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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Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe
For an affordable brunch filled with comfort food in Palm Springs, Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe is the place to go.
King’s Highway in the Palm Springs Ace has one of the best breakfasts in town in a not-cheesy retro atmosphere.
Cheeky’s serves excellent brunch classics in Palm Springs, and usually has the long lines to prove it.
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Bourbon Steak is a solid steakhouse at The Americana in Glendale with a daily Happy Hour that will save your life.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Lawry’s might be a bonafide chain, but its original Beverly Hills location still has lots of magic.
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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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