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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 Monday through Saturday 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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for a New Years Eve Celebration! We offer two reservation packages for this event that include: A 3 course menu for $65 per person (Salad Entree & Dessert only.) Or a 4 course menu with live music, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast for $95 per person.

Arnold Palmer's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Special Occasion (29)
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Good for Birthdays (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Live Music (22)
Casual (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Fun (15)
Romantic (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Cozy (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Authentic (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Scenic View (9)
Live Sports (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined 5 days ago

Great dinner! Braised rib gnocci was fantastic. Only regret was not having room for dessert.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Close by and the Manager is welcoming and always remembers us.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great place for all occasions. They have from private dining to big parties. The outdoor seating takes you to another place on earth. Love the ambiance

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing patio!!! Very good drinks 🍸 and friendly staff.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service was subpar !! The comfort food, pot roast and beef noodles or awful ..... if you're looking to get a hearty meal this is not the place .... my wife's bistro stroganoff had about 3 ounces of pasta and about 2 ounces of meat( The culinary artist in the back must not know what comfort food is ) .... stay away !!!!! The one great exception is the back patio outside area is wonderful.... we used to frequently go there 15 years ago when I lived in Palm Springs and it was exceptional .... if you have to go to Arnold Palmer's restaurant in Palm Springs stay in the pub area you'll have a better time !!! U Will not be paying $34 for beef stroganoff !!!
Happy Holiday's.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Dependable, nice patio, an experience.
Arnold Palmer is definitely a special place in LQ Old Town. Whether you’re looking for a casual bar snack or a full dinner on the patio or inside, AP is worth a visit

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a perfect dining experience and LOVE the guitarist !

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Palmer's is a delightful place to have a nice dinner. The food is good, the service is great and the ambiance is beautiful. We had a slight mishap on the order but it was so graciously taken care of that it wasn't an issue.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 28, 2017

just way too expensive. my husband got two beers ( coors ) i got a mai tai. i got a fish entree and he got ribs. no appetizers, no salads, no extra side dishes, no desserts...OUR FINAL BILL with tip was $110.00. that is kinda ridiculous.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Beautiful setting but food was mediocre...overpriced and mediocre. Salmon was overdone, ribs were swimming in sauce and halibut had a weird smell....not worth the money. Loved the music though

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Worst food and overpriced. It’s just too big a space to turn out quality meals.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Absolutely love the Arnold Palmer memorabilia; but some of the decor needs updating and dusting. Server was a frazzled and in a hurry with a fairly empty restaurant. Also a canine in the main dining room (not a service dog) seemed a bit odd and unsettling given the ‘upscale’ prices. Short rib gnocchi was a pleasant and delicious surprise.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Outstanding service very accommodating, we all had a great time and will return.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Rushed meal. Servers were hurrying to get us served and out. No indication prior to arriving that they would not offer a kids menu. Very disappointing. Food was just ok. Nothing special. Expected more from an establishment like this.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Not impressed! Thought we would enjoy Thanksgiving dinner but much to our surprise was cold food, limited menu and a bill that included items we did not order. Way overpriced and would not recommend.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My family of 5 and I took a table on the patio near the heaters for our pre-Thanksgiving dinner. The ambiance was delightful; it's not often one can dine outside in the desert. My husband shared that his swordfish was the "best ever". Everyone cleaned their plates; and had no room for desert.

I can recommend Palmers with 5 stars!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A real gem of a local restaurant. Good tip --- eat outside on the patio, lovely ambience, good background music with a tasty and varied menu.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Salmon overdone. Potatos underdone. Stragonoff little taste. Over priced. Waiter too busy. Rushed. Had to ask for bread.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This is a world class restaurant that provides a world class experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great ambiance on the patio. Entertainment was good. Service was off. Server had several large groups that seemed to effect the level of service our table along with others experienced. It shouldn’t take 2 1/2 hours for dinner. We couldn’t even get coffee at the end of the meal.
Food was average. Slightly over priced for the quality and presentation. Menu was pretty basic nothing creative. Timing was slow for food. Food was like warm upon arrival to the table. Wine was pricey but there was a good selection. Dessert was the best item we had. The Butter Cake is must have.
Arnold Palmers is a pricey with average food and service but worth the visit if you are in town to sit out on the patio and enjoy a night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were vacationing in the area...the food was great (oysters & prime rib) the device was great. This was the second visit, we will return on our next visit!

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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We have been vacationing in La Quinta for the past 8 years and this was our first visit. Everything about the night exceeded our expectations! Our server Amanda was one of the best servers we have ever had! The food was outstanding! We were seated in the round with a roaring fire in the center. So cozy and warm. The live music was just right. We look forward to returning!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Live Music, Scenic View
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always a great desert, dining experience! Be sure to give Arnold's a try!!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We ate at the bar. I could watch James shake cocktails all night. The band was great! We had to shout to be heard but had an excellent time.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Lovely outdoor setting with nice classical guitar music. A bit pricey but not disappointing. We were happy👍😀

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 9, 2017

As always, John took very good care of us. The ambiance and food never disappoints!

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Now that Arnold’s keeps adding more tables the service has gone down hill. The server we had would rush over with our item and rush away. It looked to us that he had too many tables. One of the reasons we don’t go to Lavender is because of the excessive amount of tables and rushed service. Arnold’s is following suit. Not the quaint little restaurant any more. Too bad.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

As always, food and service were very good.
Live music with the outdoor dinner was super

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Sports, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always good

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2017

In a word, excellent. Fantastic menu, great service and wonderful outdoor seating. There are a lot of tabletops, but the way it was s laid out makes for a great meal in what feels like an intimate setting. The ambiance is just perfect. Now the food matched as well. We were surprised to see Montgomery Inn ribs being served, but were told they were some of Arnie’s Favorite foods on the road (Cincinnati). In fact, much of the food is ‘upscale comfort food’. Our table had the pot roast, meat loaf and double pork chop. Yes, hearty fare, but delicious. Wine list goes very deep as well.

Restaurant has all the makings for a great dinner out. Again ambiance was scenic but intimate enough great discussions could be had (and heard!).

There will be a return visit, for sure.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, People Watching, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Just fabulous with great food and great service from all staff

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

A real gem in the Desert. Try to sit outside in the beautiful garden with plenty of heaters to keep you comfortable. We enjoyed everything, particularly the pesto on the heirloom tomato salad and the gnocchi with the short ribs. Service was excellent. This will be a must stop on our next vacation in the area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Appetizer of bacon wrapped dates was very good. Entrees for our table were pork chop, salmon and pot roast. Consensus was the pot roast was too salty, but other entrees good. We shared three desserts: coconut pie, butter cake and Creme brûlée and all were excellent. Wait staff very good and nice environment with all the memorabilia. Will return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

If you're a fan of Arnold Palmer this is a must see. There is a lot of memorabilia of his and it was fun to wander around looking at it. Our waiter was extremely friendly and very good as was the entire staff. My wife had fish which she loved and my steak was cooked just right so no complaints about the food. They had a live band playing in the bar and the folks in there were having a wonderful time. If you like American steakhouse food and atmosphere this is a great place to go.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Live Music
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ths is one of our favorite spots in the Coachella Valley.....lovely atmosphere. We love the happy hour bar menu....good value. During the nice weather, eating outside is just the best.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Live Music, Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I was disappointed in that I was offered the nightly special and then when I ordered I was told they were out of the item.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Such a classic desert restaurant and it never disappoints! The steaks are done perfectly and the stroganoff is fabulous! In nice weather, the patio is great with live music. Definitely a must for golf fans just to see the green jacket!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Pablo our server was excellent as was the halbut and the brussels sprouts

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Hot Spot, Live Music
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This is such a beautiful restaurant and this time of year the patio is beautiful. Service, food and the Manager Dustin are excellent. Highly recommend for couples, small groups as well as large groups. Beautiful wine room for large parties.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went off season so expected it to be quiet but everyone in town must have been in the bar, next to the room in which we were seated so whenever the door opened we were unable to talk. Our waiter was nice but a bit too assertive for us. The food was good but we knew it would be because we have been here many times. We love Arnie's. A bit pricey but it is a special place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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