Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge
If you desire to see or be seen (or both), head to Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge. Willie Rhine, who opened this Uptown Design District hot spot with celebrity photographer John Paschal in 2015, enjoys rave reviews from locals and visitors alike on TripAdvisor, Yelp, and OpenTable.
Guests will feel safe in 9,000 square feet of stylish, spacious dining areas, whether they’re enjoying dinner on the romantic patio overlooking the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, sharing small plates in the buzzy lounge, lingering over lunch or brunch in the main dining room, or simply sipping a signature cocktail at the backlit white onyx bar. The sprawling space boasts Louis XIV ghost chairs, a mix of whimsical chandeliers, and a stunning 30-foot outdoor firewall.
The culinary team has created a menu that changes seasonally. The most popular dishes stay put year-round, such as the Coachella lime pie made with local citrus and Rhine’s personal fave: the grilled Scottish steelhead trout.
Photography by John Pascal.