Romantic. Inviting. Original. Uncompromising quality. Superb cuisine graciously served in an extraordinary atmosphere, is the unique inspiration of proprietors Jay and June Trubee
Hours of Operation:
Dress Code Observed, Business Casual but No Shorts for Gentlemen Please
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm (times change seasonally)
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano music in the lounge nightly.
Jay G. Trubee
Private Party Facilities:
Jillian's guests will experience a masterful Eclectic cuisine in a style of dining where the traditions of southern Italy and regional American cuisine are paired with elegant wines. We will gladly customize a menu to complement and enhance your event.
Private Party Contact:
June Trubee: 8776491573
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Thanksgiving open at 3:00 PM with special menu
Christmas Eve open at 5:00 PM with Holiday Additions to the menu.
New Years Eve 5:30, 6:00 PM and 9:00, 9:30 PM seating's
Valentine's Day open at 5:00 PM with special menu
Open Mother's Day
Jillian's Ratings and Reviews
As always, the dining experience was won ...
As always, the dining experience was wonderful. I always look forward to date night at Jillian's. . However, uncharacteristically, the pianist was terrible. It was very distracting because we were seated within 10 feet of the piano. We cringed at every bad note, and they were many.
We thought the restaurant was lovely and ...
We thought the restaurant was lovely and the food really delicious! We didn't feel rushed which coming from England is a real treat, as other restaurants make you feel you need to eat quickly as they are shutting at 9.00!! Our only moan was that we missed the Jillians name on the sign as the bushes defused the light illuminating it! But would find it a second time!!
Jillian's is our favorite "special occas ...
Jillian's is our favorite "special occasion" restaurant. From the minute you walk in the door, you are felt welcome. Every staff member is helpful, professional, and friendly. The food is always excellent. Jay and June have created a wonderful environment where their patrons are always treated special.
We were seated in the bar which was nois ...
We were seated in the bar which was noisy both with customers , waiters and the bar tender mixing drinks. We had an early reservation and there was a lot of empty seating so why we were placed in the bar is a good question. Food was good but nothing spectacular and really overpriced. Service was excellent. Would not return.
You can't beat the service or ambience a ...
You can't beat the service or ambience at Jillian's. It's always our go-to place for special occasions. The prices are high, but we always thought it was worth it -- until this time. We went for my husband's 70th birthday on a Saturday night with another couple. We ordered the squash soup (outstanding) and caesar salads (also outstanding). But the main courses of swordfish and filet mignon were just OK. We've had better fish and "warmer" steaks almost anywhere else. Also, the sides (an assortment of veggies and such) were boring. Honestly, we just expect more when we pay more -- it's as simple as that. I don't think we'll go back for dinner -- maybe just drinks in the patio in the future.
4 for dinner on a Wed night. First time ...
4 for dinner on a Wed night. First time back for the season- so nice to run into friends at the bar... always a little surprised that we are never greeted as repeat visitors when we arrive!
Nantucket bay scallops delicious as always, as were the lamb chops, lobster salad and the wonderful corn chowder and clam chowder. We shared 2 desserts- warm choc cake and strawberry creme brûlée- both excellent.
Looking forward to our next dinner- remember us ,please!
I had dined a few times at Jillians a fe ...
I had dined a few times at Jillians a few years ago and had left a good taste in my mouth. Went back with friends and I was very disappointed. I ordered liver plate, the plate was so stuffy and overlapped with food you cauldnt distinguishe the taste, vegetables were not seasoned at all. Friend ordered pasta with pancetta, it was too saltly. Unbeatable. I shall say my husband ordered the steak and that was great, melted in your mouth.
Every time I enjoy an evening at Jillian ...
Every time I enjoy an evening at Jillian's I am reminded that they just know how to get it right. From the moment you walk in you are greeted warmly and if a staff member recognizes you they go out of their way to welcome you. The food is amazing with Jay showing he can bring his "A Game" with everything on the menu tasting outstanding with one wanting more after each bite. Over the years I have gotten to know Jay and June, owners of this legendary establishment and I am always more than happy to support their business over and over by making sure I go to their restaurant at least four times a year. (They are closed four months out of the year.) They will be seeing me next month, actually on election night for there is no way I am staying home and wasting a perfectly good night when I could be enjoying a wonderful meal with a buddy in town that night. Well Done Jay and June. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Professional wait staff, wonderful food. ...
Professional wait staff, wonderful food. Not trendy, but instead classic. On the pricy end, but the experience is consistently excellent quality. Several areas in which to request a seat - piano bar, outdoor patio, dining area. We've dined at Jillian's many, many times over the years and we have never left disappointed.
Anniversary dinner for 2
Celebrated a wedding anniversary and sat in a small room just off the outdoor dining area. Very charming but noisy. Waitstaff was very nice and attentive however a manager (?) or captain kept opening the door and observing the room. Somewhat of an annoyance. Food and beverages were excellent. We had the lobster and the Lake Superior whitefish for entrees. The presentation was well done and the taste was exceptional. Prices were on the high side for the desert.
My wife and I had an early Friday evenin ...
My wife and I had an early Friday evening dinner. Staff were attentive and pleasant. Cocktails were good. My wife's salad had no dressing. Her steak was undercooked. Both were easily correctable, but why the need to correct? Since we were dining early, they were not yet busy, so I'm assuming the errors were just lack of attention. Ambiance is nice. Will probably return and dine on patio. Seems like a wonderful setting
We had the gaspacho (delightful with cra ...
We had the gaspacho (delightful with crabmeat garnish) lamb ribs (the most succulent either of us have ever had) and the date dessert (really... To die for) Jean, our waiter as good as any waiter we have encountered in Europe where waiters are true professionals who take their professions seriously. The patio was quite romantic too. The best restaurant in the valley.
Everyone raves about this restaurant but ...
Everyone raves about this restaurant but have to say on that level I was quite disappointed. Was seated inside and had to be moved outside. There was a very musty smell. Very old interior and mediocre for the price.
I took my Mom here for Mother's Day dinner. It was very nice, good ambiance and service but when I saw the bill I was shocked to see I'd been charged $30.00 for corkage fee. It wasn't an inexpensive meal but the corkage was over the top! I glad I went there but will never eat there again.
Not worth the $$
The wine list is marginal, and they were out of some wines by the glass because they were "closing in a couple of weeks" for the summer. The food was OK, but not worth the price point. The service was OK, but not great. There are better options in the area.
Well fourth time here sat inside by pian ...
Well fourth time here sat inside by pianist our Server Fernando was excellent For food we had Brussel sprout salad which was excellent and the special tomato mozzarella salad with basil
And pine nuts which could of been better the tomatoes were ice cold almost to the point that they froze so the texture of the tomatoes had broken down too bad it would of been a better dish For wine 2013 Domain Drouhin which was delicious Entrees Stroganoff excellent The special white fish a little too much flour in the breading It was deceived to us as a dusting but was a bit heavier sort of overpowered the delicate fish. We also had the Sea bass cheeks which were good but then again why coat them in flour with a heavy hand ? It really takes away from the flavor of the fish . Having been turned away with shorts on I was surprised to see a man at the table next to us in shorts . When I Asked the senior hostess she replied in a smug manner well he had long pants when he came in He must of changed ? Not a very good response and totally unprofessional
Food 3 stars
Service Fernando 5 stars
Management zero stars
Top Fine Dining in the Desert
As always, Jillian's lived up to our very high expectations in fine dining. Always a highlight of our annual trek to Palm Desert, hey continue to amaze with the very best of both food and service -- all in a relaxed, upscale ambiance that we really appreciate. Although it's always out number one choice for special occasions, Jillian's is just as exciting for making any evening a special occasion. Can't wait for our next visit!
Excellent on all counts well worth the t ...
Excellent on all counts well worth the trip! Had a business dinner where of course corkage was offered because this is a real restaurant that actually caters to your food and wine experience instead of just eye ing margins. Really great place ;service great without being intrusive ; food can stand up to any wine you own thus - go and enjoy...
Oasis in the Desert
A Jewel of a restaurant experience in the Palm Desert area. We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and we could not have selected a finer place for that celebration.
The setting, in a Ranchero style home, with a open patio in the center of the complex, surrounded by additional dining areas, was fantastic.
My wife's whitefish was the best ever she has ever enjoyed, and we have eaten in fine dining places such as Hong Kong, New York, Bangkok, Shanghai, London, and many others.
Jillian's is the place for fine dining. We will be back!!!
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