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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

Arnold Palmer's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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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

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (47)
Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (40)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Live Music (30)
Casual (27)
Worth the Drive (26)
Comfort Food (25)
Romantic (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Business Meals (20)
Cozy (20)
Fun (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Scenic View (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Authentic (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Hot Spot (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
People Watching (8)
Live Sports (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

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 16, 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We ate outside which felt like we were at a Hawaiian resort. Lovely setting and great food.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 12, 2018

the fish was not good, swordfish... smelly and the dish with it was I could not eat

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Wonderful for golfers. Food atmosphere and Arnie memorabilia makes it a perfect dinner.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Meal was outstanding, service went above and beyond. We received a private showing of the Arnold Palmer VIP room with all of his trophy’s and other great Memorabilia.
Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great guitarist on patio. Food was good. Service unattentive which is rare at this restaurant. We’ve had this server before but tonight something was very off.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

My husband and I have been to Arnold Palmers on several occasions.
We really like the ambience and the service. Typically the food is good although there have been a few misses.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Been there several times and always memorable, both with respect to the food and what is essentially a museum of Arnold Palmer.

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wife’s birthday

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a great time celebrating my partners birthday. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. Thank you!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very nice restaurant food was excellent and in abundance. Service was top notch and a great atmosphere. Would recommend highly

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Must do when visiting LaQuinta area. Great food, service and ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service!

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We loved it all, atmosphere, décor, service and of course the food was great! We loved the wedge salad and the pork chop was so good!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My son and I celebrated New Years Eve and had an amazing experience. Our service, cocktails, meal, and of course fabulous ambiance. Arnold Palmers never disappoints. Quality, consistency, and classy. A gem in the dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Beautiful patio and as an avid golfer, such a great place to remember Arnie.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was great- as always!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorite place to go when we visit La Quinta! Food is always spectacular.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food took FOREVER! Such a long wait that this really killed our experience.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, great service, tasty food. Would have loved to experience the lounge but we arrived that day from out of town and were tired by that point. The music sounded great and people were up dancing. My kind of place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Some of the food was over salted, and there were a few mix ups with ordering (we were also never informed of the specials which a few of our party inquired about afterwards). The suprising piece at the end was a very large bill to which we didnt feel was on par with the value of the restaurant. Go somewhere else in old town.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Overall disappointing. Greeter led us to the worst outdoor table in a dark corner under the portico totally remote from the good ambiance of the outdoor area. After complaint, we were given a nice table near the fire pit. The food was fair except for the sea bass which gave my daughter a night of being sick. Don't believe the menu when it says an entrée such as meatloaf or pot roast comes with mashed potatoes, there is only about a tablespoon. If you want mashed potatoes, it is an $8 side dish. The entrees are really overpriced, especially the meatloaf at $28 for an average sized serving with the aforementioned tablespoon of mashed potatoes. Can't recommend it.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! We had dinner outside with heat lamps, a blazing fire, and live music. The ambiance was romantic and cozy. After dinner we enjoyed the live sound of sax and dancing in the lounge which was a treat.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food, service and ambiance were all quite good. We probably won’t return because there are a lot of great restaurants closer to home.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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