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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
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Romantic (28)
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Good for a Date (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Cozy (18)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Authentic (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Live Music (9)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (7)
Seasonal (7)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (4)
People Watching (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Love, love,love Jillians. The absolute most delicious food. Restaurant is charming inside and out. Love the courtyard. You will not be disappointed !

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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food5
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

I haven't been to Jillians in 20 years. The last time we dined there we were seated next to President and Mrs. Ford. It would be hard to top that experience! This visit, even though I had made reservations weeks in advance, we were seated in the bar. It was noisy but it is a nice room. The food and service are exceptional. My suggestion is that if you want to sit in the bar then request it. If you want a quiet and elegant evening, request the living room. We had the scallops with risotto, the house salad and the gelato. Everything was delicious. The prices are worth it!

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food5
ambience3
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

Jillians is fabulous. The food, the courtyard, wait staff, everything is perfect. It is my favorite. We live out of state and when we come, we always eat at Jillians.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Delicious meal in elegant atmosphere! We sat in the bar area where pianist played lovely music. The staff was warm and made sure our visit was memorable.

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food5
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Superb! All in all a wonderful, warm, welcoming evening. Just a 4 on food because I thought the mustard hollandaise on the fish somewhat thick and needed more flavor.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
ambience5
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value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We loved our dinner and the waiter was so congenial it was a very pleasurable evening!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Organic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Comfortable restaurant old wildly Good food choices

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service4
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great, service, food and ambiance!

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food5
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Always a lovely experience! Waiters are first class.

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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Always great service, wonderful food and amazing atmosphere.

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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a wonderful evening at Jillians. Had trouble with Uber, so arrived much later than our reservation(did call to let them know), but were still warmly welcomed and seated in their lovely courtyard. Service was outstanding. Food was very good - salmon excellent. Waiter suggested a full bodied Pinot since several of us were having beef. It was delicious. One of our favorites in Palm Desert!

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food4
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful evening. Xavier was our waiter, and he was excellent. Food was delicious. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, service was excellent, waited a little longer than would have liked for the check they seemed busy at the time and up to that point it was an outstanding experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One of our faves....

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always a fabulous evening at Jillian’s !! Hank you for a lovely evening!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fun, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Our favorite spot for a special occasion. Beautiful setting, patio area, great service and food.
The lamp chops were large and delicious and the white fish special was great.

Tags: People Watching
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great place as always super once a year and is always a treat

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Wonderful restaurant. Always excellent food and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Always exquisite. Service and food always top-notch.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent service an dining experience. All four of us thought our menu choices were very good. We would all return on our next visit to Palm Desert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Beautiful with wonderful service and food.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion
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food5
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value3

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I had lobster bisque and the full lobster salad. I’m from Boston originally, I know lobster. This was over cooked, tough and salad underneath was drenched in dressing. Lobster bisque was warm not hot. Disappointing since I was taking my girfriend for her birthday.

Tags: Cozy
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food2
ambience3
service4
value2

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, Great Service and wonderful environment. You do pay for it but we will be back.

Tags: Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

This was our first time at Jillian’s & we had very high expectations. Unfortunately the restaurant did not live up to the hype. Roman, our waiter, was less than attentive. The food was very average for the price. And they seated a large family next to us with a crying child & very large dog that kept coming over to our table! Very disappointing evening when we were there to celebrate a birthday.

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food3
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service2
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

WE celebrated our anniversary and husbands birthday. Our grand-daughter joined us in the festivities for the night. Every detail was covered and a cakee was made especially for the occasion. Service professionally executed a rare find these days. Piano was particularly enjoyable--- background music--- terrific tunes all evening. We enjoyed every minute -- and will be in our memories for a long time. Thank-you, Jillian's/ Palm Desert. Contessa Claire P

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for New Years Eve dinner, fixed menu sith choices. Although $110 is high per person, it was worth it and we had a lovely evening. Great food and service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service, great food, nice resentation
Little noisey

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband struggled over the pricey lamb chops, which he ordered, and his rare temperature came out almost well done. He didn’t send them back, but decided never to return. The veggies were good, the room is beautiful, but his disappointment with his meat spoiled my birthday dinner. His feeling is that if you charge really high prices, then the food should be exceptional not just average.

Tags: Cozy
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food2
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Overrated, front house staff uninterested, boarding on rude
Food just ok but abundant portions

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food3
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My second time enjoying Jillian's. My partner and I both had salads to start... he had the Casa Salad and I had a special that was a lobster salad with a vinaigrette. We both agreed that the vinaigrettes on both salads were very bland...needed more acidity. Rather than waiting to ask the waiter to bring us some vinegar, we pulled the limes out of our drinking water and gave our salads a bit of a squeeze of lime juice. Bam! The salads tasted so much better.

We both loved our main meals... He had rack of lamb... perfectly cooked and beautifully seasoned. I had a special.. a osso bucco made of lamb. Delicious!

We had no room for dessert, although we were so temped.

I was disappointed that the men's room was so in need to improvement. Not so much in the room itself, but in appointments. It is VERY dark in there, being illuminated only by a single table lamp sitting on the sink counter. No tissues. No hand towels except for a dispenser on the wall. The door on the stall doesn't lock properly. I would expect a fine dining restaurant, particularly one at this price point, would make sure the restrooms match the level of service received in the dining rooms.

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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food4
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Lovely ambience with a great staff and great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our waiter was excellent. He was the only highlight of the evening. The staff in the dining room were all very polite, engaging and professional. However, The two women when we checked in were rude and engaged in their own conversation with one another and over some problem? Not the best welcome the Restaurant could present. The restaurant was not very busy so that was surprising as it used to be very popular? The food was so so. The scallops used to be to die for. Salads were nothing spectacular. Kind of an okay dinner so a bit disappointing since it was a birthday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It was several years since we last at Jillian’s for noreason other than there are so many good restaurants in our area..
We were more than pleasantly satisfied with our experience to the extent JILLIAN’s is on top of our list to go back more often!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My favorite desert restaurant...really didn't like the table we got, it was in a busy passageway, the room had a number of loud people ...next time I'll ask for the piano or fireplace room...but it was still nice👍🏼

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Jillian’s is always top rate! Their white fish special is the best! Service is excellent!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We go to this restaurant 5 times during our season. We made a reservation 2 weeks in advance and told them we were celebrating a birthday and 5th wedding anniversary. When we arrived we were seated in a side room in the back corner. We expected the main dining room that was nicely decorated and featured music. When we arrived we were not informed that a friend had bought us a bottle of wine. It took the waiter over 20 minutes to inform us. We would have just had the wine and not the cocktails we had ordered. It was over 30 minutes before the waiter brought us menus. We expected exceptional service but were disappointed all night. Thankfully the food was as good as we expected. If this would have been our first visit to this restaurant we probably would not return based on this experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Best restaurant in town - possibly anywhere in the world!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Service - great!; food - succulent!; ambiance - super!; attention from the chef - very special.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

First time there.
Relaxing
Lovely music.
Great service.

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Every time is a special occasion!

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