Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

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1016 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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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nico was our waiter and he couldn’t have been more pleasant. The service was excellent. Decided to have many little plates instead of an entree just so we could taste as many different flavors as we could. And every flavor was better than the next.

HT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is delicious with an amazing ambiance. The decor is perfect and the history of the hotel and restaurant make it a must do. This is a must stop when coming to Palm Springs.

NB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Our service was terrible. We were ignored for 30 minutes before anyone even came to our table.

NM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Complimentary valet parking, good drinks and food and the atmosphere was beautiful. We were celebrating our anniversary and the manager turned on the lights by the pool so he could take a nice photo for us. We highly recommend this restaurant!!

JL
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Friendly, comfortable place. Food has high aspirations, some dishes achieve, others not do much.
Good bartender.

M
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!!

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

It was ok. Food was mediocre. Service was decent but not amazing. Place is cool inside. I wouldn’t return.

f
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We've been here many times before, but this time the menu seemed very limited, the food was average (typically it's outstanding), and despite nearly no people sitting on the patio, we were seated directly next to a table of very loud talkers. The view is amazing from the place, and the bartender is awesome (can make any drink you want), but it was a bit of a let down this time. Hoping it's better next time, since it is not a cheap night out.

BD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can't go wrong with the Purple Palm. To sit over looking the pool and mountains while enjoying the beautiful mornings is amazing, but to add an incredible breakfast like the Smoke Salmon Tartine, it doesn't get much better than that. Just sit, relax, enjoy and get whisked away into the Palm Springs lifestyle.

l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, peaceful, wonderful decor. We loved it and can't wait to go back.

C
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Admittedly a slow night, but had a 7 pm reservation and maybe there were 2 other tables in use and 1-2 people at the bar. Service was spotty, waitress was hovering, checking if we were ready to order every few minutes. the food was very good. definitely would return for the food. But at 8:45 waitress announced last call at the bar- last call at 8:45 I asked- stunned, I looked around, it wasn't a boca raton early bird restaurant. We didn't need another drink, but we asked if we could just have desert and coffee, waitress said no, the kitchen also closed. (A) it was totally absurd for a restaurant to close at such childish hours, and (B) I should have been told when coming in that they had an early closing time and (C) even if the bar's absurd last call was 8:45, the fact they wouldn't even provide us with desert- obviously not free, but to say the kitchen was closed- was not only absurd but rude. As a native of New York City, and having dined in NY, Paris, Rome, etc., this was a micky mouse operation, and why Palm Springs cannot be called a real city- and while the chef was good, his platform is poor, and would only bump up the rating from 1 star to 2, because of the food, otherwise, service, attitude and hillbilly hours merit 1 star at best. Disappointment.

NA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the salmon, the asparagus risotto and rustic bread (worth $3 extra charge), a signature grapefruit cocktail and an aperol spritzer. All were fantastic. Highly recommend. The restaurant was quiet, the wait staff attentive and food delicious. The decor is ... interesting ... but we had a nice corner booth and were very comfortable.

KR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular service and food! Creative, quaint and charming atmosphere as well.

F
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We visited Saturday July 6 following the holiday weekend. The food and service were very good. We expected it to be a bit more busy/lively. We sat outside because the dining room was so empty. We’ll most likely go back in season.

MS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Food not as good as before. Cheesecake was very disappointing. Used to be real not like it is now. That was what
We always end our meal with. Food did not measure up

K
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Good Food, Terrible Service. Our waitress was nonexistent most of the evening. Took forever to get anything. Drinks, main dinner selection. Busboys were attentive and helpful thank God. The main dish was ordered to be shared. It was put in the middle of the table, no additional dish or service setting. Really!!!

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific staff mixed with wonderful menu and a super vibe and view. The wait staff could not have been more attentive or more professional

JI
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I adore this restaurant. The atmosphere is delightful, the food excellent, and the service prompt. Rarely is it difficult to get a table at breakfast or lunch, which is the only meals I've eaten here. GO!

PR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Purple Palm had delicious drinks and food. We are vegan and they were able to accommodate us. We weren't able to get an entree, but we ordered tons of side dishes and appetizers and they were perfect. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding, also excellent service and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

SD
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location , within trendy hotel, Moroccan, Latin feel.
Eat outside if possible enjoying the lanterns in trees poolside .
Nice wine lists , overall menu is enough, service was pleasant , food tasty. Seared scallops (2) were delicious !

YI
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at the Purple Palm is always fantastic. Service is great; lots of excellent cocktail/beer/wine options. Some great dessert wines too! The dumplings are our favorite.

PS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New chef since we last ate here. Food was exceptionable. Service was great! Can’t wait to dine here again.

BD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is amazing!! The food, atmosphere is incredible. The Smoked Salmon Tartine is my favorite and I have it every time I am there.

DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely restaurant. The food was excellent. The server and busboy were very attentive. Loved the entire evening. I would recommend this restaurant very highly.

MM
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

What a terrific place to enjoy a drink in a great part of Palm Springs. The Purple Palm is a beautiful restaurant in a lovely old-Hollywood style of hotel, and offers seating poolside and in a genuinely beautiful dining room, it absolutely feels like a destination and that it has a history. The cocktail list was just great, in the middle of June the house sangria cant be beat, as it has plenty of flavor without being waved down by the cloying sweetness of many sangrias. The drink list in general is pretty thoughtful and well priced. Our food was excellent, both the tuna and pork medallions cooked well and great quality, and the sides were just as tasty, not just a starch and vegetables plopped down next to the protien. The service on both occasions was very friendly and professional. One of the best places we have visited in our years of vacationing in Palm Springs.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant- staff was friendly and atmosphere excellent. Celebrated a friends Bday, food and drink amazing.

KC
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting and delicious food. The server and wait staff were friendly and professional, but friendly.

WS
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. Loved the Spanish Mission architecture and decor. Property has an interesting history. Will come back to try choices from their full menu. Private dining room ideal for a special occasion.

LO
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. This was our favourite dining experience while in Palm Springs. The setting rides the line between fine and casual and the food was delicious. But it was the superb service and attention to detail that made it a standout. Order the crab app!

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Oasis in the middle of Palm Springs - great, small menu - excellent service

m
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place.
Can’t wait to go back
Food ambiance and every single staff member was outstanding

JN
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere.

SV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

One of the worst experiences what was (up till now) at one of my favorite restaurants in PS.

From the hostess who was not present when we arrived for our 8:30 reservation, to the table that was not available (“sorry it will be at least 20 minutes to seat you”) to the bartender who was indifferently over-serving the loud and drunken guests ( while ignoring us) to the waiter who greeted us with “the kitchen closes in 10 minutes”.

This is no way to run a restaurant.

The hotel also seriously needs to reconsider its policies towards hotel guests in pool attire and robes traversing the bar and restaurant during dinner service. Have some standards please.

No apologies offered or gesture made for the all around rude and surly behavior of the staff or hotel guests (who clearly disturbed everyone around us).

We should have left but it was already an 8:30 reservation in a town that stops serving at 9 (see kitchen closing comments above).

Awful and disappointing.

You have lost a fan and failed to make a new one.

AM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I found the food to be overly rich and overwhelming, couldn't really finish anything as the flavor was too much. Quite unpleasant, wouldn't recommend for anyone who likes healthy fresh food.

r
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food, really nice ambiance and excellent service!!

PC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed the Purple Palm. The food is always tasty and well presented. Great atmosphere. Very personal service. Even the valet attendant remembered our name.

LK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Food was really not good.

O
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location and great food

OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience, food, and drinks!

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