Purple Palm at the Colony Palms Hotel

4.6
973 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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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience, food, and drinks!

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely place! Great for lunch by the pool!

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PB
New England
51 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful setting, good food but pricey for the amount of food!
Great place for special occasions!

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s
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it and will definitely return. Our daughter, who lives in Oakland, was thinking about coming back for her 50th Birthday celebration!

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M
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place that is calming to enjoy a wonderful meal. Everyone working there is incredibly attentive and super nice. Food was delicious

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DD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a great dining experience in Palm Springs, nestled away from all the activity on Palm Canyon Drive. The wait staff were very attentive, and courteous. The most important part, the food, was outstanding. I took my family on Mother’s Day and my wife and my mom and my daughter couldn’t stop raving about their meals. I really enjoyed mine as well. As an unexpected bonus our waiter gave us a great little piece of history of the place that just added to the overall experience. If you’re visiting Palm Springs or even if your local I would highly recommend a visit to the Purple Palm.

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TB
Palm Springs
53 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful pool-side setting where we enjoyed unique coctails and lovely starters and entrees. A fun experience.

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RC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambience and exceptional service

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AP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here twice and both times the food has been delicious and the service impeccable! Will definitely be back! Ask to sit by the pool if possible, beautiful views of the mountains and surrounding hotel.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a pleasant and satisfying experience! Recommend for date night or if you want to impress out of town guests.
They also have a great bar area for drinks and bar snacks.

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TM
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a spectacular setting. This place always feels special.

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BL
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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L
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Not our best experience here. Always a tranquil and beautiful setting. Service warm and attentive. Food was a mixed bag. Flavorful appetizers; dumplings fresh and flavorful, crab fritters crispy and full of crab. Two of us loved our pork main. On the negative side : Tuna main was a downer. Fish was tough, didn’t appear to be fresh. Preparation was poorly conceived. And the dessert was just plain bad; pineapple lemon glop. Like an overly sweet cinnamon bun in appearance with too much icing.
Still one of our favorite occasion destinations in the desert but hopefully will be better on our next visit.

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P
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great, creative food

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious, fresh ingredients. Lovely outdoor space.

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GP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It felt a little tired. We sat inside, which is sort of like a backwater in spite of it being a nice space. It was definitely less than we were expecting.

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BA
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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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j
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the eggs benedict and Bloody Mary!

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JP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our most recent visit to the Purple Palm was for Easter Brunch. The food, service, and ambiance were all outstanding. Previously we had hosted our daughter’s wedding at the hotel, the entire experience and especially the food were awesome!

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DR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
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 on April 20, 2019
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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DP
Palm Springs
13 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
6 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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