Where to Dine in Palm Springs for that Old Hollywood feeling

Where to dine in Palm Springs for that Old Hollywood feeling, Cantala Restaurant

Cantala Restaurant

It’s no secret Palm Springs has a long and loving connection to Hollywood. The city has been a getaway destination to the stars for over half a century. If you want to hearken back to that 1950’s era of old Hollywood, there are some beautiful restaurants where you can get that vibe.

Tucked into the Ingleside Inn which has a rich history that dates back to the early 1900’s Melvyn’s restaurant will give you that old Hollywood feeling in an instant — maybe it’s because of all the stars who’ve dined there!

Cantala in the Riviera hotel is another spot where you’ll feel like the paparazzi is waiting just around the corner. All dark colours and bright plants, the indoor dining room is suave, while the adjacent outdoor seating area will make you feel like you’re in central Hollywood. Several dining nooks can give you more privacy if you’re looking to stay out of sight.

Part of a national chain, but with local Palm Springs ownership, LG’s Prime Steakhouse is the spot to go when you’re celebrating a big deal or a special occasion. Try the sumptuous meats like lamb or prime rib, or have one of the steaks the restaurant is known for; LG’s offers USDA Prime steaks, and boasts a rare “on premises” dry-age facility.

You’ll swear someone is about to yell, “Cut!” as you stroll through the lush gardens of the Colony Palms Hotel heading for the Purple Palm restaurant. The Moroccan charmer is well appointed and the service is outstanding. Once inside the Purple Palm you’ll sink into one of the cozy banquettes, and let the dark and moody colors in the room wash over you. Start your Hollywood-style evening with a plate of fresh oysters as the stars do, and be sure to try the octopus.

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Mr Lyons

Start an old Hollywood evening at Mr. Lyons with a classic cocktail; an ‘Honest Martini’, a Manhattan or a bubbly French 75, then move on to taste the amazing steaks and classic sides. The wood panels, soft lighting and luxe banquette seating will make you feel like Hollywood royalty.

Over at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room you can find not just dinner but a show. The sophistication and glamour of the Rat Pack era comes alive at the desert’s premier supper club. Tucked away in the Club Trinidad Hotel, The Purple Room has a Hollywood pedigree; it’s where Frank, Sammy, Dean and their pals cavorted on and off the stage in the swinging 60s.

Why not make a fun night of glitz, glamour and great food. Try one of these fabulous old Hollywood restaurants today.

Palm Springs Traveller Staff