Bellatrix
Bellatrix

Bellatrix

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bellatrixrestaurantpalmdesert.com/
  • Phone: 7606013690x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday thru Thursday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday thru Thursday - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Gerard Brunett
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Coming Soon
  • Private Party Contact: Christine Fahey-Paxton (760)601-3603x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Varner / Cook St. Exit
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located at 75-200 Classic Club Blvd, Palm Desert, CA 92211. Directions are as follows:
    From 10 East Fwy - Exit Cook Street Exit, Left on Cook Street, Right on Varner, Left on Classic Club Blvd.

    From 10 West Fwy - Exit Cook Street Exit, Right on Cook Street, Right on Varner, Left on Classic Club Blvd.

    We are located directly inside the Classic Club Golf Clubhouse, host site of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
A word from Bellatrix
Entertain your guests in style in our elegant Bellatrix Restaurant dining room for dinner under the stars or lunch overlooking our nationally recognized championship course designed by Arnold Palmer and a host site of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Visit with us at our Bellatrix Wine Bar featuring a selection of over 100 wines by the bottle and over 30 wines by the glass along with full service bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Bellatrix reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (21)fit for foodies (15)special occasion (15)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (13)notable wine list (12)great for lunch (11)neighborhood gem (11)romantic (9)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Enjoyed this Luncheon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We ate with out of town friends and we all enjoyed the food and our surroundings. I would recommend it to anyone who likes good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    choosydiner
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Had New Year's Eve dinner at Bellatrix and it was outstanding. Even though it was a pre-fix menu and only two choices, the food was spectacular. Service was wonderful and the holiday decoration gorgeous. Wonderful, wonderful evening. Thank you, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 18th birthday party
    kevin
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We celebrated our daughter's 18th birthday with grandparents and classmates. The food was very nice and the ambience was subdued. The service was better than average. It was a good value for the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Exquisite Setting!
    JavajudiVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    This is one of my favorites. I was there twice last week and love it every time. They never disappoint. Lunch on the patio is breathtaking overlooking the fabulous golf course. Try it for lunch, dinner or just for their Happy a Hour. You'll be back for more!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jake1
    Jake
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Very good food presented well. Service was great and we did not feel rushed. We had been to the bar happy hour before so thought we would give the dinning room a shot and we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great place to dine.
    Beezers
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    We go there for our anniversary because our experience has always been great. Right from the Welcome to the Have a Great Evening and everything in between. So "Thank You" again for a great evening. Cheers and see you next year.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off night
    ChowHoundVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    The service was really off. But we had been there earlier in the week and it was fabulous. I just don't think they were prepared for the crowd they'd get on Prime Rib night. We had a very long wait for the starters to come out and then within a few minutes the entrees came out. In their defense, when I said no, we aren't ready yet, (since we were still eating). They took the entrees back and DID NOT put them under a warming light, we were brought new dinners. The food was good and everyone was friendly and polite, it was just off with the timing of the service. I would certainly go back. When we had gone earlier in the week we gave everything 5 stars.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chowhound
    ChowHoundVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    The pot roast is excellent, tender and flavorful. The staff is great. Our waitress was friendly and knew the menu well. We had a special request and it was no problem to change a recipe. The happy hour menu has quite a variety. We started with a flat bread pizza and it was great. Everything was so good we are going back two days later for prime rib night. And it's beautiful inside and out.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Ado About Nothing
    desertrose
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Service was about the only thing that our party of four could say was good about our experience. A prix fix menu was all that was offered except for the bar menu, which greatly limits one food choice. Two of us had the "barrel cut filet" and two had the Cornish game hen. The filet were mushy and lacked flavor or seasoning. The chicken was uninspired and totally lack seasoning. One gets the feeling that this place is going out of business due to the lack of menu choices. Wine is sold by the ounce! There are lots of better choices in the desert than Bellatrix.
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  • disappointed
    pippy
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We have dined with you a few times and loved the Friday night specials, we were very surprised to find that this has now changed (no fish and chips!!!!) and your menu was very sparce with only a choice of four entrees on the menu. Will this change?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Bellatrix
    Grammaeva
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    I had lunch there for my first visit to this restaurant. I was very pleased with everyone who was involved, starting with the fine young men who tended the door and greeted us upon entering the building. All were professional, well groomed, polite and eager to share their beautiful location. We were pleasantly surprised as we were leaving, as one of these fine young men, also took us in a golf cart to our cars in the parking lot. Unexpected and appreciated. The service was very good, a pleasant, smiling and happy server who was obviously training a new server, who was also very nice. The food came within a very short period of time, and was quite good. I would definitely recommend this to someone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch!
    eby3VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Although we are vegetarian, the server and chef made our lunch delicious! We ordered the chicken sandwich on a whole wheat bun w/o the chicken and it was memorable! It was not only scrumptous but also very healthy and filling! It was served with delicious non greasy garlic french fries and we look forward to having lunch there again. We also checked out the dinner menu/wine list and can't wait to order!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unpleasantly surprised
    Slow2judge
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    I expected a much higher quality evening. We may try the restaurant for lunch one time but probably not too soon. The fact that it was my birthday, and so noted in the reservation, was completely ignored. Our entrees were (1) ICE cold and (2) overdone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was lacking. We
    FantasticVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    The service was lacking. We had to find a busser to get us a second round of drinks.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in Palm Desert
    JAofthedesert
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    The Bellatrix is in the Classic Club Golf Club. The dining room is elegant, quiet with very attentive service. Weather permitting it is lovely to sit on the terrace that overlooks the golf course and the mountains beyond. The food was excellent, service impeccible and we could have a conversation without shouting! They also have many special events during the "season" such as wine tastings, October Fest, prime rib Thursdays, all of which are great for locals as well as out of towners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Elegant dining at reasonable prices
    JavajudiVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    This is one of favorites and I love to take people there that aren't familiar with it. Everyone loves it as the food is great and the ambiance is fabulous. Views from the balcony overlooking the golf course is stunning but the interior of Bellatrix is also beautiful with its richly polished woods, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    We went to the restaurant for their all you can eat prime rib for $19.95. It included soup or salad, loaded baked potato, green beans, and desert. We had a group of 8 and it was very comfortable, food was great, and service was very good. I heard their all you can eat fish and chips is also good on Friday evening. Both of these specials are temporary. Great value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our dinning expreience was
    houdini
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Our dinning expreience was exceptional, Not our first time at the Classic but the prim rib dinner that was served to us was a true dinning pleasure. Both of us left with a desire to come back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All you can eat Prime Rib Thursdays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    The best prime rib anywhere and such a bargain price. The service is impeccable and really friendly. We have taken friends there three weeks in a row and every time was a winner. A bib on the noisy side when the place is full but that shouldn't stop anyone from trying this. A very elegant setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food! the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    great food! the restaurant let us choose from their regular menu since it was a birthday celebration dinner and we wanted something nicer than the all-you-can-eat-special that they had that night (although I'm sure it was delicious - a prime rib dinner!); the hostess was VERY gracious and handled our special request with ease
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food. Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Very good food. Disappointed that there was not a full pre/fix menu as advertised. The full menu was short. The fishfry was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guys Night Out
    Jimmy
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    Their $20 all-you-can -eat prime rib three course dinner is an excellent value. We were five men who go out to dinner every Thursday evening. We try to go to a different restaurant every week, but this was our second trip to Bellatrix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BEST VALUE IN TOWN
    RAYMONDVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Undoubtedly the best quality food for your money and best value for any occasion
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Although the restaurant is
    guitarichVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Although the restaurant is very slow this time of year, our experience was wonderful. It was our first time there and we will definitely go back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome views and fabulous food!!
    JavajudiVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    This is one of my favorite "go to" places in the desert. It has very elegant ambiance, fabulous views, great food and wonderful service! I have never been disappointed with anything I've ordered there and I have come for Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner and Special Occasion Events. I was afraid when Rattlesnake Café left that it wouldn't be as good but it is even better without the snobby atmosphere and high prices. .... and it's open all year instead of just seasonally! Try it, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fabulous
    EllieLVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We love to dine at Bellatrix either after golf or as a destination. Good is outstanding and the service is the best. Dessert was particularly delicious. It was a perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are so happy we discovered
    CBob
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    We are so happy we discovered Bellatrix - so near to our home. It was restaurant Week that prompted us to go there.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    ChowHoundVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    We went for the first time during restaurant week. The food was great, as was the service.
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  • Very much enjoyed our visit
    Debra
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    Very much enjoyed our visit to Bellatrix. Eight of us went as a part of Restaurant Week and we all thought it was a beautiful restaurant and the food was very good. We will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Restaurant Week find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Easy access for those of us who live in Sun City Palm Desert. Not my first visit, but enjoyed showing it off to a relative from LA area. The salmon offered on the restaurant week special was outstanding and done just to my liking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't beat the view!
    VickiZ
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    We had dinner with friends on the patio overlooking the Classic Club golf course. Very serene and beautiful. We will definitely be back, for lunch, happy hour and dinner. Their special Restaurant Week menu is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Shining Star....
    Di2Dine
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    4 of us went, 4 of us Loved what we had. The View's just beautiful, made us feel as if we were on Vacation..... Only sad remark....there was only one other table occupied. Looking forward to eating my way through the menu...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    EllieLVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Fabulous food in a wonderful setting with a great staff... A wonderful place to take friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    EastCoastGirl
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I will keep it short & sweet..Excellent Staff especially Brittany & Christina! Food Fantastic, Cooks working Mother's Day Brunch couldn't be any nicer or more helpful. And can Cook:) the view is Actually Unbelievable to Me, it's that Serene..I will be back & will recommend. Thank You Bellatrix Staff for helping make My Moms' Day..an Enjoyable one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Mother's Day Brunch!
    JavajudiVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    My friend and I enjoyed a most delightful Mother's Day Brunch in a lovely room with a fabulous view! The food was beautifully displayed and the servings were generous. I love my desserts and was pleased to see they were doing Cherries Jubilee along with a selection of cakes. I was disappointed that there wasn't a nicer selection of desserts . I, like many others, am trying to watch my weight and would have loved to have seen a sugar free meringue of some kind or ???? All in all it was very nice and I loved being presented with the rose as I came in.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We definitely will be back.
    enjoylife
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    We definitely will be back. It is a relaxing room with beautiful scenery. Too warm to sit out but have done it in our cooler weather. The staff in the dining room are very attentive, friendly and there is never a feeling of being rushed. Bellatrix is an asset to Palm Desert and the surrounding communities.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bellatrix is a beautiful venue,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Bellatrix is a beautiful venue, perfect for any dining or entertaining event. The view on the balcony is lovely at sunset.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I planned a Ladies' Birthday
    Nancy
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    I planned a Ladies' Birthday Luncheon not realizing that they don't use the fancy dining room until evening. Lunch is basically served in the bar and on the patio. Most people had on golfing attire for that time of day. They made an exception for us and let us sit in the Dining Room. They were gracious in helping us accommodate the five extra people that came bringing us to a total of fourteen. Our Servers were calm and polite and efficient. Our food was delicious. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in area
    RAYMONDVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    Very good quality food, very good service, very good ambiance, very good and genuine management, very good value.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    Had a very enjoyable lunch with out of town guests-food & service were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate