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Cantala at Riviera Palm Springs

563 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday through Thursday
5:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday through Saturday
5:30pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(760) 778-6659
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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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).
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Cross street
Vista Chino
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking with restaurant validation. Enter at front entrance to Riviera Palm Springs.
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Public transit
Buzz Trolley offers free transportation throughout Downtown Palm Springs. There is a Trolley Stop directly across the street from the Riviera entrance.
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
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vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
Dined on January 2, 2018

No service whatsoever. Very poorly managed.

Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a reservation for NYE for a group of 6. We were promptly seated outside with no heater despite every other table having 2 heaters. We asked the hostess, we asked bus boys, we asked anyone that worked there for heat since it was pretty chilly that night. Everyone said they would look in to it. Eventually we were told that we had to wait for another table to finish eating and that they would bring a heater over. So an hour later we finally got a heater that died 15 minutes later and again we couldn't get a replacement tank.

When we arrived all we got was bread and water. 20 minutes later without seeing our server we asked one of the bus boys for our server. They came back and said that the server was busy and asked them to cover for him. She took our order and drinks and did a great job. Eventually our food showed up (which was delicious), but by that point I just wanted to get out of there.

JamesHunt (Los Angeles)
Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent service, attentive staff, good food and reasonably priced, okay ambience. Love the hotel design and decor.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner 2017 was a bit dissapointing. Overbooked and understaffed. Main dish was sold out (lamb), and we got salmon (which was good) and steak (too well done) in stead. Also sparkling wine was sold out (!?), except for a cheap spanish option which they tried to pour us as if it were mumm napa (hiding the etiquette). Poor waiter was busy serving many tables, and made mistakes with our bill. At the end the dinner was ok value for money after complaining about the bill, but didn't meet the ezpectations for a pre-booked christmas dinner.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined on December 26, 2017

The chicken was perfectly cooked - tender and juicy and served with roasted Brussel sprouts!
Our waitress was the best and very attentive.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on December 10, 2017

DK was an awesome waiter. The food was excellent. The ambiance was relaxing and quiet. It would have been nice to have some soft music in the background. I was surprised to see a dog in the restaurant and then a hotel cat, but they weren't really bothersome.

Great birthday dinner for my man.

vipDandyandy (Palm Springs)
Dined on December 8, 2017

The host did not show my reservation but it wasn't an issue as we were the only couple in the restaurant for about 45 minutes, when a 2nd couple arrived. The menu has changed from Italian centric to more generic with a steak house focus, but the pasta was excellent nonetheless. Service was friendly.

vipNini (Los Angeles)
Dined on September 3, 2017

We stayed at The Riviera and tried their new fine dining restaurant. We have stayed there several times and loved the previous restaurant, Circa 50-something.....
The new Cantala looks the same, albeit not as clean and tidy. The menu, at first glance, looks like a fine selection of California cuisine. The product is unimaginative at best, however. My husband's pork chop was grossly undercooked (oozing blood around the bone) and, when pointed out to the waiter, he made no effort to send it back and/or replace it. Never mind crediting anything on the tab! Overall, it was a disappointment and, given all the choices in PS, we would not return.

vipTomJ (San Francisco)
Dined on August 8, 2017

Service was horrid ... no greeter, no water and when we complained the menu was incomplete... because the featured "then & now" menu referring to Sinatra's favorites was not present --- the waiter said they need to update that ... offered no apology OR personality to offset their gaffe.... and then served the most grisly steak I have had in years. Run don't walk away from the awlful place.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
Dined on July 15, 2017

DK was our server and he was WONDERFUL! I loved the food, service and decor. I will be back!