Palm Springs' Best Restaurants for a Romantic Night on the Town

There’s nothing quite like a romantic dinner to earn some major points with your significant other when you’re spending a little alone time in Palm Springs. From the perfect ambiance for intimacy to an impressive array of creative dishes (and an aphrodisiac or two), restaurants can make or break your night of romance. If you’re looking to create a romantic getaway in Palm Springs that you’re beloved will never forget, rest assured: there are plenty of local restaurants that will help you create a romantic vacation to remember.

Thanks to gorgeous weather that tends to hover around the 70s come nightfall, many of Palm Springs’ finest restaurants offer patio dining under the stars, a perk that lends itself well to a night of romance. For an unforgettable evening in Palm Springs, don’t miss the breathtaking patios at Spencer’s Restaurant, Le Vallauris or Copley’s on Palm Canyon, all of which are set up in Palm Springs with the natural beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains at their backs.

Outside of Palm Springs, areas like Palm Desert are also built for romance. Enjoy an intimate night of fine Italian pastas and wines at La Spiga, or make it a seafood and martinis night on El Paseo at Pacifica. No matter what kind of food means romance for you and your special someone, you’ll find the perfect restaurant to indulge your passions in Palm Springs.

Ready for a romantic night on the town? Sweep your sweetie away to one of these 10 best romantic restaurants in Palm Springs.



While Palm Springs might be more than 100 miles away from the ocean, locals can still enjoy fresh seafood at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant in Palm Desert. This fine dining restaurant offers fresh catches daily, and popular Pacifica dishes include...  Read More

BluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa


This Californian-inspired restaurant at Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage embraces farm fresh ingredients and an onsite herb garden to create seasonal plates that impress diners all year long. The lounge and outdoor patio set an intimate mood...  Read More



Located at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, Pinzimini is an upscale restaurant serving Tuscan-style cuisine. Opened in 2012 and headed by Chef Shawn Aoki, a long-time chef at the Westin property, Pinzimini serves up Italian entrees and...  Read More



If you've ever wondered where Hollywood stars like Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor dined after shooting their latest films, head to Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn. No detail was overlooked in the design and decoration of Melvyn's, which exudes...  Read More

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 French and Pacific Rim cuisine,...  Read More

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 personalities like Anderson Cooper....  Read More

Mister Parker's


Boldly patterned textiles and carpeting, reflective ceilings, expressive artwork, and a tension between light and dark hues add a certain quirky elegance to this estimable hotel restaurant. Located in the famed Parker hotel in South Palm Canyon,...  Read More



When it comes to farm-fresh cuisine, it doesn't get much fresher than ingredients handpicked from the restaurant's onsite garden. With that in mind, Chef Vince Cultaro at La Spiga Restorante serves one of the freshest menus in Palm Desert. He...  Read More

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 brunch menu includes upscale...  Read More


Meet 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...  More About Marissa