Foodies looking for a place to stay with on-property dining are in luck — several boutique hotels in Palm Springs have their own restaurants with menus that appeal to everyone.
The Ingleside Inn’s iconic Melvyn’s Restaurant has served everyone from Frank Sinatra to Liza Minnelli. Gourmet dishes are prepared table side, like Sinatra’s favorite, the Steak Diane, and delicious desserts like Crepes Suzette and Cherries Jubilee. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, there’s also a bar and special weekend brunch menu with endless champagne for just $9 a person. Melvyn’s Restaurant, 200 W. Ramon Road, Palm Springs. 760-325-2323
In the mood for Mexican? The El Mirasol restaurant at the Los Arboles Hotel is open for breakfast Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and lunch and dinner daily. Known for artfully prepared Mexican regional cuisine and fantastic margaritas, El Mirasol has an open air patio dining area and large bar, with specialities including Pollo en Mole Poblano (an elaborate dish featuring a sauce made of chiles, cocoa, and pumpkin seeds), Beef Chile Rojo (tender beef cooked in a red chile sauce), Carne Adobada (spicy marinated pork steak), and Chicharrón en Salsa (fried pork meat in a tomatillo, green chiles, scallions, and cilantro sauce). El Mirasol at Los Arboles, 266 Via Altamira, Palm Springs. 760-459-3136
The Villa Royale Inn’s Europa Restaurant serves modern continental dishes in an intimate space — only 12 diners can be seated at a time. The signature Salmon in Parchment and Double Crown Rack of Lamb are inspired by the flavors of Europe, and the bar, with its pool and mountain views, offers a wide range of foreign and domestic wines. Dine under the stars, by the fire, or near the fountain — every seat in the house is a good one. Europa Restaurant, 1620 S. Indian Trail, Palm Springs. 760-327-2314