State Fare Bar & Kitchen

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387 reviews
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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.
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OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best dinner...food, service and ambiance

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Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location overlooking the ritz Carleton courtyard and pool. We sat in the patio which was nicely lit up at night. Great cocktails, the cocktail shrimp was amazing and so were the avocado fries! We had steak and veal both good but not an experience. Service was excellent! We walked around the courtyard afterwards and enjoyed views of the city at night. The location and food made the evening an event. Would do this again!

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j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Food sucks! Service is arrogant. Hated it

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DJ gave us great service, looking forward to going back

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was wanting. Refill on drinks wasn't offered until we were finished with entree. We ordered dessert and they served it with dishes still on the table from our lunch. The dessert we ordered was not eaten it was not good and it's pretty hard to screw up desserts.

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NL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

My husband and I have had many very nice lunches at the Ritz State Fare. We had no reason not to expect a similar excellent experience: in our last trip to the desert we had to skip our Ritz lunch so we resolved not to miss this time. For our 2:00 pm seating we asked for a table at the balcony rail - when we were seated we saw tables available on the rail but ours was not - we asked our wait staff and we were moved to a rail table. We looked at the menu. The State Fare lunch/mid afternoon menu has always been limited but this time it seemed extremely so: we finally ordered wine by the glass (I had a very good prosecco recommended by the waiter). Ordering food was a challenge in light of the limited menu. Finally, my husband ordered the "crispy shrimp" to share and the avocado toast: I ordered the smoked salmon pizza. The food was delivered. A MAJOR serving error was not to bring an appetizer plate for each of us (or at least one for me, the "sidekick", in addition to the dish/plate in which the 6 large shrimp, and the sauce, was ensconced --) - the "crispy shrimp" was very messy since it was served with a very liquid red sauce and was almost impossible to eat with any class since one had to pull off, cut off or bite off the "tails" - - - - A separate plate would have made a major difference - a place to put the tails, messily drop parts of the shrimp - and drips from the sauce! I thought that the omission was so obvious that certainly someone would bring at least one more plate -- alas. Did not happen. Then - the entrees arrived. I had quizzed the wait person on the crust of the pizza and asked for a thin crust only -it was NOT a thin crust. I consumed 2 of the perhaps 8 slices. My husband enjoyed the avocado toast. I debated even taking the pizza home - decided to to so and in retrospect was pleased I had -- it was better cold. We will go back next year when we return to the desert but we will want to look online at the menu first!

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b
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and service is great. We always like to take people here for the views also when visiting the desert. However, food is not the same. Rolls were hard and stale and menu seems more limited. Prices also seem to have gone up. And while this sounds weird to say, it seems like the palm trees have matured and block the view of the valley.

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OT
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and a great view!

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Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

We MIGHT go back for drinks and a burger on the Patio when the weather is nicer. The menu that was on line was not the current menu, which was one thing that attracted us to State Fare. We took the 5:30 reservation, because it was that or 9:00...but the dining room was mostly empty, even when we left at 7:30. I was under the impression that it was more upscale, but it is basically the hotel's family restaurant- lot's of families with lot's of children.
My husband and I both" settled" on the Veal Shank, that was VERY dry.
Our server Cyndll was WONDERFUL- she was the only great thing about State Fare.

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DS
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was tasty, service excellent
Sit outside

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, DJ, was most accommodating, friendly and a joy to have as our attendant at State Fare. Seriously, I would recommend anyone going to The Ritz / State Fare to ask for DJ! He knows what he's doing. The food was delicious, the ambiance superb--the whole evening was delightful, relaxing and worth the price! To all I say....ENJOY!

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KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely place to celebrate a birthday...
Thank you from all three of us.

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GW
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service!

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LO
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and welcoming staff. Our server DJ was amazing. Food and drinks were delicious!!!!

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GP
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Kelly was excellent. She was extremely courteous yet nicely irreverent

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Mississippi
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch was fast and very good. Ambience nice. Wait/server staff very nice and attentive.

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Have been to venue twice before and thoroughly enjoyed lunch/service on sun shining patio. Asked for patio again this time & tried it out but found it too windy/cool. Staff were great at setting a table inside for us. Waiter was very knowledgeable about items on menu & took orders. Orders took awhile(too long) to be served. Service went down hill from there... Had to wave someone down to get missing dressing for two chopped salad orders. Rest of party enjoyed food. Plates were gathered & then waiter stopped by to ask how things were tasting so far - we were done & cleared at this point! No-one had stopped by to ask if everything was okay after serving us nor asked if we wanted a cocktail refill or whether we wanted coffee/dessert & I had made a note of a birthday in reservation. A mediocre experience this time.

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SG
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a fun place to have dinner for our Girls Movie night near the Mary Pickford Theater and this suggestion came up! I've been here a few times, and remembered the awesome burger and the Avocado fries... and the view! So we made the reservation with great expectations. And we were not disappointed. The staff is so attentive and friendly, ready with recommendations and info about everything on the menu. While I could not resist the burger with the bacon jam and pretzel bun (!), my friend tried the Carbonera and loved it. The cocktails were intriguing, different and tasty. And the view... WOW. It was a cold, rainy night but we could see the Valley lights and enjoy the evening snug in our booth. We were not rushed, even though both the bar and the restaurant quickly filled up. Highly recommend State Fare for any occasion or group dinner!

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C
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Horrible ambience -- overly bright, cafeteria feel, freezing temps, and hoards of children -- not at all what we expected to find at the Ritz Carlton! The scenic drive up and mandatory valet parking were the only 'elegant' parts of the evening. Our party ordered several different items from the menu, none of which were delicious or memorable. None of us will be back. Such a disappointment!

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s
Palm Springs
55 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s good as always but the server seemed a little off.

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TP
Los Angeles
151 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall good restaurant, pricey with incredible views inside the Ritz Carlton atop the hit.

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FB
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A group of us had lunch here two days after having light dinner at the new hotel in Palm Springs, The Rowen, a Kimpton hotel. State Fare likewise is a hotel venue, at the Ritz Carlton. The comparison could be a case study in what a venue must have in order to claim that it is special, luxurious, five-star (or even just 3) Though there's no problem whatever with the food at State Fare (it's very good) the big difference is service. Lobby staff at the Rowen were invisible at 7:00 pm on a Friday (we saw only 3 counting front desk) and when alerted to a problem couldn't be bothered to resupply the lobby rest rooms (the busiest in any hotel) with TP. At The Ritz Carlton, you never open a door or stand more than 5 seconds looking around for something before a courteous and knowledgeable staff member is there to help you, always with a pleasant greeting and a "sir" or "ma'am." From the front entrance valets to the staff busing tables, it's professional all the way and you feel like you are much more important than you probably are.

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m
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Very inattentive waitress my experience in the past has been a staff member for every two to thee customer and had checked in often. Placed my order when I sat down and saw only the gentleman clearing a table who asked if I needed my drink refilled, even items that were offered never made it to the table. In fairness I ate here three 3 times this visit and this was the only one that was an epic failure.

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LD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Limited wine list.
Food was good.

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j
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

2 of 5 meals came out wrong after 50 minutes waiting and restaurant emwas empty

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

The only reason I am giving a 4 star rating is because of the view which was amazing. The food was completely disappointing and over priced.

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DA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening sitting outside and enjoying great food. The view was spectacular as the sun went down. Watching the lights come on down in the desert was just beautiful!! It was just a most enjoyable evening! Thank you!!

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DG
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance all excellent! Terrific view of the valley.

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s
Palm Springs
55 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere and the service is always on point.

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Worst chicken caesar salad ever. That's all I have to say.....

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J
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I like the restaurant, but FYI they no longer use OpenTable. They are on Resy.

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l
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome. The portions were generous; next time we'll split a meal. The service was impeccable, they anticipated our needs. We ordered in courses and they gave us time in between. They seated us in front of the window and the view is spectacular!

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E
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and a menu with a nice simple menu. It is concentrated on salads and sandwich at a price that I would say is considerably better (lower) than what I would expect in most hotels let alone the Ritz-Carlton. The avacado fries were delicious, both of our mains (brisket and club sandwiches) were very tasty and just the right portion. Note that in the summer you will want to dine indoors (I wonder if they would even seat you outside when it’s 110°) so your view will be a little limited. After your meal you can walk out to pool area and take in the view. Also valet parking is validated (free) with the meal. A really nice high end spot for dining without draining your wallet.

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MB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sehr gutes Essen, nette Bedienung, es geht alles viel zu schnell wie überall in dieser Region, aber ansonsten alles top.

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TS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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e
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nothing was bad, nothing was special - except for the view. At a Ritz-Carlton, I expect it to be among the best dishes I've ever eaten. Yet everythg is generally average.

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GP
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! The room is spacious, open and relaxing. The lunch menu is varied and offers something for everyone. Do *not* miss the Avocado Fries!!! Burger was great; Cobb Salad perfect; and eggs were perfectly cooked. Wonderful, friendly service will bring us back as well. Give it a try!

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OT
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last morning at the resort and had an amazing brunch. Thanks to cyndii for great service and a constant smile

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NP
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch for Fathers Day! It’s a beautiful restaurant with an even better view!

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JB
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible lunch for our friend, Jim's, 88th Birthday. The view and the grounds are amazing. Our left-handed server was wonderful (we had a discussion about how much smarter we lefties are than most). Very attentive and fun. The carrot soup and the tortilla soup were spectacular. Two had the panini and raved about it. The topper was the avocado fries...I've had deep fried almost everything, but these are a must! Can't wait to go back for dinner!

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