Greater Palm Springs, California is not just a picturesque destination; it’s also a hub for meetings and corporate events, thanks to its welcoming hospitality community and the versatile Palm Springs Convention Center. After a long day of presentations and panels, what better way to unwind than with a group dinner that combines relaxation with refinement?
Greater Palm Springs takes pride in offering customizable dining experiences for corporate groups. Whether you require a spacious banquet hall, or a menu crafted to impress, the local restaurants are well-equipped to provide tailored solutions. From innovative culinary creations to traditional dishes, these venues go the extra mile to ensure your corporate dining experience is a resounding success.
Kaiser Grille is renowned for its classic American dishes, prime steaks, and fresh seafood. With a commitment to quality and a wine list to complement every meal, it’s a prime spot for groups seeking a refined dining experience for up to 300 people. As great as the food is (and it’s award-winning), the setting deserves a star for its versatile patio ready for your next event.
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, Clandestino offers a private patio to take advantage of our sun-filled days. Latin fare includes meat, fish, and vegetarian options, including tacos, enchiladas, and extravagant nachos (Instagram worthy!). Order margaritas or sangria to really make it a moment the group talks about the rest of the meeting. With a capacity of 26 for a private experience, this is a hot spot for incentives or VIPs.
Not all group functions need to be fancy. Luchador Brewing Company can throw a fiesta with the best of them, complete with taco bars and drinks for a happy hour or energetic opening party.
This surefire winner has four indoor-outdoor dining areas sporting remarkable panoramic mountain views. Add live music for a true island atmosphere in this oasis, which holds up to 275 with a full buyout. Nobody throws a reception like Tommy Bahama! Complete the Tommy Bahama experience with a stay at the new Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa, a luxurious new addition in Indian Wells.
Copley's on Palm Canyon is a culinary homage to Hollywood’s golden era, set in the former estate of Cary Grant. It’s a place where glamour and gastronomy meet, perfect for a group dinner that aims to impress. Large groups of up to 150 will enjoy the patio with stunning mountain views. Smaller groups of up to 55 can, of course, use the outdoor space or revel in the festive interior with throwbacks to classic films.
Near old town La Quinta sits one of the finest patios you and your group will have ever experienced. That’s just the start at Lavender Bistro, which delivers a truly upscale menu without coming across as stuffy. Live music adds to the appeal for the many groups who consider the restaurant a can’t-miss experience.
Indian Wells Golf Resort, a prestigious golf club in the city of Indian Wells, is an ideal setting for your gathering. Parties of 12 to 400 can be accommodated at Vue Grille & Bar, which is within walking distance of several luxury hotels and sports stunning views of the Santa Rosa mountains. It is also a natural pairing for any company golf tournament or team-building exercise.
8. Pomme Frite
Who doesn’t love a good french fry? Pomme Frite has a distinctly Californian twist on a classic Belgian/Flemish bistro. While the fries are not to be missed (and come with most meals), the homemade dipping sauces set the experience apart—along with the legendary Belgian beer. Make it a happy hour or private reception for up to 40 attendees here.
This spot is a symphony of taste and elegance. EIGHT4NINE Restaurant & Lounge offers a menu that perfectly balances American classics with healthy options. The spacious layout caters well to large groups, ensuring that your corporate dinner is not just a meal but an event in itself. With its stylish decor and comfortable ambiance, it’s an ideal setting for both networking and relaxation—complete with built-in entertainment via classic Hollywood films screened on the private patio. The private dining facilities can accommodate groups from 10 to 125 people.
10. Arnold Palmer’s
Capturing the same warmth and excellence as its namesake golfing legend, Arnold Palmer’s is a big hit with groups. Private rooms host up to 32 guests at this hot spot in La Quinta. Seafood, chops, and other high-end comfort foods comprise the winning menu.
For a tried-and-true classic for a group of steak lovers, Morton’s is always a winner. The staff’s hospitality is almost as famous as the hand-cut meat. The newly renovated private dining rooms can hold up to 90 attendees, and a full buyout lends itself to 168 people.
Minutes from luxurious hotel brands in Rancho Mirage, Wally’s fits in brilliantly with its five-star service and upscale dining options. This is a great location for an opening reception or private experience for VIPs and incentive winners. Themed parties like the Roaring ’20s or the Rat Pack are big winners here.
Greater Palm Springs serves up a feast for the senses, with a wide variety of dining options to suit any group’s needs. Whether you’re looking for a casual outdoor gathering or an elegant indoor feast, these 12 spots will provide top-notch service, delicious food, and an atmosphere conducive to both business and pleasure. Enjoy your meeting and your meal in this gem of a destination.