Chez Pierre Bistro

4.7
992 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Chez Pierre Bistro is an authentic French Bistro, one everybody wishes they had in their neighborhood. Most of the dining is in the charming covered patio where the ambiance is intimate, friendly and always very professional. Prepared by Chef Pierre with the knowledge, passion and respect of the seasonal ingredients from the farmer’s market, the food is superb. The specials on the blackboard are impressive, unusual and follow the seasons. In winter you can find Chef Pierre’s famous cassoulet to wild game; In the spring shad roe and soft shell crabs; and in the summer you can find paella, steak tartar, and pomme frites.

It’s no surprise that Chez Pierre has been voted The Best French Restaurant of the Desert for the past six years and has been rated “Dining Excellence” by Zagat and Gayot.

You may be tempted to sign up in Chef Pierre’s cooking classes every Monday followed by lunch.

Bon Appetit!
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PStP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambience is always great. Food and service were good. Always enjoyable.

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GailD
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening… excellent food and great service!!

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mangiatroppo
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Great service with amazing waiters, food average. Would recommend improving ambiance and decor.

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vipPamelaR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Thank you Pamela Ruehrdanz regular customer

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SamuelT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant.
It's quiet -- no TV sets or other mindless distractions. It's a place for fine, quiet dinning and conversation.

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vipCindyV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Edgar was professional and knowledgeable! Delicious food!

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vipVictoria
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful happy hour dinner at Chez Pierre! We will definitely come back for more meals.

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vipArrowman
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Sweetbreads. Chez Pierre is one of the few restaurants serving them. I asked the chef to cut down on the sauce so I could taste the delicate flavor of the meat, and he did... Delicious!!!

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vipJames
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

The food was good, the service was very good.....but for a French restaurant I must say the ambience is non existing. I felt like I was a in a Starbucks or diner as this is a store front restaurant right on Highway 111. All I kept thinking was that if this menu and chef were in a nicely decorated location (not a strip mall)--the ambience would be 100% more and they could raise their prices and have a higher category of gourmet diners. Seeing people dressed in shorts and clothes for shopping in Target is not what I call ambience.
BUT....the food and service was great.

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David
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good French restaurant. Be sure to try the escargot.

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ReddickH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a charming restaurant and the food is always excellent and the service is outstanding. This is my favorite restaurant in the Coachella Valley, never disappointed and would recommend it to anyone

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Cinnsmom
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lovely restaurant. We eat there often. Not quite up to "snuff" this time. May be due to the fact that the chef was out with a bad back. We definitely plan on returning.

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vipDianeG
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal and time with great service. I had made a reservation through Open table and specified "indoor" (Standard) dining but when we arrived we were taken to a table in the parking lot. I explained my reservation was specific but the woman at the front desk said they were going to sit a large party inside so our table was not available. It was my nephews birthday and we were sorely disappointed. Luckily, the large party grew and they were not able to accommodate them inside so we (by chance) were able to dine inside. Other than the fact that I also requested a birthday wish for my nephew but he was not sung to while many other birthdays were celebrated. We did have some great deserts and went home to celebrate

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vipfrediam
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to Chez Pierre for over 15 months and missed dining there terribly. The food and service was excellent as always!

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SheilaE
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Deliciously prepared food. Best sand dabs and dover sole in the valley. Nice to be in a place where you have the best food, can converse and have excellent service.

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JessicaBL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The owner was so sweet and welcoming, the service was flawless, and the food...out of this world!

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vipDianeG
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great service and good food. Liver and onions were delicious

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vipRonG
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good at Chez Pierre. The French dishes at this establishment are outstanding. There are always a number of specials as well. The pate and bread at the table to begin with are so good that you could make a meal out of them alone. The waiters are knowledgeable, efficient, and very accommodating. The owner and his wife always visit the tables and make you feel very much at home.

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vipMrMr
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2 guests were on a cane and walker and the restaurant folks totally accomodated them. Server excellent...food came promptly...drinks and food excellent....very happy took my wife and friends there for Mother's day. Good enough to go back other than on a special holiday because prices verrrrrry reasonable.

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vipsusbuzz
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The food is consistently excellent. The wait staff is friendly and very efficient. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipFrankR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

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vipTucky
Palm Springs
40 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and wonderful, thoughtful service.

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Adamsbunch
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dining experience! The pate with bread was delicious and the oysters we ordered were excellent. Enjoyed entrees and desert too! Can't wait to come back and would highly recommend.

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vipPhilip
New York Area
168 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Escargot was excellent. Liver pate was great. Fish of the day was excellent, and the duck with orange sauce was very good. Overall traditional French restaurant with many traditional choices.

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vipLarryM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. We no longer live in the area, but when we make our trips to the Desert for much-needed sun, we always make a reservation here and are never disappointed. The service is fantastic--as soon as you are seated, they greet you, give you water, and ask for your cocktail order. The food is delicious, and the prices are very good for what you get. We always leave satisfied and tell the staff how professional they are. No amateurs here--the Chef and down the line.

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vippush
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and great food. The chicken liver pate that was served with the bread was especially tasty. Also loved the onion tart and the calamari steak.

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Bruce
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a party of six and everyone raved about how good their meal was but yours truly. I ordered the liver which I have done other times that we have visited Chez Pierre. The last time I ordered liver it was over the top! This time it was grisly and over cooked. I asked for it to be cooked medium. This is not so much a complaint as it is a "heads up" to the kitchen. Do not despair....we will be back!

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Fussy
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was perfect. The tables were a bit to close together for intimate conversation. The wine list was limited but offered enough diversity for all except maybe a wine snob. The Osso Buco was fatty and my pasta was a little bit drowned in butter but the veal was good but not bountiful. All in all we enjoyed dining there and will return in the future

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vipMarieHelene
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Pierre prepares authentic French cuisine that reminded me my home cooking . Every dishes were delicious! Sweetbreads dish was excellent and the beef tongue was outstanding!
Do not skip Pierre beignets even if you think you don’t have room for dessert! Those doughnuts are melting in your mouth.
Overall great diner, great service. Drive from Palm Springs worth it!

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vipAragon
San Francisco
233 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The food was OK to very good. Some of the bread pieces were very good and others OK - a bit on the dry side. Kudos for having room temperature butter! I loved the oysters; chilled (which was great), but not a lot of variety. My frisee salad could have used some fresher greens and the egg yoke was a bit overcooked; not runny enough - it was an average salad. I liked the mussels - lots of them and not overcooked and the broth was very good. The cream brulee was standard issue. Service was outstanding; from the initial greeting upon arrival to the waitperson (and apologies for not getting his name). He was quite wonderful - attentive, pleasant, friendly.

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vipFoxhunter
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restuarant in the desert, and our go-to Friday night date place! The service is wonderful, food is authentic and inventive, Pierre and his wife are the best hosts and we're always made to feel very welcome!

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KarenA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the veal piccata and the beef bourguignon were delicious as were the profiteroles for dessert. Great server. We had a wonderful time.

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vipFrequentdiner
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just excellent. So good that we made a second reservation for another dinner while visiting the area.
Sweetbreads and veal kidney were both delicious. Creamy pate is served with some very fresh bread. Everyone was helpful and service level was outstanding.

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vipLisaG
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

If you are craving French bistro food, this is the place! Wonderful selection of authentic dishes, reasonably priced wines, and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience.

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David
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good authentic French food. Escargot excellent and the Dover sole special was superb.

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MollyW
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The place was crowded with happy diners, the service was gracious and the food was delicious. It was my first visit to Chez Pierre but it definitely won’t be my last.

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GretchenR
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb and the service was excellent. I use to spend time in Paris and miss this cuisine. I have found this quality in Chez Pierre Bistro and will return often.

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MarcyA1
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was excellent. Seated promptly. The onion soup was delicious and perfectly cooked with a lovely melted cheese crust. The rack of lamb was nicely prepared. The beignets were light and delicious. My only complaint and the item that kept them from five stars was the escargot. They came out of the kitchen basically superheated/slightly burnt. They had a bitter taste due to the charred pesto/seasoning. However, I was really hungry so I ate them. Slightly rubbery but edible. The bread was light and fluffy with a crispy crust. I would definitely return and recommend.

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JanieS
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a good experience at Chez Pierre and this time was no exception. We took friends who had never been there and they, too, were very impressed. The menu isn't extensive, but everything we've ever tried has been excellent. My favorite is the orange roughy. The service is great and we will go back again and again.

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Chez Pierre Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 992 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.