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About Escena Lounge & Grill

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.

1100 Clubhouse View Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Continental, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
REGULAR HOURS THROUGH 4/14/17
Sun: 6:30am - 9:00pm (Brunch, happy hour, dinner)
Mon-Sat: 6:30am - 9:00pm (breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner)
Reservations are not taken for Sunday Brunch
Happy Hour 3p-6p daily (bar menu, drink specials)
Dog-friendly patio.
Small and large events welcome in private dining room/private event patio or any number of sections in the main dining room and patio.

Cross Street:
Vista Chino, just east of Gene Autry

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 992-0002

Website:
http://escenagrill.com/

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, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Escena Lounge & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
Scenic View (37)
Great for Lunch (30)
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Casual (26)
Great for Brunch (23)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Special Occasion (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
People Watching (7)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Romantic (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Authentic (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 14 hours ago

The ambience is exceptional. The food is consistently good, and the service is consistently poor.

Waiting 10 minutes to be acknowledged by the server is unacceptable. It was 15 minutes before we got our soft drinks, and we had to ask 3 times before getting a refill.

It’s sad that the servers aren’t properly trained.
They don’t seem to have a clue what they’re doing.
...and most them have been there for years!

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·Dined 4 days ago

This was my first experience at Escena. I'm local but had out of town relatives in tow. I booked Escena mainly for the view. But I was pleasantly surprised at the whole experience. Our waiter was efficient but not intrusive at all. In fact, one of the better waiters I've had in a long time. The food was good. Not a lot of choices on the dinner menu, but enough to satisfy any taste. The sun set during our meal and the patio heaters worked perfectly to chase off the chilly night. The view is outatanding. My guests commented several times how much they enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

This is simply the most beautiful place in Palm Springs to sit outside and have breakfast or lunch. The view is spectacular. About a year ago the food was actually good, but in the last three or four months it has taken a serious turn for the worse. The chefs salad looks like a package salad you would buy from the supermarket shelf and the kitchen simply cannot provide a medium rare burger, they cook them to death and the sliders are the absolute worst.The food has declined so much that I just don’t want to go back again.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Terrible. We arrived and waited a bit before anyone in the place acknowledged us. And even longer before what would be called a hostess arrived. Our server came and seemed rushed and very busy. He was polite, but not very helpful. We ordered a bottle of wine which was good. We ordered some oysters and a house salad to start. The oysters came out with couple wedges of lemons, but with no oyster fork or the offer of any other condiments. The tray was placed on the table and the server quickly whisked away to another table. The house salad was mediocre at best with a generic dressing. Unable to locate our server, I approached a bartender and requested some hot sauce which was promptly given. At this point, we decided that even with a pleasant atmosphere, the food so far at the prices being charged was not worth an attempt at an entree. We politely paid our bill, took our half bottle of wine and went elsewhere. I would suggest this golf course restaurant is more for a bite and a drink after 18 holes and not for a nice evening meal of any quality.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our server ignored us when we were the only table in the restaurant. He only came to our table twice, to take our first drink order and our food order. We were not asked if we wanted another drink - we had to walk up to the bar and order ourselves, twice. Our water was not refilled by our waiter, but the bartender did come and refill when we asked. The prime rib was medium when asked for rare and the other food was tasteless. The asparagus salad came without asparagus and when we brought it to the servers attention he did not apologize or take the food away, instead he brought out a plate of cold asparagus. We spent over $400 and our bill could have easily doubled if the server was attentive in any way. Finally, when we called to tell the manager she was defensive and unapologetic. So disappointed - this place is absolutely not worth the price. Do not go here.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We made a last minute decision to eat here on a recent trip to the area. Unfortunately we arrived on a night where there was a large party in the inside courtyard. We placed our order and were still waiting after 45 minutes for our meals. Just as we had decided to leave and just pay for our drinks our server came out and explained that the big party was taking more resources than they had avaibale at the time. Maybe next time they would let you know as you sit down? We would have been happy to have another glass of wine while we waited and would have understood - instead of letting your customers become irritated with the service.

We were happy when our food arrived. The salmon and braised ribs were awesome! They also had a very good wine list to choose from (including some from Oregon).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The service was horrible. There was barely anyone at the restaurant and it took over an hour to get a salad and soup for an appetizer. The food was ok, but not worth the long wait for it to arrive. Would not recommend.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had theatre tickets - this place is usually great for a fast burger and drink - three of us - we ordered two salads, one cup of soup, two sliders and one hamburger. It took nearly 45 minutes (and lots of asking and asking and asking) before ANY food showed up at our table. Won't be returning.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great steaks! All 5 of us ordered a medium rare steak and they were actually medium rare. Most places over cook them. They were delicious!

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Too expensive for salad and a
Piece of fish... best part was the dessert

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Golfers and golf-like people are the customers. The food was good, but not destination worthy. Especially in Palm Springs.

Seriously, you have to have really good coffee in Seattle, beer in Portland and food in Palm Springs and New York, right? Good, but not great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We played a Nine and Dine. The golf was Great and the food was also Great.
The service and scenery were also First Class.
If you haven’t played or dined here, do so ASAP.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Been there for lunch many, many times with clients and friends. Thought the service was extremely slow and especially after we were done and waited over 1/2 hour for the check. Disappointed that Escena felt they had to start charging for their chips / chipolte sauce although it was nominal. Had to ask for a second basket (there were 4 of us) Miss the chicken wraps which you have not had for quite some time. Didn't care for the smoked chicken salad (too bitter). Relatives liked the clubhouse (always good), hamburger, and caesar salad. As an owner of a local business that has brought a cruise line in (Holland) on my suggestion for a breakfast seminar in the side private room, I was disappointed. Sincerely, Donna Ratte, Owner / Cruise Holidays of Palm Springs

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

We took a friend there on February 7 for his birthday. We sat on the patio and the view of the golf course, water features and mountains in the background were very lovely. The food was very good and our waiter was very good. He even arranged for a birthday brownie to be served to our guest.

Great Job! We will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 7, 2018

This was a Tuesday night, and we were the only people in the dining room. A few more were outside. We didn't mind being the only table, however; it was sort of nice. The food was good except the cake, which was very dry. We didn't order a birthday cake, but we were charged for it anyway.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

If the weather is cooperating, it is an ideal spot to dine with a view.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent in every way!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food for my 6 friends was fine. My tuna melt was weak at best....where’s was the tuna? You pay for the great view. Service was marginal as usual.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I love coming to this place because it had a great view and the food is pretty good. They have accommodated our large party in the past and allowed for separate checks. I asked specifically before the meal if this was ok and was told it was. The waiter then proceeded to give me attitude, roll his eyes and mutter under his breath.

The food was good, but the service poor. I will think twice before coming again.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was delicious and priced right. The ambience was good. Our only complaint was our waiter had too many tables to serve properly. He was working extremely hard, but was just overworked.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great place to brunch during the week!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Enjoyed the view food and location! Great place for dinner or lunch

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I love this restaurant! You can relax; enjoy excellent food and chat with your dinner friends!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The view is incredibly beautiful, make sure to be seat outside you will speach less.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful setting for an excellent lunch.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 24, 2018

WE had a lovely lunch, and the views were spectacular!!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love the new menu items. Great ambiance, food, craft bar and service

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great outdoor lunch

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We went to this place for breakfast on my birthday for the views and they did not disappoint. Views are stunning. Food and service were good too, but the reason you go here is for the views.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Lathergic from the get go... hostess tooooo tired to walk me to the table to join guests. Waiter too busy watching basketball on bar tv to serve. Food uninspired. Thank goodness the scenery is outstanding

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Beautiful area and views. Great drinks and delicious foods. Their potato chips are awesome!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The scenic view of the golf course and the mountains is exquisite. The food and service is excellent. A terrific place to bring friends and family. The views are simply breathtaking and the dining experience is truly excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great view which did not disappoint as we ate outdoors. Quick service and good value for portion size. I had the half tuna sandwich which was over loaded with tuna. It kept falling out of the sand wich but was very tasty.
View of the mountains are beautiful and we have eaten here a number of times.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service is always amazing, plus the outdoor seating make it one of visits each time we are in the area - plus if you golf, it's all right there!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Service was EXCELLENT. We were never left feeling neglected. Food was good temperature and nice presentation. Portions were just right. Limited selection, but what is offered is good. We had the short ribs and the scallops entrees. A little pricey (prime rib was $30 plus $5 for sides) but everything else made up for the cost. The acoustics were GREAT! The room was full, yet we could still hear each other talk without having to shout. The fireplace gave a nice ambiance, and view was peaceful. Nice reflection pool!The chairs were very comfortable and table height was just right. Thanks.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The outdoor patio setting with the inventive architecture, water view, golf course beyond and the majestic looming mountains in the background make for a great setting. The food is equally as impressive. Great spot to take in the Palm Springs vibe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I have not been to this restaurant, a former favorite, in some time. This time, it was a bit of a disappointment Indifferent and negligent greeting, a table not cleaned, food not at same level as in the past. Disappointing.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Good food great view also good for business lunches

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Have been there twice within a week. Lunch menu was very tasty. Happy Hour crab cakes are the best in the valley. Did not feel rushed .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Have been to Escena about five times now and have never been disappointed. When things are crazy in downtown Palm Springs or in Palm Desert, there is no place better than Escena. And even if/when things are NOT crazy there, we still go to Escena. I always bring newbies to PS to Escena because it is a hidden jewel. Keep up the good work. Just had their ribs on Friday and was so pleased, I will have them again...............

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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