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Essense

67425 Two Bunch Palms Trl, Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-6034
+1 760-288-7805
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“healthy food” (3 reviews)
“ate here” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
67425 Two Bunch Palms Trl, Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-6034
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11 - 20 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has an amazing view of the snow capped mountains. The servers were very attentive. We were blessed to be seated in front of the fireplace... The most important part, no dressing up.. You go simply go in your robe... Amazing.. The food was...More

Thank Mpressnix
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I come to Desert Hot Springs a few times a year for the mineral water hot springs so we try and check out restaurants in the area. I prefer to eat healthy food, so I'm glad to know about Casino, since it's organic and fresh...More

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Go here every time I go to Palm Springs area. If not a guest of hotel, you can call ahead and reserve for lunch or dinner and your name is left at the gate. I find the combinations unique and tasty. Love the butternut squash...More

Thank ElaineQ13
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Gourmet rated. Small portions but tasty and well-presented. Don't know if I would go again unless enticed to do so..

Thank PSFLEXFF
Reviewed 10 September 2015

When the Army Engineers first mapped Coachella Valley, there were few landmarks but 'Two Bunch Palms' was there; Al Capone had his hideout here and it's possible to see his suite. Reservations are required for the restaurant, but it's an entry to the beautiful grounds....More

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Essence Restaurant used to be my favorite lunch eatery in Palm Springs - but it's getting tiresome. Once the tuna melt was the best in the universe, but last week it was on par with a public school lunchroom. I also recently ate the salmon...More

Thank Nutmegtoast
Reviewed 27 July 2015

loved having the option of fresh juice in the morning. having a good amount of options. the chocolate was AMAZING!!

Thank tifrs
Reviewed 7 June 2015

This restaurant was the Casino for Al Capone back in the day. The chase is gone but the view of the mountains is still there. You need to speak up for what you want to eat if you're not into new Cali food. The food...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 11 April 2015

We went for lunch. The menu is quite varied. We had the salmon salad. The salmon was good, the salad it sat on not so good ;(. The flan trio was very watery. I have never had watery flan. The views were very nice. However,...More

Thank CaliforniaBze
Reviewed 6 April 2015

This restaurant is now called Essense. I went there for lunch with friends. It was vegan friendly with a delicious vegetarian garden sandwich. My side with the sandwich was stone fruit in a balsamic reduction which I liked a lot. The restaurant is light and...More

Thank Laurie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67425 Two Bunch Palms Trl, Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92240-6034
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Desert Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-288-7805
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