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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

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (9)
Cozy (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Romantic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (6)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Music (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

French cooking, always correct, always well served.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

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 17, 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 14, 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 11, 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 11, 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 7, 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 6, 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 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 3, 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I have been a patron at Cafe Des Beaux-Arts for many years. This dining gem has always been a favorite and enjoyable dining experience. We had a lovely New Year's Eve dinner. My Mom and I had excellent service and the cuisine was outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our first time to this neighborhood restaurant. Excellent food and overall experience with very reasonable prices. We will definately be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent French bistro. Been going for 15 years. Friendly service Mussels, onion soup, swordfish special, chicken saltimbucca

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always wonderful to come back here and find that the food and service remain outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I love this restaurant. The food is yummy, the service goes above and beyond. The ambiance is charming. I could eat here everyday.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Love the ambiance. Right on a corner in El Paseo across from Tommy Bahamas. The locals eat here. Enjoyed sitting at the old style bar talking with Jimmy the bartender.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We've been coming here for years. One of our favorite spots. Food always good and service very accommodating. We highly recommend.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was terrific and highly recommend chicken and mushroom crepes. Yum!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I never leave reviews but will make an exception for this meal.

The occasion was Thanksgiving dinner. First off, many, many restaurants take advantage of (gouge) diners when offering holiday meals. Not the case with Cd'BA.-three amazing courses for $40.

Each course had four offerings, so, many options. My husband and I both ordered the Brie en croute with salad...heavenly. I had the traditional Thanksgiving fare, my husband had the lamb. Bottom line, I would come back here weekly to have this same meal if offered, it was so well done. My husband felt the same.

Lastly, I was feeling a bit stuffed and wanted something lighter that what was offered in the four traditional choices of desert. I mentioned that to my waiter, and raspberry sorbet - one of the best sorbets I've had in my life - magically appeared.

My husband and I eat out most days of the week and this was one of the best meals I've had in a long, long time.

Well done, Cd'BA!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 20, 2017

A little bit of Paris on El Paso, Great diverse menu. Price is right.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I attempted to change from 2 to 3 diners. Alas, OpenTable would not take the change...
I arrived first, not a problem accommodating the 3 of us. Hostess delightfully pleasant. We chatted a bit about this being first time to see Navy buddy (and his wife) in 46 years. Once the 3 of us sat, service marvelously accommodating as we weren't in a rush to order. Wine all around further set the mood. Side salads with genuine roquefort dressing outstanding. Salmon absolutely superb, wonderful sauce! Tasty sauteed veggies completed the meal as there was no room for dessert.... This is only my second dinner visit, a few lunches, and I will definitely continue as this dining establishment truly has it together. Excellence at a reasonable price!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lovely restaurant, great food and attentive staff. One of my Desert favorites as I love the tables near the large windows so I can enjoy the activity on the street. Dinner and a show!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

No valet but easy parking and convenient location on El Paseo.
Food options are uniquely French and always excellent. Cocktails are well made too.
When the windows are opened, the restaurant is delightful. Nice bar seating as well as dining room.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We’ve patronized this restaurant for over 20 years. The food is excellent and very consistent, so we have brought many friends here over the years. Wait staff is excellent too. Very friendly and professional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our server Carlos was very nice! We sat at a table facing the street which was lovely. Crab cake was tasty. Cesar salad was a bit over dressed. White fish was a good potion with creamy mash potatoes and veg blend on the side. Scallops were good. Shrimp was very over cooked. Loved the ambiance it is a sweet little spot but not overly impressed with the food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The dining room and bar is dated. The food is okay, not great.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Consistently good food with outstanding service. Their summer specials (good until 10/31) are exceptional good deals.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always a good experience! Best French onion soup and gazpacho in the desert!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food, venue, prices and especially service - highly recommend - consistently excellent over the years.

Special thanks to Jose for his excellent service.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in the Coachella Valley. I've introduced more friends to this place than any other restaurant. The service, the cuisine, the atmosphere are wonderful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food in a delightful venue for brunch.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had a lovely dinner with friends. Everyone picked something different from the menu and all was delicious! Will be back soon!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our goto restaurant for lunch & brunch when on El Paseo. We met friends for brunch--crepes, croissant egg sandwich, quiche, and eggs Benedict--all quite good. Espresso was a disappointment--bitter taste. Bread is ordinary & not a classic French baguette.

It has a pet friendly covered patio that is perfect for casual dining. Authentic French food. Good for people watching with the added bonus of an occasional celebrity sighting.

ADA access from the side entrance on El Paseo otherwise tables are a little snug in the main dining area for walker or wheelchair access.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I specifically requested an inside table. When I arrived there were open booths inside, but we were seated on the patio, in the back corner. Our table was far away from the open windows, the misters, and the ceiling fans. We had to ask repeatedly for water, and it did not come. It was unbearable! We were soaked to the skin in our clothes. It felt like it was 120 degrees in there and no breeze along with no water. Never again!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 3, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in the desert and we're certainly glad they are open again. We missed them!!! The service was great with Miguel and the food was definitely outstanding, as usual.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The air conditioner just didn't do a good job of keeping the place cool
On a hot day.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 23, 2017

It was a bit warm out but we chose to eat on the patio. With the misters on, it wasn't too hot.
I love this place, especially for lunch, as there is always a great choice of entrees, salads, sandwiches, quiches, etc. I had the cold poached salmon plate and a raspberry creme brulee--yum, yum!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 18, 2017

great as usual... Steak and frites! One of our go to restaurants.....

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The service was great! The food was not what I hoped it would be and the presentation could have been improved. The crab cakes had shell in it and the flavor was over powering. The breakfast potatoes seemed like they were from a package. The crepes were tasty, we just wish they were like the street crepes in Paris.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The spouse and I love this restaurant .. ! Food is always good and definitely a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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