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Oct 2, 2006 03:35 PM

Thoughts on Palm Springs? [moved from L.A. board]

I know not really close to LA, but any can't miss restaurants in Palm Springs for dinner? Anywhere from a step above counter service to high end. Would prefer if it wasn't a chain but beyond that would love any suggestions. Thanks.

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  1. I live there 6 months of the year, so will do my best.
    Best Brunch-Norma's @ Parker Hotel
    Best Sushi- Kiyosaku, on Palm Canyon
    Best values, great pours-John Henry's and Davy's
    Best French-Chez Pierre-Palm Desert
    One of my favorites-Zin-Palm Springs
    Good "fall into" Italian-Bella Cucina, Palm Desert-great Chicken Gorgonzola, not on menu
    Best of most expensive, must eat outdoors on lovely patio-Le Vallauris and Wally's Desert Turtle for best Dover Sole in southlnd.
    One of most popular Italian-Mama Gina's
    Hope that gets you started.
    Have lots more where that come from.

    1. LG'S Prime Steakhouse in Palm Desert (the original location). Highly recommend their dry-aged "jewel of the crown" cuts. Best steakhouse on the West Coast.

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      1. re: Ernie

        Yep, this is my favorite steak place in all of So. Cal.

        There is also a great breakfast place in Cathedral City called Don & Sweet Sue's that we always hit on our way out of town.

        68955 Ramon Rd, Cathedral City, CA 92234-3370
        Tel: (760) 770-2760

      2. We went to El Mirasol the last time I was in Palm Springs a few months ago and really enjoyed it. Their menu was not just your standard enchiladas, tacos etc (although they did have this), and instead included some specialites like chicarrones and mole.

        El Mirasol
        140 E Palm Canyon Dr
        (760) 323-0721

        1. For a high-end experience you won't soon forget, head down to Rancho Mirage to Wally's Desert Turtle. It's really expensive, and a wee bit over the top, but the food is great and the service is impeccable.

          Also - in Palm Springs, head to Melvyns for an experience right out of the 1970's. The food isn't the best, but it's a lot of fun, and the drinks are great.

          1. right across the street from Kiyosaku-El Mirasol, not Wally's