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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

4.4
4.4
1599 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 17 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 Tue–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 1,599 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for brunch

1,599 Reviews
  1. ChrisW

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  2. LindaC

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  3. 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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  4. Minnesota

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great view and beautiful patio- food was good and servers pleasant. Other server delivered food and seemed very rushed. Noise level was high =probably due to Presidents day and Military Jets flying out.

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  5. JoshuaC

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant should be closed - the service was the worst I have ever experienced in the desert. They need an entire new staff or close their doors. Food was cold - service took an hour for four people - there were very few people on the patio. When asked for hot food replacement the food came back re-fried and touch. Horrible - I will never visit this restaurant again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Manager currently! 🙌 So, pleasantly Happy...

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  7. JamesM

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for lunch or brunch. Fantastic view, laid back vibe. Friendly. Simple menu, but good.

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  8. JoCa

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love brunch here.  The food and service are great. And the view is unbeatable!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Burger was very good and salmon nicely cooked. But no one told the server we’d been seated so we waited 20 minutes to place an order. Then the burger showed up without cheese and we had to ask the maitre d’ to find our second beer. They comped the beer and brought some cheese to add to the burger which was very nice, but the process wasn’t quick or smooth. Patio is nice. Would go back with fingers crossed. I’m an optimist!

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  10. RitaK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything but wanted a magnificent sunset, that I realize isn’t controlled by the restaurant. ;))

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good view good atmosphere . We received a best welcome and service. Sunshine and fabulous golf course, we’ll back again!

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  12. Alex

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I will never come back . The service was nonexistent. We waited 45 minutes and when our order finally came it was wrong. The couple next to us waited an hour and a half, finally gave up and left. Terrible, in my opinion very poor restaurant management.

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  13. jasonc

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    If they want to succeed, they’re going to have to train they’re waiting staff a lot better. It felt like this guy was clearly unexperienced and it really showed after spending a 3 hour dining experience. That was probably the worst I’ve ever had.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a special menu for Valentines. There were at least 30 tables seated and 1 server, 1 runner and 1 busboy. 4 tables were seated and left prior to being served due to not having orders taken. Some Menu items that they offered were already sold out and our reservation was at 4:45 and the dinner menu started at 5:00 (go figure). Server was not made aware of this until we asked where the item(s) were that we ordered. Feel bad for the server and his team. Total lack of preparation for a special occasion meal.

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  15. HerbF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was awful, need more people to work, I saw three tables walk out because of no service, it’s really sad because the food is excellent ambiance is great, service non existent. I will not be back, and will relay the message to everyone I know!!!!

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  16. AntonetteK

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, great food, server was great, short staff made it challenging, another couple left, unattended. Hostess or manager should have helped or noticed that guest left

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  17. PalmSpringsDiner

    Palm Springs

    579 reviews

    5.0

    579 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Splendid view, lovely facility, very reasonable prices, casual ambience, high quality food, and on Valentines Day, the staff did a great job with a “full house” of diners. Live music is often offered during the week (a spectacular guitarist has Ben there the last few Tuesdays we’ve dined)

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  18. julies1949

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We usually love this place. Today was not a stellar experience. The waiter took our order, brought our entrees, then we never saw him again. He never returned to check on us. I had to flag down another waiter to ask for the menus to order two desserts we wanted to take home. To be fair, he did seem to be helping the other waiters a lot, either fielding questions or giving them directions. We both ordered omelettes that we had eaten previously Both of them were overdone, with the eggs being tough and dry. We will give them another try and hope that this visit was only an aberration.

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  19. MyriamV

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely place, the food and drink options are great and you can’t miss the breathtaking view!

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  20. MITraveler

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth the drive wherever you are coming from. One of the best restaurant views in the Valley. Great food and service to go along with it. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by this place. Everyone is happy.

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  21. Rave

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely setting, terrific mountain and golf course views and breakfast was delicious. will definitely go back.

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  22. GaryF

    Greater Boston

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Place still needs work. Drinks took a while to get. Food was good a little over priced. Drinks should be stronger for the price. You should take lessons from John Henry’s.

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  23. Jeanne

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate there after a round of golf on the beautiful course. We got there just in time to watch the sunset over the mountains. Amazing. The staff was great & the food was delicious.

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  24. RalphA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and great food. At 17.00 each the martinis were a bit pricey.

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  25. AlexM

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Of 4 entrees 2 were cold upon arrival at table. Will not return.

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  26. JoCa

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is great.  Service prompt, but a little brusque.

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  27. MarcS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place to chill in Palm Springs, with a view toward the mountains that just lifts our hearts. The food is fresh and good quality, and the service is efficient and friendly.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Escena - great experience all the time. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  29. RussellF

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good value food and pleasant and efficient service. Reasonable choice but most importantly quality reasonable. Good atmosphere

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  30. J2luvPS

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the fried chicken dinner! They customized it to my liking with steamed rice and veggies. The fried chicken was crispy on the outside and moist inside. Prepared to perfection. Our server was amazing and very attentive. Ambience and view is amazing! A favourite place for brunch and dinner.

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  31. Junglered

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful every single visit! No other place like it in the desert! Don't miss this place!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome House Potato Chips, really good service and food.

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  33. RnAZ

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot to meet casually or for a business meeting or post-golf stop. Views are incredible and staff is on top of their game.

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  34. Legs

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For great mountain views with green golf course lawns to look at and GREAT FOOD, Escena is my favorite place in the Valley!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service, good food, fantastic view. Always a nice experience.

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  36. cameron

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service and food. Helpful and friendly staff.

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  37. ClarkA

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the view you have here. It keeps us coming back. Your greeter, gentleman is always so nice and accommodating. Really appreciate his kindness and friendliness.

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  38. James

    Palm Springs

    212 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At lunchtime, this place hops. The golfers, the people enjoying the BEST restaurant view in Palm Springs. Breakfast is served until 3:00pm, the rest of the lunch menu is great. Do not skip the potato chips and dip. Signature for Escena at lunch. I had the garbanzo bean spread sandwich brimming with veggies, the salads are also great. Highly recommend and is a lunch "go to" with out of owners. Impress them with the view.

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  39. BOCReview

    Palm Springs

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice work on the remodel. Please punch up the menu offering next. Service continues to be strong and consistent

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  40. Kjcp

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greeter, waiter were amazing!!! Sweet and respectful! Only disappointed in the menu from 3 to 5 pm, Need to have more variety, there are more old people that go out for early dinner in the desert!

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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 4.4 stars by 1599 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 17 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 Tue–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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