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Bachelorette party in Palm Springs..where to eat? what to do?

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fairlady79 Jun 5, 2007 02:30 PM

A friend is getting married this year and I'm putting a bachelorette party weekend in Palm Springs.

Could anyone give me suggestions where to eat a tasty dinner, but not break the bank (approx. 25 girls).

Plus, any cool things we could all do besides spa and golfing?

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  1. Pei RE: fairlady79 Jun 5, 2007 04:46 PM

    What's break the bank? The only place (not that I've eaten at all the places there) that I really love in Palms Springs is Caesar Steakhouse. The food, both surf and turf, is pretty stellar even compared to LA proper. Pricey, but I don't know how pricey because it was parents' treat. Probably $50+?

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      psfoodgirl RE: Pei Jul 9, 2007 08:29 AM

      Not sure where Caesar Steakhouse is. I'm a local and have never heard of it anywhere in the desert. If you are thinking of the steakhouse where they make Caesar salad tableside it is LG's and it WILL break the bank.
      If you want a full bar, Matchbox is reasonably priced and the food is fine. The restaurant at the Viceroy is in my opinion over priced for the quality of the food but does have a nice atmosphere. Azul has a nice bar area and good tapas, although you may have to put a lot of small tables together.
      Zin is always good in the $30- range depending on how may courses you have. They only have beer and wine. The wine list is great and a lot of good values.
      Copley's is also nice. More $$$ but full bar.
      Spencer's is probably on the $$$ side as well and has very limited indoor seating if you are going in the summer. If you are waiting till the fall the outdoor dining is nice there.
      Kaiser is a tourist trap IMO

    2. aching RE: fairlady79 Jun 5, 2007 04:54 PM

      I had dinner at the restaurant at the Viceroy last spring and really enjoyed it - and it would be a great place for a group of girls. It's not really cheap, but it wasn't horribly expensive as I recall. Good luck!

      1. The Chowhound Team RE: fairlady79 Jun 5, 2007 05:11 PM

        Folks, we removed some posts about nonfood activities, because they're outside the scope of our mission. We ask everyone to stay focused on deliciousness, as that's what we do best here. Sorry for the interrruption.

        1. Paladar RE: fairlady79 Jun 6, 2007 04:08 PM

          I'm out in the Palm Springs area once a year for a meeting with a lot of guys who like to party. We used to head to Mikado at the Marriott for teppanyaki at least once during the trip. This last time we went to a new place started by the head chef at Mikado:
          Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
          71680 Highway 111
          Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
          (760) 674-0078

          The food is typical Benihana-style but the quality was much better in my opinion. Since they offer chicken and beef, it's usually the kind of place where everyone can find something to eat on the menu.

          I don't think they have a website but the place is setup perfectly for large parties and they welcome a little "rowdier" attitude than most places in the desert. The bartenders help encourage the fun and I'm sure if you called ahead, they could make sure you had adjacent tables and would maybe even get you a prix-fixe price for the whole group.

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            mlgb RE: fairlady79 Jun 7, 2007 12:20 PM

            If you give a budget you would get a better response. Any preferences for type of food, etc?

            Without any details, I'lll just guess: Roy's.

            1. desertgirl RE: fairlady79 Jul 9, 2007 06:57 PM

              We like LG's for steak on special occasions. Three are a couple of locations but my hubby and I are partial to the one in Palm Springs.

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                Lylah RE: fairlady79 Jul 15, 2007 09:17 PM

                I live in Rancho Mirage and my favorite is Paseo Palms Bar & Grille. It just opened this year and was voted the best new restaurant in the Coachella Valley and the chef, Eldon Pico, won the award for the Best Chef. It's really upbeat, cool colors, fabulous bar (the Cabana Bar), outstanding food...everything from soup in a ciabatta bowl for $5 to entrees below $20. You can easily get away for tons of food in the $10 to $13 range. See Mitch, the charming owner and he will set you up with the perfect girls night out. They are on El Paseo (that fantastic shopping street in Palm Desert) at the corner of Monterey, right acros the street from St. Johns Knits. You can go online to see their menu at paseopalms.com. You will love this place!
                Lylah

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                  desertgirl RE: Lylah Aug 19, 2007 08:46 AM

                  Oh wow I have never heard of this place. Is it a nice restaurant or a neighborhood bar atmosphere? I live in Palm Desert so I will have to check it out!

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                  Srevol90 RE: fairlady79 Jul 16, 2007 12:58 PM

                  I have to agree with Lylah, Paseo Palms Bar and Grill is really a fantastic place. We go there at least a few times a month. The place is so upbeat, and the food is the best we've found in the desert. You can't beat the price values either. Check them out at PaseoPalms.com. Tell them Tom and Toni sent you :-)

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                    sarahjane RE: fairlady79 Jul 16, 2007 01:02 PM

                    mister parkers at the parker hotel - great vibe, good food. it will be memorable.

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