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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (58)
Casual (46)
Fun (35)
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Good for a Date (32)
Great for Lunch (31)
Bar Seating (30)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Scenic View (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Happy Hour (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
People Watching (10)
Romantic (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Healthy (9)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Authentic (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great Beer (4)
Live Music (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

So, I eat here very often. Usually for lunch. They do not take lunch reservations, but it is in one of the most beautiful shopping areas in the world , so if you go to the restaurant at say 1130 and put your name in for 1230 and walk around, you can have a table at 1230 pretty much confirmed.
When the place is jam packed, which is often, then the service is pretty poor. The waiters are very busy and it is hard to get anyone to come back to the table for water, or dressing etc. Everyone is very nice, but a runner should follow up at regular intervals to help the waiter to keep the table going during the meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

We made a reservation and we’re sat at the entrance. Wonder why we even made a reservation. Could of walked off the street and got terrible seating.
Also we wanted to add two more people to our table but open table said there was no availability. But there was a table for two right beside us and a ton of other tables open. So we could of easily had our friends come.
Food was great.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

We did get the last early reservation - it was Valentines day, and the table was right at the entrance, and was very noisy - but the food and service were great! I always like to recommend this restaurant and always take company to it as the menu is varied enough to suit everyone.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was not good, lettuce in Caesar was wilted

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

Love all TB restaurants. Sat outdoors on the patio. It was a bit chilly but they provided heaters. Wait staff very attentive. Had the coconut shrimp...AMAZING!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

I had the fish tacos and they were excellent. The outdoor dining space is fabulous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Healthy, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We always have dinner on the rooftop at Tommy's when we visit The Desert. Make sure you request outdoor seating when you make your reservation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Good food.
Nice patio.
Nice steel drum music, but it was too loud.
Server was brusque, cool and impatient. I wouldn’t want her as a server again.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My favorite place for excellent food and fun!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was excellent! Server was extra attentive. Always a great experience.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Eh not great just good

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 7, 2018

It was a beautiful night, and we expected to sit outside. However, hostess told us because we had not requested outside on Open Table ( who new?) that it would be 1 1/2 hour wait for outside! It was VERY noisy inside, hard to even have a conversation! We were disappointed as we had out of town guests!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a wonderful lunch, great food and wine. We each had the special- the shrimp cocktail, which never disappoints. The only thing that bothered us was those "birds". They were swooping right through our table!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We keep coming back. Food was freshens tasty. We had terrific salads that werehealthy and generous is portions. (Chicken mango and shrimp noodle). Gazpacho soup was delicious but t pricey. We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in Palm Desert. You can always count on great food, wonderful service and enjoyable outdoor dinning.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Appetizer: coconut shrimp with papaya mango chutney. A very sweet dish. Skimpy amount of chutney. Includes at least 1 1/2 cups of Island Slaw, which was also very sweet. Shrimp were a reasonable size for the price and were properly cooked and juicy.
Entre: Baby Back Ribs: Properly cooked, juicy. Too sweet. Served with another 1 1/2 cups Island Slaw. Potato/cauliflower mash was tasty.
Entre: Fillet Mignon: Cooked as ordered (med-rare) but blue cheese was not melted into the steak. Potato/cauliflower mash was good.
Bread was served with a sweet cinnamon butter but server was happy to provide plain butter.
If you like sweet, this is the place for you!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We always love Tommy Bahamas. Good food, great cocktails.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Outside area is much better than the cold interior decor.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My husband didn’t want to go but he was pleasantly surprised! We both liked our meal choices and desserts are delicious too!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Surprisingly good and interesting food, good service and pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The noise in the restaurant was unbearable
We were seated inside the restaurant and could not hear the person across the table

Music was loud and obnoxious !!!

We were moved outdoors Away from the music
And it was a nice relaxing and quiet setting

Never be seated inside unless you enjoy loud music
And do not care to have a conversation at dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our servers, Sarah and Kate were outstanding!! They helped to make the evening memorable

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Try one of their signature 'dishes', the Captiva Cocktail. It's not always on the menu but they'll usually make it for you if you ask them. Enjoy going to TB; cheerful environment, great food and great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was very good. The service was excellent. It was quiet and the atmosphere was very good for conversation. The goat cheese appetizer was great.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Such a happy place! Great friendly service. But ... please bring back the plantain chips!!!
It was your signature item. Thanks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was very good the waitress we had that evening not so much.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food. I had roasted vegetables with shrimp and my husband had baked chicken. Best meal so far! Thank-you. The post card is also a nice touch.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Dinner, service was fabulous, request and outdoor seating and was denied that was a disappointment

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service always excellent. They have live music but it is quiet and subtle. Tonight it was a solo guitarist. Highly recommend.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The restaurant atmosphere is warm and inviting. The food is always delicious with lovely presentations. You have the option of eating outside which has a view of El Paseo and the mouns. The sea scallop sliders are my favorite! You can have 1/2 serving of desert if you like. The rolls are out of this world with cinnamon butter. The service is always superb.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We've always liked Tommy's. This time (no room out on the porch) we were not as pleased. Table in the back of the dining area lacked TB ambiance and that's where all the kids were. Our waitress was probably overworked though friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. She forgot several requests - had to be reminded to bring a 2nd glass of wine and requested water - and my 'handcrafted' martini came without the listed olive juice and blue cheese olives. Bar very slow, too. All a bit frenetic. Food was delicious, though, so that saved the night.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 18, 2018

food was great. service was slow tp order and very slow in getting check, also had to have correction on bill, I was charged for a compilmentary idem, it was quickly corrected.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Second time during our trip to Palm Desert that we went to Tommy Bahama. Great store! Nice restaurant. We went with the pub type food this time- my husband had the french dip, which he said was excellent. I had the Cuban Sandwich which was also excellent. Not crazy about the yucca fries, though. Macadamia Crusted Goat Cheese was very nice, but not really worth the price. Pina colada cake is to die for, though! Highly recommend it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a lovely waitress. Enjoyed our food. Soup portion was rather small. The French Dip sandwich a bit expensive for what it is. Overall though a nice relaxing meal.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a fabulous lunch outside on the patio for a special friend's lunch and it was amazing!
Great food and excellent waitress (Tiffany) which made the meal even more fun!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I truly enjoy the Tommy Bahama experience, however, on our recent visit they were out of the ingredients for one of their signature cocktails. Given the brand, Tommy Bahama should never be in this situation. It was disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We sampled most every appetizer, many specialty drinks, salads and desserts. Our server was very fun but I forget his name. We used our $50 gift cards (2). They did not rush us and they kept our cocktails full and the table cleared of used dishes. Very attentive server. Enjoyed all of the various items especially the puff tacos

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

My husband and I have been to multiple Tommy Bahama restaurants and love them. This one in Palm Desert was excellent. I had the salmon special which was delicious and my husband had the fish & chips which also was delicious. Pina Colada cake is always our favorite dessert! Yummy!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good. We had Salad and Fish and Chips. Both were good.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We arrived on time and escorted to the most beautiful outdoor table. Our server Kimberly was there within minutes to help us navigate the menu of drinks. We then took our time and selected several items for tasting. The food was wonderful. The best blue crab on the West Coast. Kimberly was excellent. Checked on us regularly and kept us fed and full of drinks. We had a great time. We go at least 2 times a year, and we have never been disappointed.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fun
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