Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.29mi
  2. Distance: 0.50mi
  3. Distance: 0.52mi
  4. Distance: 0.53mi
  1. Distance: 0.29mi
  2. Distance: 0.50mi
  3. Distance: 0.52mi
  4. Distance: 0.53mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.29mi
  2. Distance: 0.50mi
  3. Distance: 0.52mi
  4. Distance: 0.53mi
  1. Distance: 0.29mi
  2. Distance: 0.50mi
  3. Distance: 0.52mi
  4. Distance: 0.53mi

About Chez Pierre Bistro

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 Perre’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!

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

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday through Sunday 5pm to 9.30pm

Cross Street:
HWY 111 and Portola Ave, next to the Kaiser Grill

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 346-1818

Website:
http://www.chezpierrebistro.com/

Parking Details:
Parking available in front and back of restaurant.

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

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Chez Pierre Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
See All
Authentic (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Romantic (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Sort by
S
597 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

Great place I will be back. Service was great, just had fun there.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service food and wine list. Would recommend highly to locals and visitors to the valley.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

Great meal. Attentive service. Wide wine selection. Also wide entree selection. Octopus salad great. Apple tart great.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

vip
·Dined 3 days ago

Loved it the 2nd time we went and totally loved it the 1st time we went!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is excellent. Several French favorites not found in many Bistros (e.g., Frog Legs). We were having a late Valentine's Day dinner. I had the San Dabs which were delicious. My husband had the Hanger Steak which he thoroughly enjoyed. The restaurant is small and when filled, it can feel a little cramped and the noise level can be a bit high. otherwise it is a great dining spot.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Although the food was delicious, my biggest problem is that the place is very small and all the tables were just about "on top of each other". The ambiance could have been better if there was room for more intimate tables. But overall, great food.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food and excellent service without costing you an arm & a leg

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

EXCELLENT FOOD AND ATTENTIVE, IMPECCABLE SERVICE

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We are Canadian visitors who enjoy dining out in the Valley. Chez Pierre is our number one. Friendly staff (special kudos to Edgar and Arturo and Francisco and Roxanne.) No loud background music. Excellent and changing menu. Real value for money.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

$ mains. Capsule to overcooked and inedible. Fish overcooked and rubbery. Vegetables never arrived at table. Last year everything was great but Sunday’s meal failed to come close.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service2
value2

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our dining experience at Chez Pierre Bistro was absolutely outstanding. This little gem is a must whether visiting the desert, or if you are a full time resident. The cuisine is beyond delicious, service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is quaint. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Wonderful dining experience.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Spot on wonderful food - loved the floating island dessert!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service3
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Super! They never miss. We eat here whenever we're in PSP

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Cassoulet with a glass of Cote de Rhone was delicious. Service was impeccable. Restaurant was full but it's a pretty quiet clientele so you can have a conversation.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The onion and goat cheese tart was lovely; delicate puff pastry, caramelized onions and cheese. Escargot were also yummy. The cassoulet was more solid, as a casserole, not like a soup; delish. The wild boar and pasta was delectable. The boar was very mild in flavor, not gamey at all. Profiteroles for dessert were wonderful. Bread and pate as a starter were delightful. All in all, a delicious evening.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great first experience, the Casulet was as good as promised, the escargot was very yummy and French onion soup was out of this world,, pappardelle bolognese pasta was very good, apple tart was ridiculously delicious, and our server was great,,,
Highly recommended

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

vip
 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our table enjoyed the calamari steak and veal piccata. Both were very good. The house liver pate and fresh bread were excellent, as usual.
Thank you!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent ,food was great service fantastic

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Chef Pierre is always hospitable and greets all who dine in his restaurant. The food is excellent but many of our friends are “put off” by the organ meat entrees. He always has specials to include fish and vegetable choices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Each time we go to Chez Pierre, the chef/ owner stops by your table and personally greets you and (with his great sense of humor) explains the many specials for the evening . It is a wonderful, welcoming touch!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Very nice place, the owner (chef) and his wife were delightful and visited our table 2-3 times to be sure we were satisfied. The restaurant participated in the Wine Vault of the Desert program as well. Could not have been better

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Chez Pierre was a perfect choice for a group of No Cal friends. The menu was interesting, and our dishes were delicious. The Chef's appearances at our table (more than once) were fun and lively. It was a terrific night and a great dining experience!

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 10, 2018

THIS WAS A FABULOUS EXPERIENCE OF FOOD,WINE AND CHARM

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We felt the waiter was rude, probably won't go back again. Food was OK but nothing special for the price.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3
value2

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Small, french oriented restaurant. Thought the reviews were somewhat overrated, but the meals were good as was the limited wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

An excellent choice for a quiet meal , with attentive service and good food

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This restaurant is consistently excellent. The food is consistently prepared. Our wait staff, Auturo, was attentive and welcoming but not intrusive. My husband and I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My boyfriend and I went to Chez Pierre for New Years Eve and had a wonderful meal and great service. The staff was so nice and friendly. I was especially impressed that there wasn't a limited or special menu as some restaurants do for NYE. We highly recommend Chez Pierre for any occasion.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

First time here, wife and I. Waiter was corteous and explained menu items and specials. Both ordered wild mushroom soup was delicious. I ordered frog legs and wife ordered roast duck.
Bread and pate were provided and the pate, which was a chicken/duck combine was excellent. eCould have had that for a meal, by it's self. Frog legs were prepared and served just right and wife's duck was excellent. Deserts f0llowed and were a wonderful finish to a great meal. Chef Pierre came by the table to make sure everything was good. We have discovered a new favorite restaurant and plan on trying out their early bar menu for our soon to be next visit. Highly recommend for special occasion or just a nice dinner out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I love Chez Pierre because I’m never disappointed. The quality of the food and the service are both excellent. The best thing for me is that there are veal kidneys on the menu and they never disappoint.

Delicious, straight forward French cuisine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

wonderful French restaurant, with real French food, skillfully prepared by Chef Pierre. He has years of experience. He made a point of coming to our table and visiting with us on how he prepared the meal. The food was outstanding. The menu was extensive but not over the top. The wine list was classic French wine and very reasonable prices It is simple French cuisine that you can tell has been made by loving hands and with the customer in mind. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We can't wait to go back!!! A huge ramekin of pate and fabulous bread is served shortly after being seated. The menu is fairly large and Pierre listed at least another 12 mouthwatering entrees. It was extremely hard to decide what to order. Two of our foursome had the Burgundy Style Escargot and couldn't stop raving about how delicious they tasted. The Veal Piccata, Duck Breast, Beef Bourguignon and Calf Liver were all done to perfection and served with style and class. Thank you Chez Pierre for a wonderful dinning experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Miami)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Delicious food. The chef came out to chat, very friendly. Wait staff great.
Good French cuisine

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The total experience was wonderful. Our waiter explained all the dishes and made some excellent recommendations. All the food was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Lovely food, exceptional service. We felt as if we had just found a delightful bistro on La Rive Droite. Definitely worth the drive from Palm Springs.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent service. Great food. Waitstaff gave excellent descriptions of specials. Fish was well prepared and very tasty. One of which we ordered was called skate. I believe it was really ray. But it great. Skipped desert, had espresso. Bill was a little pricy. So be prepared to spend, but worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service, the sweetbreads were unreal. Loved that the chef made an appearance tableside. Very nice touch. And complimentary pate, you gots to be kidding! The house made chocolate mousse and whipped cream I received for birthday dessert were fantastic, and I loathe both those things usually. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

There were 4 of us and we had 4 different dishes. All very tasty. Great service. Well recommended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Would go back in an instant. Good food prepared/overseen by Chef and Owner, Chef Pierre, who visits everyone at their table. Drinks are generous as are the portions. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.