Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

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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?

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J
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Purple Palm.

D
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Purple Palm. Everyone really enjoyed their cocktails and meal. Inventive dishes make it special - and the setting (outside by the pool) added to the overall effect.

D
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had been wanting to try the Purple Palm since the Colony Palm Hotel is so beautiful architecturally and we’d walked by it often. We were greeted immediately and warmly. The service throughout was first class as was the food. We sat inside because it was a bit cool, but the outside seating overlooking the pool looks great too. The fact they have free valet parking is also a nice touch. I had a wonderful burrata tomato watermelon salad to start which was delicious. My salmon entree was cooked perfectly and served on a lovely sweet pea purée. My companions had Caesar salad, beet salad and soup for starters and one also chose the salmon and two chose the prosciutto wrapped pork tenderloin. For dessert, we had the Chocolate Budino Tart and a Creme Brûlée. All the food tasted absolutely delicious. With 3 glasses of wine plus tip, the dinner was just over $300 for 4 of us. We will definitely go again.

Y
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a great place for lunch or dinner

L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The room was beautifully decorated, our waiter was excellent, the drinks and food were so tasty and full of flavor, and we enjoyed our experience all around. Free valet out front and a lovely walk around the courtyard to the restaurant.

N
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We have had many wonderful dinners at this hidden gem...but our last visit (January Sunday night) was a real disappointment. My appetizer needed to be refined because the first on arrived cold. They accommodated my request promptly but even hot the ravioli were disappointing. Our salads were over dressed and extremely salty. Again the server tried to remedy the situation providing salads with less dressing...but again the dressing was very salty. A dinner with wine will cost $60-80 per person. The location and atmosphere are superior. But on this one occasion we were very disappointed.

m
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I love this restaurant and have eaten here many times. Something I’ve noticed the last few times I’ve eaten here is that the food seems to be over salted. The first time I noticed it I figured it was probably just a fluke. But now, it seems to be fairly consistent as I’ve noticed it the last four or five times I’ve been there. This past Thursday I had the strip loin entrée and the meat and the vegetable were so heavily salted I could actually taste the salt granules. It’s a shame, because the food has always been so consistently good here. As someone who doesn’t use a lot of salt when I’m cooking, I find having too much salt to be very unpleasant. Even though I try to drink a lot of water with the meal, I tend to wake up in the middle of the night feeling extremely thirsty and dehydrated. It would be great if they could reduce the amount of salt used in the kitchen on the meals. For those who like their meals very salty they can always add it at the table.

S
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was my second time here. Food is predictable, and a great atmosphere. My steak was a bit tough and had a lot of fat on it. My date had the lamb which was excellent.

Overall a nice dinner.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waiter,

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GM
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner after a film festival movie...perfect service, excellent food. Salmon cooked to perfection!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal and nice waitstaff.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

New Year’s Day lunch, slow and only moderately friendly service. Won’t go back

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Had reservations waited 1/2 past reservation very disorganized front desk staff. Waited 20 min more for someone to take our drink order... waited another 30 min for someone to take food order food came in another 45 min very poor service. Would not return.

OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We are so happy that we chose the Purple Palm when getting together with our friends who were visiting town. My biggest complaint about nicer restaurants in Palm Springs is the lack of quality service. The staff were all perfectly attentive and our server was just the right touch to compliment the excellent food. The only ‘complaint’ was that as the weather was cold the doors were closed and it effected the noise level (people enjoying themselves at the bar which is open to the restaurant indoor space. In the summer when its nice and lighter later its such a gorgeous place to sit outdoors and watch the sun set. It’s a hidden gem and we’ve always been very happy after our meals. I don’t hesitate recommending it to everyone.

JW
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted by friendly staff we happily facilitated our request to dine indoors. We were waited on by a friendly and attentive waiter who served the delicious food in a quick and effective manner. I highly recommend dining at the Purple Palm and would happily return if I visit the area again.

RC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink by the pool is exquisite!

R
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's worth going, we were expecting more on the food. We also felt like they were trying to get rid of us, we drank and ate in about 1 hour.

But the place and the staff super friendly and beautiful place.

JI
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We spent a lot of time waiting for our table to be cleared after each dish. We waited at least 20 minutes to get the bill.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Food was good, ambiance wonderful...good chance our credit card info was compromised here.

GR
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy the food here, albeit since the dining room is small and the bar is in the DR, it gets loud, but I sort of like the energy overall. The $65 prix fixe Christmas Eve dinner was a bargain I thought, with really sold choices in 1st/Main and dessert categories. Wally, the manager, is an outstanding host, recommended. And the courtyard of the Colony Palms is not to be missed, no wonder all the mafia icons back in the day thought it was such a classy place--gorgeous inside. If nothing else, stop in for a drink...worth the look regardless.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

TR
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the wine, the affogato to finish our experience... everything was amazing! We WILL be back!

GP
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! The food is wonderful and beautifully prepared. The staff are warm and friendly and the atmosphere couldn’t be more relaxing!

TT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to breakfast spot in Palm Springs. Off the beaten path, so you’re not surrounded by polyester wearing tourists and grey hairs looking for a bargain. Poolside dining at a small boutique hotel is the way to go. Coffee is full bodied but not strong. Farm fresh eggs! If you get potatoes, ask for them extra crisp...... ridiculously good.

Michael, the weekend host, could not be more welcoming and friendly. Treats me like a friend every time I come in, which is most Sundays. The entire staff, in fact, are beyond warm.

PS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
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
25 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
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Thanks

DY
Los Angeles
33 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
31 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
55 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.