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Willie's, Rancho Mirage, CA
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Willie's

4.6
4.6
623 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
Willie’s Modern Fare combines the elegance of fine dining with the warmth and conviviality for which its founders are best known. Recognized for 1501 Uptown Gastropub and other solo projects, co-owners Willie Rhine and Chad Gardner from the Gardner Hospitality Group invite guests to savor classic cuisine with a modern twist, along with creative cocktails and a carefully curated wine list.

In the kitchen, Executive Chef Richard Perez leads the culinary team with an eye for detail and taste for excellence honed throughout a career overseeing the food at esteemed establishments like Colony Palms Hotel, The Cork Tree Restaurant, and Il Fornaio.

Enjoy dinner & drinks in the fine dining room or outdoor patio (reservations recommended).
You can stop into the casual lounge for a sip and a snack where reservations aren't needed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 202-4499

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Richard Perez

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Mirage

  • Cross street

    Frank Sinatra

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Frank Sinatra

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

What 623 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and your waiter staff is excellent
  2. C

    Carol

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent--no complaints except seriously the booths are too small
  3. BB

    BigBoyBob

    Palm Springs

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Our food was very good. The service from the kitchen was slow. Cost = $$$$$
  4. MH

    MattH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ate from the dinner menu on a Saturday evening from the lounge/bar area. Really nice vibe, not too loud. Service and food were really good. Would definitely eat at Willie’s again.
  5. V

    Veroitaliano

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Rancho Mirage- unlike its neighbor Shame on the Moon and others nearby, none of the meats, seafood or vegetables have that taste and texture of having just fallen off a Sysco food services truck. Willie’s clearly uses fresh ingredients and the service is friendly, professional and attentive.
  6. DD

    DesertDiningGuy

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter John was amazing. He took such good care of us. The swordfish, which was the special of the night, was cooked perfectly and was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  7. GE

    GrantE

    Palm Springs

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, setting, and Service were impeccable! Thanks so much for a wonderful evening. Jessica, our server, was outstanding!
  8. s

    stevenb

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The salmon was cooked perfectly
  9. r

    robertr

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was very good and all meals were very good. Noise level was great @ 5 but by 6, I couldn’t hear anyone.
  10. BP

    BrendaP

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 8th time at Willies in less than a year and it keeps getting better and better. Love the new booths.
  11. MS

    MartyS

    Palm Springs

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food as well as the service is really good. Plus the outdoor patio is a terrific feature.
  12. H

    Happytodine

    Palm Springs

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought our cousins who came to visit from Chicago and they Loved it
  13. DB

    DavidB

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent and our server was also excellent. The furniture isn’t very comfortable and the new look and feel is a bit stark. I liked the warmth of the prior restaurant much better and their booths and furniture were more comfortable. We definitely enjoyed the restaurant for its food and service though.
  14. MH

    MonteH

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I think the place is great looking. I like the atmosphere. Our service was superb! it was a cool rainy day when we were there, but it felt like the AC might have been on instead of a little heat. It was quite chilly. Our meals were good but 2 of the 3 of us thought there could have been more on the plate. Kind of skimpy for the price. I'd go back and try the bar food. It looks like a better value.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food portion size for Salad Niçoise was skimpy at $24 per person cost, so not a good value for the money. Otherwise, service was excellent.
  16. RM

    RaymondM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday dinner was amazing Jessica my waiter made my night amazing very knowledgeable about the dishes, wines, and drinks. Thank you Jessica and entire staff I will be back very soon Raymond
  17. F

    Fan4food

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful. Food very nice. Will definitely return for dinner again.
  18. JR

    JohnR7

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a great choice for a visitor to Rancho Mirage. The service is excellent, the ambiance is excellent and the food is very good to excellent. I don't think many people would be disappointed with Willie's.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, great food.
  20. R

    Rayme49

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Willie's is a classy restaurant. The instant you walk in you are treated like royalty. The staff is so professional and friendly. All of the servers are very polite and attentive. They give you plenty of time to decide on your dinner meal and don't rush you. The food is superb. Every meal I have had at Willie's has been a 10. As a retired teacher, I would give Willie and his entire staff an A+++. Ray Matlock Smythe
  21. BB

    BruceB

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Willie's exceeded all of our high expectations. Everything was amazing. Thank you Willie Rhine and Chad Gardner for this amazing restaurant.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience eating at Willie’s. Our server Sergio did an amazing job of breaking down the menu and helping us decide on our entrées and appetizers as well as dessert. I’m so glad we decided to celebrate our anniversary at Willies and we will definitely be back.
  23. JC

    JoeC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Overall a great dinner, although we had an issue with the service (not necessarily the server). It took over 3 hours to have our complete dinner (we ordered off the pre-fix menu). We had a 7pm reservation, and the restaurant closed around us (as we were eating our meal).
  24. b

    bluny

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great NYE dinner. Good was great, service was excellent. Will definitely return!
  25. JE

    JohnE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Granted, it was New Year's Eve and our party was seated in the bar next to a very boisterous table of celebrants. Wait staff were plentiful, but we repeatedly had to ask for replenishment flatware and correct delivery of plates to the wrong person. At the prices for the food, such glitches are unexpected. The dessert was wrongly titled in the menu: Floating Island. The named dessert should include poached meringue not baked. So, given the high noise level, gaps in service, and mislabeled dessert, I was somewhat disappointed. Other food items were competently prepared and presented.
  26. TA

    TerriA

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Oscar was a delight to have serving us. He checked on us frequently. Others were also very attentive to our needs as our water glasses were always full! Great updated music playing. This was our first experience at Willis and we will be back & bring friends. Happy New Year
  27. TF

    TracyF

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were good, fish was fresh and flavors delicious. Everything was excellent!!! We will definitely be returning.
  28. AN

    ANebraskan

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply excellent in all regards. Food quality, presentation and service. Not to be missed.
  29. RW

    ReneeW

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed the New Years Eve 4 course meal. It was so delicious! We both had the Scottish Salmon. It was cooked to perfection and served over artichoke hearts. The presentation was beautiful, service was wonderful, and the ambiance was so romantic. We will be back.
  30. M

    Moreover

    Palm Springs

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a simple elegance about the place. Service is wonderful. Prefix dinner is the way to go with great selections. Portion size is just right and everything delicious.
  31. JL

    JeniferL

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience we had during our stay in Palm Springs.
  32. MM

    MnMdiners

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of four trying Willie’s for the first time. We had heard great things and our experience did not disappoint! The service was attentive with out being intrusive. Loved having our cocktails come out and feeling no pressure to order immediately. As our cocktails finished we were asked if we were ready for them. Suggestions to help us narrow our choices we’re on point. We loved our choices of the we’ve salad, prime rib, steak and beef stroganoff. Food was delicious, sides were as well. Portions were very substantial and we had no room for dessert. The ambiance was lovely, background music was perfect and it truly was a wonderful experience. Our son had ordered a bottle of wine to be delivered to our table through the restaurant as we were celebrating our anniversary. My only critique involves this—because our friends were aware of this they had to go and inquire about the bottle. It seems as though they should have let us know right before we ordered so we could choose dinner accordingly. We were presented with a lovely card along with the wine but no indication of who bought us the wine. Again, if we were not with our friends who were aware we wouldn’t have known who it was from. This is minor—and may not be something staff is asked to do often. We will definitely be back! Top knot h all the way around.
  33. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Beautiful Resturant, entrees were good, drinks were strong. Service, side items, soups & desserts were average.
  34. JC

    JohnC

    Palm Springs

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    the lamb might be the best dish in the valley! don't miss the lobster , the duck or the rabbit!
  35. m

    melt07

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Willies!
  36. R

    Richard

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, if I could give more than five stars I would. The experience was near perfection. I wish it were not so pricey or I would dine there more. The sound level was from other diners rather than background music, but it was somewhat difficult to carry on a conversation.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Love this restaurant!
  38. WT

    WallyTS

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server—-Marquez—-and all of the support staff who deliver the courses, clear plates and replenish waters are excellent. These young men and women work well as teams. We consistently enjoy seamless service in the bar as well as the main dining room. Willie and Chad have a winner here. Keep up the good work.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas dinner
  40. NB

    NeilB

    Palm Springs

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Can’t wait to return. Bar area is very good also.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Willie's is rated 4.6 stars by 623 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Willie's

69830 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-2837

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Frank Sinatra

  • Neighborhood

    Rancho Mirage

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    Frank Sinatra

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Richard Perez

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

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