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French Rotisserie Cafe, Palm Desert, CA
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French Rotisserie Cafe

4.8
4.8
889 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
We offer a comfortable Parisian bistro ambiance and quality ingredients without formality. The delectable flavors of Regional French cuisine are at the root of our inspiration. We change with the seasons to keep our menu fresh and exciting. Our Spring-Summer Menu features Free Range Rotisserie Chicken, Escargots, Duck Confit, Lobster Vol-au-Vent, Paella a La Valenciana, Bouillabaisse, our Signature Snake River Farms 14oz Veal Chop, Chilean Seabass Sauce Meuniere, Skuna Bay Salmon, and much more. Since we prepare our dressings and sauces in house, no additives or preservatives are used offering several options for Gluten-free and vegetarian diners. Paris inspired Craft Cocktails & Full Bar, French Provenance Wine List & Specialty beers. Join us and take a quick trip to Paris.... A très bientôt,

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 848-7684 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Gregory Banuelos

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Cross street

    US Hwy 111 and Town Center Drive

  • Parking details

    Ample parking available

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • LE TOUR DE LA MEDITERRANEE

    $59.00 per person

    Jun 21 - Aug 7, 2022
    TASTE THE FLAVORS OF MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE THROUGH A SELECTION OF OUR SIGNATURE DISHES: From the Riviera to the Pays Basque, Morocco & Italy - Special Prix Fixe Menu $59.00/per person *** We offer wine pairing suggestions at a delightful price. Check our website for more details.
  • SUMMER EATS PASS - PRIX FIXE

    $39.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 21 - Aug 7, 2022
    RESTAURANT WEEK CONTINUES ALL SUMMER: CHOICE OF APPETIZER: DESERT CAESAR SALAD Romaine, Parmesan Crisp, Fried Capers, Baguette Crumble House Caesar Dressing OR SOUPE À L’OIGNON French Onion Soup Gratinée | CHOICE OF MAIN COURSE: PROVENCE ROTISSERIE CHICKEN Free-Range Organic Palisades Ranch Half Chicken Yukon Gold Purée, Glazed Carrots & Au Jus MOULES MARINIÈRES & FRITES Blue Mussels from Canada in Chardonnay Fennel Crème Fraîche Broth, Pommes Frites | CHOICE OF DESSERT: CHOCOLATE MOUSSE Belgian Chocolate Mousse, Crème Chantilly CRÈME BRULÉE Tahitian Vanilla Custard, Caramelized

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What 889 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

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    Best Overall

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. JC

    JohnC

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    every thing was perfect! One of my favorite places to eat.
  2. MG

    MichaelG

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. Would recommend for any occasion.
  3. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service in the valley without exception. We will be back again and again.
  4. HS

    HarryS

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was excellent. Veal bone in chop was very good. Flavorful and tender. Great Yukon mashed potatoes. My only disappointment was the server who was not very attentive. A good server returns to the table within minutes of serving the dish to ensure all is ok and she did not. During the meal I needed service and she was nowhere to be found so on two occasions I had to ask others for service. The restaurant was not very busy so this was not an excuse. I noticed her visiting with other employees.
  5. M

    Mdrfoodie

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is special- beautiful decor, nice background music, superior service. The chandeliers, flowers, leather chairs, linens and an attentive server with a French accent made me feel like we were in France. The pate is a treat, as is the watermelon salad, chicken, duck, and paella. The name and location are deceiving- you enter another world when you walk through that door. Highly recommend!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the wait staff was so attentive! the food was mind blowing. what a special gem to find! definitely a must if you’re in the area, everything we had was incredible. we especially loved the duck
  7. LV

    LaVerneS

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone enjoyed the Pris Fixe menu for Fathers Day.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good. Atmosphere wonderful. Food fantastic!
  9. BH

    BillH

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, everything was very good. Our server , Sina, was outstanding.
  10. b

    beachguy

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit, but it will not be our last. The service and food were excellent. We had the rotisserie chicken (which is a very large portion) and the salmon. The appetizers of French onion soup and escargot were exceptional. This restaurant is a gem and I highly recommend it when you are looking for a special dining experience.
  11. BH

    BHfoodie

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always good - more importantly always consistent !!!
  12. FB

    FoodieBob

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You come for the food and you will leave happy and want to return. The service is as good as the food. It is well managed. The owners take an active roll in making your experience pleasant. Definitely 5stars
  13. PD

    PattiD

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous dinner last night!! Great ambience, service and food. Cannot wait to go back. I had the onion soup and the flavor was the best I ever had! I also had Mussels and Cream Brûlée which was excellent. My husband had the veal chop which he raved about!! And oh those French Fries with the aioli dip- just fantastic!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place. The mussels and fries brought memories of a street side meal in Paris. My husband loved the Moroccan style lamb shanks. The desserts (chocolate mousse and profiteroles) were amazing. The decor was nice yet comfortable and our waitress was very attentive.
  15. B

    Bebee

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally got to dine at French Rotisserie Cafe after trying several times before and after the pandemic. Well worth the wait! Hard to imagine such a beautiful laid out dining room with a shopping area right outside the door. Great ambience, great food, and great service.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are very impressed with the foods qualities and the services are absolutely top notch. French Rotisserie will be our must stop when we visit Palm Desert again.
  17. AL

    ArnoldL

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best veal chop I have ever had
  18. SH

    SandyH

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    There were 4 of us. Only one complaint that the rotisserie chicken was ordinary. The carrots and potatoes were ordinary, nothing remarkable. All others were happy with their other main courses, starters and desserts. Service was very friendly prompt and professional. The venue is beautiful!
  19. JS

    JanS

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jean Luc our Server could not have been more attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. 1st time here and we will be going back
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner- so yummy. Service staff were so attentive and personable. The food was absolutely fantastic.
  21. LM

    LindaM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I eat out multiple times a week and recently had the pleasure of dining at the French Rotisserie Café. I have to say that they are now one of my favorite restaurants. Everything was top notch…the ambience, the service and the food. AND… I could actually have a conversation with my dinner partner without having a shout over blasting music. The music was very pleasant and temperate.
  22. RD

    RichardD

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This restaurant is a bit of a hidden gem, tucked away in a shopping center by Whole Foods. Genuine French hospitality, professional service and classic cuisine. Try the scallops in an orange beurre-blanc sauce.
  23. A

    Alana

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!!
  24. j

    judys

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. Great food lovely ambiance. Service was excellent. Try it!
  25. C

    Cliff

    Portland

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is beyond amazing. So friendly, yet so professional. The food is outstanding. Thanks for a very nice evening with friends.
  26. AC

    AuntCC

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant. Our server Sina was very personable and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. We will definitely go back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at French Rotisserie Cafe and it cemented it as our new favorite place to eat in the desert! Service is always exemplary and the food can't be beat. Best french onion soup I've ever had, the cesear is well dressed and has the twist of fried capers, my wife loves it. The rotisserie chicken is a must get. It is tender and juicy, the accompanying jus is to die for, luxurious mashed potatoes and perfectly roasted glazed carrots round out the dish. You can't end a meal without the incredible chocolate mousse. It's so chocolatey, not too sweet and has the silkiest texture. this restaurant shouldn't be missed.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent, the service is warm and welcoming as if you are a guest in their beautiful private French home.
  29. DF

    DelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best new restaurant in Palm Springs area! Great hosts, servers sand chefs. We have dined there twice in the last month and have suggested it to several of our friends!
  30. LM

    LesleyM

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Xena made our experience very pleasant she’s very knowledgeable and friendly.
  31. S

    Sasha

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot! I visit from San Diego and always make sure I spend at least one of my nights here for dinner. Fun crew. Recognize you and treat you like one of the family. Food is amazing!
  32. D

    Darcy

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great, food was amazing! Next time I will do the duck but the lamb was delicious. The French wine was great. Love the space how they have made it fancy. You would never know how nice it is from the outside.
  33. C

    Clip4wine

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Personable, attentive, and eager to please. Well executed classic bistro that allows you to escape to a French countryside evening. Sit back and experience carefully selected small production Wines on a broad BTG list. The owner joyfully shared the perfect Muscadet with Mussels. I can’t wait to go back several times for a different classic dish each time.
  34. JK

    JanK

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The personalized service that the owners provide is exemplary. Menu offers some standards and some unique dishes, like the baked Brie appetizer which comes with roasted garlic, sautéed onion, and cranberries—totally a delight to the palate. We also enjoyed the veal osso buco. Cocktails were high quality.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    This is our favorite place when we celebrate special occasions. We’ve never had a bad meal and service is top notch….. except on this visit. From the moment we were seated, 10-min to get menus, 10-min past that to order drinks. I’m not too needy but we skipped desert and got out as soon as we could because the service just sucked. I don’t know what happened tonight but the service staff checked out early. If their customer service doesn’t get better this place is doomed.
  36. LS

    LarryS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent across the board. Best French Onion soup I’ve ever had. Looking to come back again next weekend!
  37. D

    Dahlia

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed an excellent meal with attentive service. I brought a special gifted bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy with our meal, $25 corkage fee, and worth it. We enjoyed the very special Pomme Frites with aioli as an appetizer. I have never tasted french fries as good as this!! The Vol au Vent with Basil sauce was really good. My companions enjoyed the Salmon and rotisserie chicken very much. For dessert, the crème brûlée was the best I’ve had in a long while. Looking forward to returning to this very charming hidden gem in Rancho Mirage.
  38. SC

    SanfordC

    Palm Springs

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’ve never been to this restaurant you must try it. The staff is wonderful the food is terrific the prices are fair and the ambience is wonderful.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like high quality food and a feel like they care then this is where to go. Small place but it’s all good because service was spot on. Sine is awesome, owners are very accommodating and in general it would have made everything good no matter what. Yet, the food was incredible. The lamb chop on s wood board with veggies and mash, incredible. Go to place for the weary looking for a slice of heaven.
  40. GL

    GinaL

    Palm Springs

    306 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    306 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had French onion soup, salmon, duck confit, a dessert like an affogato, and chocolate mousse. All were outstanding, as was the service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

French Rotisserie Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates. French Rotisserie Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 848-7684 ext. 1.

French Rotisserie Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 889 OpenTable diners.

French Rotisserie Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for French Rotisserie Cafe

44489 Town Center Way Ste G Palm Desert, CA 92260-2723

Additional information

  • Cross street

    US Hwy 111 and Town Center Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Gregory Banuelos

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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