Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

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926 reviews
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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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D
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful location poolside. Menu is on smaller side so best to check before you go. They charge for bread which is odd for a nice restaurant. Also wine list was limited. Could use more mid price Australian, French and Italian red wines. Service was hit or miss. Lovely spot for a romantic dinner or small group. Wouldn’t likely take the kids.

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AL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had an 8pm reservation and our table wasn't quite ready when we arrived but we didn't mind exploring the beautiful courtyard. We didn't get seated until closer to 8:20 and I hadn't realized when I made the reservations that dinner ended at 9. The waitress didn't mention anything when we were seated and given menus, which from past experience tends to be mentioned straight away so as everyone is informed and on the same page. She seemed a bit short with us after a few minutes and notified us that the kitchen was closing soon - with a bit of attitude which was completely unnecessary. The food was fine, it just ruined the ambiance for a nice Sunday supper while we were in town celebrating a friend's birthday. And honestly it wasn't our fault we were seated so late.

I hesitate to say I would come back or recommend this place as Palm Springs is full of beautiful restaurants serving exquisite food with exceptional service. This was a beautiful place, but left a sour taste in my mouth.

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JH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is now my new favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. A co-worker recommended it to me because we were staying at a nearby hotel. We walked in and WOW! The swimming pool is beautiful and the restaurant is alongside the pool. We ate outdoors because the weather was perfect. You can eat inside too where all the wallpaper and tile patterns are amazing. The food was delicious—we were there for brunch. The service was impeccable. I wish I knew my waiter's name...I'd give him a shout out. We sat there for hours, it was so peaceful.

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to go as well as take out of town guests. The atmosphere is reminiscint of being in Spain. Food is amazing and the cocktails are some of the best.

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M
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My steak was mediocre. I ordered a NY strip steak. It came in four pieces; quite different. My wife enjoyed her salmon. The service was very good. The restaurant was a bit noisy considering the tables were generously spaced. I think it was a bit high priced for what you got. The entrees did not come with much (no salad, vegetable, or significant potato), even the bread was an extra charge.

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MZ
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of best places to eat in Palm Springs. Service , food and ambiance all stellar. Been here for both lunch and dinner and it never disappoints. A rose among many thorns.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner. The service was superb.

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SK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent! The pork dish was one of the best we've ever had.

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H
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice place for a reunion with dear friends. Food was excellent

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy brunch and beautiful ambiance!

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N
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Not a huge menu selection. Waited 10 minutes to be seated even though there were plenty of open tables

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JP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was delicious. I recommend the Tombo Tuna and the Purple Gang cocktail!

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and delicious food!

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OC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Parker is very enthusiastic abd goes out of his way rob ensure every detail is taken care of!

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Portland
23 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Dreadful and abysmal service. Pretty hotel though

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WG
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The salmon portion was small considering the price, and the menu (while interesting) is fairly limited. The interior space is so very cool, but way too noisy, we couldn't really talk because of the noise levels. If I were to go another time I would probably opt to sit outside as long as the evening wasn't too chilly.

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r
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was just ok, I had the smoked salmon tartine
Which was good - basically scrambled eggs on smoked salmon on toast. It was ok but nothing memorable like tartines or toasts I’ve had before. the latte was horrible as if they used old coffee grounds and watered-down over-used milk; I sent it back. The waiter was super-friendly and the ambiance was great however. Shame about the coffee!

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CW
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very cool setting but the service wasn't great. Food was solid for the price.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner so we went back for lunch. Amazing in all aspects

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

We were given incredibly over cooked food. They brought us different entrees that were mediocre at best.

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktails!

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TL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Everything about this restaurant screamed perfection. Had such a great time and the food was everything!

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DG
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Almost a perfect evening except for the outdoor dining experience on an unusual chilly windy nite in Palm Springs. There was no alternative in sitting inside.
& nothing they could do for us which was unfortunate. We were stuck outside and was rather uncomfortable even with heat lamps. Expensive chilly nite!

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PS
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely experience at Purple Palm. This was our 3rd time visiting here but the first time for a 3 course dinner.

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DS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely old Palm Springs ambiance, delicious meal.

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BB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Eating outside on the terrace by the pool on a lovely day is great. Relaxed and delicious, it 's a fine experience. For me, eating inside is too noisy although, of course, it varies depending on who else is dining inside. I prefer the lunch and dinner menus to brunch, however my Cesar salad was unique and satisfying and they happily added shrimp that was perfect with it. It's a popular spot at at charming traditional Palm Springs inn. I think you'll like it too!

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M
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved our dinner at The Purple Palm, the food was outstanding and delicious, the creative dishes are ambitious, but perfectly composed and executed, kudos to the kitchen! We enjoyed our meal outside, and it was magical, very romantic. Service was slow, but other than that, it was an amazing dining experience, we will definitely be back next time we visit Palm Springs.

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m
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great house margarita made with blood orange, and great service.

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SP
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly attentive service and delicious dinner.

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SB
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a delightful place in the flavor of classic Hollywood charm. Be sure to request outdoor seating in Javier's section.

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FF
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, outstanding waiter, and the best fish tacos in town.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, really the best food in a long time! Cheers!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The menu was decent but the chef has a tendency to go just that one step/ingredient too far in all the dishes. Our waiter also advised us that her chef tends to cook to the rare side - something which made two of four in our group particularly annoyed when their steak was cooked to medium after being ordered medium-rare. This is unacceptable in a higher end restaurant.

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Milwaukee
40 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are loyal regulars at this point and love everything about the Purple Palm. Have been with small and larger groups, and everyone loves the bar/meal menu. Service is exceptional, welcoming and fun. Enjoy this beautiful setting.

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Oxford
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this restaurant and making plans to come back.

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EB
Palm Springs
81 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was good, not great! Lots of folks, but hard to flag them down. Our waiter was responsive but when we asked for pepper we got two salt shakers (no fresh ground?). Then it took awhile to flag someone down to get a pepper shaker. Two of the meals were good. The two that weren’t liked didn’t want the avocado so more on them than on you. Unfortunately it was an OK experience but we won’t rush back. Sorry.

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Our favorite brunch spot! Menu is interesting, tasty and diverse. Dine in a pretty setting by the pool with great mountain and garden views.

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j
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The only downside that really affected the enjoyment of our meal is that smoking is permitted near the dining. We were inhaling cigar smoke off and on, which was very unpleasant. The food, service and setting - all was excellent but marred by the noxious smoke.

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EL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
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 on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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