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For 2
Date
Thu, 6/21
Time
11:00 PM
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Café Des Beaux-Arts

4.3
582 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 582 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This was my first time at this restaurant and it was wonderful. The food was delicious and the staff were very helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys a great French take on brunch.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great service, food, ambiance. We enjoyed the restaurant week menu and will dine again at this restaurant soon.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

It was 5:30 pm, 95 degrees out and no air conditioning. We ate fast and got out fast. The food and service were very good.

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

A friend and I tried this out during restaurant week. She had been there for lunch only. I had the stuffed trout which was excellent. I would not only go there again but would certainly recommend it. It was a bit noisy because we sat outside, right by the sidewalk, so there was traffic noise. If we had sat closer to indoors, that wouldn’t have been an issue . It wasn’t bad as it was our choice to sit there and we certainly had options.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Wonderful meal! Fresh mussels clams gorgeous pomme frites Miguel our server was delightful. This our favourite for breakfast also. Charming restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Very nice atmosphere and very good food and service. Definitively a must go!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

THE FOOD WAS COOKED TO ORDER AND SERVED FRESH ,THE STAFF WAS HAPPY TO HELP WITH SPECIAL REQUESTS LOVE THIS LOCAL OWNED RESTAURANT IT IS ALWAYS A THE TOP OF MY LIST
TO RECOMMEND TO FRIENDS

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Yankee pot roast just melted in your mouth. The bread pudding was very good. The French onion soup was one of the best that I’ve had.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Delicious mussels and escargot to start, then duck and lamb that were spectacular. Great service.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The shrimp crepes were outstanding...with beurre blanc , perfection!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Wonderful! This is such a charming place — the food, the staff and the ambiance are equally terrific! It is like being transported to a French bistro without the travel ! We especially like the booths in the bar area where the service is very special thanks to Jim who is also the bartender who suggests the best wines and describes the evening specials in perfect detail.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

As always a nice place to celebrate a BIRTHDAY!

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1.0Dined on May 21, 2018

There were four of us--all local residents--expecting a decent French-inspired meal. It took almost forever to place our order and even longer to receive it. My wife's escargot was burned to a crisp, other people's soup and salad were mediocre. Our appetizers were followed by what seemed like an endless wait for our entrees. The restaurant's main dining room where we were seated was near empty so the number of patrons cannot account for the kitchen's inability to get the food out in a timely manner. Finally, my bouillabaisse came and the fish was overcooked and the broth tasted bland. My wife's shrimp Provençal was virtually Inetable, the shrimp tasting soggy and not properly cooked and the accompanying pasta undercooked. Our friends found their liver and fish dishes satisfactory but uninspiring. All in all, we would not recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We went for dinner and after May 1 they have some super summer specials. The shrimp stuffed pepper and red trout was both excellent. We got the crepes for dessert and the chocolate sauce was decadent. Attentive service. All in all an excellent dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We had a birthday dinner that was very nice. Service was very attentive and thorough. We ordered the French onion soup which was fantastic!! Then a chicken dish and the scallop shrimp and mushroom in a puff pastry. Delicious.
Excellent dinner

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

It's patio dining on El Paseo in Palm Desert. A quaint cafe on a street that speaks well for people and dog watching helps make an evening both interesting and an excellent dining experience. Try the three course sunset dinner at $16.95 p/p for great choices and value. Regular menu very popularly priced with choices from France, The Med, Italy,and the USA.
They are also open for Breakfast and Lunch and probably one of the top restaurants on a high end street with many choices

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

From the Time we entered to the time we departed, the service, the cuisine and wine were all excellent. I had the scallops and shrimp on a salad. I started with crab cakes. The Rosé was perfect with it. A week later we went back. The trout almandine was wonderfully prepared. Next time, I plan to have the steak au poivre. The restaurant is one of Coachella Valley’s best.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Our server Dilip took great care of us. We appreciate the kitchen honoring my husbands gluten free needs.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We have enjoyed going there for almost 20 years. We have never been disappointed. The food and atmosphere are wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Comfortable outdoor seating, excellent service and fresh, delicious food.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Great service, wonderful staff and a nice location help make this restaurant worth a look. However like many valley restaurants, the food is predictable, under seasoned and just plain boring. Don’t get me wrong, it’s better than ok, but not special/memorable.

Could not have had better service!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Lovely spot for breakfast. Food very good, service even better!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent as always. One of our very favorite restaurants.

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great location and ambiance, but food just average

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

service, as always was outstanding! Food quality not as good as we have had in the past. Wonderful atmosphere

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed the food here. We brought a nice bottle of wine but did not finish it. The waiter was very thoughtful and brought us a paper bag to carry that back to our hotel. We appreciated that. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Sat us at a booth which we liked a lot.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A touch of Paris in the elegant El Paseo area of Palm Springs. Friendly efficient service offered with a smile and some menu suggestions. Food included a fish dish, a chicken dish, and a couple of meat dishes all were delicious and cooked to specifications.
The cocktails and wine selection was good. The Tito martinis were perfect.
Classic French desserts were offered but no room left to indulge, unfortunately.
An enjoyable evening thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It's Easter Sunday so its LAMB for everybody. Had four portions full and half servings and they were all cooked perfectly. Everybody thought their meals were delicious. Server was quite good and the wine awesome. Great eve

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I can’t say there was anything special about this dinner. The food was ok and the service was just ok. I have to say I was disappointed and was somewhat embarrassed that I had made this reservation for my friends and me for a birthday celebration.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Rubbery mussels and indifferent service. Very disappointing and diffère from previous experience.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Just fair. We’ve been several times before, we didn’t feel that it was as good. Caesar salad was not good. Veal scallopini special tasted like it had a packaged sauce. Everything else was ok. Service not great.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Bread was rock hard, cocktail was not good and good was mediocre.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent food, ,lovely atmosphere!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

A nice atmosphere, however a disappointing meal and service.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always an excellent meal with attentive service. Every entree was superb, but especially the scallop/shrimp salad. If you get the crepes for dessert, they'll do it with chocolate. Yummy!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

A great neighborhood restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great plcce

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Our meal was delicious, the atmosphere was cozy, delightful, warm and pretty. Absolutely loved it and would go again. Our waiter I think was Jose and was great. Thank you for a charming evening.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Out standing!!

My wife ate like a pig

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