Another place to try if you're in Palm Desert CA is Pacifica Seafood Restaurant.
Situated on the second floor of a building in the El Paseo shopping area, the place specializes in seafood, ambiance and martinis, though not in that order. Mitch the owner can remember your name if you've been there only once--quite a feat. The bar area is always packed, but the dining area is not always full inside, just outside on their heated and cooled (depending on season) terrace.
One find from last evening was an new oak-aged 2008 Mendoza Argentina Malbec Blend from Clos de la Siete vineyards. Excellent and well priced too--since it was half price wine night at Pacifica!