7 nights in Palm Desert Where to Eat?

Oct 28th, 2009, 11:51 AM
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7 nights in Palm Desert Where to Eat?

We will be a group heading to Palm Desert to spend a week at the Marriott. We like out of the way places to eat. Any suggestions?
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Oct 28th, 2009, 12:37 PM
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Sherman's Deli

El Gallito in Cat City

Palms Cafe
44150 Town Center Way
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 779-1617

Davey's Hideaway Restaurant
292 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 320-4480

For expensive high end La Vallauris, Copley's, Shame on the Moon
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Oct 28th, 2009, 01:29 PM
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We have enjoyed dining at Jillians on El Paseo (http://www.jilliansfinedining.com). The atmosphere in the courtyard is wonderful. We also like Arnold Palmers in La Quinta - the best mac n' cheese I've ever had! My husband swears by Momma Gina's (http://www.mammagina.com/) but I have never been.

One restaurant I recommend you SKIP is the mexican restaurant in the La Quinta Resort. I think it is called Adobe Grill. We have gone there a few times and have finally given up. The only reason we went back was because we love the atmosphere but finally decided atmosphere is not enough to save that restaurant - it is just not very good and it is very overpriced.
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Oct 28th, 2009, 02:35 PM
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Which Marriott? We enjoyed the Ristorante Tuscany when we stayed at the Desert Springs Marriott. The kids liked the buffalo wings at Nick Faldo's Bar and Grille when we stayed at the Shadow Ridge Marriott.

You don't specify a price range, but here are others that we enjoy:

Johannes - downtown Palm Springs is always a must for us, though it is pricey: www.johannesrestaurants.com/

Picanha is a Brazilian Churrascaria in Cathedral City that is fun with a group: www.picanharestaurant.com/

Le St. Germain for French, a little formal and pricey: www.lestgermain.com/

Roy's for Hawaiian Fusion: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/

If you are staying in one of the condos at the Marriotts, you can stock up on breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and cocktails at one of the local Trader Joe's.
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Oct 28th, 2009, 03:15 PM
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To add to the above... a number of steak houses eg local favorite LG's, or chain Ruth's Chris, or Sullivans. The Falls is another one in La Quinta.

I don't recommend Tommy Bahamas for dinner.

As far as Sherman's be careful with anything that requires cooking skill. I was served raw roasted chicken once and haven't wanted to return. Something pre cooked that they only have to slice and plate might be safer.

On Country Club Drive in Palm Desert, The Cork Tree

For French Bistro in Palm Desert (near the Trader Joes ) is Chez Pierre.

There are also a number of national chain restaurants in Rancho Mirage at "The River" eg Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang's and across the street a Ruby's Diner.

A mediterranean place that I especially liked for lunch (and hope he is still there) is Omri Go Med on Hwy 111. It looks like at total dump from the outside but the inside is nice. His prices are a bit over the top for dinner though.

The restaurant at Augusta has apparently reopened. I like to walk thru that store even if I can't really afford to eat there!
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Oct 28th, 2009, 05:51 PM
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Thanks everyone...We are looking at Dinks Restaurant, mama Gina's, Blue Coyote Grill, Caseys, LG Steakhouse, jillians, johannes,The Tropicale,and Shame on the Moon. Shermans is ok too.
Any opinions on these choices?
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Oct 28th, 2009, 05:53 PM
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Forgot to add we are staying in the condo's at Desert Springs I
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Oct 29th, 2009, 11:34 AM
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For "street food", the Thursday night Village Fest is always fun. www.palmspringsvillagefest.com/

Also, there is a Bristol Farms close to you at Country Club and Monterey which offers higher-end groceries and good prepared food, albeit more expensive than Trader Joe's.
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