Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert

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1656 reviews
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Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and good food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life. For more information: www.tommybahama.com
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JW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor service not attentive always had to find a server and we had to ask for everything
We had some good food some was bad food
Cole slaw was hot + ribs were cold + dry
Had to ask for refill of drinks
Server was cranky and overworked with too many big tables to attend
Very disappointed + have been there any many times that was better then this
Some in our party said they won’t return

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SE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Drink service was slow. Drinks and most food were fine, but one person received cold French fries and my favorite-ahi tuna tacos-lacked flavor and seasoning. We had to ask for salt for the fries and my tacos. Disappointing, as we recommended this locale to part of our party and because there is no restaurant in our SF Bay Area TB stores, I always look
Forward to this experience.

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F
Palm Springs
101 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Tommy Bahama. Not only is the food terrific, the service is amazing, so friendly and helpful. Everything we ate was terrific last night. The coconut shrimp, the crab cakes and the red snapper were all well-prepared and delicious.

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CC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tommy Bahama is our go-to place to celebrate--anniversary, birthday, end of IW tennis tourmnament...
Service excellent & thoughtful, interesting menu well prepared, fair prices.

We had the sinful crab bisue, tasty Bungalow salad, filet mignon & peanut butter pie.
Another very positive experience.

CiCi

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OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great selection Christmas Eve dinner.

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C
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

have eaten at many of these restaurants; never disappointed as the menu selection
is quite varied but never had a meal that was ''off the charts"; food has always
been good; have always taken advantage of their yearly coupon sent to us in
the mail

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r
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and great service. Our chocolate dessert was to die for. Loved my halibut special. Wife had a great ribeye steak.

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J
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very versatile menu. Great choice that are healthy and vegan.
Servers are always lovely

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LF
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love to dine at the Tommy Bahama on El Paseo when we visit Palm Desert. Enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dessert. Recommend Pina Colada cake and Key Lime pie. Server was friendly and attentive. Will definitely return next time.

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SH
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

This restaurant was very mediocre. While the service was fine, even good, the food was only okay and the chairs were terribly uncomfortable. I was disappointed as the reviews I read led me believe it was better. I probably will not return.

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MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I always enjoy Tommy Bahamas. I think their place on El Paseo is better than the one I've visited on the Big Island.

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RC
Palm Springs
171 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tommy Bahamas is always busy for good reason. It is a fun restaurant and they serve great food. The wine list is good, menu selections are good too. You can't go wrong. Whether you sit inside, outside or at the bar this is a nice restaurant. We had the ahi poke, the coconut shrimp, the scallop & shrimp curry and the blackened fish tacos. Everything was delicious. We had a bottle of the Conundrum - wow!

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TK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Kayla was a wonderful server. She has waited on us before. Restaurant was a bit noisy with a lot of children running around. I would give the food 5 stars however, the deserts we took home were a bit disappointing. The servings were not the same as the display tray and looked a bit different too.

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m
Minneapolis
61 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We go here every year because we love the food...this year we were disappointed. Just not great. Not bad, but not up to par. Hope it gets better in the future,

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CR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Server was distracted. Slow to take our orders and half of our meals were incorrect and had to be sent back. The place is nice to relax in, but this last visit was below standards.

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C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make reservations so you don't have to wait to get in!
Food and service amazing!

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NF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bungalow salad and the coconut shrimp was amazing!!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a classic MUST! We were lucky to get a table in the corner, which was quiet. Love the cocoanut shrimp, lobster bisque, and COCOANUT CLOUDS. Ooo la la.

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GA
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generous portions-shared caesar salad was large, halibut special excellent. Outdoor patio comfortable with heaters on a beautiful night. Could have stayed forever!

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LA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Love the view of the mountains from the outdoor patio. Coconut shrimp are our favorite. Kids menu is great and so is the presentation of food. Also they have the best margaritas. We will definitely return.

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TB
Vancouver
50 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Coconut Shrimp is out of this world. My halibut had a strange texture but was tasty. Guys had steak and chicken and really enjoyed it.

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J
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is absolutely a must for us and any guests whenever we are in the desert

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KM
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

First, they messed up my reservation. Said I didn't have one? Had a party of 5 in a bad location so party moved and was only set up for 4. We made the correction. Very crowded put patio made it nicer. Inside bar is NOT like picture which conveys light, with an orange color pallette.

Ordered cucumber smash in a martini glass which was very good and a pinot grigio. My choice was Bungalow salad with Coconut Blue Crab crab cakes. Both meh. Not as delicious as menu infers. Have had better! Others were not as impressed either except for one person who liked their ahi bowl. They didnt like mango tea, said it was bitter and didn't taste the mango. They did like bread and butter provided. Only 3 desserts were available and none seemed to be what people wanted so didn't order.

Overall, not what was expected. Expected a better quality of food and flavor for the price. Probably won't return.

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F
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going to Tommy Bahamas. We went for my birthday and had great food as usual, I love the Macadamia crusted red snapper and my husband always has the Sanabel chicken.
We also like going for happy hour, we love all the small plates they serve there.

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TB
Vancouver
50 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner with friends. We started with Coconut Shrimp which were excellent. Two people had the Snapper which was a large portion, one had the rack of ribs, and I had the King Salmon Entree. I always have the King Salmon Salad Bowl for lunch which is a generous portion of fish. The dinner was a disappointment - the fish was half the size of the lunch portion I had in the Spring. It was small enough to be partially overcooked. I’m going for a girls’ lunch next week and will order the Salmon Bowl to see if the fish portion has decreased overall. I hope not as it’s one of the best meals on the menu. Overall a great place to eat, socialize and people watch.

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CH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Service is immediate! Clean! Modern artistic ambiance! Our favorite place!

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RW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Melt in your mouth Kono coffee rubbed rib-eye and baby back ribs. Best dessert is the coconut cake--incredible!. The mixed drinks we ordered (cosmopolitan & long island tea) were sub-par compared with other restaurants we frequent, but the red wine options, although quite overpriced, were impressive. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place. Great food, great drinks, great service.

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M
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We used to love going to Tommy's when in Palm Desert. Not so much now. The unwelcoming people at the front desk need to be replaced with people who actually care about making customers feel valued. The server was friendly but inattentive. Either something is missing in the hiring process or in the way people are trained. My burger, ordered medium, unfortunately came well done. The server didn't seem to care, but the manager, to his credit, made amends by providing us with a couple of coupons for appies on a future visit. We may or may not return. Sorry, Tommy's. We still like your clothing.

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EC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server! He really made my birthday dinner fun and relaxing. Didn't embarrass me, but gave me a complimentary dessert with a glowing birthday candle in it. Wonderful attention to detail while not "hovering". LOVED THIS EXPERIENCE! Will be back again (and again).

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FF
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just wish this restaurant could be consistent as when it’s good it’s amazing but it’s so hit and miss and unfortunately tonight it was a big miss
We were seated on the patio area as requested and when our server came along we ordered our drinks and when bread was offered we asked for regular butter not the house honey butter which is a little sweet for our taste
After a bit of a wait the drinks arrived shortly followed by the fresh bread and the honey butter! I reminded our server of our request and he made a joke and said he’d get it changed. The correct butter finally came back to the table and we placed our order. A shared starter of crab cakes, followed by fish and chips for my husband and French Dip sandwich for me. I requested the fries be replaced with asparagus
The crab cakes were soon delivered to the table and were ok, good crab flavour but didn’t feel freshly cooked.
Within minutes and before we had finished our starter the main meals arrived. All very badly timed.
As soon as my meal arrived I pointed out that I had asked for asparagus and not fries. The meal was just left on the table and the server came over and asked what the problem was. I explained and at that moment the asparagus arrived on a separate dish and the server scooped the chips from my plate onto a side plate and took them away!
It was very obvious as soon as the asparagus arrived it was it fresh and hot. I’d had it on my previous visit and it had been amazing. This was cold woody and drowning in grated cheese which didn’t melt as it was cold. My jus for my roll was also barely luke warm and the filling of the roll, fatty and cold. It was all so unpleasant I couldn’t eat it
How dan somewhere be so good on one night and so bad the following week. Not sure we can give them yet another chance

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JL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We went here during our vacation and left disappointed. We made a reservation and was given what I’m sure is there worst table. I had to almost crawl into my seat. This despite it being very quiet. Server was ok, but didn’t seem too interested. We ordered drinks which were good but pricey. We ordered the chicken sandwich and the crab salad. Both were passable but I expected more. It was typical chain food. Passed on dessert because it was sure to be just ok. Won’t be back and would suggest you spend your money on something better.

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JS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ate on patio; friendly service and tasty food even if not the healthiest: all good

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R
Palm Springs
227 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice dinner, great food, the shrimp and grits were very good, scallops cooked to perfection.
Waitress was really nice and great service.
My only issue would be that the dinning room is very warm they need to have a few more ceiling fans.

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere we always come here at least once a week and we live 1.5 hours away. Please bring back the golf tournament for habitat for humanity.

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EV
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never had a bad meal at Tommy Bahama's - and the location in Palm Desert has an amazing view of the mountains and valley.

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PD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a wonderful meal. Reminder - you must specify PATIO or OUTSIDE when making reservation thru OT. Hostess was able to accommodate (thank you!) but don’t expect that to happen

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FF
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on the outside patio area at a great table and our server soon came to introduce herself and brought iced water. She took our drinks order while we perused the menu. We ordered our food and very quickly out came some fresh bread straight from the oven and the Tommy Bahama special honey butter.
We didn’t have a long wait for our food to arrive and when it did it was presented beautifully on hot plates which is a always a good start.
My husband had the Parmesan crusted chicken which he said was beautifully cooked and the cauliflower/potato mash delicious. I had ordered the Cuban sandwich and asked for grilled asparagus instead of the chips. I was delighted that the sandwich wasn’t huge as so often they are and the asparagus was perfectly cooked and brushed with garlic butter and lemon
For dessert we shared the pineapple creme brûlée which was divine and throughout the meal the service we’d reveived had been exceptional.
Well done Tommy Bahamas.....highly recommend this to anyone in the area.

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LV
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is very good although a little bit pricey. The service was wonderful and the view from the patio is breathtaking.

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AL
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very pleasantly surprised! Food was very tasty. Nice menu!

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