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The 13 Best Restaurants In Palm Desert

Updated: May 2, 2022

From long-time favorites to newly opened gems these are Palm Desert's Best and trendiest restaurants. We analyzed the top review and ranking sites and leading publications for the best restaurants in Palm Desert. So for the finest foods, regional classics, and only the most sophisticated atmosphere visit these venues.

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La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

Italian, $$$, Palm DesertItalian, $$$Palm Desert
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Palm Desert's 10 Best Restaurants for an Unforgettable Dining Experience

    USA Today
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Palm Springs Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Cuistot

French, $$$, Palm DesertFrench, $$$Palm Desert
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Palm Desert's 10 Best Restaurants for an Unforgettable Dining Experience

    USA Today
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Palm Springs Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Little Bar

American, $$, Palm DesertAmerican, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Gastro Grind Burgers

American, $$, Palm DesertAmerican, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

French Rotisserie Café

French, $$, Palm DesertFrench, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Alps Village

German, $$, Palm DesertGerman, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Mimmo's Italian Restaurant & Bar

Italian, $$, Palm DesertItalian, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Mastro's Steakhouse

American, $$$$, Palm DesertAmerican, $$$$Palm Desert
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Fine Dining in Palm Springs

    USA Today

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

American, $$$, Palm DesertAmerican, $$$Palm Desert
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Palm Springs Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Piero's PizzaVino

Italian, $$, Palm DesertItalian, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Palm Springs Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Flor De Jalisco

Mexican, $$, Palm DesertMexican, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Kaiser Grille Palm Desert

American, $$, Palm DesertAmerican, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Wildest Restaurant & Bar

American, $$, Palm DesertAmerican, $$Palm Desert
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

How was this list created?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 10624 restaurants in Palm Desert, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 264 lists and articles from experts at Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and more. All with some boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Palm Springs Area. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Questions & answers

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Cuistot, and The Lunch Spot are the highest-rated restaurants for a quick lunch in Palm Desert.

The highest-rated restaurants for brunch in Palm Desert are La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Cuistot, and The Lunch Spot.

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Cuistot, and The Lunch Spot are restaurants with outdoor seating in Palm Desert.

Wildest Restaurant & Bar is the highest-rated vegan-friendly restaurant in Palm Desert.

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Little Bar, and Victor's Mexican Food are the highest-rated best restaurants for delivery in Palm Desert.

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