Palm Springs and the Desert Resorts Restaurants

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  • 1. 4 Saints

    $$$$ | Contemporary

    Perched on the seventh-floor rooftop of the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs, where stunning views unfold from nearly every table, 4 Saints serves...Read More


    $$$ | American

    The dazzling interior design and eclectic Pacific Coast dishes made from scratch lure locals and visitors alike to this swank yet casual restaurant...Read More

  • 3. Lavender Bistro

    $$$$ | French

    This romantic bistro with a spacious outdoor atrium decked out with flowers, fountains, and twinkling lights makes diners feel like they've...Read More

  • 4. Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

    $$$ | American

    Smack in the middle of what looks like the set of a Western is this cozy saloon where you can have dinner, relax over a drink at the bar, and...Read More

  • 5. Arnold Palmer's

    $$$$ | American

    From the photos on the walls to the trophy-filled display cases, Arnie's essence infuses this restaurant. Families gather in the spacious restaurant...Read More

  • 6. Carlee's Place

    $$$ | American

    Sooner or later most visitors to Borrego Springs wind up at Carlee's Place for a drink and a bite to eat, drawn by the extra-large menu with...Read More

  • 7. Carmelita's Mexican Grill and Cantina

    $ | Mexican

    A friendly, family-run eatery tucked into a back corner of what is called "The Mall," Carmelita's draws locals and visitors all day, whether...Read More

  • 8. Catalan

    $$$ | Mediterranean

    At this restaurant known for its beautifully prepared Mediterranean cuisine you can dine inside or under the stars in the atrium. The service...Read More

  • 9. Ciro's Ristorante and Pizzeria

    $$ | Italian

    Serving pizza and pasta since the 1960s, this popular casual restaurant has a few unusual pies on the menu, including cashew with three cheeses...Read More

  • 10. Copley's on Palm Canyon

    $$$$ | American

    Chef Manion Copley prepares innovative cuisine in a setting that's straight out of Hollywood—a hacienda once owned by Cary Grant. Dine in the...Read More

  • 11. Coyote Steakhouse

    $$$ | American

    The upscale Coyote Steakhouse at the Palms at Indian Head hotel caters to those who want a fancy dinner, particularly hunks of filet mignon...Read More

  • 12. Crossroads Cafe

    $ | American

    Mexican breakfasts, chicken-cilantro soup, and hearty sandwiches are among the draws at this Joshua Tree institution for pre-hike breakfasts...Read More

  • 13. El Mirasol at Los Arboles

    $$ | Mexican

    Chef Felipe Castañeda owns two Mexican restaurants in Palm Springs—this one, part of Los Arboles Hotel, is outside on a charming patio set amid...Read More

  • 14. Jackalope Ranch

    $$$ | American

    It's worth the drive to Indio to sample flavors of the Old West, 21st-century style. Inside a rambling 21,000-foot building, holding a clutch...Read More

  • 15. Las Casuelas Nuevas

    $$ | Mexican

    Hundreds of artifacts from Guadalajara, Mexico, lend festive charm to this casual restaurant, which has an expansive garden patio. Tamales and...Read More

  • 16. Le Vallauris

    $$$$ | French

    A longtime favorite that occupies the historic Roberson House, Le Vallauris is popular with ladies who lunch, all of whom get a hug from the...Read More

  • 17. Los Jilberto's Taco Shop

    $ | Mexican

    A casual local favorite for affordable Mexican dishes, Jilberto's serves up big burritos and meaty enchiladas. ...Read More

  • 18. Pacifica Seafood

    $$$$ | Seafood

    Choice seafood and rooftop dining draw locals and visitors to this busy restaurant on the second floor of the Gardens of El Paseo. Seafood that...Read More

  • 19. Purple Palm

    $$$$ | American

    The hottest tables in Palm Springs are those that surround the pool at the Colony Palms Hotel, where the hip and elite pay homage to Purple...Read More

  • 20. Spencer's Restaurant

    $$$$ | American

    The swank dining space inside the Palm Springs Tennis Club Resort occupies a historic mid-century modern structure. Crab cakes, kung pao calamari...Read More

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