As always, a wonderful evening! The food, service, ambiance, everything was perfect.
John was very good! His only foible was when pouring our wine he allowed the bottle to rest on the glass rims, he will learn...👍
A lovely environment and fabulous service and food. Nothing pretentious here, it’s the real deal. While several restaurants of this level tend to be over the top, Jillian’s has a great blend of excellent service, a varied menu to please many tastes, and lovely environment. Only issue is that wines tend to be very highly priced. While bringing your own is an option $35 corkage fee is far to high; it didn’t disuade us from bringing our own very special bottle but I don’t like being held hostage by restaurants that place exorbitant mark ups on all vintages. This is not a comment placed specifically about Jillian’s but an overall practice that needs to be re-examined. Service is fabulous, as was the food.
Disappointed that on my wife's birthday there was only a note on the table, no free desert
which is the only restaurant we have been to where this omission has happened.
Jillian’s is a lovely restaurant graced with beautiful art, linen tabletops and a series of rooms for dining. The food is delicious. The service was good, but not stellar. My only real criticism is the noise level, too loud for such an otherwise fine dining experience.
2 for dinner. Seated promptly in our favorite room. Corn chowder and Caesar salad were terrific. We both had Nantucket bay scallops as our main course- just superb. A split of Veuve Cliquot ... a perfect evening in the best restaurant ... a great way up kick off 2019
Top notch restaurant in PD! Bartender was super friendly, waiter was attentive, and food was outstanding! We dine there every time we are in PD. Loved the piano music! Always a special night!
Beautiful ambience! Fantastic food and wine, with attentive and welcoming people to interact with.
Jillian's never disappoints. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. John, our waiter, provided outstanding service with a smile and a delightful sense of humor.
Our food was superb and the ambience can't be beat. My filet mignon was cooked perfectly to my liking.
Jillian's is one of the best restaurants in the Coachella Valley.
Plating wasn’t particularly attractive; however, service was excellent; ambiance was lively. I’ll try it again in slower season.
This was truly one of the better meals I have ever had. Family of 5 and every dish was raved about. Lamb chops are outstanding. Their NY Strip is on par with any major steakhouse in America. The Seabass was also a huge hit. Extensive menu. Very extensive wine list. Outstanding service. The staff at Jillian’s is on point. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be back
We had never been to Jillians and quite frankly hadn't really heard of it even though we have a place in the area and are here frequently which was surprising.
Lovely meal, able to talk and hear our friends which is rare. We enjoyed the food especially the sea bass special and the rack of lamb. The assorted sides on the plates were a bit strange, literally about a bit or so of several vegetables not very tasty or interesting. That would be the only thing I could say it could use improvement.
I've been here several times and it's one of my favorite restaurants in the desert. But this visit was disappointing.
We had the most lovely and delicious evening at Jillian's. We were referred by a Palm Desert local and the recommendation was spot on! The white fish and the pasta di Mare were excellent! The wine list was fairly priced and the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc was excellent and as described. The raspberry creme brulee was outstanding and the complimentary fruits and cookies at the end of the meal were a nice surprise.
I will definitely return!
Great ambiance, warm, inviting.
Small room is noisy if there’s a loud person present.
The crab stack was delicious and the beef stroganoff was excellent! No room for dessert!
Everything about Jillian's is top-notch. The food was incredible--I had the bay scallops over corn risotto an my husband had the filet. He said it was the best he ever had. Our waiter was very attentive, and his clearing staff was so professional. Service was outstanding. We can't wait to go back!
Love sitting in the bar near the piano.
Jillian's is our most favorite restaurant in the desert. It's perfect for special occasions or date night. The food is always excellent and the service is terrific. Being from Texas, I've had many steaks in my life and I will say that the filet mignon I recently had was THE best ever. It was perfectly seasoned and cooked. The pineapple cheesecake is so yummy too. Thanks for such a great place Jay & June!
Lovely atmosphere with great service both in the bar and the restaurant. The food was incredible! This is truly a hidden gem and we definitely will be returning.
This is an outstanding restaurant! Probably the best in the valley. Can't recommend it highly enough!
Had a delicious dinner with friends. It was cool on the patio but they had lots of heat lamps and it was delightful.
The waiter was extremely pushy about the veal and it was the worst veal I have ever had. My family also ordered it and could not eat it. It was a very poor cut of meat
I don't usually write reviews because most of the fine dining restaurants in CV are high quality and worth the time and money. But Jillian's is at the top in our experience. They are only open during "the Season" so limits their availability and we make a point of going as soon as we can after they reopen, and then for every special occasion thereafter.
To review the food and service is redundant. Every time we go the food and service is Five Star and the room is beautiful but not overdone. Everyone we have ever taken there love'sit.
Be sure to order the chowder!
Our party of four was celebrating a birthday. We felt very well-taken care of from the moment we arrived to our departure. The food was fabulous. Each of us raved about our meals. I've found that, when four people order a different entree, it's rare to find all four speak so highly of their meals. And the restaurant is beautiful. You can sit in a quieter room or be a party of a larger crowd. We will definitely return.
Always go to Jillian’s when we are in the desert and it was excellent as always.
If you have never been to Jillian's do your self a favor and go. The food, ambiance, and service are nothing short of spectacular. It is a restaurant that you will want to come back to over and over again!!!!!!!!!!!!
Very disappointed in our dinner last night, including the desert. Something has changed, maybe new management or it’s been sold by the original owners? Used to be our favorite place, guess we will be looking for a new one.
Always delivers a superb meal. I really appreciate that the standards are kept high and to have the fine dining experience. We were actually able to have a conversation with our guests and hear one another.
Our FAVORITE Fine Dining Restaurant in the Desert ... hands down! And we've dined at the BEST!!
It was excellent! The food was delicious. The atmosphere was beautiful and very charming . The service was impeccable! It was the best dining experience that we have had in a while!
We will definitely go back often.
we were greeted and asked to sit in bar(we were early). Seated almost exactly on time. Waiter gave good and friendly service. Food was served hot (or cold) as it was supposed to. Said goodbye to and come back by owner. Car brought promptly by valet Altogether a very pleasant evening.
Fabulous as always!
Fabulous patio always delicious and great service
Always outstanding. Great food, impeccable service. Love it.
Main dish was good but the sides were weird for an expensive restaurant and sparse. Food was decent but not worth the expensive bill unless you are looking for great atmosphere only and price isn't an issue.
Every time I go to Jillian's I remember why it is an iconic restaurant. Lovely setting, exceptional service and outstanding food make Jillian's a favorite in the Coachella Valley.
Excellent food and ambiance
Told to wait at bar when we had a reservation. Never came to us. Had a drink. Waited 50 minutes and then walked out.
Always a superb dining experience.