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Wildest Restaurant + Bar, Palm Desert, CA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Wildest Restaurant + Bar

4.6
4.6
745 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Our
PHILOSOPHY
WILDEST’S DYNAMIC FOOD originates in wild-caught fish, local pasture-raised and grass-fed poultry and beef, as well as plant-based meals that promise to be flavorful options to those who choose to eat meat-free. There are zero hormones and steroids in their proteins, as the restaurant strives to be cruelty free and supports local organic, biodynamic and sustainable farms. Provisions not made in house will be sourced from the coolest epicureans.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 636-0441

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gladis Lizarraga

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Cross street

    Monterey/El Paseo

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 745 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Fit for Foodies

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Healthy

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Californian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Fit for Foodies

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Healthy

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, very knowledgeable and friendly service. Great wine selections and healthy food options. Outstanding!
  2. JF

    JohnF

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Wildest and it will now become our "Go To" restaurant! Impeccable food, service and ambiance. Our waitress Paige guided us on entree decisions and and ensured a perfectly orchestrated evening for our special celebration.
  3. d

    desertdiner

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first visit. Interesting menu. Being light eaters, we ordered the Beet Salad with topped with a side of grilled shrimp, and the Mediterranean Salad with a side of grilled chicken breast. Both we substantial and yummy. The entree menu looks enticing, especially the fish dishes. Also, the ahi appetizer. The spacious restaurant is nicely decorated, with a choice of standard or tall tables. It's easy to find parking. The musician was quite good and unobtrusive. We'll be back!
  4. SB

    ScottB

    New Mexico

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Our second time dining here. Food quality was EXCELLENT. We met the chefess and we talked about our meal in detail as we were thrilled with the quality. Now for service- the focus on us as patrons did not exist- honestly. There was a female employee asking many questions over us to the bar tender regarding orders, lists etc. it’s like we did not exist and again the focus of the staff was primarily on side work. Also the person at the hostess checkin was not a happy camper - glum So would we go back - maybe but the food was delicious and the chefess is talented however there needs to be a change in the front of the house- I mean it appeared that nobody was over seeing or managing
  5. b

    billp

    Palm Springs

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ordered two hors douvres and a main course; the calamari came promptly and was terrific. When nothing else arrived after an hour, the waitress said the kitchen was "having problems," Later the manager came by to say that she was "comping" part of the bill; after that we received our orders and everything was great, but when the check arriived it was for the full amount. I did not complain but paid in full and left. As we were leaving the manager ran to catch us at the door and apologized for "the error," and recalculated our bill with a very substantial discount. This was spontaneous the staff went way beyond the norm to make us happy. We truly appreciated the great treatment and the food was all great (best Calamari we've had in the Valley).
  6. m

    mbinlb

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We’ll be back!! Very good dinner. Thank you Wildest!!
  7. G

    Golfoodie

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food choices, pleasant and cordial service.
  8. CT

    CTSea

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic vegan options!
  9. RK

    RobynK

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!!
  10. DK

    DennisK

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We are not vegetarians but enjoy Wildest. They have a number of meat, fish, and chicken dishes which we enjoy. The wine list is great and not over the top cost wise.
  11. T

    Thomas

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    This was a bizarre experience. First, let me say that we love this restaurant. The food. The ambiance. The service. But we were given a wine list that was totally out of date. Nothing we requested was available! It was a great wine list but most of the wines were not available. We were told that the wine list is in the process of being redone. So, print a wine list of wines that are available. Our servers, Joseph and Brian were outstanding and the manager Paige went out of her way to accommodate us. We will go back. But if this had been our first visit and we hadn’t received the great service we would have thought twice because of the wine list fiasco.
  12. LE

    LauraE

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food and service were very good. However, it took about a half hour between the starter and entree.
  13. SH

    StephenH

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Always love dining at Wildest..have never had a bad experience. The waitstaff to the management make sure the guest is number one and this visit was no different.
  14. M

    Maureen

    Palm Springs

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a very enjoyable evening. My dinner partner was delayed in arriving at our suggested time, although, our waitress and the waiter behind the bar were extra patient and made the evening fun. The food, wine and music made it an enjoyable evening. Maureen C Fox
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grace was our server and WOW! She was really amazing! We celebrated a birthday and she brought cute Happy birthday napkins, a dessert, and and even SANG in her beautiful operatic voice. The food was exceptional as well. Highly recommend the plant based vegetable ravioli. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a memorable evening Grace!
  16. BM

    BrendaM

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Chile relleno for the first time and it was fabulous! Chile stuffed with jackfruit (carnitas style) and surrounded by a vegan cheese, topped with sour cream and black beans all around. Tasted like smoked pulled pork, yum, I'm not a vegan but like to eat healthy and this dish is vegan and gluten free! I actually lost a pound after this dinner (overnight) and even had a glass of red wine! Never knew jackfruit could taste like pork :) I've been to Wildest several times and there are several other dishes that are great too, like the cauliflower appetizer, chicken scallopini, steak and sweet potato fries.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 of us had a wonderful time. Food perfectly prepared, excellent wine selection, thoughtful service. We will be back.
  18. LG

    LoveGoodFood

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We’ve eaten at Wildest many times. This is the first time the food was delivered room temp. It was 5pm and not crowded. Lukewarm sweet potatoes and lentils are not what I expected. The mushroom “scallops” were warm but rest of the plate was not. The restaurant staff kept visiting the nearby table with baby and making loud baby noises at it. So disruptive, behavior more suitable to a Dennys.
  19. C

    Chaz

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wildest is a wonderful opportunity for vegans to enjoy creative meals in an upscale environment.
  20. SM

    StephenM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wildest is one of our favorite restaurants. The Filet Mignon was superb as it usually is . We enjoyed the pineapple upside down cake (our favorite). Service was excellent and the food was consistent with what we have enjoyed previously. Please continue to support these wonderful folks!

    Wildest Restaurant + BarResponded on September 12, 2022thank you so much for the kind words it makes us happy you have been enjoying us ..hope to see you again soon

  21. R

    Rich

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly and attentive service. We had the Chicken Scallopini, Plant Based Ravioli, and a Caesar Salad - all delicious.
  22. TS

    TraciS

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I’m not sure what happened to this restaurant in the last year. This was my second time going. The first time I went the food was great and service was excellent. This time the food was not very good and the service was mediocre at best. We had to send back a plate of scallops because they smelled very fishy and were not edible. I’m sad to say I will not eat at this restaurant again.
  23. V

    Vegansearcher

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love that the menu caters to all dietary needs. There is something for everyone 😊. Entrés and drinks can be a little pricey, but I think that is the norm now…
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit. We loved the ambiance and service was excellent. We had the Special grilled Brussels Sprouts and the Duck Confit Taco appetizers. For entree, the Seabass and the Shortribs were wonderful. Will definitely be back.
  25. l

    luvmartinis

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love the Wildest - food is always great and the waitstaff is wonderful.
  26. l

    lucyan

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed our dinner at Wildest. The food was delicious, perfectly prepared and we highly recommend it! My husband had the short rib which was super tender and delicious and I had the sea bass with bok choi, perfectly cooked. The caesar salad was just okay and a bit too acidic. Compliments to the four staff people literally doing every task (serving, tending bar, bussing, setting tables) to serve approximately 50-60 diners. Short staffed, but pleasant throughout our meal. The live entertainment was also a plus. Go. You won't be disappointed.
  27. JW

    JerryW

    Palm Springs

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Wildest, as we have been enjoying many different restaurants over the past year we have lived in the Coachella Valley. Why did we wait so long for this one? From the immediate great first impression walking in, to the ambiance and flow of the decor, to our exceptional service (thanks again Paige!) and great meal (including plenty of dietary options for my wife), Wildest hit all the marks! We will be back soon!
  28. B

    Brandon

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh food and exceptional service. A bit of a hidden gem but I’m sure that won’t last long, I will be back.
  29. C

    Carol

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Music was way too loud. The food was spectacular but the experience was a bit clouded by the distracting music - we loved the menu- the staff was well trained.
  30. B

    Brendapalm

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time eating at Wildest and it was fabulous! Fresh ingredients, outstanding service and a cool, hip atmosphere.
  31. SK

    StacieK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Wildest and will be back. We really enjoyed the food, ambience and the service.
  32. l

    lisafinck

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I go there quite often and have recommended many friends to there Last night I thought the sea bass was a much smaller portion than normal the rest of the food very good
  33. MB

    MikeB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, meal and entertainment.
  34. l

    larryb

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were new to the desert area only been here for 4 weeks. The restaurant was as good as many we have been to in the Palm Beach area.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I’ve tried several times to make reservations and was unable to now that we’re in the heat of the summer was able to get in the wait was definitely worth wild. The decor is delightful the menu very interesting a great bar and service perfect. Will definitely return and plan ahead when we’re in the season
  36. PJ

    PatriciaJ

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere.
  37. AW

    AuroraW

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good! The music coming out from ceiling speakers was too loud and had to ask a couple of times to turn it down. But nice ambience!
  38. MS

    MarvinS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect restaurant for the carnivore/herbivore couple to enjoy fine dining - a rare venue in the Coachella Valley!
  39. SM

    StephenM

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great desserts! Great service! We have visited Wildest now three times and each time we have thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Wildest is one of our favorite restaurants. Last week we had their scallops and filet mignon, both of which were outstanding. Their pineapple upside down cake is amazing. We only wish the curry butternut squash was in season and that we had more room to get the banana split. Again, one of our favorite restaurants.
  40. D

    Diner

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Loved the food at this restaurant! Beautiful setting

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Wildest Restaurant + Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 636-0441.

Wildest Restaurant + Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 745 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Wildest Restaurant + Bar

72990 El Paseo Ste 3, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Monterey/El Paseo

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gladis Lizarraga

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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