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Diners' Choice: Good for groups restaurants in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for groups in Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Mikado at Desert Springs JW Marriott restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2157)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
The ancient tradition of the Samurai lives on at Mikado where knife-twirling chefs use fire and steam to create a mouth watering menu of steak, chicken and seafood delights. The highlight of the experience is the dazzling talents of your chef as he expertly chops, juggles, jokes and prepares an incredible meal right before your eyes. While you are led to your table through our private Japanese garden, notice the Koi swimming below and the sound of cascading waterfalls.

Mikado at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is known throughout the Coachella Valley and Southern California as the leader in authentic Teppan-Yaki Dining.

But it doesn’t stop there! East meets West at the ultimate sushi bar where you can relax and enjoy the freshest foods and a signature martini or sake. Celebrate an intimate gathering or a private function up to 140 guests at Mikado where the food is the show! Arigato!

"Please note that Mikado Restaurant reservations are not inclusive of a boat tour."

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great experience food and service was amazing! Strongly recommended
A photo of The Tropicale restaurant
4.7
4.7 (10084)
$31 to $50
Californian
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
A chic and sophisticated décor provides the setting for our distinctive "world cuisine", a provocative mix of zesty influences that creates a delightful dining experience in Palm Springs, California. Plush high-backed semicircular banquettes surround our dining room and offer comfortable and private seating. The cuisine has a light, exotic feel with an emphasis on Pacific Rim specialties, from Chilean Sea Bass baked in Banana Leaves or Kahlua-Barbecued Pork Chops to all sorts of tasty tapas, salads, wood-fired pizzas, and desserts. The Coral Seas Lounge, a hip mid-century style bar is lined with sexy black leather bar-stools and is reminiscent of the upbeat lounges of old Palm Springs. It wraps around the dining room and leads outside to a lush, tropical, 2000 square foot dining patio where a variety of specialty cocktails and old-school favorites are mixed - an ideal place where friends gather and martinis are sipped under the starlit desert sky.
Top review
AgnesMvip
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent in all ways. One of the best restaurants in Palm Springs.
A photo of Riccio's Steak & Seafood restaurant
4.6
4.6 (766)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
For three decades the name Riccio has been synonymous with fine dining in the desert. Richard and Patricia Riccio set the bar for outstanding Italian cuisine 40 years ago when they opened the original Riccio’s in uptown Palm Springs. Two of their sons, eager to carry on the family tradition, last spring unveiled Riccio’s Steak and Seafood with a new menu concept in a higher profile location downtown. Service and personal attention have been the Riccio’s hallmark and they pledge to continue this tradition.

For the casual diner, Riccio’s offers a relaxed patio presentation for watching downtown Palm Springs unfold while sampling their intriguing, seasonally changing menu. Riccio’s bar faces lively Palm Canyon Drive, and picture windows frame a sculptural fountain.

The desert's top steak and seafood restaurant. Come taste why over 40 years of customers keep coming back to this downtown landmark.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Always consistent and delicious. From the cocktails to the starter to the pasta and dessert; everything is perfectly prepared and tasty and delicious. Service is always spot on, courteous, friendly and welcoming.
A photo of Churrasco Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (105)
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
Churrasco treats guests to an unforgettable Brazilian steakhouse experience through our chef-driven cuisine, world-class full bar, and unparalleled hospitality. At Churrasco, guests are surrounded in an energetic and luxurious atmosphere.

The Brazilian “Churrasco” has been a tradition for generations in Southern Brazil, where Gauchos (Brazilian cowboys) pierced large pieces of meat and slowly grilled them over open-flamed pits. Churrasco Brazilian Steakhouse carries on the churrasco tradition with rodizio (all you can eat) dining where you can enjoy 15 all you can enjoy meats (including beef, chicken, pork, lamb and sausage, all slowly spin-roasted, preserving their natural flavors and textures and sliced tableside) and a fresh market table with sides and salads all for one set price. It’s an experience you and your guests will never forget, and the high-quality food and exceptional service will have you coming back for more. We can’t wait to serve you!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
The service was amazing! Also, the manager/host came to do an “end of the meal check”. That was very nice of her. We will go back for sure.
A photo of Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse restaurant
4.4
4.4 (970)
$31 to $50
Brewery
Rancho Mirage
About the restaurant
WE'RE ALL ABOUT THE TASTE.
Babe's BBQ and Brewery, centrally located at The River, opened its famous doors in 2002, the dream come true of founder Don Callender (yes, that Callender), Today, Babe's BBQ and Brewery is a successful testament to his vision.

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE IT IN COACHELLA VALLEY.
That's why folks come from Orange County, San Diego and all over the world whenever they're in town. And why locals choose Babe's as their favorite, all-season hangout for dinner and a movie
or shopping, Happy Hour and definitely for Monday Beer Appreciation Day. There are franchises galore you can visit anytime. But there's only one Babe's.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
It was so good. The service and the food was in a very high quality.
A photo of Babaloo Lounge restaurant
4.4
4.4 (324)
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
We are a gastropub specializing in Cuban and Peruvian flavors. While still adhering to age old family recipes, we strive to be innovative and open minded, just as our ancestors were when these flavors were first imagined. Here at BaBaLoo, we want to take on this multicultural challenge by providing the most authentic dining experience that Lake Havasu City and Palm Desert have to offer. Cuba and Peru are rich in history, and nothing tells that tale better than their diverse flavor combinations. We take ideas from cuisines around the world; Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Caribbean, and African flavors have heavily influenced Cuban and Peruvian food throughout history.


Top review
JiniMvip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Ian was amazing and Eric was excellent on the piano. The spicy cucumber jalapeño margarita was delicious!
A photo of Boozehounds restaurant
4.3
4.3 (146)
$31 to $50
Californian
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
Boozehounds Palm Springs was established in 2020 and has served as a go-to restaurant for dog owners from LA, San Diego, Coachella Valley, and beyond.
Boozehounds was started by three friends for one simple reason… they loved dogs and dreamed of owning a place where people could take their pups, enjoy an awesome cocktail or fab meal, and socialize in style. Making sure the pup was the real VIP of course! Choose from the sexy and stylish dining room and lounge facing the gorgeous San Jacinto mountains, dine in the open-air atrium, or enjoy the picturesque vacation vibes at the cabana bar and patio. Who doesn’t love a little mai tai moment?
Both the Atrium and Patio are dog-friendly zones and offer water bowls and a pup-friendly menu. Please note all indoor spaces are human only.
Michelin Guide Restauarant 3 years in a row, and recently nominated best drag show 2023 by GED

Top review
RoyC
Dined 5 days ago
Great ambience and service. Interesting menu. Will go again.
A photo of Twenty6 restaurant
4.2
4.2 (958)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
La Quinta
About the restaurant
When Walter Morgan first opened the La Quinta Hotel in 1926, his dream was to provide a welcoming desert escape for his friends and family. Throughout the ensuing decades, that dream has blossomed, and today TWENTY6 sits at the heart of La Quinta Resort providing the time-honored hospitality that Mr. Morgan so loved. Our focus is chef-driven modern American cuisine, using local, sustainable sources whenever possible. Our passion is providing exceptional service, our hallmark since 1926.


Top review
BetsyG
Dined 4 days ago
It was our first visit to Twenty6, and we wanted to take a visiting family member to a nice lunch even though we weren't staying at the resort (locals). It was a great escape from the outdoor heat, nice crowd sitting at the bar and tables/decor was exactly what we were looking for. The staff was very pleasant, attentive and food and cocktails were top notch! We enjoyed margaritas and a smoked old fashioned, and the salads and flatbread pizza was divine. We will be back, thank you for a truly enjoyable luncheon!
A photo of GiGi’s Palm Springs restaurant
4.2
4.2 (688)
$31 to $50
American
Palm Springs
About the restaurant
GiGi’s Restaurant & Lounge is a desert-inspired, Modern American restaurant, serving creative farm-to-table fare with a commitment to the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

The menu includes items such as Truffle Portobello Fries with garlic and parmesan and Mignon Surf with filet mignon cubes, jumbo shrimp, roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables and au poivre sauce.

The Indoor and Outdoor Spaces combine flowing dining spaces with a large Indoor/Outdoor Bar, Lounge, and Firepit Cocktail area, serving elevated and reimagined classic cocktails with a worldly flair. Our space is a sophisticated, high energy dining environment, featuring various live music performances, Rotating DJ’s and more, in GiGi’s Poolside Garden at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains.

Top review
MichaelS
Dined 6 days ago
A very quiet brunch as we were one of only 3 tables filled this particular morning. Food was very good. Ambiance was unique but very quiet this day.
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Rancho Mirage restaurant
4.2
4.2 (97)
$30 and under
American
Palm Desert
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster's has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we've got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we're stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great family place, good service, decent food. Be prepared for the noice level. It is loud.
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