Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

4.6
902 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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DG
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely old Palm Springs ambiance, delicious meal.

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BB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SP
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 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 11, 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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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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
39 reviews
Dined on February 2, 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 28, 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
20 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 26, 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 20, 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 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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F
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new favorite spot in the desert!! Great service and interesting and healthy food at a fair price!

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten at the Purple Palms a few times before, and this latest trip revealed that the restaurant wasn't just as good as it had been, but it was even better. We loved sharing the small, creative and tasty plates. The service was attentive and friendly, the decor lovely and sophisticated. I'm sometimes hesitant to eat in a hotel restaurant, but the Purple Palms lives up to the class and sophistication of the Colony Palms. This was my favorite meal on our trip to Palm Springs.

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d
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Very loud inside could not hear our guests-
Food was average at best and very very small portions for what they charge.
Better off going to other restaurants in the same price range.

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AR
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were impressed by the excellent service, which only made the very tasty meals even more appreciated! One of our party had ordered the Palm Burger well done, and it came out sort of medium... Not only did the waitress apologize right away, but the chef came out and someone else (manager?)...and then a whole new burger was prepared and grilled to our friend's preference. Because this meant that our friend's corrected meal came out long after the rest of us had finished, the waitress took the cost of the late meal off the bill. We found that especially nice...and we otherwise all enjoyed our meals very much. Everything was fresh and well prepared. Will definitely return!

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. The parmesan fries are to die for!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family Trip Dining was great even with 2 kids. Amazing service with a smile.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 3

sadly mediocre food, with the kind of dishes where you wonder if the sauce/veggies would much better fit to a completely different type of meat/fish. everything smelled as if it had been fried in the same, bad frying oil. hosts tried their best, atmosphere ok-ish, but really everything felt a bit too cheap for the prices.

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CM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great

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JT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're vegans and the general manager & chef were very accommodating!

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L
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Was great..... pricey but overall ok,,,, limited timing with kitchen closing early but overall ok

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m
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for NYE dinner prefix menu $95.00 - had the celery root/apple soup - delicious and warming, crab fritters were delicious with lots of crab and spice, had the pasta main and was a little disappointed. The meal was overall delicious and the service was outstanding considering how busy the restaurant was.

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r
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYE dinner for two, and we loved it. Thanks!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Yummy and super cute setting!

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San Francisco
248 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Having had dinner at the Purple Palm on numerous occasions, we decided to try it for lunch during the holidays. Wonderful choice! The lunch food was equal to the usual great fare at dinner. Good, fresh beet salad, and a chicken wrap. All excellent...in the usual great setting. Thanks.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cheese platter ❤️❤️❤️

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Main course came before appetizers.

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1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is perfect from ambient, food and cocktail !

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Portland
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

When we made reservations, there was no indication that we would be forced to sit outside in the cold. We asked to please sit inside but were told there were no tables for two available inside. Throughout our meal and as we were leaving, we saw plenty of empty tables inside where we could have been seated. Terrible customer service!

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BG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun Palm Spring classic with an unique history.
Fun to people watch. The ceviche was amazing. The Cuban made my boys mouths water.

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RC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Severely Limited menu because of Christmas Eve, but no notice of that when reserved
Service spotty although waiter was nice
Meal took forever because kitchen misplaced order
Entrees were poor
Initial wine bottle was corky and returned but it took 15 minutes for a replacement to be delivered
Very bad experience. Only fixed when they comped check

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CS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service , and great atmosphere with a 1950's vibe. Will definitely go back.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had Christmas Eve dinner here. The menu was fixed, and the food was excellent. There was only one choice for dessert, pudding that didn’t sound great. They swapped espresso for the pudding for no extra charge. The only reason I didn’t give the experience 5 stars is because of the cocktails. I ordered an old fashioned and a sidecar. Neither was good. The old fashioned had a cinnamon, bitter flavor. The sidecar was too sour and didn’t taste fresh but as if was made with a drink mix.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had dinner Xmas eve. The food was very good, and we very much enjoyed the ambience. Lovely space.

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