Where to Eat in Rancho Mirage: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Esmeralda Fenner

Located in the sunny Coachella Valley area of California, Rancho Mirage offers the perfect place to enjoy nearby Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Cathedral City, but it’s also a fabulous destination in its own right. With four courses in Rancho Mirage, not counting the surrounding areas, we guarantee you’ll find something you like. Like the late Bob Hope in days gone by, you’ll love teeing up among the palms! Rancho Las Palmas Country Club and Spa features three nine-hole courses designed by Ted Robinson. The Rancho Mirage Country Club has a PGA clubhouse, views of the San Jacinto Mountains as well as first-class driving ranges and practice facilities. Or put your clubs at the condo for the day and attend one of the many pro-golf tournaments in the area, including the ANA Inspiration. Rancho Mirage welcomes families in a big way! You and your children can explore the abundance of activities for all ages. Try the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert or Joshua Tree National Park. At the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens, get up close and personal with desert animals from North America and Africa of every shape and size. Book a tour or explore the grounds on your own time table. Ride a camel, see an eagle and pet a turtle.
Things to do in Rancho Mirage

1. Sherman's Deli

73161 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-2350 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 760-568-1350
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sherman's Deli

Reviewed By gary c - Hugo, Minnesota

Sherman's deli always has a steady stream of customers. So one day we decided to drop in to see what all the fuss was about!. Well to start this was probably the best Deli I have ever been in. The food was amazing everybody eating had a smile on there face.When i wasn't smiling I sinking my teeth into a very delicious Hot Pastrami sandwich, nothing but goodness oozed from this offering. other friends were eating Matso Ball soup which was the best they have had! Another couple had the Hot Turkey Sandwich which they exclaimed was awesome! We were so impressed we had to try breakfast which did not disappoint either. The Omelets where on point, they looked better than the pictures. Do not miss a chance to go to Sherman's you will be glad you did!

2. Grill-A-Burger

73091 Country Club Dr, Suite A2, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-2338 Outdoor Seating, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 760-346-8170
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 711 reviews

Grill-A-Burger

At GRILL-A-BURGER, Palm Desert, we have a passion for hamburgers. We make our trendsetting burgers the old-fashioned way using only the finest and freshest ingredients available. Our hand crafted, grilled-to-order, moist and juicy patties are made daily from fresh (never frozen) 100% all-natural USDA Inspected Choice Beef, free of artificial hormones, antibiotics, and other things that don't belong in hamburgers. And we have nice buns, too! They are freshly baked daily at a local bakery. Buns are slightly toasted and garnished with garden crisp lettuce, hand-sliced red onion, vine-ripened tomato and sliced kosher pickles. Our homemade French fries are never frozen and are only made with fresh Idaho Russet potatoes that are hand cut, double-fried and lightly salted without any processing steps in between. And we change our zero trans fat oil every day! Clean oil = crisp, great-tasting fries! Our authentic soda fountain milkshakes and malts are hand-dipped, hand spun and made with premium vanilla bean ice cream, whole milk and natural flavorings. All served in a place that considers our environment by using food packaging that is all natural and made from annually renewable resources by buying from as many local vendors as possible and, of course, by using energy efficient equipment and recycling. We hope this is everything that you have been looking for in a burger place and MORE! Again, welcome and enjoy! Awards include: Best Burger Desert Sun 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Best Burger Palm Springs Life 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, LA Times Best Burger in the Inland Empire 2012, TRIPADVISOR TOP 10 BURGER JOINTS IN THE USA 2014

Reviewed By Marty911 - Palm Desert, California

We went to Grill-a-burger for lunch. The menus are updated and the service remains attentive. I had grilled avocado slices and a great blue cheese burger and my wife had a gluten free burger (including gluten free bun) and fries. The burgers are well prepared. The food was fresh and tasty. Cost was modest for great burgers. We will be back.

3. Si Bon

40101 Monterey Ave, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-3261 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night 760-837-0011
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 477 reviews

Si Bon

Reviewed By judi2 - Catskill, New York

My husband and I had an early reservation through Open Table because they were booked. We both had the frog legs appetizer. Delicious. I think our server was Ivan. He was very good. We had excellent Manhattans. We both ordered the filet of sole stuffed with lobster. The portions were huge. One of the best soles we have had. The place filled up around 6 p.m. I ordered the gelato in two flavors. What a treat. We are definitely going back.

4. Purple Room Supper Club

1900 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-1621 Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Contemporary, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 760-322-4422
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 912 reviews

Purple Room Supper Club

Purple Room Supper Club is a fun, intimate and friendly place where the locals, celebrities and travelers hang out. We offer great 3 Course Purple Prix Fixe Menu & Happy Hour Tuesday-Thursday 4-6pm, live entertainment and a full dinner menu. We opened our doors in 1960 inside the Club Trinidad Resort, which was built that same year. This still-popular venue is considered to be one of Palm Springs’ “original” Rat Pack Hangouts – where Frank Sinatra and the “Pack” would bring friends to eat, drink and play! We offer complimentary live entertainment on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Our Mainstage, ticketed shows run Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday evenings at 7 pm, with dinner reservations starting at 5:30 pm for 7pm shows. A few seats in the bar area have restricted views of the stage, but we have monitors throughout for easier viewing. For those guests who prefer not to stay for a ticketed show, we suggest dinner reservations prior to 5 pm. Yes, we’re famous for celebrity sightings – you never know who will be at the Purple Room; so we kindly ask that you allow our guests to enjoy themselves by respecting their privacy! Remember, what happens at The Purple Room STAYS at The Purple Room. It’s where Palm Springs Plays! Please let us know if you have questions; we look forward to your visit!

Reviewed By Travelingtheworld61 - Denver, Colorado

We went on a Thursday night for the Jazz Show with Michael Holmes. It was so good!!! The ambience is amazing....love the glitter ceiling. Staff was super nice and food was delicious. I'm still dreaming of the lobster and shrimp linguine and blue cheese wedge salad. Will definitely go back when in Palm Springs.

5. Brandini Toffee

42250 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-4432 Seating, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American Dinner SGD 176 +1 760-200-1598
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 125 reviews

Brandini Toffee

Brandini Toffee is a manufacturer of gourmet almond toffee sold online and through our retail stores in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs and Cabazon, CA. We also serve coffee, ice cream bars hand dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in toffee, vanilla and chocolate toffee shakes, toffee popcorn, toffee and chocolate covered pretzels, and more. Ask about our private label program for your business or event.

Reviewed By beeperVancouver - vancouver

I was invited to a 10:30 tour of Brandini Toffee. Paul, a fantastic guide who knows the background of the company, leads tours Monday - Friday. I didn't expect to be amazed at the story of its founding, and the absolutely fantastic products used to make everything, and the quality standards throughout the business. Brandon Weimer first started making toffee at 12 years old. Then, he and Leah Post needed to raise money for a trip to Italy in their sophomore year of high school, and they were astounded at how fast their delicious toffee sold, and that they raised more than they needed to pay their share of their trip (their parents paid for half and they had to pay for the other half). Not the usual story of the beginning of a business--right?

Today their clients include Ralphs Grocery Stores, Costco, Whole Foods, their outlets, on-line, and stores worldwide. The cleanliness of the manufacturing facility shows quality perfection standards. The products used in producing the products are top quality. There is real butter--no oil substitues--, yummy chocolate, and wonderful popcorn with several types of toffee and other things added so that there are several popcorn varieties. The popcorn is made in a machine, but basically, this is a hands-on operation and definitely there are no robots...just hardworking employees. Join the well known stars like Oprah and Martha Stewart who have the products on their "A" lists. You can join the "frequent shopper" list to get points, and rewards.

Once you try the products, you will never want to stop enjoying them, and sharing them with family, friends and clients. I usually have a lot of willpower, BUT, not with the Brandini Toffee products. This is an A+ company that is run with high standards, creativity and love to produce the best toffee products available in the world.

The business and store are in Rancho Mirage, and are in the shopping center across from The River on Bob Hope. Lots of free parking, and 10% off after the tour. This is an award winning company. After our tour, Brandon came to meet us--very unique and wonderful to have the boss come to meet the tourists.

6. Tony's Burgers

35903 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-6658 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 - SGD 39 +1 760-832-7794
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

Tony's Burgers

We gather the freshest ingredients to bring you the best burgers in town. With 25 years of experience, Tony has developed and mastered the best burgers in the Coachella Valley. He has decided to open Tony’s Burgers to fully share his passion in the kitchen. Our vision is simple, great service, burgers and atmosphere from our family to yours.

Reviewed By Maureen S - London, Canada

I have heard so much about this burger restaurant and we decided to give it a try. Not only do they have burgers but service breakfast items and sides. We decided on burgers and fries and were amazed. I have never seen so many choices for both burgers and fries~~~ I ordered the The Love Hater. (A Garlic Delight)
Served with extra Roasted Garlic, Grilled Onions, Roasted Red Pepper, and Boursin Cheese. Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles Chips, and Garlic Aioli on a Sourdough Bun.
with sweet potato fries and it was melt in the mouth delicious, my husband had the The Godfather. (Sourdough Italian)
Served with Crispy Bacon, fresh Avocado, and Mozzarella Cheese. Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles Chips, Pesto and Basil Mayo on a Sourdough Bun. and the 50/50
Half order of fresh Homemade Fries and half order of signature Beer Batter Onion Rings. It was a lot of eating but enjoyed every bite. A little on the pricey side but the quality and quantity is worth it. We'll be back!!!

7. The Cheesecake Factory

71800 Highway 111, Ste D101, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-4492 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 760-404-1400
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 668 reviews

The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory offers something for everyone featuring a wide variety of over 200 menu items prepared fresh to order each day, plus over 30 legendary varieties of the Finest Cheesecake.

Reviewed By gldnby - Keizer, Oregon

We were on vacation and ate here with my wife and two teenagers. We love the Cheesecake Factory and this has a very nice atmosphere in a nice location on the river. It was Sunday night at 7:30 and packed, it was a 40 minute wait but that's not the restaurants fault. We're not complainers as restaurant workers have a tough job and the place was absolutely packed but we did not have a good experience. After being seated it took another hour to get our food which was brought out one plate at a time about 10 minutes apart. My order was wrong but we had waited so long at that point it wasn't worth sending back. My sons order was missing the top half of his hamburger bun (??) but they said it would be out in 30 seconds. Ok no big deal. 15 minutes later still nothing so we had to ask for it again. They brought out a cold bun, it must have been taken right out of the fridge. The waitress was indifferent and didn't really care. "yeah, sorry" she said in a monotone voice when we told her. Our appetizer plates were never cleared nor did they return to ask how things were. Very poor service despite how busy they were. We'll go back to the Cheesecake Factory, just not this one.

8. Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant

70026 Highway 111, Between Frank Sinatra & Country Club, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-2924 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night SGD 25 - SGD 59 +1 760-770-9508
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

Catalan Mediterranean Restaurant

Family owned & operated, Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine is situated in the heart of Restaurant Row in Rancho Mirage. The restaurant specializes in Western Mediterranean cuisine bringing forth tastes from Italy & Spain. Known to offer one of the most authentic Paella and Tapas experience in the Desert. The restaurant also offers a rustic yet modern atmosphere that is bound to make one have a comprehensive experience of the food. We take immense pride in our staff FOH & BOH who are very committed to offer you the best quality of food and service. The adjacent Boqueria Bar specializes in House Signature drinks as well as offer innovative cocktails while promising the guest an ambiance of elegance and fun. Awards: Palm Springs Best New Restaurant of the Year 2013. RAMMY Award Winner - Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year 2014. Palm Springs Life Best of the Best 2014.

Reviewed By James M - San Francisco, CA

Very nice service, great food too. The lamb loin was very tender and delicious. The Yukon Gold potatoes were amazing. They are a must have dish.The sorbet was delicious.The waiter brings you warm milk with your coffee. That was a nice touch. Also they had a nice covered patio.Over all a great restaurant.

9. Bonta Restaurant & Bar

68510 E Palm Canyon Dr, Ste 140, Cathedral City, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92234-1300 Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television Italian, German, Bar, Argentinean, Mediterranean, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 37 +1 760-832-6100
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Bonta Restaurant & Bar

A fusion of flavors, our Argentine heritage is evident in the variety of Spanish, Latin, German and Italian dishes that pay homage to Argentina's diverse culture. From our celebrated Argentinian steak that features our classic chimmichurri to our pastas or Schniztels, the seasoning and flavors will take you from Buenas Aires to Vienna. We have delightful tapas, cocktail specials and provide a relaxed, casual ambiance perfect for your evening plans. We also offer great Happy Hour perfect to meet up with friends after leaving work or the Golf course.

Reviewed By GPaCalgary - Calgary

Our friends from Canada who were visiting the desert took us here. The Schnitzel is authentic and tasty. The portions are very large. The wine is very reasonably priced. The service is fantastic.
I have had my fill of schnitzel lately so I opted for the canneloni, which is a terrific meal of ricotta and spinach. Delicious!

We had a truly wonderful meal, an$D intend to introduce some other friends here next week.

10. Roy's

71959 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92270-4848 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 760-340-9044
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 631 reviews

Roy's

Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.

Reviewed By Ed W - Rancho Mirage, California

We have dined at Roy’s many times and the service, the food quality and the personnel are simply consistent; always engaging, very knowledgeable and eager to take care of the customer. Randy, the General Manager treats customers like good friends and his #1 team member, Trinidad (Trini) is a really great and attentive team member. The menu is consistently well delivered and the food quality is the best. Roy’s is most assuredly a great place to dine in the desert!

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