AC3 Restaurant and Bar

4.4
869 Reviews
$30 and under
American
AMERICAN FOOD WITH A TWIST
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Daily Prix Fixe & Happy Hour in the Heart of El Paseo - Palm Desert, CA • Voted "Best New Restaurant" by The Desert Sun
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed! So we didn’t get to eat. Therefore you guys should try and fix the issue since we were able to make a reservation at a restaurant that wasn’t even open for business.

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RoseA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic! Very friendly and helpful. Felt safe with all staff wearing masks and all patrons being a safe district away.

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vipTyler
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, from the service to the food to the cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here last night and aside from the food being absolutely delicious (the paella was incredible but we tried a few appetizers and those were also yummy, especially the chicken dumplings) - the service was top notch. The staff was SO friendly and accommodating. They can only seat outside for the next few weeks and the manager saw that I was pregnant and due to the heat, opened the sliding door so some of the cool air from inside could reach our table. All of the waiters and staff were so pleasant and professional, one of the best dining experiences we had in PS. If you’re dining out during the pandemic, this place deserves your business!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience during pandemic. Everyone was very nice and friendly. Our waiter, DK, was great!! Great personality, and service!

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vipGinaL
San Francisco
193 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the short rib sliders and club sandwich. I was so hungry that the photo of my sliders is a partial, but they were very good, as was the very attentive and friendly service.

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Emery
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of the Virus we all had to eat outside. Even though we were outside we enjoyed our lunch, our wine, and our server. We stayed a long time and were not rushed. There were tables empty and we were not in a hurry to leave. We both had a lobster cobb salad that was incredible. We will be back.

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Jennerator
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with Covid19, they were open. Things spaced apart and extra measures to keep everyone safe and happy. Food was wonderful, cocktails were mixed well. Very happy with our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful innovative food, with beautiful presentation! Moderate pricing for the quality of the food. As always, the service was great, very professional.

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vipRealtorCamille7
Palm Springs
248 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We are regular customers at AC3. They have a great menu with a nice selection of appetizers, entrees and more. We had the chicken club, the open face smoked salmon with grilled salmon sandwich, and the apple crisp. Everything was good. We had good service as always too.

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KevinS
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dirty dishes stayed on the table too long. Waiters would say hello but not think about picking up used dishes.

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vipjoshua
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really deliciius.we had 2 cold appetizers each. Great fresh ingredients. Could not have been better. Clean very huge spacing and great air circulation.
Sterilized pens. I cannot wait to go again

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vipIkeB
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Father's Day with my wife, and it was a most appropriate venue.
Great food and service.

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CandiceT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day, patio setting was perfect. Everyone loved their meals. Terrific service

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vipjudyyank
Palm Springs
123 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Father's Day lunch - food, service and ambience all good.

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vipGordi
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch for Father’s Day. My hubby loved his short ribs sliders 🍔. I tried the salmon bowl, fantastic! We’ll be coming back more often.

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vipGaryT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Based on both reviews and a personal recommendation, we made a reservation for brunch on Father’s Day. The appetizers, entrees, and beverages were terrific and the service was absolutely fantastic.

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Marcie
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Patio dining at AC3 is one of our favorites! The menu choices are creative and delicious for brunch, lunch or dinner.

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vipJudge
Palm Springs
54 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ordered the eggs benedict for Father's Day brunch. The eggs and hollandaise sauce were excellent, but the Canadian bacon and the English muffins should have been cooked a bit more.
Also, the mimosas we ordered seemed just a bit flat, as if the champagne had been opened yesterday.

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DianeM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was great and the service was spot on.. it’s always consistently good...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster BLT is very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited that AC3 has opened a few days a week again...
We met friends for Saturday brunch and sat outside...it was great, as always...food was delicious and the service was very attentive...we will be heading back soon...maybe lunch or dinner next weekend! #ac3 #hotelpaseo

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MarkS
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fantastic experience started with DK our Server. He gave us dinner recommendations that did not disappoint. The food was cooked to perfection. Overall, it was a 10.

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vipGregB
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I love sitting at the bar with Chad and Kristen. So fun and the food is delicious. We had the Brussel sprouts, chicken dumplings, lobster Cobb, and AC3 salad with fresh salmon. Then a delicious butterscotch dessert. All so good. We can’t wait to come back.

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GeraldC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blood Orange Margatini was fabulous! Food was awesome. So sad that Wuhan Virus is messing up their business.

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Marcie
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve enjoyed lunch, dinner and weekend brunch at AC3, and this time Happy Hour Bar Bites with friends. We love outdoor seating on your patio, wait staff are pros, and food is delicious! And a bonus, after dining at AC3, we always enjoy a walk through the beautiful hallway art and lobby in the connected Hotel Paseo. We will be back!

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vipYoucancallmerj
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely experience with my niece. The lobster blt was phenomenal, you must try this sandwich!!

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Magoo
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I really like the menu and upbeat energy, however, the noise level is off-putting. Makes me second guess where to dine tonight. Next time I will request a corner or maybe against the wall.

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vipShelby
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to a conference in Palm Desert and went to this restaurant not knowing how good it would be, it was outstanding. The squid ink pasta was amazing. The starter Noreen rolls or flavorful. I could eat like this every day

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Ncw1
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our third visit. Our server was a bit overwhelmed, but another server stepped in and service improved. Food was good, as usual. Will go again..

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Tweety
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We were seated outside per our request IF the heaters were turned on. It took us asking the hostess and three more people to turn on the heater! Frustrating. But our food was delicious!

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vipCami
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Terrific cocktail menu, good food, great service. Mentioned on the open table reservation that it was a birthday, but no acknowledgement of that.

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Manders
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu. Terrific in house cocktail creations. Anthony was the finest waiter we have had in years.

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vipLeslieM
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour food and drink choices and prices.

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Great selection when in Palm Desert!!

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vipRealtorCamille7
Palm Springs
248 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine regularly at AC3. We always have a nice time and great meal. We had the fish & Chips, Chicken Caesar salad, Lobster salad and Mediterranean salad. All were good. For dessert we had their fantastic apple crisp. It's better than I make and mine is delicious! We will be back!

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vipRealtorCamille7
Palm Springs
248 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AC3 is a fun restaurant. Great service and nice menu choices. I love their apple crisp!

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vipDebbieL
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent salads!!!

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vipGailC
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. We had the paella and beet salad. Would recommend both! The evening we were there, it wasn’t that busy yet and sound level was quiet. The patio was very nice.

FAQs

AC3 Restaurant and Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. AC3 Restaurant and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 340-6069.

AC3 Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 869 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.