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About A la Quinta Holiday

Thanksgiving at La Quinta Resort are a beloved tradition. On Thursday November 23, 2017 we will be serving our traditional Thanksgiving brunch with all the trimmings prepared by our Executive Chef Andrew Cooper.

49-499 Eisenhower Dr.
La Quinta, CA 92253-2722
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
11:00am to 4:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 777-4900

Website:
http://www.laquintaresort.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet is available along with self parking.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Cooper

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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A la Quinta Holiday Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

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3.7

service

3.6

ambience

3.6

value

3.0

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Kid-friendly (20)
Good for Groups (19)
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Great for Brunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Scenic View (3)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 16, 2017

I was disappointed this year at the Easter celebration. I've been to several holiday events at the La Quinta Resort with my family and they're usually amazing. No place in the entire valley does such spectacular holiday feasts like they do. This year they had the Easter celebration in Morgan's restaurant instead of the ball room where it's usually held and it just wasn't as good. It was still a nice, but way over priced, brunch, but no where near as nice as it's been in the past. It seemed very scaled down this time, a much smaller buffet set up with much less options, no kids area, no pictures with the Easter Bunny, and it was elegantly decorated like it usually is. The quality of food wasn't as good this year either. Last year the Easter celebration was amazing and, by far, the best Easter event in the entire valley. This year it was pretty nice but nothing special, just a regular Easter brunch like every other restaurant, but much more expensive. It just wasn't worth the very expensive price this year. Last year we didn't mind at all paying a lot because it was so amazing that it was worth it. This year we felt ripped off. Sadly, I don't think we'll be doing any more holiday celebrations here. It's just not worth it anymore.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter brunch use to be in the banquet room, this year it was crowded into Morgans, completely unsuited for a brunch. Way too crowded and difficult to get out of booths for courses. No ice sculptures, no live music, no decor. So disappointing.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Usually a great experience. This was Easter. We were put in the kids' room. Very noisy and spotty service. I wouldn't do Easter again there. Certainly not worth the big price.

In addition, the resort still hasn't figured out how to handle traffic, parking and arriving guests. Management of the entry way is never good...always a problem...and very frustrating.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We chose to dine at the latest hour so that there would be a minimum of people, noise and general chaos! There were 10 in our party and we ALL thought the food and service was excellent and the food was much better than we expected with such a large number of people of people being served. All in all the whole event was very nice.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2016

This was a huge Thanksgiving dinner buffet. It was not as "grand" as I remember it from years past. The selection was mediocre but the price was very high. Nice, but not really great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2015

You can't beat the La Quinta Resort when it comes to holiday celebrations! We've gone to their Easter celebration and their Thanksgiving celebration and both are amazing. I highly recommend going to any of their holiday celebrations, because no other place in the desert has such an elegant presentation, decor, and service. While it is pricey, it is definitely worth it! The buffet is the largest and most delicious you'll find out here in the desert. It's a great place for children, because they have a very nice kids area with movies, games, sweets, child size tables and chairs, and their own buffet with a very kid friendly selection.
I won't even waste my time going anywhere else for holiday celebrations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Entertainers were gone. The turkey carver, either had a dull knife or didn't know how to carve. White meat was cut it chunks. Cranberry sauce bowl was empty. Pasta station, sent you all the way across the room to cheese table for grated cheese and it was not on cheese table. The waitress we had spoke very little English and when I asked her for a straw for my wife's ice tea, she brought me a spoon. I had to go to one of the managers and he brought me straws. When I asked the waitress for a glass of wine, she gave me the bottle list. I had difficulty explaining to her I only wanted a glass. Also, the Blue Point oysters were excellent, but the crab was not legs or bodies more like knuckles and very hard to get out of the shell with the larger than seafood forks.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Our 4th consecutive year. Service excellent as usual! Food was noticeably worse this year. Turkey, turkey, more turkey. Turkey soup, roasted turkey (which we had to wait + 20 min for because, ironically, they temporarily ran out of turkey), turkey ala king.. It was a turkey lover's paradise.

Unfortunately, while our family does enjoy turkey, we also loved the lamb and fish options served in prior years. We also preferred the previous years soup variety--butternut squash and corn chowder--versus this year's turkey soup.

I think maybe the buffet would not have had a roasted turkey shortage if turkey hadn't been used in other dishes as well. So, I'm all for "saving the turkey" for the main dish. And, varying all other options.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at LQ for the 7th year in a row. Our party of 7 enjoyed the food and the service was friendly, however, each year the selection of dishes has decreased.

The children's area has fewer options, both in terms of food and activities. The selection of dishes for adults was also diminished: for instance, this year there was no rack of lamb or pumpkin soup. We had to request a bottle of wine and ask for beverages- - they were not offered.

While we love LQ, our 2014 experience just wasn't up to their usual high standards.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2014

We have attended holiday brunch at this resort for years this year it was not up to their normal standard, the food that was there was very good. But not enough selection, decor not up to standard, music not festive. Just felt like they didn't try this used to be a wonderful holiday experience will now be looking for another location.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 28, 2013

Quite honestly it was a disappointment. The lackluster Thanksgiving Day buffet had minimal choices and those they did have were not particularly noteworthy. We will not be returning. However, they do offer other venues for holiday meals, we might try one of them, we'll see.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 28, 2013

This was the 4th year our family has celebrated Thanksgiving at LQ. While the food was good, it just didn't measure up to our experiences in prior years. The service, however, was impeccable . It was a little pricey, so we had higher expectations. But we love LQ.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2013

Where last year they had this beautifully decorated entrance it was not there this year. The cheese and bread table provided an excellent selection to enjoy. The salad buffet while it was very good it lacked a few essentials such as tomatoes. The seafood buffet had shrimp, oysters and crab claws. The oysters were not good at all, everything else was very good. The carving stations for the turkey and wagyu beef roast were very tender and juicy. The grilling stations served lamb chops, seared albacore tuna, and seared scallops which were all excellent. Each one had a side of relish/salsa that was a perfect compliment. The vegetables were very good and the dessert table had some great creations. Expensive but it was a nice set up for the kids.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2013

This was by far the best buffet I've ever experienced! The food was tremendous. The arrangement of the buffet stands was well thought out. The arrangement of the seating was such that you never felt crowded. The staff was attentive. And the decorations were memorable. I'd love to go back again..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 31, 2013

For an Easter brunch for $300+ for a family of four (two adults, two kids), we had expected much, much more. On the plus side, there were tons of food stations and the ice sculptures were nice. The kids area with a movie playing was also a nice touch. But the setting was poor -- a huge conference facility ballroom set up with tons of tables. Very impersonal and ambiance was terrible. Food was ok, but not spectacular by any means. The whole thing just had a mass-production feel to it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 31, 2013

Easter Brunch was an over the top experience. I would plan to enjoy it time and time again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 31, 2013

Wish they had eggs benedict!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Awful. Don't ruin a holiday with this food. No decent salads or greens that weren't overcooked and slathered in sauce.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 22, 2012

for the price, this was the worst brunch weve ever been too. The food was mediocre My cut of beef was awful,very thin, and fatty, and I kept asking them to give me a different cut. Some of the people serving food acted like they didn't want to be there. The desserts looked very pretty and some were good and others just ok. It was a nice presentation but they didn't have ice cream! I didn't see it in the kids section either. That is a must for myself and family.I left still hungary and not impressed with the food whatsoever but the ambiance was lovely.Sorry for the rough review.

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