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Good Moderate Restaurant in Palm Desert ???

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Orange Co., CA
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Good Moderate Restaurant in Palm Desert ???

We always have this problem in Palm Desert. Is there a good, moderate restaurant (American, Italian, Mexican, general) in Palm Desert? Good and moderate are the key words.

We stay at Agua Caliente where we have free rooms & don't like to drive far, but have been disappointed at P.F. Changs, La Casa Terraza restaurants (spelling?) etc. Palm Springs proper is a 30 minute drive from where we're staying so would appreciate something closer - if it exists.

Many thanks in advance for your considered suggestions.

Orange Co., CA
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11. Re: Good Moderate Restaurant in Palm Desert ???

We don't often go to La Quinta & probably wouldn't drive out there. Too bad for us. We go often to golf with friends & tho La Quinta has great courses, we always stay closer to Palm Desert. We like Marriott Desert Springs when we don't stay at Agua Caliente. So we are right back in the same area always.

I am just happy to have found Shame on the Moon and a few stays ago we got into Trio & that was fine. Also Agua Caliente Steak House has fabulous food at happy hr. Too bad it ends at 6 p.m. Very early for us.

If you come across something good in "our" area - please let us know!

Thanks for all your help.

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12. Re: Good Moderate Restaurant in Palm Desert ???

How about Lyon's , Lord Fletchers, Kaiser Grille, there is a great italian restaurant right down from the Marriott timeshare next to a Von's and another popular restaurant but I can't remember the name.

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13. Re: Good Moderate Restaurant in Palm Desert ???

Thanks for responding. We've eaten at all these restaurants some years ago & they were pretty old (except Kaiser Grill) then. They weren't too bad - have no idea what they're like now. Haven't heard anything about them. We did eat at Kaiser Grill about 3-4 years ago & service was really bad & food definitely not good enuf to make up for it.

Hae you been to Lyons recently?

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14. Re: Good Moderate Restaurant in Palm Desert ???

When I was in Palm Desert in March I enjoyed 2 dinners at the Back Street Bistro http://www.backstreet-bistro.com/ It will now be one of my favorite desert dining stops. It is very much a locals place. My local friends took me there. Then two nights later a relative took me to her favorite neighborhood restuarant and it turned out to be the same place! Good thing I liked it. Besides good Italian food, they have friendly service and jazz a couple nights a week.

Edited: 1:49 am, May 08, 2012
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15. Re: Good Moderate Restaurant in Palm Desert ???

Looks like a great place! Will give it a try next time we are in the area.

Many thanks!

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