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Jillian's

4.7
442 reviews
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$50 and over
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International
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Romantic. Inviting. Original. Uncompromising quality. Superb cuisine graciously served in an extraordinary atmosphere, is the unique inspiration of proprietors Jay and June Trubee
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
International, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Dress Code Observed, Business Casual but No Shorts for Gentlemen Please
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm (times change seasonally)


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Phone number
(760) 776-8242
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jay G. Trubee
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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.
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Private party contact
June Trubee: (877) 649-1573
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Portola
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Entertainment
Live piano music in the lounge nightly.
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our favorite restaurant in the desert!
Such a special place. The food and service are all ways spot on.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was fine except it seemed as if the waiter would rather not be there.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Jillian's never fails to please! We always enjoy our dinners there with friends because the food is delicious and we can carry on a conversation!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Jillian's is FANTASTIC!!
We had one of the best dining experiences at Jillian's we have had in and long, long time. We were seated in the outdoor courtyard (which I highly recommend) and we promptly and graciously greeted. The service remained outstanding for the entire 2 1/2 hours we dined. Chef Jay was gracious to come out to greet us and recommend the Chesapeake Bay scallops. After enjoying wonderful appetizers, two of us took the chef's recommendation. Our dishes were fabulous as were the other entrees ordered. The home-made desserts were just as good. I VERY HIGHLY recommend Jillian's in Palm Desert. The food is outstanding, the service is wonderful and the outdoor ambiance is fabulous. I am sure that you will leave as happy as did we.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had excellently prepared Halibut and Sea Bass, and exceptional service! It was a friends birthday and the created a special evening!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I have been going to Jillian's for years, and the food has always been superb. On our last visit, the service was slow. Ten minutes after ordering an iced tea, we had to remind our waiter that we were still waiting for it. The food was served promptly, but it was very difficult to
get our waiter's attention when we needed something. Our water was never refilled, and near the end of our dinner we had to hail someone to refill our glasses. Front desk welcome was
inviting; valet had our car brought up before we walked through the garden to the parking area. Well worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

From valet service through desert, we had an outstanding dinner. We were seated inside (97 degrees and windy outside) in what they called the “living room”; it was perfect. For future visits we would sit in the patio area. Our waiter “Victor” made great recommendations throughout the evening. Food was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great dinner! The lobster salad, lamb chops, Lake Superior white fish and of course the berry cobbler where all prepared to perfection. We weren’t rushed and had a great evening!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We made reservations at Jillian's for my 65th birthday. We had heard about it but had never had a chance to try out the cuisine. This has to be the best restaurant in the Coachella Valley. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved everything

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My favorite restaurant in the Palm Springs area. It is beautiful , inviting, and the food is so delicious. It is a very special place and one I will come back to again and again.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Classic restaurant that did not disappoint. Wonderful service, quiet surroundings so you could actually hear each other, and the food was cooked perfectly and presented wonderfully. Our waiter Fernando was excellent--attentive at the right time and left us alone at the right time. Wife had the lobster salad, and I had swordfish. Fantastic. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and Jillian's gave us a complementary assortment of chocolates and sweets. We would definitely come here again

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Beautiful and elegant setting in courtyard. Staff was very professional. Food was excellent...except for caesar salad which was very ordinary, especially compared to everything else.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

As always, the reception and service were superb. It's one of our go-to restaurants when entertaining out-of-area guests, elegant and welcoming. The food is outstanding; the Lake Superior white fish is incredible. Our visiting friends were truly impressed and enjoyed the occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Jillian’s is always the best! Jay and June are the consumate hosts.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Absolutely perfect. Had a patio sitting and our table was waited on by Mark who responded to all our needs and made my birthday celebration memorable. The food was cooked to perfection and I had the veal which was the special and to die for! We were from Denver but hope to come back one day.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Loved our evening at Jillian's. Didn't want to leave as it was so pleasant in the courtyard. Everything we ordered was top notch. We will definitely return. Only complaint is their policy of long pants only for men could have been mentioned when they called to confirm.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Jillian's is a MUST if you enjoy fine dining! An absolute GEM! I enjoyed the steak and it was prepared perfectly. Jillian's does not take a back seat to your high end, steak houses. They know how to prepare a steak! You won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food and service. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was really not that good and way way over priced. Service was very good but a shame the food didn’t warrant the expense.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent table for 2 in the bar area. Listened to quiet piano back ground. Excellent from start to finish. Will be back. Thank you for a wonderful dinner

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Without a doubt one of the best restaurants anywhere. Great service, beautiful ambience & THE BEST food ANYWHERE. My wife and I had Nantucket scallops, Chilean Seabass and rack of lamb. Absolutely phenomenal. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to remember their experience as an event. Thank you Jillian’s!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

A beautiful restaurant, food and service are always excellent.
The lamb was perfect, great evening !

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food, as always, was exceptional. Three people ordered the whitefish and all three raved about the dish! The service was impeccable. Sitting in the courtyard was a delight.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Loved sitting outside on the patio. Great service. Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Jillians continues to provide one of the best dining experiences in the Desert. Although the restaurant is large, the varied rooms including the lovely outdoor patio offer many different dining areas. The bar area is more lively and some of the smaller rooms are cozy and quiet. The service is excellent and the food is exceptional. The crowd seems to be an slightly older clientele who appreciate fine dining in an elegant atmosphere, but it's not stuffy so younger diners will also enjoy a special evening there.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Everythiing was great except after everyone was done it was like they forgot we were there. Empty plates stayed on the table for a least 15 minutes.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Jillian's has an amazing patio and great ambiance. The food was amazing as well! Our group had the Strogonoff, Spaghetti Bolognese, and the Special which was a smoked salmon pasta in a dill sauce. The pasta is all homemade. The salads and soups are also great! You also receive a piece of homemade bread served warm yumm! It is a higher price point, but worth the money. Request to sit on the patio.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

A lovely meal and excellent service - neither slow or hurried. All 4 members in our party enjoyed the evening.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We look forward to dining at Jillian's when we come to the desert. What can I say? The ambiance is very special. It's so charming and cozy. Service is always top-notch. What a pleasure, the servers are trained professionals, unlike those at many establishments. Francisco, our server, was no exception. He was attentive and helpful, courteous and conversant. The food is always excellent. Perfect portions are beautifully presented. I had the chilled gazpacho soup with crab, to start. It came in a huge bowl - large enough for a meal. It was the best gazpacho I've ever tasted; refreshing overtones with lively spice on the palate. One member of our group enjoyed the Caprese salad with homemade mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes. As entre, the small, sweet, and tender Nantucket bay scallops were accompanied by al dente vegetables, tomato chutney, and potato/corn scallop. These little morsels, flown in daily, are candy from the sea. We were all so satisfied that no one had room for dessert, although we did browse the menu and there were many goodies to choose from. A lovely complimentary plate of mini gingersnaps, dried fruits, and gigantic chocolate-dipped strawberries arrived at our table in time to enjoy them with coffee.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We love this place! It is one of our favorite places on earth. As always, Jay knocks it out of the park on the food; the whitefish was spectacular, the rack of lamb and pork chop to die for. June runs a great dining room and the wait staff are the best.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Celebrated two birthdays and had a fabulous evening! baby bay scallops, veal Milanese, corn chowder... all great!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Really pretty place with good food
Dessert was awesome!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had a wonderful experience dining at Jillian’s last night. Despite the reservation mix-up from Open Table, we were treated graciously and the evening was a complete success. Open Table had switched the reservation from Saturday to Monday. So when we arrived for dinner last night (Saturday), they were not expecting us. It was a busy night, but June added a table for us. We had a lovely meal and will be regular customers! I will certainly keep a close eye on reservation details whenever I use Open Table again.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great food and service. We always enjoy introducing friends to a great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent service, outstanding dinner. Highly recommend the salmon.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We picked the perfect spot to celebrate a new home and a birthday. My guests had not been there, but will surely return. And the old fashioned was the best ever.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Superb, delicious meal with excellent professional service in a comfortable, genteel and elegant setting. Sophisticated without pretentiousness. A perfect evening. On way out made another reservation! We highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Food, service and atmosphere were excellent as always. When in Palm Desert, we never miss going here.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We look forward to dining at Jillian's when we're in the area. The cozy ambiance is very conducive to good conversation. We sat near the piano, and the background accompaniment did not overpower the room. The attentive service provided by Javier was wonderful. We appreciated his suggestions and enjoyed his friendly manner. We began with fresh salads. The seasonal feature was Nantucket Bay scallops. I'd travel any distance to enjoy the chef's preparation of these sweet and tender nuggets from the sea. A crisp Sauvignon Blanc was the perfect pairing. Capuccino's and shared desserts rounded out our evening.

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