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Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert

4.4
1498 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Fun
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Caribbean, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Island Time Happy Hour 4:00pm-6:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 836-0188
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rey Baysa
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Catering
call for information
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Attached, covered parking available.
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Public transit
El Paseo & Larkspur Lane.

El Paseo Courtesy Cart available for free transportation to the shops along the paseo.
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Entertainment
Live Island Music, call for a schedule
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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.
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

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.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food and service were great!

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Food was good. We had a 7:00 reservation and weren’t seated until almost 7:30. The patio was closed due to wind so that likely impacted inside seating. However, it was so cold inside and they didn’t adjust the AC. it was blowing hard - to the point they handed out blankets to a few diners.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We love Tommy Bahamas restaurant. We often go for happy hour as they have great drinks and small plates. The goat cheese is always good as are the fish tacos. The service is great both at the bar or in the restaurant itself. My husband always orders the sanabel chicken and I love the macadamia crusted red snapper. Deserts are great as well , the pina colada cake is always our go to.
We make Tommy Bahamas our first and last restaurant when we go the Palm Desert.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Another great meal at TB's Palm Desert. I had grilled Mahi Mahi served over Crispy Furikake Rice Cake, Shrimp Broth, Sautéed Squash & Carrots, w/ Chile Oil. It was excellent. My wife had the fish & chips--good but not extraordinary--next time she plans to order the mahi mahi.

Our friends had the Lump Blue Crab Bisque, Grilled Chicken & Mango salad, & the Shrimp & Grits. They bisque & shrimp were both excellent. The grits are spicy. The salad is good but not extraordinary.

We sat on the covered patio w/ a view of the Coachella Valley. A beautiful warm night w/out wind. They remodeled their patio a few years ago & it is a favorite dining location.

Lots of energy in the restaurant--on the loud side indoors; quieter outside.

We have had uniformly good experiences at this restaurant w/ repeatable high quality meals. You won't go wrong here.

Reservations are recommended especially in season or during Coachella fest.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Compared to other Tommy Bahama restaurants that I have eaten at, this one was awful!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Hostess couldn’t even find the reservation so we sat at the bar

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Potato served with both main courses was cold

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The restaurant was busy. The service was poor. The food was not as good as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Awe so loved eating here during our 2 week stay in Palm springs we went back there 3 times for lunch. One time was for my birthday and they surprised me with any choice of dessert I wanted . their lollipop chicken drumettes ; their goat cheese appetizer to name a couple were just so delicious we had them as starters all 3 days. Their unique tasting butter for your bread was amazing too. then we went downstairs to shop.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great Ahi Poke, good people watching at lunchtime.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It is our favorite restaurant in Palm Desert! We love the food, ambience, good service and the comfortable outdoor dining, even when it's really hot outside. It's always the first place we think to go when we get to the desert. The Captiva Cocktail (crab and shrimp) is to die for!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great meal and great service as always at this busy restaurant. We were seated outside and avoided last of the boisterous happy hour crowd — although happy hour is fun too.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great menu - my husband loved the vegetable tacos!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food, great service and nice atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very good experience!! No complaints

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great dinner at one of our favorites! Samantha was awesome. Music was perfect. A wonderful way to end our vacation. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

When we vacation in Palm Springs we always dine here because we enjoy the food and the terrace. Indoors is noisy and nothing special, but the outdoor patio provides a beautiful vista and sunset. The service, however, is lackluster - no warmth, no checking once you've been served. I had to ask thrice for a fork so I could eat my appetizer. Had to ask to have water refilled. Had to ask about dessert, etc. The order is taken, served and billed with no care in-between.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Old oil was used to cook vegetables and was inedible.
Far from the quality at the Hawaii location.
Sad to see.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great service, great food and even a special piece of Birthday cake to share! Thank you Tommy Bahama for a special Birthday lunch!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great food in a tropical setting.
Area where we were seated this visit seemed like a converted hallway area, lacked tommy bahama’s ambience. But the food was still delicious

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We’ve dined in the NYC and Wailea locations and the atmosphere in Palm Desert doesn’t have the same aesthetic or ambience. Felt like an inexpensive chain restaurant. Food was just ok. Overpriced for what you received. :(

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food! Excellent service. Amazing view of mountains at dusk with clear sky.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My sister was visiting us ... I only see her once a year. We had booked a table on the patio.... lovely when we started but then a large party came in and seated next to us .... they had their own buffet table so it was an organized party of probably thirty people. Loud but not bad. Then more people kept coming to join this party and they literally had their backsides against our table and are shouting back and forth to the rest of their group. We spoke to our server who contacted the mgr. He subsequently did the right thing and did not charge us for our meals. He recognized it was not a workable situation. Even so, it was a spoiled evening for us and we’re not grouches or ones to complain easily. We understand things happen but this was not organized appropriately by management. What we feel bad about is that we left forgetting to tip our server and now she is out money when in fact, table allocation was not her responsibility.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We were told we could not sit outside. Service started out great and got slower by end of the meal. We like going to Tommy Bahama the first night of our vacation every year. This year was a B-/C+

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our favorite date night spot!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I always love going to Tommy Bahama for different types of meals. There is enough variety that it never gets old.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent food and beverages, however we were well done with our appetizer by the time our drinks finally arrived. Service could have been faster and more organized but the friendliness of our server made up for it.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Fun place to go in El Paseo. Never disappointed !

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Fantastic...great food

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We went there for lunch on the patio. The blackened fish taco are always reliable and delicious. The other lunch go to item is the captiva cocktail loaded with shrimp. The pulled pork sandwich and the Momma Bahama chicken sandwich are also yummy but you need to be extra hungry to finish them. We miss the crispy plantains with black bean salsa.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Man wife & I had a great meal for an extensive menu with excellent service- the portions sizes were very substantial.

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience & can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had the most wonderful lunch today. Once again the service went above and beyond. My son was disappointed to learn that the hotdog was removed from the children’s menu. They actually sent a staff member to the grocery store, and made him one. Unbelievable right? Carlos, our server, could not have been any better. A+

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My first time eating at a Tommy Bahamas. Food was excellent! We sat at the bar and our server was awesome. She really knew the wine list and helped us pick a great one. I will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We each swooned over a cup of the crab bisque. To.Die.For. Hubby honed in on the shrimp and grits and found it tasty enough to consume his entire bowlful. He loved it. I opted for the blackened fish tacos (3) and they were lishy, but a bit much after the bisque so would skip the soup next time as they aren’t small. It came with a side of coconut yogurt with plantains that I just didn’t care for-or maybe I was just too full! Way big noisy inside.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent food and service

Thank you

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Relaxed atmosphere with good comfort food and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Always fun at this restaurant. Great waiter and service. Yummy cocktails. Love the lemon drop. Had the ahi bowl and chicken bowl. Wonderful. Light and flavorful. Key lime pie for desert. All delicious and a fun ambience.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Consistently excellent casual dining . Good food and good service.

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2.0Dined on March 13, 2018

food average, disappointing, and few if any healthy options besides "salad". server probably should not be in customer driven work, surly from the first moment on.

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