Welcome to the culinary paradise of Rancho Mirage, where world-class dining experiences await around every corner. With a diverse range of restaurants, cafes, and bistros, Rancho Mirage offers a dining scene that is second to none. Explore some of our select favorites below.
Nobu at Sensei Porcupine Creek
Indulge in the timeless elegance of Wally's Desert Turtle. This iconic restaurant takes you on a culinary journey through refined French cuisine. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of sophistication as you savor artfully crafted dishes made from the finest ingredients. With impeccable service and a selection of exquisite wines, Wally's Desert Turtle promises a dining experience that is both elegant and unforgettable.
Wally's Desert Turtle
If you're in the mood for some finger-licking barbecue, head to Babe's Barbeque and Brewery. This lively eatery captures the essence of Southern-style barbecue with its tender meats, smoky flavors, and signature homemade sauces. From mouthwatering ribs to juicy pulled pork, every bite at Babe's Barbeque and Brewery is packed with bold and savory goodness. Pair your meal with one of their handcrafted beers brewed on-site for the ultimate barbecue feast!
Babes Barbeque & Brewery
Si Bon extends a warm welcome with its inviting ambiance, featuring soft buttery walls, vibrant red cafe chairs, and elegant white stone tables. The hand-painted murals beautifully capture the essence of Brussels, enhancing the charm of this European Bistro. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Si Bon offers a delightful array of Belgian-inspired dishes. With the addition of a new patio, vibrant red awnings, and the introduction of bright red cafe chairs, this Belgian bistro has undergone a remarkable transformation. Notably, it has earned recognition by OpenTable, with an award as a top outdoor dining location in America, showcasing the exceptional quality of its services and atmosphere.
Shame on the Moon
If you're a steak enthusiast, the Edge Steakhouse is a must-visit. With elevated views of Rancho Mirage, the Ritz-Carlton’s premier steakhouse offers an unparalleled dining experience. From prime cuts of beef cooked to perfection to a curated selection of decadent sides, every aspect of your meal at the Edge Steakhouse is carefully crafted to create an extraordinary culinary journey. Immerse yourself in an upscale ambiance, complemented by impeccable service and a wine list featuring the finest vintages.
The Edge Steakhouse
Uncover the exquisite flavors where exceptional dining converges with outdoor ambiance. Indulge in a culinary journey on inviting patios, from the vibrant ambiance of Las Casuelas Nuevas, the charm of BluEmber, and the acclaimed outdoor setting at Si Bon, where excellence is celebrated. Rancho Mirage's patios are your gateway to unforgettable dining experiences amidst the beauty of the desert landscape.
Rancho Mirage is home to a tremendous number of unique and high quality eateries. For all things dining, see our list of local favorites below!
Wally's Desert Turtle
Wally’s Desert Turtle was established in 1978 by Mr. Wally Botello, the Founder of the famed fine-dining Velvet Turtle chain. The restaurant is now owned and operated by Wally's son Michael and granddaughter Maddy. Wally’s serves dinner nightly, and hosts the wildly popular Friday Fashion Show Luncheon, prepared by their classically trained Chef. They offer nightly live musical entertainment in the Sahara Lounge, which has been enjoyed by many celebrities including Bob and Dolores Hope, Frank Sinatra, President Gerald R. and Mrs. Betty Ford, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Tom Hanks.
Babes Barbeque & Brewery
A Barbeque restaurant with a built-in brewery, the first of its kind in the Coachella Valley and quite possibly all of Southern California. Opened in 2002 by Donald Warren Callender (1927-2009) of Marie Callender’s restaurants, Don’s cooking can still be tasted in the restaurant today as they hold all their family recipes sacred.
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
Founded in 1978, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse in Rancho Mirage has remained a beloved destination for over 35 years. Offering a warm and entertaining environment, highly trained teppan chefs serve the finest ingredients, while the authentic Japanese antiques and loyal staff contribute to the restaurant's timeless charm. With a dedicated following of locals and visitors, Kobe's success is rooted in creating an atmosphere that fosters shared moments, laughter, and cherished memories over delicious food.
Si Bon is a culinary gem that offers a delightful fusion of French and Belgian cuisine. With its charming and inviting atmosphere, Si Bon provides a unique dining experience in Rancho Mirage. Indulge in their delectable menu featuring classic French and Belgian dishes, expertly prepared with a touch of creativity and flair.
Introducing 'The Penney', an indoor-outdoor casual fine-dining terrace restaurant that serves as a canvas for Chef Jon Butler's ingredient-driven, locally sourced, seasonal Californian Menu. Guests seeking romance can soak in the panoramic lake and mountain vistas from both the terrace and dining room. Those with an adventurous spirit can immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of the sunken cocktail/dining bar and savor a rare-spirits flight from the library. 'The Penney' offers a unique experience for every palate and preference.
Willie's Modern Fare
Willie’s Modern Fare effortlessly marries fine dining sophistication with the welcoming spirit emblematic of its founder, Willie Rhine. Indulge in classic cuisine with a contemporary twist, complemented by creative cocktails and a meticulous wine list. Experience the refined dining room, expansive outdoor patio, or relaxed lounge for drinks and bites.
Shabu Shabu Zen
Discover Shabu Shabu, a lively Japanese cooking and dining experience. Enjoy fresh veggies, premium meats, and homemade dipping sauces. Immerse yourself in a fun Japanese atmosphere. Explore diverse small plates and an impressive Sake Bar. Experience genuine hospitality that lingers until your next visit.
Uncle Chai Thailand Street Food
Uncle Chai Thailand Street Food brings the flavors of authentic Thai cuisine to Rancho Mirage. Experience the taste of Thailand without having to travel, as Uncle Chai's recipes offers a delightful selection of genuine Thai dishes.
The Edge Steakhouse
Set on a cliff overlooking the Coachella Valley, this modern restaurant features steaks from around the world, seafood, classic sides, a curated wine list and craft cocktails. The Edge Steakhouse is the premier dining experience at the Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage.
Experience BluEmber, the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort’s signature restaurant, for an inventive spin on California New American cuisine. Enjoy their sophisticated dining room, award-winning patio or cozy up by the fire pit and admire the spectacular mountains and lush fairways. BluEmber embodies the Palm Springs dining experience with an exquisite menu, variety of fine wines and unmatched hospitality.
Discover an exceptional dining journey at The Steakhouse, located in at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage. Recognized by Wine Spectator and other prestigious awards, savor prime steaks, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine selection in an elegant setting.
Pinzimini, located nearby at The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa, offers handcrafted cocktails, Bellinis, Italian cream sodas, antipasti, pizza and entrées. Colorful touches garnish Italian favorites at this trattoria-inspired restaurant and bar.
Sensei by Nobu
Sensei by Nobu, a collaboration between world-renowned Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Sensei co-founder Dr. David Agus, harnesses an evidence-led approach to nutrition. Crafted with fresh ingredients that stay true to how nature delivers them, each meal is designed to ignite the senses and provide optimal benefits. The ever-changing dining menu includes selections that incorporate Sensei’s nutritional (Nourish) philosophy as well as traditional classic dishes by Nobu.
Experience the fusion of bold flavors and culinary artistry at P.F. Chang's. From their iconic lettuce wraps to delectable entrees, immerse yourself in an Asian-inspired dining journey that tantalizes the palate and ignites the senses.
The Cheesecake Factory
Savor an exceptional dining experience at The Cheesecake Factory, where an extensive menu spans from classic comfort dishes to innovative creations. Indulge in their renowned cheesecakes, all in a welcoming ambiance that ensures a memorable culinary adventure.
Yard House, where an eclectic menu meets an extensive selection of draft beers. From global-inspired cuisine to delicious handcrafted cocktails, indugle in a lively atmosphere that celebrates diverse flavors and exceptional libations.
Restaurant Taste of Summer Campaign
From July 17th to August 13th, enjoy exclusive summer specials at participating Rancho Mirage restaurants and resorts with the purchase of a $10 wristband. Wristbands are available at the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce or at participating non-profit organizations. With your wristband, you can savor the best of our city’s culinary scene, from creative drinks to delicious appetizers to mouth-watering entrees to decadent desserts.
Full List of Local Cuisines
Rancho Mirage restaurants serve up a variety of culinary experiences for all types of diners. Enjoy unique dishes and inspired menus from outdoor cafes to fine dining restaurants to fast-casual eateries throughout the city. Discover great spots to gather for coffee, celebrate a special occasion, or relax with creative craft cocktails in a cool desert setting.