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

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service 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 Canopy Wine Lounge restaurant
4.9
4.9 (65)
$50 and over
Wine Bar
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
Canopy Wine Lounge is a driving source for wine & community no matter where your palate takes you. To curate this lounge, a partnership formed between longtime Palm Springs local Noah Mamet and the owner of our 15 unique winery properties around the globe. Our decor is a modern take on the popular design of the 1950's, using clean lines, pops of color, and various textured fabrics and fixtures.

To accent our wine bar, we have a custom-built clay amphora where our in-house winemaker will be fermenting and ageing a Californian rosé. Glowing fireplace features highlight our meticulously curated selection of desert plants. Our food bites are meant to be paired with quality-driven wines and lively conversation between friends.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We had heard great things about Canopy and wanted to experience it ourselves. We went for Mother’s Day brunch and had a fantastic time. We ordered the brunch board which was a tower of everything you could want in a brunch, French toast, deviled eggs, pigs in a blanket and more. Everything was delicious. We paired the board with a wonderful bottle of rose and enjoyed it while listening to live music. The space is beautiful and simply a great time! Looking forward to another visit the next time we are in town.
A photo of The Bistro - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1116)
$31 to $50
American
Indio
About the restaurant
A world of flavor, textures and ambiance await you at the Bistro. Start your Bistro experience with a hand-crafted, specialty cocktail at the stunning mahogany bar.

The Bistro specializes in exciting, contemporary fine cuisine including succulent seafood and tantalizing sushi selections. You’ll also enjoy carefully dry-aged on site, hand-carved, premium USDA beef. The Bistro offers an enticing array of salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, sure to impress the most discriminating of palates.

Guests have the option to dine inside with a view of the exhibition kitchen, or outside overlooking palm trees and a beautiful courtyard.

Reservations are recommended.

Top review
DavidGvip
Dined 5 days ago
We've been there about ten times since 2016. We have continually enjoyed their food and service. It feels old school inside. Our servers have never disappointed. The manager Jestina watches over the servers and is attentive to the guests. When we return, if we get a new server, they become our favorite; shout out to Hana. We can't help but have their sushi as an appetizer, which matches any sushi restaurant. Last night it was their Chilean sea bass that delighted us. We made it a special Mother's Day by going to The Bistro.
A photo of Jillian's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (978)
$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
AdrianGvip
Dined 1 day ago
excellent service food was lovely always love the patio
A photo of Bar Cecil restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1383)
$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?"

Top review
halyon15vip
Dined 1 day ago
We had the best experience. Our waiter was so polite and helpful with great recommendations. We will definitely be back. The bread roll appetizer is a must!
A photo of Trixie Motel restaurant
4.8
4.8 (75)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
Join us at Trixie Motel in our iconic BARbara Lounge for specialty cocktails, curated wines, and select beers. We serve light bites including our most popular onion dip, parmesan fries, and specialty pizzas.

*We are a cashless property
*We require valid identification for everyone in your party. All guests must be 21+
*All reservations are made online and may be made up to 30 days in advance
*We have a grace period of 15 minutes for each reservation before releasing the table to the next party
*All reservations are for 1.5 hour window during peak hours (3PM-8PM)
*Walk-ins welcome for bar seating based on availability
*Due to the size of our space we are unable to merge tables for larger parties
*We welcome parties of up to six guests through OpenTable. For larger groups please inquire through our event form on our website


We are a pink, speak easy bar experience and are perfect for that before or after dinner cocktail and light bite. We cannot wait to welcome you!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Beautiful place and a wonderful experience! Definitely recommend
A photo of Clandestino restaurant
4.8
4.8 (638)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing service and delicious food. Loved everything about this place
A photo of Arnold Palmer's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4484)
$31 to $50
American
La Quinta
About the restaurant
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
Jolee
Dined 3 days ago
Beautiful setting on the patio! Service was great and very accommodating to my special requests. We’ll be back!
A photo of Eddie V's - Palm Desert restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3072)
$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
LeanneHvip
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent service and food ! Ambience on patio is super !
A photo of SO.PA at L'Horizon Resort and Spa restaurant
4.7
4.7 (724)
$50 and over
Californian
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
An ADULTS ONLY destination by Reservation. SO•PA has a NO PETS POLICY.

Decadent, refined, and intimate, SO•PA offers a unique alfresco dining experience. Join us for dinner in an intimate outdoor setting under the stars as Michelin Star awarded Chef Michael Hung presents the seasonally enticing menu. Your elegant, yet relaxed evening includes world class cocktails and a sophisticated, yet approachable wine cellar curated by our in-house Wine Spectator awarded Sommelier. You won't want to miss an aperitif or digestif at our exclusive fire pit and poolside bar. VALET is COMPLIMENTARY.

**2023 Winner of Diners Choice Award**


Top review
Local3FANvip
Dined 2 days ago
Lovely setting, very high quality food, attentive service.
A photo of Musashi Japanese Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (455)
$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
Judyvip
Dined 6 days ago
A lovely intimate place to eat and be! The service was terrific. As was the food. We will be back and bring some friends! Nice place for quiet conversations.
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