Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel
Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.colonypalmshotel.com/dining.php
  • Phone: 7609691818x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Saturday: 8:00am-11:00am
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 6:00pm-10:00pm


    Small Plates Served Daily from 4:00pm-6:00pm

    Bar open 1 hour after dinner service ends
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Greg Stillman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Sylvia Echuryan 8005572187x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alejo Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet parking is available and located in front of Colony Palms Hotel.
A word from Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel
Above all else, the food at the Colony Palms Hotel is beyond anything the Coachella Valley has ever experienced.

Situated in the magnificent courtyard of the Colony Palms Hotel, the restaurant design evokes the glamour of the 1930’s and 40’s when the Colony Palms was “the” place to be seen in Palm Springs. Amazing food, stunning decor, mountain views, and gracious service…what more can be said?
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (32)romantic (29)fit for foodies (28)special occasion (27)neighborhood gem (19)great for brunch (16)scenic view (16)hot spot (12)good for groups (11)great for lunch (11)late-night find (9)notable wine list (6)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Some enchanted evening.....
    DesertLaBionda
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    You may be lucky enough to dine at the Purple Palm restaurant. Stunning scenery, soothing ambience, excellent wait staff and incredible food. One of our favorites in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps getting better
    vhrlVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The new Thomas Keller trained chef has added yet another reason to keep coming back. Food was amazining, it was something very special, incredible flavor combinations kept you wanting more. Atmosphere and setting is always consistent creating a beautiful evening dining experience. Service was top notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oasis in the desert
    cheeriosVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I have dined at the Purple Palm and the place just keeps getting better! The food served during my last visit was uniformly outstanding. One of my guests is a professional chef who is seldom pleased at PS restaurants but he loved his meal and the ambience. Our waiter was very knowledgable and friendly but a little disorganized. As it was mid week night in the off season the restaurant was pretty empty. I'll be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Host5
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Hollywood/Beverly Hills atmosphere in Palm Springs, pseudo Moroccan décor, noticeably overprice menu. Cabanna atmosphere around nice pool at patio's edge. Food was good not outstanding, particularly for the excessive price. Service was indifferent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    thevidiot
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was an unexpected pleasure. Generally I don't consider hotel restaurants to be worth the time but the Purple Palm is an exception. Our meals were very flavorful and well presented plus we really enjoyed the Pasta of the Day as an appetizer. The gazpacho was excellent also I am told. Service was excellent and we had the option of dining inside or outside. Very good! I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning!
    BabsVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Sitting by the pool as the sky darkens, palm trees silhouette in the pink sky. The service is discreet and knowledgeable. The bourbon tastes so good in this setting! The food is fresh and locally sourced. Perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really Poor Service
    Donjs
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We live in Palm Springs and we just came back to town. We wanted to check out the new design of the Purple Palm. Martin Lawrence Bullard did an excellent job with the cool wall paper. It looks great! However, the service was so poor and slow for not a very busy night. The food quality was good but the service will keep us from coming back. Our waiter was nice but he seemed over whelmed with tables. The manager walk by several time but never engaged to help his over whelmed waiter. The host stood at the front door with no one coming in. There was a lot of help but no one seemed interested in the customers. We waited forever to pay the bill and I final had to get up and ask the host if he could process the payment. Very Sad...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    marathonGC
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Purple palm is a gem. Everything was spot on from the service to the food and drinks. I would highly recommend. We liked it so much for dinner that we went back for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Lovely. I had a really great time eating at this restaurant. The waiters were FANTASTIC and the place beautiful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service is exceptional, and the surroundings are beautiful. One will not be disappointed by the food either. Great spot!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great service! we had an awesome server on saturday, so enjoyable, attentive and accomadating. The food was really good and it was the perfect setting for a ladies night out while on vacation in palm springs. We stayed at the parker but due the service at the rest. we decieded we would like to try the colony next time due to the hospitality. Hang on to that server...wish I could recall his name. thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunset dining
    palmspringsdining
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a very nice table inside a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DaniCVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Excellent food and service. Nice restaurant. Nice menu. Very little ambience though. Some people wore bathing suits and flip flops
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it
    Yummm
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Service was amazing. Such a great little Palm Springs spot! Server was fun and on top of his game. Maitre D was very accommodating and fun to talk to. Enjoyed one of the best meals I have had in California thus far!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MacguffinVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    One of the really top spots for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a staff!
    ljcapVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    In addition to the fact that the food was special, the place is beautiful, and the service terrific, I don't know where they find these waiters and bus boys but everyone looked like they stepped off a modeling runway. It added to the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely and Loud
    DocHolliday
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great decor. Great service. Food was good with some minor issues. Wine was served too warm. Octopus was tough. But overall pretty good food for Palm Springs. We were there early on a Saturday night and the noise level went from quiet (and romantic) to painfully high (and annoying). I might try it again early on a weekday night to see if the noise level is more acceptable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • polished professionalism
    rightisright
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    An experienced host, good service and a great meal are what you can expect at the Purple Palm. The Moroccan atmosphere of the hotel spa is carried into the dining room. The hotel and restaurant are a class act without any outdated-nostalgia or over sentimentality. You can expect contemporary food in a beautiful setting with the right amount of attention throughout your meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    specials
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Beautiful spot & delicious food! Loved the decor, the bartender ws very knowledegable; as well as the wait staff. The fish dishes were cooked perfectly, and the presentation was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a pleasure to dine pool side!
    NotHard2PleaseVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had the most enjoyable time enjoying brunch poolside. Food was good, service great and the setting is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale yet Laid back Venue
    Channeleleven
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I have dined here twice in June , each time with the same welcomed professional service. The Ambiance was inviting from the hot Palm Springs air. The service was friendly and professional . The food recommendations were honest on both what they thought for the night and what we described as wanting. As my friend is a vegetarian, they were accommodating with side dishes from all entrees, not just an assortment of vegetables, the chef has a flair.... The salads were crisp. the steak and lobster special divine and our waiters wine choice great.. Tucked away from the downtown area it is a little hard to find , but well worth it....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • review
    richardVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The Purple Palm is one of our favorite restaurants. Sunday was no exception ..... the food was delicious .... our server was simply the best. A great evening all the way around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 393 reviews are from the Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel reviews archive.
  • Service and food
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was good but the service was very slow. We have always like this place but I am not sure when I will come back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • laid back elegance
    40xx
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    when in Palm Springs we always dine at Purple Palm.....just so comfortable.....reliable....and nostalgic waiter in particular is warm, friendly, charming and relaxed putting his guest at ease with wine and food suggestions.....not very crowded in May especially if you dine early.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tom Anderson
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great, unexpected find. Beautiful setting. Food, drinks and service was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We love Purple Palm. We go there for special occasions as much as just for dinner. It's consistently delicious, and the service is always warm, knowledgeable and efficient. The staff goes out of the way to anticipate and satisfy customer needs. I love LOVE LOVE the lamb sirloin; it's one of the main reasons I go there, plus the gorgeous setting outside, intimate (the lovely courtyard with vintage swimming pool) and expansive (the mountain views). The new chef is starting to make his mark, and we loved his halibut. We hear he might nix the lamb sirloin. PLEASE don't!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything great!
    tomronVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The service, the food, the ambiance, everything great as well as friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • my weekend at the Palms!!
    Lynnie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I was at the Colony Palms for a three day weekend wedding event " a celebration of lovers" as it were!! Everything was fabulous ...the wedding took over the entire hotel so had several meals ..including a sit down wedding dinner for 150 people..it was fabulous ..the wait staff and bartenders all stellar in manners and service! I was duly impressed and would recommend and return!! Lynn Webb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great time
    VenicefoodlvrVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    My friend and I had a great meal - outside, by the pool, the food was very good, the cocktails great, wine fairly priced - it really is a small great gem
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again.
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Having been a faithful Purple Palm customer going there and average of at least monthly during season and sometimes as much as twice a week, all I can say is the new chef is a big disappointment, but that possibly could have been an off night. What is unforgivable was the arrogant attitude of the new Host manning the reception. He rudely told us that our preferred outside table was not available (the first time in 15 visits that has ever happened, made up some story and then stuck us in a corner. It turned out they must have had a far more lucrative reservation for a large birthday party that arrived two hours later, but his attitude about the whole thing was completely out of keeping with the PP as it once was..
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  • love the purple palm!!
    laurenmakesjewelryVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    celebrated my 43rd birthday on Thursday night and had such a beautiful memorable dinner. the staff is exceptional and made sure I had a special night. thank you so much!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picturesque and Perfect
    Chululu
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    What a gem! Perfect restaurant to meet and socialize with friends from the East Coast in a picturesque setting.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming!
    RikrasVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Like no other! You feel transported to a charming, sophisticated, elegant, but relaxed Mediterranean world. One of my favorites!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    What can I say absolutely amazing!! Walking through the court yard into the restaurant after dark could not of made this experience any better, it was all most enchanting like. Entering the foyer of the restaurant, the decor is stunning! You almost forget that it's 2014 and not the summer of 1938. Our host and server sat us promptly after arriving. The service was exceptional and didn't fall short of anything but exceptional, and our server was great! The menu has a quaint array of tapas style offerings, cheese plate market price, a grilled Caesar salad, fresh oysters on the half shell and braised short rib something for every one. The food also did not fall short, perfect portions for a hot night. My husband and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Kitchen and waitstaff were obviously overwhelmed that day and unable to cope with the demand.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific Evening
    Sooz
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We had a fabulous evening here. The service was excellent, the setting, poolside, was perfect for such a warm night and our dinner was delicious! I would dine here again for sure.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Setting, Food is Only Fair
    jimandjohnpdxVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The restaurant has indoor seating and a lovely poolside outdoor setting. Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted by a very welcoming hostess and seated at a very nice table poolside. Our server Brian was five star. He was friendly, professional and took great care of us. Prior to dinner we ordered a Martini—and it was a great one. The meal left something to be desired. We found the dinner menu uninspiring and ordinary. I ordered the "Grilled Pork Tenderloin" and it was overcooked, dry and not very tasty. My husband ordered the "Short Ribs" and he enjoyed his meal. We think that this would be a great place for "Happy Hour," not for dinner. Dinner for two (Martini, dinner, 1 glass wine) totaled $141.18.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Oasis!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Service and food up to the same high standards as 3 yrs. ago when we first dined here. Took Brian's food recommendations and the grilled caesar and deep fried avocado were divine. Still thinking about it! Have recommended this place to many friends back in Vancouver, BC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    Harri73aVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Love this place. Very chilled, great atmosphere and always food good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular setting, okay food
    Eataround
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    The setting is spectacular: outdoors facing the pool with a backlit hotel and the mountains in the distance--really breathtaking. Unfortunately, the food and wine on a weeknight were not at the same level of excellence. When the high point of a $200 dinner is the olives, something is wrong with the kitchen. The lamb loin was beautifully seasoned but served cold ( I was afraid to send it back for reheating because it would become overcooked), and the cioppino was missing its saffron so the broth looked like dishwater. The wine list was thoughtful, but the bottle we ordered had dropped its fruit indicating that they could have problems with their storage (as in, overheated). A drink at sunset, with olives, might be a better option here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate