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Arnold Palmer's Restaurant, La Quinta, CA

Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

4.8
4.8
3306 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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 many indoor private rooms with an impressive wine room that houses 2,500 bottles of wine with a large granite table for special events up to 20 guests. The extensive newly remodeled patio offers live entertainment every night featuring Mark Linford with stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and breathtaking landscape.

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Booked 44 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 771-4653

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Briggs

  • Private party facilities

    Call for details

  • Private party contact

    cgreen@arnoldpalmersrestaurant.com: (760) 771-4653

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Parking details

    We offer both valet and self-service parking.

  • Entertainment

    Various local artists perform nightly in Arnie's Pub.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 3,306 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MW

    MaryW

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and the service was good also. The highlight was seeing all the Arnold Palmer memorabilia. We highly recommend this restaurant.

  2. PW

    PennieW

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. Mark and Cesar were perfection!

  3. F

    Flavor4ful

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meeting up with friends

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Gods food.

  5. BZ

    BrianZ

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The outside patio at Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant is amazing and the guitar player really added to the experience. We loved the food and don’t forget to order the coconut cake!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Unfortunately, we could only get in to eat early and and that caused us to battle the flies once our food came. They brought one table fan which did help a little bit with the flies.

  7. IJ

    IrvineJB

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service.

  8. K

    Kalaja

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful meal with outstanding service in a beautiful setting

  9. J

    Jean

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great evening, food was excellent, service was great! They even provided a birthday recognition cake for my husband’s birthday. Definitely go back!

  10. T

    Teddy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you have only one dinner out in the desert, this is where to go! Beautiful patio, beautiful food and beautiful service!

  11. f

    fresher

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The photos of Arnold Palmer added a lot to ambiance. A little pricey. Service attentive. Worth checking out. Many in golf CC attire so must have a regular clieno

  12. VM

    VanceM

    Palm Springs

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always so good. Service is amazing. We always get remembered. Cannot raced enough about the food.

  13. C

    Carlsbadgolfer

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food, awesome ambiance….

  14. TB

    TBOjai

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, never disappoints. Staff members are all professional, courteous and friendly. F & B yummy—our server Caesar was great. Best of all is the outdoor ambiance, especially if seated near the live music. Mark is a fabulous guitarist and plays a big part in a lovely dining experience.

  15. SL

    SusanL

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely birthday dinner. Good and service excellent. Guitarist was wonderful!

  16. K

    Kathy

    Palm Springs

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service!

  17. H

    Happy

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food with great service! Highly recommend.

  18. RW

    RonW

    Palm Springs

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A delicious and delightful early Mother’s Day Dinner! Great food on a perfect night at the best outdoor dining in the valley. Mark did his usual wonderful job entertaining on the guitar. The service was timely, attentive and professional. Tremendous upscale dining experience we haven’t experienced anywhere else in the area. Very well managed establishment and a fun time each time we go. We can’t wait to visit again!

  19. s

    sandiegovicky

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Celebrating a birthday, our second time visiting and it didn’t disappoint again. Service is wonderful, food fantastic, guitarists on the patio. It was a fabulous dining experience. If you like branzino, it’s a must try.

  20. PG

    PattiG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and drinks. Wonderful ambiance with soft music in the background to make it a very pleasant experience! Service was excellent!

  21. C

    Castles

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Appetizers, salads and main courses all delicious. Cauliflower steak was amazing, ahi poke, meatloaf, mani mahi were all de Lucio us. Can’t wait to go back.

  22. JR

    JohnR

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I’ve eaten at Palmers many times over and never been disappointed. Service is always excellent and kitchen does a commendable job. Can’t go wrong dining here.

  23. TC

    TeresaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always our first choice when we are in Palm Springs golfing. The food is delicious, fresh and prepared so beautifully. Service is the best in the valley, we love the museum of Arnies pics and golf paraphernalia. Absolutely 10 in our book of places to eat.

  24. TD

    TonyD

    Cleveland

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great outdoor dining with fantastic food and world class service. The Sashimi appetizer and ceasar salad were especially good.

  25. S

    Shari

    Palm Springs

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another GREAT night at Arnold’s! Took our neighbors who are also regulars! GREAT service, GREAT food! Our strawberry date salad split was PERFECT! Our main course was GREAT! And the ambiance and music were the BEST! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always- an excellent experience. Please bring back the Mahi-mahi

  27. ST

    ScottT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful restaurant. We ate on the patio. It was about 78 degrees and very pleasant. The food, drinks and service were excellent. They also had a guitarist on the patio playing acoustic rock. Very nice addition to the ambiance.

  28. BG

    BGofOC

    Orange County

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brought a client here for dinner. The atmosphere and food were amazing! Service was outstanding also. For appetizer we had the highly recommended bacon wrapped dates. For entrees we ordered the whole roasted Branzino fish and short ribs…great! Highly recommended Arnold Palmer’s! Mark the guitarist outside on the patio is a must see! Wish I could add the video I took!

  29. S

    Spanky

    Los Angeles

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had friends visiting from Las Vegas and took them to dinner. They raved about the restaurant, the food, the atmosphere and the service. Perhaps the very best restaurant in La Quinta.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My out of town son came to take me out for my birthday. He’s never been to Arnold Palmer’s & was excited to be able to go. It was outstanding in every way. Our waitress, Amanda was efficient, courteous & helpful. The food was delicious & the guitar playing is a favorite for me every time. Thank you for being so consistently great!

  31. CB

    CathyB

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    We were seated upon arriving at our reservation time. Table was in the corner, not optimum, but server was pleasant. Enjoyed our (generously) split peppered strawberry salad. Branzino was disappointing however, with an overstuffed filling of scallop mousse that was flavorless. Very oily preparation with onions and almonds, and some nice green beans. Companion did not care for the sauce on his salmon, but friend who had steak was pleased. Our favorite dessert, a shared banana split, sadly was no longer on the menu.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious food. It’s comfort food that is not pretentious. Gorgeous ambiance with heart touching memorabilia. Fantastic cocktails and wine. Amazing friendly and helpful staff. Best night in Palm Springs yet!!!

  33. j

    jtlodi

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I believe Arnold Palmer's is one of two top restaurants in La Quinta. We have eaten there several time over the last two years and will return in the future. The indoor dining areas are elegantly furnished with wonderful photographs and paintings of golf scenes memorializing Arnold's wonderful career and life. The outdoor areas are beautifully landscaped and very pleasant to dine in. Occasionally winds can be disruptive. The menu offers excellent options. Our favorites include the BLT chopped salad, Halibut, Shrimp and Scampi, and Arnold's meatloaf. Entrees are priced competitively with high end restaurants in the area.

  34. WJ

    WillJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food and venue. The only downside was the flies. They came out as soon as the food was placed at our table. The waiter brought a small fly fan, but they were still a problem.

  35. RM

    RonaldM

    Palm Springs

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite restaurant in the desert. We love the ambiance , food and entertainment

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

  37. RM

    RoseM

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely and blissful evening Drinking champagne and enjoying our delicious meal with entertainment

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So nice! Food was great, service wonderful! Our favorite!

  39. RW

    RonW

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A little windy but wonderful on the greatest patio in the valley We enjoy a generous martini and a wonderful bottle of wine. The salmon and meatloaf entree’s were perfect. Mark provided a great night of world class guitar playing! Well managed high end restaurant you never tire of visiting.

  40. 1

    1kahalagal

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were excellent! We also enjoyed sitting on the patio and listening to live music.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Arnold Palmer's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

78164 Avenue 52 La Quinta, CA 92253

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer both valet and self-service parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Briggs

  • Entertainment

    Various local artists perform nightly in Arnie's Pub.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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