CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

4.6
197 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Chi Chi at Avalon Hotel is a restaurant centered in the tradition of California wellness and clean living set in the playful pool-centric setting of Palm Springs. Serving up fresh, chef-inspired fare, our menu reflects a vibrant, spirited take on delicious real ingredients and authentic West Coast cuisine. Under the wing of our chefs, you'll have access to specialized menus and innovative dishes all though fully prepared to fit your unique affair.

Support CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 197 people are saying
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PG12
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MagBey
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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!!!

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vipGirlsNightOut
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pool side lunch! Service was excellent!

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vipclarem
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipGaylord
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner by the pool and our server Tony was amazing so helpful in so many ways. Highly recommend.

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vipPaulK
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice ambiance around the pool. Very limited lunch menu but food tasty and well prepared.

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vipJNHPS
Palm Springs
67 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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.

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vipEcrip21
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rey pleasant outdoor dining around the pool. Very good food and excellent servers.

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vipRicRod
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJacf
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken Cobb salad was excellent and huge. The bolognese was very tasty. Sitting poolside was elegant. The service was excellent. And good wine.

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vipDeniseeats
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely setting back on pool patio. Enjoyed it thoroughly

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ReneeS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very average food... super nice server but not attentive. We were seated 3 feet from the hot tub... super awkward.
Awesome valet service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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.

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vipscubasue
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food lacked flavor and service was not very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food in a casual and beautiful setting. Loved everything about it! I will be back for sure!

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vipabujj
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Only one waiter. Food was bland and not well prepared. Drinks were so so

SH
vipSheilaH
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MM
MichelleM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Birthday breakfast and I was delicious. Our server was fantastic and the ambience was perfect. Thanks for a memorable moment!!

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AmyK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waited an hour for our food to arrive. Drinks amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Food is horrible but ambience and service makes up for it!!

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Mrrr
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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BriG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TiaraG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLloyd
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

EG
EliottG
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

BRAVO!

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Amanda
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with our 2 teens and had a lovely dinner by the pool.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous poolside dining. Romantics and festive!

KF
vipKimberlyF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great people watching.

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NancyE
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

must try the double cheeseburger!! It’s what I came back for!

LK
LauraK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

GB
vipGregB
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and Ben, our server, was perfect. We will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service, fantastic ambience. One of the best restaurants in Palm Springs, hands down

TC
TCPalmSprings
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my PS favorites.

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vipCurt
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

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Magic
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great table by the pool, with the best cocktail I’ve had in a while.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service, cool waiter

PS
vipPalmSpringsFood
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipEmilyR
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

RB
RyanB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We did not feel safe eating here. We had to cut our dinner short and leave unfortunately.

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vipCraiglarsondtla
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. A bit pricey even for a hotel.

FAQs

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.