The Purple Room
The Purple Room

The Purple Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.purpleroompalmsprings.com/
  • Phone: 7603224422x
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Dinner served 3pm to midnight, Tuesday thru Sunday
    • Late Night Menu served from 11pm to 2am Friday & Saturday
    • Happy Hour, 3pm–7pm, Tuesday thru Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Mark VanLaanen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: The Gand Band, Fridays & Saturdays @ 9pm
    THe Judy Show, Sundays at 7:30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Sunrise Way
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Purple Room
In the early 60s Palm Springs’ Purple Room at Club Trinidad became the sweet spot of the swinging supper club scene. Cats like Frank and Dino hung with their pals to eat, drink play. The Purple Room re-opens with its pedigree legacy in mind. We embrace the style, the carefree and creative spirit of that era. With a nod to its history, we will be making history of our own. We are one of two original Rat Pack hang outs left in the desert today. We have brought back the style and class of the purple room, offering quality entertainment for the desert. Like our big brother,TRIO Restaurant, it’s a local favorite a place where you can come in feel at home.

Celebrity sightings. You never know who will be at the PR, so we ask that you allow our guests to enjoy themselves.

What happens at The Purple Room … Stays at The Purple Room.

It’s where Palm Springs Plays!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Purple Room reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (45)hot spot (42)neighborhood gem (38)late-night find (37)special occasion (33)good for groups (22)fit for foodies (21)romantic (17)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (2)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Not so great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This place came highly recommended, but it was near empty, food was dry and service wasn't that great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go somewhere else
    Jerryj2VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Was recommended - wish we had skipped - many other great options in PS - avoid this spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    ServeMeGoodFood
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We were excited to read about the new chef and menu and decided to celebrate my partners birthday. What a disappointment. Performers on stage and camera crew right next to us filming them for some kind of promo/ad. Really? That should have been done during off hours. Staff inconsistent and Manager/ Front Person not becoming for the job. Dress was way too casual. The food was no better than what we would expect in an average hotel restaurant. It seemed like the dishes were prepared ahead to time and warmed to order, and it took a very long time for the food to come out. Staff more interested in talking amongst themselves than taking care of guests. I want to like this place, but they really need more owner oversight here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wonderful supper club atmosphere. great band and music. Wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Purple Room - Not To Be Missed!
    SanFranciscoResident2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I came to the Purple Room twice - could not believe the great food at happy hour (half-price till 7PM). Then I stayed for dinner and the musical entertainment. I am on vacation from San Francisco - I wish we had the Purple Room there! So, when in Palm Springs, don't miss the nostalgic look back to the 1950-1960 supper club ambience. You will have a great fun time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Back in time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    You feel like you are transported back in time to the era of Greta Garbo, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe days with the vibe at this place. Good entertainment, good food, good place to relax with a cocktail.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Purple Maybe...
    BillN
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    So my girlfriend and I went to new re-opening weekend. Nice ambience when you walk in with jazz music playing. Problems start here. I had reservations for a table up by band but they had given it away by mistake so we got sat in a rear table behind bar. Waitress seemed nice but brought us the wrong drink orders, really? Good looking menu, we tried the recommended duck, but we requested a different vegetable, they forgot. Duck was delicious. Live jazz band was really good and old school. After a few good drinks you're able to dance romantically with your sweetheart! I think the Purple Room has good potential, just was not ready for new menu and reopen inch staff wise. I will try again next month with hopes that they are more organized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Intimate, festive supper club; seating literally next to entertainment. Food was outstanding from ahi tuna appetizer to filet with lobster.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Johnny Meza and Company
    lovethepurpleroom
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Johnny Meza and his band sounded amazing!! Great energy for dancing and fun. I think Johnny is a wonderful vocalist and puts on a fantastic show. My friends and I will be back every Friday in September to catch this fabulous entertainer. The food and service are wonderful also! Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Evening
    RvEeats
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I loved the food and the entire experience. Our dinner companions thought the music too loud to have a conversation and we were seated in a booth far in the back. That said, maybe a little less amplification!? I was happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, fun fun!
    PalmSpringsMama
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We attended a show which was terrific. There is a small dance floor for those that choose to indulge and it is way to the side of the dining room so the diners/patrons can still enjoy the show. The servers are terrific, too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place for dinner
    bluebirdie2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have been to the Purple Room numerous times and have always been happy with everything. I enjoy going when a show is scheduled. I know most of the areas performers who are excellent such as The Judy Show or Michael as himself. I am usually alone so I sit at the bar where I can enjoy the show. I noticed that the sound system is much better. I will always come back !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Machin Mulisha a must see
    kellydawn
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This fun, vibrant band of talented, upbeat performers, never dissapointes!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the Ribs...
    ImprovGuy
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Sweet potato fries and night club entertainment. Extensive cocktail menu. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice "Rat Pack" vibe
    PJandJB
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This restaurant has nice 50's ambience. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Palm Springs
    RonB9
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This place is a throw back to the old Palm Springs. Supper club with jazz music.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Place Where Palm Springs Eats!
    RSquaredVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Trio was our favorite spot when we came to town, but now the Purple Room (part of the Trio family) has taken over. It's small, the food is delicious, the service great and it was one of the few places in PS that isn't overrun with obnoxious bachelorette parties taking selfies and clamoring over their gay wait staff. The bartender made a delicious raspberry lemon drop martini, Danielle is an amazing server from start to finish and the filet mignon was the best I have ever had compared to any high end steakhouse. This place is small, intimate, can be a bit loud, but the ambiance makes it a place to enjoy and remember. We felt welcome from the moment we walked in. Having a reservation definitely helps. We will be back to dine for sure!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night of Entertainment
    Outonthetowm
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went to the Purple Room to see Kal David and we weren't disappointed! Service was excellent, we never had to want for anything. Our waiter, Al, was new but we would have never known if he hadn't told us. He was outstanding, along with all the other staff members. Very relaxed atmosphere. We shared the ribs, they were just Ok. The real star was Kal David and Miss Lauri. If you love the blues and want to be entertained, then you shouldn't miss it. Kal is amazing. We would go again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening!
    BB13
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We thought the food was delicious. And the band was lots of fun. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rat Pack
    AJOCONNELL
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    See Tiltle and Repeat...... The Bar swings all night with a staff that is well-trained...OLD SCHOOL~
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DBLuckmanVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    If you love the old Palm Springs vibe, you have to go to The Purple Room. Great food, ambiance, history and entertainment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great entertainment! nice employees
    lisaVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This place is a supper club type of environment, has limited parking,you need to go early to find street parking). Manager Tom tries hard to accommodate seating, works hard and is always gracious. Tables for two are small, should be replaced with larger if you're dining to be more comfortable. Food pricey and just ok, we'd like to see more American kind of dishes at lower prices. Entertainer Kal David is outstanding and why we go, good happy hour too! The venue should get hotel to allow parking in their spaces. Also would be appreciated if on some Saturday nights advance notice given that there may be a wait for an early show to end before going in, and guests should be allowed to at least have a drink and wait at the bar more comfortably.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Purple Room Palm Springs
    diningduo
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our dining experience at the Purple Room was great! We arrived early, 5:30 expecting the early bird menu, unfortunately the gentleman that was at the reception area let us know there would be a comedy show that evening and they could not offer specials. We were invited to pay $50.00 ea. for dinner and a 7 p.m. show if we would like. We opted to dine off the regular menu and skip the show. Our appetizer was fried oysters Dinner for myself was the ribs which were fall off the bone, mouth watering delicious! My husband had the lamb chops, perfectly cooked with mint jelly... Our waiter for the evening was Chris who was absolutely wonderful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Purple Pleasure
    Trixi
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I am so happy I decided to try the Purple Room. I tend to stay in hotels on the south side of town, and the sign caught my eye. After reading some reviews, I booked a table for me and my 3 friends. "Mr. Fabulous" was playing, and it was incredibly fun. Our waiter, Chris was fantastic, and helped us with lots of food & drink recommendations. My group all enjoyed their delicious meals, and the entertainment was so fun. I have already told many friends about it, and can't wait to go back!! A must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommended!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great new discovery for us locals. We had so much fun, the service was excellent, food fabulous and entertainment a blast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music at The Purple Room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Although frequent patrons of The Purple Room, this was our first time to see and hear the Michael Holmes Trio. When you combine very good food and service with great music - you get a terrific evening. Highly recommend this venue and this show.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was great!
    lisaVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    although the table we had was not the most comfortable (even though we'd had a standing reservation and were disappointed the table we received was against the wall,small and uncomfortable, we were offered one closer to the stage but it would've been to loud and it was still small) so the tables for two need to be a bit larger for food and room space to be comfortable. The food and show and service were outstanding. The host Tom very very kind and gracious and did his best to try to help us and said wed get a more comfortable on our return for which we are appreciative. Nice employees all around and a great supper club!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • review
    richardVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    What a wonderful neighborhood find. The food was delicious, & well presented. Will go back again with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Justright1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food guite good and portions large. Had a great time at the concert.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a long trip there.
    Mainiacs
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had a rack of lamb that was scrumptious. That night the group, "Mr. Fabulous" were performing. All the musicians were excellent but the pianist and the saxophone player were OUTSTANDING. Worth a trip to Palm Springs to hear them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr. Fabulous!!
    missthill
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had a fantastic time!! I came with my bachelorette party and the staff and Mr. Fabulous made us feel like we were special and truly made my night special. The food was great--highly recommend the rib eye! The crowd, although somewhat mature, was friendly and enthusiastic. We had many options, and went with The Purple Room on a whim--SO GLAD!! I will remember this night forever :-) We went to Lulu's on Saturday night and it was a let down...the food was okay, but no recognition and not one congrats...sad...and there were at least 6 other bridal parties and none of us were treated any differently than any other customer. If you want to feel special, or if you wan to celebrate with class, then the Purple Room is the place to go :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Purple
    PSDiner
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The Purple Room is a fun place to go for a good meal or night out. The service was good and the entertainment was excellent.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Show of Yesteryears
    TravelBears
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We totally enjoyed the whole evening. The waiter was outstanding and very attentive. The trio on Wednesday Night played all the old standards of the Rat Pat Era and was quit entertaining. The bonus was that the food was delicious. We all had rack of lamb. The nightclub feel of yesteryears was the draw, so don't miss a night out on the town at The Purple Room
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food, Fun, FaB
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We went to Purple Room during Restaurant Week. The Food is absolutely fabulous. My husband and I shared each of our choices I had Fresh Salmon with Crab Cakes as Appetizer and he had the Bone In Rib Eye Steak with Brussel Sprouts Salad - just so we could experience as much as possible. Both dishes were "the bomb". The service was excellent, the music very entertaining. We happened to be on the night there was a female entertainer who sounded better than Barbara Streisand. A definite highlight of our evening. Would highly recommend dining here for a great experience - !
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Trio" at its alternative best!
    jpdocs2
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    One would generally expect to "excuse" certain niceties of good restaurant qualities in a supper club. Surprisingly, that is not the case here!! From the initial host's greeting, to the appearance by the service staff, and on through each successive course, my husband and I were delighted to experience only the most professional attention/service, and found each food course to be prepared and served at a level beyond our hopeful expectations ('twas our first visit there). My rack of lamb was perfectly Med-Rare as ordered, as was hubby's prime rib. This will not be our last visit here -- next time we'll pay more attention to the stage performers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooo Close to Very Good
    1WandererVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Unfortunate;ly as you enter there is an odor of mold or something unpleasant. This is a small room with tables fairly close together and several obstructed by poles (supports). We started with a drink at the bar which was quite good. The clientele are more inclined to be friendly and engage in conversation rather than losing themselves in their technology devices. REFRESHING! The wedge salad was mediocre, but the rack of lamb was excellent. The music was very good and leaned toward "The Rat Pack Era" on the evening that we were there. If the owners could improve the entrance and tweak the menu, this would rate more highly. Currently it is an "In Place" in Palm Springs, but so many places are flashes in the pan in the desert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hard2impressVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    All of the food and service was fantastic. All of the servers were great but we had Al and he was very knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beyond Awesome
    mrparticularVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Every once in a while you go to a place and find a hidden gem. This one is relatively near home and more spectacular and amazing than we expected. It is a cozy little supper club with great sounds from the stage and still the ability to talk without overpowering the entertainment. The food was "off the chain" good and the service is "just what you would imagine" if you wanted the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurent Week Dinner
    olddiner
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Ate in the bar for restaurant week dinner. Nice lounge bar, comfortable booth. One person had the fried oysters and they were some of the best we have had, along with a very large portion of excellent gumbo (no okra, however). Shredded broccoli salad was very tasty. The lamb chops were prepared perfectly, and a large portion. Dessert was strawberry/chocolate bread pudding and it was terrific. Service was good until needed after dinner drinks and then slow. Happy hour menu and prices would draw us back. Nice jazz started at 6:30 (Later on weekends) which was pleasant with dinner. This is now on our list of places to bring out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Dave
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We went there for the group "Kal David and the Real Deal". The show was great and the food was wonderful. Had a nice evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.