Always Great!A true treasure of Palm Springs. The food, service and ambience is always great. One suggestion - it would be good to allow those that arrive early in the evening, prior to 90% of the other guests, to have some preference in seating. This is our second time where the restaurant was 90% empty and we were given a less than desirable table. Not a good situation when you are there to have an enjoyable evening and spend money.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our dining experience...We enjoyed our dining experience... was worth the price.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHIGHLITE OF OUR TRIPWe planned to have our last meal in Palm Springs at Le Vallauris, which is now our favorite restaurant. Patrice, the quintessential maitre d', came by our table between courses to see how we were doing. Our waiter, Carlos, couldn't have been more courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. The menu is quite extensive and diverse...something for everyone. Service was impeccable and unobtrusive. Our meals were delicious: the white fish and the special grouper. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we lingered over a couple after dinner drinks. A lovely piano player was in the bar. We took advantage of that to dance between courses. Only half the men wore jackets (no ties); the dress was generally smart casual. Overall, a wonderful dining experience!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dining experienceOutstanding dining experience by every measure....food quality, preparation, presentation, service, ambiance.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMJim and Nancye's 15th AnniversaryCan you say romantic, delicious, romantic?
We were in the desert to celebrate our second honeymoon and 15th wedding anniversary. The staff, chef and piano player made our evening incredibly memorable. We were treated with care and not rushed.
The food - I had rack of lamb which was exquisite and pure in its taste. My husband had the halibut and kept trying to get the recipe.
The weather was perfect, warm gentle breezes and twinkling lights.
We'll be back next year.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough the price is high,Although the price is high, the food, the ambience and the service make it worth the cost. The only concern was that the sweet potato accompaniment to my wife's exceelent duck entree was cold.When we mentioned this to the owner's brother who was making the rounds of the tables, he was uncomfortable and hastened to the next table. It would seem that a more appropriate response would hane been in order at such a fine establishment.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMas usual, a first-rate experience!Visited for lunch, and enjoyed excellent food and service (as always). Even on these warm desert days, the shaded patio is quite comfortable and relaxing. Some very nice new wine-by-the-glass selections have beed added recently, and the vichysoisse and beet gazpacho make for tasty, refereshing starters.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, an incredibly wonderfulAs usual, an incredibly wonderful experience. It's by far one of our favorite restaurants in Palm Springs.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience.It was unique dining experience, I was dine on the patio,the decoration are special especially the twinkle light in the tree. The rack of lamb is very tender and tasting. Service is great. Waiter has knowledge of food and made good recommendation. The nice and gentle owner comes out talking to every table friendly.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Brunch in the Desert. Period.When friends are in town, this is my go to place for Sunday brunch. Majestic outdoor patio seating, attentive waiters, and delicious food. Pricey? Yes, but totally worth it. This is some of the best fine dining in the desert. They pride themselves on the freshest of ingredients, carefully and artfully prepared.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe patio is such a beautifulThe patio is such a beautiful setting! There is varied menu with many entrees to choose from. My husband had the escargot as an appetizer which was amazing. I had th echargrilled filet with wine reduction sauce It came with mashed potatoes and vegetables amazingly seasoned. My husband had the halibut with honey ginger lemon marinade which was unusual and delicious. The best for last was the grande marnier soufflé, Excellent meal, excellent setting.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as it gets! FoodAs good as it gets!
Food was outstanding, service was top notch, sitting in the courtyard was wonderful!
We would go back in a New York Minute!!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA Must Visit Restaurant in Palm SprFor our second visit to La Vallauris we were just as impressed with the food; indeed even more so. The restaurant was VERY VERY busy and the service slowed as a result. For example, it took about 10 minutes for someone to ask if we wanted a drink or wine and then the server did not return for another 10 minutes to follow-up. Our meals came much later after ordering this second visit but were worth the wait.
Delicious food; simply delicious.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMContinues to be our favoriteContinues to be our favorite Sunday brunch spot, but V is wonderful at any time.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat can I say about Le Vallauris?What can I say about Le Vallauris? We had a wonderful evening. We had a table outside under the trees. The evening temperature was just about perfect. The staff was great and the food very good.
We had the Degustation menu: a small trio of appetizers including Ahi shashimi in a paper thin pastry cone, a small dollop of caviar and a ball of deep fried cheese. Next was seared scallops 4 each in in a lovely sauce. Then a trio of duck (paté, a tiny duck burger with a meringue bun, and slices of duck). Also wonderful. The entrees were great. My wife had the lobster and I the venison tournedos. The portions were more than generous. Definitely a great place in Palm Springs4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten at a numberWe have eaten at a number of French restaurants including those in Paris. This was as comparable as those in France. Other than not being in Paris, the cuisine and atmosphere was comparable. It is "our" place when we return to Palm Springs. Mr. Vallauris circulates the room very elegantly. An experience to be repeated. My wife said it reminded her of Laurents on Champs. Enough said.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOld School Gem in Palm SpringsWe were recommended Le Vallauris by multiple people familiar with Palm Springs dining, and it was with good reason. The ambiance is classic, old-Hollywood kitsch with a whimsical edge. The dining room is a wonderfully unique indoor/outdoor concoction, with tables situated under an enormous tree, tiny white lights and walls of clear plexiglass. It's beautiful. The food is classic French, but not stuffy or heavy. We enjoyed multiple courses, including a lovely smoked fish plate, fresh oyster, a bright and sweet spring pea soup, heavenly roast chicken, lamb chops and filet mignon. The service was friendly, courteous and attentive. Love this place.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOld world style meets So Cal.Old world style meets So Cal. Everyone extremely polite and helpful. Beautiful outdoor setting.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVallauris has been a favoriteVallauris has been a favorite of ours for years. The gorgeous garden is one reason followed by the delicious food. We had smoked salmon and the fresh grilled fish and profiteroles - perfectly made. Just fabulous.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster BrunchJust wonderful. The owner is so gracious, the food is always great.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMover the top experience.over the top experience. we enjoyed the Easter Brunch, it was fantastic. the service is perfect, not intrusive, yet we you need it.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLast of the french restaurantsOne of the last grand restaurants. I do miss there table de haut menu which they dumped for a chalk board menu a few years ago. Trying to keep up with Nouvelle, California cuisine. Myself I like the old school because no one does it any more. But great food and service all the way around. The good wines start at 150.00 so bring your wallet. One of my favorite spots. Can't go wrong with the duck. Nothing to complain about here except some of the guests have there nose's in the air.......Ray David Estero Bay Gourmet Consulting Grp.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a very elegant restaurant.This is a very elegant restaurant. If you appreciate french food you will appreciate this spot. You will be disappointed if you are in the mood for anything BUT french food. The servers are very knowledgeable but no stuffy airs here. Be adventurous and you will be rewarded. Be aware - good food like this is not inexpensive but don't worry it is worth the extra!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNo wonder this restaurantNo wonder this restaurant is voted Number One in the desert, as indeed it is. The
beautiful setting, continental menu, and stellar wine list all made for a perfect
meal. After tiring of bacon cheeseburgers, mini tacos, and mediocre bar food at
the latest hip restaurant, we found Le Vallurius to be a fine dining oasis of expertly prepared food, with quality ingredients. We just didn't want to leave this restaurant.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best there is inOne of the best there is in the desert. Tony and Paul welcome you into their home and treat you like royalty.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our favorite restaurantThis is our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. The food is beyond delicious, the service is impeccable and the setting is gorgeous. Who could ask for more. We come here every time we are in Palm Springs. .3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful. This was a greatWonderful. This was a great experience. The ambiance was spectacular, the food was superb, and it was a nice touch to have the owner wandering from table to table welcoming guests and thanking them for dining. The outdoor patio was just beautiful from the flowers on the table to the live trees and the beautiful landscape lighting. The food was first rate. We had the price fixe menu with the wines included. It was well worth it. We truly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 3rd time at LeThis was our 3rd time at Le Vallauris, and it was wonderful as usual. BUT we forgot to ask for patio seating, and had to sit inside on a perfect desert night. OUR goof! so don't YOU forget to reserve a patio table. Waitstaff is top notch, food excellent. We did give 4 stars this time, though, as the Blue Crab appetizer had grapefruit in it instead of the fennel as it was told to us. We informed our waiter, who apologized. However, I did eat everything else in the dish.(I am not fond of grapefruit and would not have orderd it if I had known). Other than that, the evening was a nice transport to mini-France and we will absolutely go again. We recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone wanting a special dining experience3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMStill Great After All These YearsBeen coming to Le Valluris for over fifteen years. Paul and his team haven't lost any of their attention to true French food and service. Our dinner was delicious. It's by no means the least expensive dining option, but overall worth the price, particularly for a special occasion.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been here severalWe have been here several times and this was our least inspired visit. It was a busy Friday night and the floor staff and the kitchen just seemed a bit overwhelmed. One of Our lobster dishes was brought out cold...not a good thing for a $45 entree. Service from the kitchen was slow and our waiter seemed to have trouble understanding what we were ordering. We will give this normally excellent spot another shot, perhaps on a not so busy night.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTop Ntch!!! Best French restaurantTop Ntch!!! Best French restaurant in Palm Springs. My second yer going there. What more need be said.1/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect in every way!Beautiful restaurant. Attentive waitstaff. Exceptional menu. Melt in your mouth food. The Veal Filet was beyond delicious! Follow up with the sorbet trio for a superb finish.12/13/2012 12:00:00 AM