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Best Palm Springs Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Palm Springs.


View the Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Palm Springs


 

Adobe Grill Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Adobe Grill, La Quinta, CA La Quinta Resort & Club
49499 Eisenhower Dr.
La Quinta, CA 92253
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Take a trek to Mexico's Oaxaca region at Adobe Grill with its authentic menu and setting to match. More...

Blue Coyote Bar & Grill Southwestern
13/20
445 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Serenading guitarists, Southwestern favorites, refreshing cocktails and a patio setting makes this restaurant a local favorite. 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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Poolside dining and an au courant crowd make Circa 59 a sultry spot for sipping and supping. More...

Citron California
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Dining Room at Citron, Palm Springs, CA Avalon Hotel Palm Springs
415 S. Belardo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Opt for the poolside patio seating to sample the seasonal California cuisine at this 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 historic building once occupied by a Hollywood A-lister is now a popular restaurant that caters to contemporary moguls and movie stars. 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...

Ernie’s Bar & Grill Gastropub
13/20
Tournament Clubhouse at PGA West
55-955 PGA Blvd.
La Quinta, CA 92253

Fairway views, a creative gastropub menu and a well-heeled PGA West crowd. 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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This resort restaurant keeps it fun and fresh with crate-to-plate quality offered morning till night. More...

Jackalope Ranch Southwestern
13/20
80400 U.S. Hwy. 111
Indio, CA 92201
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This desert lodge offers a half-dozen dining areas and fall-off-the-bone barbecue. More...

Jake's American
13/20
Dining Room at Jake 664 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Jake's serves American fare in the city's reimagined Uptown Design District. 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...

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...

Las Casuelas Terraza Mexican
11/20
222 S. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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This downtown Palm Springs restaurant offers traditional Cal-Mex favorites and live entertainment. 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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This Palm Springs restaurant celebrates French food and fine wine. More...

Norma's American
12/20
Dining Room at Norma Parker Palm Springs
4200 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Norma's offers comfort food with a twist and an enticing al fresco setting. 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...

Piero's PizzaVino Pizza
13/20
73722 El Paseo, Ste. 1
Palm Desert, CA 92260

The art of pizza-making figures prominently at Piero's PizzaVino along El Paseo. 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 offering a menu on par with the setting. 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...

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...

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