Monday, December 10, 2007

Where to Eat

Depending on what you are looking for, Palm Springs has a great selection of places to eat. Whether you want a casual meal, or fine dining, here are some options:

Modest priced Restaurants

* Tropicale, 330 East Amado Road Palm Springs (760) 866-1952

Spencer’s at the Mountain 701 West Baristo Road (760) 327-3446 GREAT outdoor seating, right against the mountain.
* Matchbox: Mercado Plaza, downtown PS, second floor
* Ruby’s Mercado Plaza, downtown PS
* Las Casuelas Palm Canyon, downtown PS
* La Casita- Indian Canyon/Tahquitz Rd, downtown PS
* Wang’s of the Desert (Chinese) Indian Canyon, downtown PS
* Grill-a-Burger Palm Canyon, downtown PS
* California Pizza Kitchen, Palm Canyon, downtown PS
* Pinocchios of the Desert (Tahquitz Rd, downtown PS)
* Tyler’s Burgers (La Plaza, downtown PS)
* Thai Smile, North Palm Canyon PS
* Al Dente (Italian, mostly pasta) North Palm Canyon, PS
* Boscoso (modern Italian) North Palm Canyon, PS

Restaurants with Character

* Melvyn’s at the Ingleside Inn
If you go on a weeknight, they have a special weeknight dinner menu for like a set price and its really good. Melvyns offers an old Hollywood Palm Springs dining environment. Its old school and can be a little stuffy, but I love it. They feature lounge lizard style live music after 8:00. It looks fancy- but is very cozy and welcoming. No t-shirts, but casual is fine. 200 West Ramon Road. Right near the mountain, behind Palm Canyon)

* Copley's of Palm Canyon Really great food, contemporary American cuisine. Very casual, perfect outdoor patio seating. Dinner can be pricey, but Sunday brunch menu is reasonable. 621 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262 760.327.9555

Johannes Offers an eccletic menu with an Austrian flair. Wonderful sauces, truffle oil infused soups, and fantastic desserts. Its pricey, but delicious food.196 S Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 760 778-0017

* Norma’s at the Parker Palm Springs Hotel
GREAT for breakfast, really fun menu. Terrific outdoor patio seating, nice view. Breakfast will run about $20 per person. 4200 East Palm Canyon Drive 760 -770-5000

Great websites with a lot more information

Bistros of Palm Springs

Restaurant Row

1 comment:

LearnOrBurn said...

These are some great pieces of insight here! I was just out to Palm Springs a month ago, and as far as food-- I went to Babe's BBQ (which I rave about) and was disappointed in The Crab Pot. I posted it on my new blog: and I'm curious if you've been and had similar experiences. Also, Did you get out to the restaurant expo? I had just missed it when I was there. Cheers!