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About Jillian's

Romantic. Inviting. Original. Uncompromising quality. Superb cuisine graciously served in an extraordinary atmosphere, is the unique inspiration of proprietors Jay and June Trubee

74155 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
International, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Dress Code Observed, Business Casual but No Shorts for Gentlemen Please
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm (times change seasonally)


Cross Street:
Portola

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 776-8242

Website:
http://jilliansfinedining.com/

Entertainment:
Live piano music in the lounge nightly.

Executive Chef:
Jay G. Trubee

Private Party Facilities:
Jillian's guests will experience a masterful Eclectic cuisine in a style of dining where the traditions of southern Italy and regional American cuisine are paired with elegant wines. We will gladly customize a menu to complement and enhance your event.

Private Party Contact:
June Trubee: (877) 649-1573

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Thanksgiving open at 3:00 PM with special menu
Christmas Eve open at 5:00 PM with Holiday Additions to the menu.
New Years Eve 5:30, 6:00 PM and 9:00, 9:30 PM seating's
Valentine's Day open at 5:00 PM with special menu
Open Mother's Day

Jillian's Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Romantic (7)
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Good for a Date (7)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Waiters were very attentive and even changed my napkin to a black one since I was wearing black pants. Food portions were large. Food was very good. The room we were in had a bit of a funky smell which was a turn off. They gave us a complimentary dish of small cookies, dates and such which was a nice touch.

Tags: Cozy
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food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoy Jillians for special occasions. We had a great veal chop. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was a great dining choice for my wife's birthday. I asked for a romantic table and got one in a corner - apparently Gerald Ford used to sit there. The food was excellent, but not on par with the best of French restaurants - but the best I found in the desert. Service was also very good and not presumptuous. Great wine selection.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A wonderful evening as always. Seating in the courtyard is a must since it adds to the overall dining experience. We always make Jillians a go-to restaurant whenever we visit Palm Desert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fabulous meal. Fabulous service. Beautiful outdoor seating atmosphere. Very special place and very consistently delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Outstanding, as It has been for each of our visits.

Melita and Stuart Riddle

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was not our first visit, and each time we return we enjoy the experience all the more. Wonderful food in a lovely setting, with professional and courteous staff make this a special restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a great dinner. Food was superb. Service was excellent. Great wine list. We highly recommend Jillian's for a memorable dinner experience. We will be back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our host made us a sampler of the menu. Without a doubt, it was the finest meal I have ever experienced. I have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world and this meal would be equal to any one I had at any Michelin Five star.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We loved everything about this! Beautiful piano music, amazing food, great ambience and service! We will be back next time in the area! Thanks for making my 50th birthday special!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fabulous meal and ambience as always. Crab tower is excellent and presentation is beautiful.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It's a special place with excellent food. We had the best bread ever to begin followed by terrific salads, fantastic entree's and outstanding desserts. Love this restaurant but keep it for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants ever!! We were there on 11/2, everything was perfect from start to finish. We've had the pleasure of dining here many times on our yearly visits and the staff never fails to make it a pleasant experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

As always each entree was delicious and well prepared. We had the veal special (very tender), halibut special ( substituted for their normal white fish which they could not get) and lamb. All were perfection. Service as always was spot on and not intrusive. Love the place!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Lobster salad was good, Swordfish was good, filet was great,
Salmon that was recommened over the Swordfish was not good.
Initial taste was fine but white topping became COLD and RUINED
THE SALMON. I REQUESTED OUR SERVER TO PROVIDE MY
FEEDBACK TO THE CHEF, BUT I received NO assurance that
Anything would change.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 27, 2017

It was their last night before closing. Service was a little slow, but food was good. Wanted a pork chop that everyone raves about, but they didn't have.
It was my wife's 70th and they had a card for her on the table wishing her a happy birthday. When it came time for dessert, I ordered The Hawaiian cheese cake. However they brought nothing special for my wife. They did bring a plate with figs, dates and chocolate covered strawberries, but they brought that out to every table.
If I knew it was their last night, we would have not come.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service3
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 27, 2017

A great experience and dinner. Rack of lamb was excellent and not the typical preparation. Special of veal medallions was supremely tender and delicious.

Service was perfect and not overpowering.

Special note for our anniversary was a very nice touch.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Jillian's is amazing in every way. We had the best time!!! It is a perfect dining experience.

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2017

This was our first visit to Jillian's. It's a lovely restaurant with excellent food. The outside patio is charming and inside seating is nice too. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Jillian's is a special restaurant with fine food and service. They work hard to make dining there feel special and it is my go place when I want my guests to feel they are being especially well treated.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere with terrific service, however the food was just ok.
It may be the highest rated restaurant in the valley, but not worth the price.
My wife had the filet which was cooked right but with little taste. I had the pork chop which was also cooked correctly but was bland.
Great service and atmosphere is just not enough, if the food is just acceptable.

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food3
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2017

By far, one of the best dining experiences in Palm Desert. It has the feel of being in someone's home. Food and wine is great; staff makes you feel welcome and is highly attentive. Can't wait to go back on our next visit to the desert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Dinner for four was excellent.... the food, wine, service and ambiance was just as we expected. No surprises!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Wonderful venue, wonderful food, and wonderful service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 18, 2017

If you want first class treatment and A class service come to Jillian's .We go to other places but continue to to come to Jillian's. The veal chop is plump and tender. Tim get's the Bolonese(spelling) regularly. We take a deep breath and enjoy the mood of the place! If you have not been to Jillian's come with your long pants on......

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Having eaten here every time we visit Palm Springs I was a little disappointed in the food. I tried the Veal Valdonstana it was ok. Very salty from the capers. Otherwise food was very good. Ambiance and quality of service is excellent

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

Beautiful dinner...Roman and his wait-staff were impeccable in their service and wine recommendations. James in the bar served magnificently civilized cocktails and conversation. Lovely atmosphere and perfectly low noise level. Bravissimo!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The food and service for all of us was great. The owner was welcoming and friendly. Great place to eat and bring out of towners, very impressive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Everything from ambience, service, food, cocktails was outstanding! & fabulous! We will definitely be back soon. It was worth the drive from Palm Springs. Absolutely lovely restaurant!
Our only disappointment of the evening was discovering they close for 5 months! 5 MONTHS!!! May 27-Oct 27. That's sad for all of us who live in the desert year round ! It's way too long to close!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Everything about this restaurant is first class.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Great service. Inside dining was nice ambience. Would try outdoor dining in the cooler months.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Dress code We loved this because we love to dress for dinner. Valet parking first class, warm greeting at door. we sat in lovely room next to piano player. He played Cole Porter to Jobim

We ordered Cocktails and then bottle of French White Wine to go with meal
starters was Crab avocado towers, main course white fish and halibut both fantastic and I am not easy to please because I am a Master Le Cordon Bleu Chef.
What a wonderful evening. We highly recommend Jillian"s

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Classic and Contemporary is how I would describe Jillian's. The service from the waiters, Charles and Victor was outstanding, as well as James the bartender; they made us feel very comfortable. The owner's June and Jay were charming and gave our meal special attention due to my dietary restrictions. The meal was delicious including fresh local vegetables. We will go back when we visit Palm Desert again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 26, 2017

I always love Jillian's and when I have special friends come to visit here in the desert, I always take them to have dinner here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Jillians is unsurpassed in the desert. The patio on a warm spring night is heaven. The food and service is excellent and after having eaten there more than 10 times I have never been disappointed. It is one of my top 5 favorite restaurants anywhere!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Disappointing! Jillians used to be a special place for special occasion. Service was mediocre and the food was very disappointing. I had the veal medallions which were so salty it was inedible. One of my guests had the 4 cheese dish which she could not eat. My other guest had the lobster salad and she said it was middle of road. Their signature cheese plate was never served to us and it was a mutual decision for all of us that the restaurant had slipped quite a bit and we would not be returning Too bad as the ambience is the only thing that has not changed

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 24, 2017

We enjoyed a beautiful dinner in the courtyard. The weather that night was cool enough with a gentle breeze. The service was excellent. Our waiter was attentive but did not hover over us. We each had a starter and an entrée. They serve homemade bread with the starter and the entry was accompanied with a variety of vegetables and small roasted potatoes. The servings are generous so we did not order desert. They serve a complimentary plate of dates, ginger cookies and chocolate covered strawberries to end the meal. The food is always superb --we always enjoy dining at Jillians and make it our #1 choice for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 24, 2017

It was my first time dining there and I have lived in the Desert for 32 years. My guest and I sat in the bar area so we could listen to the piano player, which was extremely pleasant. It was just the piano so you could still have a conversation. The service was excellent and the food was good. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Live Music, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Great service as always. Good choice for special occasion. Portions are very generous and impeccably prepared.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Whitefish was awesome as usual. Unfortunately, the air-conditioning wasn't working well and the service was a little less attentive than my prior experiences.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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