Leon's at Desert Princess
Leon's at Desert Princess

Leon's at Desert Princess

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.desertprincesscc.com/
  • Phone: 7603255002x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily from 6am - 2pm
    Open for Breakfast & Lunch only.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Resort Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering by Leon's at Desert Princess. On-site and off-site. Special events, golf tournaments, weddings, etc.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining is available by arrangement. Master's Lounge (seating 75 persons) or the Main Dining Room (seating 225 persons).
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Carvajal 8772985419

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vista Chino
  • Public Transit: On Vista Chino Drive, less than 1/4 mile away.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in front of Country Club. Handicapped parking exceeds minimum requirements.
A word from Leon's at Desert Princess
Welcome to Leon's at Desert Princess. Leon's quintessential comfort food has been a part of the greater Palm Springs dining experience for over two decades. Now located in the Clubhouse at Desert Princess Country Club, adjacent to the Desert Princess Golf Resort, Leon's at Desert Princess is a perfect complement to the Desert Princess resort experience. By offering an exciting, tantalizing and rewarding experience for its patrons, Leon's brings its decades old dining legacy to the best life style value in the desert…The Desert Princess.Our professional culinary staff will assure that your dining experience at Leon's meets your expectations. Our understanding of the dining experience is evident in the passionate loyalty of their customers. The venue at Desert Princess offers an upscale but comfortable ambiance, complete with a stunning view.
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Leon's at Desert Princess reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance2.9
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (4)scenic view (4)good for groups (3)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)romantic (1)special occasion (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The brunch was very good. We were a party of 10 and everything came in a timely manner. It's off the menu, but one can order as much as they want, i.e. different selections or mix something from another selection to your specific order. Price is good too. Sixteen dollars plus $3.00 for unlimited champagne.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it used to be
    NotAlwaysRight
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Sunday brunch at Leon's when it was located at Indian Canyon Golf Course was an event not to be missed....now that Leon's is at the Desert Princess this visit was one I could well have missed. The place was virtually deserted, the dining area uninspiring and somewhat drab, the service while friendly was hapazard (check brought before the desert and drinks not filled when empty) and the food just average. Since this is so drastically different from the other location I will hope that perhaps it was an outlier. If you want to dine in solitude then I can recommend Sunday brunch here but if you like to people watch while dining then this is not the place to go.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food...great view
    normVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    at desert princess country club...club (open to the public) going thru transition phase, but food and view remail wonderful...relaxed 'country club' atmosphere with moderate prices
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food3
    • Ambiance2.8
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 55 reviews are from the Leon's at Desert Princess reviews archive.
  • Poor Management and Okay Food
    MalibuBrooke
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    For Mothers Day 2014 I decided to do something a little different for mom. We took a relaxing drive out to Palm Springs. We arrived at Leons at around 1145 just on time for our reservation. We stood at the hostess stand for about 2-3 minutes without being acknowledged by the hostess who was busy speaking to the suit (I assume it was the manager). She returned to the stand and asked could she help us. There was no welcome greeting or even a Happy Mothers Day. I advised of our reservation which they did not have on their list. She offered us an outside table. The suit, then advised, dismissively, that we could sit inside but it would be a lonnnng wait. He walked away. The food was okay. But our server Francisco made it special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    FoodieFanaticVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Overall Very Good We were the first ones seated and the Food & Service were excellent as well as reasonably priced! Live music & singer were ver good as well! We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible ruined my Mother's Day
    Disapointing
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had reservations for Mother's Day brunch for 12 they call me the morning of to tell me they have no room for my party when I already had reservations !!i was soo embaressed with my mom we ended ip going some were else waiting 2 hours to be seated I will no longer come here or recommend this place horrible !!!!
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  • what a wonderful surprise
    Nick
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The brunch was amazing. Love all the extra touches. Something for everyone .
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • catcitydiner
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My husband and I frequently Leon's and are never disappointed. The food is great, the new buffet brunch is great for the price, the view is lovely and the added attraction of entertainment is very pleasant. We have, at times, sat on the patio to enjoy the beautiful grounds and sunset, along with a delicious meal. The servers are very attentive and friendly. We have also had special groups at Leon's when Tony was the manager and he make sure everything was perfect! Leon's will be our first option for our next group function, again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Pleasure
    bluizes65
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We live here locally and every time we go to Leon's it is always very nice, good food, and the staff is wonderful and polite. Definitely a good place to go! Hope they do New Years Eve again this year! We had a blast last year and the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You honored the reservation ON TIME
    Cinders
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The waiter had a good sense of humor and efficiency way of good service. The food was very good, this was Sunday Brunch. The noise lever was High, not sure anything can be done about that???? The Lobster soup was excellent and with food and DESERTS
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The new buffet Sunday Brunch
    splashVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The new buffet Sunday Brunch is spectacular: Lobster pot pie, blue cheese Mac 'n Cheese, the requisite carving stations, french toast made from cinnamon rolls, etc. Really excellent. And only $24 including bottomless champagne/imimosas. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Leon's food service
    fisherVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Over-all, service and food were quite good. Keep it up Leon.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Th new menu is good, service
    fisherVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Th new menu is good, service is near excellent, an ambiance is good. Cooking quality needs improvement!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reservations
    Gymdee
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I made my reservations via internet and received a confirmation back from Open Table. However when I arrived the restaurant had no record of my reservation?????
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although service continues
    fisherVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Although service continues to be very good, food service is not up to past standards. New Chef cooks heavy on meat and uses excessive sauces!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went to a buffet on Thanksgiving.
    Mike
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Went to a buffet on Thanksgiving. Good - smoked salmon & the shrimp. Great service and views. Bad - prime rib was overcooked and tough. It should have been called "select rib". Could not cut it
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waht a suprise.
    Nick
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    The new brunch at Leon's At the Desert Princess was something special. They now serve a brunch as a buffet with a large selection. All you can eat at a great price. My favorite was the lobster pot pie and the prime rib. It was a memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Spot in the Desert
    MarilynVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We love Leon's! The change of ownership did not change anything for us as we all had excellent meals, fun service and great background music. The sole is probably the best piece of fish I have ever had and they don't disappoint with the new ownership. The coconut shrimp are broiled, not fried, and are outstanding. The steaks and prime rib are perfectly cooked and full of flavor. The dinner salad which comes with your entrée is always crisp, fresh and delicious. Drinks are reasonably priced as is the wine. There were 7 of us for dinner and we all were served hot meals at the same time, water glasses were kept filled and we felt like we were the only diners in a very busy dining room. One of our very favorite restaurants!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Evening meal
    fisherVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Over-all the evening meals at Leon's have been quite good and consistent. There is a new Chef now so some adjustment on part of clients will be necessary. For example, Chef tends to be heavy on cooking steaks (e.g., fillet medium-rare came well done!) and he is very heavy on sauces. Service is quite good. We always enjoy lunch at Leon's. We will keep participating.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Chef
    fisherVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    My wife had a chicken dish which she liked. I had the Special New York which was the poorest meal I have had in the past 6 years at Leons. It was tough and loaded with gristle. Unnecessarily drowned in gravey. No thanks - next time I will go with something the Chef can't ruin.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Leon's
    JAV51VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Brunch is always good. Love their lox and bagels and Unlimited champaign included!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Perfect Dining Experience
    kimmer
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We Have Been Dining At Leons For Many Years. They Are Extremely Consist with An Excellent Menu, Entrees & Wine Are alwaYs DeliciOus, Ambiance Very Nice And Service Is Top Of The Line And Hospitable. Great For Small Or Large Groups, Bday Parties, Bachelorette, Etc. The Perfect Dining Experience. Thank You Tony And David.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    We enjoy a place we can have brunch, lunch, dinner for just the 2 of us, or if you want to host 40 guest that is no problem. Sometimes places for groups is difficult to find in the west valley for this price. The staff hussles and works hard making this enjoyable and the service a step up.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    AddictedDiner
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Leon's has done it again. Their Sunday, bottomless champagne brunch is a winner. Great food and service at an attractive price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food served here
    ps2good
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Went for brunch, after reviewing the dinner menu I knew we had to come back. Great food and a wonderful view....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leon's Never Disappoints
    MarilynVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    We ate here last Friday night with a group of 7. Everyone had a great experience! The service was very attentive, drinks were generous and the food was absolutely fabulous. Their sole is incredibly delicious as is their coconut shrimp. The side salads are served with the entrée and are delicious too. Tony is always the consummate wonderful host. The musical group plays really nice music to dine by...just the right sound and volume. This is definitely one of the best values in the desert with a great menu and some of the best food you will ever eat in a restaurant. Highly recommend Leon's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Reservation overbooking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    It was Mothers Day. But when we got there with a 1:30 reservation for 2 we were told there were 5 tables ahead of us. Not good.... Spoke to manager and was seated immediately. Food was good. The free flowing mimosas were the hit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Mother's Day Brunch
    ArtnJoeVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation time, another 30 minutes to get menus, and 30 minutes more to get mediocre food. When we mentioned the problems to Tony, he basically blew us off and made feeble excuses. Three tries three strikes we won't go back or refer friends or clients.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch
    Missy
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Limited menu for brunch. They were generous with champagne, but overall service was extremely poor and they didn't seem to have enough wait staff. We were charged for 5 brunches rather than 4 and they weren't concerned about mistake.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You Will Never be Disappointed!
    MarilynVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Once again, we were treated to an incredible evening at Leon's. We had a group of 11 people and the table was set up to perfection. The service by Tony was outstanding and everyone raved about their dinners. The salads are always good. One person tried the clam chowder and raved about it. My sole was, as always, fabulous! We had a great evening and the background music really topped it off. We continue to think Leon's is one of the best restaurants in the desert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I realize it was Easter Brunch
    JCCLACAVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    I realize it was Easter Brunch and very busy. It seemed rather disorganized while waiting on a table. I'm happily surprised I recv'd my Open Table Points. When we arrived we told them we had reservations & the host wrote our first name on the list he had in his hand. Our resv was for 12:00, it was just about 12:45 when we were seated. The staff was friendly and kept water and champagne glasses full. The staff was working hard and were pleasant and engaging the whole time. The prime rib was delicious as were the Au'Gratin style potatoes. We also had lamb shank and roasted chicken, both very good as well. I will def be back on a day it isn't so busy. Leon's food is always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter at Leon's! Need I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Easter at Leon's! Need I say more? We arrived earlier than usual and the restaurant was filled with lots of families. As noon rolled around, the Easter Bunny entertained the children, and posed with the patrons, and those clad in Easter Bonnets arrived to liven the crowd. The staff is always accomodating, Tony is the consumate host, the food was delicious, the view - gorgeous. Our favorite venue for brunch, did it again!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had Easter brunch there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    We had Easter brunch there and wanted something a little special and not too spendy. We got exactly what we had hoped. We plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Palm Sunday at Leon's! Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Palm Sunday at Leon's! Our favorite place for Brunch! Tony and his son's are so hospitable, the food is delcious, and the champagne is always flowing! Highly recommended for a great tasty time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Brunch!
    Rpal1375VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Great Brunch! The waiters were generous with the champagne and the portions were ample. Great Value and beautiful views of the golf course. Live Piano is the icing on the cake-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We alway enjoy our time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    We alway enjoy our time at Leon's. I am not big on ambiance, but it is "barny" in there. Service is good but not enough servers. They alway seem harassed and very hurried. We do enjoy it there though and always seem to come back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and food. A
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Great service and food. A fun evening celebrating 60's music.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Really good pricing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Great food. Really good pricing. Our waitress was very attentive and cute as a bug's ear. My steak was a little over cooked but still tender and tasty.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a super brunch sitting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    We had a super brunch sitting outside on the patio that boasts an amazing view. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Two of us had the fried chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Two of us had the fried chicken and it was as dry as a bone. The other two had crab benedict and it was delicious. The server, Fernando, was the best ever. We will be back but will definitely avoid the fried chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall