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About Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert

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

73-595 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Caribbean, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Island Time Happy Hour 4:00pm-6:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 836-0188

Website:
http://www.tommybahama.com/

Entertainment:
Live Island Music, call for a schedule

Catering:
call for information

Parking Details:
Attached, covered parking available.

Public Transit:
El Paseo & Larkspur Lane.

El Paseo Courtesy Cart available for free transportation to the shops along the paseo.

Executive Chef:
Rey Baysa

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit us for Island Time for great deals on appetizer small plates, signature drinks, beer, and wine 4-6pm Seven Days A Week.

Private Dining

Tommy Bahama Palm Desert is the perfect location for any event. We bring you the island lifestyle whether you are having an intimate luncheon or dinner or a lavish cocktail party. Your celebrations are made even more special with our delicious cuisine, warm and friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere.

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (36)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
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Fun (28)
Good for a Date (25)
Great for Lunch (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Scenic View (13)
Live Music (11)
People Watching (11)
Business Meals (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Healthy (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Cozy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tapas (4)
Authentic (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Vegan (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

This is a lively, fun place to eat with a nice view from the patio. Food and service were both great.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

We were there to celebrate a friends Birthday, service was excellent as always...our waiter brought out a complimentary dessert topped the night.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The most embarrassing experience ever. We flew down friends from Seattle for his 50th Bday. We were blessed with a $200 Open Table gift certificate, we gave it to our waitress at sit down to confirm ok (Cynthia)-she said no problem. At check-out, I was told does not apply by the manager Darrell. Darrell was the absolute worst manager for a service business. He needs to not represent a great brand like Tommy Bahama. I explained we asked and provided the server the documentation before we dined and nothing was communicated that it was not approved until bill payment. Darrell came over and said sorry our server is new and there is nothing I can do about it. Really nothing? I said, you are going to allow 4 guests leave on a negative experience? Darrell did absolute nothing to take a negative situation and make it a positive. Blown away. He then asked, "What do you expect me to do?" I expect great service and to leave on our friends 50th bday to not be embarrassed and to provide a positive "goodbye", and I am not asking to be comp'd my entire meal, but some gesture that says we value our guests and we are so sorry for the miscommunication of our staff. Left a really bad taste overall, but Cynthia provided wonderful service, however the GM-Darrel was horrible and should not deal with the public.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food is always good. Had requested an outside table for our reservation. Came early so they said no. The front desk staff is really not accommodating at all. That is consistent with every visit. Lots of tables outside but not. Sat inside which is extremely noisy and the waitress was a coukd not be bothered waitress.
Usually a great place to go but they were definitely not in their game. Needs some staff training on ensuring you listen to your client.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food, atmosphere and service were great. The prices were also great...there were four adults and we ordered three glasses of wine, four mixed drinks, two appetizers, four meals and a dessert for $200. A deal!!

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We've been here several times. Lovely patio and nice selection.
A little disappointing this time.
Hostess was not very welcoming and although birthday was checked on reservation, nothing was done!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Love this restaurant. Service is excellent as is the food.
Cannot beat Tommy’s

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Service was very good. Coconut shrimp app and ribs entree good. Burger was ordered medium rare arrived well done and cold.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food and service was great. The night we came they had a wonderful guitar player

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

A really nice environment particularly on the patio. The menu offered some excellent choices from appetizers, soup, salad and entrees. Some of my favorites include the scallop slider appetizer, the crab soup, and the salad with either shrimp or steak.
Service is always near perfect and overall this is a great dining experience. We were with another couple and all of us enjoyed our food, the ambience, and the service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As always, Tommy Bahama came through with a wonderful evening. The service was perfect, the food was delicious and the drinks were...awesome! We had appetizers, we had filet mignons and we had dessert. Every time we go to Tommy's its an experience that we talk about for days! Thank you Tommy Bahama, see you soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The bartender was very Friendly. The coconut shrimp were very good.
Ribs had a bit too much sauce and the coleslaw too vinegary.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our waitress was terrific, the location is easy to get to, the food was quite good (just short of excellent) and the vibe was good, although a touch loud for old folks like us. The only complaint I could muster up is that the coffee I ordered was lukewarm, not bad enough to keep us away though.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Went with friends for dinner. Almost everyone we take here likes the place. It has a cool vibe and the outdoor view is hard to beat.

This time noticed quite a bit or wear and tear. Torn and dirty pillows, peeling paint at the base of the banquette.

Drinks were perfect. However the server didn’t walk around the table to deliver them. She came to one end of our table and handed them to us in mid air.

Food was great and portions very generous.

Noise wasn’t bad and music was quiet enough that we could still converse.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun, People Watching
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Wonderful meal on the patio tonight. Samantha was our delightful server, and guide through the Happy Hour and regular menus. After Grapefruit Basil martinis, coconut shrimp and Mac nut encrusted goat cheese, we were treated to delicious entrees. My wife had the Thai scallops and shrimp, and I opted for the 6 oz Filet Mignon. Served on hot plates, our meals were just about perfect. Happily recommend this Tommy Bs for a nice meal and good location.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our server was fantastic. Attentive but not "in your face". Friendly and accommodating to the max. One of the best, ever. Her name is Kelly, I believe.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very nice place, easy access and parking. Good for couples or a group .. moderate pricing (about $100 including a couple glasses of wine and 1 appetizer). Service was VERY good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Came here for my boyfriend’s 21st birthday. Our server was great and the food was delicious! Definitely get the coconut shrimp for an appetizer. We will definitely be coming back next time we are in Palm Desert.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Sat outside, couple of large parties having fun, noise not too bad. Service was great, food preparation was amazing and the Sangria by the pitcher was a nice touch.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Up until about 2 yrs ago we looking forward to the Mai Tai's. No longer. Why they changed them we will never understand...BIG mistake!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent cuisine. Outstanding service. Fun atmosphere. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a wonderful evening. We were celebrating an anniversary and a birthday with friends. Kelly, our waitress,made the entire evening special. We never felt rushed or neglected. The food was excellent, and they went out of their way to accommodate us with a quiet outside table. It had been a long time since we had been to Tommy Bahamas, but we will definitely be returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Had a nice time at Tommy Bahama's. Good food and pleasant service. Fairly good value.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A really enjoyable experience overall! Great menu, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and fair prices.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Service and food were excellent.
Service and food were excellent.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

A beautiful restaurant with a wonderful ambiance, great drinks and delicious food. We’ve been here many times, and we will continue to visit!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We ate there for a second night on a raw. I think that when our house finish building and move part time in the area, this will be one of our favor places to eat and drink. And yes, they make gooood drinks.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

At first they didn't see the notes for our reservation and weren't going to accommodate us but then someone else cancelled and they were able to. They took good care of us and saved the evening and we had a fabulous evening and meal with our out of town guests. Great service and great food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Best restaurant and consistent with great food and drinks - hope they open more

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A Gem in the desert. Tommy Bahama is one of the best restaurants in the greater Palm Springs area. Food is delicious, their drinks are how a drink should be made (Try the Mai Tai), staff is friendly and the location one of the top.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a reservation on a busy Friday evening and were seated fairly quickly. Our server was efficient and seemed to be knowledgeable. We both had the crab bisque as a starter and while it tasted very good, it appeared that it had been sitting under a heat lamp or something as there was a thin skin forming on it. No matter, we still enjoyed it. My husband's crusted tuna also looked like it had been resting as it too looked like it had a skin and the color seemed a bit off. He said it was tasty. I had fish & chips and enjoyed my first piece of fish, which was cooked well, but the second piece seemed slightly undercooked. I did not enjoy the yucca fries, but that's just me.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We discovered Tommy Bahama’s earlier this year in Newport Beach, after reading good reviews. The atmosphere was casual, but elegant. Service was outstanding, and the dishes served were fresh and delectable. Presently, we have been visiting Palm Desert for a milestone birthday and we were pleasantly surprised to learn of a TB’s on El Paseo, and decided to celebrate there. We found the same courteous and friendly service, excellent and creative dishes, as well as a wonderful semi-outdoor dining area. What a great experience! Tommy Bahama Group: if you’re reading this, please locate a restaurant in the Portland area!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food and service were both great. As a vegetarian, I was delighted to find several vegetarian options from which to choose. I had the vegetables with cauliflower steak and farro salad. Enjoyed every bite. The chocholate pie is worth every calorie!

Tags: Vegan, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 8, 2017

One of our favorites. Always eat in the bar, really nice bar menu

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great except for the two tables next to us with very noisy children.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fun
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent seared scallop sliders. The service was also great.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food is always awesome! The wait staff attentive, personable, and efficient.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Live Music, Good for a Date, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food at TB is always great! Love the Island Time (Happy Hour)! Bartenders and servers are always personable & friendly. My favorite is the Captiva Cocktail which is not an alcoholic cocktail, but shrimp, crab, tomatoes, onions, avocados & cucumbers in an amazing goblet of tastiness!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great service! Tasha was our server and she was so sweet and very attentive! The food was good but not the best I’ve ever had. I thought it was a little overpriced for what was served but it tasted good and didn’t take too long to get to us. The goat cheese appetizer was the best dish we had. Overall good experience. We were visiting from out of town.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Everything was perfect.

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