Pomme Frite

4.5
1526 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1526 people are saying
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LorraineH
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant experience, nice food Willy waiter very knowledgable.

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sengasene
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little French/Belgian gem downtown Palm Springs. Food is well prepared and so tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous service and delicious food!

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ScottW
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a welcoming and wonderful experience. The food is wonderful and Love having all the Belgium Beer to choose from. A little bit of Europe in the Desert. Thanks J.C.

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vipLorilynn
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! I’m sorry that I can’t remember our servers name, but he’s from Brussels, so friendly, great service!

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vipEnke911
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and location . The French onion soup was fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just concluded a week's vacation in the area, and tried to dine in the most recommended French restaurants, as we are true fans of French and Belgian food and really miss traveling to Europe. We discovered this restaurant when walking around Thursday night's Village Fest. The first two restaurants we tried were really disappointing (Farm and French Rotisserie), so we didn't have high hopes. We were so happy to be wrong....Willy was our waiter and he was just perfect. A native Belgian with just the right amount of warmth, humor, and knowledge...he made the meal a great experience, but the food and drink did not disappoint either. I have a medical gluten intolerance and wasn't made to feel uncomfortable at all about finding food that would be safe for me. The beef tartare and baked mussels were delicious. My husband tried one of many Belgian beers, served in matching glassware, and the very authentic French onion soup, served with scissors to cut the cheese (!). He also had the traditional moules et frites and said they were excellent, with the fries being both perfect in size and texture, with just the right amount of salt. They named their restaurant properly! This was a perfect last night to our vacation!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acknowledged us when we arrived. Gave us the table we requested. We ordered off the menu. All excellent choices. I ordered a French75 cocktail and they made a perfect one. Servers were attentive and we were looked after very well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally took me back to Paris. To food, service, ambiance. Will be back again…probably tomorrow!

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vipmjk00
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic mussels! Great selection and menu. Very relaxing and delicious. Nice outdoor patio. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A true bistro, something rare in socal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. But sad for no mussels.

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vipDavidH
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was slow and unenthusiastic.....staffing issues? Not nearly as good an experience as in prior visits.

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vipExxxxx
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Recommend to everyone who likes traditional cuisine and wide choice of Belgian beers

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Finediner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall2food4service2ambience2

By 6:15 on a Thursday evening they were out of mussels. We had already ordered the wine that the waiter recommended to go with the mussels so we were stuck with wine that didn’t exactly compliment the food that we ultimately had. Waiter was indifferent.

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Devillo57
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We lived in Belgium for 4 years so it was nice to see some of our favorite dishes on the menu. We had great Belgian beer (they have over 30) to go along with mussels & fries and their special, braised pork shank. Overall, a great dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Palm Springs. It never disappoints!

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Hotrox
Fort Lauderdale
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The short ribs were outstanding! On the list a as new favorite spot

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SusanF
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meals with great service. The tenderloin medallions were cooked to perfection, as was the salmon with Bernaise sauce.

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DeannaM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! We loved the mussels. Save room for dessert!

JP
JamesP
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall a nice experience. The food was outstanding. I have been coming here for years and was a bit disappointed in that the service was slow. It took waiter a long while to greet and get drinks ordered. I realize times are difficult with Covid problems nowadays. I just want to make mgr aware. Thanks. Definitely will be back.

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vipDavidS
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and the food is always well prepared and presented!

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PatrickD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was great. Food was delicious. Really nice overall dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was excellent! So was good! Lamb shank was amazing!

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Yumcritic
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Escargot was like being in France, the onion soup was superb and the fish and lamb was great! Our waiter was friendly and attentive and the ambiance terrific- like a little gem from a french village.
We will be returning with friends.

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zimzim
Portland
61 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A genuine gem! Wonderful Belgian/French food and attentive and knowledgeable service. Excellent selection of moderately priced wines to go with traditional French-inspired cuisine. Has become very popular because their are few if any comparable places in downtown so reservations are essential. We always eat here when we visit Palm Springs and it never disappoints.

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tonyd
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome mussels and lemon/garlic/wine sauce!!!!!!!

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StevenF
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service considering that the owner is doing almost everything with a smile and a warm heart like this spot for lunch and dinner and as u sit in to eat u have the whole of Palm Springs walking by

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute bistro with comfortable ambiance. Reminds me of a small bistro you would stumble across in France. Great steak frites and mussels. The steak was cooked to order and did not disappoint. The herb butter put it over the top. One word of caution, the mussels had quite a bit of red pepper flakes in it and my 84 year old mom couldn’t eat it. I love spice so I enjoyed them. I also had the Branzino which was cooked to perfection. For dessert we had the sampler. The floating island was good but unremarkable and the crème brûlée was a little grainy so a future pass. But the chocolate mousse? Perfection! We loved it.

This restaurant is a true find. Of course it’s been there for over 20 years so I’m late to the party. Oh, don’t skip the cocktails. Well made and delicious!

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vipSusanM
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Everything. Food and Tim our waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner here during a quick trip to Palm Springs. Fabulous service and great food at a reasonable price. Fun and not pretentious.

CJ
vipCindyJ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I had booked an outdoor table. When we arrived, we discovered that no true outdoor tables exist. There is a porch that is completely enclosed with plastic shields. The only table offered to us was indoors. The owner, who did check for vaccine cards, was rude when I asked about the outdoor table I had booked. Don’t go if eating outside is important to you.

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ReneeR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Belgian food I had the mussels and my husband had a Belgian stew…big selection of Belgian beers and good wines
atmosphere is intimate ,good for a romantic evening! Could eat there every day!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels du jour! Try the escargot and the charcuterie.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food mussels flown in daily from Puget Sound! So delicious! Great wine

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vipbrendanb
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Normally this place is always on point with the food and experience. Food was ok this time. Fish was a little dry and the onion soup didn’t quite hit the mark. Will try again, hoping it was a fluke.

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MargaretG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Pomme Frite. We started with the escargot which was absolutely delicious. We both ordered the Flat Iron which was cooked to perfection and melt in your mouth tender. The service was great. Our only complaint was that we sat on the patio, near the entrance and the bar next door allowed a man to sit and smoke a awful cigar which drifted our way. Highly recommend.

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ChrissyC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance! We enjoyed a delicious lunch of escargot, French onion soup, frites, and a croque madam. Service was wonderful despite the staffing challenges.

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vipCharlesC
San Francisco
116 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outside table for lunch. Good people watching. Food quite good. Service good, but waiter covered a lot of tables.

FAQs

Pomme Frite offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 778-3727.

Pomme Frite is rated 4.5 stars by 1526 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.