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#1 Post by Sean Kennedy » July 24th, 2014, 10:30 pm

Hello All,

I am looking for some nice recommendations for places to eat in the Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs area. Any type of recommendation is appreciated. I will be there for a few days and am up for trying some palate pleasing places. Thank you

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#2 Post by alan weinberg » July 25th, 2014, 10:33 am

Cuistot. have had nice French meals there. Good corkage.

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#3 Post by Sean Kennedy » July 27th, 2014, 9:57 am

Alan,

Thanks for the feedback. I checked out there website and it looked very cool, but they will be on summer break when I will be there. Looks like I will have to make another trip back and catch them when they are open. [welldone.gif]

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#4 Post by jdietz » July 27th, 2014, 11:51 am

Fleming's steak house is a steak house, but I liked it more than LG's.

Kobe is like a Beni Hana, but the shrimp entree is delicious.

The Steak House at the Agua Caliente Casino has real potential. I had a 4* meal that could have been better with improved service. Then, sitting in the Rendezvous bar after dinner is a great way to spend an evening.

I like Las Casuelas in DTPS for the old world ambience, music, etc. The food is fine, but I've never survived a night after drinking their Cadillacs margaritas. So good. If KW is going, you guys would like this place.
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#5 Post by Sean Kennedy » July 31st, 2014, 5:54 pm

jdietz wrote:Fleming's steak house is a steak house, but I liked it more than LG's.

Kobe is like a Beni Hana, but the shrimp entree is delicious.

The Steak House at the Agua Caliente Casino has real potential. I had a 4* meal that could have been better with improved service. Then, sitting in the Rendezvous bar after dinner is a great way to spend an evening.

I like Las Casuelas in DTPS for the old world ambience, music, etc. The food is fine, but I've never survived a night after drinking their Cadillacs margaritas. So good. If KW is going, you guys would like this place.

Thanks Dietzy KW says thanks too

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#6 Post by Sean Kennedy » July 31st, 2014, 5:58 pm

Soichiro_K wrote:there's a pretty decent sushi place off hwy 111 in Palm Desert called Musashi. i've also been to the Fleming's out there (at The River) and it was actually one of the better chain steakhouse experiences i've had. granted ive only been there one time and it was a while ago so i can't speak to consistency, but still fond memories.

OP, are you looking to stay close to Rancho Mirage/Palm Desert or is downtown Palm Springs an option too?
Thanks Soichiro. We are in RM/PD, but anywhere close by helps. Even DTPS we can do pretty easy.

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#7 Post by Lonnie F. » January 4th, 2020, 4:40 pm

Bumping this to see if anyone has updated recommendations. I can get to RM/PD or downtown PS.
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#8 Post by Andrew S. » January 5th, 2020, 11:46 am

Hi. I'll second the recommendation for Fleming's. It's nothing ground breaking, but they do a very professional job that exceeded our expectations. The steaks and sides were very good, we brought our own wine, the staff was lovely and we had a terrific, relaxed time. We've also eaten at The Edge Steakhouse at the Ritz-Carlton. It has a lovely view and lovely staff with very good food. I prefer Fleming's food, but the The Edge is a little more elegant if that's what you're after. We also brought our own wine. We tend not to travel for restaurants in PS but ensure they are walking distance from where we are staying as lying by the pool in 100 degree weather can be exhausting. :)

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#9 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d » January 5th, 2020, 2:54 pm

I have had several excellent special occasion dinners at Le Vallauris in Palm Springs. They have a cellar, but I have always availed of corkage there.

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#10 Post by Lonnie F. » January 5th, 2020, 6:56 pm

Thanks to you both. I will look them up.
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#11 Post by Kenny H » January 6th, 2020, 2:12 pm

Counter Reformation tapas and wine bar at the Parker. Fun. Casual, eat at the bar.
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#12 Post by Lonnie F. » February 15th, 2020, 4:21 pm

I made reservations at Flemings and Le Vallauris. Does nayone have a recommendation for a wine store. I looked at Total Wine's web site for their local store. Lot of wines listed as out of stock or unavailable. Any other good options?
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#13 Post by T Welch » February 15th, 2020, 4:46 pm

Lonnie F. wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 4:21 pm
I made reservations at Flemings and Le Vallauris. Does nayone have a recommendation for a wine store. I looked at Total Wine's web site for their local store. Lot of wines listed as out of stock or unavailable. Any other good options?
Jensen's grocery stores (I think they are in Palm Desert and La Quinta) should have a good selection. For a restaurant you might want to check out Morgan's in the Desert in La Quinta.
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#14 Post by Lonnie F. » February 15th, 2020, 5:55 pm

Cool
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#15 Post by Lonnie F. » February 21st, 2020, 10:41 am

2020 February in Palm Springs 
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Kenny, excellent call.
Great place, a grown up bar with great sound track. The menu is laid out from lighter items to heavier items. The wine list is on the reverse side and arranged similarly. Pretty easy to find good pairings. The food was delicious. The wines were all young but tasty and matched the foods well. Will definitely go back.

L'Atelier
Nice French cafe. Simple menu, cool vibe, only open for breakfast and lunch. Lunch was nice so we went back for breakfast. Fabulous fluffy quiche loraine. Great spot.  Decided to have breakfast here every morning instead of the hotel.

Le Vallauris 
Joe, thanks for the tip
Wonderful French restaurant. Lovely service. Took Biggio Hamina 2010 pinot. Delicious food. Excellent experience. Wine opened up as we ate. TN on CT. Excellent match for our meal - duck for my wife and lamb tenderloin for me.

Side trip to LA to see my brother
Had dinner at Manuela. Not a good meal. Under cooked duck breast with cold fat under the skin. We brought a 2004 Produttori Reserva Asili to dinner. Waiter took the bottle away and came back with empty bottle and decanter of wine. Fortunately, I've had the wine before, was pretty sure it was our wine.

Back in Palm Springs.
Dinner at Fleming's Steak House. We took a 2000 Chateau Giscours which was lovely. TN on CT. Steaks were very good. Delicious Bearnaise sauce. Sauteed mushrooms and roasted brussel sprouts matched well. We enjoyed a relaxed evening.
Side note - Realized that we could make the meal at home. In addition, a slow roasted whole filet at home delivers medium rare to the edge, something that the restaurant was not able to pull off.

In summary, we had a wonderful time and look forward to going back. One week seems about the right amount of time.
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#16 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d » February 21st, 2020, 7:08 pm

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#17 Post by Steve Nordhoff » February 22nd, 2020, 6:59 am

SK,
Edge Steakhouse at the Ritz Carlton is fantastic. Not cheap but great food, service and view.
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#18 Post by M. Taylor » February 22nd, 2020, 3:50 pm

Steve Nordhoff wrote:
February 22nd, 2020, 6:59 am
SK,
Edge Steakhouse at the Ritz Carlton is fantastic. Not cheap but great food, service and view.
Agree on this. Ate there when we stayed at the Ritz last year. Great view, great dry-aged ribeye (which they do in-house)
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