Read many chowhound reviews of the Palm Springs & Palm Desert area and have put together what looks promising (to me) from those posts.
Fortunately for me, the last time I was in the area and had not read Chowhound.com before going (shame on me), the hotel concierge recommended El Mirasol after I asked for a down to earth, non-pretentious restaurant, quite frankly I was looking a little shaggy after my motorcycle ride through Death Valley and she probably did not want to send me to the fine places w/her name.
El Mirasol was incredible and I will go back this next time.
From what Ive gathered:
Rick's on palm canyon
Elmer's Pancake House
Don & Sweet Sue's Café
St. James at the Vineyard
Riccio's on north palm canyon
Any comments or further suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
(Im posting in both the LA and CA forums as it seems split what forum Palm Springs & Palm Desert belong in)