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About CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

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.

415 S. Belardo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Southwest, Lounge

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7am-11am
Lunch: 11am- 3 pm
Dinner: 5pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Ramon

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 318-3005

Website:
http://www.avalon-hotel.com/palm-springs/dining/chi-chi

Catering:


Parking Details:
Complimentary valet with additional street parking.

Executive Chef:
Jason Moffitt

Private Party Facilities:
Parties of 20 or more will be directed to our Director of Special Events

Private Party Contact:
Pam Olson: (760) 318-3016

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Professional on-site planning and catering services are offered.
From garden party brunches, candle-lit wedding dinners at night, to creative meeting retreats, we offer sophisticated indoor and immaculate groomed outdoor function spaces to meet your needs.
Whether you select to host your event in our Regency Courtyard, Presidio Courtyard, or Presidio Ballroom , let our collaborators help curate the perfect experience.
For special event menus, capacities and pricing, please contact us.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Happy Holidays! Join us at Chi Chi's located in The Avalon Hotel for an amazing Thanksgiving celebration. Chef Jason Moffitt has prepared a delicious Thanksgiving menu that is sure to make you and the whole family thankful for your taste buds!! Prix Fix Menu. Three courses, only $49 per person

CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.5

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4.4

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3.8

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
Romantic (5)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Disabled Access (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great waiter. We had a chicken dish which was prepared with mushrooms and was cooked perfect.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We’ve eaten here several times and each time the staff has been friendly and accommodating. The menu is not huge but provides delicious options for all types of diets. If you go, try to eat outdside by the pool; it’s very casual and nice.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great poolside restaurant, good food a little over priced.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We sat on the patio and enjoyed a very nice lunch and drinks.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Amazing ambiance but extremely expensive. They also bring out bottle water and charge, for environmental reasons I do not really believe in bottled water if your tap water is good. They poured tap water in to our glasses as refills on top of the bottled water so the tap water is clearly good.

This is a special occasion type restaurant for sure. Food was good. Service was great.
Hotel looks gorgeous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Chi Chi. Great food, excellent service, super ambiance, and very accommodating to our pooch. Only issue was length of time between ordering and arrival of meal. Will definitely go back again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Although the setting and the service were very pleasant the food was tasteless and bland and overpriced. Distinctly lacking in seasoning and imagination.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have dined here on several occasions and have always had a great experience. The staff is very accommodating and go out of their way to insure your every need is satisfied. The menu is limited but you will find something for everyone on it. Food is very well prepared and the flavors are intense.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Harrison was great and we knew him from the previous Citron. The cauliflower appetizer was very good. After that it was downhill for the food. The chicken in my zucchini-pasta dish was dry and very chewy. Both roast chicken dishes were dry and tasteless. The charred octopus presentation was ordinary and the taste was"OK", first and last time at Chi Chi until changes are made. Sorry.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

What a great dining experience. Fab drinks, delicious food and outstanding service. A perfect evening.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Friends suggested we try this local place. Great bar and restaurant with a sleek modern decor. Terrific staff and great food and drinks. We had the place to ourselves - it was lots of fun.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Love this place! I've only gone for dinner a couple times and it was fantastic both times. The Branzino was about the best I've ever had. They have a special 4 course dinner for the summer that is about the best deal I've come across this summer. I've been here many times for breakfast/lunch/brunch and it's always wonderful. Love sitting by the pool with my dog. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great room. Very good menu- food is very good. Service isn't properly trained - but they get an A for effort.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 20, 2017

My sister and I were the only diners at 9pm on a weekday. We both ordered the chicken ($36 each). It was served on the bone and my two pieces were leathery tough and inedible. I tried to eat it as I was really hungry and the flavor was good but it took over a minute of chewing to get any of it to go down. I had to spit out much of what I chewed. I ended up just leaving the chicken on my plate (one and a half pieces) and ate the mushrooms around it.

My sister said one of hers was tough and inedible but the other was better so she ate that.

The waiter was extremely friendly and apologized, offering to have more cooked or bring us something else. We declined since by then it was getting late. But when the bill came he had charged us the full amount: $72 for 1.25 pieces of mediocre chicken. We were going to book a couple of nights at the hotel but after that we decided not to.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Disappointed, Short ribs were tough and chewy had to send back. Got fish that was a lot better.
Don't think we will be going back soon.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Harrison took great care of us and the Restaurant Week menu was really good

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 9, 2017

terrible service..waited between every course..place was pretty empty and we would never go back..$16 margheritas..a total rip off overall

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We had the 4-course restaurant week menu and it was great! The flavors were balanced and delicious! Wasn't sure how it would be since it is a restaurant in a hotel but it was yummy and the service was on point! Bonus: we saw actor Peter Dinkledge (sp?) of Game of Thrones at the bar...fun night overall!

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The restaurant week menu was excellent - chi chi embraced the week instead of serving small portions and things that don't represent their regular cuisine to encourage you to order from the menu. The food was excellent and dining poolside was was beautiful. We even saw a Hollywood star which made the visit even more special. We'll definitely be back!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 5, 2017

What a wonderful surprise. We had apprehensions, at first, because this was a reincarnated restaurant from a previous one that wasn't that great. We were there for dinner for restaurant week and they offered a special 4 course dinner for $39.00. What a bargain. However, their regular menu is very expensive, but, they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's also located in the Avalon Hotel which may speak to why their menu items are so expensive. Maybe they cater to the Los Angeles crowd? Service was good, however we felt a little rushed at the beginning because we just received our cocktails and the waiter was immediately asking for our order. But when we told her to give us time, she was more than accommodating. All-in-all a great dinner for restaurant week. This is definitely a special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great place for breakfast!! Also dog-friendly. Seating inside is nice . . . pool-side option is great!!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very disappointing And it was expensive. mediocre at best

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food great. Atmosphere great. Service could step up a notch in presence, polish and confidence!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Always a great experience when dining at Chi Chi! The food was beyond!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We dined at several places in Palm Springs last weekend. All were wonderful, but this is the one I would DEFINITELY visit again ... in a second! I will recommend it to anyone I know planning to visit Palm Springs, too. The ambience was incredible for brunch, and so comfortable even outdoors at 11am. Our group of 5 each ordered something different. All of us raved about our dishes, but the Avocado Toast and the pancakes were clear winners.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Service off. Food served cold. Not well prepared. Maybe avoid on the chef's day off?

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We are locals who eat out frequently, and brought out of state visitors for a reunion dinner. Although the food was very good and the ambiance perfect, the even

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Harrison is a must have waiter! Truly great! Really interesting food! Do not miss the Hamachi and guacamole and greens as well as the cauliflower. Wonderful, interesting small wine list. Eat by the pool and enjoy the Palm Springs Vibe!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent spot, the immediate vibe is cool but very natural. The food and ambiance are both excellent. I was tipped over by our server who did a fantastic job. I would definitely come again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Our first time at Chi Chi and we had a wonderful lunch. Shrimp tacos were yummy and the ice tea was fresh and bottomless! Delicious, fresh guacamole, chips and salsa as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

We had been to Chi Chi before and had good memories, so we went back for a birthday dinner. It was wonderful start to finish. We started with drinks at the bar, and moved to a lovely table near the pool outside. The food was excellent, very fresh and flavorful, with plenty of choices. We had one steak dinner, and a salmon entree flavored with very interesting, but not overwhelming spices. There was an amazing cauliflower starter, and the caprese salad was exceptional. All of the staff was super nice and we were well taken care of. I will definitely go back and recommend to all.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on April 20, 2017

So glad we visited Chi Chi on our Palm Springs break. The service was attentive but not intrusive and very chilled. We sat in the shade with a perfect view of the pool. For lunch I had the Ahi Poke with an iced tea. I'm still drooling over this dish. I don't ordinarily like fish but this was fresh and good quality, perfectly seasoned and marinated. My friend had the shrimp tacos with the cactus cocktail. With the lime and freshness, we thoughly recommend this pairing! The only fault with either dish was that there wasn't more (and the portions weren't small!)

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Always loved the Avalon's ChiChi restaurant. Lush Palm Springs ambiance. feels cozy with a pinch of modern palm springs architecture. Food is awesome. Delicious for a poolside meal anytime!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 19, 2017

The restaurant was closed for a special occasion but they sat us down and served us any way. The waiter, Ezekiel was friendly and fast with our order. Overall one of the best experiences I've had !

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Quaint, lovely service, beautiful ambiance, casual and an exceptional breakfast. We loved it!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Great place food excellent cordial seting outside in the pool. Great views

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We happened to be there on a night that was booked completely by a wedding, but the manager was very welcoming and told us to take our time. The meal was fantastic. Brussels sprouts are not to be missed!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, People Watching, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 16, 2017

To me, this is the best restaurant in Palm Springs. Tasty food that's not overly seasoned and not something you've seen 100 times. Healthy without being a sprout fest. Creative without being (shudder) trendy. In particular, try the Ahi Tuna main (seared outside, cold inside, like it should be) and the octopus appetizer (seasonings and veggies just right to set off the perfect char). Honestly, that's how those dishes should always be prepared, but how many times do we get shoe leather tuna and rubber octopi? Appreciate a good kitchen. Also, a good wine list and creative cocktails. The ambience isn't hipster chic, just casual chic. Chi Chi's isn't trying too hard, they are just doing things right.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Terrible and over priced

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

It is ridiculous to be dining next to the spa that people are using. It's a $$$ meal and here we are looking at half naked men and women who are embarrassed to get out of the water. Very uncomfortable .... and this supposed to be a sophisticated resturant. Not for money

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