Restaurants in Palm Springs
Palm Springs restaurants offer a variety of cuisines. Whether you are looking to dress up and dine at the same restaurants that Hollywood legends once frequented or drop in on a local spot, the city has it all.
Copley’s on Pam Canyon was once the guesthouse of actor Cary Grant. Beautiful olive trees surround the Spanish-themed Palm Springs restaurant. Diners can enjoy fresh lobster pot pie, grilled pork chops and polenta cakes. An on-site herb garden supplies the restaurant with seasonings. And pet lovers will be happy to find that the patio is dog-friendly.
Located in the bustling downtown area, Jake’s Ready to Eat is an American Bistro that specializes in home cooking. Feast on pulled pork sandwiches, meatloaf with truffle mac and cheese or seared ahi tuna. On a nice day, the courtyard is the perfect place to dine.
Cowboy Way BBQ is a restaurant in Palm Springs owned by former rancher Daniel Placencia. The restaurant offers barbecue favorites such as baby back ribs, Kansas City coleslaw, ranch beans and award-winning chili.
Once the guesthouse of actor Cary Grant, Copley’s has an adobe-tiled roof, olive trees, and a dining patio with a fire pit. The Spanish theme is reflected inside as well, with wood-plank flooring, mauve walls, and arched doorways.
Set against a rocky hillside backdrop, Elmer’s is best known for its pancakes—served all day—topped with everything from strawberries to Oregon-sourced hazelnuts. Skillets are popular as well, particularly one with a mix of Dungeness crab cakes, hash browns, and Tillamook cheddar.
The Riviera Palm Springs hotel received a $70 million makeover in 2008, and its marquee dining option is Circa 59, designed to evoke a retro Hollywood feel.
Locals arrive early to avoid waiting in line for the famous brunch at popular Cheeky's in Palms Springs. The 20-seat restaurant, with an outdoor patio that doubles dining space, serves from a menu that changes weekly.
Rancher-turned-restaurateur Daniel Placencia dishes up trophy winning chili with chunks of pork and a fiery, thick sauce. Cowboy Way in Palm Springs serves fall-off-the-bone pulled pork, baby back ribs, tri-tip, and chicken with crunchy Kansas City coleslaw, too.
Drinking alfresco will have you seeing stars in the cabanas. The ambitious cocktail menu includes nine fruit-infused mojitos and a martini with muddled jalapeños (ouch!).
Christopher Malm and Bruce Bloch named their American bistro Jake’s after their West Highland Terrier. Located in the Uptown Design District, this eatery’s dining room is bright with glossy white walls and beige banquette seating.
Mister Parker’s is an eclectic bistro located just off the lobby of the Parker Palm Springs hotel. Beyond the velvet curtain entrance is a dining area that is more gentleman’s club than restaurant, with dark-wood paneling, a mirrored ceiling, and seductive artwork.
Breakfast at Norma’s in the Parker Palm Springs is now as much or more an institution as it is in Le Parker Meridien in New York. Go healthy (egg-white shrimp frittata) or over-the-top (foie gras brioche French toast).