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Best Dining for Groups in Palm Springs

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Dining in and around the Palm Springs Convention Center.

The Palm Springs Convention Center is widely known as a popular destination for tradeshows, meetings and events. It’s central location conveniently allows access to a variety of restaurants and walkable dining options for convention-goers and tradeshow attendees. Whether you’re looking for a standard sit-down or a fast and more casual setting, there’s plenty to choose from near the Palm Springs Convention Center.

In-House: Savoury’s Catering

Culinary innovation, diversity and quality are the hallmarks of Savoury’s Full-Service Catering, the exclusive in-house catering service provider of the Palm Springs Convention Center (PSCC).

Savoury’s is headed by award-winning chef Brad Toles. The staff works directly with clients to create exquisite group dining experiences, whether the event is a casual business breakfast, an elegant sit-down dinner or a large gala for thousands. With a focus on sustainability, meals are crafted from locally grown, pesticide-free, and hormone-free foods, while kitchen and service areas utilize eco-friendly and biodegradable goods.

Savoury's catering

For meetings and events of all types, an extensive catering menu is offered and can be customized for your group needs. For something more simple, consider a continental breakfast followed by grab-and-go bistro box lunches. Step it up a notch with a buffet, which can include a carving station.  Plated meals are always a great choice for a more formal setting.

Receptions are a great way for attendees to socialize, and what better than to offer a variety of food stations.  Think themes like an Asian take-out station with selections like Kung Pau Chicken, or a Mediterranean theme with beef and chicken Kabobs (or vegetarian) accompanied with hummus, pita chips and naan bread. The options are endless.

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Around Downtown 

Palm Spring’s walkable downtown is packed full of diverse and award-winning restaurants serving every type of cuisine imaginable, many of which offer private dining rooms, large outdoor spaces and reservations for groups.

Within a Short Walk

Grand Central Palm Springs features a modern, open concept that’s perfect for large gatherings. The restaurant serves American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers seating in a classic dining room, a bar and lounge area, an outdoor patio and even a courtyard. Grand Central also offers an event space called the “gallery” that’s available for public or private events.

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Overlooking Palm Canyon Drive in the Heart of Palm Springs, Kaiser Grille is a local favorite serving a mix of American, Italian and Mediterranean fare. The restaurant boasts some of the largest and most diverse outside dining spaces in the area, with three scenic patios available for reservations.

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Lulu California Bistro has it all. The restaurant features an outdoor terrace, a climate-controlled patio, a party-perfect mezzanine, a dining room and a bar.

Lulu’s menu is one of the largest and most varied in all of the Coachella Valley, with accolades including best weekend brunch, best meal for the money, best California cuisine, best craft cocktails, best vegan restaurant and best caterer.

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Located in the heart of downtown, Las Casuelas Terraza serves authentic Mexican cuisine, is a favorite of locals and tourists alike and has even been named one of “America’s 50 Best Hispanic Restaurants” by Hispanic Magazine. With its spacious patio, relaxing environment and live, nightly entertainment and dancing, Las Casuelas is perfect for groups that want to unwind after a busy day.

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Slightly Further

Great for entertaining, Blue Coyote Grill offers southwestern and authentic Mexican-style cuisine mixed with an attractive and fun ambiance. The restaurant can accommodate groups of up to 50 people in private rooms and patios and up to 100 on a large back patio area.

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Perfect for exclusive gatherings, EIGHT4NINE Restaurant and Lounge offers several beautiful, private dining spaces. Patrons will experience a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for brunch, lunch, dinner and an eclectic menu featuring a mix of comfort and ethnic foods.

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Worth The Trip

For cliffside dining in the clouds at over 8,200 feet, reserve a seat at Peaks Restaurant at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Peak’s menu features a variety of dry-aged meats and poultry, market-fresh seafood, locally grown vegetables and greens from the Coachella Valley and fresh bread from local bakeries. Reservations are recommended, and group rates are available with a two-week advanced reservation.

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Convenient On-Site Hotel Dining

A number of Palm Springs hotels and resorts are situated in the heart of downtown and are within walking distance of PSCC. Known as the Heart of Palm Springs (HOPS) Hotels, these properties are filled with superb accommodations, amenities, event spaces and on-site restaurants.

 The Rocks at Renaissance Palm Springs is the perfect spot for dinner, cocktails and entertainment. The restaurant features a lavish lounge, outside firepits, serves America-style cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Renaissance Palm Springs also has 30,000 square feet of meeting space and is connected to the Palm Springs Convention Center.

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Located just three blocks from the PSCC, The Kitchen at Hotel Zoso Palm Springs is open for breakfast and lunch. It serves upscale, locally sourced Southern California cuisine in a high-energy music atmosphere.

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Bistro at the Courtyard by Marriott is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Palm Springs and serves breakfast and dinner. For breakfast, patrons have access to a classic buffet, and for dinner, a variety of a la carte items and cocktails are offered. The hotel also features an outdoor covered patio in the courtyard ideal for receptions.

Open for dinner, The Terrace at Hilton Palm Springs serves American cuisine made from fresh, local ingredients as well as a variety of cocktails and wine. Groups can choose to sit in the stylish dining room or on the popular outdoor patio.

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For fun vibes and a friendly atmosphere, dine at HooDoo Patio Restaurant & Bar at Hyatt Palm Springs. The outdoor restaurant serves Latin American cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails and has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night.

SHARE Small Plate Bistro, also at Hyatt Palm Springs, offers a charming atmosphere that’s ideal for gatherings. Guests can sip wine or cocktail while seated at the fireside lounge or heated outdoor patio.

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Offering classic Margaritaville vibes, License to Chill Bar is an ideal place for your group to start or end their evening. Located in Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs, License to Chill serves a variety of small bites and light dinner options as well as a large selection of hand-crafted cocktails.

Dine seven stories above Palm Springs at 4 Saints, the intimate rooftop restaurant of the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel. 4 Saints offers indoor and outdoor spaces for any occasion, bold, American-fare cuisine, cocktails and California wines, and cool 270-degree views of downtown Palm Springs and the San Jacinto mountains.

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Hidden Dining Gems in Palm Springs Resorts

Group Friendly Bars & Lounges

Palm Springs is home to a wide range of bars and lounges, including cocktail lounges, barrooms with live music, sports bars and more – with many offering private and reservable space for groups.

 Chill Bar Palm Springs is a warm, modern and LGBTQ-friendly venue that is well-suited for any celebration. The island bar features a comfortable designer lounge, a large patio and high-definition video entertainment.

A throwback to old Palm Springs’ nightclubs, Copa Nightclub is fashioned around a stunning u-shaped bar, cocktail tables and an elevated performance stage. Copa is open Fridays & Saturdays, offers reservations for groups and is a great spot to relax, sip a cocktail and enjoy a lineup of talented entertainers.

Copa

Featuring a mix of modern, classic and eclectic design elements, Seymour’s perfectly pairs the past with the present. The upscale bar features an exquisite cocktail menu and a large outdoor patio with lounge seating that’s perfect for alfresco group experiences.

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Credit: Seymour’s

Located between downtown Palm Springs and the Uptown Design Center, The Alibi is a live music venue housed in a historical 1930s building. The Alibi offers a robust food & beverage menu, including seasonally crafted cocktails and food pop-ups.

V Wine Lounge is a West Hollywood-style lounge and outdoor patio that features an astonishing variety of boutique California wines, international wines, craft beer, and throwback cocktails. V Wine also serves appetizer-style foods and offers reservations for groups.

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