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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: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Most recent review
Best meal in Palm Desert

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
SaltyHoney
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Sherwood Park, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We have loved Chez Pierre for many years and it has become a regular spot for special occasions for us. We went on Nov. 23rd, 2014 and were not disappointed. Parking is ample and free (valet service is available). Part of the charm of the place is that the owner/chef is always on site and makes a point of checking... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We chose to visit Chez Puerre due to the excellent reviews, Our comments: Parking:: ample parking in the rear (only) entrance Reception: Outstanding by the chef/owner??? Service Excellent decor and table setting Very fine Salad:: I enjoyed it very imaginative Entre: Oh Oh we sent the first fish back due to pecuilier taste the second fixh looked great but same... More 

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Norcross, Georgia, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The menu is eclectic: sweet breads, liver, duck,hanger steak, duck etc. We started with escargot and had several different entrees. Hanger steak,liver, sand dabs. The restaurant is small and tables very close together,hard to have an intimate conversation. The liver was well prepared,the steak was excellent,the sand dabs cooked well but had too much sauce. The Apple tart was a... 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  >  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?