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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Café Des Beaux-Arts

4.4
528 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Casual (18)
  • Great for Lunch (13)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Friday & Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Everyday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 346-0669
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alfonso Fong
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Larkspur
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Parking details
Large parking lot directly behind the restaurant and parking available on the street as well.
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Entertainment
Jazz in the Bar from 6:00-9:00pm on Wednesday and Fridays during season.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wine
What 528 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JER7 (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very good food. The French onion soup is great and I had the halibut special which was very good. Friendly staff and a pleasant semi outdoor environment. Good place to eat before attending the McCallum.

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GCDD (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Cute place, standard French bistro food, technically well prepared. But if you're a foodie like me you may well leave disappointed. As my husband said, they have good line cooks, but the Chef is not great

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RMDRC (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Went there with friends and everyone loved their dinner choices. Wide ranging menu, mostly French and Italian. Energetic and fun atmosphere. Service was a bit slow and had trouble finding the waiter for wine refills. The only negative on the food was the crepe suzette. Was not made at the table and seemed to almost to be pre made. Came out covered to excess with a thick orange sauce. They should leave this off the menu.

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vipJustsixtyfive65 (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was very good but service was very slow. Waited an hour for food.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Bland food, nothing seems to have been updated since the Regan administration. Waiter was unfamiliar with the menu items, their preparation, and their pronunciation. Side dishes are miniscule. Once it got busy, the time gap in service stops increased disproportionately.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

It is always wonderful.

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BobM (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We went there for a Valentine's day dinner. Reservation was handled promptly, good table. Main course meat was slightly overcooked (both meals). Service was good, but seemed rushed, leading to an atmosphere where you felt rushed. It's a nice place and it seems quite popular, but there are better values elsewhere.

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CHARLESS (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Exceptional in every way.

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Rube (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

As usual this restaurant was a joy! It is always a pleasure to go there and it is our favorite restaurant in the desert.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This is a favorite restaurant for us ... always a good experience. We have a special table we like, and they always accommodate us.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Sides were cold and one serving of seafood was under-cooked. Husband's New York was really a cut of prime rib -- but it was delicious. Desserts were great.

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BobE (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and service was good however they wanted our table for the next serving. We hadn’t finished our dessert and they brought our bill and kept coming by to see if we had paid and time to go. After we eventually left our table when we were finished , service people were there to clean the table before we had gone 10 feet . They tend to jam tables together and not a very private/enjoyable experience.

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vipGerald (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Very nice neighborhood, authentic Frech bistro setting—Excellent value—-No corkage Monday night worked well for our wine oriented group— the Diablo seafood, and French onion soup, were big hits—-G.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food is very good and service friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We return yearly when in Palm Desert. Never miss. We enjoy the variety of French cooking.

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vipcrystal (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious food. Nice service

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Jim was one of the best servers we have ever had. Thanks, Jim for making a good dinner great!

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

This bistro is the best in the Coachella Valley. The blackened salmon Caesar salad is the best in all of California.

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vipEmptynest2 (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing!! We can’t say enough about a fabulous lunch here. We come every yr we are in town !

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vipmimi (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We come here every Super Bowl Sunday. The food has improved. The scattered waiter has not.

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