Guide to Palm Springs

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Where To Eat continued……

King’s Highway @ the Ace Hotel
701 East Palm Canyon Drive
1.760.325.9900
http://www.acehotel.com/palmsprings

This former Howard Johnson’s turned hipster-diner is located in the Ace Hotel, and serves up delicious gourmet diner fare until 3am. One of my favorite spots for brunch.

Palm Springs Koffi
515 North Palm Canyon Drive (corner of Alejo)
1.760.416.2244

South Palm Springs Koffi
1700 South Camino Real (on the corner of East Palm Canyon Drive)
1.760.322.7776
http://www.kofficoffee.com/

Their 5:30 am opening is a blessing for those with jet-lag. There’s not much of an atmosphere, but they’ve got all your morning requirements–fresh teas, coffees, muffins, the world’s most delicious iced-tea, and room to lounge and read the paper. Those staying near North Palm Canyon Drive should opt for the branch on 515 North Palm Canyon Road, while those near South Palm Canyon Road, should head to 1700 South Camino Real (on the corner of East Palm Canyon Drive). Free Wi-Fi here too.

Sherman’s Deli
401 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
1.760.325.1199
http://www.shermansdeli.com

A New York-style Jewish Deli that’s been a landmark in Palm Springs since it opened in 1953. The decor is more ’80s than ’50s, but the food is on par with New York’s best. 

Melvyn’s @ the Ingleside Inn
200 W Ramon Rd
1.760.325.2323
http://www.inglesideinn.com/melvyns_restaurant.html

Holy sweet jesus…..I am thankful everyday that a restaurant like this still exists. It is all the rat-pack era, old Hollywood glamour one could hope for—leather banquets, a menu that includes Steak Diane and Pineapple Chicken (dishes that were ubiquitous on menus from the 1950s but virtually non-existent today), waiters in black tie, and a piano bar + lounge. Prices are steep, so if you’d rather not spend a killing on dinner, at least go for a drink at the bar. Fans of Mad Men should not miss this place.

Citron @ the Viceroy
415 South Belardo Road
1.760.320.4117 / 1.800.670.6184
http://www.viceroypalmsprings.com/

Citron is split between its gorgeous yellow & white interior restaurant, and the outside pool area of the trendy + beautifully lit Viceroy hotel. Expect to pay the slightly higher hotel prices for food that wavers between delicious and divine. I’d recommend the buttermilk marinated jidori chicken and parmesan truffle fries.

Mister Parker’s @ the Parker Hotel
4200 East Palm Canyon Drive
1.760.770.5000
http://www.theparkerpalmsprings.com/dine/mister-parkers.php

Make sure to peak into Mister Park’s Restaurant just off the lobby of the Parker Hotel. The prices are extortionate for the quality and quantity of food, and I will never dine here again after receiving a $300 check for two people. That said, it’s worth having a look, as well as touring the grounds of the hotel.

Lulu California Bistro
200 South Palm Canyon Drive
1.760.327.5858
http://lulupalmsprings.com

Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs (on the touristy strip), this restaurant is Enormous. Huge. Gigantic. And has a ridiculously large menu filled with every kind of comfort food you can think of. It serves better-than-average breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night cocktails, but given the sheer size of the place, I imagine it turns into a bit of a nightclub once the sun sets. 

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