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My Three Favorite Restaurants in Palm Desert, CA

Cypress Wealth Services

November 2021

Entertaining family, treating business colleagues to dinner, holding a meeting or event—whatever the case may be, we’re frequently having to answer the question, “Where should we eat?” Today I’m sharing three of my favorite restaurants in Palm Desert.

I’ve previously shared how we enjoy our community and life along the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains. And that includes supporting our favorite local restaurants. No matter the occasion, you’ll be treated to great food and enjoyable atmospheres when you dine at any of these Palm Desert establishments.

Castelli’s Ristorante

While the name gives it away, Castelli’s is our go-to for Italian. They’ve been awarded many times for their top-notch food and intimate atmosphere. It’s traditional—in the best way. The food is delicious, the portions are generous, the wait staff is attentive, and the wine list is abundant.

The “Celebrity Room,” where the walls are lined with photos of celebrities, is always a topic of conversation. They also have private dining spaces that are perfect for banquets or meetings. Pasta, seafood, prime beef, chops, veal, lamb—if you’re craving Italian, it’s surely on the menu.


This chef-owned restaurant is known for its French cuisine. Wine connoisseurs love Cuistot, the winner of the Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. The food is wonderful, but the atmosphere really makes coming to Cuistot an experience; the stone walls, exposed wood beams, and fireplaces create true ambiance.

And when the weather is right, the terrace is perfect for happy hour. The view of the park and waterfalls make it hard to choose whether to sit inside or out. An evening spent at Cuistot is always a treat.

Wilma & Frieda

When it comes to breakfast and brunch, Wilma & Frieda is the place to go. This casual cafe is bustling, especially on the weekends. While the menu is filled with traditional findings such as waffles, French toast, eggs, and omelets, they take everything up a notch from your standard diner dishes thanks to all the added details. You’ll have to try it for yourself!

The locals love this spot, which uses the freshest of ingredients. The cafe is relatively small, so if a table isn’t immediately available, trust that the food is always worth the wait.

Palm Desert—Our Home

There’s a reason we call Palm Desert home, and these restaurants give you just a taste of why we love living and working in the valley. Whether you live here, visit for work, or plan to relocate, we’re always willing to share more about our local community.

More than just sharing, we also enjoy serving and supporting our community. While we offer financial planning and investment management services, we’re also here to help promote other worthy local businesses.

Many of our clients have family and businesses in the area, and we take great pride in the enjoyment and success they find here in Palm Desert. To learn more about who we are, contact one of our offices today.


About Cypress Wealth Services

Cypress Wealth Services is an independent RIA firm providing financial planning and investment management to high net worth individuals, families, business owners, and institutions. Cypress Wealth Services comprises professionals with diverse backgrounds and extensive experience and qualifications. Cypress Wealth Services is uniquely qualified to serve a broad range of client needs, and their experience and expertise act as a foundation for their client service process. The firm uses The Second Growth, which focuses on efficiently protecting, growing, and transferring to their loved ones the wealth and legacy a person has already built. With financial advisors in Palm Desert, CA, Tustin, CA, and Anchorage, AK, the firm serves clients across the country in Wealth Management Services, Fiduciary Services, 401(k) Design and Management, Investment Reporting Services, Financial and Retirement Planning, and more. For more information, visit or call 760.834.7250.