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Sat, 2/24
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8:30 PM
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Wally's Desert Turtle

4.7
1363 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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"The Finest Dining in the Coachella Valley" Executive Chef Pascal Lallemand brings his culinary experience to the desert offering a refreshed and re-imagined take on Modern California Cuisine. And the local response has been "Amazing"!

An Official California Dining Destination, Wally's Desert Turtle in Rancho Mirage proudly supports local Ranches, Farms and Fisheries committed to the smart-stewardship of the planet through sustainable, earth-friendly and ocean-friendly practices.

The finest local ingredients, impeccable service and exceptional surroundings always make for "A Great Night Out" at Wally's Desert Turtle.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Steak
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Hours of operation
OPEN Six days a week at 5:30 PM with a last seating at 9:30 PM.

Special seating available. Please call for details.

February - March
Open 7 Days a Week

April & May
Closed Mondays

June 20th - October 13th - Closed for the Summer
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Phone number
(760) 568-9321
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Executive Chef Pascal Lallemond
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Catering
Wally's Desert Turtle offers a wide range of superb catering events including elegant and intimate cocktail receptions, large-scale charity luncheons, formal plated dinners, and grand party buffets. We are also proud to be the exclusive onsite event caterers for the PGA Tour CareerBuilder Challenge, formerly known as the Humana Challenge, and previously as the famous Bob Hope Desert Classic. Wally’s is also the exclusive caterer for the Clinton Foundation of the Coachella Valley. Call or email our Special Events & Catering Department Ph#760-568-9321 or Email at wallysdtcatering@gmail.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bob Hope Drive
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Parking details
Valet Parking, Private Lot Self-Parking, and Street Parking available
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Public transit
Sunline Transit Agency
Bus Line #111
Bus Stop #659
Highway 111 and Rancho Las Palmas Westbound
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Entertainment
Great Live Entertainment Nightly with the Bolivar Brothers, Michael and John ... playing the standards, the classics, some current hits, and a sprinkling of guest requests ...

Celebrating Springtime in the Desert with a $38 Three-Course Seasonal Prix Fixe Menu in our Bar and Sahara Lounge, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Sundays through Thursdays.
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Special events & promotions
Thanksgiving Day - Special Prix-Fixe Menu: 1:00pm - 10:00pm - Reservations a Must - "A Beautiful Fall Affair"

Christmas Day - Special Prix-Fixe Menu: 3:00pm - 9:30pm - Reservations a Must - "A Winter Wonderland of Lights, Music, Dancing, Food and Libations"

New Year's Eve - Special Prix-Fixe Menu: 5:30pm - 1:00am - Reservations a Must - "Always a Celebration to Remember"

Valentine's Day - Special Prix-Menu: 6:00pm - 10:00pm - Reservations a Must - "The Most Romantic Day of the Year Deserves to be Celebrated at the Most Romantic Restaurant in the Desert"

Easter Brunch - Special Prix-Fixe Menu: 10:30am - 2:30pm - Reservations a Must - "Celebrate the Season of Renewal"

Mother's Day - Special Prix-Fixe Menu: 1:00pm - 10:00pm - Reservations a Must - "Champagne Brunch to Celebrate our Moms"

May/June Events - Special Prix-Fixe Menus: 6:00pm - 10:00pm - Reservations Welcome - "Dads, Grads, Proms, & Restaurant Week"
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Wally's Desert Turtle is one of the desert's premier locations for upscale private dining. An elegant, classy and majestic space to host family celebrations, corporate events or just memorable moments.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Incredible ‘

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SaGib (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely spectacular experience. Hosted a business dinner for 60 and the compliments went on for days. Food, service, ambiance and execution all flawless. Enjoyed it so much I returned for a personal dinner a few days later. Thank you to Michael, Stephen and all of the staff for a truly unforgettable experience. I’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The service was professional, attentive and personable. The food was exceptional. The Hercules fillet mignon was incredible. Every accompanying vegetable on the plate was scrumptious and noteworthy. The grilled salmon was the best we've ever had. Again, the accompanying vegetables and rock shrimp were so tender and deliscious. We dine out frequently and this was a very special experience. We highly recommend Wally's Desert Turtle!

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BGT950 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant was extraordinary in every way. The atmosphere was elegant without being overbearing or pretentious and the service was efficient, and well timed. The food was imaginatively prepared and beautifully presented. It is clear that a lot of thought, training and preparation went into each aspect of this restaurant and it was apparent at every step of our dining experience from the cocktails before dinner to the dessert.

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NJFoodie (Naples)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

This was our first time dining at Wally’s.
The restaurant is beautiful, and the food was Fabulous.
We would highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful. Simply wonderful. The rack of lamb and the soufflés were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This place is exquisitely decorated. The service was wonderful and the family very friendly and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We were greeted very cordially as soon as we entered, and the service continued to be stellar throughout our dining experience. The food was very good and the ambiance, warm. Definitely worth a visit!

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bearcubsmom (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Service was impeccable as was the food. Private party noise level interfered with good communication with my spouse and wait staff apologetic.

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vipBMKKK (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

JB was good at pacing and listening to our needs. Even waived the corkage charge for my wine. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner (Pinehurst)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Lovely romantic decor, interesting menu, excellent service. Food is beautifully prepared and presented.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

This was probably the most interesting dining experience, not necessarily in a good way. The service was odd, I felt like we had to coach the staff to serve us. We were seated and left for quite some time. No menu or wine list nothing. I asked for a wine menu then was left again for what seems like an eternity. Again the same to order. The bread and water guys were on their game, they were awesome. I don’t think we will be back.
Food was good but not good enough to bring me back.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Waiter didn’t seem like he cared that we even were there we were disappointed as we came there years ago and it was fantastic now it’s just ok

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vipBrogerspet (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We spent another wonderful evening at Wally's and were delighted by the food, service, and ambiance. We like this restaurant because of their consistent quality and caliber of service. Thank you again for a superb job well done.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Staff wait was so phenomenal! We had fun listening to the jazz player.

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vipEdward (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We've been looking for a restaurant in the desert that was similar to ones we've liked in San Francisco. This is it. Great food, service, and ambiance. I had the liver which was done beautifully. My wife had the gnocchi which was also excellent. As a starter we had the classic escargot -- garlic and butter and very good.

Jason the bartender took good care of us before dinner. The music in the bar was live with a woodwind player on clarinet and flute.

Needless to say, we are going back!

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MarioC 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Needs to me modernize a bit. I.e.furniture, carpet etc..

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

great food....great service. What more can you say?

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

It was a wonderful time with friends and the fashion show added a wonderful experience to my guest. Thanks so much!

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viplike2eat (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We have eaten here many times and have enjoyed the service the food and the owners are very good with all their guests

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Fantastic meal. The Dover sole might have been the best I ever had. My husband had the duck. Terrific. The souffles were light and delicious. The service is first class. We loved this place. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentines Day dinner! Very friendly staff. Great food.

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MountainMan (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wally’s is always a great place for a special occasion. Our Valentines Day dinner was great as always the taste never overpowering and pleasing. The service attentive from multiple waiters and waitresses.

From day one I always knew we would be back.

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vipJohn (Miami)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wally’s has seen it’s better days. The level of service was good however food was poor. High priced items that were of low grade value.

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vipBobg (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a Valentine’s dinner with my wife and adult daughters. Seated on time based on our Open Table reservation. There was a 3 course holiday menu, but options galore to pick from. Drinks were good, servers were excellent. The food was outstanding. I had Dover Sole, excellent. Had a wonderful evening. My wife uses a 2alker and the staff said to tell them next time and they would seat us on the main level and show us the way to get there. Will go again.

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ChristineB (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We thought we were going to a Valentine’s dinner and dance. We phoned ahead to get a table near the dance floor. When we arrived there was no dance floor, only a carpet-area next to the musician. Not quite what we expected.

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FaithFamilyFood (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Outstanding choice to celebrate any special day or a treat any day of the week..great food, service and ambience!!

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vipJosephC (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Birthday. Overall very good. Service was good. Food enjoyable. A great place for special occasions. Prices a little high overall.

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Judex (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this classic landmark. Having come at 6, we had the special prix fix and found the offerings covered about any taste. Drinks looked good and the wine list was broad and fairly priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Wallys is a treasure! The food is consistently good, the service is exceptional, and the music is wonderful! Their early dinner served Sunday through Thursday from 5:30-6:30 is incredible! We love Wallys and we always make a point to come for the early dinner!

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