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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?

Parties of 5 or more, please call Purple Palm directly.

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:
Karen Smith: (760) 969-1800

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Romantic (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
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Good for a Date (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Scenic View (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
People Watching (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
Fun (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Purple Palm is back! After up & down experiences over the past several years, we have now had two recent terrific dinners here. Top notch food & service. Shared two apps, curry roasted cauliflower & a short rib between the 3 of us. Both great though the short rib was the stand out. Each main was distinct, flavorful, fresh with well paired sides. Disappointed when told the grouper had sold out was more than happy with second choice swordfish. Roasted pineapple tart for dessert lived up in quality to what came before. Warm, friendly & efficient service included bringing water & a blanket for our pooch to lay on. Bravo!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I made a reservation for the last lunch seating but when I arrived they said the kitchen was closed up so we could only order from a very limited bar menu that had very ordinary offerings like hamburgers and cesar salad. So I was disappointed that I did not get what I thought I had made a reservation for.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Casual, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Tapas, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It is a very nice setting if you were sitting outdoors. Could be noisy indoors. Our waiter, we believe his name was Louis, was impeccable

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Love love love love. The food is top notch. The service is wonderful. The ambiance is beautiful. Best dessert I’ve ever had. Want to do something nice for yourself in Palm Springs? Go here. As far as fancy restaurants go, this one is a cut above the rest.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve celebration. Service was superb! Food was excellent. A great evening

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Spectacular flavors in the food, friendly but slow service, noise level beyond comfort. Impossible to have a conversation.

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vip
 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went for brunch thinking this was going to be a top notch experience. We were very wrong. The menu was uninspiring.

The Bloody Mary was too spicy so instead of making another with less spice, he ‘topped it up’ with tomato juice and never inquired again. It then just tasted like tomato juice.

The English muffin with the Eggs Benedict was so tough to cut through I couldn’t eat it. The coffee we ordered was not refilled.

The small kids in the pool were crying and splashing around us. We didn’t expect so many little children by the pool.

When asked how everything was, we said we had better and it wasn’t good. He just shrugged his shoulders and said oh, sorry.

Bad experience and won’t go back.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel is absolutely delightful. We went after dark, so it was even more charming. The menu is imaginative, and the portions are reasonable and priced well. Service was gracious, warm, and friendly. There are some very interesting items on the menu showing great promise, and the starters, mains, and desserts held to that promise. For a special evening of quiet relaxation, dine outdoors in the winter (plenty of heaters); it's a bit more private and romantic. Inside has a measured "hustle and bustle," but it seemed equally gracious and convivial.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nice restaurant in pleasant pool-side setting.
Great food!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 29, 2017

If you are not staying at the hotel and want a convenient place to eat....don't bother.

Went for lunch the other day. Small portions, big prices, noisy dining room.

Very disappointed in the Chicken Satay salad. Two little pieces of chicken on a skewer and a bunch of cabbage and corn....$16.

Other dishes at our table were also small and overpriced.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I have been here several times and always enjoyed it. This last visit was very disappointing! Service was terrible, our waiter kept disappearing and the dinner took over an hour to arrive! They did come us drinks because of the wait. The restaurant did not appear overly full so not sure why the service and speed of food arrival was so poor.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Not great all round

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas Day. Javier was wonderful.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I was not satisfied with the service or quality of the food. First of all, in regards to service the meal took entirely too long to arrive to our table. Secondly, when the food did arrive to the table it was not worth the long wait...basic. I would not recommend this restaurant to customers...go to Cheeky’s instead!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Been going for years. Great poolside little cafe. Wonderful service and very fresh foods.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

An absolutely lovely setting. We ate at The Purple Palm on Thanksgiving day. Not surprisingly, the prix fixe menu was a tad boring; but everything was well prepared. Looking forward to trying their regular menu.

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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.

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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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