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.
Cheeky’s serves excellent brunch classics in Palm Springs, and usually has the long lines to prove it.
The Real Italian Deli
The Real Italian Deli is a small, order-at-the-counter spot in Palm Springs, with some of the best sandwiches in town.
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Dear John’s in Culver City will transport you back to the glamorous Old Hollywood era you wish you lived in.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming’s is a very mediocre steakhouse, but has one of the best Happy Hours downtown.
Belcampo Meat Co.
For bistro style burgers, steak, and meat with a mission, Belcampo in Santa Monica is a great option.
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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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