Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

4.6
886 reviews
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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?

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

ENJOY A 3 COURSE PRE-FIXE MENU, WITH CHOICES CREATED BY CHEF NICK TALL
COST IS $65 PER PERSON.
CONTACT THE RESTAURANT DIRECTLY PARTIES OF 5 OR MORE OR TO RECEIVE THE MENU VIA EMAIL

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 886 People Are Saying
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EL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Such a nice location and I like the decor but the noise level is real high. Food was very good. I

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C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered 4 apps & it was perfect. Service was attentive & pleasant. Very attractive space.

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F
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite spot in the desert!! Great service and interesting and healthy food at a fair price!

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten at the Purple Palms a few times before, and this latest trip revealed that the restaurant wasn't just as good as it had been, but it was even better. We loved sharing the small, creative and tasty plates. The service was attentive and friendly, the decor lovely and sophisticated. I'm sometimes hesitant to eat in a hotel restaurant, but the Purple Palms lives up to the class and sophistication of the Colony Palms. This was my favorite meal on our trip to Palm Springs.

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Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Very loud inside could not hear our guests-
Food was average at best and very very small portions for what they charge.
Better off going to other restaurants in the same price range.

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AR
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were impressed by the excellent service, which only made the very tasty meals even more appreciated! One of our party had ordered the Palm Burger well done, and it came out sort of medium... Not only did the waitress apologize right away, but the chef came out and someone else (manager?)...and then a whole new burger was prepared and grilled to our friend's preference. Because this meant that our friend's corrected meal came out long after the rest of us had finished, the waitress took the cost of the late meal off the bill. We found that especially nice...and we otherwise all enjoyed our meals very much. Everything was fresh and well prepared. Will definitely return!

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. The parmesan fries are to die for!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family Trip Dining was great even with 2 kids. Amazing service with a smile.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 3

sadly mediocre food, with the kind of dishes where you wonder if the sauce/veggies would much better fit to a completely different type of meat/fish. everything smelled as if it had been fried in the same, bad frying oil. hosts tried their best, atmosphere ok-ish, but really everything felt a bit too cheap for the prices.

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CM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great

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JT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're vegans and the general manager & chef were very accommodating!

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L
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Was great..... pricey but overall ok,,,, limited timing with kitchen closing early but overall ok

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m
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for NYE dinner prefix menu $95.00 - had the celery root/apple soup - delicious and warming, crab fritters were delicious with lots of crab and spice, had the pasta main and was a little disappointed. The meal was overall delicious and the service was outstanding considering how busy the restaurant was.

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r
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYE dinner for two, and we loved it. Thanks!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Yummy and super cute setting!

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San Francisco
247 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having had dinner at the Purple Palm on numerous occasions, we decided to try it for lunch during the holidays. Wonderful choice! The lunch food was equal to the usual great fare at dinner. Good, fresh beet salad, and a chicken wrap. All excellent...in the usual great setting. Thanks.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cheese platter ❤️❤️❤️

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Main course came before appetizers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is perfect from ambient, food and cocktail !

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Portland
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

When we made reservations, there was no indication that we would be forced to sit outside in the cold. We asked to please sit inside but were told there were no tables for two available inside. Throughout our meal and as we were leaving, we saw plenty of empty tables inside where we could have been seated. Terrible customer service!

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BG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun Palm Spring classic with an unique history.
Fun to people watch. The ceviche was amazing. The Cuban made my boys mouths water.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Severely Limited menu because of Christmas Eve, but no notice of that when reserved
Service spotty although waiter was nice
Meal took forever because kitchen misplaced order
Entrees were poor
Initial wine bottle was corky and returned but it took 15 minutes for a replacement to be delivered
Very bad experience. Only fixed when they comped check

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CS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service , and great atmosphere with a 1950's vibe. Will definitely go back.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had Christmas Eve dinner here. The menu was fixed, and the food was excellent. There was only one choice for dessert, pudding that didn’t sound great. They swapped espresso for the pudding for no extra charge. The only reason I didn’t give the experience 5 stars is because of the cocktails. I ordered an old fashioned and a sidecar. Neither was good. The old fashioned had a cinnamon, bitter flavor. The sidecar was too sour and didn’t taste fresh but as if was made with a drink mix.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner Xmas eve. The food was very good, and we very much enjoyed the ambience. Lovely space.

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HG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a magical place! We went for Christmas eve and loved their prix fix menu. We sat by the pool and the ambiance was just perfect. We highly recommend this place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome. The Salmon and duck were cooked to perfection. In the case of salmon,undercooked as asked for. The sauces were delicious.

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JM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent fare with an international flare in a casual setting with a relaxed poolside vibe. Started out well with excellent warm bread and butter. Our table had the: crab fritters (very tasty), scallop dumplings (sauce was very flavorful but overpowered center- could have been anything in there), pumpkin salad (was expecting warm pumpkin but was good nonetheless), curry cauliflower (excellent flavor but would have loved some more crispness to the cauliflower to contrast the dish) and the pork with corn and tomatoes (pork tender, but as I feared, much too late in the season for corn and tomatoes and both were pretty flavorless. For a $30 dish, this was a bit disappointing). We also had the banana chocolate dessert (I’m not sure we’ve ever eaten a dessert so fast-very lovely!) and a couple of cocktails (ok- nothing to write home about). Overall, the food was interesting and flavorful and this may be one of the more solid options in the area- definitely our best meal in a few days here

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Uninspired lunch dishes for the price. Cuban sandwich which was highly recommended by waiter was average.

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SB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Always a great choice for lunch /dinner..beautiful views..transported for a moment to a very European environ...pool/mountain views spectacular! Service the BEST!!

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H
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first visit, and certainly won't be our last!

The Purple Palm hits it out of the ballpark with a creative, yet delicious menu, with something for everyone. I took my two employees + husband for our company Christmas dinner - EVERYTHING was beyond delicious! Honestly, everything, from the salads to starters, and entrees and deserts. The prefect experience... bravo!

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RE
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Love Love this space. Feels like 'CLASSIC old Palm Springs' before they blocked the view w/another modern Orange County-esque hotel & put H & M smack in the middle of our sweet village. Foods ALWAYS interesting & surprising. It's got it all. Including Chef Nick Tall!!!

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RD
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have lunch with great food.

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JP
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Peaceful setting and ambiance.

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I
Palm Springs
144 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Dined here a number of times, one of our PS favorites - Brunch poolside is wonderful!

Seated for dinner, the menu was a shock - nothing of interest to us, over-worked with weird combos. We looked at each other and said, can you find something to eat?? NOT a good sign...

The waiter assured us the combos were awesome, the flavors unique.

All three dishes came out lukewarm, we DID NOT like the flavors, the lamb unexceptional and the cactus inedible, the short ribs awful. However - the cauliflower dish had wonderful flavor, but it was not hot from the oven and somewhat lukewarm.

The kitchen had no command over the products, nobody knew what they were doing, it was a disaster.
The restaurant kindly comped our entire meal - as they should have. It was a horrible performance.

We will be back - scrutinizing the menu and encouraging this restaurant to get back on the right track again - and SOON!!!

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LF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch the week after thanksgiving so it was quiet but I can imagine it gets really busy here, the food was excellent and the server was great. I have been wanting to stay at this hotel and after seeing how quaint is was will definitely come back again. The fish tacos were excellent!

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GB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch

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RT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and very rich! Beautiful surroundings. Great coffee! (Americano with steamed milk!)

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely evening. Really like the retro setting. The waiter was fabulous - attentive and informative. The food was very good. We will go back for a special dinner.

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Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good - beautiful grounds!

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