We had a great experience at Jillian’s
The place was elegant and romantic
The food was great
Service was very good
The greeting was friendly & warm. We sat on the patio and a shawl was provided if necessary. The service was informative & unobtrusive. Our food was delicious, well balanced, and nicely presented. Our fish was cooked perfectly, medium rare and moist with a variety of vegetables. We brought wine and the corkage I thought was high at $40. The restaurant has a reputation for being expensive but it’s well worth it. We spoke with the owners who were friendly and very nice to us. We will return.
We ate on the patio which was perfect. We ordered the specials, Oso Buco and Halibut. My Halibut was outstanding. My husband only took a bite and had a problem swallowing. He left the table and walked around for about 30 minutes. At least three waiters checked on him and on me. We had to leave and they boxed up our meal, with a box of chocolate covered strawberries, cookies and apricots, just because we had to leave. I thought their service, compassion and food were all outstanding.
I’ll start at the beginning—we pulled up in our car and the valet immediately opened the door. When my husband asked if we needed a ticket, the valet responded that he’d remember our car when we were ready to leave. Once inside, the ladies who greeted us were very pleasant and welcoming. The wait staff and sommelier were among the most helpful, attentive and personable I’ve ever encountered. Then the food—everything was delicious!!! I had the “Lemon Veal”, my husband had the lamb chops. Truly, the best we’ve ever had! Melt-in-your-mouth yummy-ness!!!
And when we left, our car was waiting by the time we reached the driveway after a very short walk from the front door!
For a special dinner, Jillian’s is a MUST!
We always enjoy Jillian’s and have never been disappointed! The food is fresh and prepared exceptionally. Always comes out hot. The service is immaculate as well. Highly recommend. Great for special occasions or just a lovely night out.
As always, great food and friendly attentive wait staff. Always an enjoyable experience with the courtyard setting.
Wife’s B’Day. Great food and service.
Incredible experience.... June and her staff are wonderful!!!!
The meal was delicious. One had the veal special - it was tender and the side dishes were excellent. Was able to substitutes au gratin potatoes for the mashed. The other meal was The cannelloni and was able to substitute the creamy tomato sauce for the marinara sauce. The crab tower was a wonderful start to the meal. It was a birthday celebration and a perfect restaurant to celebrate at. The piano music for perfect.
excellent as always! Never a negative experience. Our favorite restaurant in the desert.
Our first time and what a lovely experience! The garden was a gorgeous setting. The bar had a wonderful pianist! The service was first rate! The owner even came to the table to welcome us! They are closing in 2 weeks for the season and we already have another reservation to dine before that happens. We are so looking forward to going again this week!
Enjoyed an amazing evening for my wife’s birthday! Everything was outstanding! Service was great and every item we ordered was cooked to perfection. I feel Jillian’s is the best restaurant in the valley by far! Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Embarrassed to arrive with guests who had never dined here to be informed that the dress code required long pants. We were informed that this was conveyed on the “about us” part of the website, which we had no reason to click on. The option was to change from nice shorts to their provided long pants or leave. Really!!! Poor way to inform your guests. The guys were good sports and complied because we were looking forward to the evening, but very poor communication to guests who wouldn’t have expected that dress code in the desert
The service and atmosphere were excellent. Food was very good with the exception of the rack of lamb and chicken. The flavor was very good but the meat was too dry.
Thank you...we had a great waiter and food was excellent
My husband and I had a wonderful dining experience at Jillian’s. Our waiter was superb! The food was excellent and the setting in the courtyard was beautiful. We will definitely be back next season.
Our good friends were here for the first time and we wanted to make sure they had a superb experience! We were not disappointed and are still talking about the wonderful meal and great service! You have set the standard for us! Thank you!
Jillian’s is the best dining experience in the desert.
What a beautiful experience. The ambiance, the service and the food....did I mention the food? All of our meals came out perfectly and my scallop and corn risotto was to die for. Love Jillian’s and we will go back again and again.
Our #1 in Palm Desert. Two (2) top in the bar with the piano as the evening's soundtrack. You can't go wrong.
Been going to Jillian's for years. One of the valley's best kept secrets. Great place for that "something special" dinner.
Our first visit - WOW! This is a local classic that covers all the bases with style. We're already planning our next trip. Congrats to the team for making it look easy to run a great restaurant.
Love it. Fun sitting in the bar
Jillians is very pretty / fancy restaurant with good service and good food. It has a lovely piano and is frequented by a well dressed crowd enjoying the desert.
Jillian’s is one of favorite restaurants. Everything is always top notch‼️ One of the best dining experiences in the Valley.
First-rate from start to finish! Each course was a delectable treat. We sat inside...coveting the outdoor tables. Lovely meal!
We are from NJ. And come to Palm Desert every spring for over twenty years. We discovered Jillian’s the first year and have gone back every year since! It is our most favorite restaurant here and wish it was at home also. The food, service, ambiance ,etc are second to none!
A great dining experience
I have known about the restaurant for years. Finally made it to Palm Desert. I was not disappointed, the staff, meal,and ambiance were wonderful. If you’re going to Palm Desert you owe it to yourself to enjoy this restaurant.
Our waiter Gill was amazing. All the help was very atentive. The food excellent. We loved our sisters birthday celebration in the quiet small back room.
As visitors to Palm Springs we decided to give this restaurant a try. Initially as a couple in our 30s we felt a little uncomfortable that we were the youngest people in the dining room by 30 years.
However, once the food came out we quickly got over that. The quality of the plates was so far above and beyond all the other places we ate at. Really, really high quality chef and wait staff.
We ate the stroganoff and bolignaise plates and they were just outstanding. Deserts were even better with a chocolate lava cake and we also got a slice of chocolate cake- all food 5+ stars.
If you can get past the formal, generally older crowd it’s one of the best meals around.
All good. Really enjoyed the ambiance.
This is one of our very favorite restaurants. When we are in the Desert we make sure we join them for dinner...wouldn't miss the chance to experience the wonderful food, great ambience, and charming staff. We would recommend you try it ...you won't be sorry. The bar is a great place to sit..so is the patio. They have a piano player who plays piano bar classics. The food is delicious! We simply can't say enough to compliment this restaurant. It's great!
Bartender did not know how to make an aperol spritz but was able to fix the drink after I told our waiter.
Our experience each time is Outstanding!
Amazing cuisine cooked to perfection. Exceptional, quality service. Perfect ambience.
Exquisite is the word. Wonderful ambiance, superb service, fantastic food. We shared a lobster salad as appetizer. All claw meat, with a champagne vinaigrette. We then had a fantastic beef stroganoff. Not your usual fine dining fare, but meat was tenderloin, sauce was mushroom, Cabernet, and delicious. A wonderful evening.