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Best American Restaurants in Palm Desert

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A photo of Pacifica Seafood Restaurant restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(8653)
Price: Expensive
• American • Palm Desert
Booked 10 times today
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant is renowned for its delectable seafood cuisine, offering a delightful dining experience in Palm Desert. Accolades and positive customer reviews highlight the fine quality of the restaurant's menu. The seafood stew, filled with lobster tail, scallops, and large shrimps, garners particular praise for its flavorful broth. Other favorites include the seared Ahi with shiitake mushroom beurre blanc sauce, and salmon lauded as "to die for." Customers also commend the excellent service, ambiance, and stunning views. Pacifica Seafood's commitment to fresh food, attentive service, and a wonderful dining atmosphere make it highly recommended for seafood lovers.
A photo of The Hideout Kitchen + Bar restaurant
4.1
Excellent(41)
Price: Moderate
• American • Palm Desert
Booked 9 times today
Tucked away at The Gardens on El Paseo, The Hideout kitchen + bar offers flavors and inspirations of American food and drinks with a twist.​Our dining spaces are open and social, creating a versatile neighborhood place for you—and your taste buds—to play. Whether you’re staying for breakfast, grabbing lunch, sitting down for dinner, staying for after-work drinks, or having a weekend brunch, we offer all-day menus for you to explore and enjoy!
A photo of Larkspur Grill at HOTEL PASEO restaurant
4.5
Awesome(512)
Price: Expensive
• American • Palm Desert
Booked 5 times today
Larkspur Grill at HOTEL PASEO has garnered a stellar reputation for its excellent American cuisine and inviting ambience. Customers consistently praise the quality of the food, with items like the 14oz ribeye and the short rib Mac and cheese being highlighted for their superb taste and great value. The dedicated service by staff like Angel, Vincent, and Mateo is consistently recognized, as they go "above and beyond" to ensure a memorable dining experience. Notably, the live music adds a distinctive charm, enhancing the already lively atmosphere. Compliments abound for the overall setting, with it being termed as "modern", "fresh", and "a peaceful pretty place to relax". The unique combination of mouth-watering cuisine, high-quality service, and vibrant atmosphere truly solidifies its standing as a distinguished American cuisine restaurant.
A photo of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Palm Desert restaurant
4.3
Awesome(1738)
Price: Moderate
• American • Palm Desert
Patrons of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in Palm Desert consistently praise the eatery for its exceptional seafood cuisine, as well as its enjoyable ambiance. The food is consistently described as "delicious," "great," "tasty," and "superb," with particular commendation for their "best salmon" dishes and the "fantastic" seafood dishes. Regulars express their satisfaction with the dining experience each week, commending the restaurant's ability to maintain excellent service, food, and drink quality. The restaurant's concern for COVID safety measures, combined with their excellent customer service and delicious Key Lime pie are much appreciated by customers. The ability for customers to comfortably converse without excessively loud music adds to its appeal. It's clear to see why Tommy Bahama's is a must-visit for both locals and visitors.
A photo of Shorebird Palm Desert restaurant
4.1
Excellent(371)
Price: Expensive
• American • Palm Desert
Booked 13 times today
Shorebird Restaurant is a coastal eatery that proudly presents a modern take on classic Americana flavors with influences from traditional seafood and steakhouses. Featuring a wood-fire grill and rotisserie, our signature dishes include Duroc Heritage Pork Chop with Brussels sprouts and brandy-poached apples, Faroe Island’s Salmon Mignon with a cauliflower purée, and Harris Ranch Prime Skirt Steak served with a red chimichurri sauce. For those looking for delicious, shareable plates, our Avocado Fries with a green goddess dressing, Twice Fried Chicken Wings with a chipotle gastrique, or items from our “Raw Bar,” are a great way to start your meal.
A photo of Daily Grill - Palm Desert restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(3313)
Price: Moderate
• American • Palm Desert
Booked 22 times today
Daily Grill - Palm Desert stands as a beacon of exemplary American cuisine. Highly praised by its patrons, it dishes up succulent meals that have been described as "healthy," "delicious," and "outstanding". As per customer reviews, the restaurant's menu features a wide array of American classics such as chicken pot pie, Cobb salad, and meatloaf that are said to be among the best in the country. Moreover, the restaurant also receives commendation for its excellent service, with multiple shout-outs to their accommodating and kind servers. The joyful atmosphere and the dedication towards turning every visit into a special occasion make it a must-visit spot for food lovers. Whether it's the "scrumptious" Manhattan Clam Chowder or the "amazing" spicy shrimp and chicken pasta, this venue seems to never disappoint its guests, repeatedly earning the title of "the favorite go-to place" for many.
A photo of Kitchen 86 restaurant
4.4
Awesome(259)
Price: Expensive
• American • Palm Desert
Booked 7 times today
Kitchen 86 is a beloved fixture in the American cuisine scene, renowned for its exceptional service and high-quality food. Patrons commonly laud their attentive and friendly staff, with phrases such as "excellent service", "attentive servers", and "awesome waiter" frequently appearing in reviews. Kitchen 86 is hailed for its tasty food, with customers praising everything from the brunch and salads to the cocktails and vegan dishes. The restaurant stands out not only for its culinary delights but also for its lively atmosphere, featuring live music and a 'cool vibe'. Whether for a casual lunch or a milestone celebration, Kitchen 86 consistently delivers a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Mole Palm Desert restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(173)
Price: Moderate
• American • Palm Desert
Booked 10 times today
Located at The Shops on El Paseo, Molé brings authentic flavors of Mexico to the community of Palm Desert, CA. We are proud to offer creative dishes made from scratch daily, such as Guaca-crab “jaracho” with diced mango; Colorado lamb shank adobo with ancho chile molé and minted cream; and, of course, molé con pollo made from 32 ingredients. Molé Comida showcases the pinnacle of modern Mexican cuisine by combining traditional recipes with contemporary techniques and presentation. With an unwavering focus on quality and creativity, every dish is a masterpiece that showcases Chef’s passion and skill. The restaurant’s elegant atmosphere, exceptional service, and exquisite cuisine make it a must-visit destination for food lovers seeking a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or indulging in a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, Molé Comida promises to deliver an unforgettable culinary journey.
A photo of The Nest restaurant
4.5
Awesome(3183)
Price: Expensive
• American • Indian Wells
Booked 18 times today
The Nest is a renowned restaurant known for its exceptional Continental cuisine. Guests not only rave about the vibrant atmosphere, but also consistently praise the quality of food and level of service. Signature dishes such as the veal piccata and sole picatta have received rave reviews, with one customer claiming it's the "Best sole piccata in California". The restaurant's ambiance is also frequently mentioned, with visitors remarking on the "fun and vibrant" environment and the excellent live music. The Nest is consistently recognized for its excellence as per the reviews, and consistently delivers a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Grapefruit Basil – Tommy Bahama Miramonte Indian Wells restaurant
4.3
Awesome(401)
Price: Expensive
• American • Indian Wells
Booked 22 times today
Indulge in culinary delights where a flavor-filled journey awaits. Grapefruit Basil is a first-of-its-kind experience uniquely designed for resort guests and desert locals, exclusively at Tommy Bahama Miramonte. Taste the island life as you sip, savor, and indulge in the allure of paradise. Our signature restaurant and bar, Grapefruit Basil features a lively happy hour, and delectable island-inspired menus with al fresco dining on the patio. Our creative menus are inspired by local, on-property ingredients and paired with Tommy Bahama's island-inspired sensibility that will delight your senses from the flavors to the colorful dishes. Life truly is one long weekend at our exclusive Grapefruit Basil Restaurant and Bar.
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