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French Rotisserie Cafe, Palm Desert, CA
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French Rotisserie Cafe

4.8
4.8
1003 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
We offer a comfortable Parisian bistro ambiance and quality ingredients without formality. The delectable flavors of Regional French cuisine are at the root of our inspiration. We change with the seasons to keep our menu fresh and exciting. The Fall Menu features Free Range Rotisserie Chicken, Escargots, Duck Confit, Lobster Vol-au-Vent, Paella a La Valenciana, Bouillabaisse, Cassoulet de Toulouse, our Signature Snake River Farms 14oz Veal Chop, Chilean Seabass Sauce Meuniere, Skuna Bay Salmon, and much more. Since we prepare our dressings and sauces in house, no additives or preservatives are used offering several options for Gluten-free and vegetarian diners. Paris inspired Craft Cocktails & Full Bar, French Provenance Wine List & Specialty beers. Join us and take a quick trip to Paris.... A très bientôt,

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:45 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 848-7684 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Gregory Banuelos

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Cross street

    US Hwy 111 and Town Center Drive near Whole Foods

  • Parking details

    Ample parking available

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • HOLIDAYS CELEBRATION

    Dec 23 - Dec 24, 2022
    Prix Fixe $78/pers** (tax & tip not incl.) Selection of Appetizers: TERRINE DE FOIE DE VOLAILLES AUX TRUFFES +5 - GRAXLAX DE SAUMON, WARM BLINIS & DILL CRÈME FRAÎCHE +15 - IMPERIA OSETRA CAVIAR 30GR + $70 (as part of the Menu) - ESCARGOTS DE BOURGOGNE - SOUPE A L'OIGNON - SALADE DE CŒUR DE LAITUE AUX FROMAGES (Vegan available) Selection of Main Courses: CHILEAN SEABASS SAUCE MEUNIÈRE +$10 - NOIX DE ST JACQUES AUX AGRUMES - BOUCHÉE À LA REINE AU HOMARD - POULET ROTI SAUCE CHASSEUR (morels mushrooms) - BOEUF BOURGUIGNON - MAPLE LEAF FARMS DUCK LEG CONFIT - MORROCAN COUSCOUS ROYAL (vegan available) Dessert: CHOCOLATE MOUSSE & MACARON À LA ROSE
  • 2023 REVEILLON PARISIAN STYLE

    $115.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Celebrate 2023 New Year's Eve Parisian Style: early seating 5:00-5:30PM and later seating 8:00-8:30PM (through midnight) Amuse Bouche - Selection of Appetizers: TERRINE DE FOIE DE VOLAILLES AUX TRUFFES - GRAVLAX DE SAUMON DILL YUZU CRÈME FRAÎCHE Add Imperia Osetra Caviar +$40 (as part of Menu) - PETITE BOUCHÉE À LA REINE AU HOMARD - ESCARGOTS DE BOURGOGNE - SALADE DE CŒUR DE LAITUE AUX FROMAGES Selection of Entrees: CHILEAN SEABASS À LA MEUNIÈRE - CÔTE DE VEAU À LA DIJONAISE+ 10 - Snake River Farms - WAGYU EYE OF THE RIBEYE STEAK FRITES +30 MAPLE LEAF FARMS CANARD À L’ORANGE Selection of Desserts: CHOCOLATE MOUSSE & MACARON À LA ROSE - ÉCLAIR AU CAFÉ & SEA-SALT CARAMEL - SORBETS À L’ITALIENNE Party Favors included

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What 1,003 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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    Notable Wine List

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. KD

    KevinD

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were impressed with the execution of French bistro classics
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening...
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing !! The staff was so helpful! I can’t wait to go back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal from start to finish!
  5. C

    Clip4wine

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly hospitable experience that makes you feel good and should feel better supporting. Delicious food and wonderful authentic wine program. Classic and contemporary at the same time.
  6. G

    Gourmet

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walter was amazing, best service ever! All food was delicious, and it was wonderful to have Fabienne the owner show up at our table, lovely conversation! Make sure to ask for the outside tables. Will definitely go back!
  7. G

    Grace

    Palm Springs

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant. Owners are delightful and very welcoming. Can't say enough good things about the food and service.
  8. RB

    RobertB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place. Arrived 15 minutes ahead of our reservation, table was ready and we got seated. Jean Luc was our server and he is just great. Started with the Pate de Foie de Volailles which was just amazing. Second course was French onion soup. Very good Main course that evening Boeuf Bourguignon and Veal Osso Bucco. Both dishes are solid. Unfortunately we had no room for dessert, next time definitely I really enjoy this place, ambiance is great, very European. Owners are on premises See you soon again
  9. m

    marks

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, as always. Our favorite restaurant in the Valley. Fabiano and her husband are great hosts.
  10. CW

    CharW

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved the food… so perfect done and presented elegantly.
  11. B

    peggyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is lovely, the service is fantastic as they immediately come to your table and take an order for drinks, beautiful little flowers on the table, the food is absolutely superb!
  12. v

    valb3

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service and ambiance...much better than other French restaurants.
  13. NC

    NoreenC

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic meal and great service. A HIDDEN GEM!! Merci Beaucoup
  14. EG

    EugeneG

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily one of the two or three best restaurants in the valley.
  15. KB

    KathleenB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner, who is French, greeted us at the door, seated us at a great table and talked to us a bit about the restaurant. The ambiance was superb, as was the menu. We enjoyed the beet salad, French onion soup and Caesar salad. The beef bourgeon and veal were excellent but we were too full to order dessert. The waitress was very accommodating and also helped us choose the best red wine for the evening. The wine list continued for several pages. We look forward to dining there again when we visit Palm Springs.
  16. CN

    CarolN

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is on3 of our favorite restaurants. We’ve never been disappointed!
  17. T

    Tami

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dishes. I always thought this was a bakery but received a gift certificate and was happily surprised at another restaurant added to our go to list.
  18. CS

    ColleenS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful little spot. It is hard not to expect exceptional with the higher price tag for entrees. My steak au pauvre was tough served with a large portion of fries. No finesse to the dish. A surprise at 45.00
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good. Authentic French food.
  20. RC

    RealtorCamille7

    Palm Springs

    315 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    315 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Several friends have recommended we have dinner here and this was our first visit - but definitely not our last! The restaurant is very nicely decorated. The staff are terrific. The menu offers so many nice items it was hard to chose. We had the half roasted chicken with French fries and carrots and the Duck confit with potato gratin and roasted Brussels sprouts. Both of our meals were exceptional. The hostess, Fabienne was friendly and made us feel welcome. Ross took excellent care of us and Natalie made sure we had everything we needed. What a nice evening we had! Thank you, French Rotesserie Cafe'!
  21. A

    Ashley

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They never disappoint. We love this restaurant; it's one of our go-to places!
  22. TB

    ThaisB

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    My Husband and I were celebrating our birthdays and had reservations for 11-9 @ 5:30pm. We arrived at 5:05PM and waited for someone to greet us and seat us. Finally we were taken to a table for 2 in the corner at the back of the room, which was unacceptable to us (especially since we made the reservations back in August & we were celebrating our birthdays). We asked for a four-top table but were told "No, we can't do that for you", and so we took a seat at a different 2-top table and we were UNHAPPY. Two other couples came in after us and were seated at four-top tables... Our Server was nice but inattentive and actually several people served us, between the champagne, the appetizers and the food; they were all brought to the table by another person. I ordered the mussels, which were extremely small and tasteless, but the broth was excellent, as were the pomme frites. I had the goat cheese salad, which was good. My Husband had the veal chop (served with whipped potatoes and haricots), which he liked and the onion soup, which was delicious. He had a glass of wine and I had champagne. Nothing very special, the meal and drinks came to about $280.00 without the tip. The Server did bring us a small desert with a candle, which was appreciated. But I would not go back. The room is an open square box, very noisy and there are no booths, only tables, very close to one another. There is also an outside patio.
  23. RN

    RobertN

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One thing the French rotisserie offers is consistency. Each dinner proffers excellent preparation and service in a delightful ambience. Neither I or my dining guests have ever found some item that disappoints!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A spectacular evening. We arrived a bit early before they opened. They sat us and we ordered some coffee and paté and chatted half an hour. We then ordered the onion soup. It was superb. After a few spoonfuls the onions and brith reduction, it was so rich. To mix it up a bit, a fine San Francisco style sour dough was used as the float on top. Just perfect. It was a chilly evening. It must have been below 60 degrees, so both my friend and I ordered the Cassolette de la Talouse, pardon my spelling. The white beans with the duck was like a big hug. Make sure you ask for the dijon to go with the sausage. We both had left overs to take home. I wouldn't have wanted to leave anything out. Alas, no room dessert, this time! I believe this sitting I completed going through the menu two times! We were there 2.5 hours. The meal is an experience, not just food.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect food, lovely staff! From the herb butter with the bread to selecting a lovely cognac to end our night, we couldn’t have been more delighted start to finish
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is consistently good and we've had quite a few of the dishes. Our server Sydney was excellent! Our favorite place for dinner, to take friends who haven't been and those from out of town.
  27. MF

    MikeF

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem inside a strip mall.
  28. P

    Phil

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful. As we walked into the dining area we felt like we'd been transported into a French restaurant in a Paris village. From our greeting, to our server who was Swiss "but from the French speaking region" we felt welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance. As for the food---wow, every aspect perfect. I had the Sea Bass which was delivered on a hot plate and delicious--great sauce, capers, and fingerling potatoes. My wife had the Beef Bourgeon in a bowl of Yukon Gold mash potatoes which also was delivered nicely warm, and flavors that were spot on. Wine suggestions paired well and I enjoyed going off my norm from California wines to true French wines. When in Palm Desert we will be back.
  29. JC

    JohnC

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant, great service and really good food. A little pricey but worth it for a special event.
  30. JK

    JanK

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the feeling that I’m dining at a French family’s patio.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t say enough good things about the food, the owners and everyone who works there!!! Love coming here every time I come from LA to the Desert. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE French Rotisserie!!! They make us feel like we are family! Food and wine is incredible!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and lovely staff. I make it a point to dine here when I am in Palm Springs.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted by the owner and seated at a table we selected. The service was great. The food was delicious and the ambiance was wonderful. We will definitely be frequenting this place. What a best kept secret.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent!!!
  35. JD

    JoeD

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time to the French Rotisserie Cafe. It exceeded all my expectations. The ambience was warm and quiet. The service exception and the food outstanding. I had the Salmon and it was probably the best Salmon I have ever had and that says a lot. We can't wait to go back again.
  36. J

    John

    Las Vegas

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Terrific everything! And so cozy, owners are amazing.
  37. GS

    GlennS

    Palm Springs

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with very attentive service. Had the Moroccan Lamb which was excellent with the meat falling off the bone. Served over cous cous but a little too much for my tastes. My wife had the Lobster which she loved. One of our favorites in the Desert.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience. Beautiful decor. Amazing food! Very nice staff, owners present. Can’t wait to go back!
  39. MR

    MichaelR

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! What a fabulous meal made all that special as it was our wedding anniversary. Everything was perfectly cooked and super tasty. Cozy and attractive dining room. Very friendly and attentive service. The liver pate was amazing. Must try! Loved the duck and the veal chop entrees. Had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Fabienne. Kudos to her and her team. Can’t wait to return. A solid A grade.
  40. a

    abby

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there and didn't disappoint. .

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

French Rotisserie Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates. French Rotisserie Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 848-7684 ext. 1.

French Rotisserie Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 1003 OpenTable diners.

French Rotisserie Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for ChowNow
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for French Rotisserie Cafe

44489 Town Center Way Ste G, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2723

Additional information

  • Cross street

    US Hwy 111 and Town Center Drive near Whole Foods

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:45 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Gregory Banuelos

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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