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    Le St. Germain Restaurant: French-Mediterranean Cuisine

    by GracesTrips Updated Jun 16, 2009

    What a wonderful restaurant this was! From the moment we walked in and seated at our table, the atmosphere was inviting. There's an indoor dining area and an outdoor covered patio area. We brought our own bottle of wine and chose to order the prix fixe meal offered during restaurant week. I ordered the duck foie gras creme brulee appetizer topped with carmelized sugar and sliced pears. This was amazingly good and creamy. My boyfriend enjoyed his ahi tuna tartar which was spicy. The grilled duck breast I ordered has cooked perfectly and plentiful. There was so much meat I couldn't eat it all. We ended our meals with a chocolate souffle and grand manier souffle. I have to say, the souffles were a bit disappointing but since the appetizers and entrees were so good, it didn't matter. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I would also go back again.

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    Once a Year: Restaurant Week

    by GracesTrips Updated Jun 11, 2009

    This is something new I have seen all over the United States. Various cities will participate in a "restaurant week" once or twice a year. It allows the patron to try a prix fixe meal at a very reasonable price. The prix fixe meal usually includes choices from the restaurant's regular menu to give you an idea of what they serve.

    I like the concept and will seek out the opportunity to participate whenever I can.

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    Elmer's Pancake & Steak House: Not Just Breakfast

    by Yaqui Written May 9, 2009

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    This is a really nice restaurant. We were seated right away. I will say the tables were a little close. Yet, the food was good and the service was prompt and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to especially those with kids because they have lots to chose from on their menu. It was wasy to find and easy to pull in and out of the parking lot.

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    Rock Garden Cafe: Palms Springs Charm

    by Yaqui Written May 9, 2009

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    This is a wonderful restaurant. We had breakfast and what drew me here was the beautiful patio area located just to the west of the buildings. Lots of tables with umbrellas for shade and I could tell they have misters strung all along the patio for the hot summer months. The entrance you cross a boarded walkway way and you can see the fountain with a pond. I will admit the pond was green, but the sound of the fountain made the experience enjoyable. The restaurant does need a little TLC, but the experience was still worth it. We had perfect weather around 75 degrees. The food was good, plentiful, priced right, and the waiters were friendly.

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    Le Vallauris Restaurant: Finest Restaurant in Palm Springs

    by Donrogelio Updated Mar 14, 2009

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    This will be your cheapest trip to France; but your most expensive lunch or dinner in Palm Springs. This is a historic restaurant near the downtown area. It serves the best dishes and wines in a historic Palm Springs home.

    I suggest dining here for a special occasion, such as an anniversary. You will dine where movie stars and heads of state have dined before you. While lunch is less expensive, I suggest dining in the patio in the evening. Be forewarned, this place is expensive; but memorable.

    Favorite Dish: The white fish; nothing will disapoint.

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    Sherman's: Best Deli in the Desert

    by Donrogelio Updated Mar 14, 2009

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    This place is packed for a reason. The menu is EXTENSIVE and the service and the prices are great.

    Favorite Dish: Sherman's has salads, and an extensive breakfast and lunch menu; but who can go to a deli and resist the pastrami or corned beef on rye? If you are into desserts, this is the sweet spot for you.

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    Pomme Frite: Loved the Coq au Vin

    by Donrogelio Updated Mar 8, 2009

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    Pomme Frite is a terrific bistro in downtown Palm Springs with excellent food and no attitude.

    Favorite Dish: I loved the Coq au vin. It was half a chicken (a little much) awash in a great sauce filled with mushrooms and pearl onions. Get ready to eat a baguette with the sauce. Don't be afraid to ask for a container.

    My wife had the steak special and she loved it and the pomme frites that came with three sauces for dipping (mayo, aioli, and catsup, sacre bleu!!).

    For an appetizer, we had escargot.....great garlic parsley butter sauce.

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    Ruby's Diner: Diner experience

    by malianrob Written Jul 22, 2008

    On this visit we werent sure what we wanted to eat for lunch. I am not a burger person but I am here with three boys and they were feeling burgers!
    So we came here to Ruby's. Its a familiar place as there are a few Ruby's Diners in the South Bay and in Orange County. I love their chili cheese fries and their burgers arent too bad.
    Anthony got chicken strips and the fries are bottomless!

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    Le Valureis: Le Valureis

    by clray Written Feb 21, 2008

    My favorite place for a very special lunch!!! Lots of atmosphere. Old Palm Springs - lots of history - Old Blue Eyes could be hanging around the other room!!!

    Favorite Dish: Escargot, champagne and their special caesar salad in cheese shell! YUM!!!

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    Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar: Learn Japanese Here!

    by JNewcpr Written Jan 21, 2008

    The first Okura opened "down valley" in La Quinta, CA in 2005 and the second Okura opened in downtown Palm Springs in January 2008. The La Quinta restaurant is a bit more casual-elegant, but still sophisticated, while the Palm Springs store is almost Euro-tech and hip. Indoor and outdoor dining at both locations.

    Favorite Dish: If you love raw, you'll appreciate the freshness of the fish delivered daily from an elite L.A. purveyor. When my significant other and I are feeling flush, we go for Chef Kaoru Ishii’s Omakase -- the Japanese version of a chef's tasting menu. It's pretty expensive because he takes the best of the best ingredients in the kitchen and creates a 6-course meal that will knock your socks off.

    But you can go in the other direction and nibble on small plates and have a memorable evening. If you're in the Valley for a couple of weeks, check their website for sake pairing dinners -- their sake list is really something.

    The head bartender is a very cool woman named Paige who came from the Hotel Zoso down the street. She has created some delicious cocktails, like the a Japanese Pear Martini with Grey Goose pear vodka and real asian pear puree. A Red Dragon Martini rimmed with Japanese red salt. The White Tiger, a white chocolate martini is mixed with lychee puree garnished with a white chocolate stuffed lychee and the Wasabi Pucker (don't ask).

    Anyway, if you appreciate Japanese cuisine, I think you'll get hooked on Okura. Let me know.

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    Al dente: Italian in the desert?!

    by xxgirasolexx Written Dec 11, 2007

    The best time to go is when the weather is warm and you can eat outside on the patio and watch the world go by... Everytime I go here...Italians are eating here... If Italians are eating here...it has to be good, right?

    Favorite Dish: The tagliatelle porcini and the bruschette are amazing...the pasta is good....the panini and risotti are out of control!

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    Thai Taste: New Thai Restaurant - A cut Above the Rest!

    by dennyandconnie Written Nov 20, 2007

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    This little hole in the wall makes some of the best Thai food that I have eaten outside of Thailand. Nothing fancy but great food.

    Favorite Dish: Ate there twice on last visit to the area. My favorite was the seafood curry with a lime sauce.

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    There are so many fine...

    by JimTammy Updated Oct 21, 2007

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    There are so many fine restaurants in Palm Springs. Some of our favorites are: The Falls Prime Steakhouse and Martini Bar is a see and be seen high end steak place with great food and better martinis with hundreds to choose from. Johannes, is a friendly european bistro where you watch Chef Johannes prepare his exquisite cuisine while sipping wine from the extensive list.

    Favorite Dish: At The Falls an Appletini and definitely the applewood smoked primerib, served tableside.
    At Johannes any seafood is scrumptious which changes by availability or the Veal Chop. Again you can't go wrong.

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  • Zin American Bistro: Why isn't Zin Listed

    by Californiafoodie Written Jun 22, 2006

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    American food with a French Accent, casual, bistro feeling. The food was amazing and the wine list leaves you wanting to go back. Great seafood and specials.

    Favorite Dish: Had a Hanger steak that was out of this world! Tender flavorful and a tasty sauce. Wife had rabbit and fries. No words to describe it. You must try this restaurant.

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  • Thai Smile: Lunch or Dinner

    by JoSHnHou Updated May 29, 2006

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    Evrey time we go to plam Springs we love to drop in and have at least one meal at Thai Smile. Great Thai food at very reasonable prices. Don't miss this gem in the desert. Be careful - its packed around lunch time.

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