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About Escena Lounge & Grill

The best view 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:
Sun: 6:30am - 6:00pm (Brunch, happy hour)
Mon: 6:30am - 6:00pm (Breakfast, Lunch, happy hour)
Tues-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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
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Casual (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
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People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Business Meals (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Waterfront (2)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Since I've discovered this restaurant, everyone I've taken to Escena has thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are always friendly and their service well-timed, never obtrusive but attentive. When the weather and sunlight permits, the mountain vista views are wonderful and the plentiful outdoor seating is great. Not the most extensive of menus, there are always items sure to please. A neighborhood favorite that I know I'll repeat in the future.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I’ve visited Escena many times before but this was the first time I’ve visited them in the evening. The location is very convenient to home and the surrounding areas. Beautiful room with great servers and a view of the golf course. Watch for the road runners that are plentiful.
I enjoyed the dinner and the drinks. I appreciated the waiters recommendations for wine and explaining portion sizes. My mother in law really loves Escena and I highly recommend it for breaks, lunch and dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

On the limited menu two items were not available at 6:50 pm. On a Saturday evening.

The food was not well plated, and the vegetable was overdone.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

You guys didn’t give me the point on open table even I had reservations for over 30 people. Hope that can be fix You guys didn’t give me the point on open table even I had reservations for over 30 people. Hope that can be fix .
Other then that everything ok except for over cooked dry hamburger .

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and ambience. If the weather is nice the sit outside. The mountain view is incredible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The nicest place to meet and enjoy wonderful food and great views.
Best place ever

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Healthy, Casual, Authentic, Hot Spot, Seasonal
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I made a reservation for a birthday dinner for 7 guests on Open Table several weeks ago for Tuesday, October 24th. I received a confirmation from Open Table. Later I had to revise the number of of the guests to 8 and received another confirmation. The day before the dinner I was sent a reminder. The night of the dinner we arrived at the restaurant and the place was closed. When I called Escena there was a message stating that they will not be open for dinner on Mondays and Tuesdays until October 28th. We had to scramble to find an alternative.

So, my question is how was it possible to make a dinner reservation at a restaurant that wouldn't be open? Needless to say, I was not pleased. Additionally, why didn't the restaurant check its Open Table reservations, note the problem and get in touch with me? They certainly had time. Very shoddy.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The only negative was the Mimiosa. The champagne was not good at all. The Champagne they use for the Sunday Brunch is better. The Bloody Mary was delicious. Eggs Benedict is th Best.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It’s a great place for lunch with the spectacular views and the food is good. But don’t make a reservation for later than 7:30 because they’ll tell you it eight or 815 that the kitchen is closing in five minutes and then at 9 o’clock they tell you that they’re locking up the facility and it’s time to go. So it was hard to sit and enjoy a couple of drinks before dinner and then having to rush to get out before we were locked in for the night

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Had a great birthday dinner with friends. Food and service were great. Relaxing atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We love eating here! The brunch is great- all you can drink champagne for 10 bucks

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was mediocre, rather tasteless. The service at best was lackluster.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

A very nice place to eat inside or outside with golf course views. I will become a local regular for both sunset dinners and happy hours with family and friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had dinner at Escena on the last evening of our vacation. The service, food and atmosphere was excellent! We look forward to our next visit. Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The ribs were great. The Caesar salad was terrible. Just lettuce and a little dressing.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great views of mountain and golf course
Nice place for lunch

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Very nice view of the mountains and the West Valley. The food is good, service has improved.
It's a nice place to have a lunch and watch the mountains and the airplanes nearby. I will be back.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great viewing of mountains and the golf course. The entire staff are very attentive. Its a wonderful place to host friends visiting Palm Springs for lunch.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We have dined there often and this was the first time that we chose to take some friends. Because we were with a group we chose not to speak up about the quality of our meal. We have gotten The vegetarian burger many times and it's always been excellent. However on Wednesday night it was terrible; very dry and crumbly and tasteless.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Excellent place. Well worth a visit. Food is fantastic but the location is spectacular. Incredible views and environment. A must Not miss place in Palm Springs

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This was our fifth time eating at Escena Grill and always enjoy our time there. The views are fantastic and the all round feeling is great. Will eat there many more times.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always good service and quality of food.
Views are amazing

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Perfect!!!

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

we loved it go often the view is sensational the food is good service was very good will be going back often

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great time … !

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 17, 2017

It's off-season currently but the staff and food were in full swing. Attentive staff was not overbearing, our water glasses were always full. The food was fresh and nicely presented. Great views.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Spectacular view of Mt. San Jacinto! Food was a solid 4 out of 5 stars. Wings were excellent. Filet was cooked to order. Highlight was our server Mike (Michael?) very attentive. Very polite. On top of his game!
Ted

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Our server, Mike, was very friendly and attentive throughout the dinner. Food was excellent. Wonderful vista view of golf course and the mountain range.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Had been to Escena numerous times for brunch, but never for dinner. It was a quiet evening in the restaurant with the sun setting behind the mountain...thoroughly enjoyed our cocktails, wine and meals!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

A bad start. We were served rolls that were stale. The butter had a refrigerator taste. The Caesar salad was a bit small for the price. Corkage charge was reasonable. Meatloaf was very good. Same for the blue cheese burger & fries. The chocolate-espresso desert was certainly not a tower (too small).
The 1st time we dined there, it was a wonderful experience. This time, NO.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 18, 2017

great, good as always. Friends always impressed the view service and ambiance!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 13, 2017

beautiful view of mountains, VERY courteous/attentive waiter.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The restaurant was empty at 7pm on a Saturday evening which allowed us to have a pleasant time laughing and at full attention by the wait staff. We came to celebrate my birthday, and I was overwhelmingly pleased by everything. The drinks were good, the food was delicious, the staff was very courteous. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Host was and always so very pleasant ! And good looking presentation.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

There for a late lunch on a very hot day so not super busy. The staff was very attentive and the food was very good. Lovely setting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Great experience thank you

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The best part about dining at Escena is it is always very good at everything.
Good food, good drinks, good service, good ambiance. It's a great place most most any occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Very good American comfort food in a country club like atmosphere overlooking the beautiful golf course. Friendly capable service. Cocktails poured generously.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We've enjoyed this restaurant on numerous occasions since we moved to the Coachella Valley in 2012. The views from the patios and inside tables near the windows have wonderful views of a golf course and the mountains. The ambiance is suitable for business lunches as well as get-togethers with friends. Food offerings are all very good. Service sometimes suffers, perhaps because the staff is responsible for so many customers; for example, it's often hard to find someone to re-fill our water glasses or coffee cups during busy times.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Got there before reservation and was seated right away . All good in our experience .

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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