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About Café Des Beaux-Arts
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.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Jazz in the Bar from 6:00-9:00pm on Wednesday and Fridays during season.
Large parking lot directly behind the restaurant and parking available on the street as well.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wine
Café Des Beaux-Arts Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Seated right away, but it was 15 minutes before we had water and another 5-10 for our waiter. They were busy and it seemed our waiter was on his own in a large room. We then got our salad/appetizer in a timely manner. It was some time (20 min.) before our entrees arrived. We have always enjoyed this restaurant, but on this evening, it did not live up to our expectations.
Dined there this week. Our table had four different entrees, four very good meals, everyone was really happy with their choices - veal, sand dabs, stuffed chicken and Seafood Feuillete. Nice selection of wines by the glass. The Cafe has never disappointed us. The music in the bar area filtered into the dining room from time to time and was a little loud but in the end, did not detract from the evening.
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