Pomme Frite

4.5
635 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Are you in the mood for a touch of Europe on Palm Canyon Drive? Look no further than Pomme Frite. Nestled in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, its authentic European ambiance will transport you to a cafe in Brussels. Pomme Frite has attracted a serious following of food aficionados since it opened in 1999, thanks to its simplicity and by consistently serving superior cuisine with pride. This quaint and cozy bistro features Belgian specialties, moderately priced, including mouthwatering steamed black mussels and Flemish style beef stew (simmered in Belgian beer). A wide selection of Belgian beers (including Chimay), French and California wines are also available to whet your palette.
The aromas emanating from Pomme Frite"s kitchen are enchanting and mellow even the most severe food critics. The charming patio is perfect for street and people watching on Palm Canyon Drive, and the dreamy European music insures a relaxing and romantic dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Belgian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Seasonal;
Dinner:Thursday - Sunday; July and August; 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm; Friday & Saturday; 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm;
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Phone number
(760) 778-3727
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Arenas & Baristo
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Parking details
Private lot behind the building
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Public transit
Sunline
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 635 People Are Saying
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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice evening. Food was excellant

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OT
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience!

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GP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Reservations mean nothing. We had a 7:45 reservation and were finally seated at 9. It's really a first come first serve system. Food was great when we finally got it.

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MG
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honored the reservation. Owner manager showed us to the table and shared the specials for the day. Outstanding service and event better food. Mussel - Bluecheese and frogs legs.

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DS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, but don't book with Open Table less than an hour before. Wait is long then even with a reservation. Just call!

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DS
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Without having reservations anywhere for a last minute trip to Palm Springs, I thought our chances of having a special dinner were lost. But not only did we get a table at Pomme Frite on the day, but the meal was outstanding. The staff was rushed, the place packed. We had to wait a little bit for a table but with fantastic (!) wines in hand, we were fine. There were specials including salad and appetizer specials. But we went with the tried and true goat cheese salad, rack of lamb, and of course steak. Every bite was fantastic. And if they have it, I highly suggest the red pepper and tomato soup. The wines ordered for us by the waiter were exceptional and so I recommend that you trust them. We had a great meal. I highly suggest you give them a try.

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OT
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ... as ALWAYS!

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J
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal here! Had the best coq au vin ever!!!

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r
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had two different preparations of the mussels : Cajun and Lemongrass/ginger/coconut. Both were very good and generous portions. This was our second visit; would return again —- especially if you are a fan of mussels. Large selection of Belgian beers also.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I have dined here every trip to psp. However, this experience will cause me to pause before selecting again. From the moment we entered it seemed the restaurant was in a state of chaos. We sat, hoping things would get on track, but it never did. Server seemed overwhelmed due to so many tables being sat in close succession. Between appetizer course complete, and entree arrival was an hour.

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Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of best restaurants in Palm Springs. Delicious entrees and desserts, as well as, the most gracious, friendly and jovial staff. Great for special occasions, date nights or when you just want an amazing experience at a reasonable price. A+++++++

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly amazing! We live in Los Angeles where he literally have hundreds of Italian restaurants, have been to Italy 3 times and this was the best Italian meal we have ever had!

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GP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a word, FABULOUS!!! The food, the service and the ambiance were all top shelf.

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L
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We come to Palm Springs twice a year and this is the first place we come to dine. You must try the Mussels. Also save room for the floating Island.

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K
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little gem in the desert! Great French food, great beers great service. Great value! Great ambiance!
Everything was perfect. Worth the drive!

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EU
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Too salty! but otherwise awesome. Love the patio. Service was good.

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s
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food for our second dinner within a week. Alas, they were short handed by two. Instead of explaining that up front they waited till the end of dinner when I complained about the service. I had to get water, bread and the bill. Otherwise no complaints and I will return again. PS it was Halloween so there you go.

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RH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish there were more stars to give. So authentic, so much like home. Don't walk, run there!

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s
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty dinner. Whole cooked sea bass absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked as was the rack of lamb. Both food and drink reasonably priced for what was served. Will be going again to try something different.

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d
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always come here for all of our celebrations. Great food! Great service! The ambience make you feel like you are in Belgium! Bon Appetit

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IC
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came here more than a decades ago because of its wide Belgian beer selection. Then we kept coming back for the great food and service - in addition to the always expanding beer selection. We will be coming back for the next decade, too.

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JB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Dinner was delicious...a couple faux pas with the delivery of our food, but the wait staff was courteous. Food was very solid...good flavors. Will try mussels next time!

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N
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good French cuisine in the heart of Palm Springs. Excellent service.

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LD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant outdoor/indoor bistro with great ambience and friendly staff. Noise level was quiet and conversation friendly. The food was outstanding and diverse. Perfect setting.

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H
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go to Palm Springs we have to have dinner here.

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CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was excellent! Great French cuisine and Belgian beers.

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CL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 5 people were greeted warmly. The patio table & service were great! We enjoyed the excellent food ! The fish & seafood dishes were wonderful! we were able to have nice conversations as the noise level was minimal. Thanks so much. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Palm Springs
53 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sole was great, and so was the Ceaser salad

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TM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On my first trip to Palm Springs, I happened upon this gem along the main strip. And while the desert doesn’t normally put one in the mind for moules frites, I am glad I strangely WAS in the mood.

The beer selection contains some of the best Belgian offers, poured in the correct glassware as you would expect. The beet salad appetizer was light and refreshing with a wonderful Dijon dressing. And the moules frites were perfectly cooked and nicely flavored (I had the bacon, mushroom, celery).

The mousse for dessert was also well worth the additional pressure placed on my waistband. I would recommend this cozy and authentic Belgian restaurant any time you are in Palm Springs.

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MA
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real Belgian/French bistro in the desert. Friendly, helpful service, great food, wonderful patio. Crusty owner/host was delightful! Salmon and Floating Island not to be missed.

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r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Had the steak frites. Steak is 8oz, which is too large for me, so I split my dinner with a friend. They charge$7 to split plates, which was fine because they split it for you and add a slightly extra portion to the side dishes, making the perfect size meal. The steak itself was very average. Tough and not the most flavorful unless you like to drown it in butter. Patio seating is lovely. Especially on a beautiful Palm Springs evening. Any chance of my returning was ruined however because the waiter refused to split our bill on two credit cards. He said the bill was only $36.50 and there is a minimum credit card charge of at least $20 for each card. I pointed out that that will be over$20 on each card with tip. He said that doesn't matter. We have to spend$20 each before trip. I told him that kind of policy would make me not want to return to the restaurant. He said he didn't care. In a day and age where we are moving away from being a cash society, this kind of policy is ridiculous. There is no extra cost to the establishment for splitting a bill. Given the meal was not above average, with an annoying finish at the end, I see no reason to return

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DW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming for years and have always had a nice experience. Caprese salad was excellent.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service cuisine. Get rid of the TV. When I go out to dinner with my wife I don't want to go to a sport bar. Stop catering to the lowest common denominator. Be a French or Belgian restaurant or be a red neck sports bar. You won't lose any business by turning off the T V.

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c
Central Coast
57 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

our group of 4 had been recommended by others to enjoy authentic mussels and fries. We had two different orders of them and both were good. Would have enjoyed more deeply flavored seasonings but still enjoyable. Nice service and we happened to find out that they had no corkage fee Wednesdays for bringing your own wine...nice! We sat outside and people watched while enjoying our meal.

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LF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I am rarely as disappointed in a restaurant as I was in Pomme Frite. Look at the name. Wouldn't you think that the fries would be hand cut and delicious? They were nicely fried and salted but they were clearly previously frozen and tasted just like Ore Ida to me. Also, my Coq au Vin was just wrong. The sauce tasted like it was thickened with corn starch and the spices were all wrong. Their wine and beer list is strong though. Overall, this was a disappointing meal.

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The place to go for great mussels and frites! The mussels were huge and they offer so many different preparations.

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N
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The waiter was not attentive and never came by to ask how the food was during dinner. The steak tasted like Seafood. But the waiter never came by so my husband ate it, till he couldn’t anymore.
Hmmm not so good off an anniversary

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j
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this romantic place. Authentic europian cuisine that melts in your mouth,especially their fillet of sole and mash potatoes

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JM
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another favourite - a MUST each visit to Palm Springs. Excellent outdoor dining, especially on market night when it's great for people-watching!

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H
New England
40 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We now live in Palm Springs full time and Pomme Frite is one of our favorite restaurants in the valley. Service is friendly and attentive, prices are moderate and the food is well prepared and delicious. Sunday evenings they have a little known extra: "free corkage", which lowers the price even more for this moderately priced gem. My husband ordered the baked salmon and I had Vol au Vent. Both were fabulous. Sadly, there was no room left for dessert. Next time we will not fill up on their delicious bread so we will have room for dessert. Highly recommended. Forgot to mention that their Belgian Stew is wonderful and their frites are exceptional.

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