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Mar 8, 2009 02:38 PM

Palm Desert Dinner Party

Organizing a dinner party for a group of friends (maybe around 25 people) staying in Palm Desert. Three places that have been recommended are Jillian's Fine Dining, Arnold Palmer's and Jackalope Ranch. Wonder if anyone has thoughts about these venues? TIA hounds.

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  1. Stay away from Jackalope, went there a couple weeks ago and had a less than good experience. Ribs were overdone and dry (couldn't even cut them) and the hot appetizers cold. The second course was brought out to the table while our appetizer plates were all still there. When we asked to have the plates cleared first the busser refused and continued just moving them around to make room for the main course. After serving the last entrée he picked up the plates and dropped ALL of them at the end of the table. No apology from any mgr for all the broken dishes and food at our feet! Wine list is so bad we stuck with cocktails! Arnold Palmer's is very good.

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