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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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DA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific meal at Tommy Bahama's, warm and friendly service and fun ambience. Great time with a terrific friend all combined to make for a good memory.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Patrick was an excellent server and made our evening great!!

UF
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a great time. Food was delicious and our waiter was great.

JC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Two DOGS sitting on chairs at two tables from us. What is your DOG in the restaurant policy? Maybe we should have ordered a can of dog food for them.
Why do you allow dogs , not “helper type dogs “ to sit in your restaurants? Can I bring my “helper Kitty Cat?” How about other animals?
Good food, outstanding service! Are you that desperate for customers that you would not refuse anybody with a dog? Come on in I don’t see your dog!
Your reputation, in my book, is going down hill.

Can I return to your Palm Desert location on a “No Animals Allowed Day” ?

BM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

So much better “off season”. It’s like a completely different restaurant when they know they’ll have traffic no matter what. Everything from the cocktails ( their usually perfect Mai Tai becomes a sweet glass of pineapple juice with a tiny dark rum float) to the food ( cold hard French fries, Cuban sandwich that smelled slightly of fish, old salad greens etc...) are sub par when the vacation traffic rolls into town. Skip it until the snowbirds leave...

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. My go to place in the desert.

ST
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place with a really nice patio. Good menu with reasonable prices. I had the mahi mahi fish tacos that were recommended by the server. Very flavourful. Room open and airy.

JY
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We were seated in the room on the west end inside that used to house the bar. TERRIBLE> A barn of a room with the worst acoustics you could imagine. Will never sit there again.
Wedge salad was 3 out of 10 . Not chilled lettuce. A mix of lettuce instead of just iceburg. Two very small dabs of Blue Cheese on it and then a little bit of something like Green Goddess. Not good. No onions. Bacon bits were good.
Prawn , scallop entre was 5/10 . rice pilaf in the centre was warm at best. Seafood was good as was the curry sauce.
I am in no hurry to return .

T
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had a great time. Usually the food is very good but one of
us had a bad plate of spaghetti squash with chicken. Otherwise the food was good. The wait staff was excellent, and atmosphere was lively. They wrote off the bad meal, which was very nice. We will be back for sure.

KK
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Varied menu is great

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Very attentive service from wait staff. An always must when in the desert.

t
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
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
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
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.

H
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyable.

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
3 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
219 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
14 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
8 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.

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