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Wally's Desert Turtle

1361 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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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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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
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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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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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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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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 2 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!

BGT950 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 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.

NJFoodie (Naples)
5.0  Dined 3 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!

OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 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!

bearcubsmom (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

vipBMKKK (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Pinehurst)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

vipBrogerspet (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

vipEdward (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Needs to me modernize a bit., carpet etc..