December Late-Night Bites

Enjoy a late dinner or appetizer to cap a great evening celebrating the holidays. Many restaurants and bars serve food well into the night and the wee hours of the morning. Here are some places that cater to late-night diners:

The 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro. Choose from an abundant selection of wines from around the world to complement a menu designed for discerning palates. The kitchen is open until 1 a.m. daily. 73101 Hwy. 111, Palm Desert. 760-837-9600;  

Dickie O’Neal’s. This Irish-American-inspired full-service restaurant and drinking spot at the north end of Palm Springs serves authentic Irish meals. The kitchen is open until midnight Sun-Thurs., 1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. 2155 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-325-2600;

El Jefe.  El Jefe at The Saguaro Palm Springs offers diverse Mexican street food in a small-plate format and more than 100 tequilas and mescals. The kitchen is open until midnight Fri.-Sat. and 11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. 1800 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-322-1900;

King’s Highway. Located in a restored Denny’s, King’s Highway at Ace Hotel & Swim Club serves fresh California cuisine using local, organic, and artisanal products. The kitchen is open until 1 a.m. Sun.-Thurs. and 3 a.m. Fri-Sat. 701 E. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-325-9900;

Lulu California Bistro/Acqua Pazza. Dine late into the night at always-busy Lulu located on bustling Palm Canyon Dr. Lulu’s kitchen is open until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. Sister restaurant Acqua Pazza offers a similar vibe at The River; its kitchen is open until 11 p.m. Fri-Sat., 10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs. Lulu California Bistro, 200 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-327-5858; Acqua Pazza, 71800 Hwy. 111, Ste. A167, Rancho Mirage. 760-862-9800;

The Nest. OpenTable rated this restaurant in the top 100 late-night dining establishments in the country. One of the valley’s favorite spots, The Nest has been around since 1965. Enjoy continental classic and contemporary entrées and live music nightly. The kitchen is open until 11:30 p.m. 75188 Hwy. 111, Indian Wells. 760-346-2314;

Village Pub Bar & Grill. Dance the night away to live music at Village Pub, and then refuel with a delightfully varied menu that includes appetizers, salads, steaks, and pizzas. The kitchen is open until 2 a.m. daily. 266 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs. 760-323-3265;

Yard House. Located at The River at Rancho Mirage, this drinking, eating, and sports-viewing venue offers an extensive menu of American fusion cuisine, including more than 130 items. The kitchen is open until 11:30 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 1 a.m. Fri.-Sat. 71800 Hwy. 111, Rancho Mirage. 760-779-1415;

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