The Pink Cabana - Sands Hotel & Spa

4.7
289 reviews
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Mediterranean
The Pink Cabana is an ingredient driven restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisine with a Moroccan influence. Chef Jason Niederkorn has received world renowned accolades from Condé Nast Traveler, LA Times and Forbes, amongst others.

The Pink Cabana also specializes in elevated libations. Featuring unique wines from Mediterranean climates designed to pair with all of our culinary offerings. We also feature a variety of complex seasonal cocktails influenced by the Great Spice Route. With a wide range of specialty aperitifs and digestifs, the Pink Cabana is a highly curated wine and spirit destination.

Designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the Pink Cabana is designed to be a fresh modern take on the great Tennis and Racquet Clubs of the 50’s and 60’s in Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing, dinner was great & we loved the service!

CS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a great Birthday dinner! Pink champagne served at the end for BDay, nice touch and fresh baked choc cookies and scoop of ice cream with candle too! Thank you!

JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends birthday weekend!

LT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

For the price range, there are a lot of better restaurants. I'd love to see it either A. be more affordable or B. create a unique enough dining experience to warrant it's price point.

C
Palm Springs
67 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the atmosphere and vibe during our dinner. Fun vibrant atmosphere and great bar!!! Portions were perfect so you didn’t et stuffed and could enjoy different courses. Halibut was fantastic!!!

LE
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance. The food and drink was very good. Our service was so-so but that did not spoil the experience.

M
Palm Springs
41 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks are always tasty and beautifully presented, the service is warm, friendly and relaxed (Ask for Sarah!), the menu is on the smaller side but everything is so fresh and well executed. Plus a beautiful dining room that is like no other!

PC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!! Such a cute and instagrammable location. Food is delicious but the portion sizes are small.

d
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The restaurant had been enthusiastically recommended by friends and the designer is a client of the shop of my spouse. It was a special evening, a birthday celebration that also included a night's stay at the hotel. The ambiance is quite lovely, and notable by the restraint in the number of tables in the large open space. There is no feeling of being crowded at all which is wonderful. The service was friendly and attentive- a very knowledgeable server made the experience seamless.

The food, however was sadly uneven. I began with the Iberian ham, which was delicious. It was served with a truly wonderful rucola salad in a perfect mustard vinaigrette and spectacular fresh bread, toasted on the grill. My spouse had the young lettuces salad which was also quite terrific. We enjoyed a slightly overpriced but delicious bottle of CA Central Coast Viognier wine.

Things went awry with the entrees. I had the Ahi Tuna which I was advised would come (as it should) rare. It was nicely pink in the very center but quite brown and dry through most of it. It also lacked almost any taste and had to be salted at the table to bring any flavor in. My spouse ordered the halibut, which was also overcooked, dry and almost flavorless.

As it was a birthday, I thought we'd have something fun and light to share- vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookies. The ice cream was delicious, the fresh and warm cookies likewise. But the presentation left a great deal to be desired- a bowl with a double sized scoop of ice cream, three rather small cookies and a metal candle which looked rather like a medical implement stuck in the ice cream. Disappointing. But, as the starters showed such promise, the room was lovely and the wait staff friendly, we'll give it another try.

OT
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration that was fabulous 🌟
Service exceptional made the celebration even more celebratory.
Food delicious with beautiful presentation.
This restaurant is a must to try.
Guarantee it will become one of your favorites,

OT
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have small plates or fine dining.
Contemporary menu with fabulous wine list and creative cocktails.

e
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our anniversary dinner here, after a hellacious day of travel. Every single bite we put in our mouths was heaven. Service was impeccable. Mixed drinks were amazing. Thanks all!

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants, the service is always excellent as well as the food and specialty cocktails.

JE
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!! Amazing and so good... a hidden gem.

LR
Palm Springs
45 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought friends from out of town and we had a marvelous experience, as usual. Greg is an exceptional wait person and the food never disappoints. This is easily the best restaurant in the Coachella Valley.

s
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing I had the tuna and the beet salad both were outstanding. Greg our waiter was the best !!

BV
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this hidden and beautiful location in Palm Desert. Great ambiance, service- excellent drinks and Sunday menu.
Definitely 5 *❤

LC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic!

LO
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Laura, was amazing. She was so attentive and made the experience so special. The GF had the Lamb and she swore it was the best she eva had. I had the steak frites and it was great as well. Charming place

OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, amazing decor! Will definitely be back!

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance. Friendly staff. Unique menu that features seasonal ingredients. Worth checking out even if it’s just for the scene a craft cocktail.

M
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pink Cabana had perfect ambiance & aesthetic with absolutely delicious food and friendly staff. We couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate our anniversary!

NS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were on vacation and I had seen so many gorgeous pictures of this restaurant and hotel on Instagram. We tried it out and it was DELICIOUS food and beautiful ambiance and decor and our waiter was so friendly and attentive. The prices are on the higher side but overall we had a great time. The burger was VERY TASTY!! The waiter took a few pics of us too which was a bonus for our travels!

T
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Total gem of a place! Great food in one of the coolest rooms in the Palm Springs area. Great staff as well, highly recommended!

MD
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun place and delicious food too. Very fun decor. Staff was very friendly. They recommended the Turkish coffee and it was fab. Setting was very quiet, but that is because it is off season right now. I will plan to visit again.

The Pink Cabana - Sands Hotel & Spa
Responded on July 7, 2019

Thank you Mary! so glad you like our turkish coffee, its my favorite. please come back and say hello next time! Mollie B.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Worth the 1/2 hr. Drive

s
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sooooo Palm Springs...in Indian Wells. Very cool vibe with great food and great service. Would recommend to anyone who wants the laid-back PS atmosphere, but doesn't want to drive there.

T
Palm Springs
70 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Had never tried lunch here and it was perfect. My friend and I split a tomato/yellow watermelon salad, a calamari and the falafel plate. It was was all great. Had Moroccan Iced Tea. Views of the pretty pool and palms.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great environment!
Good food

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit, and both were terrific. Friendly, competent service and delicious food. The menu is not overly ambitious, but the quality is high and the atmosphere is quiet and lovely. Visitors will appreciate the stunning design; a smaller and more casual spot than The Parker. Locals will enjoy the beautiful room and mid century inspired tiles. Truly a lovely spot.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, top-notch service. There's also free electric charging station outside, altogether a wonderful experience.

CK
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing evening. You enter through a time warp. The foyer has a Mediterranean theme. Then you step into the beautiful courtyard of the hotel that houses the restaurant. The dining room and bar area are reminiscent of a 50s Palm Springs club. You almost expect to see Bob Hope and Bing Crosby sitting at the bar. The flavor, portion, and presentation of the meals were amazing. Service was outstanding and every dish that was recommended was even better than she had described! The night was not inexpensive, but it was worth the cost to help make this Fathers Day with my children special!

RB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great staff very friendly, nice ambiance love the Morrocan design entrance.

S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. We went with a group. Everyone’s apps and meals were on point. Beautiful cocktails. First time I’ve given a restaurant all five stars. Service was lovely as well. We went back for brunch as well the next day. Perfect dining experiences. Highly recommend.

KD
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good, some food was excellent!

CM
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Pink ambiance. Good for Palm Springs dinner. A bit pricey for what you get....

BS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was super fresh and the ambiance lovely. Looking forward to going back the next time we're in town. We visited Newport Coast/Laguna and Palm Springs on this trip. Our dinner at the Pink Sands was the best meal of the trip!

The Pink Cabana - Sands Hotel & Spa
Responded on June 13, 2019

you are so kind to pass on this note and thrilled we were the standout!! come back and see us soon!

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S
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely and isntagramable setting..that may be the only problem since most weekends are filled with loud and happy groups of young women having bachelorettenparties anti can get LOUD. happy none the less and weeknights , breakfasts and lunch a quieter option for a lovely restaurant with exceptional food,service and ambience.

The Pink Cabana - Sands Hotel & Spa
Responded on June 13, 2019

thank you for the great feedback!! we appreciate you coming in even when it does get noisy and hopefully we can find a cozier setting for you on your next visit!

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