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The most opulent place in Twentynine Palms, the Bistro opened in early 2009. It is also very gay-friendly! Owners Sam and Karen Provost have family connections with Alaskan fisheries, and have the freshest Alaskan seafood, from king salmon to scallops to halibut, flown overnight into Palm Springs, where it is then picked up and brought to the restaurant. The Bistro also features a 16-ounce New York strip, and an 18-ounce ribeye that's superb. The menu is constantly changing, so you won't be bored with the same stuff over and over again. There is a full bar with an extensive selection of imported and domestic beers, red and white wines, champagne, scotch, cordials, and two kinds of real and imported absinthe (Lucid is my favorite).
Favorite Dish: All their seafood choices are to die for, and, if you want something to comfort you, try the Comfort selection. A month ago it was housemade tomato soup and a grilled Muenster cheese sandwich. It is currently a grilled all-beef wiener with caraway sauerkraut and housemade Guinness mustard. Delicious!
Address: 73527 29 Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Comparison: most expensive
Directions: Located in downtown Twentynine Palms, across the street from the Rio Ranch Market.
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Phone: (760) 361-2229
29 Palms Inn Restaurant
The menu is fantastic! There are nightly fresh fish specials (the supplier is the Santa Monica Seafood Co.), and several chicken dishes that are outstanding. The New York strip is superb, and the chocolate mousse is to die for! The best restaurant in 29!
"Idiot's Gulch" is what we locals lovingly call the bar. It's a great place to hang out and meet people from all over the world. The bartenders are very friendly, and the selection is good. A nice way to relax after a day of hiking. Lots of out-of-town "family" make their way here.
Favorite Dish: Ask about the nightly specials; I usually get the seafood selection. Tasty!
Address: 73950 Inn Avenue, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Comparison: most expensive
Directions: Head east on CA-62, go through the stoplight downtown. At the Beacon gas station, take a right onto National Park Drive. Go about 1/4 mile to Inn Avenue, and take a right. Drive through the entrance and park.
Other Contact: TheOasis@29palmsinn.com
Phone: (760) 367-3505
New Year's Eve Party at the Crossroads
The Crossroads is extremely popular with rock climbers, environmentalists, musicians, the GLBT crowd, and anyone looking for fun, socializing, and fantastic food. It literally is a crossroads, as many people from all over the world manage to find their way here. The staff is a fun-loving, eclectic group of folks ready to serve you! They have a great selection of tap and bottled beers, both imported and domestic, and a decent selection of wine. You even get to bus your own tables. No hangups are allowed!
Favorite Dish: My favorite is the "Grilled Coyote." It's a HUGE sandwich made of a whole grilled chicken breast, thick-sliced and peppered bacon, avocado, sprouts, onion, lettuce, tomato, and a house sauce on a whole grain bun. You almost need more than two hands to tackle this monster!
Address: 61715 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Comparison: about average
Directions: Downtown Joshua Tree, on the south side of CA-62.
Phone: (760) 366-5414
Santana's Mexican Grill
This is definitely a "greasy spoon," but it's totally worth the trip. The food is great, there's lots of it, and it's CHEAP! Plus, Santana's is open 24 hours, in case you get the midnight munchies. Great place to go after the bars close.
Favorite Dish: The chicken-mushroom quesadilla with an horchata to drink can't be beat. It really hits the spot!
Address: 73680 Sun Valley Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Located on the corner of Sun Valley Drive and Adobe Road. The Stumps is located almost directly across Adobe from Santana's
Phone: (760) 361-0202
Price: less than US$10
Wonder Garden Cafe
A healthful fare and fresh-baked goodies characterize the Wonder Garden Cafe. They serve both breakfast and lunch. The cafe also has the only coffee house in 29. Good stuff!
Favorite Dish: I like to indulge myself with the baked brie and fresh fruit. Delightful!
Address: 73511 29 Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: The cafe will be on the right as you come into downtown Twentynine Palms. The Rio Ranch Market is directly across the street.
Phone: (760) 367-2429
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