Jillian's

4.8
577 reviews
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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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c
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is upscale and electric! We had a lovely experience and look forward to our next visit! The food was yummy! Can’t miss on anything!! The service was spot on! A lovely evening from start to finish!!

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RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always great, food is outstanding. We always enjoy dining at Jillian's. Is one of the best restaurants.

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O
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a perfect place for a great dinner
Everything was excellent

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N
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints! Consistently wonderful food, stellar service, dreamy ambiance.
Waiters are gracious and very well-trained -
no “Hi I’m Ned and I’m your new best friend”.
Food is delicious, artfully plated, fresh and delivered hot.
Jillian’s is perfect for any occasion where special food and service is required.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with friends, Francisco was amazing, can’t wait to come back

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r
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual

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Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Sent back both my wife’s salmon and my pork chop. Literally raw. Very disappointed as we usually enjoy this place very much. Took the enjoyment out of that meal.

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c
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jillian's offers a combination of great food enjoyed in a beautiful ambiance.

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SD
Phoenix
81 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first had dinner at Jillian's a few years ago while visiting the Palm Desert area. It was an exceptional experience. We were back in the area to see friends and decided to take them there for dinner as they had never been. It was just as incredible as we remembered and our friends loved it. The ambiance is charming, the food is outstanding, and the service is top notch. It is not inexpensive and not a casual dining experience, but for a special occasion I would highly recommend it.

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SF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at this restaurant with a big reputation and it did not disappoint. Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We ate at a table near the bar but would enjoy the patio next area next time.

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R
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Been to a lot of really nice restaurants in the Valley and elsewhere. Jillian’s is a top five on any list. From the location/ambiance, greeting, service and of course dining experience, we loved it all.

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JS
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining there after hearing so many wonderful things. We loved it! The food was spectacular, drinks were excellent (and strong), service was great and the setting on the patio was romantic. We will be back!

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TB
Vancouver
49 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-too place for very special occasions. This place can do no wrong. 5 star restaurant!

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f
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was very nice and I have the salmon. The salmon is served with a variety of vegetables. I would prefer just one starch and one vegetable instead of melody of vegetables. The rhubarb strawberry dessert was excellent and the cocktails were of course great

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AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food..beautiful ambience.

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J
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the desert. The white fish is outstanding. Have never had a bad meal here.

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t
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Normally I get annoyed with requests to write reviews but Jillian's was so good and such a fun dining experience for us that I wanted to both compliment the restaurant & staff (Javier was our server) and let everybody else know what a treat the place is. Will definitely return.

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MR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, lovely ambiance.

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SR
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going to Jillian’s with friends. The food is spectacular (especially the bread), and the ambiance is the best. We love supporting locally owned businesses.

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CC
Los Angeles
192 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 for dinner, welcomed warmly on a rainy night and seated at our favorite corner table.,Loved our lamb chops, lobster bisque, steak and carrot cake too We were a bit sad Nantucket bay scallops were not available...but have already booked for next week. Jillian’s is the best!

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MK
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Palm Desert! Food and service is impeccable!

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S
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous

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D
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, service, food and experience were perfect in every way. We went with another couple and from the moment we were greeted by the valet, to the hostess, the table, the lighting, the service, and the food...Jillian's checked every box for intimate, special and not just a wonderful dinner, but a wonderful evening. We sat on the patio. There were heaters, and the hostess gave me a blanket for extra warmth on an unusually cold evening. Within seconds I forgot all about the chilly air and enjoyed every minute here. We may try sitting inside near the piano bar the next time we are in town, just to compare...but then again...hard to top perfection. Rack of Lamb for my husband and the special, pan sautéed and then grilled Whitefish for me...soo delicious.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, especially the bolonese

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J
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place to dine... impeccable service and delicious food with an interesting menu! Can’t wait to return! A special occasion restaurant

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N
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve eaten in restaurants all around the world and Jillian’s is one of our favorites!
The ambiance is well thought out, quiet in an elegant way; the service is spot on and no special requests are refused; the food is perfect every time and actually arrives hot! I love this place and always will...its perfect for no occasion or any occasion. You always feel welcomed by the gracious house and waitstaff.

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B
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best scallops I have ever had
Our waiter, Robert, was a consummate professional
Highly reccomme

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was slow at times however the overall experience was wonderful. Next time will request the courtyard as it gets noisy in the back of the restaurant.

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K
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our double birthday evening was memorable as is ANY evening at Jillian’s. High-end dining with impeccable service.

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r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we generally do not enjoy restaurants as pretentious as Jillian's, we were very pleased. Everything went so well we were the last party left at 10 pm, prompting the parking valet to come and bring our keys as he was going home!

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KB
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in the Desert. There are a lot of great other choices that compete for no;. 2, but Jillian's is the only no. 1 .

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OT
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were by the window in the front room and it was quite cold and drafty. It was an unusually cold evening and they didn’t have the heat on.
It’s much better to go on a warm night and sit in the interior court yard.

The food was just OK. The halibut was needlessly over dressed with pistachio nuts and way too much sauce, so you could barely taste the fish.
The vegetables were cooked perfectly.

All in all I’ve had better dinners for a lot less!

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M
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was another wonderful evening with outstanding food, service and surroundings.

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TH
New Orleans
94 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding venue with courtyard seating (when the weather cooperates - they were wearing fleece winter coats the day we visited!). Very attentive service. Awesome wine list. The steaks are cooked to perfection and the Bearnaise sauce is one of the best around. Raspberry creme Brûlée is to die for and the Date Cake is English Toffee Pudding anywhere else - definitely worth the calories. On the expensive side but worth the expense for a special occasion.

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RG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. They were very accommodating for a private 4 top table for the 2 of us. Food and service was great.

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Can’t wait to go back

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RL
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the evening. Robert was our waiter and recommended a great cab from Krupp winery. Though he stated it was not an expensive wine we purchased two bottles at $170 each...perhaps I should have asked the price beforehand. We did enjoy the wine but were surprised when the check was presented. Our party of six did enjoy the evening.

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Anniversary Celebration

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P
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening. Service was excellent; attentive and professional. Thank you Christopher and Arturo.

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m
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in the beautiful courtyard—Jillian’s is a favorite for my husband and me and we try to dine there at least once during our stays in Palm Desert. There was a table of 6 next to us celebrating a woman’s 89th birthday. They were a little loud but we’re having a good time and weren’t obnoxious.

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