One Tank Getaways: Palm Springs Restaurant Week. Part 1: Eat

Paul & Teresa Lowe

This three-part One Tank Getaway series will focus on Palm Springs, the town made famous by past Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and singing cowboy Gene Autry. The first days of June in Palm Springs begin with Restaurant Week. Approximately 100 hotels, sandwich boutiques and fine restaurants of many genres offer you a chance to experience full courses of exquisite cuisine in one sitting. Check out the first part of The Culture Trip’s three-part guide to where to eat, what to do and where to stay in Palm Springs.

1. The Purple Room

Bar, Restaurant

The Purple Room

The Purple Room Supper Club is like a time traveler’s portal, complete with a nostalgic menu, bar, decor, photo-murals and an easy-listening style of music featured on an up-close, intimate stage. Imagine living in the 1960s, hanging out with Sinatra’s rat-pack buddies and dining on a late evening meal of flavorful Italian-style seafood, premium beef steaks or delicately seasoned lamb chops, with smooth Moscow Mules to wash it all down.

Purple Room Restaurant and Stage, 1900 East Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA + 1 (760) 322-4422

Trio offers guest tasty luncheon choicesDelicious Lunch Options at Trio

2. Trio

Cafe, Restaurant


Comfort foods, such as slow-roasted leg of lamb and scrumptiously-prepared steak salads served at Trio’s restaurant are popular among Palm Springs locals. Owner Tony Marchase is also the director of Palm Springs Restaurant Week, an event he started eight years ago as a way to give back to his growing and evolving community. He says that ‘people wanted a way to enjoy a stay, play and dine experience in their own backyard.’

Trio Palm Springs, 700 North Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA + 1 (760) 864-TRIO (8746)

Citrus, Beet & Salmon salad at Clementine Gourmet Marketplace and CafeCitrus, Beet & Salmon salad at Clementine Gourmet Marketplace and Cafe

3. Clementine Gourmet Marketplace

Cafe, Market, Restaurant

Clementine Gourmet Marketplace

Step into the foyer of the Clementine Gourmet Marketplace and Café and it’s like you’ve been transported to a European market place. Foods offered on this menu feature French, Italian and Spanish-inspired sauces, along with a variety of breads, fun drinks, soups and fish plates featuring locally-grown garden veggies. The ambiance here is similar to a trendy street corner in Paris, but with the bonus of a gentle desert breeze.

Clementine Gourmet Marketplace and Café, 72990 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA +1 (760) 834-8814

Circa 59 Then and Now offers you an upscale dining experienceSteak at Circa 59

4. Circa 59


Circa 59

Circa 59’s chef, John Roberts, says he prepares his daily menu with the thought of a ‘then and now’ era. His culinary fare features melt-in-your-mouth, thick and butter-infused New York Strip steak, succulent pan-roasted Red Snapper and tender Pork Chops. This dining experience is definitely for those who enjoy a ‘full Monte’ evening out.

Circa 59 Restaurant, 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA +1 (760) 778-6659

BluEmber Restaurant at Omni Rancho Las Palmas offers guests a beautiful dining experienceA BBQ-Glazed, Center-Cut Pork Chop at BluEmber

5. BluEmber



Remember the movie ‘Dirty Dancing’, in which families spent vacations and planned activities together? A similar, wholesome experience can be found at the BluEmber Restaurant at the Omni Las Palmas Resort. During Restaurant Week, chefs at the resort prepare a menu fit for a king.

BluEmber at Restaurant Omni Las Palmas Resort and Spa, 41-000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA +1 (760) 568-2727

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