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NY Chowhounds have one night in Palm Springs!

What are the best places for a splurge outside the national prime steakhouses which we know? We like Italian food and favor fish/shellfish preparations but are open to all cuisines. Thanks, in advance, for your suggestions.

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  1. We like ROYS. It is Rancho Mirage and the food and service are always great. They even offer a very good pre-fixe.

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    1. re: normalheightsfoodie

      Roy's is a national chain, can't see that if only there for one night.

      My favorite meal in Palm Springs last week was at Johannes.

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/459460

      I also had a good dinner at Zin, but not sure it is one-night worthy....

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      Johannes
      Palm Springs, CA, Palm Springs, CA

      1. re: susancinsf

        Chain or no chain, they offer great service and great food.

        1. re: normalheightsfoodie

          that may be, but they have a branch in New York.

          my experience with Roy's has actually been quite mixed, depending upon the branch. It is good to know that at least some hounds like the one in PS, but still, I wouldn't recommend it for one night in town only...

    2. I second Roy's, but add Riccio's for Italian/seafood.

      1. For only one night I would recommend someplace that you'll never find outside of Palm Springs

        Copley's is good and located in Cary Grant's former estate.

        http://www.copleyspalmsprings.com/

          1. You have probably already been to Palm Springs but I second the idea of no chains! Try Johannes’s, Zin, Copley’s, Philippe’s, Cuistot, Fusion One 11, or any of the other Chef/Owner operated places. Enjoy......

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            1. re: psfoodgirl

              What do you think about Mr. Parkers in the Parker Palm Springs? I had breakfast at Norma's the other day (I had to go out there for work and left early just so I could stop there!) and it was fabulous. Definitely worth a trip even though it is expensive!

            2. I just had a wonderful meal at Beefsteak(named after the tomato) in Rancho Mirage. Contemporary cooking with market fresh ingredients. Beefsteak tomato tartar appetizer and butter poached lobster entree were fabulous.
              http://www.beefsteakfinefood.com/

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              1. re: RevrendAndy

                Just to let you know where we ended up- Europa Restaurant, located in a very pretty setting in Palm Springs. We were quite pleased with the food, service, and especially appreciated their well-chosen and well-priced wine list!