Café Des Beaux-Arts

4.6
973 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Come and savor French-Mediterranean cuisine in the heart of Palm Desert. Enjoy a truly wonderful dining experience on our climate-controlled patio. You'll love our extraordinary food at affordable prices. No reservation needed for small parties at lunch time, just come on in!
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MatthewK
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve passed this wonderful cafe countless times before finally deciding to give it a try and are so happy we did. Great menu, very nice ambiance and attentive service. We’ve decided to go back for Sunday breakfast, just a few days after a wonderful mid-week dinner.

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vipGAannivcouple
Atlanta
69 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal with excellent service and the best patio!

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vipMatthewG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstandung food and service! Thank you! 😊

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vipclarem
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Not sure how this qualifies as outdoor dining as it is really indoors with open windows. Restaurant is pretty dated. Food was very average and not worth the price. I will say that staff were very friendly and attentive.

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TracyC
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone was very personable and kind. The whitefish was delicious and I enjoyed the escargot! It’s all open inside with windows that open up towards the ceiling so you feel like your outside and eating in a true French cafe! ✈️💕

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular French food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, wonderful food and service

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vipBobs
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Food, service and atmosphere are perfect.

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GregoryT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Very poor dinner experience. Four of us went on a Saturday night. Main outdoor area was full, so we were shuttled to the last table in the corner of the side area. Zero ambience. Waiter struggled to remember we were there in the outback. Food was a huge disappointment for all four of us. Raw, cold sand dabs. Paper thin swordfish, each with a table spoon dollup of mashed potatoes. Pasta dish looked miserable. I didn't ask our guest if it was as bad as it looked. We all passed on desert since none of us wanted to take a chance. We have had lunch salads there and they were all great.

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JerryJ
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Wasn't please with the table they kept trying to give us although I had spoken twice on the phone with them explaining that it was my wife Birthday on this day.
Had the spinach shrimp scallop salad and nothing like we have had in the past. The scallops used to be diver scallops now bay scallops very small in size. Not the same ----
Started with the French onion soup again nothing like we had remembered in the past.
Heavy on the bread and cheese very light to nothing on the broth. Very disappointing compared to the past years.
They did bring a wonderful Birthday dessert for the Birthday girl however. Very thoughtful of the management. Thank you ------

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vipMP7699
Chicago
109 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and service at a Window table for safety in the pandemic.

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vipChiarra
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Maybe it was an off night. I ordered the steak su louvre med well. It first came to me totally rare. Then they took it back and it was done right. The pepper sauce was like someone dropped a canister of salt into it. I was too embarrassed to say anything, but, it was barely edible. All I tasted was salt no pepper. Also, the flourless chocolate cake seemed like it was around for the week. I thought it was supposed to be light and fluffy and melt in your mouth. It was dense and almost like eating heavy fudge. It also seemed like they were eager for us to hurry up and leave. Maybe it was an off night and all the workers wanted to go home.

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vipGaryG
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! We’ll be back😀

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French cuisine, as always 😎 Also friendly, attentive staff

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vipchef2ski
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants in Palm Desert. The food is always superb, however, the wine list requires some much needed upgrading. This visit, the Veal Scaloppini was simply delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday weekend

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Mike
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good value for the price, service was very friendly.

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DianneB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The staff was incredibly accommodating about our choice of table and helpful with adjusting things on the menu. Very attentive. The food was barely ok. Not expensive, which softened the blow.

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vipNancy
Palm Springs
65 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love a night out here! The patio is very large, and plenty of good "social distancing" The food is wonderful and all the servers delightful!

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vipChuck
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Handsome restaurant with a large menu on El Paseo in Palm Springs

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb menu. Everything was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Set on the patio, We will definitely be back.

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vipsailor1
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place...so cozy...the food is GREAT!! and the service wonderful

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vipGinaL
San Francisco
193 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had escargots which were a tad heavy on whatever alcohol was used in the recipe, but still good. I also had the duck l’orange. The dark meat was excellent, the breast portion was very dry, to the point where it was so hard to cut that I thought there was a bone when there wasn’t. The server was very gracious and offered me dessert on the house, but I’m not a dessert person. My companion had ravioli and enjoyed them. I would definitely go back and try something else.

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MaggieD
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious traditional French cooking with an extensive menu and beautiful views of the lights of El Paseo at night. You'll feel transported to a very special place.

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JerryF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beaux Arts is a regular stop on our trips to Palm Desert, breakfast and dinner.

The sand dabs were perfect. My wife said her lamb chops were excellent. The only negative was that the escargot were over-cooked.

Thanks.

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GloverF
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really good food and service. Good value. We'll keep coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was great! They have a lovely location in Palm Desert right on El Paseo. Will definitely be back!

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KMcD
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Café Des Beaux-Arts is our go to restaurant for French food in the desert. Love their soupe aux oignons and escargots. Wait staff is very professional. Wine prices are reasonable.

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vipAaronK
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will be back. Everything was great and the service was efficient and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful service.

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vipDavidK
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our meals were outstanding! Servers very attentive. Great French food at reasonable prices. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipRobertM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as last time

Awful bread

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MJP5
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a pleasant - albeit not very French - experience. Food was quite good but some items not made to order but pre-prepared. Mussels and clams were excellent and shrimp crepes very good. Profiteroles were good too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!!

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louisg
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

experience was excellent from coming in the door to going out the door.

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DrCJ
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cafe Des Beaux-Arts is a rare French restaurant that's great food for great value. My husband and I both had delicious fish specials, which were around $30 each including salad. On El Paseo in Palm Desert that's a deal. Very attentive service rounds out this popular restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
49 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday celebration. Service the best and our food was great.

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KristiM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Consistently good food, not fancy but interesting and good tasting and especially good value. Love their nightly specials which include a soup or salad. Location is great and the view of El Paseo is entertaining.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor patio seating. Excellent wait staff and delicious dishes.

FAQs

Café Des Beaux-Arts offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 346-0669.

Café Des Beaux-Arts is rated 4.6 stars by 973 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.