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CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA
CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA
CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA
CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA
CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs, Palm Springs, CA

CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

4.3
4.3
640 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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American, Lounge
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 318-3005
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Erik Dandee
  • Catering
    http://www.avalon-hotel.com/palm-springs/meetings-and-events/catering
  • Private party contact
    Pam Olson: (760) 318-3016
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Cross street
    Ramon
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet with additional street parking.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • All Day Brunch Poolside @ Chi Chi

    Multiple dates available
    Sip, savor, and soak up the sunshine at Chi Chi’s poolside brunch. From indulgent dishes to wellness-inspired bites, Chi Chi’s all-day brunch menu offers the perfect balance to satisfy all your cravings.
    All Day Brunch Poolside @ Chi Chi Photo
  • Small Plate Tuesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for Small Plate Tuesdays. Dine at the bar or restaurant and enjoy 15% off all Small Plates listed on the menu. Bring a group and sample all our delicious bites.
    Small Plate Tuesdays Photo
  • Wine Wednedays

    Multiple dates available
    Sip a selection of specialty priced wines when you dine at Chi Chi Restaurant or Bar. Also enjoy our Spaghetti and meatballs with a side salad and garlic bread nightly special for $20.00!
    Wine Wednedays Photo

What 640 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Kid-friendly

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Neighborhood gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Californian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Kid-friendly

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Neighborhood gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Californian

641 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed Margarita Monday, poolside. The spicy Margaritas and Fish Tacos were delicious! Lovely ambience and great service.

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  2. RobertS

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing space great food and fantastic service always fun to bring guests from out if town it’s hidden gem.

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  3. Carroll

    Palm Springs

    89 reviews

    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the Salmon, the petite wedge and the brick Chicken. It was all good. This was our second time there in 2 weeks and we will be back again this week. Our server Sarah was wonderful and it was the 2nd time we sit with her. Love being outside with view of the pool.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect California breakfast burrito! Highly recommend

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  5. FrequentDiner

    Seattle

    188 reviews

    3.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an enjoyable dinner at Chi Chi’s! We had very good service, and the ambiance was nice even though it was a chilly night, the heat lamps kept us comfortable! The food was was good but not exceptional..the double cheeseburger was enjoyed by one guest , two had the brick chicken, one was good, the other a little dry, the salmon was good but nothing exceptional and the vegan burger was good! Overall, a nice dinner but nothing over the top!

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  6. RobertW

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Sitting next to a hotel pool that needs a little upkeep is not my idea of scenic dining. The food was good, but way too much of it. Cut the portions in half along with the prices and I would definitely give this a higher rating, even with the pool side seating.

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  7. KevinM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Long wait for drinks- 20-30 minutes to have order taken after being seated. Food ordered with drinks and delivered before drinks. Hotel restaurant, doesn’t thrive on service to attract or sustain clientele. Pricey for what we received. (2 drinks, shared small and large plate $120 total)

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was a nice spot for lunch. The drinks could have been better for the price.

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  9. Winesnob

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Chichi restaurant at Avalon hotel Palm Springs has the most inviting ambience for a restaurant. Set around one of the hotels pools - the evening lighting and landscaping around the pool is dramatic and so pretty. The tables are scattered at one end of the pool creating a cozy setting. We had four of us. It was so so pretty! The cocktails were delish and interesting. Service is average- I didn’t feel exceptionally taken care of or anything; and for the price of the food, I feel the service should match. It did not. Example: None of the dishes were explained or talked about to get you excited about their food. The small plates had some interesting options-the steak bites were amazing and the gnocchi was delish. The vegetable dishes were average. Also, I have never seen a “wellness fee” ($14.00), tacked onto a food bill before. When we asked the server, he said it was voluntary to pay and couldn’t quite explain what on earth it was for?? Like insurance for the staff? Why would the patron be asked to pay for that? Isn’t that the company’s responsibility? Hmmmm…interesting

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  10. GeorgeH

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I'll gladly spend money on a worthwhile meal and not balk at the price, so we ordered what we thought looked good on the menu knowing full well the cost. Nothing was BAD, but nothing was especially GOOD, either. The fruit plate wasn't very fresh, and it certainly wasn't worth the $18 they charged for it. While I'm not mad at this place, I don't see any reason to ever go back. It was an overrated "experience" (as it's listed), to say the least. The service was good, at least.

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  11. JustinF

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We got seated at 735pm for our 7pm reservation, despite being promptly on time. Took 20mins to then get our order taken. Appetizers arrived without cutlery, we had to ask. When they cleared the plates after appies, they took the cutlery. Mains arrived, but without cutlery. Had to find sever and ask again, and it took a few minutes while the food sat on the table. Everyone had finished eating, and no one came to clear table. We waited 15mins then left the table and tracked down a staff member so we could settle up. Food was absolutely fantastic, albeit slow to get out to the table. They did mention when we arrived the kitchen was running very slow tonight, so we expected the wait on food...but the service itself wasn't what I'd expect from such a venue. Our overall experience - gorgeous place, fabulous food, slow and inattentive service.

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  12. CharlesA

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. So fun to sit by the pool, very retro vibe. Good food, very limited menu, good cocktails. Will definitely go back.

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  13. JSL1

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal! Staff was wonderful and attentive. Food was incredible. Will be back again on our next visit to PS!

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  14. JohnM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food took 2.5 hrs to get out to us. Issues with kitchen. Service staff did all they could with some 3xtras. We had 1 vegetarian and her meal was unacceptable. The rest were okay but way too late so manager provided major discount. Impression is they can’t handle the numbers they book. Beautiful setting and very nice hotel but restaurant needs upgrade.

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  15. KarenM

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chi Chi at the Avalon charming ambience. Diverse & tasty menu. Excellent overall.

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  16. CharlesP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have a nice menu and our group all thought the food was better than average. The poolside ambience was great and so was the service, nice people working here, Thank you for the lovely brunch y’all!

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  17. NancyR

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great. The servers were super nice. The wedge salad was delicious but the penne bolgnese was not good. Seemed like they'd heated up some sauce in the microwave.

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  18. GirlsWhoBrunch

    Seattle

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely peaceful spot for brunch in Palm Springs any season. Excellent food, amazing portions, great selection!

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  19. WilliamG

    Manitoba

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    While there is a limited menu, I can always find a healthy and enjoyable dish. I had the chopped salad with an addition of salmon, and it was really good. The restaurant was a lot less busy than I've seen in the past, especially for lunch time on a Saturday. It's always nice to sit by the pool and enjoy a sunny day under the cabana.

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  20. EuniceL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I enjoyed our dinner here. Food was great and it was a nice and cozy little restaurant.

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  21. NikkiN

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful service and food, just a little cold inside restaurant I kept my jacket on the whole time

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  22. NicP

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Portions were awful for the “set” menu. And you are just at a plastic pool table pushed right up Next to the hotel hot tub. Very underwhelming and lack luster. Average service and very bland food.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Springfield

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The truffle fries were so good. I enjoy going here for the last 10 years it’s nice to eat at the pool. All of the staff were kind and courteous. 

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  24. JohnnyD01

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food. Was not as vibrant as noted by other reviewers. Perhaps a slower night?

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  25. kristint

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    both john and our hostess were the absolute best. incredible service, conversation, delicious food and crisp cava. we will be back!

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  26. WendyW

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely, serene, pretty place. Love it here. An American menu has something for all your diet-sensitive friends. Yummy. Fun. Delish. Always a go-to for our family in in Palm Springs.

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  27. TheHman

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fun, great service, and food even better than the last visit- A go to for PSP regulars. A little hard to find, but parking is easy and poochies are welcome. Our doggie friend Thurston enjoyed along with us-

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  28. Hungrybikers

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    WORST THANKSGIVING DINNER EVER! The ambiance was great, we were looking forward to a great evening. The soup came out first, it was fantastic. Then we waited and we waited for our dinner. It finally came an hour and a bit later. The manager came over with our plates (bad sign) and apologized that they ran out of the green bean casserole side we ordered. Who runs out of green beans for a 6:45 sitting?! Our food came to us cold, the gravy was gelatin on the cold mashed potatoes and stuffing. Room temperature, soggy sad roasted brussell sprouts under the turkey was dry and lukewarm. We sent back the plates and asked for the check. We felt sorry for Sara our waitress, she was lovely and her service was great. They did comp our meal - as they should. We were starving and it was too late to get a table anywhere else. We went home “hangry” and DoorDashed McDonald’s. Worst Thanksgiving dinner ever!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed the atmosphere. The service was good. The food that I had was good. I had a specialty drink and it was excellent. The one thing that could be added, would be more options on the menu. But if you like it eclectic, I recommend it.

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  30. TonyC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    from the Mezze platter to the burger and fries to the Thanksgiving fixed menu we found the food interesting and exceptional and the servers were knowledgeable friendly and first rate - great place !

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    When you spend $50 per person on brunch, by the pool, you expect them to use real eggs, not egg beaters. The food was very generic —cafeteria quality. Loved the ambience, though.

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  32. FernandezJ

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for dinner because we were staying at the sister site Ingleside. At first we were worried because it was a slow night. We were pleasantly surprised with the food and the service from the staff. The next day we came back for breakfast. This is definitely a place we will return to when in PS.

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  33. MikeM

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    cute spot. bad food.... Used to a be really great place brunch. Meals were basically like fast food.

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  34. AmyS

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We had a quiet table with a pretty poolside view. The property feels intimate. Our server was top-notch. We enjoyed the Mezza platter, and the grilled broccolini appetizer. We also both enjoyed our salads with grilled chicken. We would definitely come back to dine here again. 

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  35. DianneK

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The help was outstanding helpful & friendly. I certainly will return & tell friends.

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  36. ames88

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Chi-Chi is a small space located inside the Avalon. The service staff were wonderful; the food, was just ok. Unfortunately even though the menu looks flavorful and appealing, the dishes are fairly bland. I would’ve expect better quality, especially for those prices.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfectly fine. Maybe a little pricey for what was actually offered

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  38. LauraA

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting great food and one of my favorite restaurants in Palm Sorings.

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  39. CarenP

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant and the wait staff were wonderful as usual.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice and quiet, bring mosquito repellent. It's great that it is open in the middle of peak heat summer. I would omit the misters, they are hurtful for people who wear glasses.

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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 4.3 stars by 640 OpenTable diners.

CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

415 S. Belardo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ramon
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American, Lounge
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet with additional street parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Erik Dandee
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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