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Chez Pierre Bistro

74040 Highway 111, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4134
+1 760-346-1818
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pate” (15 reviews)
“beignets” (6 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (6 reviews)
French, European
74040 Highway 111, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4134
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed the Gazpacho (soup of the day) as well as the pan fried calamari special. The perfectly crisp pommes frites are the best I've had in a while. The thin apple tart dessert was disappointing, it seemed under baked. Our server Arturo was great!...More

Thank fred g
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife had been and was very excited to for me to experience Chez Pierre. It’s a nice little tucked away place and just so very good. Smart and concise menu of mostly classic French dishes and a few specials. They are known for a...More

Thank Ray L
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The restaurant was packed mid week. The pate and the bagette at the beginning of the meal was outstanding. I had the French onion soup which tasted like it had come from Paris. I was full by that time, but had room for the beef...More

Thank skinurse
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We went for dinner (2 couples) at mid week. First, the owner/chef came around to all the tables to ask how we were and if there was anything we would like. Very nice touch which is no longer done in almost all U.S. restaurants. The...More

Thank Eurotraveler280
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Excellent meal. Menus was so tempting we ordered from all courses and were awfully full afterward. Much more of a typical French menu than most American-French restaurants. Veal Kidneys and Coq au Vin were great. Go with lots of people for sampling! Reservations a must.

Thank GoDucks99
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Make sure you ask about the chef's specials. They were serving a Veal Pot Roast which was one of the most delicious French Meals I have ever had. The service is wonderful and it has a nice ambiance. A great place to celebrate a special...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Have had dinner at this restaurant three times,and the first two were especially good, with authentic french cuisine, a good, understated french ambiance, and a welcoming and professional staff. The owner-chef is frequently there to greet the diners pleasantly and discuss the menu, time permitting....More

1  Thank wolverine61
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I love French Bistros. I hate pretend French Bistros of which we have a lot in California. This Bistro is authentic and Pierre (yes really) is authentically French and he is in charge in the kitchen alongside his wife Esther. To begin we shared a...More

Thank howcrab
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Over fifteen years I've been to Pierre's 30-40 times. Never have I been disappointed. The cassoulet is as good as in Toulouse. The opening of bread and pate could be your meal, and the beginning of heart disease. The liver is fantastic. The hanger steak...More

Thank lee d
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner at Chez Pierre last week. Our server was excellent and we were quickly greeted by the most affable owner/chef. Between the three of us we enjoyed the sweetbreads, hangar state, and sand dabs. All were prepared perfectly. The restaurant has a...More

Thank castleme
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5 February 2017|
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Response from jadraughonart | Reviewed this property |
I should add that they do offer a fix price dinner option on the menu.
14 February 2016|
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Response from whitemice46 | Reviewed this property |
Valentine's Day has a prix fixe menu as well as some other holidays...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 29
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74040 Highway 111, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4134
    (HWY 111 and Portola Ave, next to the Chop House Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-1818
  • E-mail
Family own I am the chef, my wife Esther take care of the dining room My cooking is country french, Bistro food, like frog legs, beef bourguignon, celery root remoulade, Veal sweetbread, steak tartare, pomme frite Dessert, profiterole au chocolat, creme brule, chocolate mousse, tarte tatin We have Happy hour from 4.30 to 7 pm Dinner from 5pm to 9pm
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