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

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tommybahama.com
  • Phone: (760) 836-0188
  • 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: Seafood, Caribbean, 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 & Promotions: 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 Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The Best resort casual dining experience. Food and drinks are all excellent! It's a favorite place of mine!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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.."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Never had a bad meal at Tommy Bahama's, and the drinks at excellent."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very slow service - food not that good. Expected more for a $125 meal!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Love going here food is always great and ambience a winner"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Always good food and service. Never disappointed!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Everything from the food to the view and even service was exceptional. Can't wait to go back!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Stopped by for restaurant week to have dinner with my friends and happy we did! The food was amazing and the service was great!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Even though we had a reservation they had no table for us except on the patio in 107 degree heat. Miraculously they found a table inside. Hadn't been there in a while so thought we'd give it a try in restaurant week. They have remodeled & took a lovely restaurant & changed it into a loud noisy bar with a few wooden table & chairs. Could not carry on a conversation or even hear the waitress. I guess this is trendy & some people like it because the place was full. The snapper was terrible. As for me, I'll stick with Pacifica & Jillians."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "First day of restaurant week The waitress was not aware that it was restaurant week Food was excellent"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Celebrated an anniversary here. Found the inside area a bit noisy but were reseated on patio and this was fine. Food was excellent. We both had fish (halibut and the snapper) and they were delicious and well presented. Service was very good and friendly. Really enjoyed our visit and will definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This was my fourth visit to Tommy Bahama's and it is my new favorite place to dine. Three out of my four visits I ordered the Sirloin Salad. What a flavorful experience. My food server, Mike was busy but never failed to stop and ask if he could bring us something. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We were a party of six for a birthday. They sat us at a very noisy table right next to the kitchen. Very hard to have a conversation in a normal voice. Service was mediocre as the server had many tables and not much help. One lunch very slow in coming out. We were served and she had to wait for her lunch for about 5 minutes and then we had to ask for it to be brought out."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We have been to Tommy Bahamas a few times in Palm Desert. Always a fun atmosphere. Fun is always quality. Specialty drinks are creative. Recommend to anyone looking for a fun relaxing evening. And, stopping in the store is always fun!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We gathered all the woman of the family to celebrate Mothers Day. It was a wonderful experience. We even tried one of every dessert, thanks to Otto our wonderful waiter who talked us into it!! After all...it was Mothers Day!! Will absolutely return!! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "As always, Tommy Bahama's came through with flying colors. The wait staff is probably the friendliest around, and the food is distinctly Tommy Bahama's."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Sat on cushioned benches along the perimeter of the patio, perfect spot to see everyone. Happy hour quickly gets to be happy dinner. Nice crowd of peeps. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014