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Escena Lounge & Grill
Escena Lounge & Grill

Escena Lounge & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://escenagrill.com
  • Phone: (760) 992-0002
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Monday: 7:30am - 3:00pm
    Tuesday - Saturday: 7:30am - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch served Sundays from 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Live Entertainment Tues-Thurs 5pm-9pm
    Dinner/Bar Menu served from 3pm Tues-Sat
    Happy Hour 3p-6p PLUS special drink prices all day, every day!
  • 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, 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
Enjoy happy hour from 3p-6p Tues-Sat and other great specails throughout the week all summer long! Visit our website for details.

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 Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great time with good friends...as wanted and expected here! A pleasure to be greeted warmly and for all to be perfect...never to fear!!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Wanted to grab a quick lunch before heading to the airport with my guest. Encena was the perfect spot. The view of the mountains, over the golf course is stunning. The food was excellent, the service pleasant and prompt. Overall, a great place for lunch."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Always a wonderful place for friends or family...beautiful setting...great food...service great..."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Very noisy with kids running around - and it seems in off season not everything is fresh - one of the parties ordered a burger and it was spoiled meat - how can u even begin to eat after that nasty experience and taste !!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "From the time the hostess called to confirm our reservation (and wouldn't allow us to add 2 additional people to our party without the GM intervening on our behalf) to the manager, Kelly, telling us that the poor service we were receiving (we sat for 40 minutes before our waiter took our drink order and all the parties at nearby tables who were seated after us got served before we did) was because we and others changed our reservations, our dining experience was horrendous. We live in the Escena community and have been hoping in our two years there that the service will change. It never does. They are on manager #5 in 2 years. Its truly a shame because the food is quite good and the views are the best in Palm Springs. Poorly trained staff."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "It was a beautful evening! Everything was perfect. The food could not hve been better, service excellent. We had a a wonderful view of the firerworks. Will defintiely do the next year. Irene"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A place of style and comfort with great Palm Springs feelings... Friends oramily!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Escena just can't get it together on their dinners. The calamari was so overcooked and over breaded it tasted like rubber coated with cornflakes."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Escena has GREAT views! Outdoor seating is perfect. Misters and shade make it even bearable on a fairly hot noon day. The food is fine. Stick with breakfast items or burgers and sandwiches. The bowl of potato chips at lunchtime is a treat. But Escena's service is almost ALWAYS slow. There's one guy at breakfast that is fantastic. The rest are just so undertrained. None of the waitstaff has a bad attitude, everyone is pleasant. It's just that they are either understaffed or undertrained or both. I still recommend Escena because the view on that patio is THAT good! So order two drinks and an appetizer when you get seated. Cause the entree is gonna be awhile."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This place has really changed for the good. Delicious in every way, with wonderful views and service. It is a great go to place."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We originally booked so that we could see our friend perform there. But it was end of season for him and he was not playing that night. Food was good, service was slow, prices were high."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food and view were fantastic. Chef Oscar has a wonderful menu for restaurant week and the scallops appetizer was the best I can remembering having in a very long time. We are going back just to have the scallops again."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Had this place recommended and they were bang on. A nice quiet setting, great views on the patio of the golf course, Palm Springs and the mountains. Food was exceptional and portions were big. Service was great, very attentive and looked after us well. Restaurant was not overly busy at the time we went. We probably didn't need our reservation but was nice to be able to do it online. Will be back next time we are in the area for sure"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The Dining Room and patio at Escena are beautiful spaces. It's like having dinner at your private club. The view at lunch is spectacular and its fun at night to watch the airplanes come and go."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Escena has a great lunch menu. A lot of choices. The food is always very good. The service is very good but can be a little slow. But it was a relaxing lunch -- so not a problem. The restaurant has THE best views in Palm Springs. Always a delight to watch the planes take off especially on Memorial Day. I always bring out-of-town guests to enjoy the view."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Great atmosphere but mediocre food and service. There is nothing like arriving to a restaurant 30 minutes and being greeted with " I am so glad you came early so we can leave early tonight". Our waiter was supposedly in training but we think he was actually the bar back. Once he took our order - we never saw him after the food was delivered. We heard the bar tender say our drinks were ready 5 minutes before they actually arrived."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A great place to bring guest to show off the beautiful Valley we live in and to top it off the food is outstanding. The service is excellent and the decor is classic. Don't miss this gem! Casual and elegant! "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Lunch with a view and blow sand and a road runner, but some tables outside were partially protected and we were very comfortable. The pulled pork sandwich was passable and would have been little better had it been served at a warmer temp. Hubby had the tuna sandwich which tasted like a tuna sandwich. It needed more flavor. Besides the view, the best part of our large portion meals was the complimentary homemade potato chips served with a dip before our meals arrived. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed with anything and have tried many of the menu items. The service is prompt and efficient and the setting if like a picture from a travel magazine."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "As always, the visit to Escena did not fail in any way. All three of us wee well satisfied, and especially with the quantity of the foods offered."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Escena is a great spot to take Palm Springs visitors for an excellent meal with arguably the best views in Palm Springs. The food is always delicious and staff friendly."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Enjoy the entire evening. Hostess and wait staff are friendly. Every nice experience. Good food, good service. Nice Happy Hour. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "good food, view and dog friendly. the best fish taco "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Many people think Escena is just a golf club. It has an incredible view of the mountains and a beautiful patio. It has the best home made potato chips that are brought to your table at lunch!! We have never had one bad thing to eat there or bad service, that is really saying something."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Love this place and had the best shgort ribs Ive ever had tender and excellent foos"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "This time I tried the turkey burger and it was super good. For lunch it is an awesome value to get an extra side for $2.00. Of course I had to get the fries with the burger but got a side salad to start for just an extra 2 bucks! Good portion and helped me feel a little better about the fries eating a great starter salad. Will definitely get this again. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Escena is always good for breakfast or lunch and the patio has a great mountain and golf course view. The cocktails are generous and service is very attentive. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My husband and I have been coming to the Palm Springs area for over 20 years and have never found a golf club that would match Escena! After golf we settled down outside to have a cocktail enjoying the incredible view. We would have been satisfied with just that . . .but then we had dinner. Not only were the prices very reasonable and the selection very good but the food was delicious and the service perfect! If we don't make it back again this trip, we will have it on our "short list" for next year."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We discovered Escena on this trip and loved it. Great food...fab ambiance and a hearty martini. Service was good but a little disconnected. Always polite...always courteous...not much connection. Great place for happy hour...watch the sun set. Outstanding! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Think Luis was preoccupied.Asked for more dressing, it came, but when the salad was almost done. Asked for bill, it never came until I walked up to the bar to ask again?"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The food is fresh and quite good. The view is great. The building has been positioned so that the wind is blocked. It's a great new addition to the casual dining scene in Palm Springs."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Can't beat the beautiful setting! Great selection of food. Good for dinner but prefer lunch or brunch here. Be warned about the homemade chips and dipping sauce served gratis at lunch... SINFULLY GOOD! Endulge... Cheers!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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