First disappointing meal at
First disappointing meal at this restaurant, a seafood salad for lunch, upset my admittedly sensitive tum. One must be cautious everywhere, it seems, when packaged greens are served. Whole heads of lettuce, thoroughly washed, must be my preference henceforth. It's our practice at home as well.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Paris bistro in La Quinta
We went here for lunch. We were very pleased and enjoyed a wonderful lunch and glass of wine. Our server was great! The food was tremendous, we both had the onion soup which is rich and very filling. I had the steak salad which was superb and perfect lunch meal. My wife had the quiche Lorraine and salad which she enjoyed very much. It was just like we had stepped from streets of La Quinta into a bistro on the streets of Paris. We will return for dinner and the happy hour also looks promising. Thank you.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very accommodating to serve
Very accommodating to serve an evening menu item for lunch; and it was so authentic, tasty. Very close to being en France.
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
On a trip through town, I
On a trip through town, I was able to get a table quickly for 1 at 6:45 on a Monday. Walked in and was seated quickly. Great wine list, prompt service the Veal Osso Bucco was super tender and had great flavor. The French Onion Soup as a starter was phenominal and almost large enough for two! Nice local's spot for even the outta towner!
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. One of the best meals we have had over the last year and we done out about 3 times per week.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
What time do you take your
What time do you take your latest reservations. We like to eat late.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed lunch on the outside
Enjoyed lunch on the outside patio. Our server was very accomodaating and never tried to rush two friends having a very leisurely lunch. My friend had the quiche which she said was delicious. I had the Tarte Flambee which was okay, nothing special. I have had really excellent food here on other occasions. The onion soup and the croque monsieur are always satisfying. Dinner choices are varied including many regional French offerings.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely outdoor patio, jazz singer, trickling fountain..... Wonderful food, excellent service from our new friend, Erik!
Absolutely, a must when in /near La Quinta!! Make a reservation.....
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed the restaurant.
We really enjoyed the restaurant. My only problem was the special was veal osso buco and it was not that good. Everyone else in our party were happy with their food.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We sat on the patio and the
We sat on the patio and the ambience was great. Service and food was excellent. I had the flat iron steak and it was cooked to perfection. The other meals at our table were the frogs legs--she thought it was a lot of work to get at them and thought it was an unusual way to serve them- on top of noodles. The beef bourgnion was okay,but don't think it would be ordered again. The desserts were excellent--pear tarte- outstanding. I would definitely return
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
All around terrific restaurant
Lovely restaurant, great menu with unique specials. Terrific service offered here.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife commented that her
My wife commented that her meal was better than a comparable meal she had in Paris. She is a foodie, enough said. As a semi-vegetarian, I eat a lot of fish, the trout almondine was very much worth every bite.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We bothe had the trout...it
We bothe had the trout...it was too die for. The pear tart with caramel was delicious as we're the profiteroles. A reasonably priced gem for a lovely evening of dining.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again Brasserie Bistro
Once again Brasserie Bistro offered us an enjoyable evening of French cuisine. The live music added to the ambience, but it is truly the food that brings us back time and time again.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great ambiance outdoors, very
Great ambiance outdoors, very good food, and we particularly enjoyed the live music on the patio!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will definitely return
We really enjoyed our evening. Our server, Eric, was very charming and the food delicious! I ordered the Grilled Hangar Steak Bordelaise: it was cooked to perfection! I swapped the fries for spinach (just so I wouldn't feel too guilty) yum! Didn't care for the bone marrow... My husband had the Ceasar Salad and Honey Brine Pork Chop. Again, excellent! We rarely order dessert but went for the Profiterole Au Chocolat - oh so good! Next time we hope to be seated on the patio; looks very inviting. Overall a great experience.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better than the majority of
Better than the majority of the restaurants in La Quinta. Loved the cheese and meat boards, but we felt more thought should be put into the flavor profile of the other items we ordered. An example would be the beet salad. Too many earthy elements and not enough acid in the dish. Back off on the truffle oil and add an acidic element and the ph would have been perfect. Also had the osso buco and the sauce was both heavy handed and one dimentional, making the dish a bit boring. Less sauce and a few more root vegetables would have been great. The risotto it came with was very good. The pear tart we finished with was very good, although the ice cream was too heavily salted. I'm a fan of sweet and savory, but that was a little too much.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was our first time on the attractive patio, on a perfect evening, just warm enough, with a full moon out. Very busy and service was attentive but slow, nicely apologized for by complimentary glasses of the Layer Cake Shiraz we were drinking. Always love the hangar steak and frites! At one point we got a bit miffed when the music level went up and mentioned it to a staff person - turned out it was a special piece for someone celebrating a birthday and didn't last long. (And we were very much enjoying it otherwise.) But after her set, Yves Evans stopped by our table and apologized, which gave US a chance to apologize and then we had a cheerful conversation. Bottom line: very professional people here, taking the extra steps be welcoming.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
For your "must-do" list
We make the Brasserie a "must-do" every time we are in the Palm Desert area. The staff and the food are exceptionally good. Haven't found anything that equals or surpasses it!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as usual!
Enjoyed yet another great evening at La Brasserie last night. All four entrees were excellent as were the two shared salads. Very professional service. Always enjoyable!!!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
La Brasserie has the best menu we have seen in the Desert. Great floor manager also, very good service. Food was excellent.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mother!s Day
Starting with the chilled Tomato soup which was a perfect temperature for such a hot day the meal was delicious. I had the fish special which consisted of Hallibut in a tasty broth accompanied by mussels and lobster ravioli. Bliss! The only complaint I had was that I had to ask for a spoon because the broth was too delicious to waste! I splurged on the chocolate mousse (after all, it was Mother's Day) and was not disappointed. Creamy and smooth and a great way to end such a delightful meal.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Gem of La Quinta
Always a delight to dine at La Brasserie Bistro. Food is excellent and portions are very generous. Service staff provide good and knowledgable service.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Authentic French Food!
Love the menu - authentic french dishes, outdoor patio is enclosed so you don't get the street noise, has a fountain and is very pleasant. some nights they have live music which is wonderful. The service is outstanding. so glad they are staying open all summer.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A delightful French Bistro.
A delightful French Bistro. Food, service and atmosphere was more than expected. I will become a regular patron.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day Supper, terrific food.
We have been coming to La Brasserie since it opened. It has such a european ambiance - seeing as I am British it is always a
pleasure to have lunch or dinner. We love the menu, have not tired of it since our first evening there, with the menu changing
from time to time we so enjoy the new flavors, also the old ones. It has become my favorite restaurant in the Coachella Valley
and salute Chef Emmanuel's superb talent, and quality of his cooking. Congratulations.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Waitress outstanding...both attentive and informative.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
In Praise of Excelence
I am captivated by the level of preparation of the dishes I have eaten at La Brasserie. The trout almondine is marvelous,
offering a treatment that makes fennel a delicious, newly discovered vegetable. I have enjoyed many dishes: the frisee salad,
an appetizing show stopper.; the onion soup. a divine experience.. I could go on and on. You have to go there and see for yourself!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The summer menu is nice and
The summer menu is nice and light. I recommend the Caesar Salad with shrimp wrapped in bacon. Delicious!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food ,good service ,nice atmosphere, also liked the band that started at 6..30
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I arrived at 7:30 pm, left
I arrived at 7:30 pm, left at 9:30pm. I practically was the last one to leave, as I can honestly say that the food was really exceptional, I just enjoyed it with delight. The carrot soup and the salad was refreshing. Very attentive maitre d', knowledgeable. My meat cooked just right... Good wine... From the presentation to the taste, impressive. You should try the desserts... And end the meal with a good espresso.
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every thing yummy
The bistro used to be my mother 's favorite place when it was the mediocre Beach Side Cafe. Now it is much nicer inside and the food isn't even comparable. The beet salad, tuna and veal cordon blue were all delicious, the service attentive, and the wine list enough. What I really appreciated was that the band played outside on the patio, so that we could still enjoy our conversation at the table. I'm looking forward to returning in the fall for both the food and the "outside" music.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a terrific find in our own backyard. Wonderful selection, decent prices, summer prix fixe menu, extensive cocktail menu, and open all year, when most other fine dining restaurants close for the summer. Every dish (with the exception of dessert) was high quality and prepared well. The bread was baked in house and served with a butter and salt well. The thin, tasty frites were perfect (julienned fries are hard to do well), the roasted beat salad and steak salad were excellent. All were beautifully presented by a very attentive waitress. The only miss for us was the basically flavorless and stale tasting profiteroles drowned in too much chocolate, but otherwise, it was 5 stars. We immediately agreed "this goes on the frequent flyer list."
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this restaurant and took some friends out for a birthday celebration. They loved the food, service and the location. Our waitress was very attentive and the food was delicious
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neighborhood gem !
This has become one of our two favorite restaurants, the other one being the sushi restaurant, Okura. We always prefer to eat in the bar area, and usually eat from their bar menu. We have found everyone there to be very friendly and helpful.
A great find.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place, but always request the table way in the back
because it is so noisy especially for all of the
Seniors who dine here and have hearing problems.
Superb food- wonderful, but unobtrusive service.
It's better in the season when you can dine outside
on the patio-much less noisy.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little piece of Paris
Had a wonderful meal as usual! We forget about this little place when we're trying to decide where to go, but we always leave totally satisfied and thinking when we'll be back. Our French server was the greatest! She made us feel we were back in Paris! Two of us had Mussels and frites (wow!!) and one had the trout (really great choice!).
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never been here before, and
Never been here before, and will come back. Food and service was excellent.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
French Dining In La Quinta
La Brasserie Bistro and Bar is a great local restaurant for La Quinta, CA. I have dined there on many occasions and look forward to eating there in the future.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great French/German food
French food with some German influences. Escargots was garlicky and buttery. Tenderloin with Roquefort sauce was delicious as were the profiteroles. Husband had boeuf borguinon that was very well done, followed by apple streusel. The courtyard had great atmosphere. Service was attentive. Definately worth it
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here several times and have enjoyed every meal. The food is prepared with care and the ambience and service is excellent. We have even been to their happy hour which was a great value as well. La quinta is very fortunate to have such a gem.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was just wonderful as was the service. Will definitely return again and again.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time!
Food was fantastic. Service was A+. The only downside was a table of 4 ladies that had way too much to drink and were so loud that we could hardly hear out conversation. We've been there several times before and this was the first noisy experience we've had.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I tried for the first time a filet mignonette with mushroom raviolis. The raviolis melted in my mouth. Fabulous! The steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare and the Roquefort cheese sauce was a tasty compliment to the steak.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
When were out in La Quinta
When were out in La Quinta La Brasserie is a must
on our dining out list. The food is yummy and the staff terrific!
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
On a beautiful evening in
On a beautiful evening in the desert the terrace at la Brasserie really sparkles. Tables are not crowded together so you have plenty of privacy for conversation. The staff is friendly and not intrusive.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have usually avoided this restaurant because the seating is so close and uncomfortable, but we sat on the patio this time and it was a lovely evening. The food was delicious.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful for dinner
We go to this restaurant once a week. The food is so good and the staff is so nice. We always have a lovely evening
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently good food and service
Dispite the crowded strip mall location La Brasserie has for years servered up great food, reasonably priced wines and good service.
Definitely a local La Quinta gem.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heard about this place from a friend and glad we checked it out. We will definately be back & would highly recommend this place! Good food and great service. The outside patio is heated and very comfortable even on a cool night.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM