Palm Springs, CA

As you enter through the outdoor patio of Pomme Frite located at 256 S. Palm Canyon Drive in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs, you can feel the European romantic energy that embraces you.

Maybe it’s the aroma of mussels and garlic that permeate the air, or scenes of lovers sharing an appetizer of steak or salmon tartare. There is something about Pomme Frite that places you right in the present while hearkening back to a European street scene.

Outdoor Patio, Pomme Frite

( Outdoor Patio, Pomme Frite)

Pomme Frite is this past year’s winner of the Palm Springs Tribune 2022 Foodie Award in the category of Best French Restaurant. The founders of the restaurant, J.C. Constant and Nicholas Klontz more specifically opened the restaurant more than 20 years ago offering up both French and Belgian cuisine.

(One of Pomme Frite’s Mussel Entrees)

Mussels are one of Pomme Frite’s staples. The restaurant serves up nine different types of mussel entrees from the Marinieres dish which includes shallots, white wine, and parsley to it’s Spanish style mussel entree which includes chorizo sausage, paprika, and cream. Their Mussel appetizer, enough for two, is a bowl of one pound of drunken mussels which includes white wine, garlic, lemon, butter, and fresh herbs.

Sounds delicious? There’s more! Pomme Frite also serves savory steak, meat, fish, chicken, and pasta dishes. Their Chicken “Vol au Vent,” is a Puff Pastry with Chicken and Mushrooms, Creamy White Sauce, and Pommes Frites (french fries). Their Twin Filet Tenderloin Medallions comes with a Brandy-Green Peppercorn or Béarnaise or Blue Cheese Cream Sauce, and Seasonal Vegetables.

They even have a kids menu offering up Pasta Marinara, Mac ‘n Cheese, and Chicken Tenders & Frites.

By experiencing Pomme Frites, one can easily see why it’s longevity and popularity has sustained itself through today.

Pomme Frite is located at 256 S Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 778-3727.

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By Eric Gray

Eric Gray is Editor-in-chief for the Palm Springs Tribune. He covers everything from real estate, restaurant, and entertainment, to public safety, airport, and local development. He moved to Palm Springs in 2020 as part of the mass migration out of the cities. He has a Bachelor's degree from Towson University. Follow Eric on Twitter @ericgrayps