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CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

4.3
151 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Cozy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Southwest, Lounge
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 318-3005
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Moffitt
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Private party facilities
Parties of 20 or more will be directed to our Director of Special Events
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Private party contact
Pam Olson: (760) 318-3016
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Catering
http://www.avalon-hotel.com/palm-springs/meetings-and-events/catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ramon
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Parking details
Complimentary valet with additional street parking.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 151 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was great!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious, highly recommend the swordfish and chicken dishes. Fabulous ambiance, very charming.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

the ambiance of the outdoor space by the pool is best. we had an extremely romantic date night. we had a great waiter and the customer service we the awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was a PERFECT night....the absolute best blend of Southern Cali Coachella Valley vibe. Sitting by the pool was beyond fantastic!!!!! Our party felt we were on a old Hollywood movie set, the entire staff was engaging, insightful and went out of their way to make dinner a lovely experience. Food was super yummy with carefully selected and edited menu. A must try for the true Palm Springs experience!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great vibe. We had the swordfish and mussels as recommended by our waitstaff and all of it was wonderful. It’s a great place for a sexy date night but also easily supports a friends night out

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very charming setting. Great lighting, seating, poolside ambiance. Unfortunately the photos of the food and the descriptions on the website didn't match the reality. It appears that they hired a food designer/chef/copywriter - who aren't involved at this point. Food just didn't match up in quality, taste or appearance.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

1st time at Chi Chi since Avalon took over from Viceroy.
It was good, and we had good food, good service and sitting
at the pool was enjoyable. Thought it was a bit strange to be
eating while guests were swimming. If I were a guest at the hotel
I wouldn’t feel comfortable to have the diners sitting at the pool.
The atmosphere by the pool is not as private as it used to be.
Not sure I’d return because of this.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Nice little gem located in the middle of The Avalon Hotel. Our table was right off one of the swimming pools with a dozen or so other tables, which was quiet and perfect at dusk. (There is also inside dining.) The food was superb. I had the delicious Fall Salad, followed by a wonderfully creamy and filling vegetable risotto. My wife had the perfectly prepared pork schnitzel. The hotel is an out-of-the-way part of Palm Springs, so around and in the hotel was like a quiet oasis and the poolside table was romantic. And to top it off, the service was excellent. All in all, a wonderful evening.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Nice setting, good service, but my sea bass wasn’t good. Very expensive. $7 for bread, really?

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Anniversary. The staff treated us so well and we so enjoyed the evening at Chi Chi

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The atmosphere outdoors next to the pool (no kids or loud drunks, just guest tanning) under trees was peaceful and interesting. The service was great, very prompt and friendly. The food was served promptly and was delicious. The Ricotta pancakes with lemon curd and blue berries was amazing. The yogurt bowl was tasty. The beignets were good, but after just returning for New Orleans, they were shy of New Orleans quality.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Brunch here is everything! The staff is amazing & so very kind. Shout out to Josh- you were excellent, we will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Server was exceptional- desert - Honey Toast- extraordinary!!

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2018

We had the tacos, which were good, but very expensive. Nine dollars per taco is a bit steep.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

What a treat! Friendly service, good healthy selection of food and a great outdoor dining venue. What Palm Springs is all about.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Perfect dining experience in Palm Springs.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Ambiance is great by the pool with outdoor dining. Drinks, Food and Service is perfect. Palm Springs at it's best. Outdoor dining.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We wanted a nice place to celebrate American Thanksgiving and Avalon Hotel/Chi Chi was suggested so we made the trip from Indio.....we had the turkey dinner special...not your traditional meal, but it was tasty....the Brussel sprouts however were way undercooked and pretty much impossible to cut...and no potatoes... :( ...service was good at first and then dwindled off, its cozy but the tables were close and you could hear everybody's convos....I might try it again...overall it was a nice evening....

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 4, 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.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Great poolside restaurant, good food a little over priced.

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 25, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 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.

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3.0Dined on October 3, 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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4.0Dined on September 30, 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.

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3.0Dined on September 2, 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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5.0Dined on August 17, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 8, 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.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 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!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Chef Jason is phenomenal!!!!!!

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

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

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