If you haven’t spent a winter or spring weekend in the desert, there’s no time like the present, with weather perfect for chilling-by-the-pool days and warming-by-the-fire nights. Southern Californians are hitting Palm Springs in droves right now, which is good news for the city’s growing array of restaurants that, as they did here in LA, expanded outdoor seating during the pandemic before reopening dining rooms last year. Whether you want to pop back into a go-to favorite or try one of the many newbies on the scene, here are 21 essential Palm Springs-area restaurants to hit during your next jaunt to the desert.
Note that restaurants are listed geographically.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More