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Circa 59

1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr. (Vista Chino) Send to Phone
760-327-8311 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Mid-century and thoroughly modern, Circa 59's setting, menu and poolside vibes live up to the hype.
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Circa 59, Palm Springs, CA

Circa 59 Restaurant Review

: The Rat Pack ruled the Riviera back when it opened in 1959, but these days selfie sticks capturing every breathable moment have replaced the paparazzi of yesteryear. Named for the year of its founding, Circa 59 retains an edgy glamour with its black chandeliers and red leather booths. Executive chef John Roberts is committed to procuring fresh ingredients from more than 25 local and regional farms on a weekly basis. The menu is varied and changes often. Pistachio brittle brings crunch to a plate of scallops, beets, oranges and goat cheese crema, while duck carnitas are flavored with tamarind barbecue sauce and served with cornmeal crêpes, yogurt apple slaw and chipotle blackberries. Main dishes range from Roquefort-crusted beef filet to mushroom stroganoff and seared yellowfin tuna with coconut rice, papaya salad and avocado-wasabi purée. For dessert, indulge in the bread pudding or freshly churned ice cream. The interesting, well-priced wine list focuses mainly on the U.S. and offers options that can be ordered by the glass or half-glass.

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