The Pink Cabana - Sands Hotel & Spa

4.8
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306 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience with delicious food. We had no hesitation spending the price for this luxurious & impressive dining experience

The Pink Cabana - Sands Hotel & Spa
Responded 3 days ago

That is lovely to hear. Thank you so much.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the place

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

The Pink Cabana is gorgeous inside, and the bar has a wide variety of cocktails. I chose the desert rose mojito. I loved the prawn cocktail and humas off the brunch menu. My toddler enjoyed the Moroccan pancake very much. There is a unique way about the restaurant, will be back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Obsessed with this place! Can’t wait to go back. Great service too.

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Responded 3 days ago

That’s so lovely! Thank you so much!

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GS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pink Cabana is our favorite new Desert discovery. The food is outstanding (best fried calamari and pan-sautéed fish of the day we've had in a long time). The service is SO friendly -- they make you feel like long-lost relatives! Elegant bar and great creative cocktails and a fun beach/elegant atmosphere complete the package. (Not to mention that the Sands boutique hotel in which it is located inspires dreams of future trips.) The best way to communicate how great this is is to say that it caused us to break our vacation "rule" of never visiting a place twice in the same trip. It was worth it to be non-rule-compliant! Fabulous!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, great wine and cocktails. I was back in town and having dinner with parents so it was a great atmosphere. The AC was a bit high so I would recommend to bring a sweater/ light jacket.

SJ
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Dinner was lovely - the restaurant was pretty bright for an 8pm dinner reservation. The waiter was clearly over being at work on a Monday night.

GL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. Beautifully decorated restaurant, discreetly hidden in The Sands Hotel. A great place to enjoy epicurean delights before The Nest. All of the staff were incredibly friendly, with the exception of our arrogant waiter. The Loup de Mer was as good or better than places I’ve eaten it, on the Cote Azur. I highly recommend The Pink Cabana, but try to avoid the snobby waiter with the goatee. He needs to loosen up a bit.

s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great time there. Love the drinks and the food, definitely one of my favorites

W
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful, intimate place. I had my anniversary dinner with my girlfriend at the Pink Cabana and it was spectacular. Our waiter went above and beyond to assure we had a great night.

B
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every dish we had was perfectly prepared with care and attention was paid to the ingredients and presentation.

P
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate, unique, and classy

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S
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, delightful style and ambiance, Beautiful location.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Beautiful spot great ambiance but the food is overpriced and good but not great for what you are paying for. The waiter weals a bit pretentious and rude and I hate to let one person ruin the experience but it pretty much did. I had the avocado toast as I think you can never go wrong with that but they did when they used brioche bread. It that is just my experience. The decor is beautiful and completely instaworthy.

LR
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has the best food in the Valley. The service is outstanding. I love the Harissa Chicken.

q
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I just wish there are more food options and kids menu.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
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
68 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
3 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
44 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
8 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
8 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
3 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
31 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LR
Palm Springs
51 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!

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