Hey all. We'll be heading to the La Quinta Resort this coming week for a few nights and wanted some recs for a birthday dinner on Tuesday. We are staying at La Quinta, have a car, and are willing to drive but would like to keep it fairly local. I've seen quite a few recs in Palm Springs and I think that would just about be the furthest we'd want to go. We have a DD among us, so that's not a big deal but we don't really want to drive a super long way either.
I've looked at Trio, Spencer's, Le Vallauris, and Tinto which all look great. But I was wondering if there are any other ( just as good ) options closer to the resort. We will be dining at Morgan's on Monday night as they are closed on Tues.
Preferences would be something New American-ish ( but not hard set on that ) and price isn't really a concern. My favorite meals tend to be tasting menu-type with exotic ( but tasty ) ingredients. Sushi is out, no recs for that please.
Lets have it - what do you think? Are the Palm Springs restaurants the best options or are there 'just-as-good' places actually in/around La Quinta?