Dining

Dining can be an important part of your time here in Palm Springs. I am careful to select restaurants that I trust to be dependable in both service and food quality. These restaurants range in prices. I always encourage you to call ahead and make sure a table is available and confirm their hours. If you find a restaurant you enjoyed and it wasn't on my list, please let me know. I'm always looking for new places to enjoy for myself, my friends and, ultimately, new places to share with my guests. I have plenty more beyond this. If you are craving something in particular, call or text me. I'll get you where you need to go. And, it will be where I go, where my friends go. NOT where the tourist go.

Trio

Trio

My friends and I eat here often and we have never, NEVER had a bad meal or bad service. When I know I`m going, I immediately start thinking of the Crawfish Pot Pie or the Pot Roast... or the Pork Chop... My friends enjoy the ribs. Start with the potato chips. Visit them and tell them Scott at Relax Palm Springs sent you.
Location: 707 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Phone: 760.864.8746
Jake`s

Jake`s

I refer this restaurant to every guest and Jake`s has always satisfied every diner I`ve sent them. During the day, it`s a wonderful patio for a light lunch. In the evening, it turns a bit more elegant, more romantic but it`s always casual; never stuffy. I`ve had the Lobster Tempura, the Hangar Steak. A guest who I sent there talked about the Steak Wedge for three days! Visit them and tell Scott at Relax Palm Springs sent you.
Location: 664 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Phone: 760.327.4400
Cheeky`s

Cheeky`s

I tell every guest, if this is their first time to Palm Springs, that there are two "must eats". This is one of them. Go. You`ll be in for a wait. Take a book, talk to passers by. Just go. A casual, food-centered menu that is as fresh as you can get. The had me at Bacon Flight. Blondie`s Eggs Bendedict is my go to order.
Location: 622 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Phone: 760.327.7595
Tyler`s

Tyler`s

When guests visit Palm Springs for the first time, I have two "must eats". This is one of them. They are only open for lunch. They only accept cash. They have a very small menu. What they do, they do exceptionally well. They are known for their hamburgers. Their burgers are practically as iconic as Palm Springs itself. They put something in the potato salad that makes you crave it beyond what`s ordinary to crave. It`s right in the middle of downtown so it`s perfect to eat and then walk around for shopping.
Location: 149 S. Indian Canyon Drive
Phone: 760.325.2990
Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Workshop Kitchen + Bar

This place is beautiful! Gorgeous design, a wonderful patio for outdoor dining and food to match high expectaions. The menu is devided into "smalls", "bowls" and "plates". Plates are more of entee-sized portions. Smalls and bowls were really meant to be shared. Our group has always favored the smalls and everyone gets to enjoy more bites of everything. However, the ribeye steak (for two) is divine! Check out their bar menu, too. Craft cocktails you`ll only find there! Be certain to make reservations.
Location: 800 N Palm Canyon Drive
Phone: 760-459-3451
Rooster and the Pig

Rooster and the Pig

This is a small restaurant hidden in the corner of a little strip mall. Find it. Every plate is unique and sharable. For a date, 2 appetizers and 1 entree is perfect. The owner has a wonderful interpretation of Vietnamese food and it`s been a pleasure eating here every time!
Location: 356 S. Indian Canyon Drive
Phone: 760-832-6691
Copley`s on Palm Canyon

Copley`s on Palm Canyon

This is always on my list when I recommend dinner places. Formerly the Cary Grant Estate, this is quintessential Palm Springs and with a wonder chef. It`s food you`ll only find here in Palm Springs. They have these Ahi tacos for appetizers: YUM! There`s usually a creme brulee on the menu for desert and I always, always have it! Reservations are always a good thing here.
Location: 621 N Palm Canyon Drive
Phone: 760-327-9555
Dish Creative Cuisine

Dish Creative Cuisine

I`ve followed this restaurant since the chef originally opened in Cathedral City. She closed her small restaurant there and moved to the big city and found a wonderful space in North Palm Springs` Uptown Design District. Her restaurant is beautiful and dramatic. it`s by know means a cheap meal, but it`s not so much a "meal". It`s a well over an hour, close to two hour dining "experience". Small menu that`s creatively prepared but the fun part is that your entire evening is spotted with me smaller, one-bite tasting spoons. They are either excercises in texture, or temperature. If you are a foodie, visit. It`s a chef and season food driven menu. If the coq-au-vin is on the menu... GET IT. It`s the reason I fell in love with the restaurant.
Location: 1107 N Palm Canyon Drive
Phone: 760-322-7171
Appetito

Appetito

What a fun, casual place to enjoy some really great Italian food. They have these Aranchini`s, that change seasonally. I`ve never eaten there and NOT had them. The spaghetti with Sunday sauce is wonderful every time. The salads are fresh and refreshing. Lunch or dinner; it`s uncomplicated and very approachable for a casual evening on the town.
Location: 1700 S Camino Real #2
Phone: 760-327-1929
Spencer`s

Spencer`s

Tucked away behind downtown, this place is awesome! It`s got a romantic patio, ideal for Palm Springs outdoor dining, and stunning views of the mountains it sits right at the base of. Popular for lunch and dinner... but, I usually enjoy brunch at Spencer`s. It always delivers!
Location: 701 W Baristo Road
Phone: 760-327-3446
El Mirasol @ Los Arboles

El Mirasol @ Los Arboles

A great spot when you are looking to take a break from all that`s happening around you. You walk directly into the main courtyard, which is the dining area for El Mirasol @ Los Arboles. This Secret Garden`s Uptown location makes it a great stop for lunch after a day of shopping or unwinding with a margarita after a day by the pool. Heaters and misting fans take the edge off each end of our weather extremes, but don`t worry, they do have indoor seating if the elements are too much.
Location: 784 N Indian Canyon Drive
Phone: 760-459-3136
El Mirasol South

El Mirasol South

The Original El Mirasol and a local favorite. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights might have you waiting a bit, but grab a margarita at the bar and the wait is never as bad after a few sips. What becomes a bit more difficult is deciding between the mole, pipian, chile rojo, or chile verde.
Location: 140 E Palm Canyon Drive
Phone: 760-323-0721
Birba

Birba

First, you might think this place is all about the patio. You`d almost be right. The patio is gorgeous with awesome energy. But then you get the food. WOW. They have this appetizer, The Stefana, which is simple vegetables with fresh, hand-made burrata cheese. So freaking awesome. The pork saltimbocca is wonderful. If it`s on the menu, I always get the orchietti pasta with sausage and rabe. It`s such a wonderful place; one you`ll only enjoy here in Palm Springs.
Location: 622 N Palm Canyon Drive
Phone: 760-327-5678