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Circa59 at Riviera Palm Springs
Circa59 at Riviera Palm Springs
  • Address:
    1600 N Indian Canyon Dr
    Palm Springs, CA 92262
    Palm Springs
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Circa59 at Riviera Palm Springs Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.psriviera.com
  • Phone: (760) 778-6659
  • Hours of Operation: Monday—Thursday
    Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Dinner: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Dinner: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Dinner: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    A la Carte Brunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Dinner: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Souza
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Party Facilities: Circa 59’s private dining room provides up to 20 guests with an intimate dining experience. Groups of 10 or more have the benefit of creating a customized Prix-Fixe menu. To reserve the private dining room, please contact (760) 778-6659.
    Private Party Contact: Frank Ortiz (760)778-6629
  • Private Party Facilities: Circa 59’s private dining room provides up to 20 guests with an intimate Palm Springs dining experience. Groups of 10 or more have the benefit of creating a customized Prix-Fixe menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Frank Ortiz Director of Restaurant (760) 778-6659
  • Entertainment: Weekend Entertainment in Starlite Lounge as well as sidebar late night
  • Special Events & Promotions: Thanksgiving Menu $45.00 per person Kids 4-12 $19.00, serving time 2pm-9pm. Please call for reservation and Menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vista Chino
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary with restaurant validation. Enter at front entrance to Riviera Palm Springs.
A word from Circa59 at Riviera Palm Springs
It’s all about cravings. Satisfying the ones you have, and creating sensory experiences that are totally unexpected. Fine dining is re-defined in Circa 59, taking the stage with eco-friendly fish, delicious premium cuts of meat, locally grown farm fresh produce and “sharables” you’ll have difficulty, well, sharing.

Sunday night is also wine lovers' night, with half off bottled wine from our wine list when dining in the restaurant.

Tuesdays BYOW: Bring your own bottle of wine and we'll waive the corkage when dining.

Joining the lounge entourage - The Starlite Lounge, sidebar, The Bikini Bar, and Deep End Pool Bar. Inside and out, your options are covered, and when you’d rather remain uncovered, there’s always guestroom dining.

Join us Thursday, December 20th for our wine dinner featuring GrGich Hills Estates, and meet the wine maker Miljenko "Mike" GrGich $79.00 per person tax and 20% gratuity not included.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Steak cooked to perfection. Wonderful chilled tomato soup to start."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "First time for dinner at Circa 59 was a more than pleasant surprise! Our party of 4 ordered 3 starters and 4 different entrees. Each was even better than it sounded on the menu! Also enjoyed some special drinks. Loved the Tea Garden Cooler, and also tasted a Sonny Mule - yum! Our server, Daniel K was a real PRO! He was really knowledgeable about the menu and how best to order for desired doneness on beef. I had the tenderloin - PERFECT. Our party was a birthday celebration and D knew exactly how to make it fun without being obtrusive. Everyone agreed that it was a great dining experience. We all live here so will be back, and will tell friends. Don't know why it took us so long to discover Circa 59!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Have dined outside several times at Circa and will continue dining with pleasure !!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Lovely setting, great service from Carlos, good food. One point, my vegetarian meal was not distinguishable from the others who ordered the same dish. The waiter clearly did not know which was vegetarian. By the time I had to swallow a bite of meat, the vegetarian dish was half eaten by my table mate. This made me sad, but I survived. Please provide more instruction on how knowing & serving vegetarian meals."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Resturant Week is a great opportunity for locals to experience some of the best restaurants in the valley. It's also an opportunity to add or remove places you would return and recommend to visitors apart from Resturant Week. The three course prix-fixe menu selection was what you would expect. However if the lack of quality and taste of the food we were served is any indication of their regularly priced menu this is one resturant we are removing from our list. Additionally the service was less than adequate, we had to ask two different wait staff three times to get our water glasses refilled."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Dining at Circa 59 takes you back to 1959. The black chandeliers and red high back booths make for a very retro feel. The food and service were a match to the beautiful surroundings. We very much enjoyed our evening at Circa59 and highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great atmosphere for an Anniversary. The service and location is fantastic. The food is good also. I would highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. The service excellent. The restaurant itself is cozy and romantic. There is a wonderful looking outdoor dining area. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "From the moment we arrived (5 minutes early with a reservation, took 8-10 minutes to seat us and they weren't busy at all, maybe 25% full) we were disappointed. Several more minutes before server arrived to take a drink order (mimosas, which were really good). We finished our mimosa and would have ordered a second, but no one even got near our table. We couldn't get any staff attention. When the food was brought to the table, we requested 2 more mimosa, which weren't delivered until our meals were almost completed. Getting water refilled (on a very warm day in Palm Springs) was near impossible without raising a stink (which one shouldn't have had to do for just a glass of water). Overall, very bad experience and very disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "the food at circa 59 is beautifully prepared, interesting and quite good. last nite was the first time we had any issues. three people ordered clam chowder. they brought out 2 one of which was cold. about 5 minutes later they brought out the other chowder - also cold. after many apologies, new soup was brought out. we did have the mushroom fondue while waiting which was outstanding. had a rather long wait for the entrees. salmon, chicken & salad very good but once, again, a delay receiving all 4 meals. the restaurant was not busy - virtually empty. we finished with molten chocolate cake - wonderful. the staff was pleasant and generally attentive but there was something just a little off."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "A limited and unimaginative menu. So-so service, wrong order was delivered, overall not up to a level of a high end resort restaurant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Carlos served us with calculated friendly perfection. Mothers Day brunch had limited selection that suited the three of us. Riviera hotel reno is very nice and just what one would expect at a vibrant Palm Springs hotel. Would return again for the ambiance and service. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Paying $45 per person for a "Special Mother's Day Brunch" that had only 1 egg dish--scrambled eggs with cheese, no breads or rolls beyond crackers for cheese, and mass produced plain stale mini-bagels and undercooked cold shrimp was far below any acceptable standard. The food was mostly edible. The service was equally poor--we had to flag down waiters for coffee, spoons, juice and eventually went to management to complain. Used plates from those that went back for a trial of other dishes sat piled on the table for the entire meal until we complained to management We've had better brunches on any Sunday for far less money. We will not be back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wow. A perfect evening under the stars. Spectacular ambience, delightful attentive service, and every course was as stellar as the setting. The Kale Caesar Salad was fresh, crisp, and beautifully dressed. The Seared Scallops and Beets with a goat cheese crema and pistachio brittle was delightfully bright and delicious. The Tuna Tartar Tacos with wasabi and avocado puree sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds was the perfect blend of textures and flavors and the Crisp Roast Chicken with root vegetable hash was sensational. My mouth is watering just writing about these dishes. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant in a beautiful setting. Our meal was excellent as was the service! Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Had a birthday celebration this weekend. Just fantastic dining experience."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food was fine, and the service was completely OK. Just wasn't that special. Maybe I should have eaten outside..."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had 6:30 reservations & were seated immediately...however from there everything slowed to a snails pace. From appetizers to dessert, each course seemed to take longer than the next. When our entrees finally came out, some were cold & had obviously been sitting in the food window for some time. By the time the cold entree that was remade arrived back at the table, most were finished eating, so my husband (the birthday boy) ate by himself. We ordered dessert and it literally took 40 minutes for us to receive our cake & ice cream we had ordered. I'm pretty sure our waitress who was spread thin over too many tables forgot about us. Decent food, but felt like we "got forgotten about" when the restaurant filled up. Not worth it for the price."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch at Hotel Riveria , The scene was beautiful and vibrant. The hotel was packed and everyone seem to be having a woderful time"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great place to sit on the patio and view the pool. Beautiful resort hotel with a vegas feel, but without the casino. Valet parking is complimentary (just get validated when you dine). The food is GREAT."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We loved all the small plates to share and the excellent service. There was a great band playing and we lingered a little longer and had a great time"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Although the setting at the Riviera is usually great, the night we went there was a private party with live music that was so loud, we could barely talk. The host happily took us to the furthest point in the restaurant, but it still took away from the experience. They shouldn't place a party like that so near the restaurant. Really a bummer."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great choice for a special occasion dinner; I love the Riviera's over-the-top, Sixties-inspired design. We were there mid-week; it was quiet under the trees on the patio with added ambience from the fire pits by the pool. Our waiter was very attentive. My husband and I both had the prix fixe but chose different items. My Caesar kale salad was great; the medium-rare steak was perfectly cooked. The greens on the side had a sweet dressing, which is not to my personal taste but was well-made. My husband had the hearty chowder and the salmon in a sweet glaze, which he enjoyed immensely. I had the chocolate lava cake, which was good, but I loved my husband's creme brulee even better. It had a lemony flavor that was delicious and unusual."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Spent the weekend at the hotel and enjoyed an amazing dinner on my birthday. Super chill and the food was great!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed our breakfast with a group from out of town. Great setting, service and food."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Four of us went for dinner on Saturday, the restaurant seemed at half-capacity or less. As a former employee of the food and beverage industry, I'm always ALWAYS on the server's side, but the service at dinner was absolutely embarrassing. We waited and waited beyond what could ever be called reasonable for absolutely every stage of the meal: for the server (Maynard?), for water, to order drinks, for drinks to arrive (1/3 that was wrong), for the incorrect order to be fixed (still incorrect!), to order food, for food to arrive (2/7 were wrong!), for the food order to be fixed, to order another round of drinks, to ask for the check, for the check to arrive. The place is beautiful, but I can't imagine ever considering dining here again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Special Valentine's menu a bit skimpy on portions. One of two chairs was badly damaged. Service was OK, but not great. Overall, OK experience, but not really special."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "From the time we were seated to the time we first encountered our waiter was over ten minutes. I ordered a Kettle One straight up and chilled and which was served in a cocktail glass instead of a chilled martini glass. Our salads were served before our appetizers. We will never return to Circa 59!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was beyond our highest expectations for a table of 6. Food, staff and ambiance was everything we had hoped for as it was our Anniversary and it couldn't have been better"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The venue is gorgeous, but the wait staff needs a lot of training, which they are obviously not getting.The wait staff was very nice and polite, just don't know how to serve fine dining. I ws embarrassed, as my business guests began to say,"oh, we should have gone to xyz" and that was not how I wanted the night to go."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Good food, great service and a lovely intimate setting which is remarkable as it is in the confines of a resort. Dine under the trees outside for a romantic experience."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This Resort has the perfect combination of vintage and contemporary"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Got to our table quickly. The service was not so prompt with our drinks. Menu was not extensive, but good. Overall, it could be so much better and was certainly overpriced for what it was. It advertises as fine dining, but itvreally isn't. A little disappointing."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food (especially the tuna tacos), the service wasn't great. They close pretty early so don't plan on dining there late -- it is cleared out by 9, even on a weekend."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "the food was OK, nothing to brag about. for the price we expected great food. the service was very good and the amience was marvelous. Salads were mediocre, husband had the salmon and said it was very good, I had the shrimp pasta, it was OK, nothing special. would not go here again as too many other places to check out and it was not that special."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant with ambience and great food. We opted for the prix menu and it was excellent. Good wine selection although they were out of several bottles we wanted but they offered other higher priced wines at the same price."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was the second time we went and left without eating or drinking due to a lack of service. Not bad service, basically no service. We won't bother again."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Made reservations for Christmas Eve mid afternoon. Practically had the place to ourselves. Poolside table overlooking a few hotel guests using the lounge chairs and pool on the sunny side. Food was excellent. Service a bit spotty - I think because it was so slow the server might have been off doing other duties rather than being more present to refill drinks and etc. It wasn't bad service, but could have been better. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "One diner ordered the prix fixe with clam chowder, salmon (nicely prepared and not overdone), and passionfruit creme brulee (didn't particularly stand out). Another ordered the chop salad which was huge and had a lot of egg, avocado, and bacon. The small dish scallops came out with two HUGE scallops that were nicely prepared. I ordered the half sized arugula salad which was the perfect size and had a tangy sweet vinaigrette dressing-- a little too sweet for my taste but the other two diners. I also ordered the shrimp wraps-- again the dressing was a bit too sweet for me but otherwise well executed. Overall, I was surprised at the quality of the food given how trendy the hotel/restaurant appeared."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The ambience is amazing, the food is very good but the service is only fair. Staff is very nice but getting food out of the kitchen is very slow. The tuna taco appetizer was spectacular but my chicken entree was ho hum. Still a great place to go."
    Dined on 11/9/2013