75 Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

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Restaurants:The Tropicale, Eight4Nine, Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Palm Springs, Palm Desert
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

The Tropicale

$$$$·Californian·
Palm Springs
7,480 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
AMAZING!!! The food, drinks and service are all outstanding! The food is delicious! Flavorful, menu is brilliant! The Very Best! Everyone was welcoming and friendly. SO clean, bathRead more
Hot Spot in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
103 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Eight4Nine

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Palm Springs
3,103 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
The best server! Delish food!
Great for Brunch in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
28 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Palm Desert
6,485 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Pacifica consistently delivers an exceptional dining experience. The service, ambience (especially the back outside patio), and the food are the best. The ceviche stands out as oneRead more
103 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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LG's Prime Steakhouse - La Quinta

$$$$·Steakhouse·
La Quinta
2,239 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic meal and service!
Notable Wine List in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
63 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Le Vallauris

$$$$·French·
Palm Springs
3,313 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Can't wait for the reopening in 2021. Beautiful and Special Restaurant - the food is the best french food I have had outside of France. Courtyard is beautiful during the day and maRead more
31 people mentioned the Crispy Duck
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La Quinta Cliffhouse

$$$$·American·
La Quinta
5,491 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
Perfect spot for a special location celebration! We will make it an annual date!
American in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
63 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Acqua California Bistro

$$$$·American·
Rancho Mirage
868 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
My rating on service was four stars. The main reason was I felt our service was not happy being there that afternoon. Not once was there a smile or to check on our table. Overall eRead more
8 people mentioned the Cotton Candy
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Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine

$$$$·Spanish·
Rancho Mirage
1,678 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romantic
Great food - friendly service - delicious bread/dipping sauce -
256 people mentioned the Paella

Wally's Desert Turtle

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Rancho Mirage
2,384 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Our server David was amazing. Very friendly and attentive. A great evening.
Notable Wine List in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
74 people mentioned the Dover Sole

Las Casuelas Nuevas

$$$$·Mexican·
California
993 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
Really like this Chain, loved the store in La Quinta, but is closed now. Rancho Mirage location is a very nice facility also, but not as cool as La Quinta was. Food was pretty gRead more
33 people mentioned the Fajita

Johnny Costa's

$$$$·Italian·
Palm Springs
1,274 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
We are visiting the area and discovered Johnny Costa’s on line. We were not disappointed. Everything we ordered was delicious. We will definitely return on our next visit. Highly Read more
Italian in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
8 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass

Mastro's Steakhouse - Palm Desert

$$$$·Steak·
Palm Desert
3,236 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
We had an amazing experience! After months of trying to go on a date night with my wife we finally decided to go to Mastro's Steakhouse. We were not disappointed. I bought a prearrRead more
Romantic in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
108 people mentioned the Butter Cake
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Castelli's

$$$$·Italian·
Palm Desert
2,728 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
We had a wonderful birthday dinner for my husband tonight. Excellent service and the food was outstanding. Great flavors and presentation. Our waiter Tony was really fun. Thanks foRead more
Best Service in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
76 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Si Bon

$$$$·Bistro·
Rancho Mirage
2,780 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The food was perfection. Exceptional service and nice ambiance.
Great for Brunch in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
39 people mentioned the Lobster Salad
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Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood

$$$$·Californian·
Palm Desert
2,745 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent seafood and beautiful patio-always a great experience here.
Best Overall in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
34 people mentioned the Dover Sole
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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Palm Desert

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Palm Desert
2,618 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Service was top notch and the food was excellent
Steakhouse in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
61 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Lavender Bistro

$$$$·Californian·
La Quinta
4,615 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Our Thanksgiving dinner at Lavender bistro was lovely, as expected. One of our favorite restaurants. Service, food, ambience - all exactly as expected. However I received an emailRead more
Best Ambiance in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
45 people mentioned the Rack Lamb
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Copley's on Palm Canyon

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Palm Springs
3,971 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Had Thanksgiving here. Was our first time here. Amazing ambience, food and service!! Looking forward to going back!!
Contemporary American in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
36 people mentioned the Barramundi
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Cuistot

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Palm Desert
2,184 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Delicious food- great for a date night or family gathering to celebrate something special
Best Ambiance in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
33 people mentioned the Dover Sole
Table for 2 today

Adobe Grill

$$$$·Traditional Mexican·
La Quinta
1,820 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Groups
Very nice and food was delicious. Great atmosphere.
Most Booked in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
66 people mentioned the Tamales
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Spencer's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Palm Springs
6,147 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Wonderful atmosphere, food and service. Perfect for a date night!
Great for Brunch in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
70 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab
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The Nest

$$$$·Continental·
Indian Wells
2,229 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasion
Thanksgiving
Hot Spot in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
14 people mentioned the Early Bird Special
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Palm Desert

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Palm Desert
2,480 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
Great dinner and the service was as always , impeccable!
Romantic in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
31 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Sammy G's Tuscan Grill

$$$$·Italian·
Palm Springs
2,186 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
This is our go-to restaurant every time we visit Palm Springs. We love dinning outdoors by the water fountain, under the Bistro lights, and near the tables with the built-in fireRead more
Italian in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
41 people mentioned the Biscotti
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533 Viet Fusion

$$$$·Asian·
Palm Springs
1,269 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing food, nice people. The food is authentic Vietnamese with an innovative touch on the spring rolls. Service was good but they were so extremely busy that food took more than Read more
Healthy in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
20 people mentioned the Pad Thai

Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
La Quinta
2,828 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Dinner, incredible music and ambiance! Absolutely loved it!
Best Overall in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
75 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Lulu California Bistro

$$$$·Californian·
Palm Springs
4,845 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
Everything was wonderful as always!
39 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - La Quinta

$$$$·Sushi·
La Quinta
1,593 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
Friendly atmosphere and excellent food! Sushi is fresh fresh fresh!!
Neighborhood Gem in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
21 people mentioned the Hamachi Carpaccio
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Mélange Restaurant & Bar at the Chateau Lake La Quinta

$$$$·American·
La Quinta
889 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Eating at Melange is one of my favorite things to do. They have the very best Margherita Flatbread. The setting is beautiful and the service is great.
Outdoor Dining in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
10 people mentioned the Short Rib

The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Palm Springs
946 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food
Steakhouse in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
40 people mentioned the Prime Rib

JOY Asian Cuisine - Fantasy Springs Casino & Resort

$$$$·Asian·
Indio
761 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
My favorite Chinese restaurant in Cochella Valley! Very good food, drinks and service.
10 people mentioned the Lemon Shrimp
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Pomme Frite

$$$$·French·
Palm Springs
1,440 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food. Very busy. Servers wearing masks. The servers do an awesome job considering that they are woefully understaffed, as are most restaurants in the Valley. No longRead more
Notable Wine List in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
24 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
Table for 2 today

Cork Tree Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Palm Desert
2,955 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
My wife had the Sea Bass & I had the duck. Both were outstanding. Joshua was are waiter and completely steered in the right direction including our wine selection. First time here Read more
Best Food in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
28 people mentioned the Short Rib

Johannes

$$$$·Modern European·
Palm Springs
2,772 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Fantastic food, drinks, and service!
Best Overall in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
249 people mentioned the Schnitzel
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Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Palm Springs
2,831 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Excellent food and service!
Hot Spot in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
89 people mentioned the Steak Diane
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Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott

$$$$·Japanese·
Palm Desert
1,361 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
Very fun dinner for family or date night. The food was delicious and watching the chef cook right at our table was mesmerizing and fun. 2 hours flew by!
Kid Friendly in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
11 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Purple Room

$$$$·American·
Palm Springs
946 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Wonderful Thanksgiving Day dinner. They offered other selections beside turkey and trimmings. My wife and I both enjoyed the salmon. Huge portions along with asparagus and sweet poRead more
Best Overall in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
17 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Cork & Fork

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
La Quinta
2,021 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
This was our second visit. If I had my druthers, I'd come here every time I come to town! Why? To put it simply . . . the food!
Fit for Foodies in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
35 people mentioned the Lobster Shooter
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Daily Grill - Palm Desert

$$$$·American·
Palm Desert
2,221 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Excellent food, friendly, great service, healthy portions. Always consistent.
Great for Lunch in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
41 people mentioned the Chicken Pot Pie

Trilussa Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Palm Springs
1,977 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great as always!
Best Value in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
26 people mentioned the Biscotti

Azucar at La Serena Villas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Palm Springs
1,032 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Beautiful. Great service and good food.
Best Ambiance in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
7 people mentioned the Roof Top
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The Bistro - Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino

$$$$·American·
Indio
716 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Had the best anniversary dinner thanks to the amazing staff at the Bistro! From the manager to the bussers & servers & chefs, everyone was so sweet & attentive. At the end of our Read more
Best Food in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
16 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill

$$$$·Mexican·
Palm Springs
948 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great food and margaritas! Definitely a favorite while in Palm Springs.
Fit for Foodies in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
27 people mentioned the Margaritas

FERRO

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Palm Desert
985 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The wild boar ravioli , the seafood cioppino soup , and the wine list was just fabulous !
Healthy in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
8 people mentioned the Bread Sticks
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Chez Pierre Bistro

$$$$·French·
Palm Desert
1,043 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Wonderful food and service
Best Overall in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
23 people mentioned the Frog Legs

Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge

$$$$·American·
Palm Desert
751 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
We enjoy eating at Rockwood every time we come to Palm Desert. It never disappoints! Exceptional food and service.
Kid Friendly in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
25 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Pinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

$$$$·Italian·
Rancho Mirage
867 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
Great food, wonderful atmosphere outside. The service was excellent!
Good for Groups in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
7 people mentioned the Prime Rib

State Fare Bar & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Rancho Mirage
637 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Amazing Short Ribs
Great for Lunch in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
16 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Morton's The Steakhouse - Palm Desert

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Palm Desert
2,175 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
I am never disappointed when I go to Morton’s for a special occasion. Our dinner was quite delicious as usual and the service is second to none. And we went for Thanksgiving day diRead more
Notable Wine List in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
25 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Edge Steakhouse

$$$$·Unspecified·
Rancho Mirage
728 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Made the special day feel that much more special. Really appreciate the service and glad we came. From the hostess we saw when we walked in to the last contact of service we had, iRead more
16 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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CHI CHI at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

$$$$·Californian·
Palm Springs
407 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Really great food and service.
Healthy in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
3 people mentioned the Short Rib

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert

$$$$·Seafood·
Palm Desert
1,794 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
Very socially distanced during Covid restrictions. Large outdoor patio with misters that take the outdoor temps down quite a notch. They said menu was limited but I couldn’t tell. Read more
48 people mentioned the Coconut Shrimp
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Le Donne Cucina Italiana

$$$$·Italian·
Palm Desert
736 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food and great service by the waiters as always -
12 people mentioned the Calamari

TWENTY6

$$$$·Contemporary American·
La Quinta
670 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
Lovey staff
Great for Lunch in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
11 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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SO.PA at L'Horizon Resort and Spa

$$$$·Californian·
Palm Springs
472 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Run, don't walk, to the best restaurant experience in Palm Springs... by far. It's hard to explain, but every aspect of the meal was wonderful.
10 people mentioned the Short Rib
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POM - Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Indio
512 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Lunch
We love Yudid! And actually, all the servers are great and very accommodating. I do wish the breakfast menu could be available at lunch hours though because it's terrific.
Contemporary American in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
20 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Al Dente

$$$$·Italian·
Palm Springs
524 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
My wife and I ate at Al Dente about a week ago and the pasta dishes and the service were excellent - so good that we came back last night. Again, the pasta dishes were excellent anRead more
Outdoor Dining in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
1 people mentioned the Breadcrumbs

June Hill's Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
La Quinta
703 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
Once again we had an OUTSTANDING evening at June Hill's Table. There was live music, which was very entertaining. The waitstaff is exceptional. And the food was excellent as usualRead more
Contemporary American in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
10 people mentioned the Fish Chip