Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

4.7
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1057 Reviews
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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?

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Chef Jennifer Town offers our 3 course pre fixe holiday menu from 5 pm - 8 pm at $65 per person. Our regular a la carte dinner menu will not be available

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Chef Jennifer Town offers our 4 course pre fixe New Years Eve menu from 5 pm - 10 pm at $95 per person. Our regular a la carte dinner menu will not be available

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1057 People Are Saying
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PS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a private party in the room off the dining room that was very noisy but the waiter was happy to shut the door so it was more quiet. The food was fantastic, service great. I'm still thinking about the Pork Tenderloin....delicious.

BG
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fun drinks. Fabulous service.

JI
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little get-away restaurant. Rarely crowded and always delicious.

UC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two times here while vacationing in Palm Springs. Stellar on both occasions.

LK
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

While the food was just OK...to have to pay $3.00 for the bread?? Thats insane...
Won't go back for sure!

E
London
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Thanks

DY
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice birthday brunch on thanksgiving day.

DS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance, delicious meals.

M
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love purple palm. The pre dinner cocktails at the bar are a must. Show up early. Great atmosphere and staff. See ya soon

t
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

disappointing. since i live only a couple blocks away, i've been to PP several times and have considered it one of my favs. this visit did not live up to previous. My Manhattan was weirdly sweet. Everyone's food was not as good as expected. The steak was tough and undercooked. the tuna had an unpleasant smokey quality. the deserts were a particular let down. i had salmon added to my salad and it was good if not a bit meager. i will be back, but with caution.

PB
New England
53 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the wonderful valet to the attention from the host. This is a wonderful dining experience! Our very attractive waiter Parker had lots of recommendations and was spot on! We had friends in from out of town and they loved it ( it not just a restaurant).
Thank you

RD
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Consistently good food, beautiful ambiance and attentive service in a delightful setting. One of the best choices in Palm Springs.

AB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Celebration but will be back just because so delicious and swanky in casual way- a little throwback with current touch to Palm Springs past! Loved it!

M
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Awesome appetizers. Mains mediocre (sadly). Desert excellent gelato. Excellent service. Ambience A+. Need to improve the mains.

D
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food. Loved our waitress! The ambiance is very nice, you feel like you’re in Casa Blanca! Would go again

P
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quiet place. It’s like you stepped back in time to old 1940s Palm Springs.

f
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this beautiful spot. Service is great, drinks are strong and delicious, food is imaginative and tasty.

MS
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time dining here. Great location by the pool, excellent breakfast and Heffery was outstanding his attentiveness and a great ambassador for the hotel! We’ll be back and will stay at the hotel as well!👍😎🌴🌴🌴🎉🙃

MD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very enjoyable place to have a poolside lunch.

GP
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! The restaurant opens up to tables by the pool with a beautiful, relaxing feeling! The food is wonderful and the service is terrific! Everyone is friendly and professional. Their “Sunset Hour” menu calls us to come back as does the dinner menu. Definitely “A Keeper.”

MA
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, lovely setting, excellent food and attentive service. Very special place.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gorgeous spot! The food was outstanding, as was the service. Will definitely be going back and will recommend to others.

f
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Beautiful location in a Moroccan style garden overlooking the hotel pool. We went for an early dinner on a Sunday evening and the place was pretty much empty.. Service was fine and our waiter tried hard to make the evening special. We both had steak, which unfortunately was just ok as both ends of the meat was tough and gristly. The rhubarb dessert was good. Overall we felt expensive for the quality of the food but might go back and try again based on the ambiance (although noting our peaceful evening was marred by the people who sat at the next table with a young child holding an "electronic babysitter" so that we were forced to listen to the damn thing throughout our meal...I really wish parents would think about using earbuds so that everyone does not have to enjoy that noise!)

E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

N
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem...reminiscent of Palm Springs past. The menu, though limited offers variety. We sat on the patio next to the pool. The service was exceptional and the food tasty.

RM
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely historic restaurant. Wonderful cuisine, impeccable service, calm ambiance.

FD
Palm Springs
374 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Purple Palm restaurant is located in the Colony Palms Hotel, which is an upscale hospitality gem near the downtown Palm Springs area. Both the hotel and the restaurant are meticulously decorated, and the grounds are manicured, setting the stage for a wondrous experience. Our server, Javier, has been at the Purple Palm for quite some time, and he's a long-term veteran of hospitality in the region - truly a professional. The food is great and somewhat imaginative, and the beverages are of very high standards, which is consistent for the region.

We enjoyed eating outdoors, which is beautiful and pleasant. Be sure to make a reservation, as during most seasons, this restaurant books quite early. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there before and I will go back

JF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Location and setting are great. Easy reservation process, and dedicated and close parking (valet available). It seems like you are entering an old spanish colonial building, and the restaurant decor is fabulous. We had dinner outdoors, where the noise level was less than indoors. Supported by good staff, great cocktails and wine list made us happy. The menu is just exquisite, not too long, and it should please many. Just enjoy...

PJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful service. My father just died and the wait staff was so wonderful and caring. Plus the food was divine but the supportive words made this something beyond just a meal but something more about believing in the humanity we all share.

BC
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in Palm Springs dining experiences

SM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in the gardens of a boutique hotel I was with friends and we had the chance to talk in a quiet atmosphere The food was excellent not a large menu but each item from appetizer to dessert was beautifully presented and delicious. I am a vegetatarian and I loved the fact that this restaurant exceeded my expectations Definetly a place to go with good friends

s
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

My husband and I enjoy the ambiance at the restaurant,
but this time the service was off. Food was consistent,
but not exceptional. We will probably give it another try when
we are back in PS.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Awful food, over salty and cheap produce - terrible ambience and decor. The staff were nice but a bad option

d
Palm Springs
73 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

This was our second visit to Purple Palm; the first was right after the restaurant open many years ago. When we walked into the restaurant on this visit I honestly thought I was in the wrong place. The space was much smaller, sparsely decorated, the Moroccan theme of the original designer had disappeared. The effect was walking into an upscale coffee shop rather than a fine dining establishment. The next thing I noticed was how loud the place was with only a few diners. Because of the design changes the noise level was quite high due to many hard surfaces without any sound absorption materials such as carpets, tapestries or draperies. But I went to the restaurant for the food not the interior design. As noted by other reviewers the menu was limited although there were several seafood options. I had the salmon which was well prepared and flavorful accompanied by too many fingerling potatoes and too few vegetables. My husband had the tuna which was slightly overcooked. A guest of ours had the pork roast wrapped in bacon which he said was very good. The service was as expected and professional. The servers who brought the meals had no idea who ordered what. Another snafu was upon arrival was the hostess who greeted us was seated and instead of walking us to our table with menus... instead she pointed to the table bringing menus a few minutes later. In closing, the Purple Palm strikes me as a good hotel restaurant but no longer a destination restaurant attracting patrons not staying at the hotel. The food was good and prices were reasonable for downtown Palm Springs. Service was good (although these days inability to deliver food asking who ordered this is not desirable) but the noise level, which grew throughout the evening, was so loud to be painful to older ears making conversation difficult. Perhaps a solution to my complaints would be to dine outside in cooler weather. The setting by the pool at the Colony Palms is really lovely.

AR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here for my birthday & had a lovely experience. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the food was delicious.

b
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a romantic dinner for 2 on a warm summer night.

r
Palm Springs
79 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner on Sunday was wonderful as always. That is why the Purple Palm is one of our favorite restaurants
The food was delicious and very well presented. Our server was very friendly & professional .
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TH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from start to finish.

FS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great culinary experience. Excellent service. Very magical and mellow "back in time" place.