Where to eat

Included below are some of our favorite restaurants in town, as well as exclusive discounts to those with a ticket stub or festival pass. We hope you enjoy them as well as we do!

Spencer's Restaurant

Spencer's Ambience is the perfect blend of stylish elegance and comfortableinformality. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner in our new expanded diningroom or our award winning patio. Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Spencer's offers a popular Palm Springs tradition of culinary excellence featuring a fresh approach to classic American cuisine. Locally voted Best Sunday Brunch, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Lunch, Best Wine List, Best Chef, Best Caterer and Most Romantic, Spencer's is the place for any occasion... 

King's Highway | Amigo Room | the patio

DISCOUNT: 10% off all food and beverage, present festival ticket or pass in King's Highway, Amigo Room and the Patio (alcohol not included)

King's Highway is the roadside diner at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. Formerly a Denny's restaurant, King's Highway celebrates the ineffable, bohemian spirit of the wide open West. We're also the home of Fabulous Bingo with Bella da Ball on Monday nights, and the King's Highway coffee bar serves beans from our friends at Stumptown all day.

The Steakhouse at Spa Resort Casino

DISCOUNT: The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente Palm Springs will be featuring a specially priced menu exclusively for Palm Springs International Film Festival guests. $65pp

The Steakhouse, honored by Wine Spectator consecutively since 2004 for its extensive California wine list, offers the epitome in casual fine dining and is one of Palm Springs' favorite food dining destinations. Take in mountain and downtown views on the beautifully appointed outdoor patio while sipping on one of our many award-winning wines and savoring one of our delectable USDA prime steaks.



DISCOUNT: Present your festival pass or movie ticket stub and take 10% off of anyfood item from Acqua's breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner menus.(Not valid on beverages, Happy Hour menu, or 3- and 4-course prix fixe menus.)

Acqua is the latest creation from the Keller family and serves thesame delicious California bistro cuisine as Lulu in downtown PalmSprings. Enjoy dining on the patio overlooking The River's waterfeature or in the vibrant dining room. At Acqua, we serve smiles!

Aspen Mills

Baking is more than just a business for us - it's our passion. We use only the freshest ingredients available and make our more than 30 different breads with stone ground wheat flour. We are best known here at Aspen Mills for our artisan breads, but we are much more than that. Gourmet sandwiches and fresh healthy salads make a visit to Aspen Mills a treat, and an adventure.

Brandini Toffee

Brandini Toffee began with a simple act of encouragement; a family friend who inspired a young confectioner to pursue his creative passion for making sweets with a lesson in how to make toffee. Perfecting his recipe over time, the toffee became the aspiring candy-maker's gift of love and chocolate decadence for holidays, birthdays, and just-because occasions for family and friends. This confection made with affection would soon become the catalyst between two life-long friends and their families to share their scrumptious gift with people around the world.

The Bistro

DISCOUNT: 10% off food and non alcoholic beverages

The Bistro is a casual cafe - order at the counter. Breakfast Mon-Sun 7am to 10:30am; Dinner Sat & Sun 5-10pm.

Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge

DISCOUNT: ALL day Happy Hour pricing in the lounge

According to Yelp, Open Table and Trip Advisor we are oneof the very best. Offering Casual or Fine dining, amazingfood and great service.  11am - 10pm Daily; Saturday and Sunday from 9am

El Mirasol Cocina Mexicana

Since opening El Mirasol Cocina Mexicana in the Spring of 1985, Felipe and Lisbet Castañeda have seen their tiny original restaurant grow into two busy Palm Springs locations. El Mirasol South is still in the original location they opened in 1985. The restaurant is a landmark in Palm Springs and enjoys a bustling atmosphere, small bar and outside tables on East Palm Canyon Drive.

Al Fresco and Terrace Restaurant

DISCOUNT:  Enjoy a 15% discount by providing your festival ticket stub or festival pass. This will be good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Al Fresco
Have poolside food and refreshments delivered to your private lounge chair or enjoy the covered mist-cooled bar. Ask our friendly Al Fresco staff about the specialty drink menu, including our Mai Tai, voted as one of the desert areas best cocktails.

Terrance Restaurant
Casual Dining. Enjoy American cuisine in the casual atmosphere of the dining room or on the outdoor patio. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.


DISCOUNT: 15% off any regular priced food or beverage

Small outdoor bistro with great views of Palm Canyon Drive.


Tucked away from the street, Jake's opens onto a charming courtyard with a fountain, where you can dine alfresco under the desert sky, with heaters in the winter and misters in the summer to ensure your comfort. Or enjoy a quiet, intimate meal in our cozy indoor dining area.

Visit the Jake's pop-up in the Regal Theater courtyard during the festival.

Kaiser Grille Palm Springs

DISCOUNT: Happy hour & early bird dinner daily. Present your festival ticket stub or pass for complimentary dessert with the purchase of (2) dinner entrees.

Critics choice, locals favorite.  Keeping Palm Springs fresh since 1992! California Mediterranean, USDA Prime steaks, chops, pasta, fresh fish, wood burning oven.  Open daily 11 am - 10 pm; 11am -11pm Friday & Saturday.

lulu california bistro

DISCOUNT: Present your festival pass or movie ticket stub and take 10% off of anyfood item from Lulu's breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner menus.(Not valid on beverages, Happy Hour menu, or 3- and 4-course prix fixe menus.)

Lulu has served delicious breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinnerto more than 3 million guests since opening in 2011. Its extensivemenus offer the largest selection of incredible dishes of any local restaurant.There's always a party at Lulu! Open Sunday-Thursday, 8am-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 8am-12am

Norma's | Mister parker's

Norma's -- the brightly colored open-air Terrace restaurant that serves breakfast all day and night. Go spare and minimalist with the simplicity of poached eggs and half a grapefruit or go maximalist with any one of the french toast, waffle, or pancake concoctions. Go gluten free, vegan or vegetarian -- they serve to change it up and please. The white slump block and wood interior of Norma's is a room open, friendly and bright throughout the day -- cozy, votive-lit, and discreet at night when the menu changes to a short selection of California fresh, clean entrees prepared to classic perfection or with the subtlest twist to standard. Comfortable, low-key, effortless.

Mister Parker's -- Dark, discreet, and decadent. Over-the-top decor and under-the-tank mischief. A watering hole befitting dreamy aesthetes, wandering flaneurs, and swaggering dandies. The high-born agreeably mix with lowbrow, the bon vivants nurse the lugubrious and everyone is 'wilkommen'. A guy's guy sort of place with a menu to match -- epicurean, savory favorites with Chef's personal inspirations. A wine list not meant for the faint of heart, a bar that happily provides your martini in lieu of an entree and desserts that extend the pleasure principle.

Counter Reformation -- Bar seating and ledge-leaning is the rule of thumb -- think Paris tabac or the zinc -- the heat of local life, crowded with regulars at the counter waiting for their vin rouge. Here you'll find our Cave à Manger, an eclectic curation of wines by the glass offered with a menu of small plated savory delicacies created for this tasting smorgasbord. More than an amuse-bouche, less than a serving. Range, variety, exploration and discovery are the point.

Purple Palm Restaurant

DISCOUNT: Enjoy a 15% discount off the entire check for breakfast, lunch or dinner, must present festival ticket stub or festival pass.

Offering Chef Jennifer Town imaginative menu of New American Cuisine that delights and nourishes. Purple Palm's approachable menu of California fare and our cleverly crafted cocktail list serve as reminders of the Colony Palms' colorful and rambunctious past.

Real Italian Deli

At The Real Italian Deli, we're committed to bringing a little taste of Italy to the desert. We take pride in offering exceptional service, high quality and great tasting salads and sandwiches, artisan cheeses, specialty groceries, fine wines, authentic Italian products and traditions.

Date | Rocks

Whether you dine indoors or outdoors, delight in the modern ambiance at the newly remodeled Date. Our restaurant in downtown Palm Springs pays homage to the revered locally grown fruit while featuring fresh ingredients in its dishes.

Sip on a handcrafted cocktail or locally brewed beer at the reimagined Rocks. Our chic lounge is the perfect spot to land after a day of exploring Palm Springs. Pull up a chair at the bar or relax outdoors with seating arranged around fire pits.

Cafe Palmetto

DISCOUNT: Enjoy a 20% discount off food & beverage if you present your PSIFF ticket   

Our food story for all our menus is about "Arterra", the Art of the Earth. Seasonally fresh, thoughtfully prepared.  We honor food in a big way. Open 8am to 10pm daily. 

El jefe

DISCOUNT: Enjoy offer 20% off food when you show a physical festival pass or festival ticket stub.  Does not include beverages.

Fresh fruit margaritas, poolside breakfast, daily happy hour, Taco Tuesday & Thursday, and the best nachos-we've got all the sustenance you need at The Saguaro Palm Springs.


DISCOUNT: Show 2020 PSIFF event badge for a 10% discount on any individual bagel with beverage, order. *Valid jan 2 thru jan 13, 2020.  **One visit per day. ***While supply last. ****No cash equivalent.

Using old school methods, the bagels are made with no-additives flours, mixed and shaped the night before. The next day they are boiled in malted water, seeded or left plain and baked upside down for the first few minutes then flipped over and baked till golden brown. These methods, make for a flavorful and round bagel. Don't be fooled by bakers that just over steam their ovens and call their steamed bread - bagels. Those steamed breads will never get the shiny, malted, chewy crust that only a boiled bagel will have.

4 Saints | Juniper Table

4 Saints
The bar is the hub of the action at Palm Springs' highest entertainment venue. Share appetizers in the lounge, and classic cocktails tableside. No matter where you post up, those panoramic views of the San Jacintos just don't quit.'

Juniper Table
At Juniper Table, Mediterranean inspired flavors are done with breezy Palm Springs Style. From quality coffee in the mornings to cocktails by night, our Downtown Palm Springs Cafe invites you to lounge as long as you like. Enjoy selections from Chef Stephen Wambach's all-day menu, from grab-and-go lunches to shareable snacks that pair well with an afternoon aperitivo.

Del Rey

DISCOUNT: 15% off Dinner excluding Happy Hour

Housed inside stucco walls accented with original, large format oil paintings produced by Juan Casas, Villa Royale's intimate bar and eatery, Del Rey, offers up a twelve-seat oak and marble bar, tufted green vinyl booths and an outdoor patio equipped with a firepit for long nights under the desert moonlight. Inspired by Spanish and Mediterranean flavors, Del Rey's playful menu is served in a small plate format akin to taperías that flourish near the Mediterranean Sea. Helmed by Chef Louis Martinez, Del Rey's tapas-style fare, Mediterranean-leaning wine program serving Spanish varietals and local wines and classic poolside cocktails mirrors Villa Royale's communal spirit, inviting guests to connect over the age-old custom of gathering around a table, celebrating good flavors in the company of good people. 4pm to midnight.

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