Looking to have a romantic evening? Then set your sights to Palm Springs, California, starting with an intimate dining experience. In this article, we list the top 3 romantic restaurants favored by some Palm Springs’s toughest critics…it’s locals.
La Quinta Cliffhouse
At Historic Point Happy in La Quinta
78250 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
The Cliffhouse is approximately 25 miles outside of Palm Springs and is located at the historic Point Happy in La Quinta. This restaurant is my personal favorite because it is nestled against a cliff, where you are able to get a beautiful view of the desert sky and mountains. The dining area has a beautiful and romantic ranch-style feel. The lighting is dim and intimate, as diners relax under the beautifully lit fireplace. There is also a waterfall located at the restaurant that is soothing and captivating to the ear.
The restaurant serves Classic American style cuisine with an emphasis on premium choice steaks and seafood. Prices range from $17 to $34, depending on the extravagance of your palate. One thing is for sure, no matter what you order, the Cliffhouse is sure to please.
Copley’s on Palm Canyon
621 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Copley’s on Palm Canyon is a wonderful restaurant that offers a variety of Hawaiian inspired dishes. This is a local favorite not only for it’s food, but for it’s romantically designed patio areas. It is the perfect restaurant to dine on those 75 degrees night temperatures. The interior and exterior spaces both have a classy desert-type feel, with cobble stone walkways. There are fresh herb gardens grown right on the facility of the restaurant. You will often see the chefs casually picking fresh herbs from the garden, which is then added to their artistically crafted cuisines.
The menu features various types of cuisines, that range from Roasted Rack of Lamb, Lobster Pot Pie, and a 12 oz New York Steak. Prices range anywhere from $30 to $ 37. Copley’s Restaurant is a local favorite and is said to be one of the Top 10 Romantic Restaurant picks in Palm Springs. Bon Appetit!
(located inside of the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa)
44400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Sirocco is located inside to the beautiful Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel in lovely Indian Wells, CA. The location is approximately 20 mile outside of the city of Palm Springs. Sirocco is an award winning restaurant for having some of the best Italian cuisines. The restaurant is physically situated along side a luscious and green golf course, at this five star hotel. The hotel is elegant and the staff are said to be great. It is especially romantic at night with the view of the stars and the cozy atmosphere.
Prices at Sirocco range from $19 to $69. The menu options change through-out the year, however patrons rave about the lobster lasagna. The restaurant is said to have great desserts and coffee service to finish off the meal. It is also suggested that couples continue the romantic evening by taking a casual stroll within in the hotel; and be immersed in the elegance of this five star beauty.