Bernie's Lounge and Supper Club Harkens to Palm Springs Traditions

Dining experience gives a sense of escapism



The braintrust at Bernie's Lounge and Supper Club includes (from left) Executive Chef Jason Moffitt, General Manager Ellen Spencer, and co-owner Rand Howell.

Photo by Maria Zang

 

Bernie’s Lounge and Supper Club is just one of the new supper club restaurants to make their mark on an old Palm Springs tradition.

Bernie’s has taken over the space once occupied for many years by Davey’s Hideaway.

Upon entering Bernie’s, you’ll find yourself in a semi- time warp, from the friendly greeting at the door, to the live entertainment belting out Rat Pack favorites, to the signature drinks (Texas Mules) and dishes (Bone Marrow appetizer).

 

VIDEO: Hear from owner Rand Howell on recapturing the old Palm Springs.

 

Owners Rand Howell and Geoff McIntosh planned it that way. They believe their custom touches and upscale menu offer a unique change to the traditional version of supper club dining.

“We wanted to create a place where you can expect a movie star to walk in at any moment,” says Howell.

And, in fact, there have been movie star sightings, from Johnny Depp to Lilly Tomlin, both known to casually take up seats at the bar and soak up the unique vibe, along with a bit of old Palm Springs nostalgia.

See related story: Melvyn's Restaurant, The Purple Room Ride Resurgence

Like what you're reading? Then "Like" us on Facebook and "follow" us on Twitter.

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Desert Guide
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

La Quinta Artist Creates Colorful Splash for Southwest Arts Festival Poster

Dennis Nagatani’s cascade of colors falling from different directions will be the eye-catching cover for the 29th Annual Southwest Arts Festival, Jan. 23-25, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse Earns National Ranking

Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage serves one of the top-10 ranked Belgium pale ales in the country, according to Beerinfo.com.

Jack Nicklaus: 'Average Golfer Can't Relate to Today's Pro'

To close out 2014, the great Jack Nicklaus visited Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells to tour and touch-up design elements for ongoing construction of the final eight holes of the club's North Course.

Alcazar Palm Springs Offers Close Retreat for Film Festival Attendees

Need a place to stay for a night or two while you take in a day or two of movies at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival?

10 Places to Dine on New Year's Eve in Greater Palm Springs

If you are still looking for a place to usher in 2015, whether it's simply a nice meal out or a complete package of food, drinks and entertainment, check out these options in the Greater Palm Springs area.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions + Contests

Fashionista Friends

Fashionista Friends

Experience the glitz and glamour of Fashion Week El Paseo 2015.
2014/15 Best of the Best

2014/15 Best of the Best

Palm Springs Life’s annual Best of the Best. Readers tell us who their choice is for the “Best of the Best” of the Coachella Valley in over 40 categories.
GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

Food + Wine Festival Grand Experience

Food + Wine Festival Grand Experience

Enter for a Chance to Win a Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert 2015 Grand Experience
Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Edit ModuleShow Tags