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About Cantala at Riviera Palm Springs

It’s all about cravings. Satisfying the ones you have, and creating sensory experiences that are totally unexpected. Fine dining is re-defined in Cantala, taking the stage with eco-friendly fish, delicious premium cuts of meat, locally grown farm fresh produce and “sharables” you’ll have difficulty, well, sharing.

Our Then & Now dinner menu features dishes popular during the ’60s, when the Rat Pack members were frequent guests, alongside contemporary American favorites. Cantala is a popular destination for both hotel guests and locals, known for its quality seafood, premium cut meats and locally grown Coachella Valley produce.

1600 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday
5:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday through Saturday
5:30pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Vista Chino

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 778-6659

Website:
http://www.rivierapalmsprings.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking with restaurant validation. Enter at front entrance to Riviera Palm Springs.

Public Transit:
Buzz Trolley offers free transportation throughout Downtown Palm Springs. There is a Trolley Stop directly across the street from the Riviera entrance.

Private Party Facilities:
Up to 25 guests can take over our ultra private dining room, and larger groups can be accommodated with an intimate Palm Springs dining experience either indoors or outdoors (please call 760.778.6659 for details).

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Enjoy a romantic three course dinner menu while dining al fresco on the Cantala patio this Valentine's Day!

Cantala at Riviera Palm Springs Ratings and Reviews

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3.6

service

3.5

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3.3

value

3.0

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Quiet

50% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 1, 2010

Food was good. Service was very good. Looking forward to eating there again next time I am in palm springs.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 19, 2010

Wonderful food and service with a great wine list. I loved the decor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 15, 2010

The BLT Salad Appetizer is really amazing. The whole ambiance and decor of the hotel and restaurant is very impressive and romantic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 12, 2010

Total experience better than ever!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 9, 2010

Exceptional setting ... one of our favorite spots in Palm Springs, but I don't know what is going on in the kitchen. An absolute disaster. Very poor food. The worst service ever. Major intervention needed. Please save Circa59 from itself.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 7, 2010

The best meal I've had in a long while. Very creative and well executed.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 6, 2010

I sat in the A/C-regulated covered patio for my dinner; a great people-watching opportunity. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. No need to ask for water refills or more bread, they were on the ball. The food was good. I had the cream of cauliflower soup -- it tasted good, but needed more salt (not a big deal as it's better to undersalt than oversalt). The ahi and crab appetizer is definitely an item to share. The ahi is Mexican inspired, not Asian as seen at many restaurants. The half-portion of butterfish piccata was disappointing. The piccata sauce was fine, but the fish didn't need to be fried. Half-portions are a genius idea. I will return to the restaurant to try different dishes because the overall experience was great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 5, 2010

Extremely small salad and main entre lacked vegetable. The price was very high for little food and the food was nothing special.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 5, 2010

Great food. Entertaining sitting watching pool activity.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 29, 2010

Really a bad idea to have a loud band playing on the patio of the restaurant. Maybe it's the crowd they're going for, but I won't be coming back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 21, 2010

Great menu selection, well-prepared food with very attractive plating. Impeccable service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 20, 2010

I came into this restaurant having high expectations and am glad to say that all of them were met. The Lobster and Ginger dumplings were amazing as well as the Tuna Tar-tare(black truffle oil was a nice touch). I had the Spring Lamb with this INCREDIBLE raspberry/mint sauce and my fiance had the Roquefort beef medallion which she said was superb. The entire meal was beautifully laid out before us by a stunning waiter named Steven and our bread and waters constantly refreshed by a very nice man named Santos. Kudos to this dynamic duo. Thank you for making my engagement night a HUGE success. P.S. If you happen to be in the area but have already had dinner... Please stop in for one of the BEST desserts ever...Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 15, 2010

The food at the restaurant was delicious. Since this was pretty much the only sit-down full menu restaurant at the hotel, I was able to experience breakfast, brunch and dinner. All meals were great, most notably the Egg White Frittata at breakfast and the Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola for dinner and definitely the Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. The ambiance and overall decor mixed in with our private banquette seating (requested on Open Table previously) made the meal and night very special. My only gripe is that the restaurant seems to be severely under-staffed. Our dessert arrived about 15 minutes after we ordered it and I also heard numerous people complaining and requesting managers due to heir food taking too long.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2010

This restaurant is located in the Riveria Resort and Spa. It has open-air seating, as well as indoor. The restaurant is lovely and the pool view is gorgeous at night. The food was quality food and portions were generous. My entree (grilled halibut) could have been a little more grilled, instead of just warm, but it was tasty. The sides were very good and well prepared. The service was attentive and caring. The server even noticed that our salads were served before the appetizer, and promptly spoke to the staff. We would eat there again if we visit the resort another time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2010

Unbelievably bad. One of the worst restaurants I've ever had the misfortune of eating at. I ordered a crab cake, which I'm pretty sure was a chicken burger. In no way was it crab. One of my friends ordered lamb and was served beef. Our waiter was terrible (the service was somewhat redeemed by the manager who replaced our waiter when we complained). I will never return.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 13, 2010

All in all the place was great. We are locals and like to visit the Riviera. We sat outside and it was beautiful with a view of the pool and guest hanging around the pool at 7:00 at night. There were multiple fire-pits and it added to the ambiance. The food was great, we both had the caesar salad and the blue cheese crusted filet with potatoes and veggies. Some reason OPEN TABLE didn't give any credits for dining there so I'm not sure I would use O.T. for this place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 10, 2010

Very impressed by the quality of the food. Circa 59 is able to find a way to take a traditional dish, respect the concept and add a fresh twist that is very delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 9, 2010

Turned out to be a great find for Mother's Day brunch. Staff was very professional and courteous. We lucked out and seemed to have the best table on the patio. Food was excellent and not your usual run-of-the-mill banquet food. Everything was freshly made and delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2010

From the Bay Area and spoiled by good food. Found the food, service and ambience outstanding in this Palm Springs gem! If possible snag an outdoor table for a great al Fresco experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 6, 2010

Circa 59 is the most innovative restaurant in the entire Cochella Valley, Their food
rivals any upscale restaurant withing a 50 mile radius. They not only offer half
portions on some entrees but they also offer a half glass of your favorite wine! Know
anyone else who does that. I am in the restaurant business and find they pay more
attention to details than most places do.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 2, 2010

Gorgeous. Delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 2, 2010

Dined with you again on Sunday May 2nd. Sat outside and the music was a little too
loud. Asked the waiting if they could turn town the speakers and he immediately did.
By the way the music was GREAT.
I had requested several months ago that you bring back the half portion entrees and you
did. Your food is better than ever. I have been absent from Cira 59 for about a year
but I will be regular again for sure.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 25, 2010

I took my wife and daughter to Circa 59 for dinner. We had a wonderful time. The hotel and restaurant is very well designed. We sat outside overlooking the pool area. We were accommodated by Christopher. He was outstanding and made excellent recommendation of both wine and food. We had the Bacon Wrapped Dates, Ahi Tartar and the Spring Lamb. I believe that the waiter makes the dinning experience. And Christopher definitely exceeded my expectations. My family will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 24, 2010

What a scene! Had brunch here on a Saturday with my cousin and his girlfriend from Los Angeles. Felt like we were watching a scene from "party at the Palms in Las Vegas". Quite the pool activity going on, lots of mingling and great people/body watching! Food and decor and service was great, it is terrific to be able to eat outdoors under an umbrella by the pool and watch the fantastic bodies parade by!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 23, 2010

Food was outstanding and service exceptional. Very romantic place where we celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 21, 2010

Once again we enjoyed our lunch at Circa 59. The lunch menu is great and the service again was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 12, 2010

We feel at this time that Circa 59 at the Riviera is the best restaurant in the Valley. The service is outstanding the the menu choices are excellent, and delicious!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 3, 2010

Unfortunately not a good experience, the staff was unatentive, seated us near the kitchen although there were other open tables with view to the pool that were left empty. The food was mixed, two orders arrived cold and were returned, so we definitely will not go back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 2, 2010

trendy - over the top decor - outside dining at its best - ask for a table by a firepit....the perfect ambience

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 30, 2010

It was a first time visit for all 4 of us and we all raved about the experience. Thanks you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 26, 2010

One of the best dinners I have had in Palm Springs. Staff attentive and caring. Ambience is relaxing. A hidden gem.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 23, 2010

We went out for a "date night" there and could not have been more impressed. The whole experience was awesome. The decor is very modern. We sat outside next to a fire pit. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and wine list, we even let him choose our bottle of wine. We can't wait for our next trip to the Palm Springs area so we can visit the restaurant again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 23, 2010

I've been to many restaurants in Plam Springs and Circa 59 is by far one of the most romantic. My husband and I loved this restaurant so much. The outside dining area was absolutely gorgeous! We will definately be going back again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 20, 2010

This was our first time dining at Circa59 and it happened to be for a special occasion. Our waiter not only provided exemplary service, but he made our special occasion even better.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 19, 2010

great food, the short ribs are excellant, great service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 19, 2010

While we had a chance to check out other "highly rated" hot spots for lunch and dinner on a recent trip to Palm Springs, Circa 59 was by far the most superior dining experience in terms of food quality. We should have eaten there every night...

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 18, 2010

An excellent dining experience in old Palm Springs. Beautiful outdoor setting at night. Serving staff attentive and experienced. Pool area nicely lit in the evening. Firepits add a touch of warmth and elegance. Menu was interesting. Food was well presented.

Our server Christopher was a delight. An asset to the restaurant for sure.

A superb, memorable outing. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 18, 2010

great food and our waiter Steve was fun and attentive and made us feel special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 13, 2010

WE went to Circa 59 while staying in Palm Springs. THis is a great, upscale restaurant if you do not want to drive to Rancho Mirage or Indian Wells. The service was just OK. We waited about 5 min before the waiter took our drink order. Our food was slow to arrive and was told it was due to a large party in the other room. The brussel sprout salad, Tuna Tartare, and crab cake was great. The butterfish was way too salty and overcooked. Great ambiance. Reminds me of the Delano in Miami or the Hudson in NYC.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 13, 2010

The server was really nice but we waited a total of an 1 1/2 hours for our food. We waited so long that our server comped us a dessert. We were happy for the comp but would have preferred our food sooner.The food was really good though.

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