What 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 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 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 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 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 AMSat on the patio & it hadSat on the patio & it had the best ambience of any patio I've dined. Keyboard & vocals were great and not too loud. Food was fabulous. One of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. Just EXCELLENT!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMalways good to dine here andalways good to dine here and listen to Bob Allen
I have brought all my visiting guests here-been there 4 times3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely delightful diningAbsolutely delightful dining experience!!! My favorite spot in the area and there are many to choose from. Beautiful atmosphere, excellent food and service.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe music (mostly pop) wasThe music (mostly pop) was much too loud for conversation -- and we were several tables away. We were so looking forward to showing Lavender off to our foodie friends from Portland and could not have a decent conversation. Too bad.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMStill our favorite restaurantStill our favorite restaurant in La Quinta. Look forward to dining at Lavender each time we come down from Canada for the winter months.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat....as usual!!!This place just never, ever disappoints!!! Our first-time guests, who can be a bit picky, kept on commenting about the experience. Wine was great. And is fairly priced as well.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the evening veryWe enjoyed the evening very much. We were brought right to our table when we arrived
even though there were many people waiting. The food, service and ambiance all were great.
We would go back again and recommend this restaurant to others, without hesitancy.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner experience wasOur dinner experience was wonderful. The food, service and all the Lavender Bistro's beauty. A memorable dinner.
"The Guinn's" Whidbey Island, Washington3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is a lovely atmosphereIt is a lovely atmosphere and practically every table was full on a Wednesday night. The service was a bit slow but not the fault of the waiter as they just need more people on the floor. Everything was delicious. Our table had the rack of lamp, Dover sole, & filet mignon. Will definitely go back.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived about 5:20 withWe arrived about 5:20 with a 5:30 table. Waited at bar which was OK. Were seated just about at 5:30 but I must comment that the staff was not ready. Table not set with bread, water, etc. Delay in getting waiter to greet us; however, waiter was courteous and capable.Evening was lovely outside and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.Cliff Gant3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was very delicious.Everything was very delicious. We waited about 10 minutes for the menus, and water. In fact, the water did not taste very good. It seemed to have a metallic taste. Otherwise, the evening was great, with great food, and decent wait staff. Thank you.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVisited after the tennis andVisited after the tennis and it was outstanding. Service very prompt and professional. Dishs met expectations and the patio is just great.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMthoroughly enjoyed our 3rdthoroughly enjoyed our 3rd visit this season. Each time we have guests we bring them here and everyone has enjoyed it very much.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe gorgeous patio is theThe gorgeous patio is the place to be, trees are softly lit, food is yummy.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a much larger restaurantIt's a much larger restaurant than I expected it to be but felt intimate due to a number of smaller rooms. When we first arrived, the room we were in was rather warm but it cooked down shortly thereafter. Dinner specials were creative and regular menu choices were solid. The calamari is presented more as a salad, an interesting and tasty way of presenting the old standby. Definitely a place that should be on your regular dining rotation.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTake friendsTook friends who have never been there they absolutely loved it our waiter was fantastic. The food was awesome an my favorite dessert the floating island was superb . You can never go wrong with this restaurant.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Patio and Wine SelectionsVery "California" feel. Gorgeous patio; be sure to request a table out there because they go quickly. Great wine list but limited cocktail choices. My husband loved the lamb; I had the risotto special and it was good but not great. Would visit again and request a patio table.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were outstanding!Food and service were outstanding! Can't wait to go back3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambience was terrific.The ambience was terrific. The restaurant is beautiful and the patio is outstanding. The appetizers were superb and the service was great. The main course left a lot to be desired. The lamb was tender but tasteless and the fish was dry. We ordered Sterling wine and were given a different wine and had already started drinking it before we realized we had not been given the right wine. If you can improve the main courses you have a gem3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM