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About Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

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?

572 N. Indian Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Californian

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 from 3:00pm-6:00pm
Discounts on Wine by the glass, craft cocktails & more!

Cross Street:
Via Colusa & Grandvia Valmonte, (near Alejo)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 969-1818

Website:
http://www.purplepalmrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet parking is available and located in front of Colony Palms Hotel.

Executive Chef:
Nick Tall

Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Karen Smith: (760) 969-1800

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

Special Events & Promotions:

Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Romantic (19)
Good for a Date (17)
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Great for Lunch (16)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Scenic View (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
People Watching (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Fun (8)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Authentic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

Great brunch place...eggs benedict were superb. a little noisy but ok, probably quieter if seated by the pool fairly casual

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and wonderful atmosphere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The food quality and taste is so unbalanced. The raw material are fresh, I can tell from the fruit shape and cut, tenderness of fish and steak. But the sauce and taste created by some ingredients combination is not my style. They are to the extreme of salty and sweetness that I can bear. But some people may like it cooked in this way.
Good side about the restaurant is they are fully prepared for the Valentine’s Day, service is very quick and prompt. But to me, the taste of food ruined our night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great cocktails!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

The Chateau Marmount of Palm Springs! A stylish, classy and possibly notorious venue. You will not want lunch to end and wish you had the time to get a room or sunbathe at the pool to keep the vibe going.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Absolutely loved our meal at The Purple Palm. Celebrated our anniversary and they treated us to a delicious dessert. Will definitely be back!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I am sorry to say that it was not good. The cauliflower was just boiled with bbq sauce, and the octopus was mushy. The scallops were nice but not what you would expect from Purple Palm. Not up to their standards. Very disappointing. Ambience is lovely and server was good. It will be a long time before we give it another try

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

VERY relaxing atmosphere for visiting/dining and the food and service are spectacular!

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Vibrant bar scene for me means the cocktails were amazing! Fresh combinations of remarkable flavors that we wanted to savor. You can sit poolside if you want to or in the sweetness of the dining room. We chose the dining room and had a romantic take in the corner.
Amazing octopus, sweet, tender and perfectly seasoned, swordfish was delicious and the strip steak done just as asked.
I will visit again as soon as we are back in Palm Springs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fabulous ambiance and wonderful food. Staff very professional!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

In town with my daughter

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Back again and as good as ever. We love the food, drinks and service here. Friendly vibe, excellent food, always so welcoming.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always a delight, one of our favorite restaurants in Palm Springs. Great cocktails, inventive menu, beautiful ambiance and outstanding service! Our server helped us make a birthday celebration for a close friend visiting from out of town, an amazing evening! Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner a great spot for a memorable experience while soaking up that Palm Springs sun!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great pool side dining, fun menu, yummy cocktails!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The wait staff was very accommodating on a busy Saturday night. We plan to return with friends.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful food and amazing service by the pool.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

First time visit with friends (that have attended before). Me and my SO definitely enjoyed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Best meal we have had in Palm Springs with wonderful friendly service both at the bar and in the restauraunt. Thank you for the lovely experience, we will be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Purple Palm is back! After up & down experiences over the past several years, we have now had two recent terrific dinners here. Top notch food & service. Shared two apps, curry roasted cauliflower & a short rib between the 3 of us. Both great though the short rib was the stand out. Each main was distinct, flavorful, fresh with well paired sides. Disappointed when told the grouper had sold out was more than happy with second choice swordfish. Roasted pineapple tart for dessert lived up in quality to what came before. Warm, friendly & efficient service included bringing water & a blanket for our pooch to lay on. Bravo!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I made a reservation for the last lunch seating but when I arrived they said the kitchen was closed up so we could only order from a very limited bar menu that had very ordinary offerings like hamburgers and cesar salad. So I was disappointed that I did not get what I thought I had made a reservation for.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Casual, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Tapas, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It is a very nice setting if you were sitting outdoors. Could be noisy indoors. Our waiter, we believe his name was Louis, was impeccable

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Love love love love. The food is top notch. The service is wonderful. The ambiance is beautiful. Best dessert I’ve ever had. Want to do something nice for yourself in Palm Springs? Go here. As far as fancy restaurants go, this one is a cut above the rest.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve celebration. Service was superb! Food was excellent. A great evening

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Spectacular flavors in the food, friendly but slow service, noise level beyond comfort. Impossible to have a conversation.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went for brunch thinking this was going to be a top notch experience. We were very wrong. The menu was uninspiring.

The Bloody Mary was too spicy so instead of making another with less spice, he ‘topped it up’ with tomato juice and never inquired again. It then just tasted like tomato juice.

The English muffin with the Eggs Benedict was so tough to cut through I couldn’t eat it. The coffee we ordered was not refilled.

The small kids in the pool were crying and splashing around us. We didn’t expect so many little children by the pool.

When asked how everything was, we said we had better and it wasn’t good. He just shrugged his shoulders and said oh, sorry.

Bad experience and won’t go back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel is absolutely delightful. We went after dark, so it was even more charming. The menu is imaginative, and the portions are reasonable and priced well. Service was gracious, warm, and friendly. There are some very interesting items on the menu showing great promise, and the starters, mains, and desserts held to that promise. For a special evening of quiet relaxation, dine outdoors in the winter (plenty of heaters); it's a bit more private and romantic. Inside has a measured "hustle and bustle," but it seemed equally gracious and convivial.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nice restaurant in pleasant pool-side setting.
Great food!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 29, 2017

If you are not staying at the hotel and want a convenient place to eat....don't bother.

Went for lunch the other day. Small portions, big prices, noisy dining room.

Very disappointed in the Chicken Satay salad. Two little pieces of chicken on a skewer and a bunch of cabbage and corn....$16.

Other dishes at our table were also small and overpriced.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I have been here several times and always enjoyed it. This last visit was very disappointing! Service was terrible, our waiter kept disappearing and the dinner took over an hour to arrive! They did come us drinks because of the wait. The restaurant did not appear overly full so not sure why the service and speed of food arrival was so poor.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Not great all round

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day. Javier was wonderful.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I was not satisfied with the service or quality of the food. First of all, in regards to service the meal took entirely too long to arrive to our table. Secondly, when the food did arrive to the table it was not worth the long wait...basic. I would not recommend this restaurant to customers...go to Cheeky’s instead!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Been going for years. Great poolside little cafe. Wonderful service and very fresh foods.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Enjoyed the French toast, chicken sandwich, eggs Benedict, Bloody Mary and other beverages. Service was attentive,

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a terrific meal. Benjamin our waiter was terrific. Extremely attentive, conversational, and professional. We enjoyed every aspect of our meal as we always do at The Purple Palm.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were on vacation and staying next door, but this place looked so swanky. It’s low key, but high end & hip. Sit by the pool, it’s so beautiful there and many people bring their dogs. Our server was very friendly, attentive yet not over bearing. The bar here looks like a great place for a drink before dinner or date place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

An absolutely lovely setting. We ate at The Purple Palm on Thanksgiving day. Not surprisingly, the prix fixe menu was a tad boring; but everything was well prepared. Looking forward to trying their regular menu.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were expecting a Thanksgiving menu and not communicated that it didn’t start until 5:00 our reservations were at 2:00 additionally I called to be assured that they had a variety of options for my Vegan Daughter, they did not .
But they were welcoming and apologized for the miss understanding and the meal was very good .

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

So so, our server was great and very informative, however the hostess was very off putting. Drinks were excellent, but I wouldn’t go back.

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