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44250 Town Center Way, Ste C1, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2796 (HWY 111 and Portola Ave, next to the Chop House Restaurant)
760-346-1818
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine granmere

Thank goodness for real French food. Pierre makes a point of greeting guests in the dining room - just an avuncular, smiling hello at times - a welcome change from impersonal restaurants. I ordered the cassoulet and was delighted, though the portion was enough for two. Appetizers, salad and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
toughnouggies
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
scottsdale, arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Not even expensive. The last time we were there, my husband had the freshest and best beef hache that we have had in the United States. I had the special of the day, leg of lamb. 29.95. It was so big that I brought half home for the next day. The tables are perfect and the tablecloths and napkins perfectly... More 

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Deephaven, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I go to restaurants because they serve great food. Chez Pierre meets this criteria. The food is great.

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Thank goodness for real French food. Pierre makes a point of greeting guests in the dining room - just an avuncular, smiling hello at times - a welcome change from impersonal restaurants. I ordered the cassoulet and was delighted, though the portion was enough for two. Appetizers, salad and desserts all hit the spot. This is not precious 5 star... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It is on 111, not El Paseo so may be overlooked by tourists, but by far the best meal we had in Palm Desert. Lots of locals, chef came out to greet diners, and the food was delicious. Clearly this is real French cooking. Get the Floating Island for dessert!

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We spent 3 nights with friends at their vacation home in Palm Desert. Wonderful golf, weather and hospitality. Our friends wanted to try a local restaurant and booked Chez Pierre. Pierre himself greeted us - a jovial French chef who obviously loves being in the restaurant business. The menu had a range of typical French dishes, and a variety of... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We have a group of couples who like to do fine dining when we arrive in Palm Desert. We were glad to see that Pierre has settled in to his new location (over a year ago). We found the food was up to expectations and service was as good as always. The place was packed on a Monday night, but... More 

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Chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

This is our fourth trip to Pierre's - a charming family run French restaurant in the heart of the Palm Springs valley. We returned with friends from Chicago who joined us there one year ago. Whilst the service is still excellent and the warm ambiance improved in the new location, we all felt that things slipped a tiny bit. Perhaps... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a small, family-run restaurant where the welcome was warm and the food excellent. We all had the duck as the main course; this was cooked just as we had asked for. The service was attentive without being intrusive. For the wine we chose the Cote de Rhone which was very acceptable and well-priced. Altogether a most pleasnt evening,... More 

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USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This restaurant moved to a location on Highway 111 in Palm Desert over a year ago, so the address on the Trip Advisor listing is incorrect. We have enjoyed the cooking of Chef Pierre for years at the former location. This one is actually better, with more parking and space. The foods we have tried are all authentic, tasty and... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Small place with great atmosphere. The Sweatbreads were fabulous, as was the sand dab special. I love the little tub of pate served with the bread and butter. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Go tonight!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44250 Town Center Way, Ste C1, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2796
    (HWY 111 and Portola Ave, next to the Chop House Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760-346-1818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?