Wally's Desert Turtle
Wondeful RestaurantWe had a wonderful meal, and the service and ambiance were both excellent. Although, the filet was not superb, and the Caesar salad was a little heavy on the anchovy. The Calamari Balsamico was outstanding. Overall, we feel that Wally's is the best restaurant in the desert.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!!We visited Wally's for Palm Springs Restaurant Week. What a great way to experience such a wonderful restaurant. The food was mouth watering, full size portions, and beautifully presented. The service was amazing! Felt very welcomed. Would definitely recommend.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat.. but out of placeI really don't have any complaints about the restaurant. Great food and service but being a 22 year old, I felt out of place. The customers were staring- so it was very awkward. I felt waiters still treated me the same, though, which is a plus!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAn exceptional restaurant.....Have always wanted to try Wally's, and Restaurant Week gave us the chance to do so. Very elegant atmosphere-I suggested to my husband he should wear slacks vs. shorts, even in 100 degree weather. He did, and said he definitely would have felt out of place in shorts. We had the endive and arugala salads, Chilean sea bass, and short ribs. Everything was delicious and well presented. Service was exceptional! Corkage fee is $20. Will be back for a special occasion.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DelightWe had the best food! I had the Chilean Bass which melted in my mouth, another person had the short ribs and she said they were the best, and another had the filet which was tough for some reason but tasteful. The desserts were delightful and good.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingEverything from the valet to the hostess and waiter ( team) was excellent
Went for Rest Week and had lovely meal.... Highly recommend for classic restaurant experience6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and service, room datedThe food and service were exceptional but the room is stuck in the 80's, regarding decor. We were there on the dancing night so fun to watch but hard to converse. Nice evening, all said.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommend to ALLThis was the best overall dining experience we have had in the desert. When in he Palm Springs area you must try Wally's Desert
Turtle. Ask about the turtle.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent DinnerJust a great dinner that exceeded my already high expectations. On a busy night, service and food was top notch. Restaurant week pricing made the evening affordable and I look forward to returning in the future.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA memorable dinnerWe dine out a lot. We used to be in the business. We can't afford to go to restaurants this exquisite very often now that we are retired. But my, oh, my, it was really great to take advantage of Palm Springs Restaurant Week and get to enjoy Wally's Desert Turtle at such a reasonable price. The salads were large, beautiful to behold and also delicious. The duck was tender, not oily at all and a large enough portion I'll be enjoying some for lunch today. The sea bass was excellent also. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. Robert and Brooke, our service team, and their assistant (didn't learn his name) kept right on top of everything. Oh, and I'm out of space but dessert was also excellent! $38 a head!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPSRW ReviewThis was my birthday celebration... quiet dinner, just me and my wifey. Ambience was great, with live romantic piano music playing throughout most of the time we were there, Food was excellent - I had the calamari salad dish, which was the most tender squid dish I have ever experienced! We both ordered fish entrees: Sea Bass for my wife, salmon for myself. Both were very good. For dessert, the lava cake was spectacular, I highly recommend it if you like chocolate! I was very pleased with the service and experience we had and Wally's - definitely one of the best restaurants we've found in the Coachella Valley!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful restaurantThe restaurant is beautiful, the food is delicious, and the service is impeccable.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great restaurant! WentWhat a great restaurant! Went for restaurant week to try the restaurant and loved it. Great food and service In a lovely setting. A good deal for restaurant week fixed price.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative and delicious recipesCreative and delicious recipes flawlessly prepared, and served by courteous, friendly, and efficient staff!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant dining experienceFirst time at Wally's, heard so many great things about it. Took the decision to wear jacket and slacks and great decision, as that attire fit in with the rest of the diners. Piano player in background was another touch of elegance. Waiters were very attentive, it was an old school dining experience - food was very good and varied selections and excellent presentation. Cocktails were served in a chilled martini glass, which was perfect. I will be returning to this restaurant for extra special occasions.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent EveningThis was our first time at Wally's. We were ushered right to our table. The wait staff was efficient and pleasant. Many long-term employees which says something for the restaurant business. Food choice was varied and interesting. Excellent wine list. Something for everyone. The food arrived promptly and was delicious. I will go again, even if a bit pricey.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMwallys did not disappoint.oldwallys did not disappoint.old world atmosphere and excellent service topped off with good food.including grand manier and chocolate soufflees which are hard to find .6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM1st Time; won't be the last!Wally's was a place we have driven by many times over the years and said "someday we have to try that Restaurant; it looks like an old classic". We shouldn't have waited so long, because not only is a classic Restaurant, it is one of the best we have ever eaten in. The service, from the moment we arrived, was top notch, and we felt like we had our own personal waiter looking out for us the whole time. The food was very good, and each course was brought out swiftly, and right on time for our pace. They really made my wife feel special with the little extra Birthday treat they brought her. Just a Great place for a special night out!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the priceThis was our first visit to Wally's but won't be the last. It was all that we had heard. Great atmosphere, oustanding, attentive service and wonderful food. Our server was friendly and helpful while not being overly intrusive. He somehow knew exactly when to come to the table. We never needed to ask for anything, it just seem to appear, such as another roll, more water, removing the dishes. These folks have service mastered.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFABULOUS MEMORIES - A MUSTFABULOUS MEMORIES - A MUST - COULD NOT HAVE ENJOYED IT MORE - WILL RETURN6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic Elegant restaurantIt is restaurant week so we decided to give Wally's a try. The service is excellent and the food is well prepared. The plates were small and awkward to eat from. The wine list is excellent. We had Caesar salad, beef short ribs, beef tenderloin and chocolate souffle's for dessert. Well worth the price. You should try it at least once for a special occasion. You won't be disappointed. They make you feel like a special invited guest.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding & BeautifulI love eating at Wally's, the service is top notch, the decor is beautiful, and the noise level minimal. All the dishes we were served were excellent. The Sea Bass melted in your mouth....and you must have the Souffle. Wonderful place for special occasions or celebrations..you will not be disappointed.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMixed ReviewExcellent selection of entrees, prompt service, tasty food in moderate portions, nicely prepared (but outrageously expensive) deserts. Generally the servers were friendly and accommodating. For some unknown reason, a new server took over in the middle of the dinner and didn't crack a smile the entire evening.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening out!This restaurant has it all. Good food, "old Palm Springs" charm and very attentive service. We went on a Wednesday night which is dance night with live music, was not loud, just a wonderful setting. We will definitely dine here again!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingThe service was great, food was amazing the whole restaurant is just beautiful. I bragged about being there with my boyfriend and how romantic it was and how much I want to come back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWAITRESS SPILLED A FULL GLASSWAITRESS SPILLED A FULL GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE ON ME. ACCIDENTS HAPPEN. HOWEVER, I EXPECTED AN APOLOGY AND A RE-FILL ON MY GLASS. I RECEIVED NEITHER.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best restaurant in southern Ca.We had the best meal of our lives for our 27th anniversary. The owner, Michael, came by to chat and make sure we were enjoying our dinner. Everything was perfect, the service, food, and ambiance. We come here from San Diego every year for the past three years to celebrate our anniversary and I hope we can come for many more.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMikeWe love this 5 sta Restaurant. Every time we go its perfect.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWally's Never DisappointsWally's is the one place we go every time we come to the desert, and we have never been disappointed. We love the food, the ambiance and the attention to detail.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMReminds me of Las Vegas inReminds me of Las Vegas in the sixties.
But the menu could use a little updating.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dining experience wasOur dining experience was superlative as I have indicated in the ratings above. The service was attentive and excellent and the food was memorable. We had often passed by Wally's Desert Turtle on Hwy.111 but this was our first dining experience there. We'll be back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe main dinning room wasThe main dinning room was booked for a private event so they seated us in the bistro. At first we were a little disappointed, but that was momentary. The service was top-notch and the food was perfectly executed. We'll be back in a heart beat.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent restaurant inAn excellent restaurant in every respect. The Dover Sole was exceptional as was the Osso Bucco. Be sure to try one of the souffles for dessert. The service was exceptional beginning to end. A most enjoyable dining experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMthis is a very special restaurant.this is a very special restaurant. We enjoyed every single thing about it4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Wally's but not our last. The service, food and ambience were wonderful!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMwe know when we want an outstandingwe know when we want an outstanding experiece for dinner we go to "Wallys" There we are never dissappointed.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was exquisite and beautifullyFood was exquisite and beautifully presented. Great place for a special occasion3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMChose Wally's on friends recommendaChose Wally's on friends recommendation. It was everything and more. Took Dad for his 86th. Special event. Excellent service but not pretentious. Made you feel comfortable. Wine and food were yummy. All guests cleaned their plates. Highly recommend. Value for the dollar. Highlr recommend the land and baked alaska!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always make a point ofWe always make a point of dining at Wally's Desert Turtle when we visit the Palm Springs area. We feel it is the top restaurant in the Valley and is a perfect place to take guests for a high-end experience. Other restaurants have excellent food and/or service but for great food, first class service and a sophisticated ambience Wally's stands alone.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst ClassI love the atmosphere and feeling of traditional, first class service at this restaurant. The staff were very accommodating and always there when needed. The ambiance is truly spectacular and that only rivals the food which was fabulous. We had margaritas that were also fabulous. This place is steeped in traditions, great food and is first class in my book.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance and great food!First we sat at the bar for a drink...wonderful cocktails...wonderful bartender...Romantic booths...fabulous sweetbreads...sole and the reduction sauce accompanying the rack of lamb was indescribable...attentive staff...water glass was never empty...the owner personally came by our table to see if everything was satisfactory...The ambiance was only surpassed by the delectable food! The curb appeal made us try it too!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved, Loved Wally'sOur guests love Wally's. Tom Barta's father was a regular and so Tom & Diane Barta was thrilled to be visiting Wally's once again. They have moved out of town, so it was a wonderful surprize to take them to dinner at a place they love so much.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGuaranteed... you'll love itThis is without exception the finest restaurant in the desert. The atmosphere, food, and service are unparallelled. (Good spot to people watch also!) Mirage, Wally's more casual restaurant is also amazing. Same great chef and commitment to service. Don't waste your time or money going anywhere else.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAppetizers were excellent! OystersAppetizers were excellent!
Oysters, escargot, and squash flowers were exceptional.
Entrees were disappointing, specifically, the rack of lamb was not Colorado lamb as promised. The fish was also disappointing. It was rubbery is texture and lacked flavor.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Nice piano background music.12/11/2012 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the salmon, althoughEnjoyed the salmon, although not a very big portion (plenty for a light eater). Great Caesar salad. Service and ambiance outstanding. The host was very charming.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM