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hopegoode Nov 13, 2007 09:48 AM

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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    normalheightsfoodie RE: hopegoode Nov 14, 2007 09:56 AM

    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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      susancinsf RE: normalheightsfoodie Nov 16, 2007 05:08 AM

      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.


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

      Palm Springs, CA, Palm Springs, CA

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        normalheightsfoodie RE: susancinsf Nov 19, 2007 12:59 PM

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

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          susancinsf RE: normalheightsfoodie Nov 19, 2007 04:37 PM

          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. slofood RE: hopegoode Nov 14, 2007 09:25 PM

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

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        RBCal RE: hopegoode Nov 16, 2007 08:13 AM

        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.


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          normalheightsfoodie RE: hopegoode Nov 20, 2007 09:26 AM

          Two Bunch Palms

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            psfoodgirl RE: hopegoode Dec 3, 2007 07:02 PM

            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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              Alice Q RE: psfoodgirl Dec 6, 2007 07:26 AM

              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!

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              RevrendAndy RE: hopegoode Dec 6, 2007 09:08 AM

              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.

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                hopegoode RE: RevrendAndy Dec 7, 2007 08:31 AM

                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!

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