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Chez Pierre Bistro

4.8
4.8
1241 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Chez Pierre Bistro is an authentic and most charming French bistro that everybody wished they had in their neighborhood, where Chef Pierre develops his profound love for creative and innovative ideas in his kitchen.
The ambiance is intimate, friendly, his staff always very professional and his charming wife Esther watches over the dining room.

Chef Pierre has the extensive knowledge, passion and respect of the best ingredients from local farmers markets. His cuisine is superb and his daily specials are impressive, unique and follow the seasons.
In the winter you can find his famous cassoulet, in the spring, shad roe and soft shell crabs, in the summer, paella in addition to a selection of wild fish.

It is no surprise that Chez Pierre Bistro has been voted Best French restaurant of the Desert for the past 10 years and nominated among ”Best Chef of America” by his peers.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 346-1818

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef/Owner Pierre Pelech

  • Private party facilities

    Small dining room in the bar area that seats up to 16 people.

  • Private party contact

    Pierre Pelech: (760) 346-1818

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Cross street

    HWY 111 and Portola Ave, next to the Kaiser Grill

  • Parking details

    Parking available in front and back of restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,241 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Neighborhood gem

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. M

    Malbec

    Orange County

    236 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    236 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    During our recent stay in Palm Desert we visited Chez Pierre twice! Never disappoints. The mussels special was wonderful and the frisee salad is a favourite of mine. Highly reccomend
  2. P

    Pekoe

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service prompt. The Sand Dabs were excellent as well as all the other dishes.
  3. EL

    EliseL

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seldom is the service AND food quality. Chez Pierre met both. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
  4. RO

    RONT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find for French food in Palm Desert. Food was amazing and so was service.
  5. LK

    LeslieK

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!
  6. l

    liketoeat

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was above and beyond - we felt like everyone from valet service, to hostess, to waiter was genuinely happy to see us. Their approach to us made the evening even more wonderful than the delicious meal and well chosen wine!
  7. SC

    SueC

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service. Always feels like we are in a proper Bistro. Pierre and Esther are the ultimate when it comes to a true authentic family run restaurant. Great for a romantic date, family get together or a business dinner. They never disappoint.
  8. RM

    RickM

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    excellent French dining - felt like we were back in France traveling - i wish they had a more simple steak Frites on offer besides Filet Mignon ! the Lamb shank and Beef Bourgoone was fantastic! back for more soon!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time here and we thought it was terrific. Excellent food and service. Chez Pierre will now be in our regular desert rotation!
  10. F

    Frenchie1974

    Denver

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner and excellent service. It was quiet on Sunday night but all the better for us. The staff were exceptionally attentive and helpful. The food was very good. I had the mini frisée salad and the branzino. The fish was cooked perfectly but the potatoes gratin and veggie melange were a bit old and overcooked tasting. My husband enjoyed his filet mignon and our guest cleaned her plate of veal piccata. The profiteroles were a yummy finish to the meal and we greatly appreciated the delicious and fairly priced Côtes du Rhône wine. We will definitely return.
  11. JS

    JamesS

    Palm Springs

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Outstanding food and service. Sand dabs were excellent, as were the filets. Service was attentive, friendly, and professional.
  12. LC

    LauraC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu and superb service. Valet parking another plus.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Reunion
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a good dining
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We had been before and returned to check it out. My wife’s beef was very dry and my fish mushy (like it was freeze dried) When asked about the food, we gave our honest opinion and the chef came out. He wouldn’t listen and literally flipped us off (in French). We owned a Michelin restaurant so know food and how to respond to customer complaints. Sad he’s so old and so rude but run away for the price! Jillian’s or even French Corner are so much better.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Visiting with out of town friends
  17. LI

    LINDA

    Dallas

    174 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    After visiting this restaurant on our last visit to Palm Desert, we could not wait to return - we were not disappointed. The quality of the food and service is beyond any other we have found in the area.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    French Onion Soup/Veal Piccata / Beef dishes were great! The Chocolate Mouse was great and enough for two- portions are large and make for a second meal
  20. MD

    MichaelD

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food , cozy tables ,old French music from yesteryear , the owners are French and this is family owned ~ highly recommended
  21. c

    chuckr

    Naples

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Here is the best thing to say about our dinner - - - we are going back next week while we are still here. Had the lamb shank (special) which was served with au gratin potatoes. I commented on how good they were and got some to take home. Nice!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beignets, beignets, yay! Save room for dessert, trust me on this. Always a relaxing delicious meal, served with the perfect amount of attention from the warm and friendly family and staff. You’ll be greeted with house made warm bread and pâté - do not resist! Delightful, interesting wines all very affordable, charming atmosphere, great food, I can’t wait to go back!
  23. H

    Hunger

    Portland

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We noticed the lit sign in the dining room and it just doesn’t fit for this caliber restaurant.
  24. c

    caseysmom

    Palm Springs

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed. The food was excellent and the service was fabulous. New menu items and specials were great.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection
  26. TB

    TomB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is always prepared to perfection. They offer items not found in other restaurants.
  27. C

    Candi935

    San Francisco

    188 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best menu in the area. Our waiter, Arturo was wonderful. The pate with bread service is so good! My sweater beads were outstanding. The bolognese was perfect. The thin apple tart was so tasty. Coffee excellent. We love eating here. It’s hard for me not to order everything. So happy the chef is back and restaurant is open. We missed you.
  28. VS

    ValerieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Love the fresh oysters and other fish dishes. Good wine list.
  29. W

    William

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good . Menu seems to be short right now. Arturo was great.
  30. KK

    KennethK

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, great in all aspects!
  31. a

    arthurf

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great good and staff
  32. AM

    AgnesM

    Palm Springs

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Returning soon.
  33. f

    foodcritic18

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service, as always, was wonderful! Compliments to the chef and staff!
  34. SG

    SocalGal

    Palm Springs

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit to Chez Pierre. We had beef bourguignon and frog legs, both delicious! Will be back.
  35. SE

    SheilaE

    San Francisco

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    One of our very favorite places, so we took to friends who had never been and they were impressed. All the food was very good as always. One person got tongue and thought it was some of the best he ever had. The orange roughy is unlike any other I ever had and the other dish of Dover sole was expertly prepared as well. We absolutely love Chez Pierre. Only negative was it was over 100 outside and the restaurant got a little warm when it was full. It is our go to place!
  36. JW

    JoyW

    Palm Springs

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants and the staff is always wonderful. See you soon
  37. t

    thomass

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This small restaurant is very nice. The food is delicious and the waiters are top notch. They serve delicious fresh bread with butter and pate to start (at no charge) and the food just gets better after that.
  38. G

    Gigi2014

    Palm Springs

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Chez Pierre 3 times in the last month. Every meal has been wonderfully delicious and beautifully served. My husband loves the Calamari Steak, and I love their Orange Roughy as well as their filet of sole. Always a wonderful choice for dinner.
  39. S

    Santafekid10

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal. Every course was delicious. This is a favorite for us.
  40. M

    Member

    Minneapolis

    136 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    RW menu was great! Only reason for not 5 stars is that they kept air conditioning at 75 and refused to lower it. It was very uncomfortable and took away from the dining experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Chez Pierre Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Chez Pierre Bistro

74040 Highway 111, Corner of Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Additional information

  • Cross street

    HWY 111 and Portola Ave, next to the Kaiser Grill

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available in front and back of restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef/Owner Pierre Pelech

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 346-1818

  • Private party facilities

    Small dining room in the bar area that seats up to 16 people.

  • Private party contact

    Pierre Pelech: (760) 346-1818

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