lavender sparkledIt was truly a beautiful evening at Lavender's. I had dined here before, but the menu that they had for the Dining Weeks were special.
I hope they repeat these great times here in the Valley.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely evening dinnerWe say outside and for a romantic evening away from our child (thanks grandparents). The food was excellent and the waiter very very knowledgable out the food prep and wines.
At first they sat us in a corner at a table for two. It seemed out of the way so they happily moved us to a closer table for 4.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyableVery nice good food excellent service. A homey atmosphere. Very profession, but personal server.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMan excellent eveningGreat ambience, great music, excellent food well prepared! Only quibble was menu definition of "pan roasted" sea bass. It was basically fish curry. Decent wine list fairly priced.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Valued Desert Upscale DiningThis restaurant has the friendliest, well-dressed and thoughtful servers around. The food we had was tops (duck and salmon) and the three chilled sampler soups were superb. Bob Allen at the piano is always at the right volume and adds to the evening. We have always enjoyed the food here and the current wine list is great.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding fixed price menu.The fine Lavender Restaurant has outdone itself with the fixed priced menu for Restaurant Week! Our party enjoyed it all.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLarge group problemWe had a very enjoyable evening with our large group and the food and service were very good. However, when we went to check out the management would not split our tab by couples which caused some issues because a number of our group do not drink and wanted separate bills. The management did take and run separate credit cards from each couple but would not split the tab other than to divide it equally among the cards.
The Bistro's half off bottle of wine specials was great and their Palm Springs Restaurant Week specials were superb. Everyone enjoyed their meals. They also had entertainment on their outdoor patio and in the bar so a number of the couples stayed and watched the hockey finals and continued to enjoy themselves.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though it was 99 degreesEven though it was 99 degrees at 6:30 we still ate outside on the patio! The fans kept the air moving and it was quite comfortable. The patio is quite charming and the food was delicious! It was a lovely experience!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Foody's RetreatAmbiance was amazing. Such a beautiful setting to relax and enjoy a fabulous meal. Food presentation was impeccable as well as the all the textures and flavors of each appetizer, entree and dessert ordered. We tried this restaurant for the first time as we saw it listed in the Restaurant Week website. Everything was fabulous for service, friendliness, ambiance, food quality and the very soothing live music. Made for a perfect evening for a girls nite out. Will definitely make this a favorite dining spot every time we make it down to the Coachella valley and will highly recommend this restaurant to everyone we know.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBobbieall was wonderful but then have eaten there since it opened/ it is better than when opened/ they have really gotten their act together6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful diningThis really is a special place. During Food Month, they serve a three course meal for $38.00. It is not only a bargain but a wonderful dining experience.
Corkage is $20 for those who bring their own wine. Not bad considering how posh the restaurant.
Highly recommend it year round, if your budget allows, but definitely during first two weeks in June.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place and good food.Had a great dinner on the patio here. Tried a special that wasn't on the menu and got a rib eye cooked just right. The mushroom soup was delicious. Piano player/singer was great and it was a beautiful patio for outdoor dining. Food would have been 5 stars if my wife wouldn't have had to send back her slightly over cooked steak (she likes it rare). They were very apologetic and offered us a free dessert, but we were stuffed. All in all it was a great experience and we will be back.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLavender-LavenderWe recently went with a group of friends. Great food, presentation, and ambiance. We will go back again for sure.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectLavender bistro is an amazing place we will return many times I'm sure5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLocation needs service to match.Great spot. Noticing a crack in the armor....The service. They are going through the motions. Somebody get in there an have the service match the food and the great place...5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a gem - glad we found it!Food was excellent - had the seafood for 2 - more like for 4 - but the quality was very good. Only thing that I would say about the service is that the bus folks were almost too eager to take your plates away. almost hovering until you finished. Actually took away my bread plate before I had finished it and since they don't speak English - don't ask questions or respond. Minor point though - extremely good food and ambiance. This is a definate go to eat at Lavender's!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunnchDelightful experience. They were ready for us when we arrived for our reservation. Service was attentive and the food delicious. All in all a wonderful treat for my Mother on Mother's Day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCOLORFULVERY COLORFUL AND VIBRANT FLOWERS REAL AND FAKE ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE, LAVENDER COLORS EVERYWHERE. VERY PRETTY AND ROMANTIC . VERY CLEAN, HIGH CLASS. LOVED THIS PLACE. MY SON AND HUSBAND TOOK ME FOR MOTHER'S DAY. THEYHAD A SPECIAL MENU AND WE ALL GOT DIFFERENT ENTREE AND DESSWERTS AND IT WAS OUTSTANDING. THE MAITRE D KEPT THE FRESH CHAMPAGNE FLOWING, THE SERVERS KEPT UP THE TABLE VERY NICELY. IT WAS A VERY NICE EXPERIENCE. THEY HAVE GORGEOUS GIANT DISPLAYS OF SILK LAVENDER, ORCHIDS, ETC ON TABLE AND ALL THE WINE GLASSES HAVE LAVENDER COLORED NAPKINS IN THEM. JUST SO PRETTY AND NICE AND RELAXING. THANKS YOU LAVENDER BISTRO , WE WILL BE RETURNING SOON.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual great atmosphereAs usual great atmosphere and service. The food is good but the menu is quite limited.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday dinnerI came in for my birthday with my parents and my husband and the entire evening was perfect. We had great food, sat outside where it was a little warm but the absolutely beautiful with the trees over our heads.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great EveningWe love Lavender Bistro for everything it stands for....customer service, ambiance, friendly servers and wait staff, and of course the food and drinks. A fun and lively place to take our out of town guests as well as enjoying it for ourselves as our neighborhood gem. Whatever you are doing do not change a thing.... We can and have always counted on Lavender Bistro to deliver above and beyond caring service and you have.
Linda & Terry Knox5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinite RepeatGreat hidden away gem in the La Quinta Cove neighborhood. Hot spot, so be sure to make a reservation!
Great Happy Hour lounge & patio, cozy indoor seating and great outdoor dining.
Try it . . . . you won't be disappointed!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLavender with envy5/3/2013
We really enjoyed our meal and the service, possibly the best in the desert. The large outdoor dining area was decorated with good dining in mind, subtle and lively at the same time.
We will return and recommend Lavender Bistro to all.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there to celebrateWe were there to celebrate my wifes birthday. The ambiance could not have been better and the outdoor dining area was a joy. The food was fantastic as was the service. The type of restaurant where you just sign the bill without looking. It was that good!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!We couldn't have been more pleased. There were a number of items on the menu we wanted to try, and we will get around to doing so because this place is a keeper. Wait staff was great, food was great, ambience was lovely. Trees and lights in the patio area gave it that magical feel.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my very favorite restaurantsOne of my very favorite restaurants. Consistently good food and service.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLavender is my favorite DesertLavender is my favorite Desert restaurant so only Kudos. Patty Dean4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulioso!Lavendar has the most fabulous ambiance, delicious food, professional wait staff. Absolutely beautiful setting.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways amazing.......food,Always amazing.......food, service and ambience. We look
forward to returning soon.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and outdoorExcellent food and outdoor dining in the desert!Live music was nice too! $20 corkage fee, perfect!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our second visit andThis is our second visit and the service and food was excellent.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a fabulous new findThis was a fabulous new find for us! We enjoyed our evening in the garden. So pretty!! The food was great and there was a lot of good energy. We will be back again!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Favourite La Quinta RestaurantLavender Bistro, located near Old Town, is our favourite restaurant in La Quinta, which we dine at on a frequent basis. Food quality is excellent and service is generally very good. The outdoor patio is an excellent place to dine. Our favourite entree is dover sole, however, the honey brine pork chop is excellent, as is the rack of lamb. The mushroom soup as a starter is very good as is the beet salad.
We have been dining at Lavender Bistro since it opened roughly four years ago. We would highly recommend the restaurant. Ensure you have a reservation and request a patio table.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMdisappointingwe usually have a fun evening at lavander
from the hostess to the food to the ambiance its always lovely this time
hostess was rude
there were empty tables when we arrived until we finished eating inside the tables were still empty outside
it was prom nite and i expect the crowds of young people
usually there seems to be a dress code but there were those in shorts and straight from golfing
disappointing for me to take our guests who i had explained were going to coachella music festival and would not be eating with us as they needed to leave to attend as invited guests as they too are in this industry
we still were rudely ignored by the hostess
push comes to shove
i will not go tolavander as a special place4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden Gem in the DesertWe were really surprised to find this place in an area you wouldn't expect a restaurant. It sort of reminded me of the RTanch House in Ojai. Loved it and the food!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Outdoor Patio DiningOnce again Lavender was excellent! Wonderful menu with lots of variety and selection, fresh and delicious. In the spring and summer, love to sit on the outside patio and enjoy the trees and other diners. A must for La Quinta dining!!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience all around...Food,Great experience all around...Food, service, atmosphere is excellent. Will continue to frequent this restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a wonderful restaurant,This is a wonderful restaurant, possibly the best in the Coachella Valley area!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMUnfortunately the weatherUnfortunately the weather did not co-operate and it was too cool to sit outside on the lovely patio.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI booked a table for 4 withI booked a table for 4 with Open Table. The only available time was early (5:30pm) so I took that. When we arrived I expected to be seated outside, as we usually are; however, we were told that the outside seating was oompletely booked. During our stay, we could see the outside area and saw that there were numerous tables empty throughout the evening and at least 15 tables were still empty when we left. When leaving I asked if there was special event that booked up the outside and was told "no". It was explained that those tables are booked a month in advance by people from out of town. This has left me really wondering what REALLY happened here.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the top 3 spots inOne of the top 3 spots in La Quinta! Very Difficult to get a table in the courtyard and the staff did not seem very helpful or communicative in trying to do so.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLavender Bistro MemorableGreat Happy Hour. Live music. Food was a little disappointing, but hard to beat the atmosphere.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLavender Bistro is my favoriteLavender Bistro is my favorite restaurant in the Desert. Usually the restaurant I chose to bring my guests
to or for special occasions. Great food, nice atmosphere, excellent service. Lots of intimate seating.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth a visit!A large restaurant in La Quinta Village - huge bar and lots of people enjoying themselves in groups of 4-8. We hadn't been before and were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service. The outdoor dining is so brightly lit with white "Christmas Lights" that you almost don't feel you are outside - that would be the only small criticism. Always fun to have some entertainment and we appreciated it. Obvious that many are regulars and treated as they should be with a special thank you and smile by the servers and management. Appears to be a very well run establishment.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fabulous experience.We had a fabulous experience. Our waiter was outstanding. The only hitch we had was that I had made the reservation on Open Table,so they did not want to give us a table outside. I had confirmed my reservation 24 hours before and requested an outsdie table then. They need to have there outside dining in the garden as an option on Open Table.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLavender had an excellentLavender had an excellent easter brunch. Highly recommend3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster dinner was wonderful.Easter dinner was wonderful. Great service even on a busy day. No corkage charge on Sundays is a nice treat.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best restaurant in La Quinta CATrip Advisor rated it the No. 1 restaurant in La Quinta so we felt we had to try it. Without question it lived up to it's reputation. First rate restaurant with an excellent menu and attentive service. Definitely a keeper and recommended!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLavender one of our favorites. AllLavender one of our favorites.
All the dining ladies seem to all be quite attractive and dress
so nice. The bar during the slow summer is our favorite. Especially since the
remodel.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food inConsistently good food in wonderful atmosphere with excellent service...who could ask for anything more3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM