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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.

73-640 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Larkspur

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 346-0669

Website:
http://www.cafedesbeauxarts.com/

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

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

Executive Chef:
Alfonso Fong

Additional:
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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
Casual (17)
Great for Lunch (14)
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Good for a Date (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Authentic (11)
Cozy (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Fun (7)
People Watching (7)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Music (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

It is always wonderful.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Exceptional in every way.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food is very good and service friendly.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious food. Nice service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·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.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Austin)·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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the food

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We frequent the Cafe' at least 1 - 2 times/month. This was the first time the food was unsatisfactory.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous food and service. Nice for our birthday brunch. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

It was very good! Will definitely go back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Shrimp crepes and coquille San Jacques we’re both delicious! Profiteroles for dessert were great! Service and ambiance were terrific!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Lovely evening - plenty of choices for vegetarian- my swordfish was outstanding!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Meal and the service were both excellently

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had great food, a great table, and a really professional waiter.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have dined here many times of the years, the food is always great, staff is very attentive, we ask for a booth in the bar area and its waiting for us when we arrive. The owner is always present. Good prices.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Small plates or half plates for a real plus when you don’t want a full meal.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always above and beyond for food and service. Love the atmosphere staff have been there for years and are very friendly and offer excellent service

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was great. Just love the chicken Waldorf salad.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 19, 2018

French cooking, always correct, always well served.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Had canard a l’orange which was very dry. Our friends were pleased with their meal. I found some of the servants rude when walking through the restaurant they did not give the customer right of way

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Beautiful ambiance, outstanding fare, inspired menu and top shelf service. Escargot melts in your mouth, Bouillabaisse - perfection. Took my team of 10 out for a celebration. Total home run. Thank you Café des Beaux-Arts.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is our second visit, food is outstanding and service is friendly. Food actually much better this time, really high quality and prices vary. Can be quite reasonable. Want to come for breakfast, lunch or brunch soon.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We have eaten at the restaurant many time over the years and found pleasant. I did not see the owner/operator that was always there, making me wonder if there has been a change. There was not the usual number of diners.

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food in quiet , friendly , quaint setting , good service

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great place. Cozy and great food. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 5, 2018

What a fun place! It truly evokes the feeling of a Parisian bistro, which makes it even better. Interesting menu, fair prices for beer and wine, and an overall wonderful place to spend a relaxing evening.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We have been 25 year patrons , it appears ownership change or something
Food not quite as good
Portions appeared to be 1/2 of what they had been in the past

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual
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