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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (42)
Great for Outdoor Dining (42)
Good for Birthdays (35)
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Fun (33)
Bar Seating (29)
Good for a Date (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Scenic View (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Hot Spot (12)
Business Meals (10)
Live Music (10)
People Watching (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (8)
Romantic (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Authentic (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vegan (4)
Cozy (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 25, 2017

I love this TB restaurant! The view is absolutely stunning! Service is always excellent. Food and drinks are delicious! Go for a casual lunch or dinner, or a special occasion. The prices are very reasonable in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. TB will have you thinking you're in the islands! I can't wait to come back again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Always awesome!

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We really enjoyed our dining experience here. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great to stop in for happy hour. Interesting yummy choices and good service.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We had a nice dinner at Tommy Bahama, but it was impossible to get a table away from very loud children. I love children, but I do NOT love their parents who let them run wild in a restaurant. I'll definitely think twice before going back.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 16, 2017

This is certainly one of the liveliest and most successful restaurants in the Coachella Valley. Always a great energy level yet not overwhelming. The service was outstanding the last two times I have been here. Very professional staff which is not always the case out here in the desert.
But I continue to be underwhelmed by the food. The menu reads well. Fun, eclectic, healthy, some exotic flavors. But the pull their punches. The Asian and Caribbean inspired dishes are bland. And the ingredients always a little tired and soggy.
I'll be back for the delicious cocktails and the fun atmosphere, but I would be reluctant to ever again order more than bar food. Not worth the investment

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Wendy (our server) was attentive, friendly and made the evening flow nicely.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Per our request for a "quiet" table so we could chat, we were seated in the back room - farthest from the live music. Music, perhaps piped in, was still so loud near us that we had difficulty hearing our own conversations. Food was good but b/c of the noise, have no plans to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The food was delicious and service was amazing.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Always good here. Good food and great service. Wait staff is very attentive and very friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The room was so noisy you could not carry on a conversation. It was a birthday for a special guest, but did not turn out to be a special occasion.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent rolls and butter. Crab bisque was also delicious. Ribs were tender amd had good flavor, but could have done with a little more sauce. Pulled pork sandwich was good, but way too much bread, even though the amount of meat was substantial.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We dined at Tommy Bahama for our anniversary and chose the restaurant because it had great reviews. The food was good but we did not have good service. Our server told us that she could tell another large party was going to be taking a lot of her time. An appetizer we ordered was never put in so we didn't receive it until we asked about it and it arrived with dinner.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Tommy's never disappoints. We have been coming to the desert for weekend getaways for over 25 years, and Tommy's is always one of our traditions. The seafood is always great and I love the drink menu too. The menu has a great variety and fairly priced for the eats!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Carlos, our server, was excellent. Polite and professional. We had a series of appetizers which were delicious. We are regulars to Tommy Bahamas for many years.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We came to celebrate Father's Day as a family, a weekend later, as the boys were away by themselves for the actual day. We made a reservation(highly recommended) and were promptly led to our table. The dinner menu also contains lunch items (which three of the four of us ordered). After seeing a picture of the filet mignon salad I had my dinner item pegged. It did not disappoint at all. We shared the dual dip and crab cakes as appetizers. Both were excellent choices. My son had the Cuban Sandwich and Daughter had the Barbeque burger and they devoured them in no time. My wife's seared ahi would have been my choice and she was nice enough to share it. It was so good that I might not have shared it were it my selection.
I will definitely return when we return to the desert!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Always a good place for a date and to meet friends. All the food is great. Live the majitos.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Always like to take out of town guests or family to restaurant. Enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Love Tommy Bahamas. One of my favorite restaurants. Food is great and the cocktails and bartenders are outstanding. My favorite cocktail/ Key Lime Martini.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Used my $50 off coupon to go to dinner on my GF's birthday. We've been here before, so we knew what we were getting into. Which is a great time with food and drinks that are just fantastic. Always a treat to go, especially when it's 50% off!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Cozy, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

we went because of a $50 gift certificate but found the food, service and ambiance to be well worth the price, with or without. will definitely return.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I only wish there was one in San Diego!!!
We live in San Diego and can only visit one of your locations when we travel. We wish there was one in our home city. Thank you

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food. Always a great experience at Palm Desert Tommy Bahama's.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We went to the restaurant for my friend's birthday. Other than being noisy, it was a good experience. We all enjoyed the food, which included salads, appetizers and entrées. Fun atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We always love our experience at Tommy Bahama's and why we keep coming back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Happy Hour, Tapas, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The Island feel in the desert. The food was fantastic as were the Mai Tai's. Patio seating is much better than inside. The staff was fantastic. Go for Happy Hour.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I love Tommy Bahama's! I've been going to the Palm Desert location for a number of years and it's always fantastic. When I had a retail business in the area I would have our Christmas party there and now it's usually just 3 or 4 of us for dinner. But whether they are serving 15 people or just a two-top the food is tasty, the service is spot on and the ambiance can't be beat.

Also try to get a table on the patio and watch the sunset. Add in a Mai Tai and a coconut shrimp appetizer and you'll think you're on Maui!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

At first I was reluctant to go to the restaurant, because I only know Tommy Bahama as a clothing store. I was wrong!!! The food was great. Just about the best fish and chips I have ever had. Great Pina Colada cake. The service was excellent. A very memorable evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Service was great, restaurant personnel dressed in TB gear, nice touch. The food fit the island theme and set the ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Our server Carlos was amazing! He made sure our group had the best time and made my friends 50th birthday extra special. Thank you so much for accommodating our group. Those scallop sliders were amazing and we will be back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We went for a business lunch...,amazing food and service! We will return!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 8, 2017

If you go during a busy time try to sit on the outdoor patio as the noise level inside is deafening; unable to have a conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Dined with my husband for Restaurant Week. Tommy Bahama never disappoints.......fabulous service, food, drink and a lot of choices on the Restaurant Week Menu. TB definitely a favorite restaurant of ours!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Great place and had a nice evening with great food and excellent service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 6, 2017

It was our anniversary which was noted in reservation and nothing was said or done😂😂

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 3, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed celebrating our 34th anniversary. We are glad we did not bring anyone else with us, however, because we never could have carried on a conversation with others. It was TOO LOUD and we were happy that we could anticipate what the other was saying. Other than that, we enjoyed our food.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Patio has lovely views and ambiance. The food was imaginatively put together and delicious!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent service today. Very noisy restaurant. Good good.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Everything was great as usual. The service was perfect. The food -- coconut shrimp, bungalow salad, filet medallions, roasted cod, coconut cake and chocolate cake -- were all fantastic.

The drinks are never sort of perfect.

Restaurant Week a special bonus!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We come from Colorado to eat here every year for Restaurant Week. Saturday night they were NOT READY! We confirmed our reservation months in advance and were sat in the BAR with Children under the age of 4. We requested to move, but now they let you request the Patio. SO, when we setup our reservation that wasn't an option. I was notified by the rude 20 something hostess that I had messed that up and should have requested the patio. We sat in the bar and had an amazing meal, till desert. They didn't have it together in the kitchen, so that was delayed over 20 minutes. This year was the worse experience we have had in YEARS!!
If you want to sit outside on the Patio, make sure and request it. MY goodness! Lesson learned.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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