DISH CREATIVE CUISINE
This foodie favorite built a cult following when it debuted in a Cathedral City strip mall in 2012, thanks to chef-owner Joane Garcia Colson’s innovative menu items like savory doughnuts and a focus on creating experiences rather than just meals. Along with Chef Michelle Heinrich, Garcia Colson is now pleasing palates in Dish’s new Uptown Palm Springs location. Familiar dishes are often deconstructed and reimagined for new takes on old favorites, such as the scallops and Israeli couscous with a grapefruit shallot reduction and the coq au vin. The new location includes a private chef’s room and a bar with craft cocktails and happy hour.
1107 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.
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PLATE | GLASS
Boasting “savory beginnings and happy endings,” this modern second-story restaurant with breathtaking views features Chef Robert Wepplo’s signature American cuisine with Italian and French influences. Menu favorites include the skewer selection (chicken, tenderloin, and Mexican white shrimp) and the Cowboy Melt (steak, cheddar cheese, spinach, and mushroom with horseradish aioli), while desserts like the La Bête Noir or the Vanilla Cream with Banana Brûlée are always a must.
301 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
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Fans of the farm-fresh brunch and lunch offerings at Farm in La Plaza can now enjoy owner Gabrielle Oliva’s signature style after hours, thanks to the recent opening of her new bar, Hester. Here, guests can sip on handcrafted cocktails and a rotating selection of spirits served with hand-chipped ice while jazz and blues tunes invite you to settle into this intimate, speakeasy-inspired lounge.
188 S. Indian Canyon Road, Palm Springs
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CHILL LOUNGE AND VIDEO BAR
There’s a new kid on the Arenas block, and its name is Chill. Formerly the Rainbow Bar and Grill, Chill Lounge is the latest addition to Palm Springs’ hot spot for gay bars. The expansive bar offers plenty of space for those looking to chat, make new friends, or enjoy the music videos playing on the large flat-screen TVs above. Chill Lounge’s modern interior design and outdoor space make it a top pick for those looking for a place to chill after dark.
217 E. Arenas Road, Palm Springs