Loved sitting outside on the patio. Great service. Excellent food.
Everythiing was great except after everyone was done it was like they forgot we were there. Empty plates stayed on the table for a least 15 minutes.
Jillian's has an amazing patio and great ambiance. The food was amazing as well! Our group had the Strogonoff, Spaghetti Bolognese, and the Special which was a smoked salmon pasta in a dill sauce. The pasta is all homemade. The salads and soups are also great! You also receive a piece of homemade bread served warm yumm! It is a higher price point, but worth the money. Request to sit on the patio.
A lovely meal and excellent service - neither slow or hurried. All 4 members in our party enjoyed the evening.
We look forward to dining at Jillian's when we come to the desert. What can I say? The ambiance is very special. It's so charming and cozy. Service is always top-notch. What a pleasure, the servers are trained professionals, unlike those at many establishments. Francisco, our server, was no exception. He was attentive and helpful, courteous and conversant. The food is always excellent. Perfect portions are beautifully presented. I had the chilled gazpacho soup with crab, to start. It came in a huge bowl - large enough for a meal. It was the best gazpacho I've ever tasted; refreshing overtones with lively spice on the palate. One member of our group enjoyed the Caprese salad with homemade mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes. As entre, the small, sweet, and tender Nantucket bay scallops were accompanied by al dente vegetables, tomato chutney, and potato/corn scallop. These little morsels, flown in daily, are candy from the sea. We were all so satisfied that no one had room for dessert, although we did browse the menu and there were many goodies to choose from. A lovely complimentary plate of mini gingersnaps, dried fruits, and gigantic chocolate-dipped strawberries arrived at our table in time to enjoy them with coffee.
We love this place! It is one of our favorite places on earth. As always, Jay knocks it out of the park on the food; the whitefish was spectacular, the rack of lamb and pork chop to die for. June runs a great dining room and the wait staff are the best.
Celebrated two birthdays and had a fabulous evening! baby bay scallops, veal Milanese, corn chowder... all great!
Really pretty place with good food
Dessert was awesome!!!!!
We had a wonderful experience dining at Jillian’s last night. Despite the reservation mix-up from Open Table, we were treated graciously and the evening was a complete success. Open Table had switched the reservation from Saturday to Monday. So when we arrived for dinner last night (Saturday), they were not expecting us. It was a busy night, but June added a table for us. We had a lovely meal and will be regular customers! I will certainly keep a close eye on reservation details whenever I use Open Table again.
Great food and service. We always enjoy introducing friends to a great restaurant.
Excellent service, outstanding dinner. Highly recommend the salmon.
We picked the perfect spot to celebrate a new home and a birthday. My guests had not been there, but will surely return. And the old fashioned was the best ever.
Superb, delicious meal with excellent professional service in a comfortable, genteel and elegant setting. Sophisticated without pretentiousness. A perfect evening. On way out made another reservation! We highly recommend!!
Food, service and atmosphere were excellent as always. When in Palm Desert, we never miss going here.
We look forward to dining at Jillian's when we're in the area. The cozy ambiance is very conducive to good conversation. We sat near the piano, and the background accompaniment did not overpower the room. The attentive service provided by Javier was wonderful. We appreciated his suggestions and enjoyed his friendly manner. We began with fresh salads. The seasonal feature was Nantucket Bay scallops. I'd travel any distance to enjoy the chef's preparation of these sweet and tender nuggets from the sea. A crisp Sauvignon Blanc was the perfect pairing. Capuccino's and shared desserts rounded out our evening.
Love, love,love Jillians. The absolute most delicious food. Restaurant is charming inside and out. Love the courtyard. You will not be disappointed !
I haven't been to Jillians in 20 years. The last time we dined there we were seated next to President and Mrs. Ford. It would be hard to top that experience! This visit, even though I had made reservations weeks in advance, we were seated in the bar. It was noisy but it is a nice room. The food and service are exceptional. My suggestion is that if you want to sit in the bar then request it. If you want a quiet and elegant evening, request the living room. We had the scallops with risotto, the house salad and the gelato. Everything was delicious. The prices are worth it!
Jillians is fabulous. The food, the courtyard, wait staff, everything is perfect. It is my favorite. We live out of state and when we come, we always eat at Jillians.
Delicious meal in elegant atmosphere! We sat in the bar area where pianist played lovely music. The staff was warm and made sure our visit was memorable.
Superb! All in all a wonderful, warm, welcoming evening. Just a 4 on food because I thought the mustard hollandaise on the fish somewhat thick and needed more flavor.
We loved our dinner and the waiter was so congenial it was a very pleasurable evening!
Comfortable restaurant old wildly Good food choices
Great, service, food and ambiance!
Always a lovely experience! Waiters are first class.
Always great service, wonderful food and amazing atmosphere.
Had a wonderful evening at Jillians. Had trouble with Uber, so arrived much later than our reservation(did call to let them know), but were still warmly welcomed and seated in their lovely courtyard. Service was outstanding. Food was very good - salmon excellent. Waiter suggested a full bodied Pinot since several of us were having beef. It was delicious. One of our favorites in Palm Desert!
We had a wonderful evening. Xavier was our waiter, and he was excellent. Food was delicious. We will be back.
Great food, great atmosphere, service was excellent, waited a little longer than would have liked for the check they seemed busy at the time and up to that point it was an outstanding experience.
One of our faves....
Always a fabulous evening at Jillian’s !! Hank you for a lovely evening!!
Our favorite spot for a special occasion. Beautiful setting, patio area, great service and food.
The lamp chops were large and delicious and the white fish special was great.
Great place as always super once a year and is always a treat
Wonderful restaurant. Always excellent food and service.
Always exquisite. Service and food always top-notch.
Excellent service an dining experience. All four of us thought our menu choices were very good. We would all return on our next visit to Palm Desert.
Beautiful with wonderful service and food.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
I had lobster bisque and the full lobster salad. I’m from Boston originally, I know lobster. This was over cooked, tough and salad underneath was drenched in dressing. Lobster bisque was warm not hot. Disappointing since I was taking my girfriend for her birthday.
Great food, Great Service and wonderful environment. You do pay for it but we will be back.
This was our first time at Jillian’s & we had very high expectations. Unfortunately the restaurant did not live up to the hype. Roman, our waiter, was less than attentive. The food was very average for the price. And they seated a large family next to us with a crying child & very large dog that kept coming over to our table! Very disappointing evening when we were there to celebrate a birthday.
WE celebrated our anniversary and husbands birthday. Our grand-daughter joined us in the festivities for the night. Every detail was covered and a cakee was made especially for the occasion. Service professionally executed a rare find these days. Piano was particularly enjoyable--- background music--- terrific tunes all evening. We enjoyed every minute -- and will be in our memories for a long time. Thank-you, Jillian's/ Palm Desert. Contessa Claire P