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Chez Pierre

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Best French Food in the Desert

Took a group here for Mother's Day brunch, and we were not disappointed at all. The service staff was wonderful and accommodating. Food…….Excellent! There are not many French restaurants in the Coachella Valley, but this one is perhaps the best. Escargots are excellent, and they also have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Indio, California
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Edmonton, AB
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We happened upon Chez last night in Palm Desert. We were trying to decide where to eat when we saw a couple walk out of the restaurant and told us they were local and it was their favourite place. We decided to go in as per their recommendation. It was a quaint little place. The service was good and the... More 

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Indio, California
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Took a group here for Mother's Day brunch, and we were not disappointed at all. The service staff was wonderful and accommodating. Food…….Excellent! There are not many French restaurants in the Coachella Valley, but this one is perhaps the best. Escargots are excellent, and they also have a prix fixe menu for under $30. Can't go wrong.

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Palm Desert, California
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were first timers to Chez Pierre's Bistro. It was comfortable and cozy. My husband and I actually talked to each other about the delicious food. The Liver Pate was wonderful. I ordered the Escargots ~~ the best and the bread was divine; Frog Legs and mixed vegetables with potatoes that melted in your mouth. The Rice pudding with Caramel... More 

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Rancho Mirage, CA
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Chez Pierre offers a very fine menu of authentic French cooking. Diners have a choice of a la carte selections or a $29.50 Prix Fixe 3 course menu. We went for the menu which offered an excellent selection of dishes and were rewarded with a terrific meal. Each of us (4) tried something different as the main course and all... More 

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calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We hadn't been to Chez Pierre for a couple of years so decided it was time. Food was as good as it was in the past. We started with cocktails; I ordered a Kir Royale; the cassis came in a champagne glass and a small bottle of (real French) champagne was brought on the side. We started with an order... More 

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scottsdale, arizona
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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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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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  >  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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?