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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.
Corner of Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday through Sunday 5pm to 9.30pm
HWY 111 and Portola Ave, next to the Kaiser Grill
$31 to $50
Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Parking available in front and back of restaurant.
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
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Chez Pierre Bistro Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have eaten here many times. On this occasion we took my sister, who was visiting and had never been to Chez Pierre. We really enjoy dining here since the food is so much like the great food in a small French city with a quality bistro on the main square.
Everything we ordered was excellent and I think the mousse here (shared by the three of us) is the best I've had anywhere.
We were disappointed with Google directions sending us to Pierre's old location, after about half hour of wandering we called the restaurant and were given good directions, finally there!
Looking back the place was worth the scramble to get there. Met by very pleasant waiter and seated immediately. Ordered cocktails for my wife and I and relaxed listening to Charles Aznavour singing favorite french song. After 20-25 minutes ordered their special bluepoint oysters and found them fresh, tasty and most delicious at a very reasonable price. I then ordered petites frog legs provencales and my wife orange ruffie, both dishes were excellent, tasty and properly prepared. Though the frogs legs could have used more sautéed garlic to further enhence the delicacy. All in all we rate THIS RESTAURANT FIVE STARS and wish it great success in the future. Nos meullieurs souhaits a Monsieur Pierre et son equipage.
Never Disappoints. We've become regulars at Chez Pierre with its delicious menu selection and wonderful execution. The experience is further enhance by its incredibly priced Prix Fixe option, which allows you to select a three-course meal from the entire menu for a price of only $29.95 making it a true French bistro dinning experience. My wife had the perfectly-prepared Orange Ruffy, while I can't seem to get beyond the Sweetbreads which are alway superb.
What a wonderful find! We loved our whole experience. Chef greated us when we arrived. Pate was excellent, Cesar salad arrived with anchovies, sweetbreads were tender and plentiful. We each had the prix fixe 3 course meal with lots of choices. We may be back this week for the soft shelled crab! This will definitely be one of our regulars when in Palm Desert!
chef does not disappoint. the restaurant was surprisingly busy for non season.
waiter did best he could do but he was serving alone at least 7tables, no bus boy.
pate and bread, salad were delightful. my veal was not wonderful however my companion had sweetbreads which were good. martini and wine also served by the waiter were good.
rice pudding for dessert was nice. a nice meal but underwhelming overall.
There are many good restaurants in Palm Desert, and this is our favorite. Whenever we are in town we always make sure we have a reservations at Chez Pierre's . The food is excellent, and the wait staff is attentive and welcoming. The restaurant is quiet and very special. We definitely have recommended it to our friends and family. We also also always take our guest to Chez Pierre's. We strongly recommend Chez Pierre's.
We have eaten here a number of times, but PIerre was open this summer for the first time in his 16 years so we went once a month since May.
As always, we had a terrific meal. The summer deals are still in effect, so I had the veal stew with a small Caesar salad, & the profiteroles for desert. My wife had a Caesar salad & the soft shell crabs. Both main dishes were excellent.
We lived in the Washington, DC area for 36 years and soft shells are a specialty in the Baltimore-Washington area. I can say the way they are cooked here is as good as you can find in the mid-Atlantic. I have had them elsewhere in the valley & they are OK. Pierre does them justice.
He also cooks veal as well as it can be done and this stew is fabulous. Try it is you have not. The meat is tender and perfectly seasoned.
This is a really good restaurant and we will continue to be regulars.
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