La Brasserie Bistro and Bar
La Brasserie Bistro and Bar

La Brasserie Bistro and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.labrasserielaquinta.com/
  • Phone: 7607714400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner 7 days a week 4:00pm - 9:30pm
    $20 3-Course Early Bird Special 4:00pm - 6:00 Daily
    Happy Hour All Night Long Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, French, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Emmanuel Janin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for further details.
  • Entertainment: Our comfortable starlit/misted patio features live entertainment every Friday & Saturday night while you dine. Please dine with us and enjoy beautiful jazz music, amazing food and wine, and friendly service.
  • Special Events: We will be open for Memorial Weekend! Bring your friends and family for a wonderful dining experience with great food, wine and service.

    Sunday, May 26th 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Monday, May 26th 11:00am - 10:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from La Brasserie Bistro and Bar
Dine with us and feel like you've been transported to the streets of Paris! The traditional mouth watering cuisine prepared by the award winning chef/owner Emmanuel Janin can be enjoyed in our comfortable dinning room or the spacious starlit/misted patio. Bon Appetit!

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
La Brasserie Bistro and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (31)great for outdoor dining (24)special occasion (20)great for lunch (15)romantic (13)notable wine list (6)good for groups (6)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Love This Place!
    Marina
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What a great restaurant! We go there every time we stay in La Quinta. Their steak is amazing! Their chicken is awesome! And we also loved their Seafood Salad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Many delicious choices
    YoungatheartVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    So many good thing. I have been here several times, always having something different. I have never been disappointed. Frogs legs, escargot, mussels are all great. Veal dishes are amazing. Can't wait to go back and try other offerings. There are 3 vegetarian choices as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love La Brasserie!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Very warm & comfortable inside and also an outdoor patio available. Food is really very good which is why we continue to go! If you haven't tried La Brasserie yet, what are you waiting for? :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Summer menu
    Happy1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I have been very excited to have dinner at the Bistro. Last year we had a wonderful lunch. We were disappointed that they were on their summer menu which included "more salads and no beef bourguignon". Being born in Brussels and growing up with French food I was very excited to experience what I've been longing for. I did have a wonderful lamb plate which consisted of 3 lamb chops. Something which we found to be strange is that although we had a reservation they tried to seat us at a very small table. We asked to move and they had no problem. We watched as the hostess tried to seat 2 other patrons that same table which also left. The next party that ended up at that table were two rather large men. I felt sorry for them.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fussydiner
    Fussydiner
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Chef/owner Emmanuel puts out a fine meal. Jennifer's service was just the right amount of attentiveness. We'll be back many times over.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    La Brasserie continues not to disappoint. The people in our party had the French onion soup, beet salad, steak tartare for starters then the roasted chicken, mussels & the pork chop. Food is really really good!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • oddathena
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The only negative about the restaurant is the noise level. There's a lovely outdoor patio, but when it's too hot to be outside, the indoors, which is attractive, has a great deal of tile and nothing to ameliorate the sounds of voices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food and excellent service
    LolaVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Third time at the restaurant and was the best experience ever! Waitress/ bartender made the most delicious blood orange martini. The mussels were fantastic and this restaurant did not skimp on the amount served. Wedge salad also delicious. Friend that joined me had never been to thus restaurant and couldn't stop talking about how wonderful everything was
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arpi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was "OK" didn't hit our expectations of French cuisine. We had a 7 o'clock reservation and it took a long time for waitress to come to the table to take our order. We didn't get appetizers until 7:30pm. The bus boys and runners were great however. Very attentive with drink refills and bringing bread, dressing and such. Waitress only came back to the table once, when food was set down in front of us. We asked a runner for a dessert menu and had to flag down the waitress to order. Creme Brulee was cold. Very dissappointing altogether.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paris in the Desert
    Jill
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is truly a jem filled with food lover's dream choices. We loved it and have returned many times. So far we have never been disappointed so we will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bistro
    FoodieHeaven
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    this restaurant has AMAZING food. Best calf's liver ever. Fabulous escargot!! Wait staff was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful french food
    tlhenri
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A real charming find in Indio. The food was outstanding. The wines on selection were wonderful. If you are in the Palm Springs area, this is a must!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Visiting from out of town and came on this restaurant using Open Table. The reviews sold me and we decided to go. A wonderful, neighborhood spot with an authentic French atmosphere.Terrific food and service. Highly recommend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints
    HappyNana3VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    5 ladies for a poker widows night out. Great service and we had the bar menu. Everything, chicken wings, tarte flambee, mussels, calamari and beet salad were wonderful. Also have been here for lunch and dinner, all good. If you live in the desert and belong to the Wine Vault and bring your own wine there is no corkage fee. A little slice of France in the desert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not consistent
    LolaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Had visited the same restaurant on the previous Tues and it as wonderful Salads were great and so were the cocktails. Service outstanding Returned the following asunder and it was a disaster! The cocktail was nothing like the martini I had the previous Tuesday. Ordered a salad and mussels, salad was good, but 1.5 hrs. Later after asking for the mussels 3 times, they still never arrived. My friend ordered the steak salad and it was half the size it was on the previous visit. I am only assuming the owners were not there on Sunday evening. Possibly will give it one more try.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love this place
    UnclehorstVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    it's the go-to restaurant for great French cuisine and personalized service in La Quinta.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karen
    GraceVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Dine at La Brasserie frequently and always have a wonderful meal. I love the fact that they will split meals in the kitchen and make the plates look like it was a full meal and plated beautifully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended
    Judybugmd
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Lovely service and excellent food, very accommodating to our family, but I've been there also for romantic dinners and have always been pleased.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Brasserie, c'est magnifique!
    LQHomz
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We dined at La Brasserie with another couple; two of us shared the escargots, and two of us, the charcuterie platter for appetizers. The escargots were well-seasoned; the meats and cheeses, accented by fruits and honey, were a delightful and flavorful starter. Each of us ordered something different; my wienerschnitzel was tasty and perfectly cooked; the rack of lamb special was lovely. We all agreed it was a perfect evening, and all plan to return. La Brasserie has an excellent and varied menu - and Susan was a well-informed, attentive server.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining!
    oldschoolVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Brasserie has a very nice menu. Specially recommend the trout, well boned and frog legs. Enjoyed our meal and Sylvia took good care of us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit to La Brassserie Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Recently I went for dinner with my fried. We did not know what to expect. We have to say that we can not wait to go back. Everything was very good, from the service to the food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Leave the Cobb to the Polo Lounge
    WhitemiceVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a nice time here sipping iced tea and noshing, but I must say that the Cobb salad I ordered was not remotely like the best one I ever ate at the Polo Lounge in LA. In comparison, this one was tiny, insipid, uninspired and strangely tasteless. With chilled ingredients, it is nigh unto impossible to bring out the flavor of everything, but this creation was particularly unappealing. The vichyssoise, on the other hand, was unctuous and delightful. It seems that the chef should stick to French cuisine and not try to please everyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Robust Menu; Excellent tastes
    6foodfriends
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Excellent greeting and response to our request for a seating location. Excellent and robust menu selections; very good house and other wines. Server (French from Brittany) very knowledgeable, attentive, engaging. A delightful evening. Excellent value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful dinner.
    goodfood
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Enjoyed Father's Day with outdoor dining. Loved the 1/2 price wine. We had a great time! Love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GO 4 IT
    dezertguy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We frequent this restaurant and recommend it to anyone wanting a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    JBfromNashville
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We loved the mussels and frites! Summer is quiet but you can sit outside if the sprayers are on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winter food
    sassy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The menu is good, but most of the food would work better in cooler and winter months. Hard to eat a hearty stew in 102 degree weather. Mussels are great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    OhLaLa
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Everything was first class from top to bottom. Food, service and atmosphere were excellent. Three of us ordered the mussels with truffle fries and two ordered the veggie crepe. Presentation was attractive and taste delicate. Servers were attentive and a great way to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French Bistro Favorite!
    TAGOVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    La Brasserie is a go-to favorite of ours for consistently great food, pleasant and experienced service and a lovely French Café atmosphere. For a special occasion or just an evening out alone or with friends, we always enjoy! Try the Mussels, great fries, two choices of preparation for veal...both are great, and always a nice fresh fish choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 285 reviews are from the La Brasserie Bistro and Bar reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The food was excellent, but sitting inside is very noisy. Hard to have a conversation. I usually sit outside which is very pleasant, but it was too hot the night I was there. Recommend the mussels and the hanger steak.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in the desert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Little Bistro
    TomD
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    This restaurant is like a slice of Paris transplanted to the desert. Very authentic menu (e.g., frog legs, cassoulet, steak frites), nicely prepared. I had cassoulet on two visits: the first one came out of the kitchen exactly as I would have expected, very nicely done. On the second visit, it had been overcooked and the beans were a mushy paste. Still, overall the food was quite good, and reasonably priced. Excellent wine list; not long but thoughtful choices. Service was fine, nice ambiance. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent menu
    oldschoolVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    They really have an excellent menu. My favorites are the trout and frogs legs. Nice to have a moderately priced French menu with many choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Imperial
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Everything we had was divine. It was one of the best meals I've had in a very long time. It's a must try if you've never been here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good choice
    Cali
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    This is a repeat time at La Brasserie the food is always consistent and the service is always great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special night
    Robbygirl
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Everything was special from the wine list to the wonderful meal. Service was top drawer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great restaurant
    JoryVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    This is such a lovely restaurant. Wonderful soups and quiche. Amazing sandwhiches. and that's just lunch. Dinner is a foodie delight. Large portions, wonderful country French hearty dishes. The only thing missing is the foie grais, thanks California for taking my favorite food group away.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect spot for lunch
    1BuonGustoBobVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We had a lovely "girls" lunch on the patio, and it was a wonderful experiece. Great food, excellent service and atmosphere. We never felt rushed, and we had a perfect afternoon. This is also one of our favorite spots for dinner and for happy hour. We are never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    CCDINERVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    4 for dinner on Saturday night, ( 2 couples) seated promptly on the patio, as requested. Delicious Cosmo's for the ladies to start...wonderful cold soup, cassoulet , steak and liver/ onions..the trout was a bit mealy..and the plate should really include a green veggie. We will return!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent french food
    racs
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Great food, wonderful outdoor dining, fine service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.