We were in PS this weekend and were going to go to LGs but heard The Falls in downtown PS has an owner / chef who used to work at LGs and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. With those credentials and a reputation as one of the best in PS we went there instead of our usual romp down to Palm Desert and the original LGs.
It started out well enough, nice bar area with a water fall motif (hence the name The Falls). The dry aged refrigerator case was prominently displayed. The first course, a Maytag Blue salad with the dressing on a wedge of crisp iceberg lettuce, was great.
I will admit the expectations for the steaks were high given the billing and initial impressions. Three of us us ordered the specialty of the house, a bone in rib eye.
At LGs the bone in steaks are nearly 2" thick. When ordered medium they are cooked to the point where the outside is brown, crispy and sweet, the inside is a pink beef mousse.
The same steak at the Falls was not even an inch thick and arrived black and charred. Call me a sissy but I'd rather have a brown crust than carbon coating.
No pink meat, every part of the steak was the same gray color. The friends who took us there were disappointed as well, apparently they haven't been there in about a year when it was supposed to be better.
The moral of the story is not to avoid The Falls but rather not to gamble on a new steak restaurant when you have a favorite nearby. Also go by recent personal impressions when judging a restautant, things can change.
LGs still has the best steaks in the Palm Springs desert area.