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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

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (56)
Casual (45)
Fun (42)
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Great for Lunch (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Good for a Date (33)
Bar Seating (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Happy Hour (25)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Scenic View (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Hot Spot (14)
People Watching (13)
Business Meals (11)
Romantic (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Healthy (8)
Live Music (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Cozy (6)
Great Beer (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Authentic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tapas (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 13, 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

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 8, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food just wasn’t that good. The people are very nice. We entered and it had a very fishy smell. We had the dip duo to start. The chips were tasteless and stale the guacamole was brown and looked like it was scooped a few hours before. The pub cheese had a crusty outside. Then we had the tuna tacos. The tuna just wasn’t that good. The fish tacos weren’t bad but nobody loved their food. They should take more pride in serving FRESH ingredients

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I confess to being a big Tommy Bahama fan. Food is excellent, coconut shrimp is legendary. Food is all round excellent be it salad, fish or meat. My only grumble, there are so few of these restaurants around.

The Palm Desert location has excellent parking behind and easy access to the high end El Paseo shops. Out side is fine in winter but a little too hot in summer

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We were 3 friends meeting for lunch. I made a reservation, which was good, as the restaurant was quite busy. We all 3 ordered the Chicken & Mango salad. It was underwhelming. The chicken was spotty - mine was great; one friend's was not cooked properly; the other friend's was tough and chewy. The mango was hard and lacked flavor. The salad just didn't seem to be the same as it had been in the past when I had ordered it and enjoyed it. We all agreed we wouldn't be ordering it again. The service was excellent and our waiter was nice, friendly and very attentive. No problems there.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We received a gift card from a friend and while It’s not a restaurant we would have selected on our own, but it was nice. The dining room was a bit cool and loud, but not to a point that was unemployable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant has an extensive menu with plenty of options (gluten-free, vegetarian). The vegetable tacos were outstanding. Bread was hot and fresh, with an excellent cinnamon-infused butter. Wine was very pricey - $40 for two glasses of Chardonnay, so check menu prices rather than relying on waitstaff recommendations! Our appetizers didn’t arrive and waiter apologized profusely and comp’d our desserts, which were excellent.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Perfect for any occasion. Great service with a great view for rooftop patio dining.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always an excellent experience. Excellent food. The ribs are the best nice ever had!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Went for the grilled artichoke. Didn't have any. We're told they were unable to get any until spring. Really? They should ask Cliffhouse where they get their's as they always have them. Got fabulous ones at our local grocery store last week. I guess Tommy B's needs a better supplier.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A gem in Palm Desert Tommy Bahamas has been our family's favorite since its opening. Unfortunately, this last time our waitress - although nice - was not very attentive as previous times.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was EXCELLENT! Couldn't have asked for better. I tried the veggie burger and OMG...AMAZING! SO GOOD.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Tommy Bahams restaurants always exhibit a creative well executed menu. This one was no exception. Special mention and kudos to a well trained waitstaff - especially Natasha who helped make our experience a memorable one.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our entire family had a wonderful dinner. It was a very nice evening

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Please skip the Brunch, not enough options and very bland. Would recommend that your restaurant only stick to lunch and dinner, which has always been outstanding. Brunch was extremely disappointing.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service - courses came at a perfect pace not all at once & each one was delish

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Waitress Natasha was attentive and made our dining experience quite enjoyable

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 21, 2017

TB was able to accommodate us at 5 pm the same day during a very busy
holiday week ... we were very thankful! had scallop sliders, panko crusted
talapia, coconut shrimp and loved it all. drinks (wine) reasonably priced.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Lovely luncheon place for a girls’ holiday get together.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Dining seems limited in Palm Desert and this was good and reliable. We enjoyed outside dinner under the heater and staff was helpful and friendly and didn’t just recommend the most expensive items. Enjoyed macadamia crusted snapper and ahi tuna kale salad. Both very nicely prepared and we are every bite

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Christina our server was fantastic and made our dining experience a delight!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very slow service. Waited with coasters but no water or drinks offered so we left. Very noisy and not for dinner.....maybe lunch would be great but this is not a place that represents a restaurant on El Paseo

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Things started off well, but when a table of 12 was seated next to us, the server became over-whelmed. We had been there a few weeks before and the delays in service on this visit caused us an additional hour for the meal. We were so delayed that we had to cancel drinks that we had ordered and were still not to us 20 minutes later. The food was good and the server was pleasant - the live music helped pass the time.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful experience. Our waiter was exceptional as was the food. We were celebrating our anniversary and were made to feel very special :)

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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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 (Naples)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always good, just a little off in regards to service. They were not that busy and the staff seemed to have other priorities

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Little night out with my husband just because

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 (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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 (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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