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“Bit noisy”

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #8 of 272 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: El Paseo & Larkspur Lane. El Paseo Courtesy Cart available for free transportation to the shops along the paseo.
Description: 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
London
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Bit noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

When we are in the States on vacation, if we know there is a Tommy Bahama's restaurant we usually go. Knowing we were going to be there Memorial Day weekend we pre-booked from the UK and it was a good job - they were turning people away with 90 minute waits.
The food - tuna tartare, chicken lollipops, jerk chicken and ribs were lovely. Well cooked and presented.
Only complaint was the background music which was too loud. This of course made everyone talk louder. It was very noticeable that between songs the voices went down as well. Shame really. Would go back with ear plugs!

  • Visited May 2013
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Great food...terrible service.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Met five friends and family while travelling through Palm Desert. Service was some of the worse I have ever had. Slow. Had to ask for things multiple times. Refills were non-existent and we had to keep asking for them. Food was expensive and the room noisy. On the bright side we all liked the food. The slaw was Caribbean and terrific. Drinks were expensive and again very slow to arrive. Waiter kept making excuses. We finally asked for him to leave the water and iced tea jugs but he said that was against policy.

  • Visited July 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Restaurant with a magnificent scenic view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have a lunch after Sunday Service at this lovely restaurant with over 100 degree outside. So we chose inside seating instead of enjoying the magnificent outdoor view. In fact, this probably the fifth time we came but usually visited it under cool mild breezy air in Winter and Spring. The restaurant has been remodeled and expanded with significant improvement. Settings, decoration and well-designed rooms (for party) are all admirable. Service is excellent, today the waitress, Kamilah, is exceptional: very cordial and accommodated. We ordered: Ahi Tuna Salad, Crispy Fish Sanwich(my favorite), Mango Salad with Grilled Chicken, Fish Taco and the famous, Coconut Shrimp. We enjoyed the lunch very much (even though the price is at the higher end). I have heard that lunch is always a better deal.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Chuang004
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San Diego, California
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297 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Too noisy, too expensive, but food and service are solid”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Way too noisy to truly be enjoyed and the restaurant looked like it was missing half it's decor. No island vibe at all and was really rather bland. Food was spot on and our server did a great job.

  • Visited June 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Been there too many times”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

Tommy Bahama's used to the a for sure stop when we went to Palm Desert but we are likely going to scratch it off our list. The service was really good but the food is starting to get a little expensive, and they have a pretty limited menu. The food they do have is pretty good, the cocktails are amazing and I always find a few things in the store to take home. The patio is a must but I think I have been here too many times now and could take it or leave it next time.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank powelj1
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