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Spencer’s Restaurant: Set at the historic Palm Springs Tennis Club with a whimsically lit patio, Spencer’s offers an elegant yet comfortable place to nosh on everything from a Black Angus filet mignon for dinner to a loaded Benedict for brunch.
Trilussa Ristorante: Enjoy a Lady and the Tramp moment at this popular restaurant. With fresh twists on classic Italian dishes (like vegan sausage with zoodles) alongside the classics, it’s a dining experience that combines tradition with innovation.
Desert Island Country Club: Sample oysters, sea bream crudo, and other delectable bites at Desert Island’s restaurant, The Penney, where ingredients are king. The stylish space boasts views of the 18-hole golf course, which was private since the 1970s but opened to the public in 2022.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood: The refined atmosphere at Eddie V’s pairs with excellent service, live jazz music, and a menu of exquisite seafood, prime steak, and artfully mixed libations.
Vicky’s of Santa Fe: Enjoy a wide selection of wine, beer, cocktails, steaks, and fine seafood at this adobe-style hotspot on Highway 111. For your final course, decide between classics such as homemade apple pie, chocolate layer cake, and tiramisu.
Lavender Bistro: Fine dining doesn’t have to take place in a stuffy dining room. This restaurant pairs its elevated dining experience with an elegant string-lit patio beneath a canopy of trees. It’s an exceptional backdrop for a special occasion.
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino: At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, you can have it all: a day on the golf course followed by a swim, a fancy steak dinner at The Bistro, and a signature hot fudge sundae at Lique. Before you head home, visit Splurge, where you can spend your casino winnings on a memento to commemorate the trip.