Excellent. Even have a low
Excellent. Even have a low cal menu and gluten free offerings. Just love the place!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed meeting up with family for a very good brunch. We were well served and unrushed.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood find!
Love this restaurant! Food is great and always fresh. They have music on Tuesday evenings and the owners make an effort to greet everyone and welcome you if they are around. Lots of choices and they adjust their seasonings etc. to suit you if you ask. Salmon (when it's on the menu) is always fresh and tasty. Nice outdoor seating with greenery around the edges so you feel like you are not on the street or next to the parking lot wherever you sit.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very nice dinner
We had a very nice dinner with friends and especially enjoyed the fact that we could actually talk across the table and hear the conversation. The food was fantastic. We all had some version of the veal and it was excellent. We will definitely be back soon.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Unique Outdoor Desert (Local) Spot
A nice place to dine outside; great service and an interesting menu. The experience is a combination that makes me a repeat diner.
Priced right. Energy fits the desert. Worth a visit. Try one of the Jazz events!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food. Cater to lo cal
Great food. Cater to lo cal and gluten free customers very well. Love this restaurant!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always, a wonderful visit
As always, a wonderful visit to Backstreet Bistro!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
found this place 4 yrs ago
found this place 4 yrs ago and we go at least once every time we are on our yearly vac in Rancho Mirage
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
LOVE this place and we always
LOVE this place and we always make a point to visit each season. Food is great and be sure to make your reservation early as quickly books up.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great times with the family
Great times with the family for spring break. outdoor dining was a plus. staff was super friendly and the food was great. not one negative thing to say. i actually paused to see if i could think of one and i could not.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been here before...as
I have been here before...as always the food was excellent. The owner is very attentive though I can't say the same about all of her staff. The tiramsu is the absolute best I have had. Will be back next year and they now have at least 4 new couples that have raved about the food and will be back as well.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Backyard Bistro tasty Italian Food
We found this little gem of a restaurant with gooey and fabulous italian food on the open table list. I loved it and my husband loved it. We ate al fresco on their outside patio with white lights and lots of locals...felt less like a tourist and more like them.I will eat there again when we visit area,
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We found this restaurant on
We found this restaurant on Open Table and were very pleased with it. The ambiance is charming, the food is delicious, and it is great to sit outside in the warm evenings. We had fettucine alfredo and veal scallopine and both were wonderful. Nice service as well.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was a busy Saturday night
Was a busy Saturday night with a table of 14 seated before us. Would have preferred outside seating but couldn't manage it this time. Very good food.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will go back. Food and service were a bit above average.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a nice evening with friends
Had a nice evening with friends (6 in our party). Everyone enjoyed the food and the good service.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Where friends meet.
Fabulous as usual- A great time was had by all due to the lovely food,drink and ambience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Italian Food
This was our last night in Palm Desert & we chose the restaurant based on great reviews. We were totally pleased. Appetizers were delightful: crab cakes with an unusual combination of peppers in the sauce and bruschetta. The waitress helped us choose our entrees and our party of 4 loved each one including salmon and various pastas. Our bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon was amazing: smooth, velvety taste. All around a great evening & we'll come again if we are in the area.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and ambience
Dined in the corner of the patio on a Saturday night. The table was waiting (had a reservation) when we arrived. The server was friendly and competent and the food good, although the portions only moderate in size. The eggplant parmesan that my companion ordered was an adequate portion but did not include a side of pasta as is the case in many Italian restaurants. My spaghetti carbonara was served on a medium sized plate a la carte and was adequate for me but might not have satisfied a big eater. On the plus side, this is a good way not to overeat, but then there's less to take home.
Back Street Bistro is a welcoming restaurant with a very friendly staff and nice indoor and patio dining. We have dined there before and will do so again.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food at a reasonable price. Enjoyed the outdoor patio and got a real locals feeling away from tourists, although we were tourists ourselves! Enjoyed the mountain view. Will return again.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
After the always friendly greeting by the owner, our young and attentive server got us started with cocktails. The bruschetta is the best in town. The veal and chicken dishes hit the spot. This is a warm and friendly place to dine.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Backsreet Bistro is excellent.
Backsreet Bistro is excellent. This is our 4th time there and it is consistently good. The owner remembered us from before and she always goes out of her way to make sure we're happy and get any special requests.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good menu. Lots of choices
Great little restaurant in a nice little spot
Eat inside or out
Excellent wait staff I has a salad that was fresh ,tasty and well priced
The pea soup is so good that I got one to go
Try it for comfort and excellent homey feeling
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must-do in the desert ...
Each time we travel to Palm Desert area, we immediately make a booking at the Backstreeet. It has now become part of our desert vocabulary! Always a delightful experience in all aspects! Have recommended to many friends who have similar feelings!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and patio too
This restaurant was exactly what we were looking for this day. The food was very good - I had lobster raviolli, my wife had the chef's special of the evening - mussel's and scallops with linguini and her choice of sauces. I added a house salad to begin, and desert was a lava cake. All the food was well prepared and excellent taste. My only caveat was some surprise that the raviolli consisted of only six pieces of ravioli. I was expecting more, but the prices were very reasonable and I did not complain. The wine list was in some transition and the initial choice was not available. The server recommended and alternative which was very nice. The best part of the evening was the bill which came to less than $100 inclusive of the tip.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Salmon was great. Overall, very tasty food, good presentation, and prompt service. We would recommend this restaurant/bistro to all. Like MacArthur, we will return.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
great Italian gem
This is a neighborhood gem that should always be available,
Good quality food at a reasonable price.
The service is very friendly and they care about their customers,
which is special
in todays market.
I wish we had this type of Mexican restaurant in The valley
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there for our anniversary, we were the only ones who opted to sit outside under the heaters on this cool desert night. Great decision, we had it all to ourselves. The wait staff were excellent, attentive but never hovering and knowledgeable about the menu. My wife had the catch of the day (salmon) and it was simply delicious, I had Patrick's seafood pasta, that was excellent; it had 2 jumbo shrimp, over a dozen mussels, fish, calamari and scallops. For out anniversary, they gave us a warm rum cake with ice cream...wow! This was out second time here and we'd go back again.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM