More than 100 local restaurants in the region will showcase their specially-prepared prix fixe lunch and dinner menus during the 12th annual Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week. This year’s event is guaranteed to be better than ever before with the recent opening of new restaurants and the introduction of new culinary cuisines to the dining scene. Plan your trip out to the oasis for this yearly appetizing experience, happening Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 17, 2018, and discover all the new eateries joining the 2018 line-up. Reservations are being taken now through OpenTable.

Read on for a round-up of new Greater Palm Springs establishments participating in the three-week food festivities!           

AC3 Restaurant + Bar

There is a lot of be excited about when it comes to AC3 Restaurant + Bar, which can be found within Hotel Paseo in Palm Desert. Created by Executive Chef Andrew Copley and his wife Juliana of Copley’s on Palm Canyon, and Tony Marchese of TRIO in Palm Springs, AC3 is bringing a twist to classic American-style cooking and traditional eats. Pop in for their three-course $29 dinner menu and experience “New American” dining that includes local ingredients from The Gardens on El Paseo. During the festivities, guests will have an opportunity to choose from one of five starters and one of five dinner entrées. To top of the night, satisfy your taste buds with the Chef’s Duo of chocolate indulgence and California citrus. 

AC3 Restaurant + Bar is open daily and is located at 45350 Larkspur Ln, Palm Desert.

Alebrije Bistro Mexico

Alebrije Bistro Mexico is serving up the finest in modern Mexican dishes at their sophisticated, high-end location in uptown Palm Springs. During Restaurant Week, the bistro will be providing a $20 lunch menu as well as a four-course $39 dinner menu. Diners are welcome to get a taste of Mexico City’s vibrant spirit through authentic dishes like lechon (roasted suckling pig, smoked salsa verde with habanero, beans off the stove and corn puree), and Pescado a la Veracruzana (fish prepared with roasted tomatoes, capers and garlic salsa, served with summer vegetables and goat cheese chile relleno).

For an additional charge, plates may be paired with a number of the bistro’s distinctive Mexican wines. These include Las Nubes Sauvignon Blanc, Monte Xanic Chardonnay and Cava Maciel Rose Merlot for the whites. The reds include El Cielo Kepler Cabernet Sauvignon or Amor Bonito Montano Benson Zinfandel, among many others.

Alebrije Bistro Mexico is open daily and is located at 1107 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.

Azucar Restaurant and Bar

Considering that the English translation of “Azucar” is sugar, guests dining within Azucar at La Serena Villas are invited to find their oasis at this sweet bohemian escape during Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week. The brightly-decorated restaurant features Frida Kahlo prints on the dining room walls, while lovely Spanish tiles fill spaces throughout the restaurant. Offering a $20 lunch menu and a $49 dinner menu, Azucar provides diners with hints of both Mexican and Mediterranean-inspired fares, as well as tempting tapas and signature cocktails on their regular menu. Both indoor and outdoor poolside seating is available for guests, in addition to a chic rooftop patio area that provides dreamy views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the surrounding desert area. 

Azucar Restaurant and Bar is open to guests only during the week, while visitors are welcome to dine-in on weekends. It is located at 339 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs.

Dringk Eatery + Bar

Situated within The River in Rancho Mirage, Dringk Eatery + Bar is a one-of-a-kind foodie social playground that meets the needs of all who are looking for a good time, but also want to enjoy top-tier, mouth-watering portions at a great price. Having recently replaced the once-standing Fox & Fiddle, the new restaurant is already creating a name for itself, making it a top destination of places to visit this season. The California-themed restaurant and bar will provide diners with an unforgettable $29 dinner menu that is sure to have you coming back for more. In addition to this, lively entertainment options housed within the space create an amusing ambiance. Activities include pool table games, shuffleboard, pinball, pac-man, foosball and interactive table fun.

Dringk Eatery + Bar is open daily and is located at 71800 CA-111, Rancho Mirage.

Juniper Table

As one of the many delicious restaurants inside the contemporary Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, Juniper Table is one of the newest gems in the region to offer Mediterranean-inspired foods and freshness, locally-sourced flavors and coffee for any time of day. Stationed on the ground level of the hotel lobby, casual dining is offered here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come in during Restaurant Week to enjoy their $39 dinner menu and start with a fresh salad focused on natural goodness and greens. Afterward, choose between a flank steak roulade and an inspired fettuccine pasta. For your third and final course, finish off your meal with flourless hazelnut chocolate cake or stone fruit crostata.

Juniper Table is opened daily and is located at 100 W. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs.

Wildest Greens

If you’re looking to get a taste of more farm-fresh organic meals, visit Wildest Greens in Palm Desert where gourmet nutrition is always on the menu. The wellness-based market accommodates all diet types including those who prefer raw, vegan, gluten-free, paleo and macrobiotic options. Savor healthier dishes during Restaurant Week 2018 by selecting options off their $20 lunch menu or $29 dinner menu. Both menus provide organic offerings, with vegan and gluten-free selections indicated in each.

Wildest Greens is open Tuesday through Sunday and is located at 72990 El Paseo #3, Palm Desert.

Hungry yet? Start planning your Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week experience here.