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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
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Hours of Operation:
Dress Code Observed, Business Casual but No Shorts for Gentlemen Please
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm (times change seasonally)
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano music in the lounge nightly.
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
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
Always love Jillian’s! Was a little taken back that they had relaxed their dress code for men but I guess you need to do what needs to happen to keep up with a new clientele and economy. Our server Ramon was, as always, the best. And Jorge had our car waiting before we exited the building
we have dined at Jullians for years. this was our first visit 2017. although in the past would have rated it 5 stars for every thing, but this year we both had the crab tower and white fish
we have been enjoying all those years. we both commented something was off. neither entree tasted the same.......was not as good.....new cook in the kitchen???.....cutting back somewhere???....do not know. my husbands favorite decadent date desert also did not seem to be as tasty and for the first time I had what was described as flaky pastry apple dumpling. however, there was nothing flaky......it was so hard could not cut thru it with a fork/knife......quite surprised and the rest was not very good, so after a few bites was not interested. i hope whatever might have changed will just be temporary and the dishes we have enjoyed for a decade will return. the place itself is wonderful in many ways.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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......
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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