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The valley's favorite since 1992. We are the only locally owned and operated steakhouse in the Palm Desert area. Offering Fresh California Cuisine with all natural and antibiotic free meats, chicken and pork, wild or sustainable seafood and fresh/local produce whenever possible. We offer USDA PRIME USDA Black Angus Steaks. All of our sauces, desserts and dressings are made in-house. Our Motto: Dine local. Eat fresh! Born out of our love of food and hospitality, Kaiser Grille has been synonymous with quality and value for over twenty years in the Coachella Valley. Founded by Kaiser Morcus in 1992, Kaiser Grille quickly became a hotspot for locals and visitors alike. After a ten year hibernation
$15 - $45
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed May 9, 2022

We loved the Kaiser Grill (KG) over the last 15 years or so. Then our family growing up and COVID kept up away from Palm Desert for about 6 years. Would KG still shine? OH YES!! Let's keep this simple: the evening truly was memorable....Our server Coreena is a delight. The room is upscale and sophisticated but not stuffy. It's fine for families. The dates, artichoke soup, wedge, stuffed sole and lobster ravioli all sparkled. The cocktails filled to the rim with lemon drop. and cantaloupe were relished. Only the passion mousse disappointed. Our evening was topped off by the sighting of a retired legendary NFL coach. They say the best things in life are free. But not always. The KG is not a cheap date, but it's worth it. Our return is guaranteed.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Eric M, Owner at Kaiser Grille Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2022

Thank you Mr. Gaucho 1987, We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Coreena certainly is one of our long-term stars. We apologize for the passion fruit mousse. We tried something that didn't work out. Remind us next time and we will make it...More

Reviewed March 6, 2022

Thanks for taking us during your peak hours and without a reservation. We had a great experience even though the restaurant was packed and busy.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 5, 2022

Had dinner at Kaiser Grille last night with a friend. We both ordered the pan seared salmon with honey, chili and garlic glaze. It was excellent, cooked to perfection; served over mushroom asparagus risotto. The service was also top notch. A perfect evening.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 11, 2022 via mobile

Kaiser Grille, Britney did a fabulous job! Steak OscAr was cooke to perfection. Good friends with a wonderful singer.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 22, 2022 via mobile

A very solid dining experience. The atmosphere was nice, warm and inviting. There was very pleasing live background music provided by an excellent female vocalist on keyboard. Service was courteous and attentive. The cream of asparagus soup was absolutely outstanding. Worthy of a trip in...and of itself. My wife had the Salmon, and it was very good. My NY Strip was very flavorful. Better than most, but not quite Ruth Chris level. The sides were very good. To put it in perspective, if I were going for steak 5 times, I would go to Ruth Chris 3 and Kaiser 2. But definitely go.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 22, 2022

We really liked this place. My scallops on risotto with asparagus was delicious! We both liked the setting with candlelight, quiet romantic music playing, dark wood and leather upholstery and a long running attractive bar! Outdoors they had complimentary parking, which we needed. Indoors all...were masked; the servers throughout and the patrons until seated. The host seated us all about one table apart from others so no crowding at all. We felt very safe and relaxed into the wonderful setting and good food. This place had a bit of “buzz” but was quiet enough that we heard each other talk. A nice night out!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 12, 2021

Because of the Pandemic, we have not been to this restaurant in close to two years. We were here on a Friday night and were surprised that the place was nearly empty. It might be because the prices on all items seem to have risen...dramatically since the last time we visited. Maybe the cost have gone up, but elsewhere in the valley we fo=ind that we can enjoy pasta ( as one example) for far less than here. Good service and good food nonetheless.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Eric M, Owner at Kaiser Grille Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2021

Thank you for sending us your feedback. Yes, prices have sky rocketed on everything. I have chosen to give better quality center of plate options than most restaurants, because it matters. Of course, one can always get cheap (less expensive) pasta elsewhere. Our business fluctuates...More

Reviewed December 1, 2021

The food has no complaints... The house Pinot noir was full of taste. Service wise is a bit not up to par. The main courses came shortly after the appetizer... So all the food swamp to the table all in a sudden... They try to...be a fine dining setting but for this price tag, I'll expect a bit more professional in service... Some details during our dining experience were a bit odd tooMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 22, 2021 via mobile

I had the opportunity to return to Laiser Grill after a two year absence because of Covid. I bought some friends from Atlanta, Denver and New York . Brian our server, awesome and efficient. The food always spectacular. The atmosphere was soothing as they’ve added...a sultry singer as we went on a Saturday night. We have been coming here for 4 years and it only gets better and was already an awesome place to dine. I highly recommend making this place a go to if ever in Palm Desert , California.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 4, 2021

Due to a mix up of the person organizing our group's dinner plans we ended up here vs the Palm Springs location. Wish we would've just drove to the correct spot after finding out we were at the wrong store but that was out of...my hands. The staff here were quite friendly & the service was acceptable. However, there isn't much comparison (IMO) between the 2 facilities. The PS store is big with a nice outdoor area & located in the heart of things (lots to see walking around the restaurant's immediate area) vs located in kind of a strip mall/business building-ish place with nothing but dark streets surrounding it. Was disappointed the menu here wasn't identical to the other store's (at least according to their website) & thus I couldn't order what I'd intended to order. Bread was good. Calamari was very good. Lobster ravioli was ok. Shrimp scampi was quite flavorless (others thought the same) with the pasta being darn near dry.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 24, 2021 via mobile

We had not been here for maybe a decade. A great experience … good food and excellent service. Loved the cocktails and they have a broad menu

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 9, 2021 via mobile

This was our second time dining at the Palm Desert Kaiser Grill and it didn’t disappoint. We had been there just one week earlier and were so impressed that we took our friends back. Noel was our server both times, and we will always be...requesting him on return visits. He was very personable and helpful. The manager came to our table to check up on us too and we enjoyed chatting with him. Our group had the filet mignon and the mahi-mahi and they were delicious. You won’t be disappointed with this Kaiser Grill (not to be confused with the one in Palm Springs, there’s no comparison between the two.)More

Date of visit: September 2021
Eric M, Owner at Kaiser Grille Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2021

Thank you for returning to our restaurant. We are so pleased you enjoyed it the first time and elated that you chose us again. That means the world to us. We will be sure to share this with our team and your server, Noel. He...More

Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

Steve is the BEST bartender. He remembers your drink on your next visit. And we’re not regulars. Excellent wait staff, great food. Pricey, but portions are very big. We’ll be back

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 23, 2021 via mobile

We visited Kaiser Grill on our 21st wedding anniversary. This restaurant came recommended by our hotel concierge when I was looking for a place that serves steak. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the hostess and the owner. We let them know on our online...reservation that it was our anniversary and they wished us a happy anniversary when we arrived and there was also a note on the table. Service was excellent (server was Bryan). He answered our questions and gave recommendations based on our interests. There was a man who I assume is the owner who greeted us and visited our table once or twice. He was friendly and seemed very invested in his customers satisfaction. He even noticed my husbands steak looked a little more well done than what he ordered. We didn’t complain - he just noticed when he walked by. We said that it was fine but he insisted on giving us a free dessert. This was in addition to a free dessert they gave us for our anniversary. We were pretty impressed that he just knew the steak wasn’t cooked to perfection when he walked by. Most of our food was delicious except for the way my husband’s steak was cooked, and a side dish of asparagus that my daughter didn’t care for (there was nothing wrong with it, she just didn’t care for the taste). But otherwise, everything was phenomenal and we give the restaurant an A+ for our overall experience. We would definitely return if we are back in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Eric M, Owner at Kaiser Grille Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2021

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your 21st anniversary! We are so pleased you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Eric Morcus-owner and Team Kaiser

Reviewed May 10, 2021

The Kaiser Grille in Palm Desert, CA is full of the rudest people ever. The orders are overpriced and people will make fun of your face. One old man in a white shirt with brow shorts who is with a woman is being extremely rude...and is mocking people.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Eric M, Owner at Kaiser Grille Palm Desert, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2021

Whoever is doing this slanderous hate speech and defaming my business, please stop. If you have a legitimate concern, please call me as your have been using different names and different phone numbers on different review sites. I am speaking with my attorney and will...More

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430-6 pm in the winter
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I sorry but we are closed on Christmas Day so that our staff may be with their friends and loved ones. Thank you for asking.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kaiser Grille Palm Desert

Yes, Kaiser Grille Palm Desert offers takeout services.

Kaiser Grille Palm Desert is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5