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Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs, CA
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs, CA
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs, CA
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs, CA
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs, CA

Escena Lounge & Grill

4.3
4.3
1644 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Escena Grill is freshly renovated and open for indoor and outdoor dining, with full bar service! Browse or call for updates, 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 22 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 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 1,644 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for scenic views

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for scenic views

1,643 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This golf grill is highly overrated! Nothing special and old. The carpet inside was not clean & it was too windy to eat outside. The waitress was very nice . Just disappointing from the description here on Yelp.

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  2. LeahT

    Alabama

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the views from the Patio, very accommodating adding an extra person and moving us indoors from outdoors. Food was excellent and service was superb, will keep coming back, one of our very favourite places. 👍

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous view from the terrace of Palm Springs mountains - food was good reasonably priced

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  4. Davey

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lovely spot with gorgeous views, a varied menu and excellent value. Perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner. Very accommodating staff.

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  5. martysoap

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch, outstanding views. Service and food top notch

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  6. JoeM

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not busy for a dinner at 7p. Enough servers but slow in taking our order. Server was very nice and upbeat. Where we sat on the deck was not covered and thus had no light and were basically in darkness eating. We'll return but go during daylight hours.

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  7. LadyCarlsbad

    Sacramento

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beverage order was not correct and way to salty Chopped salad very underwhelming But the added chicken helped a little French Fries were good 😀

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  8. dalenyc

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great bloody mary, lovely views on the terrace, , great espresso. Food was mediocre, service was inattentive.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first time back in 6 months and we had mixed feelings about our experience. The short ribs and fried chicken entrees were good although both the asparagus and carrots lacked seasonings and were both undercooked and underwhelming. We dined inside which we usually love especially on a cold and rainy day like yesterday, but the chairs and tables inside are now patio furniture which does not have a nice and cozy feel like you would expect inside a clubhouse restaurant. Instead, the environment feels cold and cheap. The fireplace was off the entire time as well which would have slightly improved the ambiance.

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  10. cptcurtLocal

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Been there several times as we live near by Menu has changed and seemed lacking. A companion ordered a certain salad and was told that it was not available and had not been available for days. But still on the menu. Portion seemed smaller in compared to last visit. Prices were slightly higher

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  11. Steve

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The views are incredible. The dining area was peaceful. But from start to finish - when we given only one menu for three people and when we had to ask for the bill after never having anyone stop by our table to check on us - was a total disappointment. We ordered a salad on the menu, only to be told it was long ago taken off the menu. We ordered cocktails which we’re pretty sure had little to no alcohol in it. And the grilled chicken in our entire salads - which were the size of dinner salads - were overcooked with zero seasoning. We won’t be going back.

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  12. EllenR

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Terriable service. Waited 1 hour for food, some was ice cold. Rack of ribs isn’t 6 tiny ribs! Wayyyy over priced!

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  13. ElizabethP

    Serbia

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an another great meal. 2 Caesar salads, 1 with a whole chicken breast with was wonderful. A chopped salad which was ok and the crab cakes which were great! Service was great, will be back!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks Mike for all the hard work hosting. Cesar amazing service and the kitchen is outstanding!

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  15. KathyP

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really pretty place. Great view. Meal was not very good. The drinks were good. The hostess wasn’t very helpful.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter needed to do better The Food was Excellent The ambience was Excellent The Price was reasonable

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  17. MaryF

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful views, good service and food are all reasons to go to Escena Lounge and Grill.

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  18. CeliaM

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely to take out of town guests - dependable on all counts

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Took forever to get our meal. Won’t be back for a while.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter seemed distracted or annoyed and made no effort to excuse the very long wait for our food order to arrive.

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  21. EdRa

    Palm Springs

    296 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    296 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    With a friend… great food, views and wonderful visit…service slipped a bit this visit but that is highly unusual…many wonderful days and evenings spent here!!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I really love going to this place because of the atmosphere and the views are unparalleled. I’ve always found the food to be mediocre to good. Today it was terrible. I ordered barbecue ribs, and they were just so awful and so dry. It was as if they were cooked six days ago and overcooked at that. I hate posting bad reviews but this experience today was one that makes me not wish to go back.

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  23. JimI

    Palm Springs

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view. Very nice place. Just a bit understaffed but the food was excellent!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    First, the plusses. We like the facility's especially the outdoor patio, and the staff are very friendly. However, on a Thurs night for our dinner, they ran out of hamburger and chicken. Who runs out of hamburger? This is not the first time we.ve had less than stellar service also. Good people but not enough of them.

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  25. Excellent

    Orange County

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, atmosphere, and view. Great experience.

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  26. AlexanderP

    Palm Springs

    92 reviews

    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views of the mountains surrounding Palm Springs

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Management has improved dramatically, However service is still extremely slow..... I waited 40 minutes for a server to come to my table whom I actually had to call over, though he was very nice! Setting is AMAZING!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The hostess was very accommodating and top notch. Our server was very slow. The restaurant wasn’t that busy. Our food was sub par. Sourdough on sandwich was overly dry and the soup was luke warm at best. Waiter never came to check on the meal and when we finished we had to track down a bus girl to get our bill. We have been before and we will likely be back as Escena is usually better. Unfortunately on this visit we had brought friends from Canada for their first visit. They left less than impressed.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delivered cold and the service was average. The setting was very nice and I rate the overall dining experience as good not excellent. For breakfast or brunch there are better choices available here in the area. May try again, but not one of my top three choices. Never ending Mimosa’s were not very attentive. Atmosphere A+ but the rest Average.

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  30. CAROLR

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful scenic outdoor dining. And the food was great too

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  31. PalmSpringsDiner

    Palm Springs

    583 reviews

    5.0

    583 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view, modest but more than sufficient menu, good food, and pleasant service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my 3rd time eating at this restaurant. The food and ambiance is always so nice! Everyone is very friendly as well especially the host! Always greets us with a smile. I don’t know his name though. We ordered the breakfast sandwich and the club sandwich and both delish!

    1 person found this helpful

  33. jeffm

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and service was excellent really enjoyed the view as well. It was a wonderful evening and our waiter was amazing.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. RebeccaS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a bit windy on the patio so we moved inside. We were very happy with our food and service.

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  35. Lizzyfizzy

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Escena is a very pleasant place to lunch, the surroundings are beautiful , and the food is very tasty. Good value for money.

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  36. FrankS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were "super busy" to quote one of them and consequently we had to ask three times to refill our water glasses. But staff was always friendly and courteous.

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  37. KrisS

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view of the mountains from the patio. Service was average. Had server come by to check on us I might have ordered another drink or dessert, which would have upped the check (and the tip), missed opportunity.

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  38. ChrisW

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Nowhere near as good as it used to be. It’s been a couple if years since my last visit and was pretty disappointed overall with this visit. Noisy and difficult to converse. Food was only so-so this time. Whoever’s in charge of cooking the vegetables needs more practice….the common complaint from everyone in my group were the vegetables were hard and difficult to cut let alone eat. Service was slow and forgetful. Likely not to return any time soon if at all after this visit.

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  39. LindaC

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone in my party had a different Salad. Every salad was outstanding. It was a birthday celebration; a little disappointed a complimentary desert wasn't offered.

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  40. NancyM

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another perfect lunch at the Escena Grill. We had a table on the covered patio with a stunning view of the snow-capped mountains and the gold course. Our server was very nice and our lunch was terrific. We had one spicy chicken sandwich and two BBQ ribs. Of course, we added a bowl of the house chips. Best anywhere!

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FAQs

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

Escena Lounge & Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 1644 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 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Escena Lounge & Grill

1100 Clubhouse View Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Vista Chino, just east of Gene Autry
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–3:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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