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Favorite Restaurants and things to do in Palm Desert

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Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge has great brunch​

 

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Hope it is okay that I keep this thread going instead of starting my own.

Just beginning a week in Palm Desert right now, and glad to find this thread giving me some ideas for new places to try. Tommy Bahama and Sherman's have always been musts here, but beyond that we are still trying to find some favourites worthy of a return trip.

That said, we are looking for a suggestion for steak. Doesn't have to be a steakhouse, if you know of a restaurant that does things right and has good cuts on the menu. Other than Morton's and Ruth's Chris, does anyone have other suggestions?

Thanks.
The La Quinta Cliffhouse is pretty good. They are in Indio. Good food, good service, good atmosphere.
 

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Sibon is our favorite and we sometimes ate 3 meals a day there.
Great suggestion, thank you. We did end up going twice this trip, we had breakfast there yesterday and it was excellent. It was professionally decorated for the holidays, and their patio was heated which made it very comfortable to eat outdoors. All the servers were very good, I couldn't find a single thing to improve on.
 

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The Cliff House is a special place.I don't think of it as Indio.
 

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Just bumping this thread as it contained good restaurant ideas (and I do know about your old favourites). Heading to Palm Desert in a couple months, any new restaurants to mention? Any closures (other than the restaurants that always close during summer)?

Will likely return to Si Bon, Tommy Bahama, Ruth's Chris (Happy Hour!) and Sherman's and look for a few new ones to try. Or if not new, new to us. Ideas?
 

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Our favorite restaurants in the greater Palm Springs area: Si Bon, Koutouki (the parking lot was pretty torn up by the city back in January), Old Spaghetti Factory, French Corner Cafe, Tommy Bahama, La Quinta Cliff House, Babe's BBQ (You've got to be hungry), Catalan. There are also a bunch of chain restaurants - Cheesecake Factory, Yard House, Olive Garden etc etc.

If it is your first time, you may want to do the tram ride. Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is excellent. We've been to Joshua National Park, no for us but a favorite for hikers. There are museums and a Thursday night market in Palm Springs. Street Fair at the College of Desert if you want to look at knickknacks. The Gardens on El Paseo, great shopping, art galleries and restaurants.

Lots of great golf courses that don't break the bank.

I had no idea there is a Spaghetti Factory in the area. It is embarrassing how much I like their Manager's Special with Mizithra and Clam Sauce. We had one in Hawaii that I used to go to for that dish, and now that I am no longer in Hawaii, I have missed it a lot! I go to Palm Desert every few months for work, so I will make a point of getting my fix.
 

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There's now a Longhorn Steakhouse in La Quinta. That's a chain restaurant, of course, but my sweetheart likes their ribs. It opened about 6 months ago.
 
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