Film Festival 2024
Where to Eat
Explore the local flavors and embrace the spirited atmosphere that defines Palm Springs – a perfect blend of culinary delights and stylish cocktail retreats awaits you. Cheers to a memorable dining and drinking experience in the heart of this iconic desert oasis!
AL FRESCO | THE TERRACE - HILTON PALM SPRINGS
Relax by the pool, meet friends in the cooled lounge area or make new friends at the fire pit, Al Fresco in the pool courtyard is a guest favorite. Providing a tempting menu of fun bites and cocktails, just sit back and let us bring the desert experience to you.
Overlooking the vibrant pool courtyard, contemporary flair awaits you at the Terrace Restaurant. Choose from the stylish dining room or our popular outdoor patio and allow our multi-talented culinary team to prepare you a truly memorable meal incorporating fresh, local ingredients. Order your favorite cocktails or choose from our abundant wine list. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Steakhouse at Agua Caliente Palm Springs
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 destinations. At The Steakhouse, guests enjoy the finest prime steaks and fresh seafood in a sophisticated, comfortable setting, along with first-class service. Executive Chef Kieran Fleming at Palm Springs both expertly craft signature dishes that showcase local produce and fresh seasonal ingredients to create truly unforgettable gourmet cuisine. Our Sunday brunch experience is unrivaled in the area.
20% off Dinner Entrees w/ Festival Pass or Ticket Stub (5pm - 9:30pm)
King’s Highway is the desert diner at Ace Hotel & Swim Club. We celebrate the ineffable, bohemian spirit of the wide-open West. Our menu features elevated classic diner favorites to remind you of the comforts of home with a twist.
A new restaurant and bar from award-winning chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. Alice B. combines Southern California’s incredible seasonal bounty with Mediterranean-leaning flavors. The culinary vision is a collaborative effort between Feniger, Milliken and Executive Chef Lance Velasquez.
Inspired by the extraordinary life of Alice B. Toklas and her life partner Gertrude Stein, the restaurant establishes a vibrant space where culinary excellence, art, and community converge seamlessly.
Aspen Mills Bakery & Cafe
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 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.
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
Located in the fashionable Uptown Design District of Palm Springs Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge creates a minimalist atmosphere and a blank canvas to reflect the diverse colors of the menu's culinary creations. The elegant and spacious lounge designed with crisp white décor featuring the back-lit onyx bar makes a dramatic statement evoking a chic and swanky atmosphere. The lounge comprises furnishings that offer maximum comfort to entice guests to linger. Several spaces are offered that are beautiful, private and perfect for celebrating life's special moments, for gathering with friends and family, or for marking professional milestones. The selection of private dining facilities can accommodate groups from 10 to 300 people. Each room is comfortable and elegant, offering its own unique art and ambiance.
Our full service deli features premium Boar's Head meats, a large variety of homemade salads and entrees, fresh rotisserie chickens and a wide selection of gourmet cheeses. From our foot long grinders to our gourmet selections, Jensen's Deli sandwiches have been famous for more than 20 years!
4 Saints | Juniper Table
Seven stories above vibrant Palm Springs, 4 Saints serves creative cocktails, California wines, and a thoughtful menu of modern American fare. Our surroundings are our inspiration: a grill brings the heat of the desert to your plate, and cool 270-degree views pair perfectly with our warm hospitality. No matter where you post up, those panoramic views of the San Jacintos just don't quit.
Here at Juniper Table you'll find exceptionally fresh fare that’s fast and casual with a constant emphasis on local and organic ingredients. Start the day with a selection of light breakfast foods and hot offerings, then join us in the afternoon for Mediterranean-inspired shareable snacks, salads, sandwiches, and heartier entrees. Sip on your favorite coffee drink from our barista menu, enjoy one of our fresh juices or craft sodas, or relax with a variety of draft beers, wine and cocktails.
lulu california bistro
At Lulu California Bistro, talent, expertise and a passion for great food combine to produce a captivating dining experience. Menu options are both varied and value-priced. The quality is always high. Generous portions are prepared with fresh ingredients and a dash of innovation from award-winning chefs. Freshly baked bread and decadent desserts are made in-house daily, and are perfectly complemented by a cappuccino, latte or an endless pot of fresh brewed coffee. Friendly service abounds.
MARKETPLACE AT CASA CODY
10% Off w/ Festival Pass or Ticket Stub
The Marketplace at Casa Cody is a nod to the classic local mercantile of the southwest. Sit and stay awhile—our bistro seating, breezy patio, and poolside tables are open to guests and neighbors. While you’re here, browse our curated goods and keepsakes to take home, including ceramic citrus juicers, Casa Cody archival postcards, our favorite cookbooks, and playing cards.
Maleza is rooted in Baja tradition with a bit of Palm Springs ease. All-day eatery serves up family-style feasts expertly paired with rare mezcals and craft cocktails in an indoor/outdoor dining and gathering space.
Date | Rocks
Whether you dine indoors or outdoors, delight in the modern ambiance at 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.
At El Jefe Desert Cantina we have everything you need to feed your Palm Springs dream: tacos on the lawn, fresh fruit margaritas, daily happy hour, in-room dining, and a special speakeasy bar for seasonal cocktails and late-night bites.
Spencer's ambience is the perfect blend of stylish elegance and comfortable informality. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner in our new expanded dining room 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 Power Lunch, Best Wine List, Best Chef, Best Caterer and Most Romantic, Spencer's is Palm Springs' "it" place for any occasion.
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.
Trio "Where Palm Springs Eats"
Sharing a meal creates the opportunity to bond, collaborate, and enjoy others. TRIO is Palm Springs’s lively spot for joining friends and family over amazing food and drink. Quality local and regional ingredients, crafted with texture and depth of flavor, are the cornerstone of the chef-driven locally sourced menu.
At TRIO, you’ll savor simply prepared dishes blended with a dash of comfort, alongside a lively bar to sip a well-made cocktail or notable wine from our curated list. Let’s get connected around the table!
Open daily 4 pm Happy Hour 4-6 pm, Reservations triopalmsprings.com, 760.864.8746 707 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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. 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.