Always excellent. Wonderful service, delicious food and great ambiance. Scallop with sweet corn risotto is a favorite. Maine lobster salad wonderful.
Always excellent food and service. We never miss eating there when in the desert.
Loved their warm delicious bread! And can’t stop thinking about that cannelloni! Hubby not as happy with his stroganoff. Nice little dessert treats. Excellent service.
Beautiful decor. Bartender makes an honest drink, service was very good, but the food was a mixed bag. For a restaurant as heavily hyped as this one, the food better be spectacular, especially when you consider the exorbitant prices.
Vegetables were fresh and prepared al dente but after that, look out. Angel hair pasta primavera was bland and served with a watery almost tasteless marinara sauce. While the whitefish that was supposedly Gerald Ford’s favorite dish was very good, the chicken champignon was dry and lacking flavor due, in part, to the total absence of anything even resembling truffles in the sauce or mushrooms on the plate. Disappointing overall.
This used to be our very, very favorite restaurant for any occasion. We never had to worry about the food or how the service was...it was always a given that it would be exceptional. Well, sadly to say, we dined there last Friday (11/15) and the food was mediocre at best. Our scallop appetizer was room temperature and my steak that was ordered medium rare was about as over cooked as you could get. I could barely eat two bites and didn't want to embarrass my friends by sending it back. Our guests were polite about theirs dinner but I could tell they weren't exactly over the top with their food either....and this is their favorite restaurant....Is there a new chef on hand? I certainly hope that maybe it was just an off-nite for the chef but looking at the other reviews, I'm not so sure.
Jillian's Restaurant is beautiful!! However this time we felt the food wasn't as special as it has been in previous visits.
We will come again and be sure to request the terrace which is quieter than inside.
We had the greatest dinner here on their beautiful patio. We shared a delicious wine and salad. My husband had the salmon in parchment that was delicious. I ordered the Nantucket bay scallops and pasta with a fabulous white wine sauce. It was one of the best dinners I ever had. It usually comes with risotto but I cannot have it as I have a dairy allergy. Thanks to the chef and he even came out to see if I enjoyed the dinner. What a fabulous place. I wish we lived there, but every time we visit, we go here. Thanks so much
When family and friends are visiting we want to take them to a special place and Jillian’s always fits the bill (no pun intended)!!!
One of our favorite restaurant in the Valley. Food is delicious, setting and ambiance is great.
We love this restaurant. It’s so beautiful and romantic on the outside patio with flowers, palm tree and warmers and a close to full moon. We had a delicious bottle of wine and a great soy glazed shrimp appetizer. I had my favorite Nantucket bay scallops that were out of this world. My husband really enjoyed pasta with meatballs. We also had great deserts. Thanks so much
Jillian s was recommended by friends that live in LaQuinta. We are visiting from Pennsylvania , by far one of the Best Restaurants ever. A must visit.
After hearing many raves, tried it out for our anniversary. We chose inside by the bar, and the piano music set a lovely soundtrack for the delicious dinner. A bit pricey, but perfect for special occasion.
Wine service was non existant; food service was acceptable
I have no complaints about the service; the quality of the food and the ambience, but as an International Traveller, I would describe it as somewhat overpriced.
THE SPICY CORN CHOWDER WAS SUPERB.
Service was attentive and timely. Servers allowed time to relax and visit with our guests. Courses were served allowing proper time in between. Food was prepared just as described and at the right temperature. Overall, very satisfied.
Great November weather and we sat on the patio. The chairs are the most comfortable we have experienced in the Coachella Valley. I had the swordfish and my wife had the short ribs both were excellent.
Very enjoyable, calming restaurant. The quiet atmosphere adds to this restaurant's appeal. Food was wonderful and service was gracious, attentive and responsive. One of our favorite places for a
You will not find a better restaurant...anywhere. I know that because I have attended some of the best over the last 50 years and find Jullians equal to or above the others.
Erv & Barbara
Jillians is a lovely high end restaurant with beautiful scenery around the restaurant and court yard. I had the salmon in parchment, it was amazing!
This was our first visit to Jullian's and we plan to return. The food & service was outstanding.
Best there is!! The staff, the food, the experience has no rival.
The best restaurant in Palm Desert. Always a lovely evening.
Just a great dining experience. We were a table of 4 celebrating an anniversary. All of us had been to Jillian’s in the past. This visit did not disappoint. We all had shrimp appetizers followed by Lake Superior white fish. Expertly prepared with magical sauce. Ice cream Sunday on thin wafer base was delicious. The wait staff was prompt and not invasive. The sommelier did an expert job of decanting a 1995 Beringer Private Reserve merlot. The live piano nearby was perfect. We hold this restaurant in high esteem.
The entrees were great but the accompanying side dishes were spectacular. Several different vegetables were served. I had fantastic lamb chops
Jillian’s never disappoints. We were lucky enough to get a reservation on the last evening they were open before they close for the summer months. As usual, the food and service were outstanding. Cannot wait till they reopen this fall.
Excellent Service....Enjoyable Atmosphere... Delicious Food....High end establishment.....need to be dressed up or they will turn u away which was great with us ....we love Not seeing jeans and t shirts in nice restaurant...however.....I believe a bit overpriced for pastas with simple ingredients .....I m Italian.....I m aware of what it costs for simple pastas......paying over $30 for simple ingredient dishes is not reasonable.....bar is nice.. .great choice if wines...piano music adds to great atmosphere.
Jillian’s is our favorite restaurant in the valley. Their ingredients and preparations are second to none, as is their service and staff. We will look forward to their re-opening in the fall!
We had a great experience at Jillian’s
The place was elegant and romantic
The food was great
Service was very good
Wonderful restaurant with terrific service and food.
And it's easily ... a Top 5 restaurant in the Coachella Valley.
The greeting was friendly & warm. We sat on the patio and a shawl was provided if necessary. The service was informative & unobtrusive. Our food was delicious, well balanced, and nicely presented. Our fish was cooked perfectly, medium rare and moist with a variety of vegetables. We brought wine and the corkage I thought was high at $40. The restaurant has a reputation for being expensive but it’s well worth it. We spoke with the owners who were friendly and very nice to us. We will return.
We ate on the patio which was perfect. We ordered the specials, Oso Buco and Halibut. My Halibut was outstanding. My husband only took a bite and had a problem swallowing. He left the table and walked around for about 30 minutes. At least three waiters checked on him and on me. We had to leave and they boxed up our meal, with a box of chocolate covered strawberries, cookies and apricots, just because we had to leave. I thought their service, compassion and food were all outstanding.
I’ll start at the beginning—we pulled up in our car and the valet immediately opened the door. When my husband asked if we needed a ticket, the valet responded that he’d remember our car when we were ready to leave. Once inside, the ladies who greeted us were very pleasant and welcoming. The wait staff and sommelier were among the most helpful, attentive and personable I’ve ever encountered. Then the food—everything was delicious!!! I had the “Lemon Veal”, my husband had the lamb chops. Truly, the best we’ve ever had! Melt-in-your-mouth yummy-ness!!!
And when we left, our car was waiting by the time we reached the driveway after a very short walk from the front door!
For a special dinner, Jillian’s is a MUST!
We have enjoyed dining at Jillian's this season. Cuisine is outstanding and our server, Robert, who took care of us on our dining visits was simply the best! We can't wait for next season and enjoying dining at our favorite restaurant again and having Robert take care of us.
We always enjoy Jillian’s and have never been disappointed! The food is fresh and prepared exceptionally. Always comes out hot. The service is immaculate as well. Highly recommend. Great for special occasions or just a lovely night out.
As always, great food and friendly attentive wait staff. Always an enjoyable experience with the courtyard setting.
Wife’s B’Day. Great food and service.
Incredible experience.... June and her staff are wonderful!!!!