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Credit: Laure Joliet

Dine at These 10 Greater Palm Springs Restaurants This Valentine’s Day 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022 in Greater Palm Springs With Your Sweetheart

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches, and Greater Palm Springs is the perfect setting to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart. A romantic dinner at one of these 10 must-visit restaurants will create a night to remember with delicious food and treasured memories. From candlelit entrees with flavorful zest to classic dishes with wine pairings, there’s no shortage of date-night destinations in this sun-drenched desert region. Valentine’s Day Palm Springs

 

Trio Restaurant

Located in the heart of Palm Springs, Trio offers a contemporary culinary experience with all the stylishness of the downtown scene. This Valentine’s Day, you and your date can enjoy a pre-fixe menu that includes your choice of appetizer (lobster mac and cheese, wedge salad or roasted baby beet salad), your choice of entrée (pan seared sea bass, seared center-cut pork chop, prime rib or red wine short ribs) and your choice of dessert (chocolate-covered dates or cheesecake with spiced grapes). This menu is priced at only $59 per person; don’t miss out!

Location: Palm Springs

Valentine’s Day Palm Springs

Ristorante Mamma Gina

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Ristorante Mamma Gina is the home of authentic Florentine cuisine and is the best Italian restaurant in Palm Desert (in our opinion!). The menu consists of delectable pastas and specialties like Cannelloni alla Fiorentina made with homemade crepes, fresh ricotta cheese and spinach topped with tomato sauce. You and your sweetheart can enjoy the fabulous Enoteca Bar for an all-night happy hour with no reservations or reserve a table on the restaurant patio for more privacy.

Location: Palm Desert

 

Spotlight 29 Casino

Play your cards right and head to Spotlight 29 Casino for a delicious, three-course Valentine’s Day dinner this year! This prix fixe menu will be served at Taproom 29 and includes a Caesar salad appetizer and an entree of prime petite filet mignon with a red wine demi-glace paired with lobster tail on a bed of whipped garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed asparagus! Guests are invited to end the evening on a sweet note by indulging in some hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries. The dinner can be purchased for $45.95 per person or $89.95 per couple, and it also comes with a glass of sparkling wine! To make a reservation, call 760.775.5566.

Location: Coachella

Valentine’s Day Palm Springs

Wilma & Frieda

Wilma & Frieda is one of the best spots for brunch in Greater Palm Springs, and nothing says “I love you” more than starting the day off with one of their delectable homemade takes on the Pop Tart. For a light, fruity option, enjoy the fresh strawberry spinach salad with caramelized pecans, red onion, poppy seed dressing and sliced chicken breast. For a heartier option, try Mark’s Short Rib Eggs Benedict with housemade hollandaise and arugula.

Locations: Palm Springs, Palm Desert

 

Pacifica Seafood Restaurant

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One of Palm Desert’s most popular spots for al fresco dining, Pacifica Seafood Restaurant’s El Paseo location boasts a romantic ambiance under the desert stars. The eatery features a beautiful dining room, an extensive bar offering daily happy hour and an outdoor patio with mountain views, making it the perfect dining destination for Valentine’s Day. Try the grilled center-cut filet mignon with shallot potato gratin, broccolini and cabernet sauce for a melt-in-your-mouth kind of meal.

Location: Palm Desert

Valentine’s Day Palm Springs

Morgan’s in the Desert at La Quinta Resort & Club

Situated on the grounds of the gorgeous La Quinta Resort & Club, Morgan’s in the Desert serves up contemporary American cuisine inspired by the bounty of the Coachella Valley. Treat your Valentine to a locally inspired meal this V-Day, and dig into offerings like the prime filet mignon with a side of truffle potato gratin and blue cheese crumble. The peanut butter chocolate mousse for dessert will be the icing on the cake.

Location: La Quinta

 

Heirloom Craft Kitchen

Heirloom Craft Kitchen, on the border of Indio and La Quinta, prides itself on providing vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options for the health-conscious. If you’re stopping in for a lunch date, the Coachella Cobb Salad is a local favorite—made with avocado, organic chicken, egg, tomato, gorgonzola, bacon and white balsamic. And for those in search of a cozy dinner, the New Orleans-Style Gumbo is a flavorful, must-taste entree consisting of andouille sausage, chicken, shrimp, rice and scallions.

Location: Indio

Valentine’s Day Palm Springs

Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge

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What better place for a date than at Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge in the heart of Palm Springs? With comfortable and elegant dining rooms to guarantee a fashionable feast, you’re sure to feel like royalty when sitting down to a meal here. And this year, Eight4Nine is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu with dishes like lobster bisque, grilled cauliflower steak and wild mushroom risotto. Finish off the meal with a delicious strawberry shortcake or sorbetto du jour, and don’t forget a duo of chocolate truffles to take home as a gift.

Location: Palm Springs

 

JWB Grill at Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs

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Whether you are looking to cure your coastal cravings or simply want to lunch with your lover, a trip to JWB Grill at Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs is sure to impress your Valentine. For some Latin flavor, try the Chicken Mole, made with mole sauce, rice, avocado, cilantro and queso fresco. The Ora king salmon is also a favorite, served with delicious ginger ponzu broth and bok choy.

Location: Palm Springs

Valentine’s Day Palm Springs

4 Saints at Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs

Love is in the air at Kimpton Rowan’s rooftop restaurant, 4 Saints. This design-savvy spot is home to creative cocktails, California wines and a menu of globally inspired small plates. Sweeping 270-degree desert views only complete the intimate dining experience. Lean into your temptations with The Sinner—a dry-aged beef patty with caramelized onion, garlic aioli and bordelaise on a potato bun and served with frites.

Location: Palm Springs

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Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Crystal Harrell is a Communication-Media Studies graduate from California State University, San Bernardino. She has contributed to various publications within Greater Palm Springs, such as The Desert Sun newspaper, Coachella Magazine, CV Weekly, Desert Health, and After School Magazine, as well as creating content for the Los Angeles Times' High School Insider website. When she's not writing, Crystal enjoys traveling, photography, fashion, and all things film.

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