Welcome to EIGHT4NINE Restaurant and Lounge
Located in the fashionable Uptown Design District of Palm Springs, EIGHT4NINE Restaurant and Lounge offers a welcoming and friendly atmosphere whether it’s for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch, or Happy Hour.
Our singular goal is to provide you the best dining experience possible, whether looking for an intimate dinner for two or if you want to celebrate life’s special moments with hundreds of friends.
EIGHT4NINE offers Happy Hour cocktails and menu items all day every day! The elegant and spacious lounge features a back-lit onyx bar which makes a dramatic statement. The lounge with its chic and swanky atmosphere is the perfect Happy Hour prescription for fun. The lounge comprises furnishings that offer maximum comfort to entice guests to linger with comfortable bar stools and white patent leather Louis XIV ghost chairs, as well as low and high cocktail tables to suit your mood.
EIGHT4NINE’s tempting menu is the perfect counterpoint to the understated white décor. The eclectic and colorful menu selections feature a fusion of comfort food, ethnic influences, and bold originality that are reflected in the menu’s superb culinary creations.
To see and be seen, EIGHT4NINE is the perfect place to tap into the community’s pulse point. It has become known as a vital part of the community for hosting numerous high profile charity events and fundraising receptions.
Conveniently located in the heart of the fashionable Uptown Design District, EIGHT4NINE is steps away from countless specialty shops and boutiques that offer midcentury modern, retro, and vintage furnishings, home décor, clothing, books, and gifts. After dining at EIGHT4NINE, enjoy a casual stroll along this dynamic trendsetting shopping district.
Prior to its extravagant grand opening in September 2015, EIGHT4NINE Restaurant and Lounge was a large historic building that formerly served as Palm Springs’ first U.S. Post Office.
Today the cavernous 1954 building has been elegantly transported into a minimalist modern space with striking crisp white interior punctuated with strategically-placed hot pink accents.
EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge is owned and operated by Willie Rhine and John Paschal.
Willie Rhine is a 23-year resident of Palm Springs who started his career in the restaurant business at the acclaimed Le Vallauris Restaurant in Palm Springs, and later managed two of the busiest and most successful restaurants in the Palm Springs Valley.
John Paschal, has been in the desert for fifteen years. John is proud and grateful that his only job/ career has been in photography and he is still going strong after almost 40 years in the business which includes photo shoots with Brad Pitt, Eva Longoria, KTLA News Team Billboards, Cast Photos of T.V. Shows such as “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless.” Paschal opened Snapshot Palm Springs Studios, which has transformed into a top event space in the desert, hosting parties for major corporations and private clients.
Tom Collins as Assistant General Manager directs a stellar team. Guest service is a priority at EIGHT4NINE, our team are always at your service.
Our menu features a celebration of Modern American Cuisine focusing on both presentation and flavor, incorporating diverse culinary influences while utilizing the freshest specialty produce, seafood and meats available. Headed by Executive Chef Israel Jimenez, all dishes are prepared from scratch with creative flair. Our exquisite dessert selection has been created by Pastry Chef Albert Gonzalez and his team.
EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge is proud to offer a diverse wine list with a portfolio of producers from both domestic and international wineries. You are welcome to bring your own bottle; our corkage fee is $25 per bottle.
Our bar menu is served all day, every day, in our lounge – a favorite casual drop-in destination for our neighbors, locals and tourists alike – including a a selection of $9 delights allowing our guests to say “We Ate 4 $9.” Enjoy small plates, entrees and classic and modern cocktails, alongside expertly selected wines and craft beers.
We offer several beautiful, private dining spaces perfect for exclusive gatherings of friends and family when celebrating life’s special moments, marking professional milestones, corporate and pharmaceutical events, or when simply avoiding fans and paparazzi.
Having a larger event? Our restaurant is often utilized for complete buyouts for indoor outdoor progressive parties up to 300 or more people.
All three private dining rooms are comfortable and elegant, offering their own unique art and ambiance.
The GYPSY ROOM (top row above) offers a single, grand table which seats up to 14 people comfortably (or up to 20 if you’re with very close friends).
The MOROCCAN ROOM (bottom row left and bottom row right above) seats up to 24 people at a combination of tables and has a door which may be closed for maximum privacy.
The CHILDERS ROOM (center row of photos above) is perfect for a combination cocktail party and dining experience, or a sit-down, formal meal for up to 50 people. The Childers Room has immediate access to our elegant PATIO, and many of our guests choose to begin their experience with a reception (or wedding!) on the patio before moving to the CHILDERS ROOM for their dining experience.
EIGHT4NINE can host your dream wedding ceremony with the blue skies above and the majestic mountains in the background followed by an unforgettable dining experience on the patio or in one of our elegant dining rooms.
We are happy to arrange for audio/visual equipment to make your occasions even more memorable, and address any other needs you may have.
Having an extra special event which calls for specialty linens, china, jaw-dropping flatware and additional specialty decor? Our creative team is available to help with even the smallest detail.
To discuss your private event at EIGHT4NINE Please contact Willie@EIGHT4NINE.COM
|Monday||11AM – 3PM||5PM - 10PM|
|Tuesday||11AM – 3PM||5PM - 10PM|
|Wednesday||11AM – 3PM||5PM - 10PM|
|Thursday||11AM – 3PM||5PM - 10PM|
|Friday||11AM – 3PM||5PM - 11PM|
|Saturday Brunch||9AM – 3PM||5PM - 11PM|
|Sunday Brunch||9AM – 3PM||5PM - 10PM|
|BAR MENU IN THE LOUNGE|
|EVERYDAY||11AM - Close|
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Our team is passionate about everything we do, they are full time restaurant employees, who care.
We really do love what we do and we’re very good at satisfying the needs of our clients. But don’t take our word for it; read what our clients have to say about their experience with 894EVENTS
Willie, Rave reviews on the catering for the event last night. Thank you VERY much! It looked, smelled, and tasted divine. You knocked it out of the park. Thanks,
M. Massiello ~ EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER ~
Executive Vice President and CEO
COJ Events has worked with Willie Rhine for special event catering many times over the years and he and his team consistently over deliver! The food is fabulous, the presentation suburb and our clients have always been very, very happy! Willie and his team are easy and professional to work with and partner to create interesting and creative menu’s for every type of occasion and budget!
Before too much more time has passed, I wanted to drop you a note and thank you for the wonderful museum volunteer appreciation lunch you catered at your beautiful restaurant, Eight4Nine. This luncheon is an annual affair, usually held at a nice restaurant or country club and is generally very nice. However, in the case of Eight4Nine, there has been an outpouring of emails, cards and calls from our volunteers saying the luncheon was spectacular! The food, the service, the beautiful patio, the general feeling of hospitality was unsurpassed according to our volunteers. To put it in a nutshell, “the best we’ve ever had!”
Thanks, Willie, you’re the best!
Bill Ransom ~ PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM ~ Special Events Manager
Great food, graciously served has been my personal experience on site at Eight4Nine Restaurant as well as with co-owner Willie Rhine at the helm of his catering enterprises. Having experienced dozens of caterers over my career of 1300 weddings, I have learned to place my trust in locals who are deeply invested in the region. Willie and Eight4Nine Fine Catering are exemplary models of giving back to the community.
Rev. Richard Cadieux ~ Certified Wedding Consultant
Willie, words don’t convey our gratitude for your assistance with our event. We have had nothing but stellar feedback from our guests and many compliments on the food and service. You and your team helped to make our event successful! Delicious food, excellent service and beautiful displays, you guy hit it out of the park!
Jill Philbrook ~ Director of Destination Services
Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
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