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Dining Out for New Year's Eve
PALM SPRINGS

Besides attending one of the world's 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, you'll find the best restaurants in Palm Springs to ring in the New Year.


bluEmber California
13/20
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Menu
In a resort setting, bluEmber offers a seasonal, approachable menu. 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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Mid-century and thoroughly modern, Circa 59's setting, menu and poolside vibes live up to the hype. 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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Hollywood plays a supporting role at this delightful restaurant where the food and cocktails take center stage. 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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Hiding in plain sight, this Palm Desert restaurant offers an au courant menu, a full bar and professional service. More...

Cuistot California
14/20
Dining Room at Cuistot, Palm Desert, CA 72595 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Bon vivants gather inside the dining room of this classic French bistro with some contemporary touches. More...

The Edge Steakhouse
15/20
Dining Room at The Edge, Rancho Mirage, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
68900 Frank Sinatra Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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A modern steakhouse in a romantic cliffside setting at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage. More...

The Grove Artisan Kitchen California
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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Fresh and seasonal California cuisine is this resort restaurant's calling card. More...

Il Corso Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Il Corso, Palm Desert, CA 73520 El Paseo, Ste. B
Palm Desert, CA 92660
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Authentic Italian cooking in a modern, organic setting on El Paseo. More...

Jackalope Ranch Southwestern
13/20
80400 U.S. Hwy. 111
Indio, CA 92201
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This rambling, rustic ranch offers a lengthy menu and is known for its "low and slow" barbecue offerings, plus draft beer and cocktails. 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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Serving French fare in a classic desert home that has been transformed into a culinary retreat. More...

Lulu California Bistro California
13/20
200 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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With a lengthy menu, there is something to satisfy just about any palate at this popular Palm Springs eatery. More...

Melvyn's Restaurant Continental
12/20
Dining Room at Melvyn Ingleside Inn
200 W. Ramon Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
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An oldie but a goodie (most of the time) is what you'll discover at this classic Palm Springs dining destination. More...

Mister Parker's French
13/20
Parker Palm Springs
4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Young Hollywood likes to play at Parker Palm Springs, where a reliable menu and chilled drinks are found at the hotel's signature restaurant. 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...

Mr. Lyons Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Mr. Lyons Steakhouse, Palm Springs, CA 233 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264

Classic and contemporary, Mr. Lyons puts the sizzle in the steakhouse experience. 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 poolside restaurant offering a menu on par with the setting. More...

Simon Kitchen + Bar American
13/20
Dining Room at Simon Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs, CA Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
150 S. Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contemporary versions of comfort food classics at 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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Located in the Tennis Club neighborhood of Palm Springs is this all-day dining destination in a resort setting. More...

Sullivan's Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
The Gardens on El Paseo
73505 El Paseo, Ste. 2600
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Sullivan's offers steaks that sizzle and packs a punch with signature cocktails. 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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Trendy and trusted, this chef-owned restaurant in the Uptown Design District is a favorite of locals and weekenders. More...

The Tropicale Restaurant & Coral Seas Lounge Eclectic
13/20
330 E. Amado Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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The Tropicale is a favorite of locals with a crowd that’s ready to sip and sup all night long. More...

Vicky's of Santa Fe American
12/20
Dining Room at Vicky 45-100 Club Dr
Indian Wells, CA 92210
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A landmark dining destination specializing in Santa Fe-style fare. More...

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

For nearly 40 years, the desert's moneyed crowd has gathered at Wally's to graze on classic dishes and sip fine wines. 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...

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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