Places for Steak in Palm Springs
7 Steakhouses to try in Palm Springs
By Kevin Perry
Follow us into some relaxing lounges and tantalizing dining rooms that pepper Palm Springs…
Mr. Lyons greets you with dense green velvet upholstered booths that absorbs the dim light, leaving you adrift of your own reality and fully immersed in the Rat Pack era. You are convinced that Frank or Sammy could waltz by your table any moment. The beef selection at Mr. Lyons has galvanized its reputation as one the premier steakhouse of Palm Springs, so you won’t want to share (although the portions are generous enough to do so).
If you prefer your entrée with a side of fresh air then embark on Pomme Frite, offering a Belgian flair. Conveniently located in the pulsing heart of downtown, you can feast on escargot and filet while basking in the vacation vibes of Palm Canyon Drive. And be sure to enjoy the fries after which the restaurant is named; their savory crispness perfectly compliments the pleasing array of European dipping sauces that will dance on your taste buds with every last bite.
If you want European style old school, the popular and iconic Mister Parker at The Parker is your place. Steak au Poivre, Côte de Boeuf, Jarret d’Agneau – you can practically hear the lull of the Mediterranean Sea crashing against the desert rocks around you. Gourmet cuisine at its finest, this menu is worth the international/local trip.
Bringing it back stateside, Spencer’s Restaurant carries on the hearty American tradition of steaks done well (or rare, if that’s how you appreciate your proteins). The dinner menu is a wonderland of Black Angus, Rib Eye, New York Strip and general high-end Americana. Be entertained by the piano inside or enjoy the stars on their outside patio.
The Palm Springs region is also graced by such top-tier steakhouse franchises as LG’s Prime Steakhouse, or, if you’re languishing at the Spa Resort Casino downtown, dig into their appropriately named The Steakhouse to refuel before your next deal. It’s a hidden gem.