Best Palm Springs, CA Restaurants

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    9. Tinto

    This Iron Chef-owned restaurant specializes in pintxos, the Basque answer to Spanish tapas. The perfect accompaniment to a dinner of small Basque plates? A nice glass of Tinto, or Spanish red wine, for which the Jose...

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    6. TRIO Restaurant

    TRIO Restaurant prides itself on being where Palm Springs eats and drinks--and for good reason. This trendy restaurant serves a variety of American dishes in a chicly decorated dining area that embraces Palm Springs'...

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    3. Le Vallauris Restaurant

    Le Vallauris is one of the finest culinary destinations in Palm Springs. Located just off Palm Canyon Drive in a historic ranch-style house, Le Vallauris specializes in five-star dining and first-class service. The...

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    2. Copley's on Palm Canyon

    Star power is on call at this Uptown Palm Springs restaurant; not only was it a hangout for Cary Grant, but it's also under the masterful tutelage of celebrity chef Andrew Manion Copley, and it attracts...

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    1. Spencer's Restaurant

    If you're searching for a lunch restaurant soaked in quintessential Palm Springs style, make a reservation at Spencer's Restaurant. This award-winning restaurant in Palm Springs serves American fare influenced by...

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About Palm Springs, CA Restaurants

While Palm Springs isn't usually the first to jump on the latest food trend, it's for good reason: Chefs are careful to watch trends, perfect them and give them a unique Palm Springs twist before jumping on a foodie bandwagon. Throughout the desert, you'll find restaurants serving everything from high-end French fare to Detroit-style Coney dogs, pleasing every palette at a range of price points.

You could spend a full day eating in Palm Springs' Uptown District, starting with favorite breakfast haunts like farm-fresh Cheeky's, whose artisan brunch fare always draws a crowd. Lunch in Uptown is generally enjoyed on a patio, and Trio and Jake's are not to be missed. For dinner, the service, ambiance and quality of Copley's on Palm Canyon can't be beat.

Likewise, downtown Palm Springs is a hub for dining. With dozens of restaurants lining Palm Canyon Drive, one could easily design a progressive dinner menu and walk between restaurants in the Downtown and Uptown districts.

Other desert cities like Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and La Quinta are popular dining hubs for both unique dining concepts and larger chains. Throughout the desert, foodies will appreciate hidden culinary gems like Broke Eatery, Clementine's and Cork & Fork.

About Marissa Willman

Marissa Willman moved to the Coachella Valley in 2001 and loves discovering the best that the desert has to offer. As a Palm Springs local, Marissa enjoys sharing her knowledge of this desert destination through her travel writing. In a previous life, she worked as an English teacher in South Korea and spent months traveling throughout Asia. Today,...  Read more »

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