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Mar 25, 2010 08:48 PM

PALM SPRINGS Restaurant Recommendations???

My bf and I are visiting Palm Springs for the first time and would appreciate a few restaurant and bar/lounge recommendations.

We both eat meat and enjoy truly delicious anything from high-end to whole-in-the-wall work for us as long as it's amazing =)

Also any recommendations of cool bar/lounges would be great as well!


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  1. Hi, we were in the Palm Springs area last April, stayed at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage. Wally's Desert Turtle is very nice for a high end, fine dining experience. We also loved BluEmber @ the RAncho Las Palmas. They have excellent food and there is an outdoor patio there with live music. Tommy Bahama's Cafe in Palm Desert has great food, it is pretty casual, there is an outdoor patio there, also. Have fun! :)

    Wally's Desert Turtle
    71775 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    1. Recommendations:

      1) Wally's -Rancho Mirage-high end
      2) Jillian's-Palm Desert-high end
      3) Quistot-Palm Desert-high end
      4) Shame on The Moon-moderate
      5) Copely's- Palm Springs-moderate to high end

      Hope this helps.

      1. JJ's Latina -1550 North Palm Canyon Drive PS - Family Mexican, not fancy but authentic. Try their flan ...
        The Ace Hotel - Amigo Lounge - White bean & sirloin chili ($4) comes with a large slice of cornbread. Don't forget, Monday nights is bingo night at the Ace - with Linda the singing bingo caller - good fun.

        1. Great ribs at Sherman's. Many good menu items, breakfasst, lunch or dinner. It's an old kitsdchy palce with great food and baked goods. Check the menu.

          Also, right there on Thursday nights is a Street Fair aka to locals as Villagefest on Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs.

          If we get there early, we walk around the Palm Springs Art Museum. Across the street from that is a high-end restaurant. Le Vallauris is Mediterranean French California cuisine; first-class dining.

          Also, a quite surprisingly good buffet for breakfast, lunch or dinner is inside the Spa Resort and Casino call The Oasis. Prepared fresh and a wide variety of differrent cuisine, including tri-tip, Asian stir-fry, fajitas bar, delectible fancy desserts.

          Have fun. Ask around at the VillageFest fair for more good places.

          Le Vallauris
          385 W Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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          1. re: kc girl

            I liked Sherman's Deli & Bakery. I just reviewed it w/ some pics. I'd get the corned beef & beef tongue sandwich if I ever go back! I only got a few bites but it was GREAT!

            Sherman's Deli & Bakery
            401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

          2. I come here for work a few months every year for the past 4 or 5 years. I thought Wallys smelled like moth balls and the decor reminded me of Al Pacino's mansion in Scarface. The food was average.
            I actually thought Bing Crosby's (which is basically next door) was better.
            Jillians is pretty good.
            As well as Tommy Bahama is pretty good, especially considering its a francise.
            The best food I have found has been in Cathedral City. Stop in just about any Hole in the Wall for some great authentic Tacos and Totas. Not that junk they try to serve at Consuelas. They all have the real deal: Birra, Bouche, Al Pastor, Ceviches, Barbacoa, Chuchiruns............
            I have had a bunch of the Asian food here and its all not too good. Thai Smile is decent.

            Thai Smile
            651 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

            Bing Crosby
            71743 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270