T&T | Time & Temperature
Amazing dining experience!
Definitely a foodie’s hot-spot!
The team are great, the service excellent. Bu the idea is poorly executed. As an innovative foodie spot with all the focus on the food .. the portions were too big for all the courses overwhelming the palette at times, the music was old fashioned (really Sinatra again?); the ambience lacking (I was on a bar top table?? looking at the exit doors?) and then going through another restaurants kitchen (that was less than appealing) which at a minimum $150 p/p really missed the mark. To really get this right, the team needs to visit at least 1 Michelin spot to see how this kind of place needs to be pulled off.
A very unique and special experience. The food and service were exceptional.
Very cool chef's table experience. Unique and fun for a special occasion in Palm Desert
Palm Springs needs more places like this! What sets Time and Temperature apart is both the food and the ambiance - this is an intimate dining experience- the staff are all very welcoming and engaging - it feels like you are dining with friends (who are exceptional chefs). The food is outstanding - creative, and while not all the courses are equally well done, some are exceptional and seeing the process up close makes you appreciate the work that goes into each dish.
Absolutely worth a visit!
We celebrated Hal's birthday. It was amazing. Ronnie our server made the whole night special. From walking in and being attended to buy all 5 staff, the design of the room, seeing the monitors for detail view of cooking and prep. Every part of our meal experience was TOP NOTCH.
Highly recommend requesting a seating at the chef's table/counter. Excellent meal with wonderful and friendly service.
My new favorite dining experience in the desert.
We’ve had the good fortune to dine at some of world’s most outstanding restaurants ... T&T can confidently count itself among one of the best we’ve ever had. The duck, short ribs, lobster and scallops were just exquisitely prepared. Usually there will be one stand out dish ... but I can honestly say from beginning to end every dish was a winner. The service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive or pretentious. Chef Vo visited our table for every course and gave us an explanation of every dish. It won’t be long before word gets out on this amazing Palm Springs gem - can’t wait to return ... hoping we can get a reservation !
We had an outstanding experience.
Food and service was outstanding.
This truly is a unique and unforgettable experience. The chefs are so nice and engaging while they prepare your food. The food itself was amazing. I highly recommend and hope to go back again!
Best experience in the desert.
A unique experience and the best food I have ever had in North America.
The experience was amazing. Ronnie took care of us very well. Two of the courses we had were duck and NY steak. The duck was tough and the steak did not have much flavor. I also ordered the lobster which I thought was a little rubbery instead of fresh as I expected. Being in the back kitchen was very cool and you are treated like VIPs. You see exactly how everything is made and the chef comes to your table to explain exactly what it is and how it was prepared.
From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we were treated like part of the family of T & T. We were celebrating a recent engagement and everyone went out of their way to make us feel extra special with congratulations and a few special gifts. The entire evening was a once in a lifetime experience and it lived up to what we hoped it would. The food was amazing but it was the entire staff who made it fantastic. We loved it so much and hope we get to go back someday!!
It was amazing, a must for any foodie. This is so reasonable and would be at least twice the price in LA.
I am so thrilled to have found this hidden treasure! An inviting atmosphere, an engaging crew, fantastic service...and some of the most delicious dishes I've enjoyed anywhere in my extensive travels. The chef's tasting menu was a well-considered mix of proteins, and each dish was perfectly proportioned. Even with the addition of the optional dish, we left feeling satisfied but not overly-full. Every course was exemplary, presentations were on point, and each was brought to the table by the head chef, sous chef or pastry chef for a description of the ingredients and preparation. I cannot wait for my next visit! I'm a pretty adventurous eater, yet everything served at T&T was very accessible to even relatively picky eaters. I'd have no fear of bringing guests who have a less adventurous palate.
Overall I really enjoyed the experience, it was a fun way to eat, the staff was marvelous and the food was very creative and delicious. Will definitely return.
The only downside: our server was very sweet but he really messed up our (me and my friend) bill and had to re-do it and in the process charged each of us (we were paying separately) for 3 meals with only 1 credited back. Now I have to go to my bank to sort out how to get credited for the overcharge. really annoying.
We celebrated our anniversary. It was one of our best food experience. The food was excellent and service was second to none. Everyone was very attentive. We would definitely return and would recommend to anyone who wants a dining experience to remember.
Unusual experience not to be missed for foodies or anyone that wants something special. Only 25 people permitted to reserve. I would go again in a heart beat. We (as well as many people there) were celebrating a birthday. They brought out a special dessert for the celebrant. We had the wine pairing. The chef-driven menu and wine pairing are both fairly priced.
My only issues were that the waiter kept forgetting to provide fresh silverware and at the end of the meal did not mention that there was a 20% gratuity already included in the total. As a result, I inadvertently overtipped. A good reminder to check the bill carefully.
Great experience, very unique experience. Exciting to try new and innovative foods. Highly recommend for those wanting an experience and willing to try new things. The only downside was a little pricey.
They need to fix the size of the portions. The food was delicious.
We found the restaurant atmosphere was not what we expected. Not a lot of people in the restaurant while we were there so it wasn’t what we were really looking forward to that particularly evening. There is six large tasting portions which we could only get thru 3 at most. Would of like to see a tasting menu smaller portions instead of a normal size dinner portion. Also we found the whole experience for what we had to eat and drink was extremely expensive.
We had a wonderful meal/experience at T&T and highly recommend for those looking for a special dinner in the desert. We were able to let them know beforehand what food we don’t eat so they made modifications to our menu and they were delicious. We were a party of four so we had two meals add the 6th course (lobster) and two add the wine pairing - both were the perfect amount for the four of us to share. Trish our mixologist was amazing and added so much to our experience - she was so personable and really took the time to get to know us + made wonderful cocktails. Overall the food, service and experience were fantastic.
The highest level of culinary expertise to be found in the entire Coachella Valley
Great food and interaction with chef. Fun experience not knowing what you will be served.
The best culinary experience we have had so far. The staff is incredible knowledgeable, attentive and fun! The cocktails are creative and delicious, the bartender will come to your table and introduce you to the drink menu. We highly recommend the wine pairing, carefully selected to complement each dish of the night. When you make your reservation, ask to be seated at the "bar" from where you can watch the chef cooking and interact with him (I believe this option is available for parties of 2). The food is delicious and beautifully presented. We will definitely be back.
Just a few suggestions for future consideration....
....reduce slightly overall portion size! It was a lot of food!
.....allow input on how each diner would like their meat prepared ie...medium vs rare etc.
....provide a steak knife for the meat courses
....allow the lobster as a sustitute for one of the meat dishes if the diner prefers, at no extra charge.
The food was beyond great. Words cannot do it justice. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, happy and provided attentive, excellent service. The entire evening was a “must do”.
Time and Temperature is truly a dining EXPERIENCE. This is for those who truly enjoy a Culinary experience. This is not about value dining or having a quick dinner. allow yourself at least 2 -3 hours to enjoy this food event. Highly recommend this restaurant, and dining evening. Food was amazing and service is exceptional. Enjoy
I love coming here. The food is excellent and innovative, and the set chef's menus is a delightful experience. Also the wine pairing is much improved and now worth recommending, and I'm especially happy to have a place like this here in the desert rather than having to drive to LA. I would not want to discourage anyone from making a reservation other than to make it easier for me to get a table.
But, as constructive criticism and only with the intent to help them get even better, I do think they should pay more attention to the pace of the experience. From the time you are seated, everything starts moving too quickly. There should be a chance to settle in, have a glass of something festive, look around you, relax, set the stage. At previous visits we were given a wine/cocktail list but the first course was down before we got our drinks. On this visit we were never even presented with the list. We sat there with bread and butter and ice water for some time, until shortly after the first course the first glass of wine from the pairing arrived. We did see others having cocktails or a full bottle at their table, so I'm sure they still have somethings beside the featured wine pairing. Then at the end of the experience, no offer of coffee or an after dinner drink. Just the desert wine from the pairing, and the check. Maybe they are worried about messing up the timing of the courses? I realize that they are on a schedule and have timed seatings but I've seen other restaurants with this same format make time for this.
Rockwood Grill - we arrived 45 minutes early for our T&T reservation planning to enjoy sitting by the firepit with a drink. After a few servers walked past with that carefully practiced 'don't make eye contact' trick that poorly managed servers perfect, my husband actually had to walk back into the bar to ask for service. 25 minutes passed before we were served. Shameful for service, and dereliction of duty for your profits.
Truly excellent meal
So glad we made a reservation here. The food was fantastic (with bread and butter to die for), the drinks were really well-balance with a great wine selection as well, the service was top-notch, and being up close to watch the food preparation was really something.
Unbelievable !!! Exquisite food presentation and taste. Must add the wine pairing and the lobster if the chef is offering the option. Worth the price. $$$
This dinner was off the hook. Six course meal which we did with the wine pairing. Each course was great. The service was excellent. Everyone explained each course and wine. Chef Peter and his staff were fantastic. If you want a chef’s table experience, this is for you. Bring your wallet but worth the price,
This was an incredibly unique dining experience that should not be missed! The chef's are so creative and they take the time to meet and interact with you at dinner. I recommend pairing your meal with the wine as the wine deliciously compliments each tasty dish. And don't skimp, you've got to try the optional 6th course (ours was a lobster dish that was exquisite). This is by far the most unique and in my opinion the best dining experience in the Desert. If you can get a reservation go to T & T it's dynamite!
We had a great time there with friends, and admired the innovative cooking and the ambience that being in the kitchen provided. The personal touch of having the chefs come over and tell about their creations was lovely; and our server, Rebecca, was terrific. That said, it adds up fast with drinks and supplements and it is an overwhelming amount of rich food. The one complaint that everyone in our party of 6 had was that the food all arrived at room temperature. I know that part of the problem is the intricate plating that leaves the food sitting there cooling while that goes on - there is probably an easy fix for that.
This place is absolutely amazing. The chef takes the time to meet with all of the guests and I love how you can watch the plating.