Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American


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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GinaL
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the Purple Palm the night restaurants were cut back to 50% capacity. The team at the Purple Palm were amazing and this was our best meal in Palm Springs. We look forward to returning again. Truly a lively place with a peaceful atmosphere.

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robert
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and wonderful meal. Loved it all from start to finish. Amazed at how thoughtful and well prepared it was. Thanks!

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JanetR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was honestly a perfect evening! Totally impromptu and random , just happened upon it....loved everything about it 👍

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BobG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent preparation of our meals. Tuna. And. Pork Tenderloin. Good portions Very chic Palm Springs feel. Fantastic experience.

JM
vipJennMcd
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Sunday brunch location! We enjoyed the outside seating at poolside. Jeffrey provided great service and we started with mimosas, cold brewed iced coffee and The Purple Gang. We chose 3 entrees to share - their incredible Brioche French Toast, BLTA Croissant, and the blackened fish tacos. A perfect sampling and enjoyed all dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch during a girls trip. Beautiful hotel with lovely outdoor seating by the pool.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food. Our party enjoyed the steak, prawns and pork tenderloin. Very quaint surroundings and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent beet salad and poolside cocktails

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vipJeffreyK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Reserved on Open Table and never given the option to dine outside, so thought it was a given since many of the photos featured outdoor dining. Apparently outdoor seating is reserved for guests of the hotel. Even though there were seats available outside, we were seated in the back corner of the inside of a restaurant. We felt like the party was outside and we were not invited. Service was poor and inattentive. The food was average. There was no manager or anyone who stopped by our table or even as we left to ask about our dining experience. There were still empty tables outside when we left.

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LucyG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outdoor patio was lovely but tables were too close together. Chairs back up to close to other guests making it difficult to get enter & exit.

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vipCraig
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was just okay. Fries were limp and veggie burger fell apart and I had to eat it with a fork. Friend with me said burger was flavorless. Waitress took order and then we didn’t see her again until she brought the check. Won’t be going back!

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vipeater
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside under the warmers and had a delightful meal.
Service was great, as were the drinks!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a fabulous way to start the day! Loved sitting by the pool enjoying brunch. Would highly recommend the smoked salmon tartine and grapefruit spritzer!

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vipRedTT
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place with great decor. Wait staff was perfect and the food delicious. Menu is a bit limited but you can’t go wrong with any of the choices. Lovely place to spend a couple hours!

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vipOUgpat
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every February we are are in Palm Springs and we make sure to have dinner at Purple Palm. It has never disappointed. Great service with a friendly staff. We love the creative menu always well executed. We’ll be back!

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vipAlc22
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful, including the outdoor space near the pool (where we dined for lunch). Servers were very attentive and nice. And my glass of Vermentino wine was delicious. But the food was mediocre and overpriced. In the future, I would go there for a drink at the bar and to see the beautiful hotel, but I wouldn’t eat there again

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DavidH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just overall fabulous!!! Our fav restaurant

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vipSarahP
Portland
40 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! Perfect atmosphere, excellent service and the best pork tenderloin I've ever had.

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vipDrummergirl
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a wonderful evening we had at the Purple Palm! You couldn't have a nicer setting, alongside the pool. For the first minutes, there seemed to be some confusion about who was going to be our server, but once that was settled, we had great service. I loved the beet salad and the salmon. It was a really special evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday dinner

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MariR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and ambiance. Will be back!

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vipCitymom239
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Uniquely charming atmosphere. Gorgeous bold wallpaper looks like tile, colonial feel, the room is open to the poolside. Nice bar, relaxed and sophisticated vibe.
The perfect spot for weekend brunch with a drink from the bar.

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KW23
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was hit and miss. Scallops were great, but the ceasar salad was unremarkable and the risotto was inedible. Service was good, atmosphere was good.

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JohnT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day fixed price menu. We’re vegans and they were very accommodating and even called me beforehand to discuss options. Food, service, and atmosphere are amazing here!

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herbl
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

charming 30's Deco courtyard with swaying Palms, Moroccan feel and soft sexy lighting... intimate, charming romantic setting. fireplace, pool and indoor/outdoor dining. highly recommended

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vipSunRiseEagle
New Orleans
45 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Valentines Night dinner. Pre set menus with nice choices. This is our “Go To” for fine dining in a romantic atmosphere. We sat poolside under heat lamps. We’ll be back for sure.

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PatriciaC
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for Valentine's Day. Lovely old style hotel . Would have preferred the regular menu (more choices) but the salads, ribs and salmon were excellent. Lobster risotto a bit disappointing . Deserts lovely. Sat outside so lovely view and heaters for warmth .our server was stellar. One of us tried to charge his Tesla at a charger station on site but it didn't work.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great! I got the tuna with couscous, it was cold, but tasty. The manager was great, very attentive!

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vipGreenwichPat
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! They seem to get better, even though they’re terrific. Lovely setting, friendly staff and great menu. And so we just keep going back!

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JJH1
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parker server was excellent

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vipjulic
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took visiting friends to dinner at The Purple Palm. What is better than dining under the stars? Food and service was fantastic!

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vipsonisf
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening poolside...Great food, great service. Wonderful experience! :)

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Minnesota
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful surprise as was stylish but comfortable and enjoyed an evening outside dining by a beautiful pool. Food was excellent and great service.

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vipfloyde
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to lunch. A Palm Springs must!

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JoanR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening. Nice overhead heaters. Service exceptional. Accommodating changes for food allergies and no meat options. Highly recommend.

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GeoffreyM
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

There were four of us and while their food was very good I had a black bean burger that was extremely salty. Actually, one of the three people had a shrimp dish and said it was salty. The restaurant and hotel is gorgeous. The persons were slow at acknowledging us at arrival.

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GaryP
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining Experience my wife and I have had in the past year. Food was outstanding quality and well prepared by the chef. Scallops starter, beet salad and entrees were salmon and pork tenderloins. Great bottle of Hahn wine. We had outstanding service from the entire dining room staff. It was a quiet Tuesday night so it was easy to talk and no rushing to finish meal. Definitely would recommend to other people visiting Palm Springs and we will visit again

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JanisR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My dinner was terrible-some smoky flavored ahi I couldn’t even eat but they took it off our bill. Pool setting was lovely. Disappointed in the food bc I was excited to eat here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, great cocktails and delicious food

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Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 1121 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.