Palm Desert Dining

Discover the Best Restaurants in the Palm Springs Desert

Foodies! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience some of the best restaurants the Valley has to offer. Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week is the perfect time to visit your favorite restaurant or try something new, as chefs prepare delicious 3 courses meals for your dining pleasure at special pricing, along with valley wide discounts for rooms with a unique opportunity to explore the Coachella Valley. Eat, See, Stay: Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

From desert casual to your finest outfit, Palm Desert dining offers more than 150 restaurants to suit every occasion and taste. The staff at Shadow Mountain Resort recommends the following restaurants, not only for their close proximity to our hotel, but also for the atmosphere, quality of food, and service – some of the best in Southern California. These and other fabulous restaurants are located along El Paseo, just a few short blocks from the resort.

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Can’t decide where to eat? Join Desert Tasty Tours, a walking food tour along El Paseo and sample six different restaurants/specialty shops during this 3-hour tour. In addition to sampling a variety of foods, learn about the art, history, and culture of Palm Desert and the surrounding area. Tours are held Wednesdays – Saturdays, October through April.

Hotel guests, we hope you will use this guide to sample some of these and other great Palm Desert area restaurants.

The Gardens on El Paseo

73-545 El Paseo,
Palm Desert CA 92260

The newly renovated outdoor mall features a variety of retail favorites such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany, Coach, Cole Haan, and Eileen Fisher, among others and unique dining options such as Wilma & Frieda, Tommy Bahama’s, Pacifica Seafood and Sullivans Steakhouse.

Desert Tasty Tours

Food Samples Tray

Take your taste buds for a trip with Tasty Tours! You’ll spend three hours walking just one mile to sample seven of Palm Springs Best Treats. Join the public tour or book a private tour for your family and friends.

Wilma & Frieda

Stawberry Spinach Salad

Wilma & Frieda’s is well known for their comfort food, served up with a twist. Try their think sliced meatloaf with eggs on top. They also have great salads, like their strawberry spinach salad.

Pastry Swan Fix

Croissant Sandwich with Salad and Iced Tea

Pastry Swan Bakery’s Fix specializes in custom cakes and pastries. Stop by in the morning for freshly brewed coffee or a sandwich at lunch. They offer live music on weekend evenings.

Jillian’s

Scallops with Corn and a Glass of Wine

Jillian’s Fine Dining serves up delectable dishes in an ambient atmosphere with white linens, flowers and plenty of wine. The head chef spend a great deal of time ensuring the menu is always fresh and inspiring.

Thai Smile

Chicken Pad Thai Dish

Stop by Thai Smile of Rancho Mirage for some easy, classic Thai food. Their Shrimp Curry is delicious and we also love their fried rice.