Best American Restaurants in Palm Desert

Rockwood Grill and Blue Star LoungeRockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge
(197)
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American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Manhattan in the Desert - Palm DesertManhattan in the Desert - Palm Desert
(350)
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American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
The Grill at Marriott's Shadow RidgeThe Grill at Marriott's Shadow Ridge
(75)
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American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Shame on the MoonShame on the Moon
(154)
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American | Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Spencer's RestaurantSpencer's Restaurant
(3617)
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American | Palm Springs, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
The Purple RoomThe Purple Room
(515)
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American | Palm Springs, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
The Bistro - Fantasy Springs Resort & CasinoThe Bistro - Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino
(456)
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American | Indio, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Arnold Palmer's RestaurantArnold Palmer's Restaurant
(1431)
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American | La Quinta, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Workshop Kitchen + BarWorkshop Kitchen + Bar
(1492)
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American | Palm Springs, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Mélange Restaurant & Bar at the Chateau Lake La QuintaMélange Restaurant & Bar at the Chateau Lake La Quinta
(338)
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American | La Quinta, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
State Fare Bar & KitchenState Fare Bar & Kitchen
(324)
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American | Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
La Quinta CliffhouseLa Quinta Cliffhouse
(2791)
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American | La Quinta, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Manhattan in the Desert - Palm SpringsManhattan in the Desert - Palm Springs
(392)
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American | Palm Springs, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Trio Restaurant - Palm SpringsTrio Restaurant - Palm Springs
(3157)
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American | Palm Springs, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Vicky's of Santa FeVicky's of Santa Fe
(488)
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American | Indian Wells, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Bistro 60Bistro 60
(287)
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American | La Quinta, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Best Italian Restaurants in Palm Desert

Ristorante Mamma GinaRistorante Mamma Gina
(505)
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Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Castelli'sCastelli's
(1026)
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Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Piero's PizzavinoPiero's Pizzavino
(744)
$$$$
Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Mimmo's Italian RestaurantMimmo's Italian Restaurant
(262)
$$$$
Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Le Donne Cucina ItalianaLe Donne Cucina Italiana
(423)
$$$$
Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Backstreet BistroBackstreet Bistro
(548)
$$$$
Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Pizzeria VillagioPizzeria Villagio
(432)
$$$$
Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Johnny Costa'sJohnny Costa's
(363)
$$$$
Italian | Palm Springs, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Trilussa RistoranteTrilussa Ristorante
(853)
$$$$
Italian | Palm Springs, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Pinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & SpaPinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
(266)
$$$$
Italian | Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs / Palm Desert
Sammy G's Tuscan GrillSammy G's Tuscan Grill
(928)
$$$$
Italian | Palm Springs, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Popular restaurants in Palm Springs

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Palm Desert Restaurants

Ristorante Mamma GinaRistorante Mamma Gina
505 reviews
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Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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FERROFERRO
337 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

We had a great time They seated us immediately at a great table It’s tight quarters but we felt special Service was great, food was fabulous Free dessert for our anniversary Only downside was that we had a fussy baby at one table next to us and a loud obnoxious guest at another table But that was not the restaurants fault More

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Mitch's on El Paseo Prime SeafoodMitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood
1166 reviews
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Californian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Mitch's is always one of our favorite Palm Springs restaurants. We are never disappointed no matter what we order. The owners always either greet us at the door or say hi during the meal; great touch which makes you feel special. More

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Cork Tree RestaurantCork Tree Restaurant
2051 reviews
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Californian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

great food and service. Best place to go for special occasions when everthing should be done right More

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Guillermo's RestauranteGuillermo's Restaurante
456 reviews
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Mexican | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Great authentic food and excellent service, we will be back! More

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Jillian'sJillian's
400 reviews
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International | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Delicious meal in elegant atmosphere! We sat in the bar area where pianist played lovely music. The staff was warm and made sure our visit was memorable. More

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Chez Pierre BistroChez Pierre Bistro
592 reviews
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French | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Delicious food and excellent service without costing you an arm & a leg More

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The Cactus Club in Palm DesertThe Cactus Club in Palm Desert
31 reviews
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Contemporary American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

The music was wonderful & we had a fantastic evening! Danced our legs off it was our kind of music More

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CuistotCuistot
1305 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

excellent food, great atmosphere. Definately at the top end of price range. More

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Mastro's Steakhouse - Palm DesertMastro's Steakhouse - Palm Desert
1753 reviews
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Steakhouse | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

One of my favorite restaurants in the Coachella Valley. Great food and service, accompanied by two talented musicians. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm DesertRuth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert
1347 reviews
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Steakhouse | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Lovely dinner. Have never been disappointed with service or food. Highly recommend the filet. Always cooked to perfection. More

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Pacifica Seafood RestaurantPacifica Seafood Restaurant
3688 reviews
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Seafood | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

We were too rushed. We ate and left within 40 minutes. At those prices you want to relax and dine. More

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Mimmo's Italian RestaurantMimmo's Italian Restaurant
262 reviews
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Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

My husband loved the spaghetti and meatballs. I tried a new dish on this occasion and was not quite so enthusiastic about it but the meal overall was very good and the service was excellent. We will definitely be returning. More

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Castelli'sCastelli's
1026 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

We always enjoy a visit to Castelli's when we are looking for a fine dining experience.The food is delicious and the service is First Class. More

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Alps VillageAlps Village
82 reviews
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German | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Needs some sound proofing. Too loud for casual conversation. More

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BellatrixBellatrix
363 reviews
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Contemporary American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Always a great dining experience and great wine list. More

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SchnitzelhausSchnitzelhaus
89 reviews
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German | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Our first visit, definitely not our last. Great food, service, ambiance. Our table reservations were immediately honored. Best German food since my grandmother from Baden/Baden cooked for us. Dessert wasn’t too bad either. :) Only downside is the two names Schnitzelhaus and Alp More

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Piero's PizzavinoPiero's Pizzavino
744 reviews
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Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Always delicious food and the early bird menu (different from the happy hour one) is a great deal. Love the Brussels sprouts!! More

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Le Donne Cucina ItalianaLe Donne Cucina Italiana
423 reviews
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Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

This is the second time we have come here. We made a special trip just for the gnocchi and were not disappointed! Excellent food, great service. We will be back for sure! More

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Mikado at Desert Springs JW MarriottMikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott
801 reviews
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Japanese | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Noly was our chef and he was pretty amazing! He did a great job keeping everyone amused and the food cooked was fantabulous! An awesome experience and will be back.:) Also the dessert was exquisite and so tasty and light! Loved the whole night:) not to mention the boat ride and the scenery.:) More

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Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Palm DesertTommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert
1437 reviews
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Seafood | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Love all TB restaurants. Sat outdoors on the patio. It was a bit chilly but they provided heaters. Wait staff very attentive. Had the coconut shrimp...AMAZING! More

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The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake LoungeThe Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge
280 reviews
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Sushi | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Creative fresh sushi in out 3 dinner visits at Venue. Try the spicy tuna tostada and sushi. More

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Palm DesertSullivan's Steakhouse - Palm Desert
1754 reviews
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Steakhouse | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

It was Valentines Day so it was very busy but they did a great job under the circumstances. Very friendly server. More

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Café Des Beaux-ArtsCafé Des Beaux-Arts
522 reviews
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French | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Very nice neighborhood, authentic Frech bistro setting—Excellent value—-No corkage Monday night worked well for our wine oriented group— the Diablo seafood, and French onion soup, were big hits—-G. More

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Daily Grill - Palm DesertDaily Grill - Palm Desert
1032 reviews
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American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Amazing service from Vicky and food was amazing! I will definitely be coming here again More

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Koutouki Greek EstiatorioKoutouki Greek Estiatorio
233 reviews
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Greek | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Great food! Perfect for any occasion. I would definitely recommend it. More

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Kaiser Grille Palm DesertKaiser Grille Palm Desert
702 reviews
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Californian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Our server Haily was great, she answered our questions, tended to our needs. The pace at which we were served was timed well. Will be back. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Palm DesertMorton's The Steakhouse - Palm Desert
1401 reviews
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Steakhouse | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Great food & service. Portions are generous & perfect for sharing. From the time we walked in until the time we walked it felt elegant but welcoming. A truly memorable experience More

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Rockwood Grill and Blue Star LoungeRockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge
197 reviews
$$$$
American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

We just had the best Valentines Dinner! When we arrived waitress Elena presented us with a special prix fixe menu developed by their Chef Albert Ruiz. The meal was executed perfectly. Our waitress Elena was most personable and attentive to our needs. Chef Ruiz has mastered flavorful meals from beginning to end. We look forward to returning They both went over and above our expectations More

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Backstreet BistroBackstreet Bistro
548 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Lovely location! Great food! The greens are all very fresh. Congenial staff. Local owner. We will go back. More

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The Grill at Marriott's Shadow RidgeThe Grill at Marriott's Shadow Ridge
75 reviews
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American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

The setting is picturesque. The service and the food were great! More

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Pizzeria VillagioPizzeria Villagio
432 reviews
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Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

We eat at Villagio on a regular basis. I wasn't crazy about it, until I tried the blackboard special of Baramundi. It's a mild, white fish prepared in a garlic sauce with capers. The side veggies are great. More

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Fisherman's LandingFisherman's Landing
119 reviews
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Seafood | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Great place to meet with friends and experience really well-prepared, beautifully presented, delicious food! The salmon and tuna appetizers were delicious and could serve 2-3. The grilled, sliced jalapenos on the salmon were a great addition! Can't wait to go back! More

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Manhattan in the Desert - Palm DesertManhattan in the Desert - Palm Desert
350 reviews
$$$$
American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

What a mensch! A NYer who cooks Luke my great grandmother and he's single?? How?! The best potato knish, excellent service, salads are built for 2, sandwich lasted 2 meals, lovely bakery, best quality. More

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California Pizza Kitchen - Palm Desert - PRIORITY SEATINGCalifornia Pizza Kitchen - Palm Desert - PRIORITY SEATING
1 review
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American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Pay close ATTENTION....THIS IS NOT A RESERVATION....just a put our name on your waiting list.....Staff was great....and we got seated quickly....But I use Open Table enough when the order confirmation popped up I did not read the fine print....but it worked out fine for us this time....I will say it again....nice staff work.... More

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Jem SteakhouseJem Steakhouse
1 review
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Steak | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

JEM Steakhouse boasts a mouth-watering selection of steaks, including petite filet mignon, Australian rack of lamb, bone-in New York steak, and more.More

Terrace RestaurantTerrace Restaurant
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American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Terrace Restaurant at the Hilton Palm Springs is located in Palm Springs, California. American cuisine is offered in its casual atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The breakfast buffet is a great beginning to the day with omelets and eggs made to order, oatmeal with all the add-ins, yogurt station, cold cereals, fresh fruit, eggs Benedict, bread pudding and much more. Regular breakfast service is also available at Terrace Restaurant.



Lunch and dinner are equally as diverse so that any traveler or local can find just what they are looking for at Terrace Restaurant while relaxing in the casual dining room or patio.


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Idyllwild BrewpubIdyllwild Brewpub
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Contemporary American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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AC3 Restaurant and BarAC3 Restaurant and Bar
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American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

AMERICAN FOOD WITH A TWIST Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner & Happy Hour in the Heart of El PaseoMore

Palm Desert Diners' Choice Winners

Palm Desert's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Chez Pierre BistroChez Pierre Bistro
592 reviews
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French | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Delicious food and excellent service without costing you an arm & a leg More

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Ristorante Mamma GinaRistorante Mamma Gina
505 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Food was delicious and overall great experience! More

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FERROFERRO
337 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

We had a great time They seated us immediately at a great table It’s tight quarters but we felt special Service was great, food was fabulous Free dessert for our anniversary Only downside was that we had a fussy baby at one table next to us and a loud obnoxious guest at another table But that was not the restaurants fault More

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Mitch's on El Paseo Prime SeafoodMitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood
1166 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Mitch's is always one of our favorite Palm Springs restaurants. We are never disappointed no matter what we order. The owners always either greet us at the door or say hi during the meal; great touch which makes you feel special. More

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Guillermo's RestauranteGuillermo's Restaurante
456 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Great authentic food and excellent service, we will be back! More

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CuistotCuistot
1305 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

excellent food, great atmosphere. Definately at the top end of price range. More

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Cork Tree RestaurantCork Tree Restaurant
2051 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

great food and service. Best place to go for special occasions when everthing should be done right More

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Jillian'sJillian's
400 reviews
$$$$
International | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

Delicious meal in elegant atmosphere! We sat in the bar area where pianist played lovely music. The staff was warm and made sure our visit was memorable. More

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Mimmo's Italian RestaurantMimmo's Italian Restaurant
262 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

My husband loved the spaghetti and meatballs. I tried a new dish on this occasion and was not quite so enthusiastic about it but the meal overall was very good and the service was excellent. We will definitely be returning. More

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Castelli'sCastelli's
1026 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Palm Desert, Palm Springs / Palm Desert

We always enjoy a visit to Castelli's when we are looking for a fine dining experience.The food is delicious and the service is First Class. More

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