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Palm Springs Chop House
Price range: $35 - $50
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Baristo
Description: Perennially voted "Best Steaks in the Desert" We offer PRIME, All natural and grass fed beef and chops, butchered in-house and grilled the classic way, allowing flavors and tenderness to develop fully. Our seafood is sustainable and we offer organic vegetables wherever possible. We are one of America's Finest Prime Time Top 10 Steakhouses, as well as a DiRONA recipient (Distinguished Restaurants of North America. We have been voted "Best Steaks in the Desert" for several years. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Offering a great view of the vibrant downtown street scene. USDA Prime aged steaks & chops Fresh seasonal, sustainable fish and shellfish California’s freshest seasonal vegetables Wine cellar with 3,500 choices House-made desserts.
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We were staying in Palm Springs for a few days with friends and decided to have Dinner at Chops. Wow, what a dissapointment. We have have been here a few times before, but this last time was just bad. First off though, I want to say that we had a great waitress. She was really nice and fun. And, they do make good drinks.
So back to the food - French Onion Soup: Super bland. No taste whatsoever. After a tbl spoon of salt I was able to get the flavor of the onions. WAY to much cheese, and sticky cheese as well. Totally ueber cheesed... Rack of Lamb: tasteless again. Just really bland. Creme Brulee: the worst. The top should be hard and cracklin when diving in with the spoon. The top was soggy and mushy and the creme was stiff.
Heading back to LG's next time.

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Thank PoopiRedondoBeach
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

The best steakhouse in the desert bar none. You can count on a great selection of steaks cooked to perfection and served by professionals. Wine list is very good and cocktails are reasonablly priced.

Thank misterTEH
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

The Chop House had good steaks, chops & prime rib – tasty, tender and cooked to perfection. Having said that, though, the overall dining experience felt dated and just not in keeping with the 21st century sensibility about fine dining. It wasn’t “cool” in a Palm Springs retro-style, either. It was just old-fashioned and off on most of the details.

Let’s start with the room. It is beautiful, with high ceilings, leather booths, and wonderful woodwork and wall treatments. Then, someone’s grandmother decided that hanging plastic grapes over the bar and decorating the room with fake rubber plants would be a good idea. It’s almost laughable.

Food? The house salad was just sad. We were served warm, wilted greens, with some shaved dyed beets and carrots on top, (yes, just like a 50’s mom used to do, when she wanted to be fancy), and a glob of dressing plopped in the middle. Why bother? A decent salad should be fresh, chilled and tossed with the dressing.

The lobster bisque was presented nicely, but had WAY too much cream. If the “International Delights” coffee creamer people ever come out with a lobster flavor, this is what it will taste like.

Then there were the entrees. As I said, the proteins were good, but then they added a clump of wilted watercress, (I think that’s what it was), and some sort of shriveled-up broiled tomato to garnish the plate. It looked so pitiful that it made us laugh. If you’re going to serve sides separately, let the meat stand on its own, perhaps with a nice sauce.

The one contemporary item on the menu, the Lobster Mac-N-Cheese, was great!

Service? Everyone was very friendly and it wasn’t bad but, again, was off on the details. The wait between the salad and the main was way too long. You should never serve a course when a diner has left the table, (It happened twice), and – for goodness sake – place the plate in front of the diner, not in the spot where no one is sitting. (Tip: you can tell where people are sitting, because there is no silverware at the empty spots).

We actually had a very nice time at the Chop House, but much of it was spent reminiscing about the old-fashioned places our parent’s used to take us when we were kids. It wasn’t a bad way to spend the evening, I guess.

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Thank SFGlen
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Our family of ten ate here to celebrate a 30th anniversary. We didn't make a reservation first but were found a table to accommodate us all very quickly. The restaurant has a great atmosphere inside and is open to the main street of Palm Springs which was great.
The menu is a bit pricier, as most steakhouses are especially on the main street of Palm Springs. Entrees were around the $25-35 mark plus sides. But everyone absolutely loved their food. The meat was so tender and the sides were delicious. I had the steak and potatoes and broccoli as a side...Loved it. We were also brought out bread at the beginning of the meal.
Our waiter was fantastic and knowledgeable and brought a complimentary dessert for the anniversary couple.
This was a great place to eat and celebrate a special occasion...I only wish there was a place like this in my hometown.

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Thank Jenna_12Alberta
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Despite the surly, unpleasant woman who greeted us at the door when we were waiting too long for our table and I questioned it, we had a very nice meal at the Palm Springs Chop House. It wasn't cheap by any means but we had a great table on the terrace next to the pavement to watch the world go by.
The salad, included with the entree but served as a starter was fine if not too exciting but the 8oz fillet steak was memorable. I ordered a large side of dauphinoise potato (sliced potato with cheese) and it was also delicious, flavoured with nutmeg.
The wine wasn't expensive for a reasonable Merlot and our server was very pleasant and attentive.
All in all, a very good food experience.

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Thank Bob1949
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