Another place to try if you're in Palm Desert CA is Pacifica Seafood Restaurant.
Situated on the second floor of a building in the El Paseo shopping area, the place specializes in seafood, ambiance and martinis, though not in that order. Mitch the owner can remember your name if you've been there only once--quite a feat. The bar area is always packed, but the dining area is not always full inside, just outside on their heated and cooled (depending on season) terrace.
One find from last evening was an new oak-aged 2008 Mendoza Argentina Malbec Blend from Clos de la Siete vineyards. Excellent and well priced too--since it was half price wine night at Pacifica!
Nice place! Great views! Also like Tommy Bahama just down on El Paseo for their Happy Hour menu in the bar. Also has great views (the same as Pacifica). Are you at Desert Springs or Shadow Ridge Marriott?
We also like The Daily Grill for lunch....The Cliff House, the Riverwalk restaurants, Jackalope, and tooling down to Palm Springs for a visit. Then, we take our two buck chuck (still 2 bucks out there as I recall) we got from Trader Joe's and head back for a quiet eve.
Jerry, fabulous from the welcome from hostess Ginger, who had placed a hand labeled (calligraphy) welcome sign on our corner banquette for us (not Stepping Stones BTW). Dennis our long time server was quick and efficient. I had the Veal Pot Roast, which I cut with a fork! Mrs. had Calves Liver, her favorite. An exquisite evening at a fabluous restaurant in sight of the future (Ritz-Carlton) Marriott property. Not inexpensive but a very special place, where you dine at your leisure rather than merely eat your meal. I have given this place all perfects in my Zagat voting and many other raters agreed.
Thanks for the report. Sounds so lovely, many of us really appreciate the Zagat information. A few years ago, Zagat had a place also rated with a perfect score. The place was in Lake Tahoe, "The Summit Room." This place was located in a casino, (?). Never made it there, are you familiar with it?
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Having driven through Lake Tahoe a few times, but never stopping, it has to be a most interesting place. Watching History Channel, there are always stories about what went on via the California side and the gambling on the NV side. The Lake must be a great experience as one of the deepest fresh water lakes.