AC3 Restaurant and Bar
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
Great food and attractive venue. Our server was very friendly and responsive.
We enjoyed the outside seating and the decor. My gal had the roast chicken. She said the chicken was nothing special but the vegetables were quite good. I had the paella. I thought it disappointing as it really only had one flavor; no subtlety at all. The shrimp were overcooked and quite chewy.
The food was beautifully presented and delicious! I highly recommend the Beef Salad with Goat Cheese Creme Brûlée. Such a unique dish and one of the best I have ever had! Service was very good and the outdoor patio was lovely.
Liked the menu and variety of food. Nice open atmosphere.
Overall very good!
The food was delish! We had the most amazing server; Jesse. Highly recommend giving this place a try because you won’t be disappointed.
Miguel, our waiter was the best. He was very patient with us (7 ladies) for lunch.
We've been to AC3 several times. Service this evening was very good, but not excellent. Our waiter was clear about the early bird prefix menu and we were all confused as to whether we could order from it. The restaurant was nearly empty and he also had excuses about separate checks for each couple. Just not the customer service to which we are accustomed. Maybe he was new?
The food this evening was not as good as past meals. Surprising, since the food at their mother restaurant Copley's, ranks as some of the best in the Coachella Valley.
Not sure if this was an off night or if they are slipping.
Service was great & everyone involved with service (waitress, those who delivered dishes, etc.) was knowledgeable—even with wine selection.
Crab Cake was approved by a baltimorian. high standards.
Seafood black squid ink was awesome.
service a bit on the slow side but still very good.
The menu gives super varied choices. We went at noon. I had breakfast and my friends had lunch. Pretty delicious all round.
We were so glad we ventured out from our resort to eat here! Best meal of the trip by far. Everything was delicious! Cocktails, brussel sprouts, salmon entree all fantastic! Nice decor and great service as well. Highly recommend!
Food is innovative and delicious without being pretentious.
Acoustics need improvement. Get a medium sized group in the dining room and you’ll find yourself talking way too loudly to be heard.
Art is spectacular.
If you are too baked (define baked anyway you want) to leave the Hotel Paseo, AC3 offers a fair value for the dollar spent. But, if your intent is to have a splendid weekend in the desert there are too many other good choices within walking distance. There was nothing splendid about AC3.
Great food and service. Wonderful evening! Thanks for making it special. Great cocktails too!
Great, fun ambiance, beautifully modern decor, delicious food! And, afterwards a wonderful walk through the Hotel Paseo to review the modern art collection. A fabulous evening at a fabulous venue with good friends!
We ate on the patio on a beautiful Coachella Valley evening. We had a very attentive, courteous and knowledgeable waiter who didn't rush us into ordering, which can be the downfall of many a good restaurant. The food was good to very good. The prices were on the high side, especially for wine. But overall, the combination of good food, excellent service and a great location, made for a most enjoyable evening out.
Service was very bad and the restaurant wasn't even busy. We had to wait for menus, water, he never asked is we wanted pepper on our salad, never came back to check if the food was good, had to find someone for water, had to ask twice for coffee. Steak was tough and fatty. Steaks are better at Costco. Martini's came in the wrong glass. Not a good experience at all. No need to go back.
Excellent service & food!
Our first to a comfortable, welcoming place to celebrate our anniversary. Outdoor seating was comfortable heated on a moderately cool evening. Food was well prepared and presented. Staff is friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. We have already made a return reservation..
Our server was fantastic! Service was great, my meal was ok but the rest of the choices made by my family were excellent.
Our server was new, but informed!! Fantastic service!! They were accommodating to our needs!!! Food was wonderful!!
We hope to come back here next time we are in Palm Desert!!
Had a wonderful meal celebrating my husband's birthday! Steaks cooked to perfection and wonderful service by DJ. Will definitely return.
We especially love the appetizers. They are the best in town! We usually order four or five for our table of four and a couple bottles of wine and we are good!
This was our first time at AC3 and, after our very positive experience, knew we’d be back. Delicious food served by very friendly staff in modern, comfortable surroundings.
Great patio, great service, great food. I would absolutely return!
We were really looking forward to eating there we had a very nice table outside but anytime we were finished with a drink or an appetizer or a salad or entre the plates sat there forever we had to ask them to clear everything all the time and the restaurant was not very busy
Another great dinner at AC3. We were delighted with a new server, Jeanette, a lovely person filled with smiles and great service. We will be back soon.
I was disappointed. We both ordered the lobster salad. It was very bland. The salad was very lightly dressed & it was pretty flavorless. We asked for more dressing which they happily brought us, but it still didn’t improve the salad very much. I was looking forward to trying a new Copley restaurant. We won’t be back.
Excellent value and tasty food with the Prix Fixe. We know it can be noisy inside so sat on patio. Only complaint was that we asked for two checks but were given only one.
My lobster hash was very runny they didn’t drain something which kind of ruined the hollandaise sauce
Anniversary brunch. Great experience. Waitress brought us a dessert and anniversary card! Always love going to AC3.
we enjoyed everything from ambience to food to service we had a wonderful time
and our waiter Jessie was terrific
Great all around. Would highly recommend and will return in the future!
AC3 is a great find! Casual dining inside or on the patio. Food is excellent. We all had the catch of the day which was scallops! Perfect in every way!
Our appetizer: Shrimp with avocado. A must try.
They have a really nice bar. Contemporary decor.
After dinner, check out the hotel. Contemporary, fun art!
Highly recommend a night out at AC3.
We have consistently had great food and service here.
Wonderful experience with great service and food. The steak was huge and cooked to perfection. Will definitely return soon.
Great service and food. My 3rd visit in just over a month and will come back again. The lobster BLT is fantastic!
Great food, outstanding service! Highly recommend!