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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:
Kelly Thorne: (760) 969-1800

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, 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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Romantic (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
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Good for a Date (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Fun (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Scenic View (5)
Authentic (4)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (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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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 25, 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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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Lovely setting.

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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 17, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on November 14, 2017

a special birthday dinner was perfect. an out of town friend that was thrilled with the whole experience. Excellent service, wine and food AND free valet parking! Highly recommend it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The Purple Palm has the most attentive wait staff ! Any request is met with a smile and such professionalism! The setting is beautiful for breakfast, lunch or dinner! A best kept secret in Palm Springs! The management should be so proud of the staff that makes all customers want to come back for more!!!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montana)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our first time at the Purple Palm, the food, service & ambiance were excellent; the grilled octopus was the best we've had since visiting Greece! We will be back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We only get to PS from time to time but always try to get to this restaurant twice each visit . We go only once this visit however. The ambience was excellent and the service was friendly and prompt but the food was not quite as it used to be and we each felt it was a bit disappointing. Perhaps next spring we'll try again to see if it has regained its former level.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

What a lovely restaurant! The staff, food and ambiance were perfect.
I highly recommend this lovely oasis.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Organic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Service was top notch! Food was absolutely wonderful. The duck and monk fish were supperb. Great wine list and attentive staff. Dinner by the pool is magnificent!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Hadn't been to Purple Palm in a while and now wonder why. Service was great, food very creative and beautifully presented. And, the atmosphere is fantastic. Views of the mountains and indoor/outdoor feeling of the place is very Palm Springs. We'll be going more often.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Tastee food, in a perfect Palm Spring setting. Service is great and menu selection is great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Perfect!! Last time we were in we specifically told the server to pace the meal slow...she didn't at all...we were in and out in :45 with 3 courses! Way too fast for us. We waited to order entrees until we were through our starters and problem was solved. Couldn't find a thing to complain about. The duck was perfect, octopus was good but a small portion. Beet salad yummm
Thank you for another memorable meal.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent dining experience.

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 (London)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very tasty dishes served in a tranquil garden setting...

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

I looked for a romantic place to take my lovely wife of 40 years. I found it-and much more- at the Purple Palm. The ambience is intimate, cozy, serene, and just plain lovely. The service was immaculate, and the food superb. And, as a totally unexpected treat, the couple at the next table also celebrated a birthday, and the place made us comfortable sharing our celebratory mood with them.
Seated next to an uplit pool, with no noise from the street spoiling the scene, we spent one of the best evenings of our lives there. What a gem of a place!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Been dining here off and on since 2008. Experiences have been up, down and sideways. This was one of our best dinners at PP. The ambience has always been 5 stars; may be the prettiest setting in the area. The menu has again been revised and is more creative without being fussy than it has been in a long time. Eggplant and crab fritter appetizers were excellent; fresh ingredients, beautifully presented and very flavorful. Mains were the pork shank and monkfish. Both were excellent, generous portions, enjoyable sides. Dessert was a pineapple and burnt orange tart which again was terrific. Service was warm and friendly, well informed, prompt w/o being rushed. Here's hoping that the quality of this experience stays consistent and we can make PP our go-to occasion spot for ourselves and for out-of-town visitors.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food and service. Perfect evening for poolside dining. Very much enjoyed the guitar player and his choice of music. Set the perfect tone for a relaxing meal.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We had a very nice lunch, everything was great, the food, service, and atmosphere,
Always a special event going to the Purple Palm.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This was the second time I ate at this restaurant. It was excellent and I will definitely going back soon. Highly recommended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Love the decor. Amazing history.Amazing food and great service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was good but overpriced. Strip steak didn't have much flavor and sauce was overpowering. Pork belly quite good. Food server was excellent. However we were told we couldn't be seated where we wanted (2 person booth) because so many people were coming. 4 people seated on our side of restaurant when we arrived. 12 seated when we left. Annoying that there was either no flexibility or they really didn't know how to manage reservations. When we gave feedback they explained again they needed seating for 100 people that night. Makes no sense and lack of flexibility so annoyed us we left without dessert.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The restaurant location is magical, the service is attentively convenient and informative.
as for the food i can only say one of the best meals we've had in California, the Duck dumpling was a favorite and the octopus was awesome.
the Pork Shank is to die for and i can go on and on but definitely a place not to miss in Palm Springs.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great food. Went for breakfast and would highly recommend. Looking forward to returning and trying other items on the menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Based upon reviews wanted a nice romantic dinner with wife. Food was excellent and so was the service. The negative was the accoustics and noise level. No chance to be heard w/o almost yelling. Small place. Gets crowded and loud. Not romantic dinner but the grounds are ok for a small stroll.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Terrific. Great cocktails. Entrees were excellent, thoughtfully prepared and flavors complimented each other perfectly. Had the pork shank and wife had the monkfish. Both were recommended by our waitress and they did not disappoint. Great ambience and a great hotel as well.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We see this place pop up on OT frequently and we finally tried it out and it's worth a visit. Interior feels like Mexican/Italian motif. Food we good along with the cocktails and our server was awesome! Arrive early or stay late to get a drink outside by the pool. Well return.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We have gone to this restaurant for brunch, lunch and now dinner and every time we walk away thinking about how good the food was. There are not a lot of cool, hip consistent eateries in the desert but this one definitely is worth repeat visits.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our party of 3 enjoyed our meal. There was a nice selection of cocktails, including light cocktails, to start the evening. Everyone's appetizers and entrees were delicious and serving sizes were just right. We truly enjoyed the Roasted Pineapple & Preserved Lemon Tart dessert.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was not worth serving to my dog and the noise level was unbelievable. Service non existent. Save you money.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great Boutique Hotel location, vintage detailing that speaks to the beauty of old Palm Springs.
Great setting, atmosphere, service and food.
A must during your visit or add to your list of regular restaurants if your a local.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We stayed at the Colony Palms and wanted to try Purple Palm for dinner. Chefs were quite imaginative with the menu. Some items worked some did not. My dumplings were yummy with lots of flavor. The tomato pasta was much to acidic to enjoy. Hubby sort of liked his steak but was in the mood for a real steak, not beef that had been dressed up with root veggies, etc. I think the menu is perfect, tho, for the SoCal Crowd.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

A wonderful find in Palm Springs "movie colony" area. Great food, sitting on patio outside overlooking pool area of the hotel is quite special. Everything we ordered was interesting and great tasting.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We had a wonderful time and Catherine was a great waitress. She was very attentive even though she had several busy tables. I don't think they told her we were celebrating an anniversary, but it didn't matter as she made the evening a complete joy. The food was very nice. The bar service here is always slow... not sure why it take so long to get a drink regardless of how busy the are.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 28, 2017

This place is absolutely beautiful! Wow! We had breakfast and ordered the brioche French toast and eggs Benedict. Bother were abosolutely amazing. The French toast was the best thing I have ever had out for breakfast. Service was great and the setting of this historic hotel had the feel of old Hollywood vacationing in Palm Springs. I will go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Order the Pork Shank, you will not be disappointing plus the cheese cake is the best I've ever had, delish!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Our server, Ben, was great. Made a great evening even better

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Now one of the best in PalmSprings. Very high quality food, great cocktails, attentive service. Especially the chef is turning out stunning inventive dishes.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 6, 2017

One of the best dinners I have had in a long time. Chef is very creative and food is delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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