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About Pomme Frite

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.

256 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Belgian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Seasonal;
Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday; Sunday & Monday; 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm; Friday & Saturday; 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm;

Cross Street:
Arenas & Baristo

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 778-3727

Website:
http://www.pommefrite.com/

Parking Details:
Private lot behind the building

Public Transit:
Buzz

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pomme Frite Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Authentic (19)
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Good for a Date (16)
People Watching (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Romantic (12)
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Casual (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Scenic View (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

This place was requested for a 65th birthday dinner. Ordered mussels and a steak, waited an hour, still no dinner, and we left. Asian lady hostess/cashier actually charged us for our 1 beer and 1 wine which was untouched. Instead of comping our drinks and apologizing for the screwup, she was gruff and arrogant. Charged us $18. Keep the overpriced steak too. Won't go back, NO recommendation here. Read more negative reviews - see a pattern?

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Nice small authentic French/Belgium cuisine

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was probably one of the busiest night there and the staff were super friendly and we had received a call in the afternoon to let us know that we might have to wait because of the parade. We did wait only because we wanted a table on the patio. we were able to sit at the bar watch the parade pass by and had a great evening.

Thanks

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This restaurant is a gem. Authentic Belgian cuisine, professional, friendly staff and a great value. The four of us all loved our dining experience. Definitely worth a visit or two.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had an open table reservation during prime time on a Saturday night which was acknowledged without issue. We dined outside in perfect comfort. The food was all spot on and authentic and the service was excellent. I highly recommend the experience and will definitely return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is the second time we’ve been here. And the food is as good as I remember. Especially the mussels that come in a pot and served in different flavors of your choice. I intend to taste them all at one point The service is great and the ambiance is very comfortable. Very much recommended.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Find was very good. One in party had the mussels and raved about them. The French Onion Soup could have used a little more flavor, but then it's probably just me. But we all agreed that we would be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was excellent. Service a little scattered but ultimately okay

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This place was fantastic, from the wine to the Mussels and frites. Also, the rack of lamb was to die for.
BTW 10 different kinds of Mussels

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It's the closest thing to a French brasserie we've found in the desert. Plus, they absolutely have the BEST frites in the valley! Always a good, quality experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I took my daughter and son-in-law to dinner here on the day after Thanksgiving. They were very pleased with their entrees. My daughter liked the Belgian beer selection.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Pomme Frite is a lovely restaurant that is authentic and lovingly managed. The food is unique, and the atmosphere is refreshing. It is one of our favorites!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Would definitely return! Food was excellent! Ambiance average. Tables quite close together. But quality of the food will take us back!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

nice place, tasteful dinner
we enjoyed it thoroughly

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant that served the Belgium beer, Gulden Draak, which turned out to be Pomme Fritte. Not only did it serve this beer, but it had an extraordinary Belgium beer list along with a wonderful menu of French and Belgium foods. Every dish was expertly done. Along with this, our waiter, Mark, was a superior companion to navigate us through our night with a great sense of humor. We will be back again and again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A favorite spot for us. Always wonderful food and service. Great menu and beer selection is the best!

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

One of our favorite Palm Springs restaurants, great food and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a great evening with excellent food and two bottles of wine. Frog legs to start were served in a hot dish which gave us hot garlic butter to sop up after eating the legs. The mussels Provençal were served in pails which, again, kept them warm until all had been devoured. I would recommend for excellent food, well priced and attractively prepared and served.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Outstanding French Onion Soup! Our meals were wonderful and the service was spot-on!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Was OK. Been there a few times now. Might try to broaden my experience when in PS.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Pomme frite is a wonderful French/Belgium restaurant with an awesome beer list & a delightful wine list. Now that you have a libation it is time to peruse the menu. FIRST, if you love mussels they prepare them 10 different ways...each delicious. The rest of the menu pays homage to French cooking in a wonderfully comforting way. If you are lucky you will be there when their fabulous rabbit pasta or duck a la orange are SPECIALS. Sit in the dining room which evokes a French bistro or on the patio and watch Palm Springs stroll by.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a nice dinner at Pomme Frites. C had mussels, I had Onion soup and a Cesar salad. No question - this is THE place to go for mussels in Palm Springs.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs! Very continental ambiance and the food is to die for. ☺

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have enjoyed this resturant in the past, but this time it ruined our evening. Reservation at 7pm with OpenTable, waited until 7:40 to get seated. Walk-ins were seated at the same time and got served before us! No apology. So disappointed!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great French cuisine. Great service. Great loacation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Well prepared Provençal themed cuisine with a distinct California flair. Knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive service. Excellent selection of wines and Belgian beers. It’ll be difficult but, do save room for desert!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Try the frog legs and salmon tartar!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of the BEST restaurants ! Live in L.A. nothing this good at this or any price.
Onion soup , steak tartar, mussels & Floating island - what a treat !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Pomme Frites is a long-time favorite. I had a warm chèvre salad, my husband had the stew, and our friend had the moules. Reasonable wine list, and a great recommendation from our server. Everything was delicious, the service was excellent, and the sidewalk patio seating made for great people watching.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our first time trying Pomme Fritte. Everything was really well prepared and delicious. Definitely will be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great for being able to bring your dog and sit outside.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent place for authentic French/Belgium food at a reasonable price point. Great service, good strong drinks! Voila. We

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is a Belgian/French themed restaurant and I found it to be pretty authentic (I've traveled extensively in each country). The steak/frites, chicken vol au vent, and duck a l'orange were all terrific. Disappointed that there were apparently no aperitif drinks. I ordered an "americano" and was presented with an espresso drink! As a substitute I was handed the dessert drink menu. The wait staff is friendly and efficient, the maitre d' (possibly the owner?) not so much. We booked for 7pm through Open Table and the restaurant failed to register that we honored our reservation. We went back the next night, again through Open Table, reported that we were there again, asked the maitre d' to be sure to note that we were there, and he basically blamed us for the previous night's problem. Not pleasant. Also, we did not see any indication that they were actually tracking on reservations. We believe that if we had booked for a later hour, we might not have had a table.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Read a previous negative review and completely disagree with it. My server was professional, friendly, knowledgeable ,as well as, the other servers I observed. The food was exceptional. The couple we were with concurred with my assessment.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We come here every year for dinner on our yearly trip to Palm Springs. Sadly, it has gone downhill. The server took over 15 minutes to take our order, we had to ask the Busser to take our appetizer plates away after they had been sitting there and stacked for him, and the server never brought our check after 15 minutes of waiting. I had to end up walking over to the owner to get the check myself. Most of the food was decent, but both fish orders for the table were over cooked. The owner did take 10% off the bill but I would have much preferred a better dinner experience.

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 (London)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Return to Palm Springs every year and always visit Pomme Frite. Unpretentious, welcoming, super friendly staff, excellent well prepared food and great wine recommendations. Don't miss it.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Enjoyable lunch on a Friday afternoon. I had a ham and swiss cheese crepe and my husband chose the large plate of mussels. Both were delicious. Service was also outstanding.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Pomme Frite is always a "go to"place when one wants to have a pleasant reasonably-priced meal while "watching the parade of humanity" walk by its outdoor seating area. The inside seems pleasant and cozy, but we prefer outside, watching people from everywhere, as they walk by. Good food, good service, and reasonably priced. We always enjoy our visits!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 16, 2017

In a community of hundreds of restaurants, it's always tough to decide "which one." Pomme Frite has a delightful menu, a warm and personable staff, and is perfectly situated "along the seemingly endless parade of pedestrians" in a fun area of Palm Canyon Drive. We're always happy to go, and we're always pleased we've been.

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