by Rachel Montoya
Upon entering PDCC you will first walk into an intimate bar & lounge area which boasts big screen TV’s to watch your favorite game or event. Then you enter the spacious dining room that has many tables set far enough apart from each other that you can enjoy your meal without getting to know your neighbor. No matter where you are seated you will have a view of the lovely patio, which includes a fire pit, a stage for the bands, several tables with heaters, all overlooking the lush golf greens.
The large glass doors that cover the whole back side of the restaurant can be opened up to hear the music or enjoy a breeze when the weather permits or can be kept closed when it’s chilly outside. Either way you can enjoy the view and with the doors closed the volume of the band is enjoyable while dining.
My date and I were seated at a table right next to the window which was perfect. We were told ahead of time by friends that PDCC has some of the best Prime Rib in town so I already knew that was what I was going to order. For only 19.95 the meal comes with your choice of soup or salad (I chose a garden salad) and choice of baked potato or rice pilaf (I chose the potato, which was delicious with all the fixins) and is accompanied by fresh vegetables which included carrots, broccoli and green beans and a basket of warm sourdough bread. The Prime Rib itself was a large portion of thick, beautifully cut, lean meat and cooked to perfection. It was so large I was able to take half of it home to enjoy later.
The Rib Eye was what my date selected and he was also quite pleased with his meal. He decided on the iceberg wedge and rice pilaf for his sides.
After dinner we relaxed by the toasty fire-pit and shared a tiramisu and a Grand Marnier while listening to the band Radio 60. The patio is a nice place to enjoy a romantic drink and snuggle during the cooler months.
Dinner is served on Friday nights with an $18.95 Seafood Special and Saturdays with the $19.95 Prime Rib Special both from 5:00-8:30pm.
Tuesdays are All You Can Eat Tacos for $8.95 and Thursdays are All You Can Eat Pasta for $12.95 both from 5:00-7:00pm.
Breakfast is served Saturdays & Sundays from 8:00am-11:30am.
And of course they also serve lunch daily between 11:00am-3:00pm and have some of the best soups, sandwiches and salads in town.
If you’re looking for good food at reasonable prices in a comfortable country club setting that is family friendly, then you should check out PDCC located at: 77-200 California Dr., Palm Desert.
For more info go to: www.palmdesertgolf.com or call 760-345-0222 ext. 2.