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State Fare Bar & Kitchen

4.4
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506 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
State Fare Kitchen pays tribute to California’s prized harvest and ingredients, inspired by offerings from the finest purveyors in the Coachella Valley, inland Southern California and the Pacific coast. Presenting the best of California for daily breakfast, lunch and supper, as well as Sunday brunch, the restaurant provides a fresh and creative California menu, a lively chefs’ display kitchen, a chef’s table and private dining room. The restaurant is highlighted by a choice of settings from intimate to lively, including a fireplace “snug”, private dining rooms, relaxed fireside patio dining and expansive terraces overlooking gardens and pools. We will do our very best to fulfill all guest requests, but special requests for the terrace will depend on availability.

Due to current restrictions as directed from our local and state government officials; we will do our best to accommodate indoor seating requests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 506 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.6
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4.0
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Beautiful location, attentive service, weak variety on the menu, sub-par Caesar salad, overpriced sides of French fries and asparagus.

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vipHandiCam
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food.

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vipTomS
Dallas
104 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great views and atmosphere, food is pretty simple but good.

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vipRachelK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid hotel restaurant. Mostly delicious food, avoid the avocado fries as they were not memorable. Burger and salmon and truffle fries were great. Service was friendly and accommodating. Make reservations in advance.

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DonnaW
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu had changed almost completely since I was there prior to the Covid pandemic. It was good, less choices, but understandable.

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KellyW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We love this place because of the ambiance. However, when every we go the food is always disappointing. One would think a place at this level would have exceptional Chefs.

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rbon17
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best patio seatings in the desert. View was absolutely beautiful. Service was top notch, server was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our lunch. I had the burger and fries. Meat was cooked to my liking and tasted so fresh and had a slight barbecued taste that I absolutely enjoyed. My friend had the avocado fries and said they were delicious. Definitely a great place to take a date or just hang out with friends.

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Quest
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The staff, especially Daniel and Celia were amazing. The menu was lacking, and the food was not good. The description on Open Table and the restaurant website do not accurately paint the picture of the ambience. I won't be going back, but left a nice tip for the staff.

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended place to eat. Great date night. We are local from palm desert and often enjoy the Ritz and what they have to offer.

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vipJNHPS
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Wearing of masks when guests were not seated at their tables was not enforced. Cost them a star.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, staff amazing, food great

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Deedee
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, lovely views. Food was delicious and staff was great.

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PMJRanchoMirage
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I have been to the State Fare Bar & Kitchen many time in the past - Pre-Covid 19 and this is my first time to return since the hotel and restaurant has opened up. Our servers were outstanding from the moment we arrived to the minute we departed.

The food on the other hand was sup-par to say the least. I had ordered the chicken in the past and it was a stand out dish and this time around, it was bland, tasteless and a disappointment given my experience in the past. I would say to the restaurant - did you change your chef.

I think that given the chance to shine after being closed so long - my food experience was a big boo. So I hope they can step it up and do better.

I love the ambiance, the servers, the hotel but not the food.

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FoodE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Amazing views great place for a sunset dinner

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RachelM
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was absolutely wonderful. However, the menu was extremely small and not very enticing. We were disappointed in the selection plus the price for what you got. Missing the old menu and hoping it’s back sooner than later.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

State fair is the main restaurant located inside the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage located in the desert Hills with an amazing view of the Coachella valley. State fair has a great outdoor patio that is climate control with umbrellas and misters during the summer and heated lamps in the winter. They also have an amazing indoor outdoor bar that should not be missed. The indoor dining area is spacious with generous sized booths as well as several private dinning rooms for small or large gathering. Come early have a drink at the bar and walk the grounds the view from the resort is amazing.

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vipMarco1gourmet
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent hotel food and unbelievable ambiance with view across the Coachella valley

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vipMoniqueL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and great service ! Will def be back soon

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vipGrantE
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always and so fortunate to have it open again!! Service was outstanding and so great to see friendly faces greeting us!! Thanks for a perfect dinner and we will be back soon!

MJ
vipMJones
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Covid protocols were thoughtful and well executed. Made our dining experience feel safe and enjoyable. Currently a limited menu during the pandemic, but every dish was well executed, flavorful and high-quality. Highly recommended spot!

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WayneM
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Take a friend there for a Birthday lunch. Staff was very attentive. Setting was pleasant and appropriately spaced.

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DebiC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We ordered the chicken club sandwich. The chicken was extremely dry and tasteless and was like biting into pressed sawdust. The aioli was bland.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always, easy, comfortable, the most gracious & professional staff. Best hamburger!

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Khristetah
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service excellence but the food was so so. The salmon I couldn't eat because it was too salty, the steak was supposed to be medium well.. but we got a well done. It was tough and dry. It maybe our fault because we tossed the word medium well instead of medium rare...
Anyway, all it all it was okay. We love the service from the time we left our car and greeted at the front door, to the service staff. We even got a wonderful cake to celebrate my upcoming Birthday. Thank you so much! Maybe next time I'll just complain about my food so they can solve the issue instead of me trying to eat something I don't necessary like.
We will try again next time though..

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vipGinaL
San Francisco
180 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t realize the restaurant was in a resort when we booked it, and were pleasantly surprised. My fiancé ordered the burger and I the salmon with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. When I realized it was corked, they didn’t bat an eye, just replaced it. The good was flawless! We’ll be back!!

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vippatric
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful find! The views, the food, the service: EXCEPTIONAL! We chose this location as our favorite restaurant, The Edge, was closed until Nov. 1. This is now a number one spot in Palm Springs when I amd family are here.

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vipshelleyw
Calgary
45 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Can’t beat the location. Service was excellent as always. We had two different chicken dishes and they were both chewy which isn’t really acceptable at this level of restaurant. Otherwise everything was good. Covid measures were good although menu is pretty restricted.

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vipDiningdelight
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was attentive, the view was breathtaking, the food was delicious. A perfect experience.

Gifted with an unbelievable piece of chocolate cake for this Birthday dinner. Scrumptious!

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vipBrad
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent-good, service, wine, ambiance.

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vipNYCtoLA
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance outside on the patio. Music was the perfect vibe, and at just the right volume. Tables safely distanced, and everyone wearing masks. The service is extremely friendly, warm, and professional. Delicious specialty cocktails. My husband and I each had their two signature dishes: he the steak and I the salmon, and they were both fabulous. Honestly, my salmon actually was better than expected. The menu is slightly limited, but what is there, is well done.

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vipLorraine
Palm Springs
90 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. It was an enjoyable experience. Will be back.

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Christian
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was phenomenal, service was terrible. I expected better from a fine dining restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton. I had placed a reservation a week in advance and requested a table on the patio and was told there weren't any open tables for us even though there were several empty tables on the patio. After going back and forth between host, manager, and waitress, they finally let us sit on the patio. When our food arrived everything tasted amazing, but we didn't even see our waitress again until we were basically done with our meals. She never even came back to offer a refill on drinks, and when we were asking why we couldn't be seated outdoors she spoke with an attitude and a condescending tone.

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vipClosed
Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I go to State Fare often but my last visit was my last. Never can sit outside even if there is a seat.
Waiter told me you could pay extra a sit outside! Really!!! The inside restaurant is SO noisy you
cant even enjoy conversation with your guest. Always find the wait staff lacking in their skill really
bad.

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vipKarreJ
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious: amazing salads that were so fresh, lettuce must have been harvested that day. Sublime chicken tortilla soup; best fries I've had. Delicious carbon avocado toast, and divine lemon/lime tart. Highly recommend.

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Gigi
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a nice outdoor table, service was pleasant. Great views of the Coachella Valley. We only had cocktails and appetizers. All was great!

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vipDanny
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in the valley

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vipBlakeandSandra
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The view, the good and are server made this a wonderful meal. Will be back.

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Tommy
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was 1st class! This has got to be the 20th visit, and not once have any of my guests, or myself, have ever had anything less than 1st class. World Class might be a better description.

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vipWoody
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

DJ is the best server. What a guy. Much better that the last time we were here. (We didn’t have DJ) What a dumpster fire that was.😳.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ladies Long Lunch

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State Fare Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 506 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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