When it’s time to eat,
it’s time for Grand Central Palm Springs!
The original clock located in the center of Palm Springs restaurant Grand Central reminds us to take time out to eat, sip, talk and enjoy.
We’ve created a dynamic small menu that changes often providing the freshest seasonal ingredients with fun twists. We use ingredients you can pronounce, many of which are probably in your kitchen but put together in ways you would not have thought of...simple, fresh, delicious. We have 10 refrigerators but only one freezer, we have to keep the caramel sea salt gelato somewhere.
Grand Central restaurant is located in the heart of Palm Springs vibrant downtown area. The historic building, formerly known Desmond's department store, was built in 1936 and left vacant for 12 years. Renovation and restoration was both challenging and exciting. The majority of the original design elements have been lovingly protected and maintained.
Architecturally, Grand Central combines pre-Modernism with 21st century styling. The blue accent color, found throughout the building was the height of couture fashion in 1936. The brick walls and original stamped concrete floors are an invitation to travel back in time to 1936 Palm Springs.
Choose a dining location, outside in the patio, the large dining room or the full bar/lounge area. There is a separate event space called the “gallery” available for public or private events.
160 La Plaza
in La Plaza Center
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Mon 8a - 2p
Tue 8a - 2p
Thu 8a - 9p
Fri 8a - 9p
Sat 8a - 9p
Sun 8a - 9p
COFFEE & BREAKFAST
EVENTS AT THE GALLERY
Parties, celebration, special events and festivities for all occasions
Celebrate your special occasion in our restaurant, private event room, The Gallery or both.
We can accommodate small or large groups. Scheduling an extra special event? Reserve all of Grand Central!
Look for surprises in our event room, The Gallery.
To inquire about holding your next event at Grand Central send us a quick note...
A big thank you to the Palm Springs community and all the visitors for the support we have received. So many of you have continuously stopped by to check on our progress. Thank you for signing up on our Grand Central website and keeping tabs on us through our Facebook page. It has been a long, challenging and interesting journey.
We have been asked so many questions.
What took so long?
Bringing a 1936 historic building that was abandoned for 12 years, to code was quite an undertaking and took time. We have maintained 80% of the integrity of the building.
Why did we create Grand Central? Community table
Palm Springs is an inviting community and quickly takes in new comers no matter how long or short a stay. We wanted to be a meeting place for family, friends, residents and visitors to come together and enjoy exciting food and drink. We wanted to be a place that people will take time to be with each other. Our families spent many wonderful times seated at kitchen and dining room tables surrounded by relatives and friends. Nourishment came from wonderful meals and shared community!
Why the name Grand Central?
In cities and train stations throughout the years, people have been meeting “under the clock”. Grand Central’s iconic clock is a reminder to take a breath; to take some time; to relax and enjoy innovative food and drink at our table. Be with family and friends - put down your devices and talk.