Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Above all else, the food at the Colony Palms Hotel is beyond anything the Coachella Valley has ever experienced. Situated in the magnificent courtyard of the Colony Palms Hotel, the restaurant design evokes the glamour of the 1930’s and 40’s when the Colony Palms was “the” place to be seen in Palm Springs. Amazing food, stunning decor, mountain views, and gracious service…what more can be said?

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Chef Jennifer Long offers our 3 course pre fixe Thanksgiving menu at $65 per person from 4 pm - 8 pm.
Our regular a la carte dinner menu will not be available

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Chef Jennifer Long offers our 3 course pre fixe holiday menu from 5 pm - 8 pm at $65 per person.
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Chef Jennifer Long offers our 3 course pre fixe holiday menu from 5 pm - 8 pm at $65 per person.
Our regular a la carte dinner menu will not be available

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Chef Jennifer Long offers our 4 course pre fixe New Years Eve menu from 5 pm - 10 pm at $95 per person.
Our regular a la carte dinner menu will not be available

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1038 People Are Saying
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MD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very enjoyable place to have a poolside lunch.

MA
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, lovely setting, excellent food and attentive service. Very special place.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gorgeous spot! The food was outstanding, as was the service. Will definitely be going back and will recommend to others.

f
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful location in a Moroccan style garden overlooking the hotel pool. We went for an early dinner on a Sunday evening and the place was pretty much empty.. Service was fine and our waiter tried hard to make the evening special. We both had steak, which unfortunately was just ok as both ends of the meat was tough and gristly. The rhubarb dessert was good. Overall we felt expensive for the quality of the food but might go back and try again based on the ambiance (although noting our peaceful evening was marred by the people who sat at the next table with a young child holding an "electronic babysitter" so that we were forced to listen to the damn thing throughout our meal...I really wish parents would think about using earbuds so that everyone does not have to enjoy that noise!)

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch

N
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem...reminiscent of Palm Springs past. The menu, though limited offers variety. We sat on the patio next to the pool. The service was exceptional and the food tasty.

RM
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely historic restaurant. Wonderful cuisine, impeccable service, calm ambiance.

FD
Palm Springs
339 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Purple Palm restaurant is located in the Colony Palms Hotel, which is an upscale hospitality gem near the downtown Palm Springs area. Both the hotel and the restaurant are meticulously decorated, and the grounds are manicured, setting the stage for a wondrous experience. Our server, Javier, has been at the Purple Palm for quite some time, and he's a long-term veteran of hospitality in the region - truly a professional. The food is great and somewhat imaginative, and the beverages are of very high standards, which is consistent for the region.

We enjoyed eating outdoors, which is beautiful and pleasant. Be sure to make a reservation, as during most seasons, this restaurant books quite early. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there before and I will go back

JF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Location and setting are great. Easy reservation process, and dedicated and close parking (valet available). It seems like you are entering an old spanish colonial building, and the restaurant decor is fabulous. We had dinner outdoors, where the noise level was less than indoors. Supported by good staff, great cocktails and wine list made us happy. The menu is just exquisite, not too long, and it should please many. Just enjoy...

PJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful service. My father just died and the wait staff was so wonderful and caring. Plus the food was divine but the supportive words made this something beyond just a meal but something more about believing in the humanity we all share.

BC
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in Palm Springs dining experiences

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

Wonderful restaurant in the gardens of a boutique hotel I was with friends and we had the chance to talk in a quiet atmosphere The food was excellent not a large menu but each item from appetizer to dessert was beautifully presented and delicious. I am a vegetatarian and I loved the fact that this restaurant exceeded my expectations Definetly a place to go with good friends

s
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

My husband and I enjoy the ambiance at the restaurant,
but this time the service was off. Food was consistent,
but not exceptional. We will probably give it another try when
we are back in PS.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Awful food, over salty and cheap produce - terrible ambience and decor. The staff were nice but a bad option

d
Palm Springs
73 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

This was our second visit to Purple Palm; the first was right after the restaurant open many years ago. When we walked into the restaurant on this visit I honestly thought I was in the wrong place. The space was much smaller, sparsely decorated, the Moroccan theme of the original designer had disappeared. The effect was walking into an upscale coffee shop rather than a fine dining establishment. The next thing I noticed was how loud the place was with only a few diners. Because of the design changes the noise level was quite high due to many hard surfaces without any sound absorption materials such as carpets, tapestries or draperies. But I went to the restaurant for the food not the interior design. As noted by other reviewers the menu was limited although there were several seafood options. I had the salmon which was well prepared and flavorful accompanied by too many fingerling potatoes and too few vegetables. My husband had the tuna which was slightly overcooked. A guest of ours had the pork roast wrapped in bacon which he said was very good. The service was as expected and professional. The servers who brought the meals had no idea who ordered what. Another snafu was upon arrival was the hostess who greeted us was seated and instead of walking us to our table with menus... instead she pointed to the table bringing menus a few minutes later. In closing, the Purple Palm strikes me as a good hotel restaurant but no longer a destination restaurant attracting patrons not staying at the hotel. The food was good and prices were reasonable for downtown Palm Springs. Service was good (although these days inability to deliver food asking who ordered this is not desirable) but the noise level, which grew throughout the evening, was so loud to be painful to older ears making conversation difficult. Perhaps a solution to my complaints would be to dine outside in cooler weather. The setting by the pool at the Colony Palms is really lovely.

AR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate here for my birthday & had a lovely experience. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the food was delicious.

b
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a romantic dinner for 2 on a warm summer night.

r
Palm Springs
79 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner on Sunday was wonderful as always. That is why the Purple Palm is one of our favorite restaurants
The food was delicious and very well presented. Our server was very friendly & professional .
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TH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great from start to finish.

FS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great culinary experience. Excellent service. Very magical and mellow "back in time" place.

b
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a late lunch with my boyfriend, and it was such a comfortable, warm, and chic environment. will definitely be going back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nico was our waiter and he couldn’t have been more pleasant. The service was excellent. Decided to have many little plates instead of an entree just so we could taste as many different flavors as we could. And every flavor was better than the next.

HT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is delicious with an amazing ambiance. The decor is perfect and the history of the hotel and restaurant make it a must do. This is a must stop when coming to Palm Springs.

NB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Our service was terrible. We were ignored for 30 minutes before anyone even came to our table.

NM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Complimentary valet parking, good drinks and food and the atmosphere was beautiful. We were celebrating our anniversary and the manager turned on the lights by the pool so he could take a nice photo for us. We highly recommend this restaurant!!

JL
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Friendly, comfortable place. Food has high aspirations, some dishes achieve, others not do much.
Good bartender.

M
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!!

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

It was ok. Food was mediocre. Service was decent but not amazing. Place is cool inside. I wouldn’t return.

f
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We've been here many times before, but this time the menu seemed very limited, the food was average (typically it's outstanding), and despite nearly no people sitting on the patio, we were seated directly next to a table of very loud talkers. The view is amazing from the place, and the bartender is awesome (can make any drink you want), but it was a bit of a let down this time. Hoping it's better next time, since it is not a cheap night out.

BD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't go wrong with the Purple Palm. To sit over looking the pool and mountains while enjoying the beautiful mornings is amazing, but to add an incredible breakfast like the Smoke Salmon Tartine, it doesn't get much better than that. Just sit, relax, enjoy and get whisked away into the Palm Springs lifestyle.

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

Delicious, peaceful, wonderful decor. We loved it and can't wait to go back.

C
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Admittedly a slow night, but had a 7 pm reservation and maybe there were 2 other tables in use and 1-2 people at the bar. Service was spotty, waitress was hovering, checking if we were ready to order every few minutes. the food was very good. definitely would return for the food. But at 8:45 waitress announced last call at the bar- last call at 8:45 I asked- stunned, I looked around, it wasn't a boca raton early bird restaurant. We didn't need another drink, but we asked if we could just have desert and coffee, waitress said no, the kitchen also closed. (A) it was totally absurd for a restaurant to close at such childish hours, and (B) I should have been told when coming in that they had an early closing time and (C) even if the bar's absurd last call was 8:45, the fact they wouldn't even provide us with desert- obviously not free, but to say the kitchen was closed- was not only absurd but rude. As a native of New York City, and having dined in NY, Paris, Rome, etc., this was a micky mouse operation, and why Palm Springs cannot be called a real city- and while the chef was good, his platform is poor, and would only bump up the rating from 1 star to 2, because of the food, otherwise, service, attitude and hillbilly hours merit 1 star at best. Disappointment.

NA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the salmon, the asparagus risotto and rustic bread (worth $3 extra charge), a signature grapefruit cocktail and an aperol spritzer. All were fantastic. Highly recommend. The restaurant was quiet, the wait staff attentive and food delicious. The decor is ... interesting ... but we had a nice corner booth and were very comfortable.

KR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service and food! Creative, quaint and charming atmosphere as well.

F
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We visited Saturday July 6 following the holiday weekend. The food and service were very good. We expected it to be a bit more busy/lively. We sat outside because the dining room was so empty. We’ll most likely go back in season.

MS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Food not as good as before. Cheesecake was very disappointing. Used to be real not like it is now. That was what
We always end our meal with. Food did not measure up

K
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Good Food, Terrible Service. Our waitress was nonexistent most of the evening. Took forever to get anything. Drinks, main dinner selection. Busboys were attentive and helpful thank God. The main dish was ordered to be shared. It was put in the middle of the table, no additional dish or service setting. Really!!!

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific staff mixed with wonderful menu and a super vibe and view. The wait staff could not have been more attentive or more professional

JI
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I adore this restaurant. The atmosphere is delightful, the food excellent, and the service prompt. Rarely is it difficult to get a table at breakfast or lunch, which is the only meals I've eaten here. GO!

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