Restaurants in Palm Desert

Best Restaurants

Eddie V's Prime Seafood 73040 El Paseo, Palm Desert Seafood • $$$$

“Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a top choice for a special evening out, as confirmed by diners who praised the attentive service and delectable dishes. The Smoked Old Fashioned is a must-try cocktail, and the Crab Cake appetizer is a standout. The menu offers a variety of options, including perfectly cooked Scallops and a Butterfish special. Accommodating to dietary restrictions, the staff, especially Anna, goes above and beyond to ensure a memorable dining experience. Whether celebrating a milestone birthday or retirement, Eddie V's delivers exceptional service and delicious food that keeps customers coming back for more.”

4.5 Superb643 Reviews

“Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood offers exceptional service, with friendly management, waiters, and bussers. The menu features delicious food, including phenomenal sushi, salmon, steaks, and salads, such as the shrimp Louie salad. The restaurant week menu provides tasty options like Bibb lettuce salad, lobster corn chowder, Barramundi with couscous, and Shrimp with veggie fried rice. The ambiance is upbeat and lively, making it a great spot for drinks, like the Barrel Negronis. Mitch and his staff create a welcoming and engaging atmosphere, ensuring an excellent dining experience.”

4.5 Superb528 Reviews

“Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store offers a unique dining experience with a fun atmosphere and dedicated staff. While some menu items have changed, such as the removal of the Miso Salmon Bowl and the Captiva dish, there are still plenty of options to enjoy. The shrimp and blue crab pasta is a popular choice, and the scallop slider is a tasty treat. The restaurant's patio is a lovely spot to dine, with a view of little black birds that add to the charm. While some meals may be overpriced, the quality of the food and service makes up for it. Overall, Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store is a great spot for a fun and relaxing meal.”

4.4 Superb123 Reviews
Cork Tree restaurant 74950 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert American • $$$

“The Cork Tree restaurant offers a pleasant dining experience with excellent service. The restaurant seats guests promptly and provides attentive servers like Moses and Ray, who cater to customers' needs and offer specials of the day. The menu features delicious dishes, including perfectly cooked short ribs, Chilean Sea Bass, crab cakes, beet salad, and wedge salad. Although the food is delightful, some guests may find the prices slightly higher than other similar establishments in the area. The Cork Tree remains a recommended spot for quality food and service in a comfortable setting.”

4.5 Superb409 Reviews
Oceana Restaurant 77932 Country Club Dr #2-4, Palm Desert Seafood • $$

“Oceana Restaurant offers a unique dining experience with a seafood heavy menu that combines Mexican, Caribbean, and Mediterranean flavors. The cozy and intimate atmosphere makes for a pleasant dining experience, with attentive and friendly staff like Francisco, who adds a personal touch. Dishes like the Drunken Shrimp and the 7 Oceans are highly recommended for their deliciousness. The restaurant's hidden location in a strip mall adds to its charm, and the complimentary chocolate cake for special occasions is a nice touch. Overall, Oceana Restaurant is a must-try for those looking for interesting flavors and impeccable service at reasonable prices.”

4.7 Superb154 Reviews
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Mole

Mole 73-130 El Paseo Suite M, Palm Desert Mexican • $$

“Mole is a beloved Modern Mexican restaurant that consistently impresses guests with its excellent service, delectable food, and vibrant atmosphere. From the homemade chips and salsa to the outstanding grilled chicken huaraches and decadent churros, every dish is crafted with care and bursting with flavor. The attentive staff, led by the knowledgeable server Matthew, ensures a truly memorable dining experience, whether it's a date night or a family gathering.”

4.6 Superb209 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Porta Via Palm Desert 73100 El Paseo, Palm Desert American • $$

“Porta Via Palm Desert is a charming restaurant that offers delightful cocktails and delicious food. Customers recommend the Porta Via salad and the burger, which are thoughtfully pre-split for sharing. The ambiance, with its modern and outdoor seating, is the highlight of the dining experience. While some dishes, such as the Linguine Vongole, may not impress, the overall experience is enjoyable.”

4.3 Superb142 Reviews
Alps Village 77734 Country Club Dr f, Palm Desert German • $$

“Alps Village is a restaurant located in an industrial area, known for its fusion of German and Balkan cuisine. The family-owned establishment is welcoming and frequented by regulars. Popular dishes include Spaetzle, Chicken Schnitzel, Jaegerschnitzel, and bratwurst. While the sauerkraut is well-liked, the potatoes have been criticized for being overcooked. The interior can be noisy, making outdoor seating a potentially more appealing option.”

4.5 Superb232 Reviews
Castelli's Ristorante 73098 CA-111, Palm Desert Italian • $$$

“Castelli's Ristorante in Palm Desert offers an old-school dining experience with a bar and attentive service. While the food is generally praised, some reviewers found it average or the dining room too loud. Nonetheless, the restaurant is considered a local favorite, with excellent service and complimentary desserts to make up for any minor issues. Overall, Castelli's is a reliable choice for those seeking a classic Italian dining experience.”

4.4 Superb428 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

“Restaurante Los Primos is a small, casual neighborhood joint serving breakfast and lunch. The menu offers great variety without being overwhelming. Standout dishes include the carne asada chilaquiles, chili relleno omelet, and huevos rancheros. The restaurant prides itself on using fresh ingredients, resulting in delicious and flavorful dishes. With fair prices and a clean atmosphere, it's no wonder this hidden gem has won over many fans.”

4.9 Superb152 Reviews

“Chef Tanya's Kitchen serves delicious food, including vegan options, in a refreshing atmosphere where the staff are fun to talk to. Try their excellent crack cheese cashew spread and good coffee. This wheelchair-accessible restaurant offers a great experience with a pleasant ambiance and merchandise to explore.”

4.7 Superb207 Reviews
Eddie V's Prime Seafood 73040 El Paseo, Palm Desert Seafood • $$$$

“Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a top choice for a special evening out, as confirmed by diners who praised the attentive service and delectable dishes. The Smoked Old Fashioned is a must-try cocktail, and the Crab Cake appetizer is a standout. The menu offers a variety of options, including perfectly cooked Scallops and a Butterfish special. Accommodating to dietary restrictions, the staff, especially Anna, goes above and beyond to ensure a memorable dining experience. Whether celebrating a milestone birthday or retirement, Eddie V's delivers exceptional service and delicious food that keeps customers coming back for more.”

4.5 Superb643 Reviews

“Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood offers exceptional service, with friendly management, waiters, and bussers. The menu features delicious food, including phenomenal sushi, salmon, steaks, and salads, such as the shrimp Louie salad. The restaurant week menu provides tasty options like Bibb lettuce salad, lobster corn chowder, Barramundi with couscous, and Shrimp with veggie fried rice. The ambiance is upbeat and lively, making it a great spot for drinks, like the Barrel Negronis. Mitch and his staff create a welcoming and engaging atmosphere, ensuring an excellent dining experience.”

4.5 Superb528 Reviews

“Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store offers a unique dining experience with a fun atmosphere and dedicated staff. While some menu items have changed, such as the removal of the Miso Salmon Bowl and the Captiva dish, there are still plenty of options to enjoy. The shrimp and blue crab pasta is a popular choice, and the scallop slider is a tasty treat. The restaurant's patio is a lovely spot to dine, with a view of little black birds that add to the charm. While some meals may be overpriced, the quality of the food and service makes up for it. Overall, Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store is a great spot for a fun and relaxing meal.”

4.4 Superb123 Reviews

“Lappert's Super Premium Ice Cream in Palm Desert, CA is a rare gem worth the drive. Their unique flavors like Date and Cookie Monster are a hit with both adults and kids. The lineup includes favorites like Kauai Pie and Rum Raisin, all crafted with excellence. Despite potential crowds, the wait is worth it for the phenomenal treats. A special spot that captures the essence of Lappert's, making it a must-visit destination in the desert.”

4.7 Superb158 Reviews
Cork Tree restaurant 74950 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert American • $$$

“The Cork Tree restaurant offers a pleasant dining experience with excellent service. The restaurant seats guests promptly and provides attentive servers like Moses and Ray, who cater to customers' needs and offer specials of the day. The menu features delicious dishes, including perfectly cooked short ribs, Chilean Sea Bass, crab cakes, beet salad, and wedge salad. Although the food is delightful, some guests may find the prices slightly higher than other similar establishments in the area. The Cork Tree remains a recommended spot for quality food and service in a comfortable setting.”

4.5 Superb409 Reviews

“Mi Cultura Peruvian Colombian Cuisine offers a delicious homemade soup and tasty cheese empanadas. The white fish Ceviche is highly recommended. Customers enjoy the excellent service and atmosphere. However, some note the limited Colombian menu, higher prices for Colombian empanadas with little meat, and a 3% credit card surcharge.”

4.8 Superb117 Reviews
Mole 73-130 El Paseo Suite M, Palm Desert Mexican • $$

“Mole is a beloved Modern Mexican restaurant that consistently impresses guests with its excellent service, delectable food, and vibrant atmosphere. From the homemade chips and salsa to the outstanding grilled chicken huaraches and decadent churros, every dish is crafted with care and bursting with flavor. The attentive staff, led by the knowledgeable server Matthew, ensures a truly memorable dining experience, whether it's a date night or a family gathering.”

4.6 Superb209 Reviews

“La Baguette Vietnamese Sandwiches is a welcoming restaurant offering delicious and fresh meals. The standout items include the freshly baked baguette and pate, making the banh mi sandwich special. The owner is known for his kind demeanor and attentive service, even offering strawberries for babies. The menu includes options for various dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian and gluten-free. The restaurant also serves excellent lemonades, coffee, and sandwiches.”

4.8 Superb112 Reviews
Varraco Coffee Roasters 73891 CA-111, Palm Desert Coffee & Tea • $

“Varraco Coffee Roasters serves exceptional coffee drinks, including the iced vanilla oat milk latte, hot pandan latte, and iced matcha ube latte, all praised for their smooth and rich flavors. The cafe also offers a variety of empanadas, including chicken and beef options. With its unique coffee blends and tasty pastries, Varraco is a must-visit for coffee lovers.”

4.7 Superb140 Reviews
Porta Via Palm Desert 73100 El Paseo, Palm Desert American • $$

“Porta Via Palm Desert is a charming restaurant that offers delightful cocktails and delicious food. Customers recommend the Porta Via salad and the burger, which are thoughtfully pre-split for sharing. The ambiance, with its modern and outdoor seating, is the highlight of the dining experience. While some dishes, such as the Linguine Vongole, may not impress, the overall experience is enjoyable.”

4.3 Superb142 Reviews
Athena Gyro 73121 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert Greek • $

“Athena Gyro is a charming restaurant serving fresh and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. The food is healthy and reasonably priced, with a variety of vegetarian options including salads and all-veggie dishes. The gyro is stuffed with meat, and the tziki sauce is a good accompaniment. The homemade lemonade is a refreshing touch. With attentive staff and a cozy atmosphere, Athena Gyro is a great spot to dine with a variety of options, including the popular vegetable sandwich with soy curls.”

4.8 Superb100 Reviews
The Lunch Spot 74868 Joni Dr Ste 1-A, Palm Desert Sandwich Shop • $

“The Lunch Spot is a no-frills restaurant serving killer food that never disappoints. Their menu boasts standout sandwiches like the spicy BBQ pulled pork, hottie, pastrami bomb, good fella, turkey bruscetta, and turkey pesto. Sides and soups are also on par with the delicious sandwiches. This hidden gem offers gluten-free options and a cozy atmosphere, making it a must-visit spot that's worth going back to.”

4.8 Superb97 Reviews
Alps Village 77734 Country Club Dr f, Palm Desert German • $$

“Alps Village is a restaurant located in an industrial area, known for its fusion of German and Balkan cuisine. The family-owned establishment is welcoming and frequented by regulars. Popular dishes include Spaetzle, Chicken Schnitzel, Jaegerschnitzel, and bratwurst. While the sauerkraut is well-liked, the potatoes have been criticized for being overcooked. The interior can be noisy, making outdoor seating a potentially more appealing option.”

4.5 Superb232 Reviews
French Rotisserie Café 44489 Town Center Way Ste G, Palm Desert French • $$

“The French Rotisserie Café offers an authentic and delightful dining experience. The food is described as delicious, with heavenly desserts. The atmosphere is pleasant and charming, providing a calm respite from the busy surroundings. The restaurant is known for its quality ingredients and careful preparation, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable meal.”

4.4 Superb353 Reviews

“Casa Luna Mexican & Seafood Restaurant offers delicious, authentic Mexican food. The staff is friendly, attentive, and welcoming. Customers highly recommend the street tacos, cochinita pibil, and barbacoa. The prices are reasonable for the quality of food served. A must-visit for those craving genuine Mexican cuisine.”

4.6 Superb127 Reviews
Desert Beer Company 77770 Country Club Dr suite d, Palm Desert Brewery • $$

“Desert Beer Company is a delightful brewery with excellent customer service. The friendly staff and great beer make it a go-to spot for many. Customers enjoy the chill atmosphere and fun games available. The Mexican candy-flavored beer is a favorite among visitors.”

4.8 Superb77 Reviews

Outdoor Dining

Oceana Restaurant 77932 Country Club Dr #2-4, Palm Desert Seafood • $$

“Oceana Restaurant offers a unique dining experience with a seafood heavy menu that combines Mexican, Caribbean, and Mediterranean flavors. The cozy and intimate atmosphere makes for a pleasant dining experience, with attentive and friendly staff like Francisco, who adds a personal touch. Dishes like the Drunken Shrimp and the 7 Oceans are highly recommended for their deliciousness. The restaurant's hidden location in a strip mall adds to its charm, and the complimentary chocolate cake for special occasions is a nice touch. Overall, Oceana Restaurant is a must-try for those looking for interesting flavors and impeccable service at reasonable prices.”

4.7 Superb154 Reviews
La Dolce Piccola Gelateria 73255 El Paseo STE 20, Palm Desert Ice Cream Shop • $

“La Dolce Piccola Gelateria offers a fantastic gelato selection, including heavenly espresso gelato and amazing banana walnut. The charming establishment features cute tables outside in the shade, a gorgeous white street clock, and many gluten-free options. The pistachio flavor is particularly noteworthy. Don’t forget to type in your phone number for loyalty points.”

5 Superb71 Reviews

“Handels Homemade Ice Cream is a popular spot for delicious and unique ice cream. The service is known to be excellent, with friendly staff offering assistance in selecting from a variety of rare flavors. Customers can enjoy creating their own ice cream combinations, such as banana splits with banana cream, vanilla, and chocolate flavors. The banana cream flavor has been notably praised. Prices are considered reasonable for the generous servings and high-quality ice cream made on-site. It's a great place to explore different flavors, especially through their 4-pack sample option.”

4.6 Superb149 Reviews

“Brown Bag A Sandwich Shoppe And More consistently provides exceptional service and excellent food. Friendly staff maintain a clean environment, serving hits like the pastrami and spicy Italian sandwiches. This hidden gem is a must-visit, with customers raving about their positive experiences and promising to return for more.”

4.9 Superb72 Reviews
Castelli's Ristorante 73098 CA-111, Palm Desert Italian • $$$

“Castelli's Ristorante in Palm Desert offers an old-school dining experience with a bar and attentive service. While the food is generally praised, some reviewers found it average or the dining room too loud. Nonetheless, the restaurant is considered a local favorite, with excellent service and complimentary desserts to make up for any minor issues. Overall, Castelli's is a reliable choice for those seeking a classic Italian dining experience.”

4.4 Superb428 Reviews

“The French Rotisserie Café offers an authentic and delightful dining experience. The food is described as delicious, with heavenly desserts. The atmosphere is pleasant and charming, providing a calm respite from the busy surroundings. The restaurant is known for its quality ingredients and careful preparation, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable meal.”

4.4 Superb353 Reviews

“Casa Luna Mexican & Seafood Restaurant offers delicious, authentic Mexican food. The staff is friendly, attentive, and welcoming. Customers highly recommend the street tacos, cochinita pibil, and barbacoa. The prices are reasonable for the quality of food served. A must-visit for those craving genuine Mexican cuisine.”

4.6 Superb127 Reviews
Sherman's Deli & Bakery 73-161 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert American • $

“Sherman's Deli & Bakery is a popular dining spot known for its traditional New York deli food and fabulous fresh bakery. The menu features toweringsandwiches, with options like a Philly cheesesteak, and classic dishes such as chicken soup with a matzo ball or rice/pasta. While the portions and prices could be scaled down, the desserts are a highlight, particularly the chocolate dome cake, which is described as heavenly and a must-try. The restaurant has a small eating area with tables outside and free parking options. However, the seating can be limited, making it a busy and popular destination.”

4.5 Superb181 Reviews
Dave's Hot Chicken 72-333 CA-111 Suite F, Palm Desert Chicken • $

“Dave's Hot Chicken serves great-tasting food at a great price, with flavorful options available in varying heat levels. The restaurant is always clean, and the service is amazing, with friendly staff members like Lisa providing excellent customer care, making it a wonderful dining experience for families.”

4.5 Superb164 Reviews
Tea N Tea 77940 Country Club Dr Ste 7-2a, Palm Desert Bubble Tea • $

“Tea N Tea offers a welcoming atmosphere with amazing drinks and food. The high-quality matcha is a must-try, along with delicious pastries made by a lovely lady. The staff, including Cindy, is friendly and goes above and beyond to make the experience wonderful. With a variety of drink options and cute puppy drinks available, this spot is a favorite for boba lovers.”

5 Superb49 Reviews
Mr. B's Subs and Grill 74600 CA-111, Palm Desert Sandwich Shop • $

“Mr. B's Subs offers a wide variety of delicious sandwiches, with generous portions and fresh ingredients. Customers enjoy options like the San Jacinto and Sinatra, or they can customize their own creation. The pastrami in the San Jacinto is particularly praised for its flavor. The restaurant also serves a tasty carne asada burrito. Visitors appreciate the friendly and efficient service from the staff. The establishment is clean and has a pleasant aroma of fresh fruits from the juice bar. Additionally, Mr. B's Subs offers a great place for a quiet lunch and even sells a delicious Michelada.”

4.7 Superb81 Reviews
Trattoria Mezzomondo Palm Desert Italian • $$

“Trattoria Mezzomondo is a genuine Italian restaurant, known for its wonderful hosts Luba and Elio, and kind waitstaff including Carlos. The homemade pastas, especially the housemade lasagna, are highly recommended. The service is outstanding, with accommodating apologies for delays and personalized menu recommendations. It's a great place for special occasions, as they provide complimentary champagne and warm welcomes.”

4.7 Superb81 Reviews
Hula's At Palm Desert 36901 Cook St, Palm Desert Barbeque • $

“Hula's At Palm Desert is a restaurant known for its delicious food and great service. Popular dishes include the Kahuku style string with Maui Wowie sauce, tender and juicy ribs, crunchy chicken wings, fried rice, and marinated teriyaki chicken. The Wicked Wahine Combo, which includes wings, Kailua pork, ribs, chicken, and fried rice, is a generous portion for several people. Spam Masubi is also a favorite appetizer. Overall, Hula's offers tasty food at reasonable prices.”

4.5 Superb135 Reviews

“Fresh Agave Mexican Bar & Grill serves excellent Mexican dishes, including the carnitas burrito and Tostada. The staff is very friendly, and the atmosphere is fun with great people watching, although it can get loud. Vegetarian options are available, such as veggie burritos and quesadillas, and the restaurant offers good moctails for non-alcohol drinkers. The service is quick and friendly, and the food is consistently good, making it a great spot to visit.”

4.5 Superb130 Reviews

“Sweet Basil California Eatery is a gem in the desert with amazing food and service. The staff is friendly, even to young children. The flank steak and Caesar salad are excellent choices. The outdoor ambience is enjoyable, with a view of El Paseo and the mountains. While the Basket of Grilled Naan Bread was rich, the California Shrimp and Grits were delicious. However, the Marinated Grilled Flank Steak lacked flavor and tenderness. The option to substitute cauliflower rice for potatoes is appreciated for those on a low-carb diet. Overall, a recommended spot for a delicious meal.”

4.6 Superb92 Reviews
Trattoria Mezzomondo Palm Desert Italian • $$

“Trattoria Mezzomondo is a genuine Italian restaurant, known for its wonderful hosts Luba and Elio, and kind waitstaff including Carlos. The homemade pastas, especially the housemade lasagna, are highly recommended. The service is outstanding, with accommodating apologies for delays and personalized menu recommendations. It's a great place for special occasions, as they provide complimentary champagne and warm welcomes.”

4.7 Superb81 Reviews
Chez Pierre's Bistro 74040 CA-111, Palm Desert French • $$

“Chez Pierre's Bistro is a charming French-inspired restaurant that offers a delightful dining experience. The environment is warm and welcoming, with a cozy atmosphere that transports diners to a classic French café. The service is hospitable, with attentive servers like Edgar providing exceptional care. The menu features a range of options, including classic dishes like French Onion soup, Escargots, and Braised Beef Bourguignon. The Prix Fixe menu offers a nice variety of choices, and the timing of dishes is executed perfectly. While some dishes may have minor flaws, such as the rice pudding being underwhelming, overall the food is delicious and satisfying. The restaurant is perfect for special occasions, like date nights or celebrations, and the staff makes diners feel like regulars. With its excellent food, service, and atmosphere, Chez Pierre's Bistro is a treasure that is sure to please.”

4.5 Superb141 Reviews

“Fresh Agave Mexican Bar & Grill serves excellent Mexican dishes, including the carnitas burrito and Tostada. The staff is very friendly, and the atmosphere is fun with great people watching, although it can get loud. Vegetarian options are available, such as veggie burritos and quesadillas, and the restaurant offers good moctails for non-alcohol drinkers. The service is quick and friendly, and the food is consistently good, making it a great spot to visit.”

4.5 Superb130 Reviews

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Chez Pierre's Bistro 74040 CA-111, Palm Desert French • $$

“Chez Pierre's Bistro is a charming French-inspired restaurant that offers a delightful dining experience. The environment is warm and welcoming, with a cozy atmosphere that transports diners to a classic French café. The service is hospitable, with attentive servers like Edgar providing exceptional care. The menu features a range of options, including classic dishes like French Onion soup, Escargots, and Braised Beef Bourguignon. The Prix Fixe menu offers a nice variety of choices, and the timing of dishes is executed perfectly. While some dishes may have minor flaws, such as the rice pudding being underwhelming, overall the food is delicious and satisfying. The restaurant is perfect for special occasions, like date nights or celebrations, and the staff makes diners feel like regulars. With its excellent food, service, and atmosphere, Chez Pierre's Bistro is a treasure that is sure to please.”

4.5 Superb141 Reviews

“Guadalajara Cafe & Bar in Palm Desert is a hidden gem serving delicious Mexican food. The tacos are a must-try, bursting with flavor and authenticity. The chicken mole and beef Birria are amazing, accompanied by excellent service. Don't miss out on the hibiscus drink and fried ice cream for dessert, although the flan comes highly recommended. A definite return visit is on the cards for this great restaurant.”

4.6 Superb80 Reviews
Piero's PizzaVino 73722 El Paseo #1, Palm Desert Italian • $$

“Piero's PizzaVino is a favorite spot for many, offering delicious Neopolitan Pizza, appetizers, and Italian wines. Customers appreciate the fast service and great staff. Despite occasional issues with table reservations and rude staff, the outstanding servers make up for it with gracious service and complimentary desserts. Regulars love the food and find themselves returning multiple times a month. Whether celebrating an anniversary or just looking for a good meal, Piero's PizzaVino is a reliable choice in the Palm Desert area.”

4.3 Superb299 Reviews
Solano's Bar & Grill 37029 Cook St, Palm Desert American • $$

“Solano's Bar & Grill is a restaurant known for its tasty and promptly served food. Popular menu items include the Chief Special Tomato Bisque Soup with Blue Cheese Crumbles, Halibut, and fruit crisp topped with Ice Cream. The bar serves well-made cocktails. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere, although it can get noisy due to the layout and large groups. The staff is friendly and handles situations professionally, but they may need to improve at managing disruptive behavior. Service speed can be inconsistent, with some waiting periods being too long, while others are too short. Overall, Solano's Bar & Grill offers good food and a bustling environment, with room for improvement in service and noise management.”

4.4 Superb143 Reviews
Kitchen 86 + Bar 73-130 El Paseo Suite I, Palm Desert Wine Bar • $$

“Kitchen 86 + Bar offers a pleasant dining experience with a chilled atmosphere. The restaurant serves a variety of vegetarian options, including veggie burgers, tacos, and pizza, as well as popular dishes like cauliflower tacos, "86 mac n cheese," and a ribeye with a pepper mushroom sauce. The fast service and reasonable prices make it a great choice for both casual and group gatherings.”

4.3 Superb206 Reviews

“Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is an excellent choice for a special occasion or a delightful meal. They offer a varied menu, including dishes such as salmon, scallops, clam chowder, Caesar salad, and a whole deboned grilled Branzini. The restaurant is known for its great service, with staff like Winston who ensure a memorable dining experience. During Restaurant Week, they offer a special menu and sometimes provide complimentary treats, such as ice cream pie. The location offers a beautiful setting, especially during sunset. Overall, it's a wonderful choice for a celebratory meal or a treat, offering excellent food at a good value.”

4.2 Good698 Reviews
Cups cafe 77912 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert Breakfast • $

“Cups Cafe is a restaurant that has gained a good following and is known for its attentive service. The cafe is consistently busy, and customers have praised the cleanliness of the establishment. The menu offers a variety of options, with the Carmel lattes being a popular choice. The chilaquiles and pork omelette have been highlighted as standout dishes. There was one instance where the hibiscus tea was reported to have an unusual taste, and the flat iron steak sandwich was described as chewy and fatty. However, the service was noted as exceptional, with one server, Jaime, receiving special mention for their excellent care of customers. Overall, Cups Cafe is a recommended spot for those looking for a satisfying meal and great service.”

4.4 Superb84 Reviews

“Mimmo's Italian Restaurant and Bar offers a delightful dining experience with a varied menu, quality food, and excellent service. Customers praise the salmon penne pasta with vodka cream sauce, espresso martini, and the overall fresh and tasty Italian cuisine. The restaurant is described as a family-friendly establishment where guests feel welcomed and well-cared for.”

4.2 Good308 Reviews
Bellatrix 75-200 Classic Club Blvd, Palm Desert American • $$

“Bellatrix offers a lovely atmosphere with great views, impeccable service, and outstanding food. The menu features tasty options like Caesar Salad, Spanish shrimp appetizer, and Japanese Black cod. With friendly and attentive staff, it's an excellent choice for special occasions, with presentation that pleases and prices that impress.”

4.3 Superb124 Reviews
Cafe Des Beaux-Arts 73-640 El Paseo, Palm Desert French • $$

“Cafe Des Beaux-Arts is a welcoming restaurant with a delightful atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious cuisine. Located on El Paseo, it has become a favorite local spot for many. The manager stands out for remembering regular customers, contributing to the neighborhood gem feeling. Prices are considered fair, making it a great place for a night out.”

4.2 Good261 Reviews

“Trattoria Tiramisu in Palm Desert offers a great atmosphere with phenomenal staff that make you feel at home. The food is fabulous, not overpriced, and consistently very good. Highlights include the eggplant Parmesan and the light, airy Tiramisu. They offer authentic Italian cuisine, with options like salmon and the best chicken Marsala in the area. Vegetarian options are available upon request, such as Risotto a la primavera and pasta without meat. The restaurant has ample parking in front and on the side. Overall, a must-visit spot while in Palm Desert.”

4.4 Superb66 Reviews
Guillermo's Restaurante 72850 El Paseo, Palm Desert Mexican • $$

“Guillermo's Restaurante offers a unique dining experience, providing dishes that differ from typical Mexican cuisine. The salsa and dishes are notable for their distinct flavors. Standout menu items include an exceptionally tender octopus dish and a burrito dish that received positive reviews. However, some customers have noted that certain dishes, like the shrimp, were served undercooked. The service at Guillermo's is consistently praised for its excellence. Despite minor inconsistencies with the food, Guillermo's Restaurante is recommended for those seeking a different take on Mexican food.”

4.2 Good194 Reviews
Wilma & Frieda's Cafe 73575 El Paseo #2310, Palm Desert Brunch • $$

“Wilma & Frieda's Cafe is a popular spot in Palm Desert known for its gourmet-style breakfast offerings. The fluffy eggs and flavorful biscuits and gravy with two meats are highly recommended. The menu offers a variety of breakfast options in different sizes. The French toast and bacon are delicious, and the hash browns are a better choice over the bland potatoes. The cafe has indoor and outdoor seating with great vibes. The service is friendly and fast, making brunch a delightful experience. While reservations are not accepted, the overall experience and food quality make it worth the visit. A great place to enjoy a delicious meal and unique baked goods. Wheelchair accessibility is available with an elevator to the second level.”

4.2 Good152 Reviews

“La Spiga Ristorante Italiano offers delicious lobster spaghetti and cream pasta, and can accommodate dietary restrictions. The staff is friendly, helpful, and attentive, making it a great choice for group dinners. However, be aware that indoor seating may be offered for outdoor reservations due to weather, and prepayment may be required for future reservations.”

4.3 Superb77 Reviews

“The Fix On El Paseo is a restaurant located on El Paseo, known as the Rodeo Drive of Palm Desert. It offers a variety of delicious food and amazing cocktails, with a beautiful setting that includes live music, portable heaters, and hanging flowers. The restaurant has a patio with plenty of shade and comfortable seating. The menu includes dishes such as Brussels sprouts, calamari, chicken Marsala, pasta bolognese, short ribs, omelette, hash browns, toast, Swiss cheese, ahi tartare, and wedge salad. The service is praised for being phenomenal. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible, and accommodating for diners with or without dogs. They offer a special touch for birthday celebrations with a dessert and a happy birthday song from the guitar player.”

4.2 Good138 Reviews

“Sweet Basil California Eatery is a gem in the desert with amazing food and service. The staff is friendly, even to young children. The flank steak and Caesar salad are excellent choices. The outdoor ambience is enjoyable, with a view of El Paseo and the mountains. While the Basket of Grilled Naan Bread was rich, the California Shrimp and Grits were delicious. However, the Marinated Grilled Flank Steak lacked flavor and tenderness. The option to substitute cauliflower rice for potatoes is appreciated for those on a low-carb diet. Overall, a recommended spot for a delicious meal.”

4.6 Superb92 Reviews
Gastro Grind Burgers 73850 CA-111 STE B, Palm Desert Hamburger • $$

“Gastro Grind Burgers is a must-try spot with flavorful burgers like the Cubano burger and the smokey burger. The service is excellent, with attentive staff like Michael who ensure a great experience. The chefs pay attention to detail, ensuring perfectly cooked burgers and amazing fries. The only hiccup was a missing BBQ sauce, but the well-seasoned fries made up for it. This place comes highly recommended for a delicious dinner date or casual meal.”

4.5 Superb116 Reviews
La Fe Wine Bar 73900 El Paseo STE 1, Palm Desert Wine Bar • $$

“La Fe Wine Bar on El Paseo is the best restaurant in the area, with a nice selection of wines and very good food. The atmosphere is trendy and cool, and the staff is friendly. The Chicken Screws, Empanadas, Ahi, and beet salad are fresh and tasty, especially when paired with their house Pinot Noir. The service is top-notch, with the waitress making great suggestions and checking on tables often. Even during busy times, like Saturday night at 6 pm, the place is thriving. Wheelchair accessibility is not an issue at all. Overall, a Wineaux paradise worth visiting again and again.”

4.6 Superb79 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

Denny's 42455 Washington St, Palm Desert American • $

“Denny's offers amazing service with friendly and professional staff. Cenisa R and Ariel stand out for their fantastic personalities and attentive service, even with large parties. The food is consistently good, making it a great place to visit. Guests appreciate the accommodating and reassuring nature of the servers, enhancing the overall dining experience.”

4.2 Good173 Reviews

“Castañeda's Mexican Food offers a typical Mexican fast-food experience. While the eggs can sometimes be overcooked and the burritos dry, the veggie burrito and shrimp fajitas are praised for their freshness. The salsa bar is well-stocked, and the staff is attentive. Open 24 hours, Castañeda's is a convenient option for road trips, though the food quality could be improved.”

3.5 Good57 Reviews
Del Taco 34540 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“Del Taco is a restaurant that offers a variety of Mexican meals, including a refreshing drink option of strawberry Sprite. The service is highly rated, with staff being described as competent, efficient, and friendly. The restaurant is praised for its excellent advice and attentive service. It is a suitable place for both quick stops for a drink or a meal with family and friends, as mentioned by visitors from Holland. However, there is a note about the need for improvement in customer service skills of some staff members.”

3.4 Good61 Reviews

“Castañeda's Mexican Food is a great option for quick and affordable Mexican meals, offering a wide menu and a handout for customers' convenience. The Roll Tacos, although slightly more expensive than listed, are made with care and the staff is known for their friendliness. The Chili Relleno Burrito, prepared fresh, is a standout item. However, there can be a wait during peak times as employees take their breaks simultaneously. Overall, Castañeda's is a recommended spot for those seeking tasty Mexican food on-the-go.”

3.3 Good57 Reviews
McDonald's 72-755 CA-111, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“McDonald's offers classic food as expected, with good service and a slightly contemporary, clean interior. The cashiers are extremely kind and genuine, creating a friendly atmosphere. The staff, including employee Rachel, strive for perfection in serving customers. Despite past cleanliness and staff issues, a new employee named Mr. Davis has made a significant positive impact, going above and beyond to keep the restaurant clean and inviting. Customers appreciate the effort and recognize his exceptional work ethic.”

3.2 Average79 Reviews

“Castañeda's Mexican Food is a popular spot for many, offering a wide range of delicious Mexican dishes. Known for their handmade tortillas, a must-try is their bean rice and cheese burrito, which is generously sized and satisfying. The carne asada tacos are also a favorite, although some recommend a little more seasoning on the meat. The shrimp fajitas are another standout option, with incredible flavors and fresh ingredients. The restaurant features a salsa bar, much appreciated by customers for its variety of delicious and flavorful salsas. The service is described as outstanding, with staff who are attentive and friendly. Open 24 hours, Castañeda's Mexican Food is an ideal destination for a late-night meal or a quick bite, especially after a long night at Agua-Caliente. Some customers have mentioned the absence of certain items, such as chipotle sauce or bathrooms, but the overall consensus remains positive. With its tasty food and welcoming atmosphere, Castañeda's Mexican Food continues to be a favorite among locals and travelers alike.”

2.4 Poor75 Reviews
Del Taco 39500 Berkey Dr, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“Del Taco is a restaurant known for its varied menu and attentive service. While the food quality and accuracy have seen a decline due to management's focus on speed, the restaurant still offers great portions and a pleasant dining experience. Customers praise the tasty burritos and recommend trying the unique drinks on the menu.”

2.4 Poor78 Reviews
Piero's PizzaVino 73722 El Paseo #1, Palm Desert Italian • $$

“Piero's PizzaVino is a favorite spot for many, offering delicious Neopolitan Pizza, appetizers, and Italian wines. Customers appreciate the fast service and great staff. Despite occasional issues with table reservations and rude staff, the outstanding servers make up for it with gracious service and complimentary desserts. Regulars love the food and find themselves returning multiple times a month. Whether celebrating an anniversary or just looking for a good meal, Piero's PizzaVino is a reliable choice in the Palm Desert area.”

4.3 Superb299 Reviews
Solano's Bar & Grill 37029 Cook St, Palm Desert American • $$

“Solano's Bar & Grill is a restaurant known for its tasty and promptly served food. Popular menu items include the Chief Special Tomato Bisque Soup with Blue Cheese Crumbles, Halibut, and fruit crisp topped with Ice Cream. The bar serves well-made cocktails. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere, although it can get noisy due to the layout and large groups. The staff is friendly and handles situations professionally, but they may need to improve at managing disruptive behavior. Service speed can be inconsistent, with some waiting periods being too long, while others are too short. Overall, Solano's Bar & Grill offers good food and a bustling environment, with room for improvement in service and noise management.”

4.4 Superb143 Reviews
Dragon Cafe 72261 CA-111 #122, Palm Desert Breakfast • $$

“Dragon Cafe is a popular dining spot in Palm Desert, known for its exceptional service and delicious food. With a welcoming atmosphere, clean and comfortable surroundings, and friendly staff like Rafael, who provides top-notch service. The menu offers a range of classic diner favorites, such as the CYO omelette and patty melt, as well as some unique surprises like the pineapple upside-down pancake. The Early Bird Special is a standout value, offering a generous breakfast spread at an affordable price. With its excellent cooking and generous portions, Dragon Cafe is a great addition to the area, making it a must-visit for breakfast lovers.”

4.6 Superb67 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Desert Beer Company 77770 Country Club Dr suite d, Palm Desert Brewery • $$

“Desert Beer Company is a delightful brewery with excellent customer service. The friendly staff and great beer make it a go-to spot for many. Customers enjoy the chill atmosphere and fun games available. The Mexican candy-flavored beer is a favorite among visitors.”

4.8 Superb77 Reviews
Perfect Pint 73545 El Paseo, Palm Desert Ice Cream Shop • $

“Perfect Pint is a must-try for ice cream lovers, offering unique and delicious flavors such as Triple Chocolate Raspberry, Date nut, Black Forest Cake, Raspberry Pistachio, and Banana Pudding. The frozen custard is described as thick and creamy, made by a skilled owner. While it can be considered a splurge at $12 for half a pint, it is worth it for a special treat. The service is friendly and attentive, making it a great spot to visit. Located on El Paseo, the Perfect Pint food truck is a popular destination for high-quality ice cream.”

4.8 Superb77 Reviews
El Ranchito Taco Shop 34580 Monterey Ave STE 103, Palm Desert Mexican • $

“El Ranchito Taco Shop is a gem of a place known for its delicious crispy tacos, enchiladas, and tostadas. The service is fast and friendly, with a clean and festive atmosphere. The shredded beef tacos are a must-try, with generous toppings and excellent beans. The salsa bar is a nice bonus, and the aguas frescas are refreshing. The prices match the large serving sizes, making it a go-to spot for families. The staff is attentive and accommodating, making it a great choice for dine-in, takeout, or ordering ahead. Don't miss out on the authentic flavors and welcoming hospitality at El Ranchito Taco Shop.”

4.5 Superb146 Reviews
Carmen’s 78010 Country Club Dr # 400, Palm Desert Mexican • $

“Carmen's Mexican Restaurant is a popular spot located in Palm Desert, known for its authentic Mexican cuisine and welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant offers a variety of delicious dishes, including sizzling fajitas, mouthwatering enchiladas, and crispy tacos. The menu features a symphony of flavors that will transport you to the streets of Mexico. One standout dish is the stuffed peppers with shrimp, which is a customer favorite. The restaurant also offers a range of soups and salads, as well as an impressive selection of margaritas and cocktails. The staff at Carmen's are friendly and attentive, making guests feel like family. The restaurant has a festive and vibrant atmosphere, with lively music and colorful decor. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or looking for a new place to try, Carmen's is a great choice. The restaurant is a favorite among both locals and visitors, known for its delicious food, impeccable service, and unforgettable dining experience.”

4.7 Superb78 Reviews
Crumbl - Palm Desert 44-491 Town Center Way Suite F, Palm Desert Bakery • $

“Crumbl Cookie in Palm Desert offers delicious and delightful cookie recipes, known for being "bussin" and a must-try. The staff is friendly, and the store is clean. Customers appreciate the great catering options and fresh, warm cookies. It's a wonderful find, with unique weekly menus, making it a popular destination for dessert lovers.”

4.4 Superb193 Reviews
Gastro Grind Burgers 73850 CA-111 STE B, Palm Desert Hamburger • $$

“Gastro Grind Burgers is a must-try spot with flavorful burgers like the Cubano burger and the smokey burger. The service is excellent, with attentive staff like Michael who ensure a great experience. The chefs pay attention to detail, ensuring perfectly cooked burgers and amazing fries. The only hiccup was a missing BBQ sauce, but the well-seasoned fries made up for it. This place comes highly recommended for a delicious dinner date or casual meal.”

4.5 Superb116 Reviews
Luna Grill Palm Desert 73-405 CA-111 Suite 105, Palm Desert Mediterranean • $

“Luna Grill Palm Desert is a delightful dining spot in Palm Desert. The restaurant serves fresh and delicious food that even the pickiest of eaters will love. The staff is friendly and efficient, providing excellent service that goes above and beyond. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful, with a beautiful outdoor patio. The restaurant offers healthy options and delicious food, making it a great choice for families.”

4.4 Superb173 Reviews
Little Bar 73560 Palm Desert Dr N #B, Palm Desert Bar & Grill • $

“Little Bar is a cozy spot serving great food and drinks. The menu features tasty options like carne asada fries, burgers, and tacos. The buffalo bites are a standout, with chicken or cauliflower options. The cheeseburger with tater tots is a favorite. The bar offers a selection of drinks, including Chandon splits for $12. The friendly staff and nice owner make it a great place for a meal or drinks.”

4.6 Superb80 Reviews
La Fe Wine Bar 73900 El Paseo STE 1, Palm Desert Wine Bar • $$

“La Fe Wine Bar on El Paseo is the best restaurant in the area, with a nice selection of wines and very good food. The atmosphere is trendy and cool, and the staff is friendly. The Chicken Screws, Empanadas, Ahi, and beet salad are fresh and tasty, especially when paired with their house Pinot Noir. The service is top-notch, with the waitress making great suggestions and checking on tables often. Even during busy times, like Saturday night at 6 pm, the place is thriving. Wheelchair accessibility is not an issue at all. Overall, a Wineaux paradise worth visiting again and again.”

4.6 Superb79 Reviews
CJ's Diner 74894 Lennon Pl suite h-1, Palm Desert American • $

“CJ's Diner offers a great breakfast or brunch experience with generous portions and friendly service. Customers can enjoy delicious omelettes with various sides and toast options, while also trying out the tasty huevos rancheros and banana pecan pancakes. The Eggs Benedict is a standout dish, best enjoyed with a squeeze of fresh lemon. The mellow vibe of the restaurant, overseen by the sweet and attentive Helen, makes it a pleasant off-the-beaten-path spot for a satisfying meal.”

4.5 Superb88 Reviews
Dragon Cafe 72261 CA-111 #122, Palm Desert Breakfast • $$

“Dragon Cafe is a popular dining spot in Palm Desert, known for its exceptional service and delicious food. With a welcoming atmosphere, clean and comfortable surroundings, and friendly staff like Rafael, who provides top-notch service. The menu offers a range of classic diner favorites, such as the CYO omelette and patty melt, as well as some unique surprises like the pineapple upside-down pancake. The Early Bird Special is a standout value, offering a generous breakfast spread at an affordable price. With its excellent cooking and generous portions, Dragon Cafe is a great addition to the area, making it a must-visit for breakfast lovers.”

4.6 Superb67 Reviews
JC’s Cafe 73200 El Paseo # 1A, Palm Desert American • $

“JC’s Cafe, located on El Paseo, offers a cozy outdoor patio with umbrellas for shade. The service is friendly and quick, perfect for those looking to enjoy the extensive list of cocktails during all-day happy hours. While some dishes like avocado toast and tater tots were slightly burnt, overall the food is good and reasonably priced. The Frittata with ham, cheddar, sour cream, avocado, and fresh fruit bowl is a delicious breakfast option, best enjoyed on the lovely patio with a bubbling fountain.”

4.5 Superb85 Reviews
Sottovoce Cafe in the Gardens, 73575 El Paseo STE 1320, Palm Desert Coffee Shops • $

“Sottovoce Cafe in Palm Desert offers excellent matcha lattes without the unnecessary vanilla syrup found in other places. The coffee is top-notch and the panini sandwiches are both delicious and generous. The cafe serves a delightful coconut cake and the ambience is clean and welcoming. Although it requires a walk through the beautiful open-air Palm Desert Garden Mall, the phenomenal service and quality offerings make it worth the visit.”

4.5 Superb85 Reviews

“Bill's Pizza Palm Desert offers a welcoming atmosphere with friendly and professional staff. The food is good, with a variety of pizza options, including the half buffalo chicken and vegetable combination. The crust is thin, except for the ends. Prices are fair, and the restaurant has a casual, cafeteria-style seating area. While the service is excellent, the pizza could be warmer, and the room could benefit from some improvements to make it cozier. Overall, a solid choice for a quick and satisfying meal.”

4.3 Superb216 Reviews

“IW Coffee & Chai Bar is a local gem with a picturesque location facing the San Jacinto mountains. The friendly staff serves up delicious drinks and outstanding baked goods, including lemon poppy seed cake, coffee cake, and muffins, often warmed for early morning visitors. The Avocado Toast is a highlight, with a generous serving of avocado. Chai lovers will appreciate the wide variety of options, including the popular Tiger Spice, and the amazing bagels. With its welcoming atmosphere and exceptional service, IW Coffee & Chai Bar is a must-visit in the Palm Desert area.”

4.4 Superb114 Reviews
Kitchen 86 + Bar 73-130 El Paseo Suite I, Palm Desert Wine Bar • $$

“Kitchen 86 + Bar offers a pleasant dining experience with a chilled atmosphere. The restaurant serves a variety of vegetarian options, including veggie burgers, tacos, and pizza, as well as popular dishes like cauliflower tacos, "86 mac n cheese," and a ribeye with a pepper mushroom sauce. The fast service and reasonable prices make it a great choice for both casual and group gatherings.”

4.3 Superb206 Reviews
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant 73505 El Paseo, Palm Desert Seafood • $$$

“Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is an excellent choice for a special occasion or a delightful meal. They offer a varied menu, including dishes such as salmon, scallops, clam chowder, Caesar salad, and a whole deboned grilled Branzini. The restaurant is known for its great service, with staff like Winston who ensure a memorable dining experience. During Restaurant Week, they offer a special menu and sometimes provide complimentary treats, such as ice cream pie. The location offers a beautiful setting, especially during sunset. Overall, it's a wonderful choice for a celebratory meal or a treat, offering excellent food at a good value.”

4.2 Good698 Reviews
Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill 74450 CA-111, Palm Desert American • $$

“Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill offers great service and delicious food, even on busy days. Reservations are recommended, especially on special occasions like Mother's Day. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes, including the Philly Cheese Steak and Ceaser Salad with grilled shrimp, as well as Prime Rib, which comes with a side salad and hot buns. The au jus is hearty and tasty, and the meat is tender and flavorful. Overall, Cactus Jack's is a great choice for those craving Prime Rib or other tasty meals.”

4.3 Superb165 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

“Goody's Cafe Drive Thru serves delicious food with generous portions, including their signature onion rings and zucchini sticks. The staff is kind and accommodating to special dietary requests. Their menu offers a variety of options, including tasty burgers like the Turkey burger, and omelets like the Veggie and ham Omelet. Despite busy parking, this cafe is a must-visit for its exceptional food and service.”

4.5 Superb78 Reviews
Jimmy John's 44489 Town Center Way ste c, Palm Desert Sandwich Shop • $

“Jimmy John's is a popular sub sandwich shop known for its high-quality ingredients and friendly staff. Customers praise the tasty sandwiches, with highlights including the "Best Sandwich I've Ever Had." The restaurant maintains a clean and efficient environment, though service can vary depending on the timing of the visit. Overall, Jimmy John's provides a satisfying dining experience for those seeking a delicious and convenient lunch option.”

4 Good37 Reviews
Arby's 72795 CA-111 Unit G1, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“Arby's is a restaurant known for its delicious food, particularly the corned beef reuben with fresh and flavorful bread. The staff are friendly and helpful, although service can be slow at times. The place is kid-friendly with ample parking space and wheelchair accessible. Some customers have had great experiences using the Arby's app for deals. One customer, Jaydon, provided exceptional customer service during a busy shift. However, the dining area may appear darker and gloomier than shown in some photos. Overall, Arby's offers great food and service.”

3.7 Good69 Reviews
El Pollo Loco 34620 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert Mexican • $

“El Pollo Loco is a top-notch restaurant with consistently fresh food and exceptional staff. The courteous, genuine, and professional team ensures a pleasant dining experience. Families appreciate the quick service and clean atmosphere, making it a great spot to recharge after sports events. Menu favorites include the chicken nachos, chicken salad, and burritos. With its peaceful ambiance, El Pollo Loco feels like a home away from home, leaving customers eager to return.”

3.6 Good75 Reviews
Chick-fil-A 73070 Dinah Shore Dr, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“Chick-fil-A offers friendly service and good food. The staff is patient and helpful, taking the time to explain the menu. They quickly resolve mistakes, such as providing a wrong order. The food is consistently good, with some customers even considering it the best they've ever eaten.”

3.5 Good228 Reviews
Carl’s Jr. 73-125 CA-111, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“Carl’s Jr. offers delicious food with great service, where the cashier even remembers regular orders. However, there were some issues with service, like not having milkshakes available and slow order preparation. The cleanliness of the women’s bathroom was lacking. Despite these setbacks, customers appreciate the staff for being open late and providing a welcoming environment after a long day.”

3.1 Average64 Reviews
Taco Bell 39335 Washington St, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“Taco Bell in Palm Desert offers a variety of flavorful options such as crunchy tacos, hefty burritos, and cheesy nachos. The service is generally described as quick and friendly, making it a convenient spot for a tasty meal on the go. Some customers have the option to order by specifying a dollar amount. However, there have been reports of disappointing service and food quality, including cold burgers and fries, so potential visitors may want to keep this in mind. The location appears to be clean.”

3 Average65 Reviews
Carl’s Jr. 36879 Cook St, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“Carl's Jr. offers a decent dining experience with varying service speed during peak hours. The famous star dish is a popular choice, although there have been instances where fry orders were mistakenly served in smaller portions. The Santa Fe chicken sandwich is a grilled delight, but be aware that it may occasionally come without Ortega chiles. Staff are generally accommodating and will rectify any issues promptly.”

2.9 Average66 Reviews
Del Taco 74617 CA-111, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“Del Taco provides exceptional service, especially during lunch hours, with fresh and great-tasting food. This location stands out for filling their tacos generously, unlike other Del Taco's in the area. While the experience can be average and occasionally understaffed, leading to long wait times, the restaurant generally offers a satisfying fast food experience, including notable items like the Snack Queso Cheese Quesadilla.”

2.7 Average58 Reviews
Jack In The Box 36555 Cook St, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“Jack in the Box is a fast food restaurant that exceeds expectations with its friendly and smiling staff. The Cook St location is clean, with a clean bathroom, and offers a satisfying Southwest Chicken Salad (grilled). The staff, including employee TRNJP, are helpful with menu questions and suggestions. The restaurant is kid-friendly, wheelchair accessible, and has first-come parking. The service is fast and friendly, with staff going above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction.”

2.8 Average70 Reviews
Panera Bread 34180 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert Cafe • $

“Panera Bread in Palm Springs, conveniently located near Costco, offers a variety of fresh food options like salads and toasted sandwiches. The indoor seating area with charging outlets makes it a great spot to recharge. However, cleanliness could be improved as dirty dishes and trash were left unattended. Despite this, the staff is friendly and the food is enjoyable. The seasonal menu changes offer a nice variety, and the drive-thru and carryout options provide convenience, even though the parking can be limited.”

2.7 Average71 Reviews
Wendy's 78030 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“Wendy's offers hot and fresh food with friendly service, as mentioned by customers. The restaurant is praised for its affordability, with a Biggie Bag meal costing only $12 for two, a more budget-friendly option compared to other nearby places. The cleanliness of the establishment, including the recently redecorated bathrooms, has also been noted. One customer even deemed the service as exceptional, making it the "best Wendy's" they've experienced.”

2.5 Average73 Reviews
McDonald's 78365 Varner Rd, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“McDonald's is a convenient option with modern amenities, including walk-in friendly hours and self-service kiosks. While food can be warm and well-made, some visits may be affected by staffing issues or inconsistent food quality. The breakfast menu, including the Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit, is a highlight, but fries can be a letdown. Overall, it's a typical McDonald's experience.”

2.2 Poor74 Reviews

“Mimmo's Italian Restaurant and Bar offers a delightful dining experience with a varied menu, quality food, and excellent service. Customers praise the salmon penne pasta with vodka cream sauce, espresso martini, and the overall fresh and tasty Italian cuisine. The restaurant is described as a family-friendly establishment where guests feel welcomed and well-cared for.”

4.2 Good308 Reviews
Bellatrix 75-200 Classic Club Blvd, Palm Desert American • $$

“Bellatrix offers a lovely atmosphere with great views, impeccable service, and outstanding food. The menu features tasty options like Caesar Salad, Spanish shrimp appetizer, and Japanese Black cod. With friendly and attentive staff, it's an excellent choice for special occasions, with presentation that pleases and prices that impress.”

4.3 Superb124 Reviews
Cafe Des Beaux-Arts 73-640 El Paseo, Palm Desert French • $$

“Cafe Des Beaux-Arts is a welcoming restaurant with a delightful atmosphere, excellent service, and delicious cuisine. Located on El Paseo, it has become a favorite local spot for many. The manager stands out for remembering regular customers, contributing to the neighborhood gem feeling. Prices are considered fair, making it a great place for a night out.”

4.2 Good261 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Billy Q's 36901 Cook St, Palm Desert Pizza • $

“Billy Q's is a restaurant known for its delicious food and great service. The JQ sandwich and pastrami pizza are standouts, offering unique and amazing flavors. The ravioli and spaghetti are also popular choices, with generous portions and delightful tastes. The restaurant has a sports joint atmosphere and offers quick and friendly service. Overall, Billy Q's is a place where one can enjoy a great meal in a pleasant environment.”

4.4 Superb142 Reviews
Karen's Café 77682 Springfield Ln, Palm Desert American • $

“Karen's Café is a hidden gem in Palm Desert, offering great breakfast and lunch options. The staff is friendly and accommodating, especially with food allergies. Customers love the “ACT” sandwich and delicious pancakes. With a nice outdoor seating area, it's a comfortable spot to enjoy a meal with your furry friend. A top choice for visitors and locals alike.”

4.4 Superb97 Reviews

“Grill-A-Burger in Palm Desert, CA offers a delicious #2 cheeseburger cooked to perfection, along with tasty 50/50 fries and onion rings. The staff is friendly and provides great service. Customers with gluten allergies appreciate the effort taken to prevent cross-contamination. The ambience is positive, the service is attentive, and the menu offers a wide range of burger options. Try the featured Tuscany Burger with sides of onion rings and sweet potato fries, all well-cooked and quickly served. While the burger flavor may be a miss for some, the onion rings and fries are solid hits.”

4.3 Superb153 Reviews
Flor De Jalisco 42215 Washington St G, Palm Desert Mexican • $

“Flor De Jalisco is a restaurant known for its delicious Mexican food and friendly service. The takeout tacos, including pastor and carne asada, have received praise for their well-seared meat, fresh corn tortillas, and tasty salsas. The restaurant's fajitas are also flavorful and served in generous portions. Despite being busy, the staff is attentive and works hard to accommodate customers. The complimentary chips and salsa, although sometimes runny, are a nice touch. The picky eaters in the family also approve of the food.”

4.4 Superb93 Reviews
Bowl of Heaven 36891 Cook St Ste 9, Palm Desert Juice • $

“Bowl of Heaven is a restaurant known for its exceptional and tasty food, with a variety of menu options including their popular Acai bowls. The staff is friendly and attentive, providing great service. They offer catering services and are ideal for events such as summer weddings. The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere, and the Acai bowls are highly recommended for their freshness and customization options. Overall, Bowl of Heaven is a great dining option for those seeking quality and delicious meals.”

4.6 Superb50 Reviews
Keedy's Fountain & Grill 73-633 CA-111, Palm Desert Breakfast • $

“Keedy's Fountain & Grill is a diner offering a delightful "days gone by" atmosphere, complete with a large counter reminiscent of old soda shops. This mom-and-pop eatery serves generous portions of tasty American breakfast fare, such as French toast and chicken and waffles, at reasonable prices. The service is both speedy and friendly, making it a popular spot for both locals and tourists in the Palm Desert area.”

4.4 Superb86 Reviews
El Rodeo Cafe 44820 San Pablo Ave, Palm Desert Mexican • $

“El Rodeo Cafe is a great Mexican restaurant that offers delicious food and excellent service. The restaurant is spacious and has a nice ambiance, making it a perfect spot for both a quick lunch and a leisurely dinner. The menu features a variety of dishes that are sure to satisfy any craving. The al pastor burrito is a popular choice, cooked just right and served in a generous portion. The chicken and carne asada tacos are also highly recommended, with fresh ingredients and the perfect amount of spice. The carne asada burrito is another favorite, with a delicious blend of flavors that doesn't require any additional hot sauce. The restaurant also offers a variety of salsas and toppings, including pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole. The service at El Rodeo Cafe is top-notch, with quick and efficient service that makes it a great option for a quick lunch break. Parking is also convenient, with ample spots available right out front. Overall, El Rodeo Cafe is a must-visit for anyone looking for delicious Mexican food in a welcoming and comfortable environment. The chilaquiles are a standout dish, and the restaurant is highly recommended for anyone craving authentic Mexican cuisine.”

4.4 Superb84 Reviews
JT's Diner 37011 Cook St, Palm Desert American • $

“JT's Diner in Palm Desert is a must-visit breakfast spot with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The staff is friendly, patient, and treats guests like family. The croissant French toast and Portuguese sausage egg dish come highly recommended. The homemade turkey sausage is a star dish, bursting with savory flavors and crafted with care. The service is exceptional, with every team member going above and beyond to ensure a top-notch dining experience. Despite being busy, the staff is efficient and accommodating. Whether you're a local or a traveler, JT's Diner offers an authentic and high-quality dining experience that won't disappoint.”

4.3 Superb116 Reviews

“Fisherman's Market & Grill is a casual restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. You order at the counter, get a number, and your meal is quickly delivered. The food is fresh and excellent, with a variety of fish and seasoning to choose from. Special taco pricing is available from 3-5 pm. Prices are on the higher side, but the quality of the food makes it worth it. The halibut rice bowl and Baja tacos are highly recommended, just beware of the tartar sauce.”

4.4 Superb68 Reviews

“Islands Restaurant Palm Desert is a great dining option for those seeking delicious food and good service. The restaurant is known for its cold beer and chilled mugs, providing a refreshing experience after a long day. The french fries are a popular choice, and customers can enjoy a generous serving of them. The Kiluaa burger is a must-try, and the cheese fries with chili are a guest favorite. The staff is attentive and quick, with some servers, like Angie, going above and beyond to ensure a great dining experience. The restaurant is a perfect spot for families, offering excellent service and delicious food that will leave you satisfied.”

4.3 Superb94 Reviews
Pueblo Viejo Grill 36901 Cook St, Palm Desert Mexican • $

“Pueblo Viejo Grill is a welcoming restaurant with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The hostess is particularly helpful, making phone orders and greeting customers with a smile. The food is consistently good, with popular items like nachos with steak and fajitas that make great leftovers. The service is always awesome, and the atmosphere is cozy and intimate. The restaurant also serves the best chips and salsa, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.”

4.3 Superb88 Reviews

“Island Boba Sushi Poke is a hidden gem that offers a delightful dining experience. The restaurant serves refreshing and customizable poke bowls with generous portions, as well as tasty boba drinks. Customers praise the fresh and delicious ingredients, including avocado and seaweed salad, which are included in the base price. The sushi has also received positive reviews. With its quick service and variety of options, Island Boba Sushi Poke is a popular choice for both lunch and a quick bite.”

4.4 Superb59 Reviews
Tea Be Honest 72270 CA-111 B-7, Palm Desert Coffee & Tea • $

“Tea Be Honest, a boba tea establishment located in Palm Desert, has captivated the hearts of local residents and visitors alike. According to the reviews, the establishment offers a fantastic selection of drinks, with the ability to adjust sweetness levels to cater to individual preferences. Customers have raved about the tasty and refreshing beverages, including the half-sweet mango-strawberry BBT and the Horchata milk tea with grass jelly, which have been described as "so good" and "hard to find a great bubble tea place in Palm Springs." The menu also features a wide variety of non-dairy options, catering to those with dietary restrictions. Additionally, the cozy ambiance, complete with simple board games at each table, creates a charming and inviting atmosphere for customers to enjoy their drinks.”

4.4 Superb58 Reviews
French Corner Cafe 72423 CA-111, Palm Desert French • $

“The French Corner Cafe offers a delightful dining experience with an authentically French atmosphere and friendly service. The menu features delicious options such as savory and dessert crepes, smoked salmon croissants, and biscuits with gravy. Don't miss out on their incredible bakery items, like their renowned crescent, and be sure to try their fine selection of coffee and teas. While the service may follow a more relaxed European pace, the quality of the food and the cozy ambiance make it worth the visit.”

4.2 Good123 Reviews

“Sapporo Ramen & Grill is a restaurant known for its delicious ramen. The Spicy Pork Belly ramen is a popular choice, with customers praising its amazing taste and the best pork belly they've ever had. The Mango and Strawberry mochi ice cream is also a hit. The restaurant offers gluten-free noodles for those with dietary restrictions. The service is described as delightful and hospitable. The atmosphere is welcoming, and the food is highly recommended for its unique and phenomenal flavors, transporting customers to a taste of true Japanese authenticity. The Tonkotsu ramen, in particular, is noted for its tasty broth and spicy option. The restaurant is often busy with many customers, making it a good choice for dining.”

4.3 Superb64 Reviews
Casa Mendoza 73155 CA-111 STE B, Palm Desert Mexican • $$

“Casa Mendoza is a charming restaurant that offers a pleasant dining experience. The decor is beautiful, and the service is excellent. The food is really good, and the drinks are delicious. With both inside and outside seating options, diners can choose their preferred atmosphere. A highlight is the guacamole, which is a must-try. The bar area is also nice, and the bartender is friendly and efficient. Overall, Casa Mendoza is a great choice for a meal out.”

4.3 Superb117 Reviews

“Trattoria Tiramisu in Palm Desert offers a great atmosphere with phenomenal staff that make you feel at home. The food is fabulous, not overpriced, and consistently very good. Highlights include the eggplant Parmesan and the light, airy Tiramisu. They offer authentic Italian cuisine, with options like salmon and the best chicken Marsala in the area. Vegetarian options are available upon request, such as Risotto a la primavera and pasta without meat. The restaurant has ample parking in front and on the side. Overall, a must-visit spot while in Palm Desert.”

4.4 Superb66 Reviews
Guillermo's Restaurante 72850 El Paseo, Palm Desert Mexican • $$

“Guillermo's Restaurante offers a unique dining experience, providing dishes that differ from typical Mexican cuisine. The salsa and dishes are notable for their distinct flavors. Standout menu items include an exceptionally tender octopus dish and a burrito dish that received positive reviews. However, some customers have noted that certain dishes, like the shrimp, were served undercooked. The service at Guillermo's is consistently praised for its excellence. Despite minor inconsistencies with the food, Guillermo's Restaurante is recommended for those seeking a different take on Mexican food.”

4.2 Good194 Reviews

Latest Reviews

Subway 74499 CA-111, Palm Desert Sandwich Shop • $

“Subway is a reliable and customer-oriented restaurant, known for its excellent service, fresh food, and clean environment. The friendly staff, such as Miriam and Yesenia, go above and beyond to ensure a pleasant dining experience, catering to customers' needs with care and efficiency. Customers consistently praise the quality of the Subway sandwiches and the overall enjoyable atmosphere.”

3.4 Good25 Reviews
Ruth's Chris Steak House 74740 CA-111, Palm Desert Steak House • $$$$

“Ruth's Chris Steak House offers high-quality meats cooked perfectly to order, from rare to well done. The housemade bleu cheese salad dressing with large cheese chunks is a standout. While reservations may not always go smoothly, the food and service are fantastic, with steak cooked to perfection. A leisurely meal in a great booth is possible, especially when avoiding peak times. Despite occasional delays, the delicious food makes Ruth's Chris worth a visit.”

4.1 Good643 Reviews
Castelli's Ristorante 73098 CA-111, Palm Desert Italian • $$$

“Castelli's Ristorante in Palm Desert offers an old-school dining experience with a bar and attentive service. While the food is generally praised, some reviewers found it average or the dining room too loud. Nonetheless, the restaurant is considered a local favorite, with excellent service and complimentary desserts to make up for any minor issues. Overall, Castelli's is a reliable choice for those seeking a classic Italian dining experience.”

4.4 Superb428 Reviews

“La Cocina de Mama Margarita serves delicious Mexican food with huge portions at great prices. The menu offers several vegetarian options and dishes like Green chicken enchiladas and tacos pastore. This small, unassuming restaurant has a friendly crew and kitchen staff, making it a favorite among locals who come to enjoy homemade food and cold beer.”

3.7 Good40 Reviews
Boulevard's Bar & Grill 36890 Del Webb Blvd, Palm Desert American • $$

“Boulevard's Bar & Grill is a restaurant known for its prime rib dinner and unique wall art sculpture, created by their own Glass Arts Club. The service is usually good, and the ambiance is pleasant with a nice breeze and misting system. However, during busy periods like Memorial Day weekend or Saturday nights, the restaurant can get very busy, leading to longer waiting times and occasional mix-ups with orders. The bar area also lacks comfortable seating, and there can be a delay in service even when customers offer to get their own drinks.”

4 Good236 Reviews
Jillian's 74155 El Paseo, Palm Desert Fine Dining • $$$

“Jillian's is a popular local restaurant, known for its special occasion dining and impeccable service. The food offerings are generally good, with the halibut special being a standout option. However, some guests may find the prices to be on the higher side. The wine selection, particularly the Cabernets, is somewhat limited with only two options from California. The restaurant's atmosphere is enhanced by elements such as live music and a front courtyard, contributing to an overall pleasant experience. It is worth noting that while the waitstaff is commendable, there have been instances where the hostess' behavior may not meet expectations.”

3.8 Good98 Reviews

“Great staff, very knowledgeable super prices”

4.7 Superb79 Reviews
Bouchee Cafe & Deli 72785 CA-111 B-1, Palm Desert Sandwich Shop • $$

“Bouchee Cafe & Deli is a cozy local spot known for delicious sandwiches like the BTLA and artichoke panini. The environment is homey with cute displays of baked goods. The service is quick and friendly, with a variety of frozen items available for purchase. Customers can enjoy a light lunch with draft beers or opt for a bottle of Italian white wine. The beef panini is tasty, but the artichoke panini steals the show with its warm and flavorful sauce. Whether dining in or ordering from delivery services like UberEats, Bouchee Cafe & Deli offers a satisfying meal that hits the spot, even for those from NYC.”

4.2 Good123 Reviews
Billy Q's Sun City 38180 Del Webb Blvd Suite A, Palm Desert Restaurant • $$

“Go hungry! Great food and lots of it. Very friendly staff and good service. And open for breakfast too for golfers.”

3.8 Good18 Reviews
D’ Coffee Bouteaque 73131 Country Club Dr STE C1, Palm Desert Coffee Shops • $

“D’ Coffee Bouteaque is a cozy place with amazing ambiance and phenomenal service, especially from waitress Claudia, who greets with a smile every time. The food is great, making customers feel welcome. Unfortunately, the restaurant burnt down, leaving loyal customers saddened by the loss. Despite the unfortunate incident, the hope remains that D’ Coffee Bouteaque will be able to rebuild or find a new location to continue sharing its magic with everyone.”

4.7 Superb132 Reviews
The Habit Burger Grill 73220 Dinah Shore Dr, Palm Desert Fast Food • $

“The Habit Burger Grill is a clean and modern restaurant with friendly staff, including a manager who greets customers at the door. The restaurant offers a variety of options, including a vegetarian choice, the Impossible burger. While some dishes may require adjustments, such as the onion rings being overcooked, the food is overall impressive. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and has easy parking, making it a family-friendly destination.”

2.8 Average103 Reviews
J's Deli 74225 CA-111, Palm Desert Restaurant • $$

“J's Deli, previously Manhattan in the Desert, is a restaurant known for its top-notch NY deli atmosphere and quality food. The establishment offers a friendly ambiance, with the owner often present and engaging with customers. The menu features standout items such as the Reubenski sandwich, a combination of pastrami and corned beef with grilled onions, and bagel "chips" served while customers wait. The dessert selection is highlighted by a large chocolate dessert. The staff, including Christian, provides quick and pleasant service. With a clean and updated interior, J's Deli has become a popular spot for both locals and visitors, often drawing golfers from the area.”

4.1 Good291 Reviews
Mole 73-130 El Paseo Suite M, Palm Desert Mexican • $$

“Mole is a beloved Modern Mexican restaurant that consistently impresses guests with its excellent service, delectable food, and vibrant atmosphere. From the homemade chips and salsa to the outstanding grilled chicken huaraches and decadent churros, every dish is crafted with care and bursting with flavor. The attentive staff, led by the knowledgeable server Matthew, ensures a truly memorable dining experience, whether it's a date night or a family gathering.”

4.6 Superb209 Reviews
Cowboy Cantina 72620 El Paseo, Palm Desert Restaurant • $$

“Cowboy Cantina is a restaurant that serves tasty food with fresh ingredients. The atmosphere is beautiful and fun, with an upper seating area overlooking the bar. The menu offers a variety of dishes, including grilled fish tacos, beer battered fish tacos, chunky guac with fresh tortilla chips, and the popular Bronco Burger. The chef receives huge compliments for the delicious food. The general manager, Paul, is attentive and recognizes regular customers, often showing appreciation with generous gestures, such as complimentary desserts. Overall, Cowboy Cantina is a great place to dine, with a wonderful ambiance and excellent service.”

4 Good703 Reviews
Denny's 42455 Washington St, Palm Desert American • $

“Denny's offers amazing service with friendly and professional staff. Cenisa R and Ariel stand out for their fantastic personalities and attentive service, even with large parties. The food is consistently good, making it a great place to visit. Guests appreciate the accommodating and reassuring nature of the servers, enhancing the overall dining experience.”

4.2 Good173 Reviews

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Cowboy Cantina 72620 El Paseo, Palm Desert Bar • $$

“Cowboy Cantina is a restaurant that serves tasty food with fresh ingredients. The atmosphere is beautiful and fun, with an upper seating area overlooking the bar. The menu offers a variety of dishes, including grilled fish tacos, beer battered fish tacos, chunky guac with fresh tortilla chips, and the popular Bronco Burger. The chef receives huge compliments for the delicious food. The general manager, Paul, is attentive and recognizes regular customers, often showing appreciation with generous gestures, such as complimentary desserts. Overall, Cowboy Cantina is a great place to dine, with a wonderful ambiance and excellent service.”

4 Good703 Reviews
Ruth's Chris Steak House 74740 CA-111, Palm Desert Steak House • $$$$

“Ruth's Chris Steak House offers high-quality meats cooked perfectly to order, from rare to well done. The housemade bleu cheese salad dressing with large cheese chunks is a standout. While reservations may not always go smoothly, the food and service are fantastic, with steak cooked to perfection. A leisurely meal in a great booth is possible, especially when avoiding peak times. Despite occasional delays, the delicious food makes Ruth's Chris worth a visit.”

4.1 Good643 Reviews
Waldo's Ristorante 74970 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert Italian • $$

“Waldo's Ristorante is a popular Italian restaurant that offers an excellent dining experience. The menu features a variety of delectable dishes, from the delicious garlic cheese bread and zucchini fries to the tasty chicken parmigiana, lasagna, tortellini with bolognese sauce, and cannelloni. The portions are generous, and the presentation is lovely. The restaurant boasts a great ambiance and impeccable service, making it a highly recommended choice for Italian cuisine enthusiasts.”

4 Good607 Reviews
Sullivan's Steakhouse 73505 El Paseo STE 2600, Palm Desert Steak House • $$$

“Sullivan's Steakhouse offers a mixed dining experience. While the filet mignon can be inconsistent, with some cuts containing fatty areas, the staff can be slow to attend to guests. However, the main courses are often well-prepared, with steaks cooked to perfection. Happy Hour is a highlight, with great food and prices. Despite some room for improvement, Sullivan's Steakhouse remains a popular destination.”

3.4 Good501 Reviews
The Daily Grill General Manager, Scott Johnson, 73061 El Paseo, Palm Desert Bar & Grill • $$

“The Daily Grill offers a variety of dishes, including a Trout Almondine and a steak salad, as well as a meatloaf with mashed potatoes and a Caesar salad. The service, provided by Stella, is described as great, and the ambiance is comfortable and casual with style. However, there were issues with the quality and cooking of a roast beef dish. Vegetarian options could be improved.”

4 Good416 Reviews
Mastro's Steakhouse 73405 El Paseo STE 120, Palm Desert Fine Dining • $$$$

“Mastro's Steakhouse offers an exceptional dining experience with its delectable cuisine, live music, and impeccable service. The food, from the tasty tomato burrata salad to the perfectly cooked giant bone-in ribeye, is praised for its excellent flavor. The live music, played at just the right volume, adds to the enjoyable ambiance. While there were a few minor hiccups, such as the delay in the wedge salad and the mix-up with the lobster mashed potatoes, the restaurant's staff promptly addressed the issues and made amends. Overall, Mastro's Steakhouse provides a consistently pleasing experience, making it a go-to destination for both personal and business gatherings.”

3.8 Good394 Reviews
Wildest Restaurant & Bar 72990 El Paseo STE 3, Palm Desert American • $$

“At Wildest Restaurant & Bar, guests can expect exceptional service and delicious food. The accommodating staff goes above and beyond to ensure a pleasant experience. The restaurant offers a variety of menus, including a Restaurant Week menu featuring soup, salad, appetizer, meal, and dessert. Despite occasional staffing issues, the friendly waitstaff strive to make everything right.”

4.1 Good383 Reviews
il Corso 73520 El Paseo, Palm Desert Italian • $$$

“Il Corso is a lovely Italian restaurant with outstanding food and warm, friendly service. The margarita pizza and fresh pasta are standouts on the menu. The restaurant's atmosphere is inviting, with a beautifully designed interior. While the pasta dishes are delicious, some customers have noted that the pasta can be slightly overcooked at times. Despite this, Il Corso is a great dining option, especially for special occasions, and many customers plan to return.”

4 Good316 Reviews
J's Deli 74225 CA-111, Palm Desert Deli • $$

“J's Deli, previously Manhattan in the Desert, is a restaurant known for its top-notch NY deli atmosphere and quality food. The establishment offers a friendly ambiance, with the owner often present and engaging with customers. The menu features standout items such as the Reubenski sandwich, a combination of pastrami and corned beef with grilled onions, and bagel "chips" served while customers wait. The dessert selection is highlighted by a large chocolate dessert. The staff, including Christian, provides quick and pleasant service. With a clean and updated interior, J's Deli has become a popular spot for both locals and visitors, often drawing golfers from the area.”

4.1 Good291 Reviews
The Hideout Kitchen + Bar 73595 El Paseo suite 2208, Palm Desert Comfort Food • $$

“The Hideout Kitchen + Bar offers a unique dining experience with a cozy and fun atmosphere. The menu features standout dishes like the Shortrib Tomahawk, Scallops, and Italian pizza, all cooked to perfection. The staff, including the owner and chef, provide exceptional service, being personable, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Enjoy great wine and desserts like the incredible Bread Pudding, and don't miss the delicious Avocado Fries.”

3.9 Good276 Reviews
Mikado Japanese Steakhouse 74-855 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert Teppanyaki • $$$

“Mikado Japanese Steakhouse offers a top-notch dining experience with just the right number of tables and chefs to ensure five-star service. Despite a slightly unwelcoming entrance, once seated, guests enjoy outstanding food, ambience, and service. The highlight of the evening is the talented Taipan chef, like Fabian, who brings energy and skill to the table, making each visit unforgettable. Make sure to book a reservation for an excellent show and delicious meal.”

4 Good275 Reviews
BaBaLoo Lounge 73833 CA-111, Palm Desert Cuban • $$

“BaBaLoo Lounge offers a great ambiance with live music performances, from piano players to DJs and bands. The staff provides excellent service, and the food and drinks are delicious, especially the Cuban caprese tomato salad and ahi appetizer. The rice bowls and filet mignon steak are well-prepared, perfect for taking home leftovers. It's a fun spot to enjoy a meal, drinks, and dancing on the weekends.”

3.9 Good264 Reviews
Backstreet Bistro 72820 El Paseo, Palm Desert Italian • $$

“Backstreet Bistro, located off Hwy 111 in Palm Desert, is a hidden gem offering delicious meals. The Prix frixe menu includes amazing options like lasagna, ravioli, and chicken parmigiana with generous portions. The service is attentive and friendly, with a fresh bowl of parmigiana reggiano and bread upon arrival. While they will be closing for the summer, they will reopen in the fall. The Palm Springs Restaurant Week menu offers good choices for all, although service may be a bit slow during busy times.”

4 Good263 Reviews
Rockwood Grill 74855 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert American • $$

“Rockwood Grill offers a great dining experience with a friendly staff, delicious food, and amazing outdoor seating. The menu features standout appetizers like bacon-wrapped stuffed dates and a tasty bread option. While the menu may be limited and pricey, the restaurant's beautiful surroundings and exceptional service, thanks to servers like Elena, make it a worthwhile visit.”

4 Good262 Reviews
Cuistot 72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert French • $$$

“Cuistot is a restaurant known for its excellent and impressive food, with each dish featuring subtle flavors that blend well together. The sea bass meal, served on a bed of ginger rice and topped with a crunchy slaw, is particularly notable. The restaurant has a fine dining atmosphere, with a lovely old-school ambiance similar to a private country club. Booths, upholstered chairs, and attentive waitstaff contribute to the first-class dining experience. Although prices are on the higher side, the generous portion sizes and high-quality food make it worthwhile. The restaurant has a quiet and conversable indoor dining area as well as an outdoor patio with a fireplace. Despite being a popular choice, seating may be limited, but the restaurant provides ample parking. The chef and waitstaff are friendly and wel