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Ernie's

4.6
4.6
399 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ernie's is an "open to the public" Gastro-Pub located at PGA West, overlooking the famous Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses. The hallmark of Gastro Pub fare is that it takes adventurous twists on familiar food, all made from scratch with palette arousing ingredients. Ernie's offers both a casual and refined atmosphere that welcomes the casual beer drinker, the wine enthusiast or the hipster looking for a cocktail. The restaurant consists of booths, low and high top tables positioned to provide people watching, sports on various TV’s or take in golf course views. The large patio provides both outdoor living room furniture and table dining. Two gas fire pits provide and area to relax, unwind and socialize.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Daily 7:00 am–8:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 564-7125

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Frank Shimazu

  • Catering

    Ernie's Bar and Grill is available to host your golf outing, business meeting or social occasion. Wonderful golf course wedding ceremony locations available.

  • Private party facilities

    We all must eat. But those who do so simply for the taste are starving themselves of the true experience. Dining at La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST feeds the senses. Whatever your taste in dining, La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST serve an unforgetabble experience that is made to order.

  • Private party contact

    Leah Spradlin: (760) 564-7124

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Cross street

    Cross 54th Ave at the end of PGA Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    10 Plasma screens featuring every sporting event and all of the sport packages. $5 Bloody Mary Bar every weekend with additional food and drink specials. We play all your favorite games with NFL Sunday Ticket and ESPN Gameplan.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RO

    RichardO

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service is outstanding! Love to dine here as the menu has so many things that I like. Tough to figure out what to order. Highly recommend.
  2. AB

    AnitB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The food at Ernie’s is just ok. I’ve been there multiple times, tried different items on the menu, and feel confident saying that the food is “just ok”. I go there for the views and ambiance. The waitstaff is super nice and have good energy. I love going there in the Fall and Winter when we are in season and the bar is full as well as the patio. Makes for a great afternoon.
  3. L

    Lina

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice overview of the golf course, food was good. Went for breakfast and the food was pretty good 👍🏽
  4. RO

    RichardO

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and view of the golf course. Food was great and service is outstanding! Leslie is the best...:) Highly recommend!
  5. CM

    CraigM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience. Staff is very friendly and attentive.
  6. K

    Keith

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Great service. Outdoor views are to die for.
  7. KG

    KimG

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great dinner!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We sat outside which was nice. They could use some better lighting on tables away from the lights on the building - candles on tables? They were busy so one pizza ordered did not come out with the other 5 meals. Maybe need another pizza oven? Food was decent, drinks good.
  9. CM

    CraigM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good at Ernie’s
  10. MW

    MarshallW

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great atmosphere, good service, good food, weak drinks, high priced.
  11. SE

    ScottE

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    New Year’s Eve
  12. M

    Marco

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent. Hard to pull off these days. I get the spicy tuna poke bowl, which quite strangely is better than most bs sushi bars in the desert. I now crave it.
  13. J

    Jeff

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Went for breakfast/brunch - food was fine, normal-expected fare, nothing bad but nothing memorable. Views of golf course grounds spectacular.
  14. L

    Lesli

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service from Leslie. We love Ernie’s.
  15. LA

    LAfoodie

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We are PGA West members....love the environment and the food is good. Service is consistently extremely slow! We were seated on patio at 6:30 and had to get up to get a waiter after 25 minutes..nobody came to offer water, open the wine. This has happened More than once. Love the food but they need to improve service!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Food took over 45 min to come out. Food was cold. Waitress went MIA for 15 min. We asked for Ranch. We asked multiple people and no one brought it out. There was frustrated people all around us.
  17. m

    michaelc

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    We had the worst fish and chips ever. I am English. So I have had a lot of fish and chips. The batter was very thick and very stodgy. The chips were hugely overcooked. The attempt at UK by adding fake newspaper was annoying as opposed to the whimsical intent . The pasta was dry on top and glutinous underneath which suggested it had sat for a while. Just very poor quality pub food
  18. KG

    KylieG

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food took a long time to arrive but our server was pleasant and seemed to be trying to get our order out. When it did finally arrive, our fries were cold. Our server brought hot fries right away. Fish and chips, meatloaf, Marsala, and burger were all tasty and satisfying after our twilight round of golf.
  19. DM

    DMG63

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menu is hit and miss. Some items are very good Fun to sit outside and watch gofers come in Nice Sports bar inside
  20. d

    deacbarb

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect weather evening with glowing sunset on the few clouds. Excellent food and company!
  21. JH

    JuneH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food delivery was very slow but excellent. Great portion sizes, great ambiance, good service.
  22. PB

    PaulaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We made reservations on Open Table and when we arrived the hostess told us that “they didn’t take reservations at that time, but I can seat you anyways”. She was very rude. Our server was non attentive and the food was just okay. The brussel sprouts lacked flavor but the salads were large tasty.
  23. J

    Jillion

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely patio with a gorgeous view ! Our lunches were excellent and service was very good.
  24. DV

    DevinV

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner after golf. Kobe sliders were amazing, been thinking about them since last night, will need to go back.
  25. LA

    LoriA

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, service and ambiance!
  26. D

    Debra

    Palm Springs

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ernie's patio has a great view and that's the biggest reason to go there. The food was fine though one guest said the amount of chicken on the Cobb Salad was a bit sparse. The vodka rocks pour was one of the smallest any of us had ever seen. Wish the food and dining experience was on an equal with the view.
  27. D

    Denise

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service & fabulous food!
  28. n

    nassau

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was good, nice setting, but service was slow.
  29. RC

    RobertC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice relaxing ambiance with great views of the golf courses. Fist time here. Had the Calamari appetizer which was mediocre, had a little "frozen/chewiness" to it. Signature Kobe Burger for main which was very good. Cooked perfectly, with fresh toppings and a toasted Brioche Bun. Perfectly crispy fries on the side, cool presentation with the board and basket. Service was excellent as well, everyone from the hosts, to wait and bus staff were super courteous and professional. Will surely be back!
  30. b

    beth

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Food was bland and not good. Service was slow and not good. The only good thing is the outdoor dining area and the view. My sparkling wine was flat, my exchanged glass for a new one was flat and tasted like they simply added club soda for some bubbles to show up. Skip it.
  31. MP

    MichaelP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Golf course view was nice.. We expected a more sophisticated dinner menu but the food was fine just now a wow. Service was great.
  32. TR

    TonyR

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We often go to Ernie's. We love the atmosphere and friendliness of the staff. The food and service is great at a reasonable price. The setup is very nice with wonderful views of the number 9 and 18 greens on Nickolas Tournament course.
  33. K

    Kathleen

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Sitting on the patio is wonderful. The food was disappointing. Maybe just have appetizers. My husband didn't care for the meatloaf, my pot pie was ok, just too much cream. My friend had an appetizer that looked like small tacos that she enjoyed. Her husband had fish and chips. He never commented. My Manhattan was watery when I got it. Don't think we will be back.
  34. SM

    StephanieM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view. Servers were attentive and friendly. Food was excellent. Overall great experience for family of four with two young teens.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. One of my favorite places in the desert. I took out of town guests and they want to return before they leave.
  36. n

    nassau

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had a reservation and hoped to be outside, but somehow that was not possible.
  37. p

    pattipk

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a great experience. First weekend open for inside dinning... even though we ate outside. Food & Service was great!
  38. U

    Unclehorst

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. Friendly neighborhood pub. Great view,service food. It’s our neighborhood hang out.
  39. D

    Diner

    Atlanta

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Nice place, always good food. Hostess wasn’t the best, but waiter was great.
  40. GR

    GailR

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    great outdoor dining. large choices on the menu, food very good and service courteous

FAQs

Ernie's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 564-7125.

Ernie's is rated 4.6 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Ernie's

Waldorf Astoria Laquinta Resort & Spa, 56150 PGA Blvd, La Quinta, CA 92253

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cross 54th Ave at the end of PGA Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Daily 7:00 am–8:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Frank Shimazu

  • Entertainment

    10 Plasma screens featuring every sporting event and all of the sport packages. $5 Bloody Mary Bar every weekend with additional food and drink specials. We play all your favorite games with NFL Sunday Ticket and ESPN Gameplan.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 564-7125

  • Catering

    Ernie's Bar and Grill is available to host your golf outing, business meeting or social occasion. Wonderful golf course wedding ceremony locations available.

  • Private party facilities

    We all must eat. But those who do so simply for the taste are starving themselves of the true experience. Dining at La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST feeds the senses. Whatever your taste in dining, La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST serve an unforgetabble experience that is made to order.

  • Private party contact

    Leah Spradlin: (760) 564-7124

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