Si Bon

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$30 and under
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Si Bon welcomes you with a warm and stylish atmosphere. Hand painted murals depict Brussels.
Look for Vermeer style paintings in the bar area. Expect to be dazzled by the custom designed lighting throughout.
Classic Belgian cuisine with a fresh and modern twist is served by our friendly, welcoming staff.
Si Bon's menus include gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. Chef Philippe Caupain's focus is on local and organic ingredients.
Offering full bar, featuring Belgian Beers on tap, Specialty Cocktails and a great Wine List with several organic labels.
Open for Breakfast, Sunday Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. Find us at the corner of Monterey Avenue and Country Club Drive.
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D
Central Coast
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Was there with a friend. Had a very nice lunch. Live the lobster salad.
My only criticism was the server was very rushed and made some mistakes on order

OH
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always. Great menu at reasonable prices.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waffles were excellent, as were the potatoes in all forms, home fry/French fry. The fried chicken and waffles suffered from dry chicken. The blueberry pancakes were very good, very fresh blueberries. But the star of this show was actually the side order of bacon. No joke, probably some of the best bacon I’ve ever had.

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

We’ve enjoyed breakfast and lunch here several
times and always are very pleased. Yesterday, for approximately what you’d spend for a McDonalds value meal breakfast, we enjoyed a breakfast sampler for $10. Eggs, waffle, sausage, potatoes, coffee, fresh squeezed OJ - for $10!! People are always friendly, prompt, and they take pride in their work. It’s in the Top 10 of favorites in the Desert.

KJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable

L
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service; we've never had anything under par at Si Bon. There are nightly specials, and a Prix Fixe meal with slightly smaller portions.

And the most amazing chilled cucumber soup! We order it nearly every time we're there. And pommes frites that are perfectly cooked every time. After all, the Belgians invented them, not the French. The owner/chef is Belgian, so his sauces have a continental flair. The menu has something for everyone, as we took a vegetarian friend there last week, and she had many good choices--not all salads, either.

The patio is lovely for year-round dining, and we take all of our out-of-town guests there. Ignore the strip-mall location, this is a fantastic restaurant (with plenty of parking)!

CP
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always excellent at Si Bon. Love it!!

LR
Palm Springs
54 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sea Bass was excellent as was the service. We sat on the patio which was lovely.

r
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gracious and efficient service from Beth. The Brussels Sprout soup was terrific. A very nice half papaya and chicken salad finished out the meal. Our go to lunch/brunch spot.

k
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere food is excellent beautiful service.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good prices. Great value. Great service. Will go back when in town.

r
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was prompt but for the bill. Both salads were very good and loved sitting on the patio. Fifth visit and always a nice time.

FD
Palm Springs
339 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

BEWARE. The corporate owners run their credit card charges through an entity with a Florida address, and if you're traveling (or even locals, as we are) the automatic fraud alert at your bank may be triggered for a transaction which may appear outside of your normal spending patterns and the charge declined. This happened to us, and without warning. A call to the bank straightened it out, but it was inconvenient, if not annoying (and potentially embarrassing. The server handled it well, and being quite accustomed to this sort of thing (I extensively travel, most of it international), what caught me off guard was that there was no notice, anywhere, that this might occur.

Generally, when a restaurant bills from out of area (or even under a different name), it is mentioned somewhere (e.g., on the menu, on the charge slip, or elsewhere). This is common, and it would have solved a temporary mystery. What is NOT common is when I wish to discuss this with a manager or someone else in authority, is that rather than feeling as though my sentiments were valued or appreciated, instead my ideas are rebuffed or otherwise handled dismissively. Feeling frustrated and not being able to properly communicate, I finally said, "Okay, then please treat this as a complaint," at which time I was told, "That's the way it is, and there is nothing we can do," which, of course, is nonsense. The manager on duty might consider honing his listening, empathy, and customer service skills.

We commute year-round to the Coachella Valley, and we never cook. A glance at my "local" reviews on Open Table demonstrates that we are avid fans of dining out, especially in this region, where the norm is to embrace guests with really good food & service. In my opinion, with all of the competition for hospitality in the region, this experience at Si Bon (which we've previously visited more than once) does not merit our return. Part of it is their bizarre charges, but most of it was the manager on duty.

P
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 out of 4 had the salmon special and 1 had the sole special. All were very good and everyone agreed they would definitely go back again.

AS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food wonderful. Patio seating lovely. We were seated fast, and the food delicious. Be back!

LR
Palm Springs
54 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Halibut special was superb and the service was great, as usual.

D
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

always an excellent meal at Si Bon. Service is fiendly and efficient. A frequent fining spot.

OT
Palm Springs
95 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Waiter

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c
Palm Springs
91 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. Always great food, service and attention to customers.

A
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and excellent service. Not skimpy on portions!!

c
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistent excellent service, good food,good value. We went for our anniversary. We’re surprised to get free chocolate mousse as a nice gesture. We love their mussels! We’ve been going to this restaurant for 2 years now, does not disappoint. Definitely recommend without reservation.

OT
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really liked the carrot soup!

CM
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Is Bon! The service staff are excellent, the food is excellent and the menu is very good. Cost is excellent for what you get.

LR
Palm Springs
54 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sea bass special was exceptional. Food and service here are consistently excellent.

JS
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Si Bon. They have wonderful, unique food choices that we always enjoy. The lunch sampler is a favorite, as you get 3 courses and dessert in one manageable size. The only issue we had was that it was very cold in the restaurant, despite it being 108 outside. I guess that is better than too hot!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants so go once or twice a week. Great staff. Wonderful food!

BG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we're at the desert we go to Si Bon (Breakfast or Dinner). We had dinner recently
and thoroughly enjoyed the Beef Stroganoff, Fish and Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes. We had chocolate mousse and sorbet for dessert which was the perfect ending to a great meal. We are
never disappointed at Si Bon. The service is excellent and we never feel rushed.

J
Los Angeles
139 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great place to meet friends and family … consistently a great value for lunch ...

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was succulent, the ambiance was pleasant, the service was second to none!

CS
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Si Bon several times and was pleased each time. After repeat visits, sometimes things are good and sometimes not so good. Si Bon is good all the time.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! Will be back..

MM
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the outstanding restaurants in California, always a favorite.

OT
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’d heard good things and were not disappointed! Delicious food, well-prepared with quality ingredients. A varied menu with French and Belgian specialties. Service was excellent. Everyone in our party loved their meals, and even though I didn’t really have room, the macadamia nut tart was to die for!
Highly recommend!

MD
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely intimate excellent service excellent menu

ML
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful little French restaurant in the Albertsons shopping center in Palm Desert. Went for Brunch and had a reservation for 12:30. We were seated promptly but the place was packed with early diners. By 1:00 we had ordered and it started to clear out. They have several menus. Two of us had different versions of the Benedict, we shared, and both were excellent. They are served on thin waffles or bioche. The 3rd person had the Quiche Lorraine which we all tasted and it was excellent. Have been here for breakfast during the week and it is also excellent. They also have a full bar. We have recommended it to friends who also enjoyed it.

S
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I with our family frequently dine at Si Bon. We like the fact that it is more like a neighborhood place to eat at. The wait staff has always been very accommodating even when you get something that you ordered but you are not happy with it. With a smile they either do it over or get you something else.

CS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service! Ordered off of the Early Early Bird Menu, good selections and served quickly and tempature was Hot!!

J
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food (especially sand dabs) and delightful service. We had heard that their fish and chips were the best in the Valley so one of the people in our dinner party attempted to order this but found out that this was a lunch entree. No matter, our waitress asked the kitchen if they could accommodate our request, and THEY DID! (They WERE great!). How is THAT for outstanding service?!

HV
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in our Valley! Exceptional food and service and lively gathering place.

DC
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the good always! Great Belgian/French cuisine!

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