Jillian's

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674 Reviews
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$50 and over
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International
Romantic. Inviting. Original. Uncompromising quality. Superb cuisine graciously served in an extraordinary atmosphere, is the unique inspiration of proprietors Jay and June Trubee
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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a my husband’s mother’s birthday and she asked to go to her favorite restaurant. The corn chowder and the bread are her favorite things.
Our service was outstanding. Wonderful evening. Thank you.

SB
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service and just a great dining experience

W
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious
Best cannaloni
Best lobster salad
Best pork chop
A delightful place to go for a special occasion or just to treat yourself

Jillians high on our list of desert restaurants

MR
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s birthday. Everything was really good, and our waiter and the other waitstaff made the experience very nice. Thank you!

H
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Romantic place. Very much about service, good food and ambiance.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highest marks for hands down the best restaurant in the Coachella Valley!

JG
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the house salad, which was absolutely delicious. We tried the pasta special with peas, onions and prosciutto, and the filet. The pasta was very good and the filet was the best I'd ever had. The double chocolate cake was moist and flavorful. Our server Carolina was respectful, and friendly. She help to pace the meal perfectly. The dresser and busser were very prompt and considerate. They accepted us early for our reservation. We only had to wait for a short time in the courtyard which was heated and beautiful.

BA
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Great wine selection. Recommended by friends. We were not disappointed😀

w
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants we have ever been to.

F
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Table next door doing loud facetime. Other than that great experience.

I
Palm Springs
68 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, atmosphere and exceptional food delighted our first time experience here. We are already making plans to come back. The mushroom pasta did us in.

2
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish the dining experience is top notch. The entire staff was very professional. They did not hover but were there when you needed them. The food is very well prepared and tasty. We enjoyed the crab stack and white fish. Both excellent. We highly recommend Jillian's.

D
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a very special evening since it was our 32nd anniversary. The table was one of the best in the house. And we ordered the scallops since it is one of our favorites. We are never disappointed at this fine restaurant.

A
Palm Springs
54 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Wonderful service, delicious food and great ambiance. Scallop with sweet corn risotto is a favorite. Maine lobster salad wonderful.

s
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!!

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L
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. We never miss eating there when in the desert.

c
Cincinnati
72 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved their warm delicious bread! And can’t stop thinking about that cannelloni! Hubby not as happy with his stroganoff. Nice little dessert treats. Excellent service.

R
Los Angeles
140 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful decor. Bartender makes an honest drink, service was very good, but the food was a mixed bag. For a restaurant as heavily hyped as this one, the food better be spectacular, especially when you consider the exorbitant prices.
Vegetables were fresh and prepared al dente but after that, look out. Angel hair pasta primavera was bland and served with a watery almost tasteless marinara sauce. While the whitefish that was supposedly Gerald Ford’s favorite dish was very good, the chicken champignon was dry and lacking flavor due, in part, to the total absence of anything even resembling truffles in the sauce or mushrooms on the plate. Disappointing overall.

N
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This used to be our very, very favorite restaurant for any occasion. We never had to worry about the food or how the service was...it was always a given that it would be exceptional. Well, sadly to say, we dined there last Friday (11/15) and the food was mediocre at best. Our scallop appetizer was room temperature and my steak that was ordered medium rare was about as over cooked as you could get. I could barely eat two bites and didn't want to embarrass my friends by sending it back. Our guests were polite about theirs dinner but I could tell they weren't exactly over the top with their food either....and this is their favorite restaurant....Is there a new chef on hand? I certainly hope that maybe it was just an off-nite for the chef but looking at the other reviews, I'm not so sure.

g
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Jillian's Restaurant is beautiful!! However this time we felt the food wasn't as special as it has been in previous visits.

We will come again and be sure to request the terrace which is quieter than inside.

LL
Chicago
186 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the greatest dinner here on their beautiful patio. We shared a delicious wine and salad. My husband had the salmon in parchment that was delicious. I ordered the Nantucket bay scallops and pasta with a fabulous white wine sauce. It was one of the best dinners I ever had. It usually comes with risotto but I cannot have it as I have a dairy allergy. Thanks to the chef and he even came out to see if I enjoyed the dinner. What a fabulous place. I wish we lived there, but every time we visit, we go here. Thanks so much

S
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When family and friends are visiting we want to take them to a special place and Jillian’s always fits the bill (no pun intended)!!!

SC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurant in the Valley. Food is delicious, setting and ambiance is great.

LL
Chicago
186 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. It’s so beautiful and romantic on the outside patio with flowers, palm tree and warmers and a close to full moon. We had a delicious bottle of wine and a great soy glazed shrimp appetizer. I had my favorite Nantucket bay scallops that were out of this world. My husband really enjoyed pasta with meatballs. We also had great deserts. Thanks so much

SN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jillian s was recommended by friends that live in LaQuinta. We are visiting from Pennsylvania , by far one of the Best Restaurants ever. A must visit.

LG
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After hearing many raves, tried it out for our anniversary. We chose inside by the bar, and the piano music set a lovely soundtrack for the delicious dinner. A bit pricey, but perfect for special occasion.

TV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Wine service was non existant; food service was acceptable

KS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have no complaints about the service; the quality of the food and the ambience, but as an International Traveller, I would describe it as somewhat overpriced.
THE SPICY CORN CHOWDER WAS SUPERB.

JZ
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive and timely. Servers allowed time to relax and visit with our guests. Courses were served allowing proper time in between. Food was prepared just as described and at the right temperature. Overall, very satisfied.

R
Palm Springs
185 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!!!

S
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great November weather and we sat on the patio. The chairs are the most comfortable we have experienced in the Coachella Valley. I had the swordfish and my wife had the short ribs both were excellent.

F
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

BA
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, calming restaurant. The quiet atmosphere adds to this restaurant's appeal. Food was wonderful and service was gracious, attentive and responsive. One of our favorite places for a
dining experience.

OT
Palm Springs
98 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not find a better restaurant...anywhere. I know that because I have attended some of the best over the last 50 years and find Jullians equal to or above the others.

Erv & Barbara

s
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Jillians is a lovely high end restaurant with beautiful scenery around the restaurant and court yard. I had the salmon in parchment, it was amazing!

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best!!!

C
Hawaii
74 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Jullian's and we plan to return. The food & service was outstanding.

JL
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best there is!! The staff, the food, the experience has no rival.

p
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Palm Desert. Always a lovely evening.

LQ
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great dining experience. We were a table of 4 celebrating an anniversary. All of us had been to Jillian’s in the past. This visit did not disappoint. We all had shrimp appetizers followed by Lake Superior white fish. Expertly prepared with magical sauce. Ice cream Sunday on thin wafer base was delicious. The wait staff was prompt and not invasive. The sommelier did an expert job of decanting a 1995 Beringer Private Reserve merlot. The live piano nearby was perfect. We hold this restaurant in high esteem.