Solano's Bar and Grill - Palm Desert

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$30 and under
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Californian
Solano's Bar & Grill in Palm Desert is brought to you by owner and Executive Chef Paco Solano, a chef known throughout the desert for his seasonal and delicious food, craft cocktails, a curated wine menu, and for creating an inviting and welcoming atmosphere.
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SuzanneT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All guest wearing masks upon entry. All workers wearing masks. The food was really good and it felt so "Normal" to be out enjoying a nice dinner with perfect weather. This was our first time out to an actual restaurant during the pandemic. We will do it again.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food! Bacon wrapped dates we’re a perfect sweet treat to share

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DanM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They couldn’t be bothered to turn off Open table while they were closed for COVID. We showed up to find it closed. Bummer.

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vipTheBview
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Due to COVID19 our meal was outdoors which was not ideal however, given the circumstances it was fine.

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acashark
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great ambience, and magnificent food!!!

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vipJudith
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took my husband to Solano's for Fathers Day. We'd been there before on a Sunday and they offered both their Sunday brunch and their regular menu. We planned to have a lunch entree, but found that only brunch was being served, which was a bit of a disappointment. But as always, the food and service were very good. We had omelets and were surprised that no toast or rolls were offered. I expect that our minor disappointments were caused by difficulties raised by the pandemic, so while we weren't wowed this visit, we'd still recommend Solano's.

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Howderpartof2
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food 5 star. We will be back again.

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vipJules
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, our server, David, was fantastic. Great evening...we’ll be back again!

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vipBunny
Calgary
77 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Took some friends here for dinner. David, our server was attentive and friendly. Thought wine list was good and fairly priced. Good selection. Food was delivered hot and prepared as we had specified. I am gluten free and there are good choices on the menu for this. Would definitely dine here again.

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vippeterc
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

No what it was in La Quinta.

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PB44
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just a great place for old friends to meet up after a long time! So fun!

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DianeC
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was as we remembered from our last visits - fantastic! The only slightly negative thing I might say is that our food came so quickly we didn’t really have time to relax.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipDANL
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

WE CAME TO VISIT AND PATRONAGE THE BAR, YOUR BARTENDER IS GREAT!!!!

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vipAlittlewhine
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

UNBELIEVABLY noisy. Couldn’t hear the person across the table. I had a headache within minutes.
Out table wasn’t ready when we arrived with a reservation. Had to wait fifteen minutes past our reservation time for a table, then another thirty minutes to move to table slightly less ear splitting.

Food was ok but not great.

I would not go back.

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vipDesertGuy
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Unbelievably noisy-NO ambiance-wood tables, no tablecloth
most of us at our table ordered a full order of the caesar sald with chicken-it was less than
an appetizer portion-a total waste of time and money-would never go back

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Mary
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

First of they didn’t let us know before we ordered what was NOT on the menu . So of course, I ordered the Fried Chicken , which the server then told us ,sorry they did not have that item. By the way, this was 5:30 on a Saturday night!
I also ordered a tonic and lime for my beverage. It came with Gin in it! One taste and I was disgusted.
So not returning.

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54lv50
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a girlfriend birthday luncheon. Solano’s used to be in La Quinta but it moved. So we followed the good food and good service. Delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was unacceptable. The food quantity was minute and the price of the large salad was ridiculous. We will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time—will be back—very good!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow but pleasant. The noise was more than I like, but I think the other section of seating is probably better. The food was OUTSTANDING!! We will definitely go back. The weekend brunch menu looks great, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the service was wonderful, and I will definitely be going back!

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DerekW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and food. Pleased with selections, portions and value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's not Solano's Bistro -- which is closed -- but it's the same peeps and a very similar idea and we WILL be going back many times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Early evening dinner. Very good.

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vipMazzetti
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice people

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice fresh fare and great service!

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cmcookie
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It’s OK. Our server was not on top of her game. The food was fine, but moderately high priced.

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WilsonMom
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were looking for a pizza. We found EXACTLY what we wanted. Wood fired, not greasy, and delicious. The salads we chose were excellent also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was sufficient. We all ate off the healthy menu, so we didn’t get the full experience

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vipBunny
Calgary
77 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Second time dining here. David, our server was excellent. He was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. I had the sea bass special (gluten free) and it was a perfect portion and cooked to my specifications. My husband had a pizza and loved it. A very good choice for a great meal at a reasonable price. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and the location. It was our first time since this restaurant changed hands. We will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was great our waiter seemed new but did a decent job

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vipweelo
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Francisco was great! He made sure we got what we needed! Chopped salad, shrimp scampi and wild mushroom ravioli delicious! Sangria fabulous! We will be back!

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vipBunny
Calgary
77 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We tried this restaurant for the first time and really enjoyed the experience. Our server Giovanni was excellent. Knowledgeable and efficient. The menu offered many choices and also many of them were gluten free. The blackened shrimp were excellent and the special rib eye steak was very good. Will definitely return. Ambience is a little lacking and could be improved. Good selection of cocktails and wine and fair prices. Thankyou for a lovely evening......

LB
vipLaurieB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am on a restricted diet, my husband requires gluten free food and the other couple are diabetic. The menu options were good and the food was very tasty and not boring or bland. We were dressed casually and it was comfortable.

SG
vipSteveG
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently excellent. The servers have all been wonderful and attentive. This is a gem of a neighborhood place!

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SherryE
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience1

First time at Solano’s palm desert..lovely time as we were with some old friends. Food was awesome!!
Need more people for the ambiance...our waiter Caesar was great!!

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LisaR
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive. The food came out quickly, and was delicious! Great place for our night out!

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DougM
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic. Our waiter Ceaser was a pleasure. The food was special.

FAQs

Solano's Bar and Grill - Palm Desert does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Solano's Bar and Grill - Palm Desert is rated 4.4 stars by 77 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.