Credit: visitgreaterpalmsprings.com @visitgreaterps
Credit: visitgreaterpalmsprings.com @visitgreaterps

Get a Taste of the Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Scene With the 2022 Summer Eats Pass

These 13 Restaurants Are Must-Visits This Summer!

Greater Palm Springs restaurants offer something for everyone with a variety of cuisines that range from Asian fusion to California and French. Download this season’s free mobile Summer Eats Pass, and you can get dining perks and discounts! And every time you use the pass to check in to a restaurant, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a weekly drawing for a $50 gift card to a Greater Palm Springs restaurant. Here are 13 great eateries to dine at this season, along with the Summer Eats deals they’re offering. 2022 Summer Eats Pass

 

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

Deal: 10% off your bill

At Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, you’ll find an upbeat atmosphere and expansive patio overlooking El Paseo. This restaurant boasts some of the freshest seafood in the desert and has a stellar central location. Two-course sunset dinners are available from 3:30-5 p.m.; we recommend the surf and turf with both steak and lobster or the butter-poached Australian lobster tail.

Location: Palm Desert

2022 Summer Eats Pass

Dragon Lili Boba Bar

Deal: Buy one drink and get one 50% off

Dragon Lili’s specialty is creative, hand-crafted bubble teas using original recipes. They offer boba teas like brown sugar boba milk tea and flavored milk teas like lavender or hibiscus. If you’re a coffee drinker, try the Dragon Lili Coffee or one of their hot or iced flavored coffees. Dragon Lili is housed in a colorful space at the Las Palmas Shopping Center in Rancho Mirage.

Location: Rancho Mirage

2022 Summer Eats Pass

Backstreet Bistro

Deal: Get any bottle of wine 50% off (Sunday through Thursday only)

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This restaurant serves Tuscan-inspired dishes, featuring an array of fish, pasta, soups and salads as well as a new “fit” menu. Backstreet Bistro has a traditional feel with indoor and outdoor seating and is located on the west side of El Paseo in Palm Desert. For lunch, try their Chicken Ciabatta sandwich, and for Sunday brunch, you can’t pass up their rich, fluffy ricotta pancakes.

Location: Palm Desert

 

Trio Restaurant

Deal: Check-in to be entered in a weekly drawing

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Since 2009, this Palm Springs restaurant has served dinner and Sunday brunch at its North Palm Canyon Drive location. Trio was renovated from a historic midcentury bank building and now features a casual yet upbeat atmosphere. Try the braised lamb shank or the pesto crusted king salmon for dinner, and be sure to order one of their signature sips like the Uptown Lemonade made with Jim Beam rye whiskey, ginger liqueur, honey, simple syrup and lemonade.

Location: Palm Springs

2022 Summer Eats Pass

Citrus & Palm at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Deal: Check-in to be entered in a weekly drawing

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Dine indoors or alfresco on the beautiful olive grove patio, where tables are spaced between mature olive trees. The patio comes alive on warm summer nights with glowing fire pits, a signature fire wall and bocce ball court. Sip on a Mediterranean Jewel cocktail with the Faroe Island salmon for dinner. There’s also live music on Friday and Saturday nights!

Location: Indian Wells

 

Café One Eleven at Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City

Deal: Exclusive Summer Eats Pass menu offerings

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Café One Eleven is tucked inside the Agua Caliente Casino in Cathedral City and whips up a selection of generous three-course meals. This family-friendly eatery by day becomes a romantic candlelit dining experience at night. Feast on dishes like Mexican street corn salad and the Korobuto pork chop “al pastor” style. Café One Eleven’s open, exhibition-style kitchen will give you a peek at what goes on behind the scenes.

Location: Cathedral City

2022 Summer Eats Pass

JWB Grill at Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs

Deal: Check-in to be entered in a weekly drawing

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You’ll feel as though you’ve touched down in the tropics when you dine at JWB Grill, located on the lush grounds of Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs. For a true tropical experience, try dishes like the fried calamari or Peruvian ceviche, and be sure to pair your meal with a tropical cocktail like the Jamaica Mistaica!

Location: Palm Springs

 

La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar

Deal: 10% off your bill

This upscale restaurant is tucked into the side of a cliff in La Quinta, boasting an atmosphere unlike any other. It offers delicious steak, pasta and seafood entrees and is known for having one of the best happy hours in Greater Palm Springs! They offer two-course sunset dinners for $25 from 3:30-5 p.m. in the bar. Great eats include oysters on the half shell or the 14-ounce prime rib.

Location: La Quinta

2022 Summer Eats Pass

Ristorante Mamma Gina

Deal: Check-in to be entered in a weekly drawing

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Ristorante Mamma Gina is a longtime favorite on El Paseo that serves up a variety of authentic Italian eats. They even have a sister restaurant in Florence, Italy! The decor lends itself to a first-class experience, making it a great place for date night. Try the Ravioli Neri on their all-night happy hour menu, served in the bar and on the patio.

Location: Palm Desert

 

Palm Greens Café

Deal: 10% off your bill

Palm Greens Café’s menu includes vegetarian and gluten-free options with an organic vibe and is open for breakfast and lunch in their convenient South Palm Canyon Drive location. Try the vegan blueberry pancakes for breakfast, or opt for the vegetable-rich Taj Curry bowl at lunchtime. The Mucho Matcha also gets rave reviews as a refreshing afternoon sip!

Location: Palm Springs

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Si Bon Belgian Bistro

Deal: Check-in to be entered in a weekly drawing

Si Bon offers a wide variety of Belgian-inspired menu choices and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Si Bon Sangria is perfect on a hot day, and their homemade linguini alfredo with chicken is a must-try. Si Bon’s decor will whisk you away to Europe with its red cafe chairs and hand-painted murals depicting the charming city of Brussels.

Location: Rancho Mirage

2022 Summer Eats Pass

The Vue Grill & Bar

Deal: Check-in to be entered in a weekly drawing

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This Indian Wells restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining at the Indian Wells Golf Resort along with awesome mountain and golf course views. Popular menu items include the prime rib, Cobb salad and snow crab legs. Vue’s cuisine is crafted using locally sourced ingredients, and they offer a full bar with happy hour specials like $5 well drinks from 3-6 p.m.

Location: Indian Wells

 

Heirloom Craft Kitchen

Deal: Check-in to be entered in a weekly drawing

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Tucked between the borders of Indio and La Quinta, Heirloom Craft Kitchen features a tasty selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and small plates. The ambience is contemporary and minimalist with dishes made using organic produce. Try healthy menu items like the Farmer’s Market salad paired with a grapefruit basil spritz for a true taste of summer. Heirloom also offers a craft beer and wine program! 

Location: Indio

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Lynne Eodice is an accomplished writer & photographer. She is the former Features Editor for Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic magazine, and has contributed her writing and/or editorial expertise to Photographer’s Forum, Rangefinder, DoubleExposure.com, California Tour & Travel, Family Photo and Adorama’s Learning Center. She is also the author of Photos That Inspire: Photo Workshop, an instructional book that’s illustrated with more than 200 images by various photographers, published by Wiley & Sons.

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