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Emerald Desert Staff Top Restaurant Recommendations

Looking for a great place to eat in Palm Desert? Then check out some of our staff recommendations for restaurants in the area. If you have a favorite then please let us know. Be sure to also check out our staff picks for best Happy Hour.

Si Bon Belgian Bistro
40101 Monterey Avenue, Rancho Mirage, CA (760)837-0011 [Map It]

Shawnna, Assistant General Manager likes a delightfully different breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This comfortable, charming bistro makes you feel as if you’re traveling abroad with its soft buttery walls, red café chairs, white stone tables, and hand-painted murals depicting Brussels. Shawnna encourages you to stop by and enjoy a variety of Belgian-inspired dishes, including waffles, sandwiches, and desserts.

El Mexicali Café
82720 Indio Blvd, Indio, CA (760)347-1280 [Map It]

Tiffani (Sr. Front Desk Clerk) invites you to experience the real flavors of the Mexican cuisine. This family owned restaurant serving the community for more than 30 years is one of the best traditional Mexican restaurants.

LaQuinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar
78250 Highway 111, LaQuinta, CA 92253 (760)360-5991 [Map It]

Felicia (Activities Coordinator) has loved this restaurant for years but now that it is newly remodeled, she enjoys magnificent views of the surrounding mountains from its cliff-side perch even more. The warm service and excellent food have made this a drinking and dining destination favorite for visitors as well as locals like Felicia.

Fisherman’s Market & Grill
44-250 Town Center Way, Palm Desert, CA (760)777-1601 [Map It]

Rebekah (Front Desk Clerk) enjoys that two guys with a love of fishing and a passion to share their catch with good friends opened her favorite restaurant 15 years ago. Still family owned and operated, Fisherman’s offers the finest quality seafood brought fresh daily.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse
73-505 El Paseo, Ste 2600, Palm Desert, CA (760)341-3560 [Map It]

Lesley (General Manager) enjoys the unforgettable food, drinks, live music and ambience, all designed to let her untie, unwind and uncork. From the moment you step inside the lounge for drinks, appetizers or dinner, you will feel the energy. Sullivan’s serves the finest Midwestern hand selected steaks aged a minimum of 28 days, simply seasoned and broiled at 1,200 degrees, fresh seafood, a wide selection of cravable appetizers, soups, salads and side dishes. Their desserts (YUM) are house-made daily and the wine list offers an array of selections from around the world.