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Escena Lounge & Grill

4.5
4.5
1359 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Currenly open for indoor and outdoor dining, and takeout. Browse or call for hours of operation, specials and menus! The best view and outdoor dining patio in Palm Springs. Period. Escena Lounge and Grill pairs delectable California-fusion cuisine with eye-popping design and a playful, retro vibe. Spacious indoor and dog friendly outdoor dining areas frame majestic views of the towering San Jacinto Mountains. Ranked among OpenTable's 2015 Top 100 Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America, Escena Lounge & Grill offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour. Small and large events are welcome. Hours, menus and event schedules vary seasonally; please call or check our website for current information. Escena Lounge + Grill is located within the Escena Palm Springs community and is connected to the stunning Escena Golf Club. Dining and golf are open to the public year-round. Enter from Vista Chino 200 yards east of Gene Autry Trail.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 992-0002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Escena Lounge & Grill offers a variety of spaces for any type of celebration or special event. We can create spaces outdoors on our spacious patio, inside the restaurant, or in our private dining room. A/V equipment is available. Golf events are popular to combine with dining events. For inquiries contact info@escenagolf.com

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Kidd: (760) 778-2737 ext. 119

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    Vista Chino, just east of Gene Autry

  • Parking details

    Abundant free parking adjacent to building with convenient drop-off and pick-up at main entry.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,359 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for Brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for Lunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Outdoor Dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Scenic View

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Contemporary American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for Brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for Lunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Outdoor Dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Scenic View

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Contemporary American

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  1. SV

    SarahV

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good as always. Service from all that was excellent. The host was friendly and very prompt to help and seat us. Cesar and Mikey gave us great service as always. We love this place! Food is always so fresh and tasty, comes out very prompt.
  2. RS

    RachelSheedy

    Palm Springs

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most beautiful view in the valley and a yummy breakfast served early. They are also super welcoming to pups. Love this place!
  3. D

    Daisy

    Palm Springs

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to the handsome and attentive waiters, and thanks to the talented chef(s), we had a fine lunch. The New England clam chowder was perfectly spiced.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time. The food and bloody Mary’s were really good and the views were incredible.
  5. PG

    PeterG

    Palm Springs

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good and service was unremarkable
  6. JM

    JamesM

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Always good. Chicken sandwich and burger were delicious. Services was very friendly, view is amazing.
  7. HG

    HowardG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the most elegant, upscale but comfortably casual, fine restaurants in Palm Springs - with beautiful views, delicious food, excellent service, quiet ambiance and very moderate prices. We are regular patrons.
  8. PO

    PaulO

    Palm Springs

    49 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I have dined here many times before and it has been fine, not great, but fine. I invited a friend to have lunch with me and booked the table using Rewards. I received the virtual Rewards card from OpenTable. I informed the host that I was going to use the Rewards card to pay for part of the meal. I was told that they could not accept it. I asked for the manager. I was given an email and phone number. I emailed the manager and asked how they planned to make it up to me, since accepting the Reward card is a part of the restaurant's agreement with OpenTable. After days of getting no response I contacted OpenTable; they provided a partial solution, but as of this writing (a week after the reservation) I have still no word from Escena. Needless to say I am extremely disappointed and will not return.
  9. JK

    JimK

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful views. Great service, average food. gives a moderate price.
  10. KR

    KimR

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The serving staff were exceptionally attentive and friendly. The food, as always, was outstanding. An excellent menu with the salmon being a particular favorite.
  11. E

    Edward

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, appetizers were very good, main course was delicious. Service was outstanding, the views are amazing, will absolutely come back and tell friends about this hidden gem!
  12. CJ

    ClayJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, nice ambience. Highly recommend!
  13. BC

    BelgiumChocolate

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Dining on the terrace is wonderful. The view of the mountain is spectacular. We were there for brunch on a Sunday with 100 degrees temperature, however the shade and the fanned misters kept it very comfortable and pleasant.
  14. H

    Hunray1

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here all the time and it is predictably great!
  15. H

    Harrier

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We love the location and ambiance however this is the second time we had an unfriendly server! I ordered scrambled eggs with cottage cheese, no potatoes or fruit as I am on a diet. I was never asked what kind of toast I wanted nor if I even wanted toast. When wheat toast came with my order I told the server I didn’t want toast and would like to substitute tomatoes. I was charged an additional $5. It’s not the money it’s the attitude and lack of anticipating a guests needs. Disappointing!
  16. RJ

    RegularsJimMatt

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Javier the server wad phenomenal. Attentive with great advice on choices. The famous house made potato chips and sauce are reason enough to return as this local often dies.
  17. MS

    MichaelS121816

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We have been trying to get in to Escena Grill for Sunday brunch for several weeks. When I check for availability, it shows nothing except 12:30 or 1:00pm. We booked the 1:00pm. Arrived about 15 minutes early and noticed the place had MANY open tables and good staffing. A frequent ploy used by restaurants in financial trouble to create a sense of urgency for customers to think, wow, this place must be good. Website embellishes the atmosphere and food. Completely unrealistic. Food was fair and not cheap. Not going back and not recommending it to anyone. Noticed the sign at the front entry that a new owner has applied for a license. Wish them luck. Want good food a reasonable price? Go to Si Bon in Rancho Mirage. Food and service were excellent. Stay away from Palm Springs and Cathedral City tourist traps.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service.
  19. MT

    MTGA

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place is always consistently good and has the best vistas in town.
  20. Z

    jimZ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Then there many times and never dissatisfied. Ambiance great even in summer. Friendly and efficient staff. We always have a few critiques about the hollandaise sauce flavor, but that and busted espresso machine apart, everything was usual perfect.
  21. FL

    FredL

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend the Escena Lounge & Grill! The food is excellent, the service is outstanding and the ambiance was great!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day weekend
  23. JP

    JPRPS

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food is always good here. Had the Cobb salad with a Diet Coke. However all my regulars working there have disappeared. Our new waiter was not friendly. As I was ordering I just asked also for extra dressing on the side and cut me off in mid sentence. Well my salad came with no dressing on the side had to ask someone walking by to get it for me, the guy I asked and who have never seen before seemed peeved and put out of his way. My empty glass of Diet Coke sat at the side of the table for an eternity- our waiter never came back over though he was all chummy with the table next to us, and kept coming back to them for drinks and water. Finally flagged down a nice girl and she got me my refill. Our waiter only came back to give us the check. (I honestly felt he was homophobic). As the two straight couples sitting next to us got his constant attention. I could be wrong but this was the worst service I’ve had in 8 years. I miss my old fellow staff that was so friendly and treated me like I was part of the family. Food is still good, the service just sucked.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful and the staff very friendly. Greatly enjoyed the bottomless mimosas.
  25. GF

    GaryF

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I got the sea bass the skin was not cooked crispy and it didn’t taste fresh. Someone at the table got the cauliflower steak and hated it. It was unfortunate because I use to like it there.
  26. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lunch for a party of 5 on Wednesday, menu was great, server was always available, not very busy and quiet. The meal was great and would return again, but be advised when the time come to pay our tab, was informed that management would not break down the bill for individual payments.
  27. HG

    HowardG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'M A LONG-TIME REPEAT PATRON OF ESCENA'S TERRIFIC RESTAURANT AND PLAN TO CONTINUE TO PATRONIZE IT AS ONE OF MY FAVORATE DINING DESTINATIONS IN PALM SPRINGS. SINCERELY, HOWARD GOODWIN
  28. M

    Mossi

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Superb fried chicken - good burgers too!
  29. DK

    DavidK

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing. The outdoor dining space is the best in PS
  30. GO

    GaryO

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, good service, nice and appropriate live musical entertainment. Lovely evening and we will be returning.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always love Escena! Great service and the best views in the desert!
  32. NB

    NicoleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view! Service was excellent. Loved the bottomless mimosas.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely!
  34. T

    Tommy

    Atlanta

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It seems like it’s going downhill a bit. The chairs all need to be replaced and the cushions are reqlly dirty……. It just doesn’t feel like anyone is caring about what’s going on with the ambience The views are out of this world Food is still good
  35. PS

    PSPdinning

    Palm Springs

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I would have given the food five stars since my scallops were exceptional! However my husband had the ceasar salad and the dressing was disappointing. It had no flavor....very bland. BTW anchovies are available upon request
  36. j

    jpc90266

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, good food and epic views.
  37. PS

    PSBill

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    We were outside overlooking the golf course, so the view and overall ambience was outstanding. The food and beverage was average, and the service slow. Having said that, we will probably return in the future.
  38. PS

    PSPdinning

    Palm Springs

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal in a beautiful setting. Had originally hoped to sit outside but the wind changed our mind. Regardless the facility is very nice. I had the steak diane. Excellent choice although I wish there had a bit more of the sauce. Next time I will ask for extra. My husband had the fried chicken. Always crispy and delicious. Javier our server was very attentive.
  39. T

    Tommy

    Palm Springs

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Live music always fun, good atmosphere and the view is great.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We four meet every other week for lunch and cards. We asked for separate checks and told it’s too much trouble. By the time, 4:00, we get our checks, the place is, relatively, empty. Since we are locals, frequent patrons, and sit inside where there are many empty tables, I think they could accommodate us

FAQs

Escena Lounge & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 992-0002.

Escena Lounge & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 1359 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 10 times today
Google Map for Escena Lounge & Grill

1100 Clubhouse View Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Vista Chino, just east of Gene Autry

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Abundant free parking adjacent to building with convenient drop-off and pick-up at main entry.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 992-0002

  • Private party facilities

    Escena Lounge & Grill offers a variety of spaces for any type of celebration or special event. We can create spaces outdoors on our spacious patio, inside the restaurant, or in our private dining room. A/V equipment is available. Golf events are popular to combine with dining events. For inquiries contact info@escenagolf.com

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Kidd: (760) 778-2737 ext. 119

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