Creamy risotto, crisp veggies, and downy-soft mashed potatoes are no match for the magnificent sizzle and flavor of a pan-seared or grilled steak. From rotund porterhouses to petite filet mignons, steak is no longer a blue-collar treat. It’s now a culinary staple for those brave enough to order it … just the way they want it.
Take Sullivan’s Steakhouse: This award-winning restaurant infuses the simple flavors of a backyard barbecue into its trendy cuisine. Start your meal with an order of deviled eggs or jumbo shrimp cocktail. Leave room for a bone-in KC strip steak, or flavorful lamb chops. Adventurers, top your meal with gooey and delectable dessert like Bananas Foster bread pudding or warm chocolate cake.
73505 El Paseo, Ste. 2600, Palm Desert.
LG’s Prime Steakhouse has something visitors to Coachella Valley crave: great taste and exclusivity. With nine different cuts of prime steaks, you’ll always get a steak that cooks up tender and juicy. Order yours with a delicious side, like a Caesar salad or better — steaming hot king crab legs. Reserve your table at LG’s online in either of its convenient locations in La Quinta or Palm Springs.
255 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
They’re firing up the grill at Prime Chop House, just waiting to take your order. Chop House Palm Springs is an award-winning restaurant and wine cellar. Devour choice cuts of beef, chicken, or fish. Perfectly prepared sides also await you. Food this good requires concentration, so get ready to be busy for a while.
262 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.
Come for happy hour; stay for the beef at Flemings PRIME Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Rancho Mirage’s premier bar and grill serves steaks prepared by Executive Chef Russell Skall, much to the delight of foodies. Fall in love with the porcini-rubbed filet mignon served with center cut, grilled high-country asparagus spears and Gorgonzola cream sauce. For a rustic dining experience, try Flemings’ double thick pork rib chop, plated with
julienned apples and jicama, and topped with apple cider and creole mustard glaze.
71800 Hwy. 111, Rancho Mirage.
Morton’s Steakhouse is a cool place to see and be seen. Hollywood legends like Johnny Carson and Bob Hope were no strangers to Morton’s delicious charms. But now a new generation led by stars Mark Wahlberg, Melissa McCarthy, and Katy Perry feast on baked five-onion soup, Cajun ribeye, and stacked prime New York strip.
74880 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House serves locally sourced produce and delectable side dishes like sautéed mushrooms, shoestring fries, and broiled tomatoes. The restaurant is also known for its prime-cut steaks. Pop a statin then feast on the biggest slab of beef your tummy can handle. Choose from the filet, petite filet, ribeye, or cowboy ribeye.
74740 Hwy. 111, Palm Desert.
Mastro’s Steakhouse in Palm Desert is an elegant way to enjoy a national pastime. Steak and potatoes can be incredibly conventional, but Mastro’s infuses the sartorial vibe of El Paseo into its dining experience. Meet your party at the luminescent bar for a top-shelf aperitif. Head to your table and crunch into a crispy iceberg lettuce wedge salad before placing an order for a mouthwatering steak — grilled to perfection.
73405 El Paseo, #120, Palm Desert.
Explore Tahquitz Canyon by day then make a beeline for Riccio’s Steak, Seafood & Pasta at night. Spouses will relish gazing into each others’ eyes while dining on the romantic patio. Indulge in scampi to start, before working your way to a petite filet with a mouthwatering sear on it. Try yours with a Greek salad.
495 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs.