Monday, September 5, 2016

Guide to Palm Desert Restaurants Updated 9/5/16

Guide to Palm Desert Restaurants

Best Restaurants - Palm Desert
Best Restaurants - Palm Springs

Palm Desert – Top Restaurant List

Palm Desert – Top Restaurant List

Best Bets

Spenser’s Restaurant At the Mountain
701 West Baristo Rd. Palm Springs, CA. 92262 (760) 327-3446.
Lunch or romantic dinner.
Near edge of mountains downtown:

Shame on the Moon Restaurant 
69950 Frank Sinatra Drive just east of Hwy 111.  Rancho Mirage 92270-2831
Reservations a must: (760) 324-5515, Hostess: Ginger
Delicious and affordable.  Where the locals go.  Check out the summer 3 course value menu.

Pacifica Seafood -
73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260 760 674 8666.
Top rated great service.

Sherman’s Deli -
73161 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2350.  (760) 568-1350.
Generous portions, great food. New Yorkers won’t be disappointed.

Papa Dan’s 
 73-131 Country Club at Monterey 568-3267
Great pizza and italian.  Reasonably priced family restaurant.

Lord Fletcher's
70-385 Hwy 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, just north of Country Club.
Long popular, one of Frank Sinatra's favorite restaurants.  Expensive but great dishes, prime rib excellent.

La Bella Cucina
72355 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260 just below Fred Waring, In Desert Crossings Shopping Center
Family run Italian place with absolutely no atmosphere but delicious Italian food and inexpensive.

Las Casuelas Nueva
70050 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 (760) 328-8844
Always busy, friendly, well-run restaurant and bar, complete with mariachis, great Mexican food and fun.
Try the Carnitas - seasoned, twice-cooked pork with salsa and condiments.
We’ve tried all three locations and found the food to be a bit better at this location.

Mario’s Italian Café
42-104 Washington St., Bermuda Dunes, CA. (760) 772-6100.
From Marriott, take Cook south, left at Hovley Lane East becomes 42nd Ave., after Washington St.
In shopping center on right. Large portions and excellent value.

Keedy's Fountain & Grill 
73-633 Highway 111, Palm Desert (760) 346-6492.  Just west of Portola.
A 1950’s soda fountain. Great breakfasts and lunches. Pancakes and burgers fantastic.

Wilma & Freida's (breakfast and lunch)
73575 El Paseo Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260  (760) 773-2807 West of Portola behind El Paseo.

More Restaurants

Zin – An American Bistro 
198 S. Palm Canyon Dr. at Arenas Rd. Palm SpringsCA 92262 760-322-6300      
American entries: buttermilk-fried chicken, a Zin burger, a “very adult” mac and cheese and apple pie.

Daily Grill 
73-601 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260 760 779-9911 760 779-9911
Serves good salads, a fine gazpacho, zesty pasta dishes, but a bit pricey for what it is.  On line res.
Check out the daily summer specials. Plenty of parking in back.  Terrace for people watchers. 

City Wok 
74-970 Country Club Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260  across from Marriott Desert Springs.
OK, not a lot of atmosphere.  Good prices and get extra discount with discount card from Marriott

Thai Smile
73725 El Paseo Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260
New location in El Paseo by San Luis Rey Ave. just west of Portola.  Inexpensive Thai food.

Pomme Frite
256 S Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262.  Downtown strip, so good people watching.
Good dishes are veal medallions and mussels.

Wally’s Desert Turtle
71775 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 across from the River.
Very expensive but really good.

Las Casuelas Terraza
222 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 325-2794
Livelier than Nueva.  Large restaurant is large. Get garden patio seating. Strolling mariachis here too.

The Original Las Casuelas
368 N Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 325-3213
Doesn't have the party ambience of the larger, more touristy Terazza down the street or the scenic
Nuevas in Rancho Mirage, but easier to get in, food is the same, excellent quality service attentive.

P. F. Changs 
The River, 71800 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 (760) 776-4912. Will take a reservation.

C.J.’s Diner -
74894 Lennon Place, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (760) 837-9650.
Haven’t tried it but review looks interesting - a place locals go.
From Marriott, take Cook south then right at Howley and first left at Eclectic St, behind.

Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant -
78164 Ave 52, La Quinta, CA 92253-8909 (760) 771-4653
Clubby atmosphere.  Try the light fare dinner out on patio.  Can be crowded and noisy.
Food is good, but about 20% overpriced.

Peabody's Café - 134 S Palm Canyon Dr @ Tahquitz Canyon Way) Palm Springs, CA 92262.
Kind of a ritual, we always go to Peabody’s at least once for coffee and breakfast. Great people watching.

Tyler’s Burgers -
149 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6603 (760) 325-2990.
Cash only.  Great burgers.

In n Out Burger - 72265 Varner Rd., Thousand Palms, CA 92276
Directions from Palm Desert area:  Take 111 to Monterey Ave.  Follow Monterey north past Country Club,
Frank Sinatra, Gerald Ford, and Dinah Shore.  Go under I-10 overpass and take left onto Varner
Road (access road that parallels I-10) heading to Ramon Road, at next intersection on right of Ramon Rd..
2nd location in Indio: sleazy neighborhood: 82043 Hwy. 111, Indio, CA 92201

Vicky’s of Santa Fe
45-100 Club Drive,Indian Wells, CA 92210 (760) 345-977
Vicky’s is known for generous portions of good quality food served at reasonable prices.”

Castelli’s Restaurant
73-098 Highway 111,
Palm Desert, California 92260
Great Italian place, family owned well established restaurant that locals frequent more than tourists.
It can be difficult to find so use map as it is just off hwy 111 on a service road. Just look for the busiest spot! Food excellent.

Sammy's Woodfire Pizza - Palm Desert
73-595 El Paseo Rd.
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Goody’s Café
40101 Monterey Ave., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Take Country Club to Rancho Mirage, Monterey and CC., in the center, across from Albertsons.

La Tablita Restaurant - Mexican
68369 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234 (760) 321-5935
Delicious Mexican food, family owned.

Sidewinder Grill
66121 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs, CA
Out of the way, local joint, good food and prices.


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