best restaurants in Palm Springs and environs

Old Oct 5th, 2007, 05:56 AM
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best restaurants in Palm Springs and environs

I am hosting a small meeting at the Hyatt in Palm Springs in early January 2008. I need restaurant recommendations for dinner for six nights. Money is no object. Looking for fantstic food, great service/atmosphere, good wine lists. Please help me. Oh and any location is Coachella Valley is ok.
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Old Oct 5th, 2007, 07:43 AM
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Search www.chowhound.com you'll get many recommendations.
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Old Oct 5th, 2007, 02:01 PM
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Wally's Derert Turtle in Rancho Mirage.
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Old Oct 5th, 2007, 02:22 PM
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One of our favorites and simply one of the best in the Palm Springs area is
Le Vallauris.

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Old Oct 5th, 2007, 06:19 PM
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The Mariott in Palm Desert has a couple of nice places and the grounds are awesome to walk around getting to where you want to eat.
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Old Oct 6th, 2007, 07:45 AM
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Thanks everyone--anyone else?
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Old Oct 6th, 2007, 10:21 AM
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- Le Valleuris for the old 'rat pack' experience

- Riccio's for Italian

- Europa for Euro elegance

- Johannes for modern continental and cosmopolitan

- Sullivan's for steak (PD)

- Scirroco at the Esmeralda in Indian Wells (too far?)

- Blend for creative fine dining (in La Quinta, probably too far for you)

I had never looked at Chowhound before. Interesting site. I liked the debate about La Casuelas Terraza. The Del Gados are a really nice family, but frankly the food (and service sometimes) at Terraza has been mediocre for the last 20 years. It is a tourist trap, but a great, lively place for a drink, then move on. The Morcus restaurants---Kaiser Grille, The Deck, Chop House, Hog's Breath, etc---can also be a good spot for a drink, but my experience has been much less than stellar for dining (after many tries).

Good luck! Have a great time!

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Old Oct 6th, 2007, 03:45 PM
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If you don't mind casual and inexpensive but very good, try Thai Smile--there are 2 of them in the area.

Also, the Japanese restaurant (forgot it's name) at the Marriott was pretty good if I remember correctly, plus it's fun taking the boat there.
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Old Oct 7th, 2007, 07:15 AM
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