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    9
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  • First Review
    August 10, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 27, 2014
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    3.2
 
 
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Voted “Best Pizza in the Desert” 4 years running, <br />What makes a great pizza? It starts with a great oven! Ours is an authentic wood- fired masonry oven where the fire has burned constantly since the day we opened. Modern gas and electric ovens cannot produce the intense heat needed - over 700 degrees - to achieve the crispy, smoky crust that our oven provides. With dough made fresh daily in-house, our goal is to make the best pizza in the desert!<br />In the mood for something a little fancier? Our famous mini-burgers, Pan seared atlantic salmon, 16 oz grilled Rib Eye steak or matchbox fish and chips? Our chef's dishes are simply and classically prepared! You’ll find our appetizers and entrees well seasoned & hearty, never bland. The challenge? Build an interesting restaurant in an expansive second floor space that includes outdoor seating in historic Downtown Palm Springs! The matchbox experience takes place in an engaging atmosphere designed & custom-built. <br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
From superior to mediocre
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"When last we first visited this restaurant both food and service from all reas were superb. As recent transplants from NYC, we may be more femanding than the average Palm Springs customer but this restaurant met and exceeded those demands,=, Despite a good effort by Errol as waiter (he is charming and helpful) both the fromt of house staff and food was a pale copy of what had been previously. We saw none of the staff that had been in the restaurnt before and that might explain the decline. We will not be back."
Dined on 10/25/2014
 2007
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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.<br />Offering a great view of the vibrant downtown street scene.<br /><br />USDA Prime aged steaks & chops <br /><br />Fresh seasonal, sustainable fish and shellfish <br />California’s freshest seasonal vegetables <br /><br />Wine cellar with 3,500 choices <br />House-made desserts. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
reviewerrobert
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"great steaks and great service. Best upscale restaurant yet in Palm Springs."
Dined on 9/13/2014
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Foods from Mexico & the Southwest! Home of the World Famous "Wild Coyote" Margarita! Sure to make you HOWL! <br /><br />We can accommodate private groups small & large! <br /><br />Beautiful landscaped outdoor dining with misters & heaters for when it's a little chilly. There are also numerous casitas for inside dining! <br /><br />Make sure to put the Blue Coyote Bar & Grill on your To-Do list! <br /><br />IMPORTANT MESSAGE!! WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR OUR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS FROM TUESDAY 09/06/11 - 09/29/11 @ 4:00 PM! PLEASE JOIN US THEN & THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
reviewerrobert
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food was a step above Taco Bell. Only nice touch was the performer."
Dined on 8/15/2014
 2007
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This popular New York Style Deli serves up amazing deli sandwiches, soups and salads and much more - huge menu, huge portions.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
reviewerrobert
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great for breakfast but stay away if you want real deli food. Lox and bagel was absolutely tastless. Pastrami tasted like it cam prepackaged from a grocery store - Where is the flavor? In fairness, we moved here from NYC but this was terribel. Maybe bland is good for an elderly clientel but I want real deli. Pancakes and baked goods are great so stick to those."
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2007
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Welcome to Rio Azul Mexican Bar & Grill. Rio Azul is not your typical Mexican Restaurant. They are Palm Springs only choice for traditional Mexican Cuisine, handcrafted with the best ingredients and served fresh and flavorful! The unique menu is certain to have something for every palate. Voted Best Mexican Restaurant 2012 by Palm Springs Life Readers & Best Margarita 2013!!! Prepare to be charmed by the colorful and deliciously vibrant atmosphere and wowed by the culinary creations of Executive Chef Ernesto Gastelum. Chef Gastelum’s cuisine is a magical combination of delicious fresh ingredients, and a philosophy of slow food preparation where everything is made to order and freshly prepared. As a result you have a dining experience that excites and delights your senses. Relax in our beautiful setting while Chef Gastelum and his team perfectly prepare your meal.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great, authentic Mexican cuisine
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Original, innovative and deliciious food along with attentive, knowledgable and polite service make this one of my favorite Palm Springs restaurants. Great selction of tecquilas as well."
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2007
Special Features: good for groups
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Spencer's Ambience is the perfect blend of stylish elegance and comfortable informality. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or Brunch in our newly expanded indoor dining room or our award winning temperature controlled patio. Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, Spencer's offers a popular Palm Springs tradition of culinary excellence featuring a fresh approach to classic American cuisine. Locally voted Best Breakfast, Best Sunday Brunch, Best Outdoor Dining, Best Gluten Free, Best Power Lunch, Best Wine List, Best Chef, Best Caterer and Most Romantic, Spencer's is Palm Springs' "it" place for any occasion.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Great to look at
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is a lovely and stylish restaurant in Palm Springs but unfortunately the food and wait service do not live up to the promise. The front of house staff were cordial, professional and welcoming and even the valet was prompt and efficient but that is where the compliments end. The heavy handed use of extremes of garlic and truffle oil killed all other flavors in our dinner. While the quality of the meats were good, the prep was mediocre. Too bad for the patrons and the establishment. The waiter never even bothered to ask how things were but that may have been based on his past experience. I recommend people skip this place. It is not worth the cost."
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2007
Special Features: romantic
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At Acqua Pazza, talent, expertise and a passion for great food combine to produce a captivating California Bistro dining experience. Our menu options are many, varied and value-priced, and the quality is always high. Our generous portions are prepared with the freshest ingredients available and a dash of innovation from our award-winning chefs. Freshly baked bread and decadent desserts are made in-house daily, and are perfectly complimented by a cappuccino, latte or an endless pot of coffee. At our "crazy-water" bar, we feature the desert's best Happy Hour – all-day, all-night, 12-hours long! Winner of 8 "Best of the Valley" awards in 2010 for Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner Deal, Family Restaurant, Continental Restaurant, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining and Late Night Dining as well as Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce's prestigious "Rammy Award" in 2009 and 2010 for Exemplary Casual Dining, Acqua Pazza, California Bistro, promises to provide a most enjoyable dining experience!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2007
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At Palm Springs newest and hippest restaurant, Lulu California Bistro combines talent, expertise and a passion for great food to produce a captivating California Bistro dining experience. Our menu options are many, varied and value-priced, and the quality is always high. Our generous portions are prepared with the freshest ingredients available and a dash of innovation from our award-winning chefs. Freshly baked bread and decadent desserts are made in-house daily, and are perfectly complimented by a cappuccino, latte or an endless pot of coffee. At our exciting bar area, we feature the desert's best Happy Hour – all-day, all-night, 12-hours long!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Lots of Attitude
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Left waiting at the front despite a reservayion then waiting long enough at the table that we finally grabbed bus person and asked if we actually had a waiter. The service here was not good. The atmosphere was pretentious but the quality of food was quite good so maybe this was a bad night. One more try is called for."
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2007
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Voted “Best Pizza in the Desert” 4 years running, <br />What makes a great pizza? It starts with a great oven! Ours is an authentic wood- fired masonry oven where the fire has burned constantly since the day we opened. Modern gas and electric ovens cannot produce the intense heat needed - over 700 degrees - to achieve the crispy, smoky crust that our oven provides. With dough made fresh daily in-house, our goal is to make the best pizza in the desert!<br />In the mood for something a little fancier? Our famous mini-burgers, Pan seared atlantic salmon, 16 oz grilled Rib Eye steak or matchbox fish and chips? Our chef's dishes are simply and classically prepared! You’ll find our appetizers and entrees well seasoned & hearty, never bland. The challenge? Build an interesting restaurant in an expansive second floor space that includes outdoor seating in historic Downtown Palm Springs! The matchbox experience takes place in an engaging atmosphere designed & custom-built. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Great food an, service & atmosphere
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2007
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"In resort destinations many restaurants are satisfied to be as only as good as they have to be to, but, Matchbox exceeds all expectations. The crab bisque was one of best soups I have had anywhere! As new residents of Palm Springs, we are looking for the places where we will be regulars and as ex- New Yorkers we know and demand both superior food and service and here was both. Our server, Henry was helpful, attentive and knowledable and we will ask for him when we return VERY soon."
Dined on 8/08/2014
 2007
Special Features: hot spot, great for outdoor dining
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