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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Arnold Palmer's Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4484)
$31 to $50
American
La Quinta
About the restaurant
Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant features Progressive American cuisine, including fresh seafood, steaks, and some of Arnie’s great comfort foods. This one-of-a-kind restaurant features many indoor dining options, including multiple private rooms, a beautiful bar and lounge, and an impressive wine room that houses 2,500 bottles with a large table for special events up to 20 guests. The extensive newly remodeled patio (awarded 2022 top 100 outdoor dining restaurants in the country by open table diners) offers live entertainment every night featuring Mark Linford with stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and breathtaking landscape.
Top review
Jolee
Dined 3 days ago
Beautiful setting on the patio! Service was great and very accommodating to my special requests. We’ll be back!
A photo of The Bistro - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1116)
$31 to $50
American
Indio
About the restaurant
A world of flavor, textures and ambiance await you at the Bistro. Start your Bistro experience with a hand-crafted, specialty cocktail at the stunning mahogany bar.

The Bistro specializes in exciting, contemporary fine cuisine including succulent seafood and tantalizing sushi selections. You’ll also enjoy carefully dry-aged on site, hand-carved, premium USDA beef. The Bistro offers an enticing array of salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, sure to impress the most discriminating of palates.

Guests have the option to dine inside with a view of the exhibition kitchen, or outside overlooking palm trees and a beautiful courtyard.

Reservations are recommended.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 8, 2024
We had Sushi, it was excellent! Service was amazing as always!
A photo of DSRT CLUB restaurant
4.8
4.8 (388)
$31 to $50
American
La Quinta
About the restaurant
DSRT CLUB! Another creation brought to you by the owners of RD RNNR. In developing a sister restaurant to RD RNNR, we set out to create a social club atmosphere that drew inspiration from the lore of Desert nostalgia. In our journey through the development of the name and design, we came across a true desert classic in The Desert Club. This vintage establishment was built in the late 1930’s and was closed up in the late 1980’s. With the 1940’s and 1950’s marking the major success of The Desert Club, we then envisioned a restaurant that brought back the swanky essence of those years here in the Desert.

With the intent to restore some vintage ADULT dining to the “cove”, our hope is to establish a feeling of upscale classic that is reminiscent of “nostalgic” Desert vibes. We are focused on offering a great feel in ambiance, amazing food and exceptional service all wrapped in a tight bow.

We look forward to dining with you!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We celebrated my sister’s birthday and we are family of 9 plus the pups. They have an outdoor patio and the ambiance of the place is fantastic. We feel very welcomed and their service is phenomenal. We will definitely coming back!
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4.7
4.7 (8738)
$31 to $50
American
Palm Springs
About the restaurant

Spencer's is an adult-oriented restaurant. We are sorry but we cannot accommodate children under 12 years old. Spencer's features an ambience that embodies the perfect blend of stylish elegance and comfortable informality. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Brunch in our newly expanded indoor dining room or our award winning temperature controlled patio. Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Spencer's offers a popular Palm Springs tradition of culinary excellence featuring a fresh approach to classic American cuisine. Locally voted Best Breakfast, Best Sunday Brunch, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Gluten Free, Best Power Lunch, Best Wine List, Best Chef, Best Caterer and Most Romantic, Spencer's is Palm Springs' "it" place for any occasions.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Michelle our server was most kind and attentive, we had the best experience!
A photo of The Pantry at Holiday House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (75)
$30 and under
American
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
Serving our modern take on classic “Americana” cuisine, The Pantry reinterprets the traditional resort menu using a fusion of new techniques and influences. Highlighting the abundance of fresh ingredients sourced from California and the vibrant Coachella Valley, our menu showcases the rich culinary heritage. From farm-fresh produce to locally sourced meats and artisanal cheeses, every ingredient reflects the essence of our locale.

Executive Chef Shawn Applin graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He eventually moved west and began working at restaurants, including Scala’s Bistro and Seattle’s Flying Fish, where he worked alongside James Beard Award-winning chef Christine Keff, Michael Mina’s RN74, and eventually 84 Yesler.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the resort being Adults Only 21+, we ask that no one under 21 are allowed at the restaurant.

Top review
NancyDvip
Dined on May 7, 2024
Great setting. Staff all very helpful and friendly. Menu is limited but food very good.
A photo of Daily Grill - Palm Desert restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3279)
$30 and under
American
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
Daily Grill introduces a twist on classic dishes for lunch and dinner. Fresh, flavorful American fare is served in the heart of The Shops on El Paseo, making it a favorite dining destination in Palm Desert. Daily Grill features seasonal menus with locally sourced ingredients prepared in a scratch kitchen. Timeless favorites like Chicken Pot Pie and Loaded Mac & Cheese bring back nostalgic memories at the first bite. Creative contemporary dishes like Ahi Tuna Sashimi and Spicy Shrimp & Chicken Pasta will inspire you to explore ever-growing menu selections.
Top review
MikeOvip
Dined 3 days ago
Everyone is so nice here. The food is fantastic and you can’t beat the atmosphere.
A photo of Mountain View Grille at Desert Princess Country Club restaurant
4.6
4.6 (102)
$30 and under
American
Cathedral City
About the restaurant
Dining at the Mountain View Grille is always a memorable experience. Whether you join us for breakfast, a casual lunch or to wine and dine, the service and food are always impeccable. The Mountain View Grille at Desert Princess offers a comfortable ambiance with a full bar, complete with stunning views of an immaculately groomed golf course framed by the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountain ranges. The Mountain View Grille, and the Masters Lounge for smaller gatherings, are great places for banquets, wedding receptions, parties, reunions and meetings.
Sun/Mon/Tue: 7:00am - 3pm
Wed-Sat:7:00am - 7:30pm (Limited Happy Hour menu between 3pm-5pm)
*Happy Hour Drink specials 3pm-5pm Wed-Sat!
*Breakfast served until 11am daily.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
Fish and chips were excellent. We highly recommend.
A photo of The Grill on Main restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1162)
$30 and under
American
La Quinta
About the restaurant
The Grill on Main in La Quinta! Come down to the Grill on Main for an exciting new approach to American fare, featuring fresh cuisine with a lively atmosphere. Our menu features traditional American favorites, seafood, steak, pasta and specialty sandwiches and burgers. We also offer microbrews, full bar and a great wine list. Dine inside or on our relaxing, pet-friendly patio.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Our server was terrific. Food delightful. We had a great time! Would definitley go again.
A photo of La Quinta Cliffhouse restaurant
4.5
4.5 (7632)
$31 to $50
American
La Quinta
About the restaurant
From the moment you approach the La Quinta Cliffhouse you are surrounded by the dramatic sights and sounds of this desert destination. Jutting from a massive rock outcropping above the desert floor the La Quinta Cliffhouse is renowned for its spectacular views across the valley and providing a lively, casual destination to enjoy a menu of American classics with innovative preparations focused on premium steaks and seafood at great prices. The menu highlights vibrant flavors from the valley along with a generous selection of fresh fish and seafood. The wine list has been thoughtfully chosen to complement the food and provide reasonably priced selections including rare and limited bottles.
Top review
sallymvip
Dined 3 days ago
The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Definitely will be back.
A photo of Boulevards Restaurant At Sun City Palm Desert restaurant
4.5
4.5 (570)
$30 and under
American
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
Boulevard's is the perfect gathering place after a round of golf, when you are lounging by the pool or just meeting with family, friends and neighbors.

Enjoy our new menu that includes appetizers, salads, wraps, sandwich, specialties and burgers.

Boulevards does not accept reservations for happy hour. Happy hour is held daily from 1 PM Until 4 PM.
Happy hour is held at the bar, East and West patio, also now in North Room only.
Seating is on a first come seating basis.

Top review
JohnWvip
Dined 3 days ago
My wife had salmon and was very happy with her dinner. It was fried chicken night and it was super as usual. We had a pleasant evening.
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