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Escena Lounge & Grill
Escena Lounge & Grill

Escena Lounge & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://escenagrill.com
  • Email: info@escenagolf.com
  • Phone: (760) 992-0002
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Monday: 6:30am - 3:00pm
    Tuesday - Saturday: 6:30am - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch served Sundays from 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Live Entertainment Tues-Thurs 5pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Tuesday - Thursday, 5pm-9pm (seasonal November - May; acts subject to change)
    Tuesday: John Stanley King
    Wednesday: Rose Mallet
    Thursday: Lola Rossi

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vista Chino, just east of Gene Autry
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Abundant free parking adjacent to building with convenient drop-off and pick-up at main entry.
A word from Escena Lounge & Grill
**Escena Lounge & Grill will close at 12pm on Saturday 4/26 for a private event.**

Escena Lounge and Grill pairs delectable California-fusion cuisine with eye-popping design and a playful, retro vibe. Spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas frame majestic views of the towering San Jacinto Mountains. Voted Best New Restaurant of 2010 by readers of Palm Springs Life, Escena Lounge + Grill is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour. Hours, menus and live entertainment schedules vary seasonally; please call or check our website for current information. Escena Lounge + Grill is located within the Escena Palm Springs community and is connected to the stunning Escena Golf Club. Dining and golf are open to the public year-round. Enter from Vista Chino 200 yards east of Gene Autry Trail.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Always consistently good. Great spot to take in the desert landscape views. Can be windy."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I have eaten at Escena a number of times in the past and have previously always found the food and service to be outstanding. A friend was visiting from out of town and so I took him here. The service was again outstanding and the views are spectacular, but the food was a major disappointment this time. We both ordered a lobster roll and found them to have no taste. While I will dine at Escena again in the future, I would definitely not order this particular item again at this establishment."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The menu only provided for1 vegetarian entree, servings were small, high priced, service was adequate however not friendly or encouraging. Our request for consideration for birthday celebration was ignored even after the person celebrating the birthday mentioned it while dining."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "What should have been a pleasant dining experience was ruined by the volume level of the music. We repeatedly asked that it be turned down, and on each occasion, the player lowered the volume for a few minutes, then turned it back up. So while we had no complaints about the food, and while the service was acceptable, the experience of the evening was one of frustration. What made this particularly annoying was the realization the the decision on the music level was clearly a managerial decision -- and that is the reason why we shall never return to this restaurant for dinner, and will warn our friends accordingly."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The four of us had a very enjoyable evening dining outside and enjoying the amazing views. The food was very good (salmon, sole and ribs entrees). The service was very good. Will go back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "i've been here a few times for lunch – go for the view not for the food. A seat on the patio or just inside along the windows will provide a truly beautiful view of the golf course and mountains. The homemade chips and associate dip is a fun way to start lunch. The wines by the glass are interesting. The food is mediocre. Service is pleasant but the servers are generally rushed for lunch. why do I go back – the view!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Escena is one of my favorite places to take visitors to the Valley. The views are breathtaking and the food matches."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Short Ribs, Back Ribs, Tuna Tartar, pasta were all AMAZING! There was a guitar & bass player (John & Malcolm) playing great "live" music on a Tuesday night! They were a perfect fit for the room."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Went with a friend for lunch, seated us on the outside patio, breathtaking views of the golf course, mountains and surroundings. Service was very pleasant, they have obviously stepped up their game in this area and I ordered Cobb salad, which was more than enough to eat and also very flavorful. Great job, Escena!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "You can't beat the views of the surrounding mountains at this restaurant. The food was good and presented nicely. The servers had a debate about who was going to handle the table but after that was resolved the service was competent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Breakfast with a scenic view of rolling golf estate."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Dinner entrees were good especially the shrimp scampi. Had a Caesar salad which was not a Caesar and was a horrible mixture of greens, tomatoes, other veggies with a tasteless dressing. Music was too loud and service virtually non-existent and he managed to screw up the bill. 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive and I'm sure he initially forgot to put the order in. Very disappointed particularly because it is not inexpensive even for Palm Springs."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We took an out of state house guest to Escena for lunch on a a Friday. The food was very good and consistant with other lunches that we have had there. The mountain views are great and our guest was implressed. The only problem was the parking which was vertually non-existent. After circling the parking lot for sometime we eventually had to park out on t he street and had quite a walk back to the restaurant. Since the restaurant wasn't full we assumed all the spaces were taken up with golfers. They might consider valet parking on busy days."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I tried to have lunch prior to golf but 40 minutes after placing my order I had to leave with no food in sight. Eight of us had dinner after golf. The food was really nice but the service slow. Our server lost track of us and after taking dessert orders for two of us disappeared and never returned to see who else wanted dessert. No one was offered coffee until the check came. We were there two hours. This would be a great place with an improvement in service."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was our second attempt at lunch at Escena. The setting is magnificent. However, again, the service was terrible and the food was fair. I think we will look for another scenic restaurant. There are plenty of them in Palm Springs. Also, the staff at the golf shop (where I purchased a shirt) were almost nasty. This is not typical of our experiences in Palm Springs."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The setting was lovely, gorgeous view from the patio. Our dinners, salmon and sole were excellent. Done perfectly. Service started out great but as it got busier it fell off. Nevertheless we enjoyed it and would go back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Was the last one to arrive for a group dinner and had to wait at least 15 minutes before our waiter reappeared to get my drink order, then another 10 or so to get the drink...and this girl needed her wine! Meals were very good, salmon, ribs & three different salads were enjoyed by our group. Had to ask repeatedly for things, though...water, limes, etc... Server was friendly but seemed generally overwhelmed and they weren't that busy. Will give them another try, though. We had a good time chatting so the long waits weren't terrible."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Brought guests here from out of town. Everyone enjoyed it. Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food at Escena is alway great. Earlier this week the entertainer played acoustic guitar. It was lovely. On Wednesday we entertained a group of 7. The musician was very good but he was so loud we couldn't hear each other speak. Eventually we moved to a table outside. Excellent food, music too loud"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The hostess was rude. The table was not set up though I called the day of the reservation to confirm the location & configuration of the table (9 of us). Requested the table be right in front of the table but it was set up in another part of the room. No one else in the entire restaurant so it wasn't an issue. The hostess was haughty and said..."well you only made your reservation today!" Huh??? We tried to ger her attn. another time and she did not knowledge us. She needs to be replaced & the hostesses need to be reminded that we are GUESTS!!!!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The patio at Escena Golf Club is just beautiful. Lovely desert vista with pretty blooms nearby. The food, though, was very mediocre. I had an Artisan Chicken Sandwich. Not sure what was "artisan" about it but it was not good. My partner had the pulled pork and declared it dry. Too bad as it would be great to pair good food with good view. I'd go again just to enjoy the ambience and hopefully would have better luck with the menu."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I have dined at Escena on many occasions including brunch. I have consistently enjoyed the experience and not only because of then breath taking views. The food is consistently good and service is almost always excellent. I brought guests from out of town to Escena the other night even though they had been there before. We all preferred do ti again as we had a great experience last time."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "great location but let down by inexperienced staff - lots of tables around us empty but left with plates left over food....etc., we had to ask for cutlery, napkins. main courses arrived whilst we were still eating appetizers...and then we were offered a completed check whilst still eating main course......requested dessert menus..........and then waited a long time for the cheque staring at our dirty table. Such a shame as it really is a lovely location, and the food was reasonable."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The new menu for the season brings back some favorites and some new offerings. The chairs and tables are fresh and much more comfortable."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was not our first visit and the food never disappoints. The views are spectacular especially from the patio. One minor complaint. We were celebrating an anniversary - 56 years. When making reservations this information was included. Upon arrival we were welcomed with "Happy Anniversary". After enjoying our delicious meals a waiter set a dish of ice cream with two spoons on our table commenting "enjoy"! When the bill arrived we had been charged $6 for the ice cream. Because we hadn't ordered dessert and we'd been greeted with Happy Anniversary we assumed the dessert was a 'gift' from the restaurant in observance of said anniversary. We questioned the bill, the waiter said "Oh, I'll remove the charge". This incident left a sour note."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The Ahi Tuna Tower and Shrimp Tempura are about the best we have ever had. Also, the portion sizes were huge! I thought the Dover Sole was fantastic (and healthy). My husband loved his Chicken dish. We also dined on a Wednesday and received a bottle of wine for half off. The service was great too...I think our server's name was Jimmy? Very friendly, personable and we are locals. We will be back!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Even without the amazing view (the sun had set) this is an excellent choice for patio dining."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Our reserved table was just as requested - outdoors in a shady location. Service was prompt, not rushed, and very attentive. Our sandwiches were well plated and tasty. They arrived in a timely manner. Recommended."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This is a favorite for outdoor dining and the view but the menu is unimaginative and hasn't changed significantly in ages. Needs to be refreshed with new more imaginative choices.."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The view was spectacular, as was the actually restaurant itself. My husbands catfish, the special of the evening was perfect. My chicken dish was just okay. The rice which I chose as a Sid dish had little flavor, other than a buttery taste. We felt the prices were very reasonable."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We had a terrific lunch here at Escena. It has a Country Club feel in all the best ways. The food was very good. I had the Shrimp Cocktail and the shrimp were plump, fresh and moist. The salad I had was very tasty and the service was good. We had a broken table and they immediately moved us to another table rather than make us sit there while they tried to fix it...I liked that. I recommend this great spot out of the mainstream for a lovely, relaxed lunch."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Myself, my husband and a friend went out for dinner to Escena and we really enjoyed it. The menu had a variety of options to choose from and the atmosphere was amazing. I had the Short Rib Tortellini, my husband and Rich had the filet and we all devoured our meals. They served the biggest popovers for the bread and they were mouth watering. The prices are quite reasonable for what you get and the service was very good. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Two of us ordered the filet of sole - was completely bland - no taste. Crab Cakes not satisfactory either. Spare Ribs very good."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "although the server was friendly the pace was slow and some things forgotten"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I love the view at this grill- but the service is so spotty and slow- I think it is a top down problem as last time there was a staff supervisor waiting our table and he did a slow and sloppy job- I really hope they can get it together- I enjoy lunch here-"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "First experience for dinner at Escena. Lunch and breakfast has always been fabulous. We made reservations - wasn't sure if they would be busy or not. They were far from busy. We were seated then just sat as waiters walked by us for 30 min. I finally asked to order a round of drinks, to order food. There were 3 of us, we ordered 2 meals to split. When the food arrived, we reminded the gal we needed an extra plate, we reminded our waiter we needed an extra plate - no plate came so we ate off of our bread plates. No one ever came back to our table again. We love Escena, the food is amazing. This was the first time in my life that I did not leave a tip. When I asked the waiter what went wrong...he said he was busy. The place was next to empty."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Our server Anthony , as always , was really excellent. He takes his job seriously and with a caring and professional demeanor making my guest feel welcome after a very long flight. The food was also excellent and presented beautifully in an amazing setting ! I am a local and I will continue to return often and return with visiting friends. Bravo to the management !"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This will be our third and last time...figured we would give this place another chance, but had similar experience. Slow wait staff, no refills and less than a Stellar food...Veggie Burger was soggy, Pastrami Reuben was way too salty and French fries were greasy."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The setting of this restaurant is spectacular with phenomenal views. too bad the food and service don't match the setting."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Restaurant was not busy....Took and exceptionally long time to get drinks...Food was just okay...Nothing special...It seems that the menu is just okay....Not sure we will return. We have heard breakfast and lunch is good...May give it a try...We took friends here from out of town...Wanting to impress them...Far from that.... John"
    Dined on 2/21/2014