Palm Desert Dining Guide

If you’re planning to visit the Palm Desert area and are in need of some inspiration on where to eat, look no further. Follow along below to see my Palm Desert Restaurant Dining Guide.

Be sure to also check out my Palm Springs Dining Guide on the blog here. Palm Springs and Palm Desert are about 20 minutes away so when I visit the area I end up in both regions depending on where I’m staying. 

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Cuistot is a beautiful restaurant that serves excellent French Cuisine. This upscale spot has an award-winning wine list available alongside their delicious cuisine. The wine and food pair perfectly with their country-modern outdoor setting with fireplaces. 72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260


Cuistot Exterior

Cuistot Dessert

You can’t forget dessert! Cuistot goes all out with their authentic French style dessert.

Photo Courtesy of Cuistot

Il Corso

Il Corso is an urban bar and eatery with wood-fired pizza and elevated Italian food. They also have happy hours in their unique Italian dining experience. Il Corso was also featured on HGTV and Elemental Architecture for its stunning design.  73520 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Il Corso Exterior

Il Corso Interior

Palm Desert Dining Guide

Palm Desert Restaurants

Photo Courtesy of Il Corso


Jillian’s is an extraordinary restaurant with delicious European cuisine. The aesthetic here is truly special. This romantic eatery is also perfect for events like weddings in their courtyard. Speaking of weddings… be sure to check out The Best Napa Wineries for Bachelorette Parties74155 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

Palm Desert Dining Guide

Palm Desert Dining Guide

Palm Desert Dining Guide

Photo Courtesy of Jillian’s

La Casuela’s Nueva Rancho Mirage

La Casuelas Nuevas is a family owned restaurant that serves Mexican food with an American spin. They have a gorgeous patio for you to enjoy the food that should be paired with their amazing margaritas.  This came highly recommended from a friend and fellow blogger, Cheryl of Cheryl Shops who had been and fell in love!  Heads up there are 3-4 locations in Palm Springs & Palm Desert so be careful which one you book and go to that location (we didn’t and had to drive another 20 mins) to go to the proper location.  70-050 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Palm Desert

La Casuelas Nuevas

The spectacular outdoor patio at La Casuela Nueva, Rancho Mirage

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Photo Courtesy of La Casuela’s Nueva

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano is an elegant Italian eatery that feels like a Tuscan villa. They have beautiful rose gardens as well as ample outdoor seating. 72557 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Lobster Pasta

Photo Courtesy of La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

Mitch’s on El Paseo

Mitch’s on El Paseo Restaurant is an upscale eatery offering a diverse menu of Japanese dishes such as steak and seafood. They have great outdoor seating and an amazing happy hour you need to take advantage of. 73951 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260

El Paseo

El Paseo

Photo Courtesy of Mitch’s on El Paseo Restaurant

Melvyn’s Steakhouse

Take a step back in time to enjoy a classic and luxurious meal at Melvyn’s Steakhouse. This longtime eatery has tons of Old Hollywood glamour and history. You can also enjoy their lounge with live music in addition to amazing cocktails. 200 W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264


Palm Desert Restaurants


Photo Courtesy of Melvyn’s Steakhouse

The Venue Sushi

The Venue Sushi is a stylish bar with amazing house rolls and delicious sake cocktails. This is a fun and modern sushi restaurant to try in the Palm Desert area.  I have dined here once with a few ladies and we all loved the food, the great ambiance and the wonderful service.  73111 El Paseo STE 103, Palm Desert, CA 92260The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge

The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge

The Venue Sushi Bar & Sake Lounge



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