- Michael Lerner Jan 6, 2003 10:17 PM
Can anyone recommend some restaurants in Palm Springs?
Enjoy your trip.
In Palm Springs
John Henry's (Continental)
Le Vallauris (French)
Europa at the Villa Royale (Continental)
La Provence (French)
LG's (Steaks) Always BIG debates on steak houses and some will say LG's is a no go. Go.
Sherman's Deli (packed on weekends)
In Rancho Mirage
Shame on the Moon (Continental)
In Palm Desert
Cafe des Beaux Arts, (French)
Le Paon (Continental)
We just spent a few days there with the kids. For kitsch up the wazoo and good value chow you can't beat
Billy Reeds Restaurant
1800 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Good for potpies, fish and chips and that sort of stuff. Also, the chocolate cake was pretty darn good.
Also, I second the recommendation for Sherman's Deli. It was very friendly and the food was fine.
I would warn chow pals to avoid a mini chain called Taqueria. There are several in the area. I thought I could get a quick bite with the kids but it was the quintessential tourist trap. Really expensive and staggeringly mediocre.
avoid billy reed's like the plague....unless quantity is more important than decent food and atmosphere-
riccios good but $$$$$
avoid melvyn's, $$$$ and overrated
le valluris for a special evening, $$$$
but most important:
el mirasol, 140 e palm canyon (not the 1 in palm desert)- fantastic mexican, keyed to several outstanding sauces: mole, pipian, adobado, tomatillo, and more - sit on patio and look at the mountain!
The best breakfast in the desert is Don and Sweet Sue's in Cathedral City on Ramon Road. Chicken liver and green onion omlette to die for (and probably die from).
Great breakfasts there no matter what you get.
3419 Ramon Road - Cathedral City
Wow, Carter! Such an expert you can tell this person coming to visit Palm Springs to listen only to the comments of 'Northous', since you've deemed them to be correct. Yet, you don't even know Sherman's is still open in Palm Springs? And, by the way, 'Special Occasion' restaurant? Perhaps, their visit to Palm Springs is considered a 'Special Occasion'. Perhaps they are here not on a Motel 6 budget. In my opinion ---- the list given by Cluemap is a sound one. He seems to know the lay of the gastronomic land.