With plenty of sunshine and warm weather to go around all year long, Palm Springs is the perfect place to round up your friends and family for a get-together. Whether you’re in the desert to celebrate a wedding, anniversary, birthday or family reunion, you’ll need reservations at a restaurant that can accommodate your entire group. From steakhouses to sushi, these group-friendly Palm Springs restaurants will please your entire party.
A winner on multiple fronts, Workshop Kitchen + Bar has made waves in Palm Springs for its post-modern architecture, communal dining concept and regional farm-to-table fare. A private dining room can be reserved for your special party, or your group can spread out along the main dining room’s long communal table to make new friends as you try Workshop’s fresh continental dishes.
If seafood is a must, your group can make a reservation for Pacifica Seafood Restaurant in Palm Desert or Okura Sushi in La Quinta. At Pacifica, your group can enjoy dining in the wine cellar or on the second story restaurant’s private patio. Meanwhile, Okura’s intimate dining spaces will make it feel as if your group has the entire sushi joint to themselves.
If it’s a view you’re after, take your group to Rancho Mirage’s Acqua Pazza at The River or Matchbox in downtown Palm Springs. Acqua Pazza sits on the water feature of The River, while Matchbox overlooks the main strip of Palm Canyon Drive.
Check out the full list of the desert’s best restaurants for group dining below.