimalist find in Palm Springs. “

 

Zagat 2006

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“ Though perhaps the desert’s most accomplished restaurant, there’s not a hint of pretension. “

Wine Spectator

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“ Desert Entertainer”

“ Simply The Best Of The Best. “

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“ The Press – Enterprise “

“ Johannes Restaurant’s décor is hip and high end – and the food is, too. “

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“ Zagat 2005 ”

“ Top Food Rating in the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. 27 Points out of 30. “

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“Southern California Restaurant Writers Award Of Merit, 30th Anniversary, 2004”

Gold Award “

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“ North American Restaurant Association 2004-2005 “

“ Award Of Excellence “

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“ The New York Times“

“ Johannes has been winning acclaim for its modern twists on European classics like Wiener Schnitzel. “

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“ Travel & Leisure“

“ The menu at the stylish Johannes tempts with exotic offerings, but it’s Austrian chef/owner Johannes Bacher’s signature Wiener schnitzel that has scores of hungry diners waiting in the street for an open table. “

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“ Outside Traveler, Annual 2004 “

“ Johannes, a small, unpretentious restaurant, that serves modern California fusion food. ”

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“ 10th Annual Out & About Editor’s Choice Award 2003, July/August 2003 ”

“ Intimate, cheerful décor and impeccable world cuisine. ”

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“ Wine Spectator August 2003, 2002 “

“Award Of Excellence ”

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“ California Restaurant Writers Association, 35th Annual Awards, 2002-2003 ”

“ The Four Star Awards, A Circle Of Fame Restaurant. ”

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“ American Way, October 2002 ”

“ Johannes expanded his sunny, yummy spot. ”

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“ Southern California Restaurant Writers Association, 28th Annual Banquet, February 24th, 2002 Gold Award ”

“ Bon Appetite, February 2002 ”

“ When I saw the restaurant Johannes, with its yolk-yellow walls and open kitchen….from the excellent wine list, paired with a delicious lobster and endive salad, escargots swimming in a hazelnut-garlic pistol, beautiful baby lamb chop atop a mound of baked polenta and broccoli rabe….I knew we were in for a wonderful meal… ”

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“ Zagat 2002 ”

“ The “very talented” Johannes Bacher has found a grateful audience (“what a chef!”) for his “fantastic” Eclectic food like almond-crusted venison at this “bright, small” but “urbane” European -Style storefront; moreover those who say, “he needs a larger space”, be patient, an expansion is in the works for late 2001. ”

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“ Elle Magazine, September 2001 ”

“ Foodies, however will prefer Johannes, where Austrian trained owner-chef Johannes Bacher serves up eclectic cosmopolitan cuisine, like Wiener schnitzel with roasted fingerling potatoes and cranberry jelly. No wonder it’s the only place in town most of the small hoteliers recommend to guests. ”

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“ Zagat 2001 ”

“ Talented Austrian-trained Johannes Bacher goes off on his own at this pleasant “eatery” where he continues to practice his quirky affection for innovative, globally inspired eclectic dishes. It’s very good. ”

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“ Out & About Editor’s Choice Award 2000, July/August 2000 ”

“ Intimate, cheerful décor and impeccable world cuisine. ”

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“ The Desert Sun, April 2000″: Rated 4 Stars “

“ New, excellent haute cuisine, full bar, superior wine list, sophisticated décor. Owner/Chef is talented Johannes Bacher. ”

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“ Travel & Leisure, February 2000 “

“ Escape Noisy Palm Canyon at Johannes, A tangerine colored room with 18 tables. ”

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“ Out & About, February 2000 “

“ Johannes, Cosmopolitan Cuisine. The creation of the eponymous Austrian- born chef/ owner Johannes Bacher is the most delightful new restaurant in Palm Springs, with inventive cuisine, inspired décor, exceptional service and a warm atmosphere. ”


Voted “Best Continental Restaurant” 2013 & 2015 by Palm Springs Life Readers.
Voted “Best Romantic Dining” 2012 by Palm Springs Life Readers.