• interior, guests sitting and enjoying
  • Front exterior
  • Cauliflower steak and puree
  • Interior, sitting area

We look forward to welcoming you back

About us

Located in the fashionable Uptown Design District of Palm Springs, EIGHT4NINE Restaurant and Lounge during offers a welcoming, safe and friendly atmosphere whether it’s for Lunch, Dinner or Weekend Brunch. During the adjustments for Covid-19, we are also offering  curbside pickup and delivery service by an 849 team member.

Your safety is our priority 

9,000 Square feet of interior and exterior dining areas, keeping you safe is easy

During our down time we cleaned and sanitized EIGHT4NINE from top to bottom.

We take the temperature of all staff upon arrival. Staff have been told to stay home if they feel sick, they will receive sick pay. All employees have been trained in health protocols.

All guests must wear masks unless seated.

We have at least 7’ space between each table.

We have created a no need to touch menu / placemat.

We wipe down & disinfect all tables & chairs after each use and have multiple sanitizer stations throughout.

Our bathroom attendant will sanitize restrooms after each guest.

All staff wash their hands every 20 minutes, kitchen staff will be required to wear masks and gloves, front of house staff will wear masks.

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.

Our Story

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.

Your Hosts

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.