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.
The eclectic menu features a celebration of West Coast Modern American Cuisine which focuses on both presentation and flavors.
Chef Chuck Courtney brings his impressive culinary experience from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, as well as Northern and Southern California to EIGHT4NINE. During his successful career he has received media coverage in numerous high profile publications: Bon Appétit Magazine, Wine Spectator magazine, the New York Times, Diablo Magazine and The Contra Costa Times.
His cuisine incorporates the diversity of West Coast culinary influences, while utilizing the freshest specialty produce, seafood and meats available. All dishes are prepared from scratch, reflecting each dish’s specific ethnic origins with Chef’s individual creative flair. Albert Gonzalez heads the team that has created the exquisite dessert selection.
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 20 per bottle.
Our LOUNGE menu is served all day, every day in the lounge featuring a $9.00 section allowing our guests to say “We Ate 4 $9.” Enjoy classic and modern cocktails, alongside expertly selected wines and craft beers.
We offer several spaces that are Beautiful, Private and perfect for celebrating life’s special moments, for gathering with friends and family, or for marking professional milestones.
The selection of private dining facilities at EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & lounge can accommodate groups from 10 up to 125 people. Each room is comfortable and elegant, offering its own unique art and ambiance.
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 in one of the 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. Our team is always at your service.
To discuss your private event at EIGHT4NINE Please contact Willie@EIGHT4NINE.COM
|Monday||11AM – 3PM||5PM - 9PM|
|Tuesday||11AM – 3PM||5PM - 9PM|
|Wednesday||11AM – 3PM||5PM - 9PM|
|Thursday||11AM – 3PM||5PM - 9PM|
|Friday||11AM – 3PM||5PM - 11PM|
|Saturday Brunch||9AM – 3PM||5PM - 11PM|
|Sunday Brunch||9AM – 3PM||5PM - 9PM|
|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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