The Restaurant @ Two Bunch Palms

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114 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
At Two Bunch Palms, we want our guests to savor exceptional farm-to-table cuisine that nourishes the body and replenishes the soul. Share a warm, inspired setting with friends or someone special. Delight in the fresh bounty of the land and immerse yourself in a culinary experience that offers explosive flavors, rich produce and boldly seasoned proteins paired with crisp inviting textures.
Guests must be 18 years or older to access the property.
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MaggieL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, interesting menu, good wine list. We were three friends dining together - one vegan, one pescatarian and one meat-eater - and all left super satisfied. Get the sticky toffee pudding for dessert!

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vipRose
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can be pricy but oh so good. Have never been disappointed here. Staff is exceptionally friendly and accommodating.

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Antonio
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, decor was nice, and the view was spectacular, will definitely need to come back for dinner.

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kserena
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special Place for ambience healthy delicious food staff well trained casual and gracious our waiter Chase was excellent and personable a place not to miss for history as well as the dining experience

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jamesH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous venue, food and service is wonderful always.

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Misa
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Scrumptious food. Tasty cocktails. Spectacular view. But the wait staff attitude is underwhelming. Might choose “carry out” next time.

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ShawnJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great views, cool design, varied menu with vegan/vegetarian/meat options.

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George
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two Bunch Palms is undergoing a rejuvenation with the restaurant and amenities getting a makeover. We are very happy to see this gem being upgraded to a modern boutique hotel. The restaurant was fun and Michael and the wait staff were very friendly and attentive.

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Elee
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best server that made great conversation! From the minute we pulled up to the resort to getting our car from valet everyone was so nice and welcoming. Although we came just for 'Twine' I will definitely be back!

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vipBERNARDOV
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast brunch and amazing views !!

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AlanZ
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner. The food was delicious. We felt relaxed and we served in a professional manner by our server, Ursula. We look forward to dining at The Restaurant again. Thank you. Alan

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JeffreyE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food has always been good, but service throughout the resort his lacking. Trying to act like a 5 star resort with too few service people plus lack of training is ridiculous. We have been coming to the resort on and off for 30 years and its gone downhill. We witness people upset about something throughout our stay. Staff is friendly but thats not good enough.

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vipLexi
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Magnificent setting overlooking a serene pond and mountains...warm and friendly service. Burgers-traditional and Turkey were delicious and cooked to order. Sides of garlic fries (yummy) and perfectly grilled asparagus.

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viphied
San Francisco
137 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting and enjoyed our meal of shrimp and grites, also had the turbot with a very good glass of wine

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vipChesterfield
Seattle
113 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Two Bunch Palms was for lunch and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The food is fresh and delicious with many healthy choices. Service was spot on. We’ll be back.

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philips
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted something away from hustle and bustle of Palm Springs. 20 minute drive brought us to a quiet sanctuary. Enjoyed a healthy lunch on the terrace. Great service.

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vipMichelleW
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Healthy options and the best gluten free waffles I've ever had! Definitely recommend the bloody mary. We sat down right away and the staff was very attentive. Will for sure go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The host and servers were excellent. The room and view were very nice but the lighting was too dim.
The food was good quality but a bit over thought. The burrata had too much cheese to bread ratio. The salad was drowning in dressing. The black cod was very good. Less saucy and spicy options would be better, but overall the food was good.

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ScottH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu just released. So delicious.

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vipbittersweetdb
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service very uneven. Menu items misrepresented dishes (Bison strip steak: menu said served with fingerling potatoes actually served with new potatoes and grilled asparagus. I am perfectly fine with new potatoes and grilled asparagus, but that is *not* what I ordered). Dinner took 2½ hours for three courses. Food was pretty good, but at $100 per person, it really should be excellent. Steak temperature was correct, beet salad was good—although the arugula was pretty beat up, and 2/3 of our salad plates were chipped, which isn’t a good look. We tipped a mere 15%, which is not something that we *ever* do.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, thank you very much. :)

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vipmetoo
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

always great, whined about it the last time we went but they had an under construction menu. also they turn off open table occasionally, there next essence is in Tokyo

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The duck tacos weren’t very good, unfortunately. The bison steak was good, a bit light on the vegetable accompanying the dish. The location is beautiful, but the menu could be improved, particularly in this price range.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG a gem! Located in a zen-sational resort, Essence offers you fresh farm-to-table delicacies and a staff that feels like family. We felt blessed to have found this haven of scrumptiousness.

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vipSarahK
Baja California
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This is a very nice restaurant, the food os great quality and many options for veggie, gluten free, keto and the like. The service is a little bit random. we ate here several nights, some night with great service and others not. But the vibe is relaxed and chill so we didn't mind as much.

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vipMattG
Palm Springs
64 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week dinner with friends. The room is lovely with a beautiful view of Mount San Jacinto. Desiree,our server, was pleasant,courteous, and efficient. The food was unique- duck tacos, bison steak, charred wedge salad- and so delicious. Another winner from Chef Joshua. Delightful evening. Our guests from Modesto,CA loved it.

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vipFrequentDiner
Palm Springs
448 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If you are into nostalgia, legend, or lore, then a trip to Essense at Two Bunch Palms is a must. By California standards, it is historic, if not epic. The meals at Essense are very fairly priced, which is not what one might expect at an establishment with such toney clientele. However, it's Southern California (and the desert, at that), so everyone is very welcome and comfortable. We hope to return quite often!

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vipThompson
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, great wine list, and the best view in the Coachella Valley! The staff is amazingly friendly and helpful.

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VictoriaG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very pricey overall... Example my husband and I had fish tacos, eggs Benedict, coffee (each person) and a side of fries for $70

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vipMattG
Palm Springs
64 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week brunch- first time there. Beautiful setting and view from the dining room. Staff very prompt, courteous and friendly particularly waiter Augustin and chef Joshua. Food unique, beautifully presented and delicious. Will be back.

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vipnancyb
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nothing really special about the restaurant or the food. Portions were small - I had shrimp and grits and I was hard pressed to find the grits. Service was adequate, but certainly not great. The facility was stark - looked more like a lodge at a national park than a fine dining room. There could be outstanding views, but the dining room does not take advantage of the possibilities. The price was on a par with a fine dining establishment, but nothing else was.

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vipBonnieS
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We like taking visitors to see Cabot’s Pueblo, topped off with a visit to Two Bunch Palms for lunch. We have eaten there several times. The view and the room are lovely and the food is very tasty. But the food now seems over priced and the wait staff is slow.

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vipDavid
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great venue with beautiful grounds.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The directions link in the app pointed us to a totally wrong address. We were surprised to see guests in bath robes in the dining room. The food was nothing special considering the price. The waiter was kind but inexperienced.

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vipTruthBeTold
Philadelphia
244 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drink is to be found at this classic venue. This spot could add a nice little piano lounge, and it would fit right in !

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viprabonito
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Essence, in it's past two incarnations - as a full spa restaurant and then an Asian fusion restaurant when the new owners purchased the spa, was a lovely place to eat in terms of the service and the food. The latest incarnation needs quite a bit of work to find its footing, as the quality of the service staff has declined considerably - perhaps the new owners were too hasty in their renovations?

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YojnaV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best avocado toast I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Service was great and ambience was very warm and cozy. We would definitely go back again.

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WorldTraveller
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is located in the very nicely appointed Twin Palms Resort. The only downside is the mandatory valet parking, as it was cold and windy to wait for the car to arrive.

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vipJhc3
Palm Springs
134 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant must have a new chef, because our food was much, much better than during our last visit to this spa resort. Too often, a rather isolated resort like Two Bunch Palms pays too little attention to the food offered since it has a captive customer base. But our last meal here was tasty enough that we would consider driving here just to eat.

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vipmetoo
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Had our first bad meal at essence in years of coming here (#avoidthepasta), this is usually one of our most favorite spots. That said brunch (eggs benedict and avocado toast) was superb. All in all a great experience, just have to order better.

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The Restaurant @ Two Bunch Palms offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 288-7805.

The Restaurant @ Two Bunch Palms is rated 4.6 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

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