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: (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: 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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (69)good for groups (49)scenic view (36)vibrant bar scene (34)fit for foodies (34)great for lunch (33)hot spot (32)special occasion (30)neighborhood gem (22)kid-friendly (19)romantic (15)great for brunch (11)notable wine list (11)late-night find (7)Show More
  • Casual Fun
    WinedudeVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Good food, good service, great bar. The food is pricey, given the portion sizes. Huge outdoor area. A fun place to go for a casual drink or some appetizers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Seadawn76
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Have been several times for lunch and this was a first time for dinner with a party of six. Our waiter was outstanding and the service was exceptional. Many good menu choices. Four of us got the fish and chips special of the day. Delicious! Hope this becomes a regular menu item as we are locals and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess with an attitude
    YVRerVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We had made reservations on "open table" and when we arrived to a largely empty patio we were seated in a small table, right by the door and directly in the path of service. We asked to be moved to one of the many empty tables on the outside and we were told "those are reserved". We pointed out that we too had reservations and she said we had "open table" reservations, like that explained why we were being given a crummy table! We were there for a birthday dinner and our fabulous waiter "Otto" more than made up for the rude hostess, he was wonderful, and so was our basil grapefruit martini, and the meal itself was yummy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous find
    ArchieBugVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Found this place via searching on Open Table when looking for a place to eat while on vacation with our toddler. The staff were FANTASTIC! We were a little apprehensive because our 14month old can be a little rowdy, but the restaurant was great. Super quick to make it as easy on us as possible. Food was great, service was fantastic. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food & Fun
    travlinLAVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We love this place....dine there and Happy Hour there every time we go to the desert.....wouldn't miss their wonderful Happy Hour snacks...divine! Love the casual dining as well....with the best steak salad in the world...they used to call it Saba Salad....now is simply steak salad, but just as good by any name.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The BEST in the Valley
    TunaFanVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I really love the food, ambiance and service TB's provides. The ahi kale salad is the best tuna salad I have had here in the valley. TB's is one of my all-time favorite places to dine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always busy
    ConvenientAndGoodVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This is a popular restaurant along the famed El Paseo, naturally crowded and busy on weekends, happy hour, etc. So be patient...don't expect to rush your meal, especially now that the high season in the desert has started.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Desert view with a tropical flair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My husband and I bought a weekend place in Palm Desert about 2 years ago. Whenever driving down El Paseo, I have always wanted to sit on the 2nd story Tommy Bahama patio and look down on the passerbys. Little did I know that it also affords a beautiful view of the desert valley. If you sit on the east side of the patio, you can also get a beautiful view of the Santa Rosa mountains. The food and drinks are always great at TBs and the happy hours is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • out of town guest
    PopskiVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    great service, our waiter was a hoot, Food was good, my dish was not memorable, fish
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Treat
    California42
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This was on our vacation list after visiting their place in Naples FL several years back. Once again we were not disappointed with the food coming out top from our vacation dining. All my group enjoyed different dishes, and the food taste, and presentation were top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cold Soup
    MatthewVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Always have a great meal at this restaurant when I vacation in Palm Springs. Was disappointed that chicken tortilla soup was delivered cold and had no tortilla's in it. Server re-ordered from kitchen and soup was delivered hot but still no tortillas in soup. If soup does not have tortillas in it, it should not be listed in the name of the soup. Aside from that, I am happy with restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Swordfish
    rich
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I was extremely surprised to find swordfish being served as it wasn't on the regular menu. It was the best swordfish that I have ever had and I've eaten a lot of it in my day. The service was wonderful the waiter Otto was very friendly and knowledgable about the entrees. Definitely a find for us on this trip to the desert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor space!
    Luvmyfood
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I've been here before and wasn't disappointed this time either. Their patio is large and not overly crowded. Our food was delicious and the service was very good. I would come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tommy Bahamas Wonderful!
    nadinepar
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    My husband and I went to Tommy Bahamas to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary the other night. We had such a wonderful experience. Our waiter was named Steve and he was so friendly and helpful. Steve recommended the Steak salad for me and the Rib Eye for my husband. Both were excellent! We will definitely go back to Tommy Bahamas again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Bar was a bit busy so we had to wait a bit longer then usually but by the time the Margaritas arrived and we got to taste them they where awesome. The food and appies where also great. I would come back again. Loved the Key Lime Pie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palm Desert Feel
    DixonGuy
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Located in downtown Palm Desert this just feels like dining in Palm Desert should feel. Great food, wonderful environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JT-Palm Desert
    JTorVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This restaurant is our very favorite place to wine and dine in the desert.The food is great and the wine selection is very big and variety is perfect !!The view from the outdoor patio of the city of Palm Desert is great and very pleasant to observe while eating. We love it !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, 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 LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience in Palm Desert
    FsquaredVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a great night out at Tommy Bahamas. The food was great and the staff was friendly. Great patio dining with views of the valley and surrounding area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time for First Timers
    BrittG
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was our first time in Palm Desert and our famuly has never have been to Tommy Bahamas before. We were celebrating a special occasion and wanted to make sure we would be able to get a table so we used opentable. We arrived and they sat us outside on their beautiful patio. Service and food were great. Drinks and desert were the best part. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd try not much better than 1st
    caseysmomVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Second try - pulled pork sandwich - cold, sent back came back a bit warmer BUT fries now soggy and bun soggy. They never offered bread... very disappointing. First time prime rib was also below average. Might try a third time for hamburger -- that might just be the last if quality of food is not better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why boast and ruin the secret?
    TunaFanVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I always enjoy Tommy's and find the food delicious. The kale ahi tuna salad is the best ever and I highly recommend it. The basil grapefruit signature martini compliments any lunch (as long as you don't need to go back to work) and this restaurant is, by far, a true favorite. The outdoor dining is better than the indoor dining. Since the remodel the indoor dining has a more cafeteria feel but the outdoor is a patio fresh feel and this time of the year in the Desert everyone wants to be outside enjoying it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Needed a casual place for pre-movie dinner. Tommy Bahama served up the perfect spot with a great menu, and a spectacular view from the second floor. Had the avocado/crab salad among other things in our group - all was really good except lemonade a bit tart. Service was great - friendly wait staff as well as front desk
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view
    diner
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner seated outside on the very large patio watching the sunset and beautiful view. The food was delicious and the only complaint is the service was a bit slow. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful with choices but would disappear for quite some time. Tommy Bahama's is a great place to dine with friends or for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service for no reason
    Rich
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had a 9:00 PM reservation. The restaurant was fairly empty by then. We sat on the outside patio with the other diners. Maybe only five tables total being served when we arrived. It took over ten minutes for a server to acknowledge us and give us menus. The food was good when it arrived, but half way through dinner I ordered another beer and the server obviously forgot about it. A while later when I was pretty much done with my meal she came outside and I noticed her look at our table and then spin around and go back into the building. A couple of minutes later out she comes with my forgotten beer. I drank the beer with my complimentary birthday cake (which was quite good) but would rather have had it earlier when asked for.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • vrrs
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The Caesar salad needs to be served with fresh crisp romaine lettuce, it was not!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    ET11
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Every time I try something new and it is always a delight
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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