Not so much a throwback as it is a perfectly-preserved relic, Melvyn’s was a favorite of Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack. Stay on the staff’s good side (not an easy task), and they’ll treat you to some carefully-practiced banter as they prepare their famous Steak Diane (pan-fried beefsteak with pan juices) tableside. Put away your iPhone, tuck in your shirt, and enjoy a classic dinner from a different era.
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Birba has very good pizza, a lively courtyard, and plenty of space, so it’s a great place to start a night out in Palm Springs.
The Barn Kitchen at Sparrows Lodge
The Barn Kitchen at Sparrows Lodge is a casual, hidden lunch spot for sandwiches and salads.
Norma’s in Palm Springs has the best patio for brunch in town, and it’s certainly more about the scene than the expensive eggs.
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Belcampo Meat Co.
For bistro style burgers, steak, and meat with a mission, Belcampo in Santa Monica is a great option.
The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
The Ranch in Anaheim is one part steakhouse, one part line-dancing saloon, and all parts a good time.
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The Tropicale is a ktischy oasis that feels like a Miami supper club. Things get weird here.
So.pa is a beautiful all-day, completely outdoor Middle Eastern spot, great for a date night in Palm Springs.
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