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Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

4.6
780 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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?

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 8:00am-11:00am
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunset Hour (Bar Menu) Served Daily at the bar only from 3:00pm-6:00pm
Discounts on Wine by the glass, craft cocktails & more!

RESERVATIONS FOR 5 OR MORE PLEASE CALL RESTAURANT DIRECTLY
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Phone number
(760) 969-1818
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Tall
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Private party facilities
Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Karen Smith: (760) 969-1800
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Via Colusa & Grandvia Valmonte, (near Alejo)
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet parking is available and located in front of Colony Palms Hotel.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 780 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Went for my birthday, brought dessert and no candle. Everyone told them when we got there. Little disappointing.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food and cocktails. Good service. Lovely poolside table.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great ambiance, romantic, delicious food and cocktails

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great service and food. The cocktails are good. The ambiance was gorgeous and perfect for a date. I'll definitely be back to try more cocktails. The price is also decent so I will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Everything was outstanding. It has a sophisticated yet unpretentious ambience.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Purple Palm is one of my favorite places to take friends while they’re visiting Palm Springs. Delicious food and cocktails. Excellent service. Gorgeous interior, but nothing’s better than dining poolside, with the dramatic mountain view.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Expected so much more! I don’t know if they were understaffed or this is the norm but such a beautiful ambiance should have better attention to detail. It started as we were escorted to the bar where we choose to dine, which was yet to be cleared from the previous guest. I would think they would have had us wait in the reception area but we watched them clear the area, wipe it with a wet cloth (clean?) but not dry it and reset. Drinks were good but never asked if we wanted a second. Our bottled water was never to be seen again until we were leaving. Now the food...the ceviche was just too spicy for no particular reason. It didn’t enhance it and was almost intolerable. The pasta was dry and bland. The pork shank was tender but lacked flavor. I guess I am being generous giving the food 3 stars.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great setting and great food. Total class. My favorite fine dining restaurant in Palm Springs.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Put this destination on your list as the service & food are definitely worth it!
Old Hollywood charm seeps through the delightful, surrounding garden.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Very pleasant

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Enjoyed a very wonderful dinner at The Purple Palm. Shared a duck dumpling appetizer and I had the pumpkin crab soup which was awesome and my spouse loved the beet salad with figs. Our entrees were the scallops and roasted pork that were prepared perfectly and Jose our waiter was exceptional😍

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We were staying at the Colony Palms so it was a no-brainer to try the onsite restaurant. Wow - so glad we did! The food is delicious, beaurifully presented, and innovatively prepared. We ate breakfast there all three days, dinner on our anniversary, and had starters and drinks at the bar twice. Exceptional food, beautiful location right off the pool with gorgeous mountain views, and attentive, pleasant staff. Can't say enough good things about this spot.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food here was very disappointing compared to previous visits. The food used to be special and now it’s just ordinary. Maybe there’s a new chef.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We enjoyed brunch poolside among kids, dogs and couples. It was a lovely atmosphere. Amazing and funny servers. The best bloody Mary I've maybe ever had! I would definitely visit PP again!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had an early Sunday brunch here. Seated poolside, Purple Palm is quintessentially Palm Springs. The brunch menu was good. Bloody Marys, eggs Benedict and soft-scrambled eggs and avocado on toast. The food and drinks were on point.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I honestly thought when I made the reservation for our Saturday night dinner that based on other reviews, the food would be good, but not great, in a cool atmosphere. I was definitely wrong. It was great food and a great atmosphere. We sat outside by the pool which was lovely and romantic. The food was unique and very good. The green bean starter was my favorite. The only dish I disliked was the caesar salad (way too much anchovy). Our server, Javier, was attentive and excellent. Highly recommend

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Outdoor seating is right next to pool. Small tables for 2 not great chairs. Excellent attentive service. Menu interesting. Food good but not great and it is expensive. Drinks likewise pricey.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Place is gorgeous and they don’t rush you at all. We had a lovely breakfast with delicious coffee and tasty mimosas

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Beautiful setting for dinner--inside in the newly designed dining areas, and outside by the pool.
Delicious food as well--great quality and style. Waiter was attentive and charming. Hostess was less friendly--although she made necessary adjustments to our table per our requests. Will return when I'm in Palm Springs. We were there for a late-ish dinner (8pm during the week) and didn't see the vibrant bar scene, but it is on my VRBO owner's best places for a drink list--can't wait to check it out.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

One of the best restaurants to dine in Palm Springs. Perfect setting and ambiance both indoors & out located in this historic hotel. Food is exceptional, beautifully presented with great service. Yet feels casually relaxed & not stiff nor rushed. A special experience for any occasion or just an evening out.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, inventive menu , one of our favorites

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great selection in an amazing, gorgeous setting. Takes you back to the glamor days of Palm Springs. Service was a little too laid back for my taste, but still friendly and professional.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Very relaxing atmosphere for conversations; plus, great food and great service!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food & atmosphere! Staff were great!
I guess there was a mix up on who would be our server & we wanted a cocktail so ordered from the bartender directly, who let someone know that no one had come by. So the hostess bout our cocktails! Very nice! It was a great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The atmosphere, food and service was excellent. They were even able to create a south side Manhattan to perfection.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent brunch, great bloody mary's, tasty food and outstanding service.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

worst service, rude management. stunned by lack of effort by wait staff, abusive treatment from the restaurant manager, and the most ridiculous reply from the hotel GM. too many great places in the area to waste money at this failing institution. don't bother with this place unless you like being treated like a piece of garbage and overpaying for bad food and service. this place should be closed and the staff either retrained on service or replaced. but seems like they rather protect their own then provide at least baseline customer service.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It was all wonderful. Perfect pool side dining with on point service.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Good hotel dining. Average plating but quite good food. Outside dining by the pool but little ambience or special lighting. Crab cake app was great.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Loved Purple Palm for poolside lunch in Palm Springs! Can't make a better pick for the Palm Springs experience. Great food and craft cocktails, perfect atmosphere, steeped in history from the days when owned by a mobster, a starlet and other notables. Worth a visit!!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Loved the food and the fantastic service from Nico. What is letting Purple Palm down now is the ambiance. Taking out the banquettes, and changing the beautiful ceiling shades, as well as no white table cloths has made the Purple Palm restaurant no longer special and glamorous.
Of course it's our personal opinion . Maybe the gastro pub look is what is more appealing to most.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Went early. Great ambiance, excellent service, great food. Loved the cocktail list. Would recommend!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We enjoyed every aspect of our brunch experience. The staff was friendly, our waiter was terrific. He caught on to my husband’s humor immediately, his helpfulness to specific menu was also appreciated. The smaller setting lends itself to true dining and conversational pleasure. I look forward to my next visit.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It’s a glorified hotel coffee shop with sincere but inept servers. We are locals who surprisingly had never been there and won’t return. Though the food is decent , between the spotty service and the very loud acoustics, it’s not worth a second try.
Plenty of better options in PS.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Very nice ambiance, good food, good service. Lovely poolside dining outside!

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food is average, but the prices are not. Have been coming here since 2009
great chefs in the past - + the change of decor outside looks cheap. what was there before, matched the interior, which still is pretty much the same Martyn Lawrence Bullard did that,
and it was rich and gorgeous looking! -- not now.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

LOVED our dinner here! The service was friendly and prompt and I had some of the best salmon I've ever eaten!

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Tables should have had tablecloths with 35.00 entrees. Also desperately need more sturdy chairs and barstools. I am female and weigh 115 lbs and barely felt secure/comfortable in chair

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1.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Food is ok, waiter’s service is very good. But the manager is very unprofessional and rude which ruined everything. Won’t come back ever. Ps: don’t bring kids or baby to here, they don’t welcome.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent hidden gem with a great local ambiance. Service and food is always terrific.

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