Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tommybahama.com/
  • Phone: 7608360188
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Island Time Happy Hour 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Rey Baysa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: call for information
  • Entertainment: Live Island Music, call for a schedule
  • Special Events: Visit us for Island Time for great deals on appetizer small plates, signature drinks, beer, and wine 4-6pm Seven Days A Week.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: El Paseo & Larkspur Lane.

    El Paseo Courtesy Cart available for free transportation to the shops along the paseo.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Attached, covered parking available.
A word from Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert
Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and good food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life. For more information: www.tommybahama.com
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (58)great for lunch (37)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (34)special occasion (33)scenic view (33)fit for foodies (29)vibrant bar scene (29)hot spot (20)kid-friendly (20)great for brunch (17)romantic (12)notable wine list (9)late-night find (6)Show More
  • TBR was recommended by an
    dHaricots
    Dined on 6/10/2008
    TBR was recommended by an associate recently, we put it on calendar for my wife's 50th birthday and we were impressed. The previous weekend we hosted a large party at our home and the wife wanted a quiet yet memorable repast for her birthday evening. The menu variety was abridged but the selections were varied enough for different tastes. We had in mind seafood but both selected beef based on the descriptions. The service was superb; Enrique made sure we had a delightful experience. The MOD stopped by to offer a happy birthday to my wife, and left us an encouragement (and a card for a complementary desert) to return, which we will.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tommy B's is always terrific.
    steveDes
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    Tommy B's is always terrific. Went with the cashew crusted fish, it was perfect. others had tuna, beef and pork, all outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would not recommend this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    I would not recommend this restaurant for dinner. One member of our party had to send his dinner back. It was not edible. We have been several times during lunch and it is great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    The food was great and service very good. Beware of the drinks,as they're on the strong side. How can you go wrong with a nice rum drink and steel drum music?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was very disappointed, due
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    I was very disappointed, due to the fact that it was my special birthday, and the reason for booking the reservation was because in the past, the food has always been very good. However, my steak was too well done, not medium as I had requested, and the mashed potatoes had hard skins in them. As a matter of fact, I complained to the waitress about the hard skins in the potatoes, and she replied that the chef fixes them that way, and that is the reason they are called "smashed" potatoes. I don't mind paying the price for an excellent dinner, but in this case, I would have preferred to stay home and fix my own birthday dinner. Unless something is improved, I will think twice about recommending this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salad was boring, unimaginative
    MaryFredVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2008
    Salad was boring, unimaginative and unsatisfying. Really bad.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place to share with
    jamessaysyesVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    Wonderful place to share with friends..One of our favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I am in the Palm Springs area
    RBNFastFoodVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    I am in the Palm Springs area a couple of times a year and always make sure I stop in at Tommy Bahama's at least once every time I visit. The food, ambience and service are always worth returning for. Thanks for an always enjoyable culinary experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    We had a wonderful time at Tommy Bahamas. The food was excellent although on the high end as far as price goes. We had excellent service and a beautiful view. I would definitely recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waitress was not attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Our waitress was not attentive to our needs at all. We had to ask her for water and soda refills. We had to ask her for extra folks for dessert. We've been to Tommy Bahama's on several occasions, this is the worst service ever!! We noticed that she was very attentive to the table next to us. We were a party of 4, and they were a party of 8!! It was very embarrassing to rave about the restaurant to our out-of-town friends and received such poor service. Would definitely consider other options in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance, service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Great ambiance, service and food. A totally enjoyable spot for an early dinner. Great, live music added the perfect feel. My 14-year old son said they were the best ribs he ever had and is pestering me to schedule another Palm Springs weekend so we can go to Tommy Bahama for dinner again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There were four of us in a
    Balintina
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    There were four of us in a booth and we are not big people. The pillows are a nice touch but they were in the way and I wasn't going to sit on them. The table was nice but so crowed with candles, wine menus etc... Even the servers made a comment that the tables are not big enough for our meals. The candles also smelled maybe becuase there were three of them. everyone commented they could smell the wax/oil. -Bottom line...the booth tables are too narrow to hold appetizers, plates, menus,drinks bread and the candles could be scented or ask customers if they want them removed. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependable good food and service
    OjailynVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    Dependable good food and service - Can eat light or heavy---varied menu - Always a hit with "Out of Towners".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it, fun place, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Love it, fun place, great food and drinks and have always had good service! Fellow playing layed back tropical sets helps set the scene, very nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Request Patio Seating for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Request Patio Seating for a great warm evening. Try the mohijtos.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were ignored for 15 minutes
    judyyankVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    We were ignored for 15 minutes after being seated and finally had to ask who our waiter was. When he finally arrived he was very nice and attentive but each course took a long time to arrive. We have dined here several times and this was the first time we had this problem which surprised us particularly since we dined early and the restaurant was not crowded.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband ordered the ribs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    My husband ordered the ribs and he was sick after eating them. I had the halibut and it was wonderful. I think the sauce on the ribs may have been too rich which caused him to be sick for most of the night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor rating on food was due
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Poor rating on food was due to one meal (halibut) was either not good or cooked improperly. It was soft and runny.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good and the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    Food was good and the service was fine. Never a complaint about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Management was excellent...very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    Management was excellent...very attentive to our needs Loud noise was expected....Sitting outside and many patrons
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our experience was good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    Our experience was good. Waiter provided good service. My only complaint was the manager had an attitude. As the sun was going down, we asked the waiter if the misters could be turned off. We saw our waiter discuss our request to the manager and he kept looking at out table with the an attitude. During our dinner, the manager came over to several tables in our area and asked how everything was and walked by out table with a surly grin, not acknoledging our presence. We were not the only customers who wanted the misters turned off.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even though we had reservations
    Van123VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Even though we had reservations we had to wait nearly 25 minutes to be seated. I also mentioned that it was my birthday when I made the reservation and although I did not expect anything special, it would have been nice if it had at least been acknowledged.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly enjoyed the combination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Truly enjoyed the combination of great dining upstairs (salads are awesome) and the shopping downstairs. It is very unique and fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love this place. It's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    We love this place. It's ALWAYS consistent! Crab cakes, ribs and steak are top notch. The Pina~colada cake is the best! Service with a smile has been habitual and the wait staff's attention to detail makes Tommy Bahama's one of our favorites when dining in the desert.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    The food and service were great, but it was very loud and our table was in a walk way were I get getting my chair bumped into.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The only negative to our visit
    GrammyK
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    The only negative to our visit was that we had made the reservations and asked for a table outside, but when we arrived we were told many others had been waiting and been seated, so we could eat inside or wait for a table. We ended up waiting nearly 1/2 hour to be seated outdoors. From then on, the night was great. John was a wonderful waiter! We had overhead a restaurant critic at another restaurant say he ended up at the other (seafood place in same center) because of the wait at Tommy's and I guess it's pretty common. Oh, well, it was worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good and
    Zelda21
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    The food was very good and the ambience excellent. Our server was very friendly and competent. I don't know why they are not eliglble for Open Table points though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After our food arrived our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    After our food arrived our server was never heard from again -
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great concept - good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Great concept - good food - prices high vs quality and experience vs our other dining out experiences. The portions are above average. Decor & music were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We eat here every time we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We eat here every time we visit Palm Desert, usually for lunch. It's always been good. Only complaint about this visit (Easter Sunday brunch) was that our table was so close to the adjoining table that the backs of our chairs were touching and we were able to hear more of our neighbor's conversation than I would have preferred. This shouldn't have happened.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food, atmosphere and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    The food, atmosphere and service were great. We had a nice dinner and drinks before seeing a show at the performing arts center. The location was both beautiful and convenient. I would recommend it as a SUPER place for dinner any night of the week. We are anxious to go back and try other items on the menu... and of course more of the delicious drinks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great execution of described
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    Great execution of described menu items. Service friendly and upbeat, the patio looked fun,but too chilly the night we were there...we will be back, that is a good thing !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place located in the "high
    fredinlb
    Dined on 1/11/2008
    Fun place located in the "high end" shopping distric of the Palm Desert on El Paseo. Though not my first choice of restaurants it is a great place to go and always good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good food. clean place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/8/2007
    very good food. clean place. fun. upbeat. open and airy. realyl like the staff and the food is really good. definetly a good place for a date or romantic dinner, but also can be a family night out. had live music, which was at a low level so wasnt intrusive. loved it
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vacation highlight lunch and
    rocor
    Dined on 7/6/2007
    Vacation highlight lunch and dinner location! Love it, wish there were more locations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place was a nightmare!
    NameVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2006
    This place was a nightmare! Someone should have warned me this was a bad tourist restaurant. We waited 1.5 hrs even though we had a reservation! And then, they tried to seat us at the worst possible table - near the very front where other diners were waiting. The food was awful - my steak was overcooked (twice!) and vegetables (if that's what they were) were soggy. The wait-person lost all respect when she tried to justify the hosts' behavior. Once of the WORST restaurant experiences I've had in my lifetime. It was BAD.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic