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Arnold Palmer's Restaurant, La Quinta, CA

Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

4.8
4.8
3362 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–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

What 3,362 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SD

    SDCreole

    San Diego

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I’m glad my family went to this location . It was close to our stay in La Quinta . Beautifully amended, service was professional and plenty of staff (!) but the prices were ridiculous, though I was warned… mushroom soup, green beans, steak , nice bottle of Cabernet. One and done
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arnold Palmer’s never disappoints. Excellent food and service. We especially love the outdoor patio and FABULOUS music.
  3. h

    hiddenhillsspecialist1958

    Los Angeles

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delight, food was very good, atmosphere was very pleasant. Wonderful service.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great flavors. I had the best Porkchop ever, my wife had Meatloaf, we shared the sautéed shrimp appetizer with delicious cream sauce. Overall great experience. Server was knowledgeable and Chef treated us with chocolate fudge cake on the house for our 25th Anniversary.
  5. NO

    NateO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If your in the La Quinta area, Arnold Palmers restaurant is a must eat. Corey, our waiter is truly one of a kind, and defines the meaning of professional. We will definitely be back to dine at this diamond in the rough!!
  6. S

    Seattle

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Anniversary dinner. Great service, lovely salad. Main course was too salty.
  7. N

    Navy

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We will definitely be back!
  8. SD

    ScottsdaleDennis

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, great food and the service was superb. Reasonable pricing for dinner and the ambiance was enhanced with a musician entertaining.
  9. DH

    DavidH

    Baja California Sur

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dinner as usual, great service and the food was exquisite.
  10. KM

    KMercedes

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Know yo tee closing for the season, needed my filet
  11. d

    deem

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration for my 33 year old daughter. We live in Carlsbad but always go to Arnold’s when we are in the desert (Palm Desert). Been coming for over a decade and always love it. Our server Amanda was outstanding and the “one man band” in the lounge after dinner was great
  12. N

    Newbies

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our second time dining. Same great experience as the first time. Only request, is there a way to place a few fans on the patio if you’re going to seat people in the evening and it’s over 100 degrees? Otherwise perfection. Would sit on a 120 degree patio to listen to your guitar player.
  13. R

    tennisgolfRuss

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful every time!
  14. BT

    BruceT

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Corey was an excellent waitor and the musician was fantastic.
  15. P

    Patsi

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always happy to dine at Arnold Palmer’s restaurant. The staff is very friendly and attentive, and the food is plentiful and delicious. Recommend it highly.
  16. J

    Joseph

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner and great time once we pulled up to the door. The restaurant is a class act!
  17. LQ

    LQdiner

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated outside near guitarist. Music was first rate. Dinner ran the gamut with 6 people. We were served steak, halibut, chicken, pork chop, and shrimp salad. All were excellent. Service was prompt and professional. All and all a wonderful experience.
  18. CL

    ChristieL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went there for the first time for our anniversary and was pleased with the food and overall experience. Would recommend.
  19. TT

    TheTraveler

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remarkably pleasant and efficient service. Lengthy wine list. Elegant ambiance. Terrific food.
  20. N

    Nator

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants in the desert. Strawberry salad is delicious! Deserts are incredible!! Everything is great, awesome service.
  21. TA

    TANDT

    Palm Springs

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were outstanding as usual. Our waitress, Amanda did an outstanding job. We were celebrating an anniversary, and we were treated to a nice chocolate cake. The only possible criticism is that it would have been nice to choose our dessert. We wish that you didn't close for the summer!
  22. B

    Barb

    Los Angeles

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding reception. Great table. Amazing service. Delicious food. Great entertainer!!!
  23. B

    Boaties

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was wonderful. Our favorite
  24. K

    Klilly

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy the food, ambience in the courtyard, and Mark, the musician is amazing! We’ve never had a bad meal and The service is always terrific, and that’s why we eat out! It’s always a wonderful experience!
  25. SW

    SusanW

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a 5 star experience
  26. RR

    RobertR

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was outstating. All the service persons were very professional and friendly.
  27. JW

    JerryW

    Palm Springs

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit to Arnold Palmer's; having wanted to try it for years; we were not disappointed; it was great! From the staff and their service, to the ambience with great live music outdoors, to just fantastic food, all would lead us to go back again when they reopen after the Summer break
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday was great! Waiter was really fun!!
  29. BB

    BrynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food!! Best calamari I have had in a long time!
  30. c

    culinarian

    Palm Springs

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our food was excellent. My friend had the tempura green beans and the halibut. I had the shrimp cocktail and the short ribs on a potato purée. The shrimp/prawns were huge. Almost too large! The short ribs were delicious. We shared the chocolate pot de crème for dessert. Yum. The service was good and unobtrusive. The indoor dining room seems a little spartan. I checked out the patio, and it looked lovely.
  31. AC

    AmCanFan

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and live music were fantastic. This is one of our favorite restaurants!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great live music. Dinner was excellent
  33. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall, Arnold Palmers is a beautiful restaurant inside and outside! Beverages are good, food is pretty good, service was excellent!
  34. LR

    LindaR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Arnold Palmer's is a beautiful restaurant and always a good choice. However, our recent visit was a little disappointing as they were out of two items we were looking forward to: prime rib and oysters. Perhaps, it was because we had a later reservation at 8:15 p.m. Bread was also stale.
  35. R

    Ralph

    Cincinnati

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great dinning experience. Outdoor area was very comfortable and music outstanding as always.
  36. JB

    JohnB

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambiance and service were excellent. The pork chop is amazing. Our server Caitlin made the experience outstanding
  37. EC

    EvieC

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous meal at our favorite patio dining location in the desert! Thanks to the amazing staff in the kitchen, the wait staff and the beautiful ambience.
  38. SF

    SusanF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, a terrific server and a beautiful backdrop.
  39. PS

    PennyS

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Probably my favorite outside dining experience! Going home for the summer but look forward to seeing you all next season!
  40. R

    Robbie

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the pleasant valets, to the smiling hostesses, to the great server, our dining experience could not have been better at Arnold Palmer's Restaurant. The bacon/date appetizer tasted like desert, and had a unique texture, that made your mouth say, "I'm not sure what this is, but I really like it!". Our food came out in a very reasonable time, and was nice and hot. Our entrees were delicious. You can't go wrong dining at Arnold Palmer's.

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 3362 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 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 Tue–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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