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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Eddie V's - Palm Desert restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3111)
$50 and over
Seafood
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of live music trios.
Top review
cawoodburyvip
Dined 5 days ago
I would say maybe softer jazzy. It seemed just a bit too hyper jazz for the groups taste. Everything else was amazing though.
A photo of Johannes restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3735)
$31 to $50
Modern European
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
Chef Johannes Bacher whose global modern European award-winning cuisine including his popular fan favorite “Wiener Schnitzel” has been a downtown Palm Springs staple since 1999. Chef Bacher continues to use his many years of traveling the world as the inspiration for his subtle, creative dishes that are exciting and tastefully show off his Austrian roots. Enjoy an upscale casual dining experience whether you sit at the bar, the kitchen area, the dining room or the patios you won’t be disappointed. Whatever you choose your experience will be one of the best in Palm Springs - “Eat Well, Live Better” Johannes has been selected three years in a row for the Best of Palm Springs Awards for European Cuisine and has been recognized for the 2022 Palm Springs Business Hall of Fame.

Please, No children under 5 years old. Service animals only…..Thank you!
Top review
AMM2
Dined 1 day ago
FABULOUS! from start to finish - friendly welcome, beautiful dining room. Outstanding food, Service, Wine-list and Schnitzel from heaven. Surprise birthday dinner executed with perfect timing and attention.
A photo of Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4253)
$31 to $50
Californian
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
Thank you for choosing Mitch's on El Paseo.

Sushi, Specialty Sake Selections, Prime Steaks and Seafood. Serving Lunch and Dinner. Climatized patio, Located at the corner of Portola & El Paseo in Palm Desert. Come join us for great food and a fabulous time!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful!!!!! Very accommodating.
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4.8
4.8 (463)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
Established in 1996. Musashi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar has a long history of providing the Palm Desert and the Valley with the highest quality Japanese cuisine prepared skillfully.

OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS, OUR STAFF LED BY EXECUTIVE SUSHI CHEF MASAO ARAI AND AKI AKIFUMI CONTINUES THE JAPANESE TRADITION OF FRESH FISH, SOUPS AND NOODLES, AND MEATS. TRADITIONAL JAPANESE PREPARATION WITH THE FINEST INGREDIENTS AND TECHNIQUES. MUSASHI JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND SUSHI BAR REPRESENTS AND HOLDS TRUE THE LEGACY OF JAPANESE AND CALIFORNIA CUISINE.

*We seat entire party together.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
This is always a staple for my family. Ordered the Hamachi which is always great, just as the Spicy Yellowtail Roll is, too. The gyoza were good, but not my favourite, though the Shrimp Tempura were excellent. Definitely get the lemonade if you want something refreshing. The service was excellent as always and I can't wait to go back.
A photo of Clandestino restaurant
4.8
4.8 (670)
$30 and under
Mexican
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
Clandestino is the moody sister of Tac/Quila. Serving elevated and fresh Mexican food. Located right next to the Marilyn Monroe statue in downtown Palm Springs. The restaurant is headed by Chef Gustavo Carreon who has worked diligently to create a menu that highlights the best that his home country has to offer. Some Clandestino exclusives include crab enchiladas in a creamy artichoke sauce, stuffed squash blossoms and cochinita pibil.
Top review
RyanOvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great people , great food We had a super nice dinner
A photo of Bar Cecil restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1421)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
"Your Pleasure is Our Pleasure!"

Please join us at Bar Cecil for a delightful evening. We welcome parties of 5 or fewer guests (limited space for parties of 5). Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate larger parties.

We book tables for 2 hours. Last dinner orders are taken at 9 pm and we close the bar at 10 pm. We've gone cashless and happily accept credit and debit cards.

Due to our small size, tables with separate reservations can not be combined. Please reserve online; if OpenTable is not showing availability, we're fully booked or it is more than 30 days out. We accept reservations up to 30 days out. Our bar is always walk-in and we open at 5 pm (the bar list is usually full around 4:30 pm).

We can't wait to have you as our guests! "Shall we?"
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dvdmptrckvip
Dined 3 days ago
Great food and service, best pork chop I have ever had! Went for our anniversary and so glad we did. Def will be back with friends we have told about the great dining experience.
A photo of Miro's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3368)
$31 to $50
Modern European
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
Welcome to Miro’s Restaurant, voted best Mediterranean – Continental fine dining restaurant in Palm Springs. We promise to make your dining experience a comfortable, flavorful and memorable one. Be sure to call us for the daily specials, it might just be that entrée you’ve been searching for. We look forward to meeting you. Also please note that patio is first come first serve. If you wish to sit on the patio tell us here but it is not guaranteed that you will be seated on patio depending on availability.
Top review
Thom
Dined 4 days ago
This has long been our favorite PS restaurant, and we believe it is the finest dining establishment in the desert. Miro and Mirella are gracious hosts, the waiters are terrific, elegant decor, and the food....oh the food! Sea bass is exquisite, rack of lamb utter perfection, Branzino is awesome, the Hungarian dishes have always been wonderful, and the escargot is the perfect starter. The bar offerings are extensive, great cocktails, and wonderful, unusual imported beers (try the Belgian Chimay). Mirella's olive oil cake and her cherry strudel top off the meals with true delight. Jeffrey and I took friends there from Brooklyn last night, real NY foodies, and they said it was one of the best meals ever. We are luck to have this wonderful restaurant in our town. Thom Racina
A photo of Piero's Pizzavino restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1696)
$30 and under
Italian
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
Four Key Ingredients for PizzaVino's true authentic Neapolitan Pizza--it's all about balance. The Oven, San Marzano tomatoes, Fior di Latte Mozzarella & Doppio Zero Flour. We are more than just pizza at Our Comfortable Home away from Home Restaurant. We offer Fresh Locally Grown, Organic Fruits & Vegetables, Fresh Seafood, Quality Cuts of Meat, Salads with our homemade dressings, as well as Desserts like Your Mom use to or still does make! We are OPEN LATER than Most!

Buon Appetito
Top review
Bombityvip
Dined 3 days ago
Pizza is so good we’re having them cater our wedding! Went here for taste testing and ordered WAY too much food. We’re going back to finalize the menu, but it’s delish!
A photo of Arnold Palmer's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4508)
$31 to $50
American
La Quinta
About the restaurant
CLOSED FOR SUMMER FROM JUNE 2ND THROUGH SEPTEMBER 18TH

Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant features Progressive American cuisine, including fresh seafood, steaks, and some of Arnie’s great comfort foods. This one-of-a-kind restaurant features many indoor dining options, including multiple private rooms, a beautiful bar and lounge, and an impressive wine room that houses 2,500 bottles with a large table for special events up to 20 guests. The extensive newly remodeled patio (awarded 2022 top 100 outdoor dining restaurants in the country by open table diners) offers live entertainment every night featuring Mark Linford with stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and breathtaking landscape.
Top review
sharonb
Dined on May 28, 2024
My husband had the meatloaf, and I had the prime rib both were very good. The service was wonderful even though it was on Memorial Day! We will most definitely be back.
A photo of Jillian's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (984)
$50 and over
International
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
Romantic. Inviting. Original. Uncompromising quality.
Superb cuisine graciously served in an extraordinary atmosphere, is the unique inspiration of proprietors Jay and June Trubee.
Guests will experience a masterful Eclectic cuisine. Our menus are designed to include seasonal local ingredients, classic Jillian’s dishes and, of course, your preferences. To accompany your meal, we offer an extensive selection of fine wines from around the world.
Whether you choose one of our distinctive dining rooms or the inviting outdoor courtyard, enchanting garden or private terrace, every detail will be attended to, every need met. With everything from the menu selection to the wine pairings and flower arrangements that can be custom-designed for a most memorable occasion.

RESERVATIONS FOR 5 GUESTS OR MORE.......CALL (760) 776-8242
Top review
AmySvip
Dined on May 23, 2024
This is a locals favorite so it's often tough to get a reservation in peak season but we lucked out. I had the special halibut and it was one of the best halibut dishes I've ever tasted. Highly recommend.
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