State Fare Bar & Kitchen

4.5
520 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

To remain compliant with county regulations, State Fare Bar & Kitchen offers outdoor dining only. For the safety of our guests, reservations may be subject to change dependent on weather.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 520 people are saying
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4.6
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hatch
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The ribeye was fork tender and cooked perfectly, I wish I had another night at the resort so I could have had that meal again.

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kair
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was great , it was a little loud with kids crying. The food was very good , I had the custom gluten free pizza , which was excellent and a salad.

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heidik
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! Will return

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EdwardT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Located at the Ritz, views and ambience are as expected. Unfortunately we had to wait over 50 minutes to get the server’s attention, which only happened due to letting management know. Didn’t feel great knowing our server attended to every other table and did not look at us once. However the heater and views make my stay more pleasant.

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vipVikingDNA
Orange County
127 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful outdoor dining experience. Great service, ambiance, Coachella Valley view, meal, cocktails and complimentary valet-only parking. Looking forward to returning soon. Easily makes our 10 restaurants list for the Coachella Valley.

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vipxnyyorkr
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and cocktails/wine with friendly service.

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vipOrvaS
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sally was an outstanding server. She was pleasant, knew the wine and menu well and was able to offer good suggestions. She made us want to go to the restaurant again next time we are in town!

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Menu was very limited, more so than most restaurants November 2020. Really not much to chose from and what we settled for was mediocre in taste.

Service was impeccable and ambiance was lovely.

MJ
vipMJones
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and well prepared food. Limited menu due to pandemic, but nice outdoor atmosphere with well spaced tables to give you a solid dining experience under tough conditions.

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Vdaydiner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Food was delish.

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vipDannyC
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

State Fare is located in the Ritz Carlton. We originally had a reservation for inside but due to The county falling back into the purple stage, only outside seating was available.
It was windy and cool and a limited number of heaters were available. They offered us a seat in their Snug Room which has 3-1/2 walls and overhead covering. It was just like being inside, cozy and comfortable.
We had the Strip Steak and Club Sandwich with Tortilla Soup. All were served with very generous portions and sides that were delicious and prepared perfectly.
Our service was impeccable and ended up having a splendid evening. A bit pricey but well worth it.
Prepare to use Valet Parking. No self parking available.

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vipgRAMMY
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great property with a nice menu, we had the salmon and arugula salad, tortilla soup and club sandwich....all done well and great for a chilly evening. Wanted to see the sunset but the weather was not cooperative...will return next time. Breakfast was great both days.
Also, a very good menu

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vipPaul
Los Angeles
105 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, excellent service, great food. The Arugula Salad and the burger were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
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
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food.

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vipTomS
Dallas
109 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
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
28 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
67 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
15 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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vipsmile4mickey
Palm Springs
63 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service is impeccable. The menu is good and delicious. Great place to feel safe!

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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
12 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
39 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
29 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
11 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
193 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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State Fare Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 520 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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