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Lulu California Bistro
Lulu California Bistro

Lulu California Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lulupalmsprings.com
  • Email: lulupsgm@aol.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 WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Great Place!!!! Food, Service, Atmosphere all equal = A+"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "If you do not like crowds, do not dine here. We went for brunch on a Saturday and it was very very crowded with a line out the door. We were fortunate to get a table outside by the sidewalk so most of the noise was inside. Very active bar scene and loads of young people. A lot of Palm Springs' restaurants were trendy and crowded."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Love this place! Drove over and hour just to come for my daughter's birthday dinner, as this is her favorite restaurant. Would love to open one in the Orange County area. Great food, great prices. Presentation is awesome and atmosphere is gorgeous. I would highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Been wanting to try LuLu's every time I've been to Palm Springs and finally made it there. So glad I did. Great dining and people watching!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "While the location is good and service seemed okay, there is no way you can excuses the poor quality of the food. Caned food is better, so maybe they should invest in chef-boy-ar-dee."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We often take visiting friends to Lulus for dinner. We have never been sorry, and the pre fix menu is often ordered and satisfying."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We were really looking forward to our dinner here! At best, it was average. There was a lot of hype as it was being built and opened up. Good people watching, but not so much for the food. The meal was very average and although my water glass was always filled, the service was slow. Make a reservation so that you don't have to stand with the tourists at the entrance. The upper level seemed much quieter but not as much atmosphere. Maybe it's better for lunch. Try it for yourself but don't have big expectations."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Excellent staff, service and quality of food, a gem in downtown Palm Springs"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great outdoor dining and people watching! Fun friendly and a good time!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "As usual the dinner was very good. The three course meal is a very good price. Really enjoyed the chicken piccata. One of our favorite restaurants in Palm Springs."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Service was great! Lobster salad was AMAZING! The guys in our group loved the ribs. Fun atmosphere and definitely a Must Do in Palm Springs!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My friend from England was craving mashed potatoes. I took her to Lulu's and Hector was so sweet to bring her a sample immediately. The food was superb. We agreed they were the best mashed potatoes we've ever had. I enjoyed the vegetarian pizza and she loved the pork chops."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were a party of 10 celebrating a birthday. The food came out sporadically. Water glasses were not filled without asking. And no condiments no silverware arrived with the food. I ordered the lobster salad rolls and substituted lettuce in place of the buns as suggested on the menu. There was A miniscule amount of lobster but the majority of the meat was crab . They did bring a crème Brulé with a candle for the person celebrating the birthday at no charge which we appreciated. All in all a less than favorable dining experience"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Extremely bad food . Very surprised how bad the food was . It was tasteless and sad to eat here . The only good thing was the location . The Sea Bass was very drab that my Wife had at a cost of $ 26.99 . The meat loaf at $16.99 looked and tasted like very low caliber meat . We would not go back here again ."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We've dined at Lulu many times, for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Prices are reasonable, food is always good (although not exceptional), service is consistently good, and the ambience is great. Always a fun place to dine!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I loved the patio and thought the service we had was exceptional....very personable and attentive. The food was a good value (3 course meal), but nothing better than average. Of our party of four, two liked their meals, two did not. The service, atmosphere and location made for a good evening."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Always consistent. Great place to bring out of town guests"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Some of the food came cold and the waiter was not very apologetic. Instead of a fresh meal, the restaurant just reheated the food and when brought back it was warm,but not hot. Not a great way to deal with a problem. Although the waiter did a few things after being asked, he did not even acknowledge that he had heard the requests."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This was my 3rd visit to Lulu's. First visit we were comped our meals because the service was so bad. Second visit was near perfect. Third visit, service mediocre. We ordered drinks and to ask for them after the entrees were served. This is an assembly line like restaurant. Somebody takes your order , then food is delivered by somebody else for each course. I think it was one o f the busboys that brought us our drinks when the meal was nearly complete. If you go, expect ok food but don't count on good service. I'm a 20-25% tipper but this experience warranted only a 15% tip. There are so many dining choices.............."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I had been wanting to try LuLu for the longest time. I've passed by many times and it just looked so fun and inviting. My husband and I finally had an opportunity for a dinner date and we chose LuLu. I was not disappointed. I made a reservation online and when we checked in we were taken to our table right away. We sat on the second floor and overlooked the bar and restaurant..great view. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Definitely coming back to sit on the patio and to join my friends for happy hour!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Prices are fair, good portion sizes, but not a lot of creativity to the menu (which is probably fine in Palm Speings). Service was spotty at best, no follow up on drinks and an empty beer glass and bottle were on the table from before entrees were delivered until the end of the meal. Dessert wasn't offered and it took awhile to get the check and then complete the transaction. It's loud, and the floor where I was sitting felt like it was on springs every time someone walked by (which was a lot considering we were seated directly in front of the restrooms). The server assistant was very good, but why do you only get one piece of bread and are never offered more?"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Good food and service, but noisy diners and overcrowded room made an unpleasant experience. If you want an outside table, book it when you make the reservation. The menu offers gluten-free and vegetarian items."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were seated 25 minutes late (after reservation time of 5pm) and we had confirmed with the restaurant that morning. This would not have been a problem, but we had tickets to the Follies and arrived just as the show was starting. Everything else was fabulous. The 3 course dinner menu is such a great deal and has a great variety of choices; something for everyone. The service was exceptional. We had a party of 9 and everyone loved the venue that we chose. I was quite pleased overall."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Lulu's was recommended to us to try while in Palm Springs.....and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Our server was very attentive and made some great suggestions pertaining to my food sensitivities. Our children were able to find things on the menu that they enjoyed. The food was served quickly, piping hot and was really, really good. (I had the fish, my hubby had the pork chops) Make reservations! The restaurant was completely booked the night we tried to get in, so we made reservations for the next night."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "everything was very good....... if I could only get the recipe ti his pan seared pork chop it's golden brown and above all it was so tender I have never had a peace of pork so tender do me a favor and find out and you will be going above and beyond"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I loved everything about this place, I'm a huge fan of great ambience and this is definitely one of the best I've seen--very chic and cool, amazing chandeliers and I love the indoor/outdoor feel. The server was exceptional, very attentive with great suggestions. I had the ahi & avocado stack which was amazing and the cobb salad was tasty however slightly heavy on the dressing and only iceberg lettuce (as opposed to 'greens'). This is the only reason the food didn't get 5 stars. Other than that this was an amazing experience."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I chose Lulu's to have dinner with a friend I hadn't seen in 10 years, expecting to show them a great Palm Springs experience but what a disappointment! Our reservation was for 6:30 and we were seated for a very long time before our order was taken. Our food was finally served at 8:03(I checked the time on my phone). My friend ordered the chicken Florentine which was so dry he could hardly swallow it. My lobster ravioli was cold and the tomato sauce was actually congealed! The waiter promised to come back with parmesan cheese to grate but that never happened. I realize it was spring break, Farewell to Marilyn, and Villagefest but come on,there is no excuse for a restaurant of Lulu's caliber to not plan for those events!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We've eaten at Lulu's several times and have never been disappointed. The ambiance is happy and energetic and the food is great. If you're a fan of eggplant parmisan, try it here - it's a fantastic non breaded version that is now my new favorite."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Always can count on this place to deliver! Good food great Service and a great atmosphere. Overall menu is very good but usually get the3 course prefix, regardless of what I've chosen, I have not been disappointed. I'm not saying its the best Palm Springs has to offer but for value, a great choice."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Michael a front desk, kevin and Johnny did a great job!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was good. The menu had alot of interesting things to choose from. I had the lobster ravioli and it was great! It was my birthday and a specail dessert was brought out for me at the end of the meal, but our waiter was the real gem! We had a blast! The house wine was also very good!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Nice spot - but food is pedestrian at best. Skip it and go elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We went there before an evening theater performance and loved it. Very extensive menu and very reasonably priced. Has gluten free and vegetarian options as well. Can't wait please come back!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Its very extensive gluten-free menu makes eating here an enjoyable experience for people with this diet restriction."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Our first time at Lulu's. Our daughter treated us. That made it even better. Food was great. Service was attentive. While there was some noise we were still able to carry on a conversation without having to shout at one another. All in all a great evening on the town"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Our party enjoyed our casual dinner here. There's a great prix fix as well as a varied menu. Big open windows give the illusion of an outside dinning with all the comforts of indoor amenities."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Over booked, with an unfriendly hostess. Crowds swarming the entrance, chaotic. Warning- temperature on the balcony 10* warmer and stuffy. Service was fair- efficient but our server was managing too many tables and seemed very stressed. Smell of bleach kept wafting from the kitchen, unappetizing. Overall, not a great experience. Wouldn't return."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Why all the fuss about this place? Decent diner food, I guess, but nothing special. Waiter was stoned. Prices are cheap, so maybe that's it."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Officious hostesses who treat you like they are doing you a favor. Food without much inspiration or flavor. Pretty room, but it really should be all about the food, and the food just isn't good. Don't bother."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The ambiance was terrific, it's a fantastic space, well appointed and a great location. Unfortunately, the food was on a level with the Cheesecake factory... Not fine dinning! Drinks from the bar were great, no complaints with the drinks! If you want a nice meal, look elsewhere. Great meeting point for friends and maybe a drink, after that I'd move on? Really too bad as the space is very nice."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
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