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Café Des Beaux-Arts

4.6
4.6
1595 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 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Mediterranean, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon, Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 346-0669

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alfonso Fong

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Cross street

    Larkspur

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot directly behind the restaurant and parking available on the street as well.

  • Entertainment

    Jazz in the Bar from 6:00-9:00pm on Wednesday and Fridays during season.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,595 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. M

    Mary

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Delicious food and nice variety on the menu.
  2. JW

    JoyW

    Palm Springs

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant and will really miss having them off during the summer. Cant wait until they are open again and the staff is always wonderful
  3. m

    marlene

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Had lunch with two friends a few days before they close for the season. Not busy and we had a pleasant if not warm lunch.
  4. b

    bobl

    Palm Springs

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. The pepper steak was outstanding and beautifully served. The servwer was very attentive. One of my favorite restaurants.
  5. RG

    RobertG

    Phoenix

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were very good. We did not know that the seating would be outside in 100+ degree heat. That definitely took away from our enjoyment. Maybe we’ll try it in the winter!
  6. BJ

    BobJ

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat in the booth in the bar… Management is always very accommodating and friendly… Service is pleasant… We will go back!
  7. M

    Mike

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant very charming and delightful. Great Maitre d bar tender and waiters. Food excellent very tasty and very good portions. Super team of professional who work well as a team.
  8. W

    Wholehogg

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation for a table for four near the window which was waiting for us after a nice welcome. The service was good and we were in no hurry so had time to chat, enjoy our meals and linger afterwards without being pushed to leave. Very European. Everyone enjoyed their lunches which were tasty and well-proportioned. We have eaten there previously and without complaint so we anticipate enjoying Cafe de Beaux-Arts again. Thanks to servers and staff!
  9. D

    Donghia

    Palm Springs

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect summer meal in the bar area; great summer special menu offerings. Always attentive & friendly service and excellent cuisine. Thank you!
  10. JW

    JoyW

    Palm Springs

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in the valley and the staff is always wonderful
  11. JA

    JenA

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our special place. My daughter and I try to come here once or twice a month. It reminds us of a trip to Europe. The atmosphere, the food and the service are perfect!
  12. EB

    EllenB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was very fine.A little disappointed that they did not acknowledge our anniversary. When I made the reservation i was asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and ii told that it is our wedding anniversary . It was totally ignored.
  13. t

    tavhb

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Even though they have misters, still too hot. Mediocre food at best. Spinach salad had way too much balsamic. Seafood with pastry tasted like frozen shrimp & scallops might not have been scallops (?) . Service was decent.
  14. S

    Samirsou

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had a golf weekend at Palm Desert and this restaurant was rated on the top ten. Food was mediocre, red trout was swimming in sauce. Caesar salad was drenched in dressing. Overall, I would give it 2 star
  15. C

    Cherigirl52

    Palm Springs

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed dinning here. The service is outstanding, the food is delicious and priced fairly. One of us enjoyed the Prix fix menu 😀
  16. D

    Donghia

    Palm Springs

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have rarely lunched here and have we been missing something ! Superb lunch, all 4 of us very pleased with our choices. Impeccable welcome and service.
  17. B

    Bobo818

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great French music and atmosphere!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly and attentive Atmosphere was lovely; loved the open air patio Busy and upbeat Food was very good My husband ordered the avacado stuffed with crabmeat and steak au poivre I ordered a salad and half an order of linguini and clam sauce We left full and completely satisfied Can’t go wrong with this place
  19. A

    Anonymous

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Good service but food mediocre. Short ribs tough and on the dry side. Beef medallions lacked flavor.
  20. MT

    MichelleT

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious .. we had dined here many times before the pandemic and always enjoyed it . We will be back again .
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    1st time patrons while traveling to Palm Springs. Location is great on El Paseo. Food was served quickly, but would have preferred a few more minutes to just enjoy our drinks and talk. Crepes were delicious. It was a warm evening and the water misters were appreciated while dining on patio. Will dine there again when back in the desert.
  22. SW

    SueW

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and great service
  23. VG

    VincentG

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the tastiest rack of lamb in ages and my wife loved her veal. The Caesar salad was perfection. A must is their country pate. As it was warm, we opted for a traditional French Spritz - talk about staying cool in style.
  24. EG

    EllieG

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, we had the puff pastry with the shrimp and scallops and the spinach salad . The rolls are also delicious and service was spot on. We will be back !
  25. MP

    MP7699

    Chicago

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dinner. We really liked our meals. And service was great.
  26. SD

    SuzanneD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Beaux Arts has been a favorite of mine since I started coming here some twenty years ago. Excellent menu and service with an authentic French feel.
  27. S

    Scotchlover

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always
  28. DP

    DonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Great value. It was a little hot in the dining room, but otherwise was an awesome experience.
  29. L

    Larry

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Beautiful dining spot but can’t seem to get the food right. Second visit and not a third in the future. Too expensive for such lack of quality in the kitchen!
  30. MP

    MP7699

    Chicago

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice dinner. We enjoyed everything.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    It was unbearably hot. We were so uncomfortable hard to eat hot food !!!
  32. B

    Bobbi

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Enjoyed our dinner -- while escargots were very small and overpriced taste was good. Had the BEST LAMB CHOPS i have had in years -- half rode were 4 good size lambchiops with two good sides. wine was fairy prices and good selection for house wines. We have been here 2-3 times and food is consistent and good service!
  33. LS

    LizS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I ate at Cafe Des Beaux Arts for the first time last night. I had heard from friends that the food was really good- they weren't kidding! I had chicken raviolis, and the filling and the sauce were outstanding. My husband had Aglia e Olio- chicken dish with spinach- and it too was spectacular. The service was spot on, and I felt right at home. Also the wine was priced fairly- we appreciate that!
  34. l

    lld2

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day brunch. Excellent choices for 2 or 3 course prix fix meal. We very much enjoyed shrimp Louie salads, chicken mushroom crepes and bread pudding and flan for dessert. Perfect!
  35. AE

    AndrewE

    Portland

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great event for Mother’s Day!
  36. RH

    RichardH

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Mother's Day Prix fixe menu - 3 courses for $36.95. We had cold soups to begin and egg dishes for our entrees. All were very good. Crepes were the perfect dessert course. Setting is very Parisian. Post Covid service can be spotty.
  37. HA

    HamptonA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Came in for Mother's day brunch - food was 3x more expensive than their regular menu with nothing more added. The food was average at best, but mostly disappointing. The service was slow. $70 for eggs bene, quiche, one mimosa is highway robbery
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mothers Day Celebration was delicious!
  39. E

    Elena

    Palm Springs

    46 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    A friend & I had Mother’s Day brunch there. We each ordered frittata, which sounded delicious, and we each had a glass of wine. Our frittatas were thin, greasy and un flavorful and it was served with greasy fried potatoes. I have never had such an unappetizing meal. I didn’t know that it was possible to ruin a frittata! We got absolutely minimal service. We will not return to this restaurant — so disappointing!
  40. GL

    GlorL

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Mother's Day Brunch. Service wasn't good. They brought our entree's out at different times...I had to ask random wait staff for water...coffee.. food was okay, not terrific.

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 1595 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


Google Map for Café Des Beaux-Arts

73-640 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Larkspur

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Desert

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon, Fri, Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am Sun 8:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Mediterranean, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot directly behind the restaurant and parking available on the street as well.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alfonso Fong

  • Entertainment

    Jazz in the Bar from 6:00-9:00pm on Wednesday and Fridays during season.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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