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Café Des Beaux-Arts
Café Des Beaux-Arts

Café Des Beaux-Arts Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafedesbeauxarts.com
  • Email: ddabloch@verizon.net
  • Phone: (760) 346-0669
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Friday & Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Everyday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Alfonso Fong
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Entertainment: Jazz in the Bar from 6:00-9:00pm on Wednesday and Fridays during season.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Larkspur
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large parking lot directly behind the restaurant and parking available on the street as well.
A word from Café Des Beaux-Arts
Come and savor French-Mediterranean cuisine in the heart of Palm Desert. Enjoy a truly wonderful dining experience on our climate-controlled patio. You'll love our extraordinary food at affordable prices.
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Diner Reviews
  • "A great spot for a casual or fancy delicious French meal. Great location with outdoor seating on El Paseo"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food was not very good. The service was perfunctory. We felt we were being rushed. Of all the restaurants where we have eaten in Palm Desert this is the last one we would go back to."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "A nice spot for a lady's get-together too. We shared the beet salad - delish. We all had the sand dibs for our entrees and they were wonderful. Wish I could go back and have more. Lovely to be on the semi-outdoor terrace and street-watch too."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Excellent food, good service and above average entertainment. The night we were there we were entertained by an excellent singer - part KT Tunstall, part Diana Krall..."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Many visits to this very enjoyable restaurnant, both for lunch and for dinner. A wide selection of items on the menu so you can always find something appealing to eat. Outstanding salads and soups. Great fish and deserts. The semi-open air dining is delightful. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We have had dinner at BA many times Have always enjoyed the food and the restaurant every time. Nothing negative to say."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We've been to Cafe des Beaux-Arts many time but never on Saturday night. It was too crowded and noisy for our tastes. Service was slow, and my creme brulee was burnt. However, on every other occasion, the Cafe was perfect! Great food, great service, and nice covered seating right on the Paseo. Our favorite place in Palm Desert, at least for lunch and weekday nights."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Waiter lacked personality and was not attentive. Bread was sub-par, like a soft stale effect. Salad was good but Salmon entree lacked taste. My date's fish dish was salty. The dessert was terrible. It was an ice cream filled doughy puff. Ice cream normal but dough was tasteless and texture was just awful. Will never go back although the location is great. Perhaps if I had a few drinks I would not have cared."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "If you are like me and grow weary of shiny, new, glitzy, chain affiliated fine dining...then you will enjoy the independent feel , the not perfect but cozy charm, and the older but well maintained facility. Great covered patio. Attentive and gracious service. Don't expect health food. This menu is steeped in old Europe where sauce and puff pastry are king. Cafe des beaux-arts is steeped in Palm Dessert's tradition but is still relevant."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "For the past three years we have dined at Café de Beau Arts prior to going to the fashion show. We had excellent food and service. It is one of my favorite places to dine."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "or anything else youre doing on El Paseo strip . Nice corner restaurant across from the weeks events. Had a nice country pate offering which you dont find on the pizza bar menus. Poured a hefty glass too! This is about my 5th time here. most meals better than average for sure but not the best i've ever had. it was the convenience that brought me herer this last week and it was a good choice for what we were doing that evening and the meal we were looking for so pleased that we chose it. They did inquire if we werer headed off to the fashion show so seemed happy to get us served in good time with out us having to ask. All in all good experience and will return."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is a tremendously popular place due to its location, food quality, ambiance and great service. Always busy and vibrant,with its large open windows, it makes the interior part of the outdoors. We returned with another couple after quite a long absence and found it to be just as delightful as we werere remembered."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "One of my favorite places to return to year after year! With wonderful options, delicious food and great service you can't go wrong! My only problem this time, and it's happened twice, is my vegetables and mashed potatoes have been cold upon being served. Now I didn't bring it up and it wasn't only my plate either. Just wondering, hmmm."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Every time we come to here,,my husbad and I always dine at this restaurant this time it was better than ever I had duck breast in fig sauce truly suburb!! My husband had escarct and calf's liver which he said were excellent We shared profiteroles for dessert Our reservation was honored on time The server was attentive and knowledgable .we couldn't have made a better choice for dinner We will definitely go back on our next visit."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Girls night out! We spent the weekend in the desert and wanted a nice local place. Loved the food, loved the patio and music was great too and unexpected! Loved our evening."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was OK. The bar service was very bad. My wife ordered a Saffire Bombay Martini. The bartender ran out of Saffire & used regular gin to complete the cocktail. She didn't tell us or even offer a discount for the drink. Wait service was nice& pleasant."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was second time at this restaurant and it did not disappoint! Our waiter, Lorenzo, was attentive, but not overbearing. He let us enjoy our evening and the fantastic people watching on El Paseo. Our meals were delightful and the escargot appetizer was a treat! We will be back."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Seated shortly after our reservation time. Booked. Service considering the number of dinners at the restaurant was very good. Food considering that it was Valentine's Day and was a limited menu was acceptable. Let the host and the waiter know we had a theater event at 8 pm and were out with plenty of time to make it - were not rushed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were at the restaurant for Valentine's Dinner. I had the duckling in orange sauce and my wife had the Prawn Kebabs. Both absolutely delicious and bursting with flavour. The ambiance is truly french bistro. The tables are close to each other and thus promote conversation with your neighbours. Struck a conversation with a wonderful couple from Orange County. This place truly reminds us of Paris. We also enjoyed their Coq au vin on our first visit one day earlier. Kelowna, Canada"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We attended your restaurant on Valentines evening and first off were offered a different menu than shown online, which was OK, except much pricier than the normal menu. Two of us ordered the "Surf & Turf" which consisted of filet mignon and prawn @ $57.00. Both steak & prawn were extremely dry with no juice left in the steak. Also, the steak was about the diameter size of a normal filet, but was about a 1/4 thick, which was not consistent with the normal 1 inch standard and no where near the thickness of any filet that I've ever had, thus the restaurant gave 4 customers one steak divided. Adding to the poor meal was a waiter that appeared to be in a hurry and had little time for us. Please realize that I'm normally not a demanding person."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nestled in the heart of El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert, the receiving staff were excellent. We chose the restaurant based on a recommendation for a Valentine's Day dinner and queried via the online reservation to confirm they were also serving ala carte. Upon arrival there was only the overpriced Valentine's Day dinners $42.50-$55.00 pp, and we found our meal choices were VERY ordinary. Overall, a barely adequate experience not to be repeated."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • ";Good food and service. Very ;nice place to have a relaxing meal"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We were aparty of 4. When we arrived the place was empty, we pointed to a table wel liked but was told it was reservedfkr a party of 5. 5 minutes after we seated they put a party of 4 at the table we denied. 2 oftbe 4 mains were excellent the others very poor. I asked for a steak medium and got a. Dry well done one. We won't be back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Love the addition of music & dancing to this great restaurant. "Smooth" is terrific!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "After a full day at work, meeting a friend and having dinner here is wonderful - best calves liver in the valley...excellent service, can't wait to return..."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Clearly, they have "regulars". And those customers are treated well. Not us. Our waiter ignored us, at times walking away in the middle of our questions seeking guidance. The food was awful. Overcooked and drowning in poorly made sauces. Profiteroles were soggy. We would never return."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Always fun, this is a Palm Desert tradition. Sand Dabs are always superb. Relaxing place to fine. Front room is best."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Great food, great service. We will find our way back !"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We've been coming here for years and always have a pleasant dining experience. The staff and service are top notch and the entree offerings are varied and well presented. They don't change much and neither do we so I guess that' s why they retain their customer base over the years. Well actually, they have updated the bar area which is great for drinks and even dining as there are booths available there as well. We'll be back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The hotel concierge recommended this restaurant. It was a bistro environment and the food was excellent. The surprise was that at 8 PM they cleared away some of the tables and in walk a couple of guys who set up a keyboard and a guitar. Apparently on Saturday night there is live music starting at 8:30 that you can dance to The duo played some pop, jazz and blues. We ordered another drink and stayed for an extra hour. I don't think they were turning the table over because we were told to stay as long as we liked In addition to the restaurant section they also have a bar if you are not interested in a meal Go and enjoy"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Have dined here many times, but this time was taking our adult son for birthday dinner. We all enjoyed the dinner (balsamic tomato salad, sand dabs, pasta with salmon). I was impressed that the waiter brought a birthday dessert as he had seen our son open a present and cards."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We expected more French. Escargots delicious. "Grilled" shrimp were not. Overall, just ok."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Ate in bar area.......very nice atmosphere. Food was exceptional and the live music perfect. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "We had a great dinner date, good service. Very nice Pate, Delicious French Onion Soup . Washed down with a bottle of Cote De Rhone . Then my wife loved her liver n onions and I had a perfectly cooked Filet with Peppercorn sauce . Go and enjoy this place"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This is a very nice restaurant with a wide selection. We had a party of four. Two of us found the food very good, two found it only fair. My veal scallopini was very tasty but tough"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Mostly restaurant for tourists on shoppers row in palm desert."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "I tried both breakfast and dinner. Beaux-Arts did not disappoint. I would definitely go back in the future."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We come nearly once a week and it's always amazing. The French food is great ans the staff has been there forever."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our favourite lunch cafe but dinner was fabulous! Scallops to die for. Lunch quiche and salad is great. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Continental dining....salads and specials are lovely to look at, delicious to eat! Cafe Des Beaux-Arts is our favorite lunch spot on El Paseo!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013