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Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger - Alice B., Palm Springs, CA

Alice B.

4.5
4.5
315 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
A new restaurant and bar from award-winning chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. Alice B. combines Southern California’s incredible seasonal bounty with Mediterranean-leaning flavors. The culinary vision is a collaborative effort between Feniger, Milliken and acclaimed Executive Chef Lance Velasquez.

This unique dining experience is located at Living Out, a luxury resort-style LGBTQ+ active senior community surrounded by spectacular mountain views. Inspired by the extraordinary life of Alice B. Toklas and her life partner Gertrude Stein, the restaurant establishes a vibrant space where culinary excellence, art, and community converge seamlessly.

Dinner reservations for indoor and outdoor dining are available Wednesday - Sunday starting at 5PM. Our bar menu is available at 4PM.

Join us for live piano music in the bar every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday night in February!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, American, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 537-4311
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women

Experiences

  • Piano Bar Tuesdays with BAR MENU ONLY

    Multiple dates available
    Experience live piano music and singing with Jason Weber from 5pm to 7pm! Enjoy food, cocktails, wine and beer from the limited bar menu only from 4pm to 7pm. Please note, dinner menu is not available on Tuesdays.
    Piano Bar Tuesdays with BAR MENU ONLY photo

What 315 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Innovative

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Californian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Innovative

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Californian

315 Reviews
  1. Dave

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Far too noisy. Made reservations for a Tuesday evening, only to find out that it was Piano Night and that only bar food was available. We moved tables because of the noise, and even then it was excessive. It’s not an enjoyable experience when you can’t have a conversation with the people you are dining with.

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  2. bos8

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointing. First, we had a reservation specifically for the bar area but when we arrived we were told the bar area was full. So what’s the point of taking reservations if you aren’t actually going to hold them? Then we were seated in the dining room. The noise level from the performer was over the top, forcing us to have to shout to have a conversation. The server was well intentioned but spoke so quietly it was very difficult to communicate with all the noise. The food was rather mediocre for a restaurant with such a pedigree. The baked macaroni was cafeteria-level, the burger was nothing remarkable. Very disappointing.

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  3. janiew

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and great atmosphere. Will definitely be going back!

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  4. Elli

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was blown away. The food was exquisitely crafted and presented. Such interesting and delicious combinations of flavors and ingredients! Bravo!

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  5. LDUB

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pork shoulder was outstanding. The ambience is amazing with indoor/outdoor feel even when inside.

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  6. FosterB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was absolutely wonderful and the service superlative. But something has to be done about the noise level. It was absolutely awful and the complete antithesis of the culture of the restaurant.

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  7. Mcbs

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall food and service were very good. Vibe didn’t really match Palm Springs. A bit of a chain hotel restaurant vibe.

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  8. JLMZ

    Palm Springs

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place to eat, and try to go back as often as possible… Our waiter was nice, but charged us for food we did not receive… The host is amazing and checked in is frequently…

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  9. AHarr

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Location was a bit odd, food was decent, service was excellent.

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  10. VanKirk

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small menu with big flavor. Pleasant, subdued atmosphere with earthy, engaging abstract art. Hard to find with GPS because the entrance is not on Tahquitz, but on N. Hermosa Drive within the lobby of Living Out

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  11. Jvkrose

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good. Love the food. I will definitely go back. My only complaint is it is really noisy. Hard to have a conversation. Will sit outside next time. Thank you Alice B. Very classy place.

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  12. MortonR

    New York City

    176 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    176 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Alice B has a very short menu. Mains consisted of two beef, one pork, one fish, and two vegetarian choices. There is a ridiculously short wine menu to match. The cooking is very good, but we won't be going again to partake of the boring offerings.

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  13. blueink

    Central Coast

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food was delicious. service was good. felt that the tables were too close together as we could not have a conversation over the ones at adjoining tables (3 tables of 2 very close together). Bit tricky finding how/where to park.

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  14. ChrisE

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pork was very grisley. I felt a little overcooked! Service was excellent. A little over priced for what you got!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and attention to detail. The food was very good and definitely shareable as our waitress told us. Only negative for us was that the biscuit weren’t made the day we were there - guess we’ll have to go back! I bought Chef Feniger’s cookbook and will also now need to go back to have it signed! Kind of wish they would have some signed copies there.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was great, but feels like you are dining in a hospital cafeteria or a Marriott.

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  17. Barbara

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Branzino was one of the best dishes I’ve had! Also loved the yellow tail crisp and cauliflower leek soup. It would be nice if there were more gluten free options. Not sure if there was flour in the Steak Diane gravy, but my friend had some issues afterwards

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  18. MaryC

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great addition to Palm Springs. Great food and service.

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  19. PaulB

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All flavors are terrific! Inventive recipes. Don't miss the Cornmeal Cheddar Drop Biscuits!! Cauliflower Leek soup is fabulous. Cauliflower wedge is Perfect. Crispy Smashed Potatoes excellent. I'd pass on the pork shoulder - very good flavors, but anything but tender - sorry. Very attentive service. Ambiance is pleasant and elegant. Especially good for special occasions.

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  20. roninla

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was spectacular, the service was fantastic. We had a great time, and look forward to going again in the near future.

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  21. dinningdog

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So thrilled to meet and talk to Susan

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  22. Bridgesovertime

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous meal. The chicken was great and the tahini ice cream dessert was sublime

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  23. Foodie

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall the experience was disappointing. The main dining room is quite loud, making it difficult to have a normal conversation. We waited quite some time for anyone to come over to our table to greet us and take our drink orders. Once our drink orders came we waited another lengthy period for anyone to come back to the table. The food preparations were a great temperature bit the flavors missed for us. All in all quite dissapointed…..

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great experience, the drinks were excellent! had the branzino! it was amazing! ambiance is nice and the decor is modern. a little noise with the big open space but overall a good experience. will come back again

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  25. TonyG

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly one of the best meals I’ve ever had in 10+ years of coming to Palm Springs. Can’t wait to go back!

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  26. DwayneD

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall excellent! We will go again. Maybe outside when it’s warmer.

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  27. Bilbets

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot to welcome someone visiting… always great when they can balance ambience, service, cuisine. Bravo!

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  28. ArthurJacob

    New York City

    416 reviews

    5.0

    416 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another wonderful evening at Alice B. Thank you all.

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  29. EvitaC

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service was just right, perfect. I will be back soon.

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  30. fabfoodjunkie

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious meal! Truly creative menu and unique flavor profiles. The biscuits were incredible-- still thinking about them. Great service, too. Will definitely be back!!

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  31. AnnW

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience! Sitting outside was lovely. Peter was a great waiter, food was excellent. My only criticism would be that it’s a very limited menu and they were already sold out of the lamb when we were seated at 6:15. Otherwise very good and we will return

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first dinner here was so exceptional we seriously cannot remember the last time we had a meal so good. We had Mary’s Seeded Chicken Cutlet and Steak Diane with Sautéed Spinach and Crispy Smashed Potatoes. Every single bite was heavenly. A definite must try. So happy Alice B. is here and can’t wait to go back!

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  33. Gourmand

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious but pricey menu. Noise level from some diners in groups is nearly unbearable. Best for special occasions.

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  34. GreatDinner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing. Thank You for a great dinner.

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  35. graz

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful meal and terrific service. Felt so well taken care of by Karen, our waitress. And the back staff was just as great. Water always filled, napkins placed on table after guest returned, table cleared only after all had eaten, new silverware was placed for meal. Little things that mean so much. And all were so amicable, friendly, helpful! Bravo

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  36. ToniS

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite dining experience. From the atmosphere, service to the fabulous food! Highly recommend!

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  37. MarkPS

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with the hummus appetizer, which was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. We also had a branzino and lamb shank. The fish was cookedn perfectly, and the lamb shank had good flavor, but was a little dry. However, the flavor overcame any issue with the dryness. For dessert we shared the apple and pair gratin. I would almost have to say that was the best part of the meal, but the entire experience for the food was exceptional. My only issue is that the service felt a little rushed. We would have liked to have spent a little more quiet time between courses.

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  38. DavidC

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Creative menu of entrees, desserts, appetizers which does not overwhelm the diner. Absolutely delicious biscuits with jelly. Surprising flavors that please the taste buds!

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  39. Wolfita

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very diverse and interesting menu, especially the appetizers, and the branzino entree was perfectly prepared. The service was impeccable and the restaurant is beautiful and comfortable.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    For a high end restaurant the ambiance was lacking while the restaurant is off to the side, you are still in the lobby of a residential building where you see residents coming and going with groceries, pets, etc.

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FAQs

Alice B. is rated 4.5 stars by 315 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Alice B.

1122 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Corner of N. Hermosa Dr / Tahquitz. Enter parking lot on Hermosa Dr.
  • Area
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, American, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
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