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About Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

Arnold Palmer's Restaurant features Progressive American cuisine, including fresh seafood, steaks, and some of Arnie's great comfort foods superbly prepared by Chef Matthew Briggs. This one-of-a-kind restaurant features an impressive wine room that houses 2,500 bottles of wine and an exclusive Chef’s Table for special events. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday in Arnie’s Pub starting at 8pm featuring Will Donato & The Art of Sax sets the atmosphere for guests to enjoy an exciting dining and entertainment experience. The extensive newly remodeled patio offers live entertainment every night featuring Mark Linford and stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

78164 Avenue 52
La Quinta, CA 92253
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Washington Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 771-4653

Website:
http://www.arnoldpalmersrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Various local artists perform nightly in Arnie's Pub.

Parking Details:
We offer both valet and self-service parking.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Arnold Palmer's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (48)
Great for Outdoor Dining (47)
Special Occasion (44)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Live Music (31)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Comfort Food (26)
Romantic (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Cozy (25)
Casual (24)
Business Meals (21)
Fun (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Authentic (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Scenic View (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
People Watching (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Live Sports (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Server was very nice but had no clue re wines or prosecco.

Ordered medium-rare Prime Rib ... it was blood rare!!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere is wonderful but the food quality was poor and way over priced. Very poor prime rib and the sea bass did not taste fresh. Also we had indicated that it was our anniversary and I was surprised that they did not make an effort to do something special especially after noticing they brought another guest a birthday dessert with candle.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, service was outstanding, food was excellent. The ambiance in the Masters Room is always quiet and cozy. One of our favorite restaurants!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely patio, but the food and serving size were way over priced.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

The wind was blowing so hard that we decided to eat inside . We could have waited to be seated in the dining room but same menu could be ordered from in either area so we opted for the bar.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Our group of 8 was getting together. One of nice aspects of our reservation was that they had gluten free bread.

We ordered some wine and drinks, and had bread delivered. I asked for some gluten free bread. None appeared. I re-asked only to be told they had run out the night before. Okay, it happens.

We ordered appetizers which came quickly and done right. At this point our server took our order. It seemed quite awhile before food appeared, but it was a group of 8. There was some confusion over which salads went where, but it did work out. Eventually our food came, with the exception of 1 person. Apparently, there was some confusion about his order. Again, we are a group of 8. Everyone was served, but him. So, the rest of started to eat slowly. We waited, and waited and waited. The joke became that they had to go fishing to get the fish. I finally went out and asked what was going on. They assured me it would be out in 2 minutes. It wasn't 2 minutes, but it was shortly afterwards. A couple of times, we had to ask that glasses be refreshed with wine/water. My husband and I ordered a side dish that never came. I had to remind the waiter that it hadn't arrived and said that it was so late now, to please remove it from the charges.

The waiter did without our asking, remove the cost of the one dinner that was so late.

Yes, we were a large group, but there are two large group rooms so I assume they are used to having groups. The friends made the evening, the food was okay, but it fell really short on service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Had a wonderful time. Good food and the atmosphere was great.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful Food in a Classic dining environment. Amanda has been our server a couple of times and she is FABULOUS. The young gals at the door and parking attendants are...... well, young and need some help understanding that the customer comes first.

Look forward to a return visit.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food! Love the short rib gnocchi! The butter cake is the best!!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Live Music, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We have favored the bar/ happy hour and decided to do a date night. Not disappointed with either. Lovely patio, great service and really nice dinners. A local favorite for sure.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

So impressed with the new Palmer Room. What a beautiful tribute to the King!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Arnold Palmer's never disappoints. Excellent comfort food, steaks and seafood, served in a relaxing environment, featuring tons of interest memorabilia about Arnold's long career in golf. Very friendly and attentive, professional waitstaff. An all around excellent and dependable choice.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent as slways

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent food and ambiance. We thoroughly enjoyed the guitar player also.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Consistent quality all around- food, service, ambience all shine. We sat outside-delightful. We toured the new room filled with Palmer memorabilia with a member of the staff. Totally worthwhile.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Absolutely wonderful! The food was absolutely delicious . The outdoor seating was so beautiful. The ambiance was great. We all had a great time. Looking forward to going again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a fun night. A must see for golf fans. Food very good, but the ambience special for golf nuts.

Tags: Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Caesar was a great host and server and the food was delicious. Although it was noisy the crowds were large,we were,able,to,be,seated outside and enjoyed the evening

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Friends from out of town
Kyle was our server AWESOME gentleman

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Everything was great. Beautiful patio. Comfortable and wonderful entertainment! Couldn’t have enjoyed it more!
Great food and drinks! We will be back! Wish they were open for lunch!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Relatives in town. Special dinner.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Ate out on the patio on a glorious night! Had a wonderful server who was personable and efficient!

I do so miss your indoor open air dining room that you changed into a wine room though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Cozy, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Every time we are in La Quinta, we stop by Arnold Palmer's for dinner.
Always a great meal. The staff is very friendly, and helpful. The meal is always as expected.
Just as Arnie would expect.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great! New room with Arnie memorabilia is a nice addition.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Sat outside facing an incredible fire pit. Filet and strip steak could be cut with a butterknife and were very well seasoned.
Caesar was a great server. Knowledgeable about the menu and very friendly. Enjoyable evening

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Beautiful outside dining area. Good food, good drinks, good service.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was off the chain good! Food was good too but the middle of my fish dish was under-cooked. We had appetizers (onion rings and crab cakes) that were delish so the under-cooked fish came home to be re-heated and cooked through. It was a thick piece of fish and the flavor was very good. The one bite I took that was just about raw was unfortunate. I will return but may go with steak.

Again, enjoyed the service thoroughly, the atmosphere is fantastic (outside) with live music and heaters galore. Our lovely waitress did offer us dessert but we passed on having any or taking it home. Being in the hospitality industry, I think the kitchen may believe the waitress more if they know the customers weren't looking to get something for free.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Second visit in 10 days entertaining guests. Excellent table this time. Food delightful - guitarist is the best. If you keep this kind of note - I request table in “50” series (?) for return visits.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Arnold's is in a contest with MacDonalds restaurant to see who can serve food the fastest. We were enjoying our starter and had only eaten half when the server asked if we were done. We continued and again had not completely finished our starter when the server brought out our entree. We sent it back until we had finished but the entrees sat under a heat lamp until we were ready. Needless to say the quality of the entrees deteriorated.
All in all a terrible experience.
I would recommend La Brassiere for the staff so they can see how a meal is presented and served

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I was on vacation in La Quinta and this was my second time in a week at this restaurant. The first visit was a little disappointing but this evening was much better. We had great service from Rory. Wine and salads were served promptly. My order wasn't placed correctly as I received the wrong entree. Rory quickly came to the table and told me the mix up was his fault. Not often you see servers take responsibility for their error. He had already placed an order for my correct entree and it came within minutes. The food was very good, as was the service. When we got the bill, we noticed we weren't charged for my entree. Rory told me he was going to do that even though I assured him that wasn't necessary. Nevertheless, he did.
The only improvement I would recommend is a bit more time between serving the salad and serving the main entree. I didn't get enough time to enjoy my delicious salad. This happened both times I was at the restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We ate on the outdoor patio on a chilly night and it was wonderful...the heaters kept us comfortable, the live music was delightful, the ambience is second to none. Amanda our server was wonderful and the food was very very good. It was our friends last night in La Quinta and it was a perfect way to end their stay.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We loved this place! Our waiter, Corey, was so friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed visiting with him. The food was excellent. The atmosphere amazing. The Arnold Palmer room was really cool too. We will eat here again if we ever get back to the area.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our first server was surly and the table wasn’t cleared between appetizers. We asked about breads and water refills, he told me the assistant servers were too busy. One of our young guests made the wine selection and the server rather scoffed at him. One of my guests went to front desk to complain. Server was immediately removed and friendly servers stepped in. Our night turned around at that point. We dine here during our winter season very frequently. I think it was handled well and I do not anticipate disappointment again. Many times over we have had fun engaging servers here

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Awesome venue if you like golf and Arnie! Eric did a great job serving us and the food was outstanding!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My husband and I usually go to AP’s when we are in town on vacation. I’ve been probably 6 or 7 times in the last 5 years. The ambience and vibe there has been top notch. I will say that since they have crammed more tables outside in the areas that before were great ambience spots it’s just not the same. The fire pit was a great waiting area to have a cocktail before dinner. The golf putting area over on the side was always enjoyable and part of the charm. Now that whole area is covered with tables. It killed the unique vibe of the place. The food is very good. We had the prime rib and charcuterie board. The charcuterie could have been a bit better. Nothing special. Drinks were good. Service was what was moat glaringly lacking. Took awhile for a waiter to come over to our table and acknowledge us and he was always very rushed, sweating profusely, I felt bad for him . Looked like he had too many tables to handle. Anyway, a good place, just not the restaurant and cool place it used to be.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Our evening started out well. We had nice wine and an appetizer. Our main course, however, was served cool. The server took mine back to reheat and replace, which shouldn't have happened in the first place. The food was good--- the service could have been better by promptly delivering our food when it was ready.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great restaurant with amazing views from the outdoor patio. There was a musician playing the guitar who was very good and provided excellent background music for dinner. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing, an excellent getaway in the desert. A must see restaurant for anyone who knows and respects Arnold Palmer for what he accomplished in his lifetime.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We were seated in a side room instead of the main dining room with fireplace. Didn't like the table location at all. The service was excellent and the food was very good although expensive.
We had made a note that we were celebrating a friend's 85th birthday which was totally ignored. The restaurant certainly didn't meet our expectations and we will not go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We sat on the patio which has a fantastic, big firepit, Large Palms and plenty of heaters to keep you warm on a January night.

The French Onion soup is one of the best you could enjoy anywhere. Pablo was our server and was delightful and offered great service throughout our dinner.

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