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Dining Out for New Year's Eve
PALM SPRINGS

Besides attending one of the world's 2014 Top 10 Hot Spots for New Year's Eve, what could be better than celebrating the end of the year with a memorable meal? Whether you're looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, we've compiled a list of the best restaurants in Palm Springs to ring in the New Year.

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bluEmber California
13/20
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Resort restaurant celebrating California cuisine. More...

Circa 59 California
13/20
Dining Room at Circa 59, Palm Springs, CA Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Circa 59 is a sexy spot for dining and sipping martinis at the Riviera Palm Springs. More...

Citron French
16/20
Dining Room at Citron, Palm Springs, CA Viceroy Palm Springs
415 S. Belardo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Opt for the poolside patio over the diminutive dining room and savor the innovative, seasonal French cuisine at this classic Palm Springs hotel. More...

Copley's on Palm Canyon Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Copley 621 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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A legendary setting and contemporary menu at this popular Palm Springs restaurant. More...

Cork Tree California
14/20
Dining Room at Cork Tree, Palm Desert, CA Desert Springs Marketplace
74950 Country Club Dr.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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A tantalizing menu and a popular bar scene make this Palm Desert restaurant a destination. More...

Cuistot California
14/20
Dining Room at Cuistot, Palm Desert, CA 72595 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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A menu of classic and contemporary French cuisine appeals to an array of palates. More...

Desert Sage California
14/20
Dining Room at Desert Sage, La Quinta, CA 78085 Avenida La Fonda
La Quinta, CA 92253
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Upscale dining coupled with a lively lounge adds verve to the area’s restaurant scene. More...

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Steakhouse
13/20
The River in Rancho Mirage
71800 Hwy. 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Pair more than 30 wines by the glass with hand-cut, USDA Prime aged beef. More...

The Grove Artisan Kitchen Mediterranean
14/20
Dining Room at The Grove Artisan Kitchen, Indian Wells, CA Miramonte Resort & Spa
45000 Indian Wells Ln.
Indian Wells, CA 92210
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A farm-to-fork philosophy, resort setting and all-day dining lure gourmands to its doorstep day and night. More...

Jackalope Ranch Southwestern
13/20
80400 U.S. Hwy. 111
Indio, CA 92201
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Enjoy low and slow-cooked barbecue, grilled seafood and a long list of other options inside the ever-popular Jackalope Ranch. More...

Jillian's Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Jillian 74-155 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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This chef-owned restaurant has earned a reputation for its menu of European and American fare. More...

Johannes Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Johannes, Palm Springs, CA 196 S. Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Contemporary Austrian dishes are created by chef-owner Johannes Bacher at his Palm Springs restaurant. More...

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano Italian
14/20
Dining Room at La Spiga Ristorante Italiano, Palm Desert, CA 72557 Hwy. 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Take a trip to Tuscany via your palate at this upscale and inviting Italian retreat. More...

Lavender Bistro California
14/20
Dining Room at Lavender Bistro, La Quinta, CA 78073 Calle Barcelona
La Quinta, CA 92253
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This Cal-Med bistro is relaxed and elegant, and offers an adventurous yet affordable menu. More...

Le Vallauris French
14/20
Dining Room at Le Vallauris, Palm Springs, CA 385 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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A meal at this classic French restaurant results in a true dining experience, with the occasional famous face noshing nearby. More...

Lulu California Bistro California
13/20
200 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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There's always a line at this downtown restaurant, where the lengthy menu offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options. More...

Melvyn's Restaurant Continental
12/20
Dining Room at Melvyn Ingleside Inn
200 W. Ramon Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Its continental menu hasn't changed since the Ford Administration, and that's what makes Melvyn's a legendary haunt. More...

Mister Parker's French
13/20
Parker Palm Springs
4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
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This fun and romantic restaurant offers a reliable menu coupled with a Hollywood crowd. More...

Morgan's in the desert Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Morgan La Quinta Resort & Club
49499 Eisenhower Dr.
La Quinta, CA 92253
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Chef Jimmy Schmidt and his culinary team don't disappoint with their seasonal menus and attractive presentations. More...

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, Palm Desert, CA The Garden
73505 El Paseo, Ste. F2608
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Pacifica offers carefully honed classics and imaginative surprises. More...

Pomme Frite Belgian
12/20
256 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Take a culinary journey to the bucolic villages of Belgium and France at this European-style bistro. More...

The Purple Palm Mediterranean
14/20
Dining Room at The Purple Palm, Palm Springs, CA Colony Palms Hotel
572 N. Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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A charming little poolside restaurant offers food that is good enough to match the setting. More...

Roy's Hawaii Regional
14/20
71959 Hwy. 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Tiki torches flank the entry to Roy Yamaguchi's restaurant, which features a seasonal menu and umbrella-laden drinks. More...

Simon Kitchen + Bar American
No Rating
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
150 S. Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

"Rock 'n' Roll Chef" Kerry Simon brings his contemporary versions of comfort food classics to the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. More...

Spencer's American
14/20
Dining Room at Spencer Palm Springs Tennis Club
701 W. Baristo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Spencer's offers the quintessential desert setting for an al fresco breakfast, lunch or dinner. More...

Sullivan's Steakhouse Steakhouse
12/20
The Gardens on El Paseo
73505 El Paseo, Ste. 2600
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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This traditional ’40s-style steakhouse is a desert hot-spot thanks in part to its popularity with vacationing young Hollywood. More...

Trio Restaurant American
13/20
Dining Room at Trio Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA 707 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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This Uptown Design District restaurant features affordable prix-fixe and à la carte menus, plus a toast-worthy daily happy hour. More...

The Tropicale Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge Eclectic
13/20
330 E. Amado Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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The bustling ambience, eclectic menu, and small plates served in the lounge make this a popular rendezvous for locals and visitors. More...

Vicky's of Santa Fe American
11/20
Dining Room at Vicky 45-100 Club Dr
Indian Wells, CA 92210
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Reasonably priced seafood, steaks and chops in a warm, colorful Southwestern-style setting. More...

Wally's Desert Turtle Continental
14/20
Dining Room at Wally 71-775 Hwy. 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Wally's Desert Turtle boasts a loyal clientele who enjoy classic cuisine, professional service and a lengthy wine list. More...

Workshop Kitchen + Bar Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs, CA El Paseo
800 N. Palm Canyon Dr., Ste. G
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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It's all about locally sourced ingredients and handcrafted cocktails at Workshop Kitchen + Bar. More...

Yard House American
12/20
The River
71800 Hwy. 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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A chain restaurant known for draft beers and juicy burgers delivers surprisingly good seafood, steaks and wine. More...

Zin American Bistro American
14/20
Dining Room at Zin American Bistro, Palm Springs, CA 198 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Zin offers simple, robust dishes with enough adventurousness to keep the interest level high. More...

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