Pomme Frite

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French
Are you in the mood for a touch of Europe on Palm Canyon Drive? Look no further than Pomme Frite. Nestled in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, its authentic European ambiance will transport you to a cafe in Brussels. Pomme Frite has attracted a serious following of food aficionados since it opened in 1999, thanks to its simplicity and by consistently serving superior cuisine with pride. This quaint and cozy bistro features Belgian specialties, moderately priced, including mouthwatering steamed black mussels and Flemish style beef stew (simmered in Belgian beer). A wide selection of Belgian beers (including Chimay), French and California wines are also available to whet your palette.
The aromas emanating from Pomme Frite"s kitchen are enchanting and mellow even the most severe food critics. The charming patio is perfect for street and people watching on Palm Canyon Drive, and the dreamy European music insures a relaxing and romantic dining experience.
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LD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious. I loved the steak frites. The service was slow. But we were not in a hurry so it wasn't a problem.

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is AWESOME! The wait staff us attentive and helpful. The guy at the front (owner?) was rude to his staff. Dude, lighten up! Your people were hustling and no guest want to hear you growl! We were seated promptly. I enjoyed a lovely Bordeaux. The rack of lamb is worth going back for! And the desserts were amazing!

SL
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! Amazing neighborhood restaurant with wonderful food and attentive service.

P
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our food was delicious and our waiter was attentive without being annoying. All was good until we received our bill and realized we had been over charged by $50! ($128 instead of $78). We were told the person calculating the bills was just having a bad night, but the (very obvious) regular customer at the table next to us was over charged as well. Go enjoy the food and a glass of wine, just check your bill before paying!

J
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so much fun to have a date on. I took my two best friends and we loved the atmosphere, the food, and our waiter. Even the owner stopped by our table to make sure everything was ok. They have such a great selection of Belgium beers and wines. I would definitely come back again. Highly recommended!!!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming here! Tried the beef stew and it was delicious, hearty and flavorful.

J
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have decided this is the BEST place to eat in Palm Springs! Particularly entertaining on market night as brilliant for people-watching from the patio. Highly recommended!

FD
Palm Springs
339 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to be at Pomme Frite. GREAT selection of Belgian beers, and the food and service are always a delight.

H
Palm Springs
57 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoy Pomme Frite and often dine there when in need of a cozy, relaxing evening of good food and excellent beers. The food is always well prepared and service is well paced and friendly. Prices are reasonable, particularly if you chose the three course prix fixe option.

S
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite romantic place to go, excellent food, excellent service, never a bad experience.

OC
Palm Springs
59 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem in Palm Springs. Great food and staff.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience - everyone was friendly and welcoming and the place has a great vibe. From the French music and decor to the authentic Belgian cuisine everything was great. We had the baked mussels with blue cheese for an appetizer and it was just like I remember it from a Belgian restaurant in Europe. My husband ordered the mussels and frites with garlic and white wine and they were delicious, much larger than the mussels we typically get in the Northeast. I ordered the Norwegian salmon special and it was a very generous portion and the sauce was excellent. For desert we had profiteroles and the Belgian mousse with pistachio cream. So wonderful, they were really worth the splurge. The restaurant has a good selection of French wines, including half-bottles. Definitely recommend - make sure to come in hungry!

SP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit to Pomme Frite while in Palm Springs. I started with the yummy olives and veggies while my husband opted for the vegetable gazpacho. I then had the muscles in a wine and veggie sauce (I'm seeing a pattern) served with pomme frite. Not only was the dish hearty, it was delicious. My husband had the beef tenderloin, green beans and fried mashed potatoes. He must've loved his meal because he didn't offer a bite! The price was affordable, meal tasty and the service attentive. We had a great meal and left so full there was no room for dessert.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience...and we are pretty picky. The service, wine, food, presentation...oh, did I mention the service! Fantastic!

A
Orange County
85 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great.

AD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Terrific food, terrific service. Love their steak frite, meatball, stroganoff, beet salad, dessert sampler AND, of course, the fantastic Belgium beer selection. Thank you. We will be back.

JG
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The nicoise salad is perhaps the finest I’ve had in a very long time. The ahi tuna was perfectly cooked, fresh, and flavorful.

Prices are moderate and the service was attentive but not overbearing.

JD
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was a great experience. They have a great beer/wine selection and food for everyone. I had the frog legs, which were the best I’ve ever had, and the rainbow trout. It’s a small place but with comfortable seating inside and outside. We will most certainly return and I wouldn’t be afraid to order anything on their menu.

s
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This Belgian bistro was a very pleasant surprise along the main commercial drag of downtown PS. Food was terrific and the service was solid.

EW
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We eat here regularly and the food is why we go. It is quite good and consistent, from appetizers to mains.. we usually have light meal such as a large salad and steak tArtare and we are never disappointed . However recently, seems the manager and senior staff seem to not know who we are or care that we book on Open Table (the opposite of what we experience with 90% of other Open Table merchants). Then wines and drinks here are ok but nothing to scream about.

SC
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great find. Great food and wonderful service.

B
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had. never tried this restaurant and will go back. A little surprise in Palm Springs.

b
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely dinner out with a friend and enjoyed the escargot and the mussels with frites. Amazing! The butter and garlic mussels will make your toes curl!

EW
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is delicious and reliable as always . Seating and service are a little off the cuff. Junior staff is absolutely wonderful.

s
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The chicken with puff pastry was very good, but we also ordered the new york steak with au gratin potatoes and the steak was way over seasoned. We like seasoning salt on steak but this steak was so over seasoned that you could not eat it.

DR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a terrific French/Belgian restaurant where I have dined for over 10 years. The food quality and preparation never disappoint, and the menu offers a wide range of menus choices to satisfy just about anyone. Save room for dessert. Bon appetit.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Pomme Frite for years!! We love the food, ambiance, and Waiter, TIM!!

H
Palm Springs
58 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places in Palm Springs. Still can’t figure out the occasional very negative reviews. We are always welcomed with a smile, the food and service are always excellent

DF
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A regular stop for dinner when we are in town and the food and service never disappoints. Truly a gem in the desert. The Osso Bucco special is superb, the steak tartare and escargot appetizers highly recommended. You simply cannot go wrong.

SC
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great deal-great food-great service.

L
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food, service and ambience was spectacular!

s
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and we will be back! My husband loved his mussels and I could not stop stealing his fries. I had the lamb shank that needed no knife because it fell off the bone. The sauce and the root vegetables with it were wonderful.

S
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs since 2004. Never disappointed.

BG
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted to treat my boyfriend to dinner, he’s from Europe so it’s really hard to find places he really enjoys! But Hands down amazing!!! he loved the FOOD! Especially the frog legs! Service was great as well! We’ll be back.

H
Palm Springs
58 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love Pomme Frite; I could almost rank it as 'outstanding', but there are a couple of restaurants here in Palm Springs that are marginally better, but Pomme Frite is among the top five or restaurants in the area in terms of the great food, professional service and value.

PJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only is the food delicious, the service is excellent. We went there for my husband’s 75th birthday celebration with our daughter and 15 year old grandson. The escargot is the best anywhere here in the Desert. We have been there several times for special occasions and will definitely be back again.

CB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pomme fritte never disappoints ...let me make a few suggestions that no one could argue with...first Nicole- one of the best waitresses in Palm Springs...she knows her food...and her wine...is helpful and just the right mix of congenial and invisible...next-the muscles -order them...PF has several preparations so choose one and enjoy...next, if you're there on a Saturday night and you like lamb chops...look no further...they re perfection here. I've had the fish on other occasions and the chicken on others...never have I been disappointed - Bon appetit!

LB
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal. Everything from escargot, tote main course (I had the bass and my date enjoyed his filet mignon), and the desserts ... wow. Crepe Suzette was perfect as well as the baba rhum cake. Great wine. Great service. Thanks for a lovely evening.

i
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for date night, my wife and I came here on a date night, everything from the wine to the food was great, we got 5 different appetizers and they all were perfect!!!

MB
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top items: hangar steak, mussels, pate, and of course, les frites! ...and a bottle of the Gigondas red. Perfect meal.

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