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Need Recs for LaQuinta/Palm Desert

Philly May 17, 2008 08:56 AM

Heading out to LaQuinta for 5 days in the beginning of June. Need recs for dinners-casual to upscale, but must be great food. Also, any happy hour bar suggestions would be appreciated. Looking to stay in the Palm Desert/LaQuinta area, since hotel is in LaQuinta. Researching this Board, I have come up with Cork Tree, Fusion One 11 and Pacifica.

Please let me know your thoughts on the above and any others.

Many thanks!!!

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    normalheightsfoodie May 20, 2008 10:32 PM

    Roy's in Rancho Mirage is not far. We have a place in LQ and we also like LG's. They do tableside Cesar Salad.

    Very casual and down beat is the Beer Hunter, we like to go there for a pitcher and a sandwich. it is very downscale, but the chicken wings and sandwiches are very good.

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    1. re: normalheightsfoodie
      Philly May 21, 2008 07:16 AM

      Thanks--We will definitely stop by the Beer Hunter.

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        normalheightsfoodie May 21, 2008 01:33 PM

        Don't expect much, lots of tv's, but they put a frozen stick in the pitchers to keep them cold.

    2. binkychow May 18, 2008 03:20 PM

      Desert Sage in Old La Quinta. Excellent.

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        Beach Chick May 18, 2008 03:29 PM

        binkychow..love your name!
        Desert Sage looks lovely in LQ..

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          Condiment Queen Jun 17, 2008 01:59 PM

          Rendezvous to Desert Sage last week for dinner..chilean sea bass was outstanding and the Blankiet Estate Cab was one of the best wines I have ever had.
          Thank's so much for your suggestion!

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          butterbutt May 17, 2008 12:09 PM

          Loved Blend right in Palm Desert when we went a few months ago.. Someone said it had closed..but their website is still there.Tasty!!!

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            Philly May 18, 2008 10:20 AM

            Sad to say, but they have closed.

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