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Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

4.6
1518 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Arnold Palmer's Restaurant features Progressive American cuisine, including fresh seafood, steaks, and some of Arnie's great comfort foods superbly prepared by Chef Matthew Briggs. This one-of-a-kind restaurant features an impressive wine room that houses 2,500 bottles of wine and an exclusive Chef’s Table for special events. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday in Arnie’s Pub starting at 8pm featuring Will Donato and The Art of Sax sets the atmosphere for guests to enjoy an exciting dining and entertainment experience. The extensive newly remodeled patio offers live entertainment every night featuring Mark Linford and stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 771-4653
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington Street
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Parking details
We offer both valet and self-service parking.
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Entertainment
Various local artists perform nightly in Arnie's Pub.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1518 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Arnold Palmer's is one of the best restaurants in the Desert! We love the outdoor seating with gorgeous views and the live music; the indoor bar; the private wine room; the ambiance of the inside dining rooms; the food and of course the Arnold Palmer museum. The personal service provided by Dustin, the General Manager; the service provided from the valet to the wait staff; literally everything you could want in a dining experience! We love it!

Debra Protass

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Fantastic experience !!! Great food and wait staff .

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

My first ever review but I want people to know how good this place is. I gave this a 5 Star and if we would have chosen to eat outside it would have been higher. Believe me when I tell you go try this place. It’s amazing!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The special Arnold Palmer museum was fantastic and a real treat.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food was terrific. Service was very good. The special room with armie’s memorabilia was incredible. Lots of history in that one room. Highly recommended if you are in Palm Springs.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Slow service food just average. Sea bass over cooked and over priced

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was busy so service was extremely slow. We had a rez and were seated immediately. Server was very nice. The entire menu looked great, it was hard to choose. There was live music and some were dancing, we did not but dance space looked small.

Fun to look around at the memorabilia and would have enjoyed spending some time just doing that.

Would definitely return.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We used to love this restaurant, dine here more than 15x with several guests. However, food has become mediocre and often inconsistent, thus dinner is over priced for quality. If you happen to get one of the few good servers, than I would rate service excellent, otherwise it is a crap shoot. Seems that food and ambience has changed since the passing of Mr. Palmer . Most likely will find another option when we have special guests in town,.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was excellent. The waiter was personable but missed a couple of things with the order.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Just an awesome, consistent great restaurant. Great menu and extensive wine list, live music in the outdoor patio was a nice addition.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I ordered scallops and when I took the first bite, I thought I smelled the oder of ammonia. How strange I thought so I gave a bite to my husband who didn't seem to notice anything. I moved to another bite and it was good. I kept smelling ammonia and when I got home I googled it.
Sure enough when scallops are not fresh, they develop the smell of ammonia. I wish I would of sent the dish back!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The patio is beautiful. Entertainment great! Ambience wonderful. Food was very good and overall a good value. Bus boys great. Did not like our waiter. He was quite terse. He was really unhappy about giving us a refill on our coffees. We felt like he was quite annoyed with us for asking. We will be back, but hopefully we won’t get the same waiter!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Nice atmosphere, great food and just looking at all of the memorabilia is a treat in itself.
Arnie would be proud that his tradition is being so well cared for.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Always a great meal and friendly service

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We love Arnold Palmers for our steak dinner when we are in Palm Desert. The food is excellent and the patio setting is the best al fresco in the desert. Its the culmination meal of our trip south.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We dined here during our stay for the tennis tournament and wanted a change from LGs.
Worth it!
Food awesome. Old school steak house.
Needs updating. Needs more light.
Needs more vegetarian options.
Great bar.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great service and good food with relaxing patio dining under heated overhead portable heaters

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Never disappointed. Menu is diverse, service is fabulous and the atmosphere is wonderful.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Nice place, food ok but nothing great. Overpriced for portion size.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Arnold Palmers is a nice place. Nice atmosphere and very nice food. Service needs work still.
We had a pleasant greeting upon arrival and an OK outdoor table. Waiter was very nice and tried hard but overall service still lacks “polish”. Service level should be professional for the prices they charge.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We dined here on our last night of vacation in Indian Wells, CA. This was our first time at this restaurant. Everything exceeded our expectations! We were seated on the patio at a table facing the firepit. As the evening dusk descended and the candles and fire were lit, we knew that this would be a special evening. Our server Lauren was knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, but not hovering. She recommended the halibut and sea bass and we were not disappointed. We'll be back!

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Was recommended to go and was genuinely excited to go. I wanted to go simple and I knew they had a burger on their pub menu. We couldn’t get seating in the pub so we sat down at a table. I would think, since they make the burger for the pub, they could make it for the dining room. This was not the case. Our waiter gave a long winded excuse, stating that if you got one, everyone would want one. I understand they are trying to upsell but not to accommodate a simple request is beyond me. I went with the ribs, and French onion soup. The soup was great, not salty, good amount of onion flavor. The ribs were a different story. They were overcooked and just weren’t appetizing. I would not recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Wonderful experience. Waiter Kyle provided great service.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Exceptional in every way, from hostess to waiters to food and drink. The crispy tempura shrimp appetizer was one of our favorites ever. Arnie’s never disappoints. Mr Palmer would not permit that.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

It took some time for our dinners to arrive. Everything else was wonderful. Server Kyle was very attentive!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Absolutely the best evening we have had since moving to Palm Desert.
Full points!! Anthony was fantastic!
Excellent Service! Excellent food!
Awesome entertainment and the best ambience anywhere !!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food great people

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great fun, great food.Perfect as always. We have been attending Palmer's since 2002, never been disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always have a great time at Arnie’s ! Golf trip with buddies and we always like to go
Here! Sea bass great, meat loaf great, pork chop just ok! Tuna appetizer just ok! Trophy room always a treat!

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We visit Arnold Palmer’s every time we come to Palm Springs. We were disappointed this time. Portion size was small compared to the price. Serving an Arnold Palmer in the plastic bottle from the grocery store is tacky. Service was poor. Just not impressed this time.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Our waiter Kyle was fantastic! Attentive (but not overly so) and fun personality!! The guitar player was also fantastic! Took requests. Volume was just right -- you knew he was there but you could hear your tables conversation. And of course food was perfect! A great evening!!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Guest visiting

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Every time I go to Arnie's I promise myself that I will get the Gnocchi (yummy) or the Meatloaf (classic) but I usually get the Pot Roast...soooo delicious. Such good food no matter what you order....outdoor seating is very comfortable as they have many patio heaters. Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Over valued...not great service, quite disappointing. If it is a thing one must do in La Quinta to tick a box, okay do it...other than that, not recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

All our food was delicious but a bit on the pricey side. Great outside seating!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food and service. The guitar player outside is outstanding

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

It was great, the 1 man band was really good

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Noise level was low in dining area, excessive in bar area. They dropped Arnie’s baked beans from the menu. BOO!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

It was lovely. Excellent food & service.
Our reservation was a bit messed up. They couldn’t find it & then they said it indicated we were already seated, but we weren’t. They ended up seating us outside by the fire. That was gorgeous.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Not the cheapest place in town, but the atmosphere is worth it. Great food, great drink, great service.

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