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“Pleasant surprise”

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #15 of 297 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$50
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We went because I had a merchandise credit and I heard that it would work at the restaurant, also. Well the first surprise was that the card was accepted, and the second surprise was that it was a very nice dining experience.
We went in on a Saturday night without a reservation, but we were seated fairly quickly and the place was busy.
The wait staff was plesent and helpful. He recommended the Cilantro & Ginger Crusted Mahi Mahi. My wife had it and it was very good. I had the seared Ahi Tuna which was also quite good.
We both had appetizers. My wife enjoyed the Lump Blue Crab Bisque and I liked the Coconut Crusted Crab Cakes. The Thai Chili sauce had a little kick to it that added to the flavor of the crab cakes. The crab cakes wern't bad, but nothing beats crab cakes in Maryland.
We finished by stuffing ourselves with an enjoyable piece of Key Lime pie.
All in all a very pleseant suprise to eat so well over a clothing store.

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

This was a return visit to this restaurant after a three-year absence. It still offers fine, interesting food.

Located on the second floor of the Tommy Bahama clothing chain, a visitor wonders what would be served here. Tasty food, that’s what.

One party ordered coconut shrimp, which arrived promptly, warm, and just what one hopes the shrimp should be. The other party ordered a Kalia pork sandwich. The pork was tender, juicy, with a pleasing taste. Both parties enjoyed key lime pie for dessert.

1  Thank myrevue
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

We go there 2 to 3 times each time we visit the Desert. Good choices from bar food to full meals and everything is tasty. Fun place to spend a dinner but call for reservations for outside or you may have a big wait....it’s so popular.

1  Thank Jim J
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

This was our first visit. We went because we had heard glowing reviews of from several friends. What a disappointment! The ribs were dry and tasteless and had the texture of something that had been left in the fridge for several days and just warmed up in the microwave. The accompanying mashed potatoes and cole slaw were uninspiring. Overall, so unappetizing that I couldn't finish. My wife's Chicken Tortilla soup was bland and didn't even include tortillas. The Mango Chicken Lollipops looked appetizing but one bite and you could tell they had also just been warmed up. The only dish that was slightly better than average was the coconut Crusted Crabcakes. The server was reasonably pleasant and the service was acceptable but she never once asked the now standard question "how was your meal" and when I volunteered that my ribs were a bit dry, she seemed to take that as a compliment and just continued cleaning up the table.
Won't be going back.

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Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

This restaurant never disappoints! We love the patio or bar area at the end of a day to relax and enjoy happy hour. We always fine ourselves striking up a conversation with someone nearby. Great service, beautiful views form the outside dining deck.
They have a guy on the patio playing guitar that adds to the ambiance here. We stop here every visit to the desert.

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1  Thank Susan R
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