Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert
Birthday party funWe 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 AMTommy Bahama's for DinnerWe 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 AMWe had not been there in aWe 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 AMBirthday BrunchHad 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 AMFeels 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 AMAmazing!!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.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful 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.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTB at First SightI 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.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food - so so serviceThe 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.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day brunch for 9We 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 Bahamas5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, patio diningWe 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 AMPatio dining in the desertTommy 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 AMTrendy place on El PaseoWe 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.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAdore 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 AMOne of my top favoritesDelicious food and great presentation. Always great4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a casual lunch/dinnerHave 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.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMalways love this place, greatalways love this place, great drinks, great appetizers4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was veryFood 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.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways fun to sit outsideAlways fun to sit outside and enjoy their nice selection of drinks and appetizers.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AM6 kids!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!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA very busy Friday, but theA very busy Friday, but the food and service were still excellent.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDidn't realize that TommyDidn'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.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Tommy BahamasI 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.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Tommy BahamasWe love the coconut shrimp. The piña colata rocked too! The service was outstanding.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good ReallyFood was very good
Really liked the background guitar music
Would return just to listen and relax3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful restaurant with good foodThe 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.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMYummyTommy Bahama's is always the right choice for any event or just because.........3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was excellent.Food and service was excellent. We ate inside and the noise was so loud it nearly ruined the experience.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNot on the menu but wonderfulNot on the menu but wonderful Key Lime Pie Martinis3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOrdered from the appetizerOrdered 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.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place to take outA great place to take out of town company. Food is always good with a variety of selections.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTrendy but not wonderfulGot there in time for happy hour but it is only offered in select areas. We were already seated and elected to just pay normal bar fee. I had purchased a wine bag for $38.00 which allows you to bring your own wine with no corkage fee. Guess its a good deal by your second visit if you bring personal wine.
Ribs were a disappointment. Surprised they were overcooked at 6pm. Pity the later diners who want ribs because they will be awful.
Our server was wonderful and the noise on the patio minimal. The indoors is so noisy you would not be able to carry on a conversation3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways goodWe always have a good meal here. Found it a bit noisier than usual, but we enjoyed ourselves and sitting outside is lovely.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA fun setting with some veryA fun setting with some very good food. We love the salads and appetizers and rarely ever have room for entrees. Desserts are nice as well. Friendly and efficient service are a hallmark. The location is perfect and the recent renovation made this a very inviting place.1/4/2013 12:00:00 AM