Modernism has sparked a revival of cool, retro restaurants beyond Palm Springs’ Uptown District. Here are a few places to sip an icy martini, imbibe a fruity concoction, or indulge in innovative cuisine:
Circa 59 at Riviera Palm Springs. This eatery captures the revival of 1960s glam décor with its red-velvet wallpaper, crystal chandeliers, and deep cushiony booths. Its patio overlooks the resort’s free-form pool and romantic fire pits. Tease your taste buds with the Oysters Gratin Riviera. This dish is a modern take on the classic Oysters Rockefeller, served with Pernod, arugula, and hot pepper flakes on a garlic parmesan buttered toast.
Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs
Lose yourself at Citron at Viceroy Palm Springs. Its iconic lemon-yellow accents and luxurious white armchairs juxtaposed against French MCM white and black décor make this a Hollywood Regency dining experience. Or choose a covered outdoor pavilion by the pool.
Viceroy Palm Springs
415 S. Belardo Rd., Palm Springs
Dinner clubs and cocktail bars that hark to midcentury Miami and Palm Springs inspired The Tropicale Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge. Bask in its tropical setting, generous cocktails, and fusion cuisine.
The Tropicale Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge
330 E. Amado Rd., Palm Springs