Restaurants

Top Choice American in Greater Palm Springs

Workshop Kitchen + Bar

Hidden away in the back of the ornate 1920s El Paseo building, a large patio with olive trees leads to this starkly beautiful space centered on a lofty concrete tunnel flanked by mood-lit booths. The kitchen crafts …
Top Choice Californian in Greater Palm Springs

Cheeky's

Waits can be long and service only so-so at this breakfast and lunch spot, but the farm-to-table menu dazzles with witty inventiveness. The kitchen tinkers with the menu on a weekly basis but perennial faves such as…
American in Salton Sea

Ski Inn

For local color by the bucket and greasy burgers to boot, stop by this Salton Sea watering hole in a quasi ghost town. If you're lucky, you'll get to be there when the owners' band, Heat Hell and Winter, regales gue…
Asian in Greater Palm Springs

Wang's in the Desert

This mood-lit local fave with indoor koi pond delivers creatively crafted classics from around Asia – tom ka gai to tempura shrimp and mandarin pork – but also draws a thirsty crowd with its five-times-weekly happy …
Deli in Greater Palm Springs

Sherman's Deli & Bakery

Every community with a sizeable retired contingent needs a good Jewish deli. Sherman's is it. With a breezy sidewalk patio, it pulls in an all-ages crowd with its 40 sandwich varieties (great hot pastrami!), finger-…
Vegan in Greater Palm Springs

Native Foods

From this humble mall base, Native Foods has helped pioneer America's vegan scene and now has branches all over the country. Its tempeh and seitan are made in-house and injected with complex flavors that satisfy eve…
American in Greater Palm Springs

Eight4Nine

Hot pink accents the all-white high-ceilinged lounge and dining room at this popular hangout in a converted post office. Come hungry for fare that is both comforting and exciting with many dishes driven by the seaso…
American in Greater Palm Springs

Copley's

After stints in the UK, Australia and Hawaii, chef Andrew Copley now concocts swoon-worthy American fare in Cary Grant's former guesthouse. Go for a classic New York steak or test the chef's imagination by ordering …
Californian in Greater Palm Springs

Trio

The winning formula in this '60s modernist space: updated American comfort food (awesome Yankee pot roast!) amid eye-catching artwork and picture windows. The $19 prix-fixe three-course dinner (served until 6pm) is …
Californian in Greater Palm Springs

King’s Highway

A fine case of creative recycling, this former Denny’s is now a diner for the 21st century where the tagliatelle is handmade, the sea bass wild-caught, the beef grass-fed, the vegetables heirloom and the cheeses art…