CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Tables situated outside and were spaced far enough apart for us to feel comfortable, it did not seem they were trying to pack as many tables outside as possible. In a difficult time with COVID they seemed to be taking precautions and it helped us enjoy the rare night out for my fiancé’s birthday.
A very unfriendly attitude from one female server, we came to have a celebration lunch before checking into our hotel for the weekend of November 20. The hostess sat us down onto our table told us to enjoy our lunch, and walked away without any instructions for us to follow in regards to COVID-19, my husband and I were wearing our masks until a server brought us water, we looked over the menu, talked about what our choices for food were going to be; etc, this is outside seating by the pool, everyone is chatting on their table without wearing their masks, everyone launching around the pool are no wearing masks!
Our came by to ask us what we wanted to order, we told him, he walked away, and suddenly this waitress stomped over to our table and spoke so loudly to my husband and I “that we were to wear our masks at all times, especially if our waiter or server comes over to our table” We mentioned that no one Tolos that, she just walked away.... and then she proceeded to speak and tend to other tables with customers who were not wearing a mask!! I called her on that, she didn’t say anything, no apology, we won’t be coming here!! Rude!!!
Great pool side lunch! Service was excellent!
Probably one of the nicest patios in Palm Springs and plenty of heat lamps! Service was great and food was good. I think a few more options on the menu would be great as it is a bit limited.
We had a lovely dinner by the pool and our server Tony was amazing so helpful in so many ways. Highly recommend.
Nice ambiance around the pool. Very limited lunch menu but food tasty and well prepared.
A $22 cheeseburger should come with excellent fries; those at Chi Chi appeared to have come frozen out of a bag and were undercooked to boot. The burger itself was very good, however. The main ingredient in a grilled fish sandwich was overcooked. The ceviche and heirloom tomato salad were excellent, although the latter was under-salted. Guacamole was flat and un-interesting. Drinks were superb.
Service was at times MIA, but overall very good. The setting is charming and comfortable in COVID times. All in, we'd like to like Chi Chi better, but the food missteps made that impossible. Go for the ambiance.
Rey pleasant outdoor dining around the pool. Very good food and excellent servers.
We went back to Chi Chi after our horrible NYE experience this year - as we heard they are under new management. Nice experience. Once again.
The chicken Cobb salad was excellent and huge. The bolognese was very tasty. Sitting poolside was elegant. The service was excellent. And good wine.
Great food, lovely setting back on pool patio. Enjoyed it thoroughly
Very average food... super nice server but not attentive. We were seated 3 feet from the hot tub... super awkward.
Awesome valet service!!!
Service was horrible. Didn't even get water or someone coming to our table for 45 minutes. After taking to the hostess about this the service improved a tiny bit, but not by much. Would not recommend this restaurant and would definitely not go back.
The food lacked flavor and service was not very attentive.
Such great food in a casual and beautiful setting. Loved everything about it! I will be back for sure!
Only one waiter. Food was bland and not well prepared. Drinks were so so
Every dish from the Scottish salmon to the baby garden vegetables was prepared fresh, beautifully balanced and delicious. The outdoor area is uncrossed and lovely.
It was my Birthday breakfast and I was delicious. Our server was fantastic and the ambience was perfect. Thanks for a memorable moment!!
Waited an hour for our food to arrive. Drinks amazing
Food is horrible but ambience and service makes up for it!!
Our server was amazing. The entire staff was very friendly, but our server! The new menu just came out and he said he didn't know that much about it yet. But boy oh boy he new so much! It was great. We had a less than sober person at our table and he was very patient. The food was spectacular also. The hangar steak and navy beans with andouille, bomb diggity!! Thank you!
Great music, good, and extremely hospitable staff. There were a few families with small loud children, but we easily sat away from them and enjoyed our romantic weekend.
One of my first dinning experiences out since COVID and I was so pleasantly surprised!
The staff is absolutely wonderful, the food portions and quality were amazing, and the place was beautiful and clean.
Really couldnt have asked for more
I really enjoyed my Sunday brunch poolside! Chic place, uber cool vibe and crowd, definitely a place to return to for food, drinks, swim & FUN!
Wonderful food, wonderful wait staff; we had a later-than-usual dinner and it was a delight to be served poolside and all the food we ordered was excellent.
We went with our 2 teens and had a lovely dinner by the pool.
Fabulous poolside dining. Romantics and festive!
It was great people watching.
must try the double cheeseburger!! It’s what I came back for!
The atmosphere is beautiful and extremely covid-safe. The staff is beyond lovely. The food and cocktails and wine list are excellent. Best lunch in Palm Springs!
Food was great and Ben, our server, was perfect. We will definitely be back!
Delicious food, attentive service, fantastic ambience. One of the best restaurants in Palm Springs, hands down
One of my PS favorites.
it was more of a lunch menu than Dinner, and they ran out of the pasta (which I had ordered). I settled for the BLT sandwich. My wife ordered the Messa Plate, which she enjoyed. Service was pretty slow, but it was first time we ate out in a while so it is probably a Covid Thing.
Had a great table by the pool, with the best cocktail I’ve had in a while.
Great service, cool waiter
Such an enjoyable vibe at the lounge. The music is perfect for the time of day but quiet enough for you to talk or get work done. Service was excellent and you see the active workers and it translates to the food.
Started my day with a market fruit plate. Fresh, vibrant and gets your body excited, and some grilled garlic bread on the side to counter that natural sugar high. The bread is served in thin triangles grilled enough to keep the bread warm and allow the garlic to settle. The clover, which is a cold-pressed juice by little west and glasses of water helped digest my starters and got me ready for the entree.
As for the entree, I enjoyed the steak frites. Mid-well, cooked excellently, fries seasoned and mushrooms sautéed to perfection. For anyone in the Palm Springs area Chi Chi is an experience you can enjoy by yourself or with a group of friends.
I will echo most of the reviews I’ve read which is that first and foremost the service is great! Super friendly attentive waiter and staff! Seriously made the evening so delightful. The food is good it’s nothing mind blowing so yes it seems over priced for what you get. Overall I’m sure Avalon as a brand is what justifies the higher price tag. They’re lucky to have such incredible servers.
We did not feel safe eating here. We had to cut our dinner short and leave unfortunately.
Good food and service. A bit pricey even for a hotel.
CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 318-3005.
CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs is rated 4.6 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.
CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://properhospitality.egiftify.com/landingpage.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.