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.
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.
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.
140 E Palm Canyon Dr
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.