Local Restaurants

Restaurants within Walking Distance / Restaurants a Short Drive Away (or a Slightly Longer Walk) / Restaurants That Are Fairly Close / Restaurants at or Near "The River" / Other Favorites / Other Dining Guides

Restaurants Within Walking Distance of Desert Braemar
(in order of distance)

The Palms Cafe--69930 Highway 111--just outside the Desert Braemar gate and to the left, in the Atrium Building. Also at 44150 Town Center Way, Palm Desert.
Hours: 7::00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(760-779-1617)

Kobe Steakhouse--"Authentic Japanese Teppan-yaki"--69838 Highway 111--outside the Desert Braemar gate and to the right, about 2 blocks;
Hours: Dinner nightly from 5:00 p.m.; reservations suggested.
(760-324-1717).

Bernie's Lounge and Supper Club--"what dining used to be"--69830 Highway 111--outside the Desert Braemar gate and to the right, just past Kobe;
Hours: Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m; reservations suggested. Use the main link to Bernie's home page for on-line reservations.
(760-202-4499)

Jensen's Finest Foods--Delicatessen Counter and Grocery--69900 Frank Sinatra Dr.--go to the right outside the Desert Braemar gate to Frank Sinatra (about 3 blocks), turn right, about 1/2 block

Shame on the Moon--69950 Frank Sinatra Drive--go to the right outside the Desert Braemar gate to Frank Sinatra (about 3 blocks), turn right, about 1 more block. Or, cut through the Kobe Steakhouse parking lot to the back and turn left.
Hours: Dinner nightly from 5:00 p.m.; reservations suggested.
(760-324-5515)

Restaurants Either a Long Walk or Short Drive from Desert Braemar
(in order of distance, to the right or left out the Braemar gates)

To the Right from the Braemar Gates

The Emperor Buffet--"fresh Chinese favorites including stir-fries with beef, chicken, pork and seafood; vegetables, salads, fruits and desserts"--69600 Hwy. 111
Lunch buffet, $7.69; Dinner and Weekends, $10.99
Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 10 p.m.
(760-328-9200)

To the Left from the Braemar Gates

Catalan--Mediterranean cuisine--70026 Hwy 111--to the left outside the Desert Braemar gates, past the Atrium, but before The Crab Pot
Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Happy Hour: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.; Late Night Hour: 9:00 p.m. - Close
On-Line Reservations Available. (760-770-9508)

The Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar--Fresh Seafood--70030 Hwy. 111--to the left outside the Desert Braemar gates, past Catalan
Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Happy Hour 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Take-out Available
760-321-7635)

Las Casuelas Nuevas--"Excellent Mexican food with great outdoor seating"--70-050 Hwy. 111--to the left outside the Desert Braemar gates, about 4 blocks
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to Close; Friday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to Close; Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to Close.
(760-328-8844)

Restaurants That Are Fairly Close

In Cathedral City

AJ's on the Green and Splash! Bar and Lounge--Very broad menu, including "creative bar bites menu"--36-200 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sunday; 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday; ll:00 a.m. - Midnight, Friday & Saturday; extended kitchen hours Friday & Saturday, call for details
Happy Hours weekdays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Closing
(760-202-1111)

Salsas Restaurant--Mexican with a seafood specialty--69020 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City (in the Cathedral Plaza Shopping Center)
Hours: Open daily, 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. (760-321-6612)

Michael's Cafe--breakfast and lunch--35955 Date Palm Drive
Hours: Open daily, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (760-321-7197)

Oceans--"Fresh Fish and Oyster Bar"--67-555 East Palm Canyon Drive, Suite C-101, Cathedral City
Hours: Lunch, Monday-Saturday, 11:30 - 2:30 p.m.; Dinner, Monday-Saturday, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (760-324-1554)

Bonta--European, Latin, and Mediterranean Cuisine--68-510 Hwy. 111, Cathedral City
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, open at 4:00 p.m.; closed Mondays; on-line reservations available. (760-832-6100) Online reservations available.

Sunshine Cafe--breakfast (all day), lunch, and now serving dinner--36815 Cathedral Canyon Drive
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 9 p.m. (760-328-1415). .

Piazza Trilussa Ristorante--Italian--68718 East Palm Canyon Drive
Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 4:00 - 10:00 p.m. (760-328-2300)

In Rancho Mirage

Lord Fletcher's--famous for prime rib and rack of lamb--70-385 Highway 111
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, at 5:30 p.m; Pub open for cocktails at 5:00 p.m.; reservations required. (760-328-1161)

The Ritz Carlton--State Fare Bar & Kitchen ("rich bounty of local farms and orchards"), The Edge Steakhouse ("classic steakhouse"), and Air Pool Bar (sushi)--"fine dining"--68900 Frank Sinatra Drive, Rancho Mirage
State Fare Bar & Kitchen Hours: Breakfast, 6:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. daily; Lunch, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. daily; Dinner, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday
(760-202-4943) Online reservations available
The Edge Steakhouse Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday
(760-321-8282) Online reservations available

Restaurants at or Near "The River"

Babe's Bar-B-Que--"Desert Casual with Southern Charm"--71800 Hwy. 111
Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner. (760-346-8738)

The Cheesecake Factory--"menu boasts more than 200 menu selections made fresh from scratch each day--71800 Highway 111
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 pm; Friday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Sunday, 10:00 am - 11:00 pm (760-404-1400)

Flemings--"steaks and seafood, sides and appetizers"--71800 Highway 111
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Friday - Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (760-776-6685)

The Old Spaghetti Factory--71743 Highway 111 (across from The River)
Hours: Monday - Thursday, Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. –10:00 p.m.; Happy Hour, Monday - Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Phone: (760) 341-5600

P.F. Chang's China Bistro--71800 Hwy. 111
Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner. (760-776-4912)

The Yard House--"known for its extensive menu, classic rock music, and world's largest selection of draft beer"--71800 Highway 111
Hours: Open 11:00 a.m. daily; food ends at 11:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 1:00 a.m. Friday - Saturday; Happy hours, Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday - Wednesday, 10:00 p.m. - Close
(760-779-1415)

Thai Smile--"authentic Royal Thai and Malaysian" cuisine--73725 El Paseo
(760) 341-6565
Hours: Open Daily 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Lunch special 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (760) 341-6565

Other Favorites

Cathedral City

Don and Sweet Sue's--diner fare at reasonable prices--68-955 Ramon Road
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (760-770-2760)

Indian Wells

The Nest--"Continental with American Style"--75188 Hwy. 111
Hours: 5 p.m. - late; Piano Bar Live Music Open Nightly at 7:00 p.m.; reservations suggested. (760-346-2314)

Palm Desert

Mitch's on El Paseo--"prime seafod," sushi, and steak--73951 El Paseo (in the former Augusta's location)
Hours: Every day, 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Reservations suggested; On-line reservations available. (760-779-9200)

Backstreet Bistro-- "Where Friends Meet Friends"-- 72820 El Paseo, Palm Desert (behind Staples)
Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner, and for breakfast on weekends; reservations suggested during the season. (760-346-6393)

Cafe des Beaux Arts--"A French Bistro"--73460 El Paseo, Palm Desert
Hours: Lunch and Dinner Daily; Breakfast, Friday-Monday. (760-346-0669)

Cuistot--continental cuisine--72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert (at the intersection of El Paseo and Hwy. 111)
Hours: Lunch, Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; High Top Table Menu, Tuesday - Saturday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.; Dinner, Tuesday-Sunday, 6:00-9:30 p.m. Reservations suggested; online reservations available. (760-340-1000)

Fisherman's Market--"The Fresh Fish Joint"--44250 Town Center Way, Suite C-2 (in Trader Joe's Shopping Center Complex)
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (760-776-6533)
Also in Palm Springs, 235 South Indian Canyon Drive. (760-327-1766)

Islands--burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, tacos, salads, and sides--72-353 Hwy. 111
Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Friday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; also has curbside to go. (760-346-4007)

Le Donne Cucina Italiana--72-624 El Paseo, Palm Desert
Open daily for dinner. Reservations suggested; on-line reservations available; take out available. (760-773-9441)

Sherman's Deli and Bakery--"a kosher-style family restaurant"--73-161 Country Club Dr
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily. (760-568-1350)
Also in Palm Springs, 401 Tahquitz Canyon Way. (760-325-1199)

Tommy Bahama's--"eclectic, tropical fare"--73595 El Paseo (at The Gardens on El Paseo)
Hours: open at 11:00 a.m. for lunch and dinner daily; Island Time 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Reservations suggested; on-line reservations available. (760-836-0188)

Sammy's Woodfired Pizza--Pizza, Pasta, Tapas, Salads, Soups--73-595 El Paseo (at The Gardens of El Paseo);
Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Friday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.;on-line ordering available
(760-836-0500)

Palm Springs

Blue Coyote Grill--"Southwestern and authentic Mexican cuisine"--445 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Hours: Lunch, every day, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Happy Hour Menu, 4:00 - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday in the bar area only; Dinner Menu, Sunday- Thursday, 4:00 - 10:00 p.m., Friday - Saturday, 4:00 -11:00 p.m. Reservations suggested; on-line reservations available. (760-327-1196)

Fisherman's Market--"The Fresh Fish Joint"--235 South Indian Canyon Drive
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (760-327-1766)
Also in Palm Desert, 44250 Town Center Way, Suite C-2 (in Trader Joe's Shopping Center Complex). (760-776-6533)

Johannes--"World Cuisine with Austrian and Asian Influences"--196 South Indian Canyon Drive Palm Springs
Reservations and drop-ins welcome; on-line reservations available. Take-out available. (760) 778-0017

John Henry's--a wide, varied, and eclectic menu--1785 East Tahquitz Canyon Way Palm Springs
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Reservations suggested. (760) 327-7667

Kalura Trattoria--Mediterrenean and Italian salads, pastas, pizzas, fish, and meat dishes--124 South Palm Canyon Drive
Hours: Open every day from 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Reservations suggested. (760-323-4728)

Sherman's Deli and Bakery--"a kosher-style family restaurant"--401 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily. (760) 325-1199
Also in Palm Desert, 73-161 Country Club Drive (760-568-1350)

Tyler's Burgers--hamburgers, sandwiches, soups--149 S. Indian Canyon Drive (in the historic Plaza)
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Does not accept reservations. Take-out available. (760-325-2990)

Rancho Mirage

Shanghai Inn Chinese Cuisine--40101 Monterey Ave., A-3, Rancho Mirage (in the Albertson's Shopping Center); Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; (760-568-5812)

Si Bon--Belgian Bistro--40101 Monterey Avenue, Suite E5 (in the Albertson's Shopping Center); Hours: Daily 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; (760-837-0011)

Other Sites with Restaurant Listings

Dine Rancho Mirage

Palm Desert Dining Guide

Palm Springs Visitors Center Restaurant List


                                              

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Last updated 02/06/2017