Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

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955 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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BA
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful reataurant with amazing food and platting. Were there for Easter Sunday brunch and ambiance was chill and relax. You will love it, any time and day!

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DR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality brunch. Beautiful setting (you'd never guess you are on Indian Canyon!), and thoughtful service. Have been many times.

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M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Poor service
Fooled me to order bread for 3 USD!
If you ask "Would you like to have some bread" (before seeing the menu) there should NOT be an extra charge
No proper gluten-free options. I understand there is no gluten-free dish on the menu, but the kitchen should be creative and flexible enough to make a proper gluten free-dish
Expensive
Food ok, but quite basic
Nice interior and ambiance

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SP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ideal setting and delicious food. Waitstaff is adorable, too. I'll be dreaming of when I can next return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an early seating, so enjoyed the quiet space and attentive service. Food was excellent and timely.

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TB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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LC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very accommodating as we had a theater production to go to .. service was fast yet very attentive and food was delicious!!!

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OT
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply, one of the best meals I have ever had,

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OT
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant lunch, great service, and oh, those bloody marys!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Purple Palm. They have several good vegetarian options which is why we picked it and we were certainly happy with our selections. We would definitely go back.

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JB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been to this restaurant so we made a reservation even though we went for an early dinner at 5:30 pm. There we people dining at the bar and out by the pool but no one in the actual dining room yet. We may have just been early. I would still recommend a reservation. We got there early and had a drink at the bar before being seated. It is adorable. You're right on the hotel pool so you get the feeling of relaxing at a small resort. The drinks were good but maybe stick to the specials on their drink menu. Once seated, service was amazing. The dining room is open to the pool area but you still get the fine dining experience. Its a perfect blend of elegance and relaxation. The food was great! We had the steak and the pork. We would highly recommend both. Portions are a lot bigger than expected so I recommend sharing any sides you order. The polenta and mushrooms were fantastic. Overall, we will definitely be back. This place is good for a casual but elegant night out....If you're lookin for a little finer dining for an anniversary or romantic night out, I would recommend Mr Parkers at the Parker Hotel.

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M
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Our waiter abandoned us.

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JP
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Thank you for an amazing Dinner at your beautiful Restaurant! I loved the interiour design with the pretty wall tiles and the great food.
Kind regards from Hamburg, Germany
Julia

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D
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food as always was excellent but the service was bad. We waited excessively for 4 salads that we could see a kitchen employee holding for at least 5 minutes. We were never offered a second beverage after completing our first drinks before the salad course.
The service was very disappointing inasmuch as that has not been an issue on the other ten or so times we’ve dined there.
In general the staff seemed oblivious to patrons that night.

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PS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Waited 30 minutes to be seated after our reservation time. Extremely noisey! Only 2 bartenders, should have a third on Saturday night with one as a service bartender. Waited 10 minutes before bartender could get us drinks at bar when we waited for our table. Javier our waiter was very good as was the food. Not the experience I thought I would have for $250. Before tip for 3 pp. Had been there twice a year ago and it was much better. Need to get on top of their game on busy nights. Nice decor but lacked an ambience it used to have. Introduce some drapery to dampen all the noise and I think it can be a game changer.

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e
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Full bar able to make any drink requested. Delicious and creative food.

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PS
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here at least once a month and always love our food and dining experience. We didn't have the greatest table this visit (sandwiched in the middle on the patio next to a table full of kids) but it was acceptable. We all dined on different entrees and everyone was pleased with their choices. The wait staff is always amazing at Purple Palm and bring you back regardless of any negatives!

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BD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd day in a row for breakfast! The smoke salmon tartine was incredible!!! I had to go back today for it! Yum!!

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JG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chill atmosphere by the pool. Beautiful interior. Always great food and service. We love returning when we visit PS.

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K
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most beautiful spots in Palm Springs and the food and service are great we ate here 3 times

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PS
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, romantic,one of a kind and always good food.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and the most outstanding service - thanks, Javier!

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K
London
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Had been looking forward to visiting Purple Palm when in Palm Springs - but unfortunately was highly disappointed. First, we were barely greeted by the hostess - not a smile in sight (which you would argue would be her biggest task!). Appetizers was really good, but main course and dessert was average. Ordered wine with each course - each time (both for appetizers, main course and dessert) we got the food first and had to wait for the wine. For main course, we got the food but no silverware (and no wine). The waitress said she would get some for us but didn’t. After 5 minutes I went up and asked for silverware to eat with as food was getting cold. Long time since I got so bad service, and no apologies. They were not even full that evening. We had amazing dinners all the other evenings in Palm Springs, so I would recommend to go elsewhere for great food and service.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Palm Springs. Excellent food, drinks and love the ambiance!!

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LT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our best meal in Palm Springs

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TK
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service in an awesome atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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JT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with my son. Waiter was experienced, friendly and professional and the food was so so good! Beautiful setting completed the experience

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D
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
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 on March 17, 2019
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 on March 17, 2019
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
105 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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SW
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
15 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
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

An amazing evening

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OT
Seattle
4 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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