Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert

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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant!! We have to go every time we are in town. We love it so much we got married here. They have superb food and service!! Can’t wait to come back !!

M
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Not at the top of their game tonight. Service was slow and so noisy inside the waiter got the order wrong. Delivered the wrong meal and took a long time to replace it. Service was not it’s usual flow.

CC
Los Angeles
200 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

2 for dinner - seated promptly. Inside, the dining room lacks charm and warmth. Needs help- cavernous and cold.
Mai tai was great.. coconut shrimp , BBQ ribs were great. Salmon salad was good. We were too stuffed to order pina colada cake- which we Love. Next time!!

I
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My high school friends were in Palm Desert for a birthday weekend and had the best time. Our server, DD, was amazing, friendly, attentive. The cocktails were fantastic , the food even better and we will definitely be back!!!

LM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience2

If you want to sit on the patio which is the preferred seating, you must request it in notes. TB places all diners who book on Open Table inside which alters your experience. They must not value the service. Our food was good but we opted to have a couple appetizers and drinks, then go somewhere else. We also had to ask for plates to share the apps. We sure didn’t feel welcome.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating an anniversary. Service was great enjoyed our evening.

MH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Tommy... The Lump Crab Bisque is the best!

PW
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always order the Captiva from the appetizer menu which is more than enough for a filling meal. This time a year it was delightful to sit on the patio.

e
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great really good service

GS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little noisy but the atmosphere is great. Our service was impeccable!

G
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Food was awesome and service impeccable!

t
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We've eaten at many Tommy Bahamas. This is the worst. We asked to be seated inside given the cold weather. Unfortunately, we were in a direct line of the door that the serving staff used to come and go to the terrace. The door was consistently left open. We asked the wait staff to close it at least 4 times, we got up 3 times to close ourselves, and we asked the manager to deal with it. The persistent cold air and lack of staff attention ruined our experience. When you are dining out, you are paying for the food, the ambiance, and the service. This restaurant failed miserably on the last 2.

RC
Palm Springs
217 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Tommy Bahama in Palm Desert. The food is always great. Michael was our server this time and he was TERRIFIC! He is a pro and made our dinner extra special. We ordered the baby back ribs, crab cakes, coconut shrimp, ahi tacos and pineapple creme brûlée'. Everything was delicious! Thank you for taking excellent care of us, Michael!

r
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had appetizers and the Mahi Mahi tacos. Food was tasty and the ambiance on the patio was welcoming. Our server Natasha was very cheerful and a good host. All in all a nice place to spend some time.

JB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was perfect .
Our server was delightful and wanted to make sure our experience was perfect ! It was. The food was delicious!

BP
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always incredible!!!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner with friends.

CK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Made reservations for the patio which is where we sat. Initially they sat us right by the door(horrible location) I asked to switch they put us back in the corner where no one was sitting with kitchen door access. Did I really need a reservation for that? Very disappointing😳

RJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third visit in six weeks. We treated our daughter who was visiting from out of own and she thoroughly enjoyed it. We dined on the patio. Great view and very comfortable.

L
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and drinks

PJ
San Diego
96 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Not too loud tonight

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff, bartenders and management are fabulous at this location and so is the food! The patio and live music topped off the evening.

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to this restaurant before and had excellent service and food and this time was the same. The server was professional and refilled our drinks when needed and got more bread upon request. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our entrees. We will return.

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted with a warm and welcoming smile.
Server very warm and engaging
Server and kitchen staff most attentive to food allergies - you should be the training ground for other restaurants for your dedication to this element of food prep.
Superb menu selection and exquisite food!
We were there two days in a row - for lunch one day which was so enjoyable that we returned for dinner the next night!
We were visiting Palm Springs from Canada for a short 4-day holiday and to he next time we are in PS, we will definitely stop by for a meal! Thank you!!

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistent. Service is always spot on and the food is always amazing!

S
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time, celebrating my daughter's birthday. The new appetizer was amazing, the beef medallions on the Children's menu were great. The Mahi Mahi was also wonderful.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to enjoy amazing food complemented by the view from the balcony.

PS
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was perfect for outdoor seating. We enjoyed all of our entrées.. This was my first time to try the filet mignon flatbread. It was outstanding. And the chicken tortilla soup was good as always. My only objection (and not this visit) is the little room next to the entrance. It’s cold and noisy. Not t my first choice of seating.

4
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

i
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual place in the desert !! Patio seating is nice when it's not too hot - otherwise indoors is fun and lively too

f
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I also enjoy stopping by here for lunch, happy hour or dinner. The menu has a wide variety of selections for any diet. The bar has every drink selections you may want and the food is great.
I enjoy the Palm Desert location over the Palm Spring location.

j
Atlantic City
53 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food service and ambiance all as expected. They are consistent... and that’s a good thing.

k
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is pricy

L
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was a little disappointed with this visit. I’ve been many times and usually have a great meal. This time my hamburger was a bit dry. Not what I usually order, but have had them there before and loved them. Will certainly try it again on our next visit to PD.

l
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for celebrations or just for the good food and service.

NJ
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was our second visit to this restaurant in the past 12 months. The food was very good. Setting and atmosphere was also good however the server was pleasant enough but a bit inexperienced and was maybe trying to do to much and forgot a few things we requested. But we will return again on our next trip to palm desert

F
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love this place. Food is great. Atmosphere is perfect. Wish they had more on the menu though. Crab cakes are awesome

S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s and my birthday. It was very good but a little disappointing because the birthday “compliments of the house” was sooooo small, it was even very small even for an infant.

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