Readers Choice 2007

The Best of The Best



You picked ’em! A survey of Palm Springs Life subscribers reveals the most popular local attractions, restaurants, spas, festivals, golf courses, galleries, nightclubs, first-date locations, and more!

MARTINI BAR — The Falls, Palm Springs
Runners up: Bing Crosby’s Restaurant and Piano Lounge, The Falls (La Quinta), Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Citron at Viceroy Palm Springs, and Melvyn’s at Ingleside Inn

VODKA SELECTION — Pacifica Seafood Restaurant
Runners up: The Falls, Palm Springs, and Melvyn’s

WINE LIST — LG’s Steakhouse
Runners up: Castelli’s, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Rattlesnake, Cork Tree

MARGARITA — Las Casuelas, Palm Springs
Runner up: Don Diego’s

NIGHTCLUB — Toucan’s Tiki Lounge
Runners up: Costa’s and Buddy Greco’s Dinner Club

SINGLES BAR — Toucan’s Tiki Lounge
Runner up: Sullivan’s Steakhouse

COFFEEHOUSE — Starbucks, Palm Springs
Runner up: Koffi

BARBECUE RESTAURANT — Babes (at the River)
Runners up: Tony Roma’s and Tootie’s

ITALIAN RESTAURANT — Tie: Mario’s La Quinta and Castelli’s
Runners up: Ristorante Mamma Gina and Sirocco

CHINESE RESTAURANT — Tie: Wang’s in the Desert and P.F. Chang’s
Runners up: City Wok and Canton Bistro

MEXICAN RESTAURANT — Las Casuelas, Palm Springs
Runners up: El Mirasol, Guillermo’s, and Don Diego’s

RESTAURANT FOR VEGETARIANS — Veggie Tea House
Runners up: Native Foods and Luscious Lorraine’s

FRENCH RESTAURANT — Le Vallauris
Runner up: Cuistot

ALFRESCO DINING — Spencer’s at the Mountain
Runners up: Las Casuelas (original) and Augusta Restaurant

UNDISCOVERED RESTAURANT — Tie: Rosamarillo’s (Indio) and Café Scandia (Palm Springs)
Runner up: Vicky’s of Santa Fe

STEAKHOUSE — LG’s Steakhouse, La Quinta
Runners up: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Chop House Palm Desert, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Sullivan’s Steakhouse

POWER LUNCH — Spencer’s at the Mountain
Runners up: Augusta Restaurant and Tommy Bahama’s

PRO SPORTS EVENT — Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
Runners up: Pacific Life Open and Kraft Nabisco Championship

GOLF PRO SHOP — Lumpy’s Discount Golf & Tennis
Runner up: Pete Carlson’s

SHOE STORE — Robert’s Fine Shoes
Runners up: DSW Shoe Warehouse, J. Stevens, E.&J.’s Designer Shoe Outlet, and Snookie Footsie

SPORTS BAR — Beer Hunter, La Quinta
Runners up: The Yard House and Beer Hunter, Cathedral City

HIKING TRAIL — Tie: Bump and Grind and Indian Canyons
Runner up: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

CATERER — Crayons

FACIAL — La Quinta Resort & Club SPA La Quinta Resort & Club
Runners up: Spa Desert Springs and Two Bunch Palms

ANTIQUE SHOP — Maison Felice

SUSHI BAR — Okura Robata Grill
Runner up: Maki Maki

VINTAGE HOME FURNISHINGS STORE — Estate Sale Co.

CONSIGNMENT STORE — Estate Sale Co.
Runner up: Angel View Thrift Mart

LOCAL TV NEWS STATION — Tie: CBS-2 and KESQ-3
Runner up: KMIR-6

MOVIE THEATER — Century, The River at Rancho Mirage
Runner up: Camelot Theatres

ART GALLERY — Coda Gallery
Runners up: Imago Galleries, Edenhurst Gallery, Denise Roberge

ART/MUSIC FESTIVAL — La Quinta Arts Festival
Runner up: Indian Wells Art Festival

PRIVATE CHEF — Russ Olden

PEOPLE WATCHING SPOT — Palm Canyon Drive
Runners up: El Paseo and The River at Rancho Mirage

PLACE TO SPOT A CELEBRITY — El Paseo
Runners up: Melvyn’s, Viceroy Palm Springs, and Parker Palm Springs

PUBLIC GOLF COURSE — Desert Willow Golf Resort
Runners up: SilverRock Resort, Cathedral Canyon Country Club, and Indian Canyon Country Club

PRIVATE GOLF COURSE — Bighorn Golf Club
Runners up: The Hideaway, The Vintage Club, The Reserve, The Quarry, and Mission Hills Country Club

HOTEL/INN — La Quinta Resort & Club
Runner up: Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa

SCENIC DRIVE — Highway 74
Runner up: Joshua Tree National Park

DOGGIE DAY CARE — The Grand Paw

TOURIST ATTRACTION — Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Runner up: The Living Desert

FIRST-DATE LOCATION — Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Runners up: Downtown Palm Springs, El Paseo Art Walk

FLORIST — Jensen’s
Runners up: Palm Springs Florist and Rancho Mirage Florist

DOG PARK — Palm Springs Dog Park
Runner up: Palm Desert Dog Park

FITNESS CLUB — Tie: Curves, La Quinta, and World Gym, Palm Springs
Runner up: 24 Hour Fitness

COSMETICS COUNTER — Saks Fifth Avenue
Runners up: Macy’s and Mac

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