Ordered from the appetizer
Ordered from the appetizer menu for 4 people. Great food.
Service on this nite not as good as week prior.
Slow and forgot our salad.
Will definately return on next trip to Palm Desert.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service was excellent.
Food and service was excellent. We ate inside and the noise was so loud it nearly ruined the experience.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not on the menu but wonderful
Not on the menu but wonderful Key Lime Pie Martinis
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tommy Bahama's is always the right choice for any event or just because.........
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very good Really
Food was very good
Really liked the background guitar music
Would return just to listen and relax
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beautiful restaurant with good food
The rooftop setting is very open, spacious and provides a wonderful view of the mountains from virtually any table. The restaurant has a very relaxing ambiance. The food was very good. The crab bisque was flavorful and served hot. The braised short rib - delicious. The brussel sprouts were perfectly cooked. My friends Thai Shrimp and Scallops had a lovely lemongrass flavor. The Pina Colada cake was just average, but the Malted Chocolate Pie was very good. I wouldn't recommend a restaurant just for the view, but with the view, ambiance, plus good food - it is worth it.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love Tommy Bahamas
We love the coconut shrimp. The piña colata rocked too! The service was outstanding.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been to Tommy Bahamas
I have been to Tommy Bahamas quite a few times. This particular time we took my daughter, and my niece and nephew. They were throughly impressed. Everything was great.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server was awesome! We
Our server was awesome! We were able to be seated earlier than our reservation, per our request, in the bar. The roasted veggies were a little undercooked but still tasty. Otherwise, the rest of the food was great.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very busy Friday, but the
A very busy Friday, but the food and service were still excellent.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Didn't realize that Tommy
Didn't realize that Tommy Bahama's had a restaurant on the roof of the store. Excellent seafood and appreciated the attention to detail regarding food allergies and sensitivities.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went with 6 kids and when we sat down we got a waiter that appeared not so happy that he was going to serve us...15 min later we got a fantastic waiter that was very attentive and told us she had 3 kids of her own! Great food and good kids menu!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always fun to sit outside
Always fun to sit outside and enjoy their nice selection of drinks and appetizers.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service was very
Food and service was very good. However, the hostess sat us just outside the door to the patio, with high traffic and no view, even though there were numerous tables available at better locations throughout the patio, especially at 8:30 pm. Consideration should be given to the customer's best experience and not where the next waiter's table is in their rotation assignment. Other than that, it was a pleasant experience.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
always love this place, great
always love this place, great drinks, great appetizers
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for a casual lunch/dinner
Have been there many, many times over the years for lunch and dinner,and have never had a bad meal. They have a great selection of drinks to choose from At lunch my favorite is the Cuban Sandwich, they also make great Ahi Tacos, I mean really great.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my top favorites
Delicious food and great presentation. Always great
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Adore this location!
Great food, service and atmosphere! Staff is always at 100%. Never had a bad experience, even when they are slammed.
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trendy place on El Paseo
We had purchased a wine bag (from downstairs store), for $38.00. Having done that, you can bring a bottles of wine and they waive the corkage fee. Normal fee is $20.00. So within two visits you've pretty much paid for the cost of the bag. And, most importantly brought your own wonderful bottle of vintage wine. We almost always order the ribs, but are finding them a little overcooked. If its fish you are hungry for, go to the Crab Pot where they have daily fresh fish and 30% less costs. Although that restaurant is not nearly as trendy. So, basically at Tommy's you are paying for the name and to say you ate there.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Patio dining in the desert
Tommy Bahamas can be really crowded with a long wait, but last week we ate their twice at 11:30 for an early lunch and found it quiet and comfortable with attentive service. Palm Desert can be unbearably hot but the patio with shade is nice and makes me feel like I'm on vacation. The appetizers are delicious and although pricy are nice portions. It's hard for us to get past the tuna Napoleon and the ahi tuna tacos. The cold gazpacho soup with large shrimp, if it's offered as a special, is wonderful too. The margarita is fresh and good. Very nice lunches, twice.
5/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, patio dining
We come for lunch whenever we are in Palm Desert. It gets really busy, but now takes Open Table reservations all day. Come early at 11:30 a.m. and you will have your choice of tables--by 12:30 it's full. We usually dine on the appetizers--the ahi tuna tacos and the tuna Napoleon are our favorites, as well as the seafood Gazpacho soup, if it's being offered as a special. The prices are high but the servings generous. The margaritas are good too!
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - so so service
The food was delicious as usual; the service was not that good. It was Mother's Day, we ate early (5:30 pm) before the rush. The food was terrific - our waiter Ryan was so so. He didn't really seem interested in serving us and disappeared for a long time - we had to ask other waiters for refills, etc. The food was delivered in pieces - two dinners, then another , then another... made for everyone waiting for the final dinner and cold food for some.
As I said - it was early and wasn't that busy - could have had more attention to detail and true enthusiasm.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day brunch for 9
We all very much enjoyed the selections we made. The food was just right besides being delicious
Being the oldest Mother I was so pleased with the food, ambience & friendliness of our waiter. He added to this joyous occasion
We were celebrating a family reunion so there were anniverseries, birthdays besides Mother's Day to celebrate
When we go to Palm Desert again we will return to Tommy Bahamas
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
TB at First Sight
I have always enjoyed dining at TB. I especially like their coconut scrimp. We ere lucky to sit with pillows at our back. The weather was cool and the view great.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful outdoor patio and food!
We tried eating here during the busy spring season and it was crazy busy. Decided to go back once the crowds left and see what made this place so popular.
Made a sunset reservation . Dined outdoors on patio. Fans and timed misters where great!
Dishes were very creative...as were cocktails.
Crowd was mixed ages which was nice!
Service ver attentive.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We felt very comfortable on the outdoor patio. There was a loose canopy high above us, which allowed a nice air flow and also let any noise from other tables to escape. I had the 8 oz. Filet. It was amazing. The meat melted in your mouth. It came with cauliflower mash [which you couldn't tell that it wasn't potatoes,] and portabello mushrooms.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Feels like a mini vacation!
Food and service are excellent. Ambiance takes you away to the Caribbean...enjoy the trip!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had made reservations for seven, four adults, two teens and six year old. The hostes sat us as soon as we arrived.
The server came by quickly to get our drink orders and let us know of their specials. She was very attentive throughout our stay and was very good with the six year old.
The children all had burgers and fries. The special was a large sea-food/shrimp cocktail. More than enough for a meal. Was excellent. After the meal the server brought a small birthday dessert with candle.......all quite dignified, no silliness that some places do.
All in all a very nice meal, celebration of a families. Birthday and time spent.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had not been there in a
We had not been there in a while. Since our last visit, they've remodeled the interior and the patio and revised the menu.....both very positive. The food and the service were excellent. We really enjoyed it and we will be back soon.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tommy Bahama's for Dinner
We went with our neighbors. The filet was very tender and very good. It was not real crowded (Tuesday night) so it was quiet and we could sit and talk as long as we wanted.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday party fun
We went for my daughters 19th birthday and we had a great time. We happened to go during Restaurant Week so they had a couple specials that we took advantage of. The food was delicious and the bread and butter was to die for. The noise level did get a bit loud by the end of the meal but we made the most of it. The waiter brought a creme brûlée with a candle for my daughter for her 'birthday cake' and we all took a couple bites from it. The food is a little pricey but worth every penny. We continue to come back for special occasions so we much enjoy it!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not restaurants fault, but table next to us had obnoxious people... we ate in a hurry to get out fast. Food was fantastic, service was wonderful.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pineapple Cree brûlée in a pineappl
I had the crab stuffed shrimp served on almond rice with spinach. Delicious! Big chunky bites of crab cake stuffed into beautifully prepared large prawns. It was perfectly prepared and went delicious with the wonderfully buttery glass of chard the server suggested. Then, to top it off, she came round with the sweets tray, don't mind of I do! Thick creamy delicious crew brûlée filled to the brim of a pineapple cut in half and then fired to a golden brown sugary crust on top. Big sweet pieces of pinapple in each bite! Delicious!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have enjoyed Tommy Bahamas in several locations for many years, and have our favorite dishes. This last time we ordered our favorite, saba steak salad, medium rare, and it came out charred pretty heavily. The dressing also had much more spice than usual, so the overall salad was not nearly as amazing as usual. Maybe they just have a new chef here....we will be back to try again.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service and yummy food!
May girlfriends and I made reservations for dinner after our shopping trip on El Paseo. The service was fantastic and the menu was delicious. We were still enjoying the hot bread and sweet butter when our meals arrived. We will definitely return on our next holiday!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My only complaint would be the noise level. I wish there was a way to make it not so loud in there. It is very difficult to hear others at your table unless they are sitting right next to you. Amanda, our server, was great. My Thai shrimp and scallops was delicious and I would definitely recommend it and get it again myself.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the ambience,food and service.Always enjoy going to a Tommy Bahama Cafe.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tommy Bahama review
It was a most enjoyable dinning experience. Everything was perfect. The food the service the entire evening.
Will definately be back again.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service.
There were 2 loud parties there at the same time
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a terrific meal. There was a steal drum musician singer who was fantastic!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food & atmosphere were
The food & atmosphere were perfect as always. That's why we keep coming back.
Thank you for a delightful experience.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining Experience
My recent dinner at Tommy Bahama's was excellent in every way. The food was perfectly prepared and well-presented, the waiter was personable and efficient and sitting outside was delightful. Although some past experiences have been less enjoyable, this one was thoroughly so.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the sunset as we also enjoyed a delicious dinner!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food With A View
Tommy Bahama's is one of those rare great lunch places where you can have a wonderful view of the mountains while dining on first rate wonderful food. The lunch appetizer and entree choices are interesting and with great variety. I had the salmon salad for lunch and it was amazing to me how something that was helathy could taste so wonderful. The seasonings and the accompanying ingredients matched perfectly. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to construct a wonderful day of food and shopping on El Paseo!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place is great. It is
This place is great. It is kind of pricey, but the food lives up to the price. Most of us ordered appetizers as our main course; I would recommend the Chicken Lollipops! I was also very impressed to see Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes on the menu.
For Open Table, I would like to see the option to select outdoor dining on the reservation.
The Patio entertainment was great. My 9 year old niece had a great time dancing to the music!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
great view of the mountains
great view of the mountains if you sit on the patio
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
35th Wedding Anniversary
My wife and I were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and chose to celebrate at Tommy Bahamas in Palm Desert. Upon arrival the hostess immediately greeted us to our table. The food was delivered quickly and tasted great! Overall, the evening was well represented and we will be returning there in the near future.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining al Fresco
Beautiful views, service great - food was perfect. Sunset on the upstairs patio at Tommy Bahama's in Palm Desert - life is good!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We sat in the patio for a birthday lunch for my friend. She had a view of the mountains and she was delighted. The food was great, big portions.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better Than Ever
Sure, i's easy to disparage chain restaurants, but not Tommy Bahama. Once again we enjoyed a wonderful evening on at a Tommy B. In fact it was better than ever. They continue to stay committed to keeping every detail up to snuff. The perfect level of heat on the outdoor terrace, fun live music at an energetic but not-too-loud level, great service, and excellent cuisine. The whole restaurant was a joyful place to be, but then isn't that what the Tommy Bahama lifestyle is all about?
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM