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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

Great for Outdoor Dining (45)
Casual (42)
Fun (35)
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Good for Birthdays (34)
Good for a Date (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Happy Hour (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Scenic View (19)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
People Watching (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Business Meals (10)
Live Music (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Romantic (9)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tapas (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vegan (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

A desert gem, this restaurant has been one our family and friends favorites for the past few years. Clean, airy with a lot of character and upscale ambience is projected in this location

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

Food is always good. Great mixed drinks. But this time, despite having a reservation for dinner, we were seated in the large, open area to the left of the bar. The acoustics and noise level were painful, even though it was less than half full. Absolutely unacceptable! We asked to be moved outside. No tables. Eventually, the host offered us the private room to the left. He did, however, state that plans were underway to add acoustical treatment to that room. We'll see, because most restaurants are either ignorant on this issue or don't give a damn. Until then, avoid seating inside, unless very few tables are occupied.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Little night out with my husband just because

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Happy hour here is THE BEST!!! Sit at the bar as all of the bartenders are fabulous and the food is on point! Always a staple when we come vacation in Palm Dessert.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had a table on the patio which is above the street overlooking the lights on El Paseo. It was a beautiful view. The food was delicious, and the seating very comfortable. Our server was attentive and helpful with suggestions.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our service was adequate at best. 3 people 2 drinks made incorrectly. Those were reordered and it took a longer than usual time to serve. They were served when we were given our bread and our entrees came within minutes. No time to converse with my family over a cocktail. Menus remained on our table even after I asked for them to be removed. We asked for additional au jus. Came with our box doggy bag. The server did give us a complimentary desert. We did leave a tip. Probably should not have. Our last dining experience at your restaurant was perfect; that’s why I brought my fsmily. The service actually dampened what should have been a fun & enjoyable evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great as always, will be back. Outside the dinning one of the best

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We always enjoy our dinners at Tommy Bahamas. We enjoy sitting outside at night looking over the lights of El Paseo. There is usually live music. On this occasion it was a steel drum musician. Be sure to leave room for dessert. Several great options.

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Romantic, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Consistently good food. Excellent cocktails. We sat on the patio on a cool night but the overhead heaters kept us comfortable.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Tommy Bahama never disappoints! Been to several of their locations and the food and atmosphere is always consistent. The staff is always friendly and the drinks are always good!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Too noisy. Service was so so. It took us over 1/2 hour to get the bill.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food and services is amazing ! Love the steak salad with portalbello mushrooms !

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 14, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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