Dine under swaying palm trees and a breathtaking landscape — Greater Palm Springs is home to a variety of eateries that offer guests the opportunity to take their dining experience outdoors and take in the beautiful sights of this Southern California oasis. 

The Cafe at Shields

Shields Date Garden

Shields Date Garden offers a delightful outdoor dining experience where guests can savor delicious dishes amidst the tranquil ambiance of their scenic garden. The Cafe at Shields offers Mexican-inspired fare for breakfast and lunch. Try the Works Omelet or the Chilquiles, if you are looking for a meal with dates, try the Date Me Omelet. Whether you're enjoying a date shake or a date-infused salad, the charming outdoor setting adds a refreshing touch to your culinary journey.


Copley's on Palm Canyon 

Copley Palm Springs

Set with the views of the San Jacinto mountains, Copley's on Palm Canyon is an award-winning restaurant serving innovative dishes. The outdoor garden has seating surrounded by greenery, palm trees, and bougainvillea which makes for a perfect ambiance. Beyond the romantic al fresco setting, the dinner menu is exceptional. The menu has everything from prime New York steak to sesame seared tofu, and seared duck.  


Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge

Eight4Nine_Palm Springs

This chic restaurant in the heart of downtown Palm Springs has it all — sleek decor, tasty cocktails, a savory menu, and a welcoming patio perfect for dining al fresco. If dining in a group, try the charcuterie & cheese plate as it is the perfect sharable snack. If you are in the mood for pasta, try the Lobster Mac & Cheese or the Pasta E Ragu Bucatini. From a great atmosphere to even better food, Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge offers guests a top-quality dining experience.


Babe’s BBQ

Babe's BBQ Patio

This longstanding restaurant and brewery is one of Greater Palm Springs’ stalwarts when it comes to grabbing a cold one on a warm afternoon. With a spacious patio featuring cooling mist wafting over the seating (and mood-laden interior with touches of ‘pig’ décor), it’s a spot to dine all year round. 


Larkspur Grill

Hotel paseo patio, AC3

You will enjoy dining al fresco at this newer restaurant at Hotel Paseo thanks to its chic grounds, welcoming décor, and tasty food. Larkspur Grill's beautiful, art-filled restaurant opens onto a bright and airy patio on the west side of the hotel facing the main entrance. It’s a perfect spot to watch the sunset on cooler evenings or a great place to catch the rays with a cold drink in your hand on an afternoon after shopping at the adjacent El Paseo. The Blood Orange Margatini is a must-try, along with the Blueberry Basil Lime Chiller.


Big Rock Pub

Whether you are looking to dine out for dinner with family or get together with friends for happy hour after a long day at work, Big Rock Pub in Indio is an amazing restaurant that offers an expansive patio that overlooks the beautiful Indian Springs golf course. Enjoy burgers, pizza, brews, and more while relaxing with sunset views or under the stars. 



At this classic destination in Greater Palm Springs, guests can anticipate a culinary experience like no other, where classic dishes are elevated with innovative and artistic flair like you have never seen before. Enjoy guacamole and chips with a mountainside view. 


The Pink Cabana


Walk into the iconic black doors at the Sands Hotel & Spa, pass through the Morrocan-themed entrance, into the pool courtyard and you will arrive at The Pink Cabana, offering a fresh, modern take on the great Tennis and Racquet Clubs of the 50s and 60s – think greens and pinks with gold accents. If you are looking to plan a brunch or a nice dinner, this is the perfect option! Sip on hand-crafted beverages and enjoy their delightful dishes all while enjoying the unique and beautiful atmosphere. 


Porta Via

Porta Via offers an inviting outdoor dining atmosphere where patrons can relish their meals in the open-air serenity of the restaurant's charming patio. Whether you're sipping on a finely crafted cocktail such as the pali spritz or indulging in some delicious rigatoni bolognese, this al fresco setting is sure to enhance your overall dining experience.


Willie's Modern Fare

Willie's Modern Fare offers guests the opportunity to savor their meals while soaking up the picturesque surroundings of the restaurant's outdoor seating area. Order some mouth-watering roast prime rib or a carefully crafted cocktail while taking in the alfresco ambiance that makes Willie's Modern Fare a perfect spot to dine in the fresh air.


Sol Y Sombra

The Paloma Oro cocktail poolside from Sol Y Sombra at The Paloma.

Whether you're savoring traditional Spanish tapas or sipping on a refreshing drink, this al fresco setting is sure to enhance your dining pleasure while also providing a perfect backdrop to enjoy your night out. 

Ready to dig in and dine in Greater Palm Springs? See all the restaurants offering amazing cuisine and start planning your next outing.