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
81 reviews since May 20, 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 (56)great for lunch (35)good for groups (33)neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (32)scenic view (31)fit for foodies (28)vibrant bar scene (28)kid-friendly (19)hot spot (18)great for brunch (17)romantic (11)notable wine list (9)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Always A Great Experience
    CaynerVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I have been to this restaurant and others in other cities and I have always had a great experience. The food is always good, the service was fantastic and the overall experience is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little loud to eat dinner
    DesertDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The open dining area does not lend to privacy, intamacy, or a quiet meal. The old decor was more inviting. Servers are pleasant and the food was so-so.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    WhiteBearWald
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is our go-to spot when we're visiting Palm Desert and it didn't disappoint! Our food was amazing and our server... TOP-notch! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Notch
    CaynerVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    One of the best things about TB is no matter what city you are in, the service/food/experience is very consistent. This Palm Desert location is a favorite of ours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We Enjoy it Every Time
    palmspringsfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is about the fifth time I've been to Tommy Bahama's. Everytime we have a great meal. Guests we take also love it. The meals are always a creative balanced blends of tastes. You know how in some restaurants, the items sound great on the menu, but when they get to your table they are off in some way. At Tommy Bahama's, when the dishes get to your table they are BETTER than they sound on the menu. Great, fresh ingredients, artistically prepared and they taste amazing. Everything we've had has been great. Even the fresh baked bread -- which comes with a delicious honey/ginger butter--that alone is worth the effort to go there. But make reservations on busy weekends or during the Winter Season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • prices up, quality down
    sherylenVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    very disappointing visit to TB over Labor day weekend. live here, used to go all the time but they kept raising prices so they compete with high end restaurants even tho ambiance is not high end...but we had friends in town and decided to go...no ones food was good...my fish was a small piece on a small bit of risotto for 30 bucks...my husband said crispy fish sandwich was mushy, friend's shrimp on mac & cheese had a bunch of kale on it, weird and the scallops were fishy...waste of $150 bucks, that is for sure...too bad, its a good looking restaurant and close to home, but lots of other, better choices on El Paseo and surrounding area
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but
    Mecha
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was a great night but it was too noisy. We were 7 people and 4 of them we ate the steak salad, mine was a super small portion tan the others two. The server was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and service
    Redlandsdiner
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have been a repeat customer of Tommy Bahamas for years. Great quality food and friendly service are consistent at every location I have visited. Not thrilled with the Palm Desert remodel. It's open and noisy, like a cafeteria now. The outdoor patio is nicer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food was great but it was so hard to get our waiter to our table to order, get drinks and for our check! But the food and decor were great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turn on the "misters," please!
    RSS1VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We dined out of doors at 7:30 - 9:30 PM The"misters" are obviously in need of service or replacement. They were totally ineffective and we were uncomfortable from the start. I would never dine of their terrace again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, View, and Ambience
    ResortDining
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Best resort casual dining experience. Food and drinks are all excellent! It's a favorite place of mine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively and Loud
    2loud2njoy
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We love the food and service, but since the remodel last year, the noise level is such that you can hardly hear the person right next to you...you have to be outdoors on the patio for easy conversation, but in 120 degree temps, that is impossible... How about a few carpets to muffle the sounds? Still enjoy the food, but when there is a groupof young execs drinking and partying, the noise level is unbearable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not very fancy
    Neillib
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We're seated in the bar area. It was like eating on patio furniture. The BBQ ribs were delicious as was the coleslaw. My wife had Mahi Mahi which she enjoyed. We split a salad that was adequate. Service was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Tim
    Beppo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The portions of the food were small, however the food was good. the Drinks are great, and the restaurant is a nice place to enjoy. Also the Appetizers are better than the main courses..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Monty
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Never had a bad meal at Tommy Bahama's, and the drinks at excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Learn Something New
    luvwineanddine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I only knew of Tommy Bahama's as a clothing line. It was a welcome surprise to be introduced to their restaurant during a summer trip to Palm Desert. The crab stuffed shrimp absolutely melted in my mouth - completely unparalleled by previous dining experiences. My husband totally enjoyed the cheese stuffed chicken. The kids dined on filet and it was also the flavorful, melt in your mouth variety. Our friends who accompanied us thoroughly enjoyed their choices. We shared four desserts to end our meal and each was to die for. We will definitely dine there again on subsequent visits to Palm Desert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sholmVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    During a desert weekend getaway, I took my wife here for her birthday. I've been to this and other TB restaurants in the past, and always had great food and nice ambiance. The food was good, however we got stuck with the 'grumpy' waiter (R******). I told him it was my wife's birthday and he didn't respond, so I mentioned again in case he didn't hear me, and he still didn't say anything. Not even Ok or telling her happy birthday. It was very strange and that ended up being the tone for the entire meal. He didn't smile once or have a warm tone until he handed me our check. Maybe he just had a bad day. It's just unfortunate that we were looking forward to a great dinner and my wife ended up not even wanting birthday dessert from Mr. R.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is always amazing!
    Lori
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It is always a special night, when we are visiting Palm Desert as Tommy Bahama's is always on the 'must do' list! The service, food, ambience, etc was awesome! The Pina Coladas were sooooooo good that we ended up going back twice while we were there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very slow service - food not that good. Expected more for a $125 meal!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow and Inattentive service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Our latest experience at this location was very disappointing. While we were seated promptly, our server took forever to acknowledge us. He took our beverage order and we requested that water be brought as soon as possible. It was fifteen minutes before our beverages were served and we had to again request that water be brought to the table. Our food was brought out another twenty minutes later. The fish was overcooked and lacked flavor. We felt the price for the wine was not in line with either the quality or the quantity. Overall, this was not a very rewarding experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hawaii in the Desert
    lbweekender
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I have always loved this restaurant. It has a very tropical feel to it, the food is great, and the service is always spot on. We usually visit Tommy Bahama's with a group. The appetizers are outstanding. I recommend the ahi tuna tacos. The outdoor patio is a great place to sit if you are with a large group. Even in the heat of the summer, the misting system keeps it cool.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    gwenye
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I have visited Tommy Bahama for special occasions and just for lunch. The wait staff is excellent and the Steak Salad is my favorite. I'm going to have to visit more often so I can try something else from the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Love going here food is always great and ambience a winner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Colette
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have been trying to find a soup that compared to the one served at our wedding (lobster bisque at the Grand Hyatt in Kauai) and I found it in your crab bisque!!!! YUMMY!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for what it is
    nicholas
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    As a hot spot restaurant on El Paseo you can expect it to be busy, loud and overpriced; however, once you expect this a good time can be had. Food is good, service great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PeterRanchoMirage
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    excellent food but the noise level is extremely high when the bar is busy. Because of the high noise level we have opted for other restaurants on many occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to drink at Tommy's.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We chose Tommy's for Father's Day and were overall very pleased with the experience. It did start off a little rough with the first 2 drinks we ordered being unavailable?! When we go to Tommy's we like to try new drinks. I had been on the website and saw the blood orange margarita...looked amazing and sounded like being on vacation, so I ordered one...sorry, not available due to lack of ingredients!? Seriously??!! Not on Father's Day! Ok, we'll try the special menu mango margarita. Out of ingredients for that one, too!? Disappointment was replaced with frozen Cadillac margaritas which were VERY good! Food was above average...crab cakes very good, fresh salmon very good. Coconut shrimp always great. Service decent. You should go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lana12VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Always good food and service. Never disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too lively!
    nancycunninghamVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We love Tommy Bahamas. The food is fun, the atmosphere is upbeat, but it was totally spoiled on a recent evening by a large family with multiple children literally using the patio where we were dining as a playground. Staff made no effort to seat us in a more adult zone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Island Living in the Desert
    blueingreenVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Delicious food; Bahama-style ambience. I love the Ahi Kale salad, but I've never had anything here I didn't love. Don't skip the bread and nutmeg-flavored butter! We often go for lunch, but the outdoor patio is a great place for an afternoon cocktail and snack.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant!
    RealtorCamille7VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Every time we eat at Tommy Bahama's we comment what a GREAT meal we had! They are consistent and the food presentation is beautiful! We ordered the chicken, Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi and Salmon Spinach salad. Every dish was prepared perfectly! For dessert we had the caramel pudding and pineapple creme brûlée and both were outstanding! Even their ice tea is delicious! Our server didn't rush us and took excellent care of us too! Keep up the good work, Tommy Bahama!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    happywhenimfed
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Everything from the food to the view and even service was exceptional. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, 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
  • Girls Night Out
    Honeybair
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    5 of us girls met at Tommy Bahama's for a girls night out. It was restaurant week so our 3 course meal was only $29. The wait staff is great and very knowledgeable about all the menu items and cocktails. We always have a good time at the Palm Springs Tommy Bahama's. It's our GO TO place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    JennyForero
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Stopped by for restaurant week to have dinner with my friends and happy we did! The food was amazing and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Yorker
    NewYorker
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The Restaurant is upstairs from the Store and is a local hangout I think.People seemed to be having fun and a few groups out partying.The service was quick and efficient. Drinks ,Soup,Pasta and Steak all excellent and also a bit spicy.Nice touch for foodies.Desert key lime pie and chocolate cake were both up with the best.Whisky sours $8.75 the average not like Mastros at $13.00 What a ripoff.Waiter was friendly efficient and brought fresh coffee when we finished.No rush. Hang out if you want to.Local guitarist was also a plus,nice background music.For a $100 bucks on Restaurant week very good. We will go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - Slow Service
    Eire
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food at Tommy Bahama's is always great. Service is a bit sketchy. Really slow to wait on us. We were there over 20 minutes before our waiter came to our table. If i hadn't been there before - i wouldn't come back. Maybe it was just an off night for service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    olddiner
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Had the Restaurant Week menu at lunchtime and the choices were great, the food excellent. Noticed we were the only ones chosing the menu and many other diners so it is a popular place. Regular prices not cheap but it is El Paseo. Had wide choices: the macadamia nut snapper was very good, the lime pie dessert outstanding. One person had shrimp pasta and there was way too much pasta. Service was good. I liked that they had a small carafe of water and therefore it was not wasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good happy hour
    lovelydesert
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    we went early to dinner to celebrate a birthday. Too bad had to sit in the bar on high stools to get happy hour price drinks. We did order regular 3 course meal not the bar menu but still had to sit in high seats sharing a large table with others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food only to be trumped by service
    ChowHoundVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We went to TB as part of restaurant week and we are glad we did. The signature cocktail menu is fun and tropical. The setting is great, looking out over the valley floor and the mountains at sunset. The bar scene is a little noisy, but the outdoor patios are peaceful. The food was great. Our waiter, Otto, is a fun guy that seems to enjoy his job. He is friendly and outgoing, knows the menu, the food prep and knows his wine list (which is a bit limited). We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casual and Fun with Excellent Food
    CarrieW
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I made a reservation during a visit to the area that coincided with Palm Springs Restaurant Week. Tommy Bahamas had a competitive price and their entree choices for Restaurant Week looked appetizing. I didn't expect anything incredible; Tommy's is known for clothing, not food. But we were pleasantly surprised! The decor is tropical but in a casual way, not over the top. The vibe is energetic and fun, but the tables are spread out enough that conversation is still possible over the ambient noise. Our server was very friendly and attentive, and the food he brought was fantastic! Overall it was a very nice experience; we'll definitely be stopping in for Happy Hour next time we're in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic