We visited the 4 Saints restaurant at Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs for an anniversary dinner whilst staying elsewhere in Palm Springs, primarily on the strength of our stay at the Huntington Beach Kimpton Shorebreak

Palm Springs has a fantastic foodie scene, and it might seem strange to head to a ‘hotel restaurant’, especially in a hotel in which we aren’t even staying! But that is the faith we have come to have in a Kimpton, so reservations were made at the 4 Saints at the Kimpton Rowan. Right in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs, in a town this hip, you need to come up with something pretty special to turn heads, and it’s a swing and a hit from Kimpton. 

The 4 Saints restaurant is the highest restaurant in Palm Springs, spread across the roof of the Kimpton Rowan hotel itself, which also includes 2 bars and a swimming pool. This means al fresco dining and stunning desert vistas. We visited Palm Springs during one of the most unprecedented super blooms of the last 100 years, so it all seemed so vibrantly colourful. We were assured that it was incredibly unusual and the surrounding mountains and deserts were normally brown, not bright green!

We chose to sit outside with patio heaters warding off the chill of the desert air, but the inside space was almost as stunning as the views from the terrace. Hundreds of woven shades hang irregularly overhead, and the wraparound windows framed stunning views of the dusk and sunset.

In a break from the usual ‘2 starters, 2 mains and a bottle of wine’, we ordered a selection of small plates in a kind of tapas serving style, however, several dishes had the option to be a main size, if you prefer. Sharing the stunning flavours and textures was the perfect way to make the most of the seasonal menu, as it meant we got to try more dishes!

Our incredible spread included jambon serrano with baby sprouts and manchego, sea scallops with cauliflower and lemon confit, and a miso and black truffle salad. This menu changes with the seasons, so expect some seriously adventurous dishes throughout the year. 

It’s worth mentioning that this was not a cheap and cheerful dining experience, with the total bill pushing towards $300. But if you’re looking for something a bit special, where the food, drink and service easily matches the majestic views, you will not be disappointed at 4 Saints at the Kimpton Rowan.

* This visit was fully paid by ourselves as a treat – and a treat that was well worth it!