Palm Springs and the Desert Resorts Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Palm Springs and the Desert Resorts - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. The Tropicale

    $$$ | International

    Tucked onto a side-street corner, the Tropicale is a mid-century-style watering hole with a contemporary vibe. The bar and main dining room...Read More

  • 6. Trilussa

    $$ | Italian

    Locals gather for delicious food, big drinks, and a friendly welcome. The bar is busy during the daily happy hour, after which diners drift...Read More

  • 7. Trio

    $$ | American

    The owners of this high-energy Uptown Design District restaurant claim that it's "where Palm Springs eats," and it certainly seems so on nights...Read More

  • 8. Alicante

    $$ | Mediterranean

    This sidewalk café near the Plaza Theatre is one of the best people-watching spots in Palm Springs. Pasta, pizza, and veal scaloppine are among...Read More

  • 9. Cello's

    $$$ | French

    A favorite of locals and critics, this art-laden café in a strip mall serves modern twists on classics such as the crab Napoleon and onion soup...Read More

  • 10. Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

    $$ | Italian

    The name says pizza, but this bistro also serves interesting salads topped with grilled tuna, and a selection of sandwiches like crab cakes...Read More

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