The Pink Cabana - Sands Hotel & Spa

4.6
272 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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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 !!

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BV
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic!

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LO
Portland
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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

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

Great food, amazing decor! Will definitely be back!

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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.

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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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Vancouver
11 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!

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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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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

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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.

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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.

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

Great environment!
Good food

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

Very good, some food was excellent!

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CM
Hawaii
4 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....

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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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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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RS
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and a comfortable casual environment.

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i
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was very knowledgeable about menu and helped us make our dinner choices. Food and drinks were fantastic. Decor is very cute. Would definitely recommend if you are in the area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very fun and unique atmosphere! Super good food and the speed and service was PERFECT for the occasion!

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CC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, cocktails, and service - in a beautifully designed room. Perfect for our group of 6.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The halibut dish was fabulous. The dish was nice and light and cooked perfectly. My husband had the pasta dish and also loved it. The salad dressing was also lovely. The cocktails were yummy and also cute to look at.

Excellent spot to go have a nice lunch or dinner with friends. Location to the Nest is great for listening to live music after dinner.

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PD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I have been to this place quite a few times now and enjoy introducing friends who haven’t been. A real gem in the desert!

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Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was pricey, small portions, limited menu and it took an hour from when we arrived to get my appetizer which was my dinner. Waitress spent way too long chatting instead of getting our meals.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined al fresco in a beautiful setting, with impeccable service and perfectly cooked, delicious food. Who could ask for more?

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Pretty poor menu and service was not very interested in us.

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AW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Slow service but food was good and you can’t beat the ambiance.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I was really exited to try this place, but was disappointed within one minute. They ushered us through the entrance so you don’t stop to look around at the cool designs. The minute I walked into the restaurant the hostess lectured me about my DSLR camera that I had on me (since I wasn’t going to leave it in a hot car) and told me I wasn’t allowed to use my camera. Weird thing to say right off the bat. The manager even followed me to the bathroom with my camera to ensure I wouldn’t use it. What a waste. It ruined my whole experience. The food was fair, the cocktails were good. Just fix the attitude and snobbery!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food! The most perfect aesthetic & atmosphere anyone could ever want. Extremely accommodating staff and very friendly employees.

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DL
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I love the restaurant really beautiful but service was horrible our waiter didnt introduce him self didnt acted polite he would take our order and leave would come back with he food and leave very rude not going back

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LH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked the hotel based on the photo of the Pink Cabana and wow, we were not disappointed. It's a beautiful restaurant and hotel. The food was so delicious and we wish we could have stayed another night just to have dinner there again. I had the lamb shank and there was so much lamb, I couldn't eat it all and my husband had the filet which was excellent. We also had a fabulous breakfast the next day. I hope nothing changes as we want to return next year and will look forward to more meals at the Pink Cabana!

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

Thank you Lisa! That makes me so happy to hear! Cant wait to see you next year and let us know when you are heading back and ill make sure and have some fun new dishes for you to try! - Mollie B.

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CM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Mothers Day

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent evening! The decor is lovely vintage elegance with an unpretentious vibe. The food and cocktails were delicious and I have to shout-out Sarah, our charming and knowledgeable server.

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SM
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

This was our once favorite restaurant but sadly things have changed. The service was terrible...when we got there there was one other table occupied. We ordered our drinks and waited and waited. Then a dozen women came in (looked like a bridal shower) and we had to wait until they all ordered and got their drinks and went outside. Then we waited and waited some more. Finally the drinks came and one was wrong. Our guest said that she would keep it but requested a glass of ice to put in the drink. It never arrived. The music was very loud as the speaker was located just above our table and it was difficult to hear our own conversations. We requested three times to have the volume lowered before they acquiesced. The food came and it was delicious but for $42 for a small piece of fish, we were looking for much more as a side. This was an embarrassment for us as we had invited another couple to join us at our new favorite restaurant. We are canceling our reservations for this Friday. Never again.

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