Ernie's

4.4
356 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ernie's is an "open to the public" Gastro-Pub located at PGA West, overlooking the famous Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses. The hallmark of Gastro Pub fare is that it takes adventurous twists on familiar food, all made from scratch with palette arousing ingredients. Ernie's offers both a casual and refined atmosphere that welcomes the casual beer drinker, the wine enthusiast or the hipster looking for a cocktail. The restaurant consists of booths, low and high top tables positioned to provide people watching, sports on various TV’s or take in golf course views. The large patio provides both outdoor living room furniture and table dining. Two gas fire pits provide and area to relax, unwind and socialize.
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4.3
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4.5
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4.4
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vipGinaL
San Francisco
181 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Ernies to eat outdoors for a change of pace. We were very pleased with our table, the view, and the fact that there was no one near us.

My fiancé started with a half Cobb Salad, which I had some of and was very good. I had the Chinese Chicken Salad, which was EXCELLENT, he had the patty melt, which he enjoyed. We can’t wait to try Ernies for dinner.

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Picky
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service as it always is.

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NancyS
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

There are not a lot of choices in this area, so I was overall delighted with Ernies. The view is wonderful and the dining room is conducive to both business or after golf activities.

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vipSueanne
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful outlook!

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paulboyf
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service!

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GlennM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

The price of the salad was way out of line for a salad that was no larger than a half salad at competitive restuarant. The salad was non descript . My guests joked about it afterwards - and would never go back.

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vipcgaml
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor venue

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vipOrrinV
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Repeat visit from many times before. Good casual dining.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

went for lunch...was OK ,but not outstanding for the better amount of a $20 bill for a sandwich.

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vipMagglesk
Calgary
42 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Will be back!

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wildrice
Palm Springs
45 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Don't count on Ernie's for Happy Hour, they don't have it anymore. Prices have jumped, glass of wine was $17! Convenient if you live out that way, great if you want to watch sports on TV or hangout on patio/firepit.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent service and food, you get what you pay for and this place is special.

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vipAliP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended. We will definitely go back.

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larryandNancyH
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, quick service! Will definitely go back!

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vipVikingDNA
Orange County
125 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable lunch at a classic place Ernie’s Bar & Grill at PGA West! Great to meet friends or host family for breakfast, lunch, dinner or cocktails! Great views!!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice patio - food was delicious - service a bit slow. We would go back and also recommend to friends!

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Memo
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat outside because it was noisy and cold inside. Food was good but entree salad portions were smaller than they used to be.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch! Both of us ordered the 1/2 Cobb salad and was more than enough food for us. Two thumbs up!!

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Blondie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Went on Saturday night with my spouse. Margarita was just ok. Steak was fine(very pricey..but overall weel cooked and tender). Mashed potatoes..I swear came from a mix.. runny and not flavorful. Splurged and got salted carmel cheesecake for dessert.. it was 95% crust, had burnt marks on top..
I was very disappointed. The view is wonderful.
My hubby got the short ribs, he liked them.

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The PGA West setting is very gracious and views of the Santa Rosa mountains are wonderful. Ernie’s was a great stop on my tour of the Desert and a fun place for an excellent meal in an historic golf setting.

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vipReggieC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was great! Beautiful scenic view of the golf course. **Need to update the menu and location on Open Table because both have changed.

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Dizzle
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service, nasty cold food terrible experiance

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PamF
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view
Great food
Great service
Went during Restaurant Week

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LisaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome! Drinks were great! Atmosphere incredible!

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QuinnH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Just wasn't very good food. Come to expect more at a location like PGA Wes t. Honestly, I've eaten better at a truck stop.

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HeatherT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Great food!

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AndyG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The restaurant is dirty , the chairs were filthy. The food is over valued, one dish had to be sent back because it was cold. Will never return .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff at Ernie’s is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great views. Service was awesome!

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vipJulieE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Took 40 minutes to get our first drink.

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Terry
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating is lovely.

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al92660
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Nice ambiance but overpriced

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MIGF
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sar outside on the patio, and it was perfect! The area is shaded after noon, and the view out over the golf courses is nice.

All 4 of us ordered salads, which are hard to screw up. Everyone liked their meal, and service was good.

Nice, relaxed venue for a relaxed lunch!

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StephenB
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very cold out door seats and were rudely castigated by the floor manager when we adjusted the heaters next to our tables to provide more heat although no one was at adjacent tables and never were during our meal. Rude and embarrassing , we just accepted it and did not respond. Service was slow slow.

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall food mediocre at best Fish and chips greasy. Salads non discript Only went because out of town guests wanted to see PGA West PGA WEST can do better

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BeckyJ
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We made reservations for four and when we got there, we asked for a table rather than a booth. There were two tables for four right next to the booth. She said they were reserved for a large party (although no reserved signs on either). She was very rude and said she would ask the manager. She never returned. We were there for over two hours and no one was seated at those two tables.
Our server was nice and very good though.

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JimmyG
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food and drink are expensive for what it is. Menu not very imaginative. Bistro 60 much better food and value. It is worth the drive from PGA West out to Trilogy as it is outstanding there.

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LindaT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Please dial down the music!! People trying to talk over it, too much noise.....

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CanadianReviewer
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice environment, FAST service. Our waitress was very professional. I really liked my Pastrami Sandwich, my wife thought her lettuce wraps were just OK, we shared a chicken quesadilla and it was excellent. I would go back next time I'm in town.

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Ernie's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 564-7125.

Ernie's is rated 4.4 stars by 356 OpenTable diners.

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.

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