With warm weather all year-round, and very little rain, Palm Springs offers the perfect climate for outdoor dining. Grab your sunglasses and hit these Palm Desert patios for the area’s best Al fresco dining!

Best Outdoor Dining Palm Springs at a Glance

  1. JC’s on El Paseo
  2. Cuistot
  3. La Spiga Ristorante Italiano
  4. Cafe Des Beaux Arts French Bistro
  5. BackStreet Bistro

Best Outdoor Dining Palm Springs Details

#1 – JC’s on El Paseo

JC's Cafe
  • Cuisine: American classics
  • Open for: Breakfast, brunch & lunch
  • Patio details: Cozy, pets welcome

JC’s on El Paseo offers a cozy outdoor patio tucked between a few shops. There are some trees and umbrellas to offer shade, and pets are welcome to join you here! JC’s offers American classics for breakfast and lunch, and they offer cocktails for the complete brunch experience. Start your day off here before heading down El Paseo for some shopping.

#2 – Cuistot

Braised Lamb Chops
  • Cuisine: French Cuisine, Wine
  • Open for: Lunch & Dinner
  • Patio details: Large, modern, romantic, classy

The patio at Cuistot is absolutely stunning. White linen table cloths and a huge fireplace add to the modern and romantic feel of the palm trees surrounding the patio. You can choose between open air dining or tables partially shaded by a trellis. Cuistot’s French cuisine is delicious and they have won awards with Wine Spectator.

#3 – La Spiga Ristorante Italiano

Beef Tenderloin with Asparagus
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Open for: Dinner
  • Patio details: Large, romantic, elegant

La Spiga Ristorante Italiano is an absolute must if you’re looking for a romantic evening dining under the stars. Their large outdoor patio offers white linen tables, string lights and stunning views. They have a beautiful rose garden which adds to the romance, and the whole scene is set against the edge of a mountain.

#4 – Cafe Des Beaux Arts French Bistro

  • Cuisine: French Cuisine, Wine
  • Open for: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Fridays – Mondays)
  • Patio details: Climate controlled, many seating options

Cafe Des Beaux Art offers a great selection of options for outdoor dining. Choose between a climate controlled section with plenty of shade, or open air dining with big umbrellas. The decor is classic and the food is even better. A full bar means you can cool off with a martini or enjoy a mimosa with brunch.

#5 – BackStreet Bistro

Couple Eating Spaghetti Together
  • Cuisine: Tuscan-Inspired Italian
  • Open for: Lunch & Dinner (breakfast on weekends)
  • Patio details: Pet friendly, live music

Little pops of colored umbrella sprinkle the entrance of this Tuscan-inspired Italian restaurant, and the patio is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. When the weather is right you can enjoy live jazz music with your caprese salad and pasta! The patio is also pet friendly, so your furry friends are welcome to join you for a night out on the town.

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