Jillian's

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Romantic. Inviting. Original. Uncompromising quality. Superb cuisine graciously served in an extraordinary atmosphere, is the unique inspiration of proprietors Jay and June Trubee
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.8
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vipRobS
New England
26 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Lake Superior Whitefish - in our opinion, the best in Palm Desert.

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vipRFLL
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third anniversary

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vipgr8foodie
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner in this elegant dining establishment. The chef/owner is extremely engaging and one can see he takes great pride in his establishment. I had two appetizers which were both delicious—the four cheese peppers and the polpette (trio of meatballs); my husband had the stuffed pork chop which was to die for. If you’re looking for quiet elegance and great tasting food, Jillian’s is the place. We look forward to returning on our next trip to the desert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. Very good food ,service great
Enjoyed my birthday!!!! Will definitely come back.

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply stated, our meal was excellent start to finish. Service was impeccable and very friendly. Every item served to our party of four got rave reviews.

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vipBrendaK
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word: FABULOUS. The bartender is friendly and creates a fun, friendly bar atmosphere. There are beautiful rooms and patio dining. Service is first class without being ostentatious. The food is beautifully presented and the portions are perfect. The wine list is impressive; it offers high end pricey as well as lower end delicious and affordable wines. This is now one of our favorite places to dine in the desert. Affordable, yet luxurious. Check out Jillian's!

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LesleyW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food and atmosphere very good. Service was very scattered, our waiter was busy serving other big parties. I don’t think it was his fault as it looked like there wasn’t enough staff. We had to pour our own wine after the initial glass was poured. We waited over 20 minutes and had to ask to have our plates cleared. We felt we were ignored.
We have been to Jillian’s several previous times and will return but hope they can correct their service issues.

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vippierre48bentley
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in the desert. Amazing

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vipKMSGrandRapids
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, definitely makes the short list of great restaurants in the area!

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TomW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great experience on the patio. Wait staff very experienced.

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vipKevinS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to dine at Jillian's at least three times a season. Never disappoints us. By far, our favorite restaurant in the Coachella Valley

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vipEatoutoften
Pittsburgh
60 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Special salad with lobster was outstanding as was the shaved brussel sprout salad. Liver Veneziana was the best liver I have ever had and the "straw and hay" pasta special was very good. Ambiance was old school elegant with a piano player in the background. Good special dinner spot.

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RickE
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

(40th wedding anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent service , but the food didn’t meet our expectations. We’ve eaten there numerous time and has always been exceptional.

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vipSuesway1
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location, food and service. The outdoor space is beautiful as well

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vipBillA
Palm Springs
40 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary was romantic and lovely.
The food and service both were outstanding.
I highly recommend the salmon. My husband also enjoyed the meatball trio appetizer.

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viptffjr
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the valet through the dessert, we had a wonderful evening and dining experience. Our #1 spot in the desert.

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vipericd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food in a beautiful setting

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vipDavidF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every year we enjoy this consistent up scale restaurant. The staff are excellent in service and welcoming us back.

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DutchTreat2
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have known June since she was the hostess at Cunard's in LaQuinta. She worked with Bob at all of his restaurants. I entertained business clients many times. Jillian's has always been our favorite restaurant, and we enjoy getting updates on the family although we don't go often there anymore since we are no longer working.

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Muggins
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner on Feb. 13, 2020, was outstanding in every way. We can't recommend Jillian's enough and look forward to returning the next time we're in Palm Desert.

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blakeb
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All meals very good except the chilean sea bass was undercooked. Ambience and service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were extremely pleased with our evening. The restaurant came highly recommended and it was more impressive than we expected. First of all, we loved the look of the hacienda, reminiscent of days passed in California. The evening reminded us of the many dining experiences we enjoyed at the higher end restaurants in Orange County and Beverly Hills, but the atmosphere of Jillian's superseded even those nice times.
We shall enjoy other evenings at Jillian's. This was our first.
Thank you for a pleasant experience and a delicious dinner served with 5 vegetables.
Terry and John Walz

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maryo
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Jillian’s. Celebrating Valentine’s Day early. The food was delicious, maybe a little too rich. The service very good. Also, a nice background piano. We will recommend and go there again.

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DavidD
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our first time dining at Jillian's. We enjoyed our experience. We sat outside in the courtyard and were blown away by the ambiance. It was very enjoyable, the service was excellent and the food was very good. Will return to this restaurant when we are back in the area.

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NormanW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with good ambience, attentive service and delicious food.

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Adnil
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very pleasant dining experience. The food was excellent, though on the expensive side. The restaurant ambience is very welcoming.

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vipkdlos
Little Rock
73 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of the best in the Valley. it is elegant without being pretentious. It is homey and inviting. The food was outstanding with excellent special choices for the evening. It would be a great place to come back again and again.

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vipAlex
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best restaurants in Palm Springs. Really enjoyed the food and service. Highly recommended. Piano player was exceptional and played great melodies.

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vipTheatergoer
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with delicious food. The crab tower appetizer is my wife’s favorite. We decided that Jillian’s we be our restaurant of choice for special occasions.

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vipKendogg
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table , attentive service. Warm food delivered well. Amustplacein the desert

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RikiS
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic! I have been there numerous times and have never left disappointed.

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vipTheLast
Memphis
96 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time favorite.
Never disappoints.
Wonderful setting for business or romance.

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DavidS
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Great service. Great food. What more can you ask for?!

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angle
Western NC
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Very beautiful setting and we have dined here many times although has been several years in the past. The ambiance is stunning as always. The food, this time, for all in our party was underwhelming. Just not good nor presented well.

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vipSpangleNYC
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance, service and food.

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vipKentK
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice birthday dinner for my wife... they forgot to send a special desert at the end after I asked when I checked in. I would have paid for it..

Only bummer

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vipStltom
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in the desert

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Simon2018
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

White fish was delicious, service excellent n maitre’ d’hotel did her best to get us a quiet table (I wear hearing aides), moving us once, which helped a little but you were busy so didn’t really work

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jillian’s! It is our favorite restaurant in the desert! I recently had to go Gluten Free & the chef did my favorite entree gluten free for me! He took the time to come over and make sure that i was pleased with the white fish! It was delicious!
Thank you! We can’t wait for our return trip!

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