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Diners' Choice: Kid-friendly restaurants in Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are kid friendly in Palm Springs / Palm Desert? 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 Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2099)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
The ancient tradition of the Samurai lives on at Mikado where knife-twirling chefs use fire and steam to create a mouth watering menu of steak, chicken and seafood delights. The highlight of the experience is the dazzling talents of your chef as he expertly chops, juggles, jokes and prepares an incredible meal right before your eyes. While you are led to your table through our private Japanese garden, notice the Koi swimming below and the sound of cascading waterfalls.

Mikado at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is known throughout the Coachella Valley and Southern California as the leader in authentic Teppan-Yaki Dining.

But it doesn’t stop there! East meets West at the ultimate sushi bar where you can relax and enjoy the freshest foods and a signature martini or sake. Celebrate an intimate gathering or a private function up to 140 guests at Mikado where the food is the show! Arigato!

"Please note that Mikado Restaurant reservations are not inclusive of a boat tour."

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
The food was great! Groups of teenagers were there and very disrespectful to staff and building. It was sad to see that nobody in restaurant management was willing to say anything. The head chef did come over and sing karaoke to us! Aside from the teenagers it was a great experience
A photo of RD RNNR Libations Pints & Plates restaurant
4.6
4.6 (995)
$30 and under
American
La Quinta
About the restaurant
RD RNNR Libations, Pints & Plates is here to bring a new experience to our locals! It is dedicated to specializing in Craft American fare with fresh ingredients, great value and an invigorating casual dining atmosphere.
Our focus is warm and genuine service, local farm to table produce, creative cocktails and a well balanced selection of rotating taps! The RD RNNR vibe is hip and exciting and all right in the heart of our beloved Old Town La Quinta!
*And yes, we are pronounced roadrunner !!

Top review
ElizabethPvip
Dined 7 days ago
Desiree was a wonderful server and the food excellent. My friend and I split the artichoke tickers - to die for. I had the wedge salad with chicken - excellent and my friend had the braised cow and enjoyed the left overs for breakfast!
A photo of Adobe Grill restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2729)
$30 and under
Mexican
La Quinta
About the restaurant
Mariachi music and colorful surroundings set the mood for an experience in refined, authentic regional Mexican cuisine. Signature dishes include the Caldo de Mariscos, a southwestern bouillabaisse, Ceviche de Mariscos Marinera, and guacamole made tableside. Children's menu available as well.Adobe Grill is located on the upper level of the Plaza and is known throughout the Valley for the best margaritas in town, served in over-sized, hand-blown glassware from Guadalajara. Open daily for dinner, and for lunch on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in season. Live jazz trio Friday nights and live mariachi music Saturday through Thursday.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The overall experience was very good. There is a lot of seating inside and outside. We chose to sit outside the weather was so nice. The chips and salsa were delicious. Food portions were just right. Our server was very nice. We will definitely be back.
A photo of Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1372)
$31 to $50
American
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
The elegant dinning experience at the Rockwood Grill in the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa is a fantastic representation of American cuisine. Come enjoy our menu full of local ingredients and flavorful fare.
Top review
SheriJvip
Dined 7 days ago
Our server was Elena and she was so amazing. The food was so perfect and delicious. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. We will definitely dine there again. Just the perfect food and perfect server thanks Elena and the team.
A photo of Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1149)
$30 and under
Mexican
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
Welcome to Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill, the Best of Mexico in the heart of Palm Springs. Chef Ernesto’s family-Inspired award winning authentic Mexican cuisine is handcrafted with the best ingredients and served in a vibrant space to enhance your dining experience. You’ll be charmed by the colorful and deliciously vibrant atmosphere and wowed by the culinary creation of Chef Ernesto’s cuisine. It is a magical combination of delicious fresh and flavorful ingredients with a philosophy of slow food preparation where everything is made to order. As a result you have a dining experience that excites and delights your senses. The place to be for Mexican food where food speaks to your palate. Voted “Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Margarita by Palm Springs Magazine.
Top review
Spankyvip
Dined on Apr 12, 2024
Love this place. Always excellent! It has been a go to place for several years. Albondigas soup the best I have ever had.
A photo of CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs restaurant
4.3
4.3 (644)
$31 to $50
Californian
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
Chi Chi at Avalon Hotel is a restaurant centered in the tradition of California wellness and clean living set in the playful pool-centric setting of Palm Springs. Serving up fresh, chef-inspired fare, our menu reflects a vibrant, spirited take on delicious real ingredients and authentic West Coast cuisine. Under the wing of our chefs, you'll have access to specialized menus and innovative dishes all though fully prepared to fit your unique affair.


Top review
ScottHpdx
Dined 1 day ago
Chi is one of our favorite places to take our friends to show off a very intimate breakfast spot. Thank you very much for the wonderful service. Our server was wonderful. Cocktails were great and the food as always was delicious.
A photo of bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa restaurant
4.3
4.3 (800)
$31 to $50
Californian
Rancho Mirage
About the restaurant
Experience bluEmber, the resort’s signature restaurant for an inventive spin on California New American cuisine. Enjoy the sophisticated dining room, or sit back and enjoy food and wine pairings on the award winning patio. Cozy up with a cocktail by the fire pit and admire the majestic mountains and lush fairways. Whatever you choose, bluEmber embodies the Rancho Las Palmas experience at every turn with an exquisite menu, variety of fine wines, and unmatched hospitality.
Top review
YvetteVvip
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
It took 3 servers to finally bring extra salad dressing. The grilled chicken came after and was too dry.
A photo of Manhattan in the Desert - Palm Springs restaurant
4.2
4.2 (993)
$30 and under
American
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
This popular New York Style Deli serves up amazing deli sandwiches, soups and salads and much more - huge menu, huge portions.

Top review
EileenMGvip
Dined 1 day ago
A very nice quiet dinner with friends We would return.
A photo of King's Highway restaurant
4.1
4.1 (847)
$30 and under
American
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
King’s Highway is our desert diner, and celebrates the ineffable, bohemian spirit of the wide open West. Our seasonal menu is sourced from independent farmers spread across the Coachella Valley and Southern California. We reinvented an old Denny’s restaurant to celebrate its retro style and add fresh, modern updates. During renovations we unearthed a terrazzo floor, sandblasted the flagstone walls and re-covered the booths in saddle leather. We’re open all day, every day. The coffee’s hot and the beer is cold. Our popular dishes include ricotta pancakes, chopped salad and short rib ragu.

**Please note that King's Highway operates on a "first come first served" basis between 7 am & 5 pm except for parties of 10 or more



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 6, 2024
Excellent food and cocktails with a solid menu that caters to many different dietary needs. It’s such a cozy and cool place at the same time. Only thing I really don’t like is that the larger tables have seats with no backs…no one ever wants that, it’s too uncomfortable. I would recommend requesting a booth instead. But other than that, such a great place and will be back again!
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Rancho Mirage restaurant
4.1
4.1 (84)
$30 and under
American
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster's has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we've got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we're stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
RogerH
Dined 4 days ago
Friendly servers, food was good. The kids loved the games. It was a little too loud with the music and the TVs over the sound of the games. Very clean restrooms. We will definitely go back again
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