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Lulu California Bistro
Lulu California Bistro

Lulu California Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lulupalmsprings.com
  • Phone: (760) 327-5858
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday through Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm Friday and Saturday: 8:00am - 11pm (bar & Happy Hour til midnight)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please e-mail Willie Rhine at acqualuluevents@gmail.com

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Lulu California Bistro
At Palm Springs newest and hippest restaurant, Lulu California Bistro combines talent, expertise and a passion for great food to produce a captivating California Bistro dining experience. Our menu options are many, varied and value-priced, and the quality is always high. Our generous portions are prepared with the freshest ingredients available and a dash of innovation from our award-winning chefs. Freshly baked bread and decadent desserts are made in-house daily, and are perfectly complimented by a cappuccino, latte or an endless pot of coffee. At our exciting bar area, we feature the desert's best Happy Hour – all-day, all-night, 12-hours long! Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "I came here with a group of 8 and overall the food and ambiance were great. We were seated in a timely manner and our waiter greeted us soon after being seated as well. The service was poor! Our waiter took half of our groups drink orders before leaving, the food took a long time, and our plates weren't cleared! Our plates had to have sat 20 minutes before being picked up. In addition, I went to the bar to get a special drink ordered for a friend at the table. The bartender charged twice and then served the drink to us at the bar. We reminded him we ordered it to be delivered to the table. He argued with us then as we started to take it to the table ourselves, told us we couldnt! We canceled our entire order and spoke with the manager."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food is pretty fair/good. The service we had was very poor. The server was not attentive and she would forget our requests and took more than 30 mins to come take our order. The management team was awful as well. apologized for the poor service but made excuses for everything. Not good service at all, but if you don't mind waiting long for your food, then the food is pretty good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were in town celebrating our anniversary. The food was terrific, but the service not so much :( Our server kept forgetting about us. I am not one to complain, but we were neglected and may have ordered more. I spoke to the manager (Francisco) and he apologized saying there was no excuse for what happened....he actually gave us 20% off our check. I would recommend Lulu's for sure for the food."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Good food and great service. Fun atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to my friends."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I have always enjoyed Lulu's. The restaurant, the food and the ambience when it's not too crowed and more intimate. Every dish I've tried was excellent. The choice of wines and drinks is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great experience! Our table was ready immediately and this place was hopping!! Service was fantastic and our food was ready so quickly! Will be back for sure."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Lulu's is situated in a great corner in downtown Palm Springs. It's a hip place to be right now and has a lovely bar scene. Food was good but not great. But definitely a spot to check out if you're in downtown Palm Springs."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I guess I expected more . The service was good , may e too many people involved, I think we had like 5 different people handling our table Which sometimes can result in confusion and lack of communication.We asked for a second serving of bread 4 times . The waiters were on point when it came to refills drinks tho. The soups were ok, kinda small for the price, I expected more like a plate than a small bowl. My ahi tuna tartare wrap was bland . I think kinda expensive for what it is ."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had an excellent time and excellent meal. We were seated immediately in the location we had requested. Very nice overall."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Lulu remains one of our favorites places in Palm Springs for great food and atmosphere. The servers are consistently efficient and friendly. The menu always has something new for us to try. And there's no better place to people watch than their patio. We'll be back again and again and again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This seems to be a very popular place. I went twice and it was full both times. The first night I went with my husband and sat upstairs. It was enjoyable. My husband ordered veal pot roast and he said it was very good. I had eggplant parm and it was somewhat overcooked. It didn´t bother me but it is noit the usual NY style eggplant parm I´m used to have. The second night I went with a group of colleagues and, in general, the food was good. I ordered tilapia and it was slightly dry."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I love this restaurant! I am from out if town, and wasn't sure exactly what to expect. But this met all my expectations. Lively scene (went in the Summer on a Thursday night), fabulous food, and the service staff was friendly and attentive. I highly reccommend the salmon. They make a great G&T too!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed a great meal at Lulu's. Notable meals: the whitefish and the ahi tower both were outstanding. Dirty martini was crafted perfectly. The menu is a little overwhelming, but there will be something for everyone."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Everything about Lulu is mediocre. The service, food, wine list and setting all had its day. I am so disappointed to have wasted my time and money. Maybe brunch is better than dinner, I will not return in order to find out."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This restaurant is in the center of Palm Springs. You can sit inside or outside area watching tourist walking by. Food is very good. Best to make reservations."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Although it doesn't look kid friendly the service really make it worth bringing the kids, and a nice kids lunch menu. My wife and I love the food and choices on the menu. We go to Lulus every time we are in Palm Springs."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have eaten at LuLu several times before and our experience ranged from pretty good to very good. This time however it was a real disappointment. Our flatware was dirty as were the napkins and our entries were bland. I've had the eggplant parm before and it was pretty tasty. This time it was as tasteless as the plate it came on. I don't know if this is a one-time thing or what but I don't think we'll go back. Consistency is crucial."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Not that it isn't good food. Just that the veggies looked like they had been under a heat lamp for hours and the mashed potatoes had a skin baked over them for the same reason. Reminded all of us of the food from the cafeteria in college. We imagine every plate prepped in the back waiting to get an entree slapped on it and served. Sad compared to the other great places to eat in Palm Springs."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Shrimp linguine was basically mushy spaghetti. Any pasta at Olive Garden would be better. We had that switched out with tilapia and, once again, the rice was also totally over cooked. The minestrone was salty water with vegetables. The filet and chocolate cake, however, were very good. Our waiter also seemed a little confused about the role of being a waiter. He wasn't very personable."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "prices on the menu are affordable..delicious food with large portions..great service..friendly, accommodating staff.. made our anniversary dinner more special!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "There is no trip to Palm Springs that could be complete without a Brunch, Lunch or Dinner at Lulu's. The location on Palm Canyon Dr. puts it in the heart of the city and walking distance from many great hotels and resorts. You can dine at the covered (and misted) sidewalk or in the well appointed full restaurant. It's lively, spacious and the food if great. Be sure to book a table on the busy Thurs thru Sat. evenings."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "First time at Lulu's and what a great food and service!!! I had zero expectations before going to Lulu's and I was extremely happy with the choice to try out the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been to LulU's many times and the food was very good as always. BUT I found the ladies checking you in need retraining"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I have been here several times.......lunch, breakfast, happy hour and dinner. Every occasion is great. The food is consistently good, service is always good and we love the decor. Had breakfast here for the first time this visit. Very, very good. You cannot go wrong eating in this great place. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have eaten at Lulu's several times while visiting the Palm Springs areas and every time we have been treated like royalty! From the handsome servers to the excellent food options this is a place you can go to people watch and also enjoy a great meal. Its a pleasure to have a conversation with a employee about the restaurant they work at and hear such wonderful positive feedback about there management and work experience. Treating your employees and serving great food go hand in hand so thank you once again Lulu's we will be back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We always make it a point to have dinner here when in Palm Springs. We always reserve a booth where people watching is great. The food and service are always on point."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Every time my family and I walk into the restaurant, we are impressed with the style. Lulus presents great ambiance. We enjoy the food and the menu selection, but the service is always slow. It took a long time to order. Then longer time to receive our food. Then another wait for the check. All in all, we were there 3 hours. Yes, the restaurant was busy. And the server did come once to let us know our food was coming soon (and it came 30 minutes later). This is a great date place if you have the time but not for a quick bite. ;)"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had a great time. The service from James (our waiter) was great. We were upstairs and had a view of the restaurant as a whole. They seated us right on time with our reservation. Drinks and orders taken promptly and the food was really good. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a great time. Check in was easy. People dressed up and people dressed casual, a really nice mix. Younger crowd and older crowd. Really amazing food!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was particularly impressed that the table location was exactly as I requested and waiting when we arrived!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "For a busy place, we made reservations and so glad I did. We were seated no more than 10 minutes. Food and Service was great. I will go back for brunch again. The price was just right."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our Father's Day lunch at Lulu's. We were four adults and a 19 month old, and we were managed beautifully. The waitress quickly provided what we needed for the baby, and the service was fast without our feeling hurried, which is a blessing when there is a baby. We ordered the lobster rolls and the angus burgers, and the food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My favorite place in palm Springs. Consistently good food. Great 3-course prix fixe menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My husband and I heard great things so we were looking forward to our dinner. We shared a few appetizers. The restaurant cooks its steak appetizer medium. I've never heard of a restaurant that serves steak medium. It was over cooked, chewy and bland. The quinoa acorn squash appetizer had maybe a tablespoon of quinoa. The only decent thing we had was the portabella mushroom stack."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "As always everything was very good. The Waiter was very quick getting the drinks and food to our table."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We got a nice quiet booth where we were able to talk and get acquainted. The background music was nice and appropriate for dining. Everything was arranged ahead of time over the internet and carried out precisely as I had requested (quiet cozy booth and flowers from a vendor placed on the table). The kitchen responded perfectly to requests dealing with allergies and prepared the food to our specifications."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Great service, incredible food, very cool restaurant. Lulu is one of the restaurants we keep going back to in Palm Springs. Decor is fun and classy, atmosphere is always lively, and the food is inventive and delicious. We love Lulu!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had a fantastic brunch. 19.99$ three courses and out of this world delicious!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "This is a bustling restaurant that is packed with people on a busy night. It's rather brightly lit and somewhat overwhelmingly large, but our meals were beautifully cooked and presented, as well as very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised at how good the food & service were at this restaurant. The employees were friendly & the cocktails were quote tasty. we will dine here again!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014