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Chez Pierre Bistro

4.7
4.7
1196 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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Booked 3 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

Menu

Split Charge for Main Course $5. Ask your Server for Fresh Fish of the Day (Our Fresh Fish is always Wild not Farm)

Main

  • Frog Legs, Sauté Provençale$29.00

    • Veal Sauté Piccata, Fettuccini Pasta$32.00

      • The Classic Steak Tartare, Pomme Frite$29.00

        • Maple Leaf Duck Breast, Orange Sauce$29.00

          • Braised Beef Bourguignon, Parppadelle Pasta$27.00

            • Calf's Liver Sauté with Onions$28.00

              • Creek Stone Rib Eye Steak 14 Ounces, Pomme Frite$36.00

                • Hanger Steak Shallots, Bordelaise Sauce, Pomme Frite$29.00

                  • Braised Sweetbread, Mushroom$32.00

                    • Organic Chicken Breast Paillarde, Pomme Frite$27.00

                      • Veal Kidney, Mustard Sauce$29.00

                        • Fresh Beef Tongue, Fresh Spinach$29.00

                          Last updated: February 3, 2022

                          What 1,196 people are saying

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                          4.7
                          4.7 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.7Food
                          • 4.8Service
                          • 4.2Ambience
                          • 4.5Value

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                          1. CS

                            CraigS

                            Palm Springs

                            14 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food was fantastic, thank you Ramon. The service very good.

                          2. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Palm Springs

                            18 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            18 reviews

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Always enjoyable.

                          3. DP

                            DrPlayEats

                            Palm Springs

                            25 reviews

                            5.0

                            25 reviews

                            Dined 1 day ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            We always have enjoyed our meals at Chez Pierre. This is the first time we're back since Covid first occurred but the food, the service, and courtesy are as before. Owner Esther is very friendly and accommodating and we can't say enough about the attention waiter Arturo and the rest of the staff provided. We chose two of their dinner specials this time--the lamb shank and the veal osso buco, and they were quite delicious. Of course we started with our favorites--onion soup and escargots. It was a wonderful birthday treat for me, made even better by the complimentary surprise dessert of chocolate mouse. It's good to know that this restaurant continues to flourish and we will return often.

                          4. G

                            Gerry2660

                            Atlanta

                            43 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            43 reviews

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Great Food and service as usual

                          5. LA

                            LAexPat

                            Palm Springs

                            5 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Wonderful as always!

                          6. J

                            Jane

                            Los Angeles

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent. Will be back! Duck and chicken paillard were lovely

                          7. CH

                            CharlesH

                            Palm Springs

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Wonderful place with great staff and food. Service was excellent and wonderful to talk to the Lady of the House. Chef is recovering from surgery and we wish him well.

                          8. s

                            susbuzz

                            San Francisco

                            89 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            89 reviews

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Chez Pierre's is consistently excellent in all categories.

                          9. MS

                            MichaelS

                            Palm Springs

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Very good food, excellent service and a very nice dining room. The wine selection is very limited but the wines were all varied and our choice of a Cote du Rhone was very ageeable. Well worth visiting and the pricing is moderate.

                          10. MH

                            MimiH

                            San Francisco

                            13 reviews

                            5.0

                            13 reviews

                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We have dined at Chez Pierre many times and it has been stellar each and every time. This time was for our 33rd wedding anniversary and it could not have been better. Staff greeted us warmly and we were promptly seated. Cocktails were a Negroni and a Kir Royale, both lovely. The anchovies on toast were perfect and the toasted bread delicious. Both the special lamb chops with pomme frites and the frogs legs with potatoes au gratin were superb. The wines by the glass were perfection and reasonably priced. And to gild the lily, we were presented with a sublime chocolate mousse to share. A perfect evening, made special by the unobtrusive but charming and helpful waitstaff. We will absolutely be coming back!!!

                          11. SF

                            SFOflyer

                            San Francisco

                            113 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            113 reviews

                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent Frog’s Legs expertly prepared in French style with a perfect Caesar Salad! This bistro is a neighborhood gem.

                          12. RK

                            RussellK

                            Chicago

                            10 reviews

                            5.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            This was our second visit to Chez Pierre. We took friends there who also appreciate fine cuisine. They were thoroughly impressed and want to return before they head back from their vacation

                          13. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            6 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Authentic French in my opinion as a European born traveler. Try the liver, you’ll never forget it, outstanding!

                          14. SE

                            SheilaE

                            San Francisco

                            86 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            86 reviews

                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Our go to place in The Valley that never disappoints. Orange roughy and veal piccata were perfectly prepared Their bread is even delicious and served with pâté. Chez Pierre never disappoints..

                          15. G

                            Gerry2660

                            Atlanta

                            44 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            44 reviews

                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            All the locals eat here. Be ready for a real French menu. Prices are reasonable food quality and service as good as any place in the Palm

                          16. RW

                            RonW

                            Palm Springs

                            21 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            21 reviews

                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great service and excellent menu. Highly recommend a visit to this restaurant

                          17. c

                            carolep

                            Austin

                            28 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            28 reviews

                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic all the way around. Food, service, atmosphere!

                          18. T

                            Toby

                            Palm Springs

                            43 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            43 reviews

                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Consistently a lovely place to dine. Excellent service, tasty, well presented meals . Save room for dessert .

                          19. L

                            Lauriek

                            Seattle

                            55 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            55 reviews

                            Dined on April 7, 2022

                            overall3food4service4ambience2

                            Even though we had reservations and were dressed nicely (better than anyone else in there!), and there were plenty of open tables, we were seated at the first table by the door. It was not a good table and we should have requested another. It seemed that everyone who came in knew the hostess and perhaps that’s why they got better tables. Anyway, it detracted from our enjoyment of the evening. We had two appetizers and two entrees. His onion soup was good, not great. My onion tart was more of an olive tart in puff pastry- I did not enjoy. My veal scallopini was actually the best I’ve ever had! His beef Bourgogne was good but over (too many) noodles which he would have preferred the usual mashed potatoes. Service was good but probably wouldn’t return.

                          20. P

                            Philip

                            New York Area

                            204 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            204 reviews

                            Dined on April 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            The escargot was outstanding; however, the Caesar salad was very average (except for the excellent anchovies). Our main courses (rouhghy and dad veal kidneys) were excellent. The martinis were small, but reasonably priced.

                          21. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            The food & service were exemplary! We look forward to returning!

                          22. G

                            Gerry2660

                            Atlanta

                            44 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            44 reviews

                            Dined on April 7, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience2

                            The fish is wonderful. Excellent service. Best meal in the dessert

                          23. H

                            Howard

                            Las Vegas

                            11 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on April 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Wonderful dinner. Food was delicious and service was top notch. Highly recommend!

                          24. H

                            Hunger

                            Portland

                            87 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            87 reviews

                            Dined on April 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Hostess is very accommodating and friendly. Waiters are always neat and do not rush guests!!

                          25. G

                            Gerry2660

                            Atlanta

                            44 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            44 reviews

                            Dined on April 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience2

                            Always trrrific

                          26. s

                            susbuzz

                            San Francisco

                            90 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            90 reviews

                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            This restaurant is always an excellent choice. The food and service is consistently excellent.

                          27. S

                            Sunny

                            Miami

                            14 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                            overall3food2service3ambience3

                            Unfortunately our food was not well prepared. Mussels overcooked. Duck undercooked, not accompanied by a tasty sauce. Waitstaff very good. Perhaps the chef had a night off?.

                          28. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            San Francisco

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            Cute little bistro. Friendly people.

                          29. b

                            billp

                            Palm Springs

                            40 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            40 reviews

                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Excellent service great food

                          30. E

                            Ericd

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 31, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Food was excellent service was great would you recommend it to anybody visiting toanybody visiting town for a night out with your spouse or friends

                          31. W

                            Witt

                            Los Angeles

                            6 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on March 31, 2022

                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                            Loved it! Good food, good service…valet parking is very nice, too

                          32. RK

                            RussellK

                            Chicago

                            11 reviews

                            5.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on March 28, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent atmosphere, food and service! This is our new favorite French restaurant in the area!!

                          33. AY

                            AndrewY

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Excellent French bistro and would return back in a heart beat. So delicious and rich, we did not have room for dessert even though it all looked fantastic.

                          34. K

                            K2steward

                            Palm Springs

                            40 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            40 reviews

                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                            The food was great as usual !! We love the place and have been going for years !! The tables were too close together is my only complaint, everything else was perfect . Our server we have known for years was great and the food quality and quantity was PERFECT !!! BUT , we were too close to others and one guy sneezed loudly 4 times right beside me and this is still dangerous because the pandemic is NOT over . We went to McCallum after dinner and they smartly are making us show proof of vaccine, ID and wear a mask the whole time you are in the building !!! This is how you stop the spread of COVID . Outdoors is something else but indoors , Chez Pierre tables should be 4-6 feet apart !!!

                          35. LD

                            LynneD

                            South Dakota

                            16 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            16 reviews

                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                            Best filet of sole ever!

                          36. CW

                            CarolW

                            San Francisco

                            29 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            29 reviews

                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great French cuisine and cute atmosphere. Reminds us of Bristro's in France

                          37. IB

                            IkeB

                            Los Angeles

                            77 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            77 reviews

                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Always excellent food and outstanding service. Highly recommended.

                          38. M

                            Malbec

                            Orange County

                            231 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            231 reviews

                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Whenever we are in Palm Desert we always have dinner at Chez Pierre. A favourite of ours for quite a few years. We were a party of four this time and everyone loved their dishes. The Orange Roughy that i had was really good. Everything about this restaurant is great.

                          39. L

                            Ladybug

                            San Francisco

                            31 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            31 reviews

                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great dinner - everything was delicious - definitely look forward to returning!

                          40. HR

                            HighwoodRegular

                            Palm Springs

                            2 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            All three of us in our dinner party ordered the English Dover Sole special and it was outstanding. The service was also as good as the food.

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                          Chez Pierre Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1196 OpenTable diners.

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

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                          Booked 3 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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