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Looking to dine in? Head to Kitchen Kitchen for all your hard-to-find kitchen utensils. The store even offers cooking classes, including exceptionally interesting cooking adventures like avocado ice cream, and has been ranked the number one kitchen shop in Palm Springs by Desert Magazine.

Retail opportunities abound in and around Indian Wells, from bargain buys to exclusive one-of-a-kind purchases. Shoppers have discovered that the community’s resorts provide a range of high-end shopping excursions. And those willing to make a short drive will not be disappointed by the size, scope and selection of retail opportunities.

In nearby Palm Desert, the renowned Gardens on El Paseo offers shoppers an expansive offering of retail options. Known as the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert,” the Gardens on El Paseo provides shoppers with all the class of Beverly Hills shopping—locally. Anthropologie and Teavana are the stores that most recently opened their doors at the mall. An even more exclusive shopping mall has opened adjacent from the Gardens on El Paseo, El Paseo Village. El Paseo Village offers such upscale shopping as Banana Republic, Between The Sheets, Bebe, Janie and Jack, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Lucky Brand Jeans and the delicious Mastro’s Steakhouse to soothe the appetite your shopping trip will inevitably work up. This up-and-coming 41,000-square-foot shopping destination is owned by Evanston, Illinois-based Davis Street Land Company. Between the two tandem shopping centers, such stores as Tiffany and Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, Tommy Bahama and several more are open to the public, with numerous others opening soon.

From a dining perspective, what Indian Wells lacks in quantity, it excels in quality. The city boasts a small number of top restaurants riddled with award-winning chefs who play up their connection to the region’s pastoral environment and fresh California ingredients.

It’s a Deli serves a yummy breakfast and lunch, with fresh selections daily. Homemade soup and sandwiches are their specialty! The deli is a favorite of the locals and the owners Karen and Marty are always there to greet you with a smile.

Cave Bistro, the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa’s restaurant, offers guests a bistro-style dining option for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their award-winning “Sirocco” restaurant presents a tantalizing and sophisticated Italian menu. For nightly entertainment, join friends at the very innovative Stir Lounge.

Lantana, the Hyatt Grand Champions’ contemporary open-air restaurant with spectacular mountain and golf course views, is newly remodeled and features signature desert-inspired cocktails and their very own Agave Sunset Tequila.

Grove Artisan Kitchen at the Miramonte Hotel & Spa is a restaurant rich in local influence, true to the vast culinary skills of a great chef. It is a perfect stop for extraordinary seasonal cuisine. For lighter fare, the Vineyard Lounge features an impressive wine list and an innovative cocktail and martini list.

Loren Restaurant at the Indian Wells Resort Hotel features sumptuous American continental cuisine and one of the finest wine cellars in the desert. Cocktail hour begins at the contemporary, elegant Jake’s Lounge. Sports enthusiasts can catch the game on Jake’s widescreen video monitors.

The IW Club, celebrated as one of the best culinary destinations in the Palm Springs area, offers a myriad of dining options. Whether a large social gathering or an intimate dinner for two, the many venues of the IW Club provide the perfect atmosphere for any event. To delight your palate, all of their culinary creations are served with a “California Fresh” influence.

The Ruth Chris Steakhouse serves their famous steaks seared to perfection at 1800 degrees and topped with fresh butter so they sizzle all the way to your table. With market fresh seafood and more, you have a difficult decision on your hands. Just when you think it can’t get any better, end the perfect meal with some sweet treats.

Morton’s Steakhouse has used the same suppliers for their aged prime beef since day one. Morton’s hand picks their prime beef and nothing but the best is selected. When they say that they offer "The Best Steak... Anywhere," they mean it!

The Chop House is a prime cut above, in culinary excellence, personalized service and relaxed sophistication. They serve fine steaks and chops, butchered in-house and grilled the classic way, allowing flavors and tenderness to develop fully. They feature all natural premium angus beef, USDA prime aged steaks & chops, fresh seasonal fish and shellfish, California’s freshest seasonal vegetables and boast a wine cellar with 3,500 choices.

Le St. Germain has been described by Zagat as a “French oasis in the desert.” With a fusion of French cuisine served with California flair amidst an exquisite bistro setting, the service is as exceptional as the menu. Some of the restaurant’s signature entrees include filet mignon with Roquefort and Syrah au jus, herb crusted rack of lamb and seared diver scallops in coconut lobster broth. The restaurant is equipped for private dining and outdoor seating and also offers a main dining room and a bar area.

Vicky’s of Santa Fe has been on the desert scene for over 20 years and has consistently offered great American food, great service and great prices. Experience the comforts of this premier Indian Wells restaurant that features old-world adobe architecture, Mexican pavers, dramatic 14-foot double doors, high ceilings, three separate dining rooms, a bar and a piano lounge, which all create an inviting atmosphere. Vicky’s is comfortable yet upscale and can accommodate guests arriving straight off the golf course or dressed for a big night out on the town. The lounge is home to some of the best musical entertainment and dinner shows in the desert. It is also popular with groups seeking private dining.

The Nest Restaurant & Piano Bar, which boasts being “Indian Wells’ most famous restaurant and nightclub,” is a long-time local favorite, featuring cuisine from France, Switzerland and Italy. The cozy European atmosphere is enhanced by a world-famous piano bar known to be frequented by celebrities, entertainers and sports stars. Since 1993, Tim Burleson has appeared nightly at the Nest’s piano bar, sporting a wide range of musical talent to suit any crowd. A sampling of the entrees offered includes seafood pasta, veal marsala, eggplant parmesan, frog legs, lamb loin grilled and medallion of beef. All tastes are accounted for at this unique dining establishment.

No matter what shopping or dining adventure you aim to have, Indian Wells and its surrounding area has got you covered!

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