La Brasserie Bistro and Bar

4.5
863 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Dine with us and feel like you've been transported to a bistro in the streets of Paris! Our fine dining, traditional mouth watering cuisine prepared by the award winning chef/owner Emmanuel Janin can be enjoyed in our comfortable dinning room or the spacious starlit/misted patio. Bon Appetit!

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Californian, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 771-4400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Emmanuel Janin
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Catering
Please contact us for further details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington Street
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Parking details
Free Parking
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Public transit
Yes
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
863 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
60%
Very Good
28%
Good
9%
Fair
2%
Poor
0%
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great meal as always. Perfectly paced, drinks well made, grilled octopus appetizer extra special.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

As others have pointed out, meat may or may not be cooked the way you like it. Steak for one person in our party was a tad over cooked. Ordered medium and most of the slices were medium-well. Best to order medium rare and then you can send it back for a little more cooking if needed. The medium rare order was perfect.

Portions were substantial. Our waiter, Joe, was excellent - AND had a sense of humor. We enjoyed dinner, wine, cocktails and dessert. Prices were okay for the service and food quality/quantity. Will look forward to returning.

Lovely and quiet - but it was a weeknight off-season. I can imagine it’s a different scene in season!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The service was excellent, and the food even better! Everything we had was delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Always enjoy!!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

We loved it. Excellent food. Wonderful menu. Excellent service. Lovely patio.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Why wasn’t this reservation eligible for points?

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Went for restaurant week to give it a try. Great food and service. Super experience. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great food and service. I would recommend it.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

very good food at reasonable prices with attentive service and a friendly atmosphere

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TH
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We got a great seat on the patio next to the fountain. We chose the restaurant Prix Fixed menu and enjoyed everything except the Mescal infused gelato.

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RR
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We love liver an the liver was excellent. Very tender and tasty, great sauce, excellent green beans

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TE
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Had a nice dinner here. We have dined here several times before. Food was generally good and well-prepared. Our server was ok, though he seemed a little preoccupied. I will note that we have always had excellent service in the past.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Part of Resturant Week Palm Springs. Special Steak menu and very delicious. Service superb as always.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We visited this bistro during Palm Springs Restaurant Week and tried the special menu for that event. It was delightful! The menu offered several nice options, the food was well prepared and the service was very good. A delightful evening.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Everything was great

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PW
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Amazing food and service!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Everything we ate was incredible! French Onion Soup with cave aged cheese was perfect. Humboldt fog beet salad with lemon truffle vinaigrette was outstanding! The sole with crispy onions, wine risotto and sautéed spinach was to-die-for! Prices are very reasonable for such quality French food.

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JH
4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Food and service were great, outdoor seating at sunset was beautiful!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

We love taking guests from out of town to La Brasserie. The food is always excellent, as is the service. Also love the option of building my own seafood tower.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Out of town guest. Very excellent meal. Wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great ambiance and fabulous food. Great secret place

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LP
5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We always have an excellent evening at La Brasserie, and this visit was no exception: great food, attentive service, plus a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

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n
4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

good selection food was good includiong appetizers, we had cocktails and then glass of wine with dinner asked waiter for recommendation--never heard of it and it wasn't expensive but it was fantastic. See if I can get it in Colorado
eat on the patio weather permitting, inside is to confining

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JA
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Good food, good service nice ambiance xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

There are much better values (quality and price) for the mussels entre. The onion soup however was unbeatable.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great food and great service from bartender and all servers.

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PB
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

La Brasserie Bistro is our favorite dinner and lunch spot in the Desert. The appetizers and entrees are all of gourmet quality and make for very special meals. We meet long-time friends here and are able to request a quiet table where we enjoy catching up with each other.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Came here as a single diner and left very pleased. I ate at a high top near the bar and had excellent attention from the bartender.

Perfect martini, Bibb lettuce salad steak tartare entree with pomme frites and a good glass of Cote’s du Rhône wine. I enjoyed every bit of the food and left with a smile on my face.

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S
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As always, a fabulous evening of lovely wine, great food, and excellent service.

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MA
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband and I come here to have the Werner Schnitzel. It is delicious. And of course we always start off with the dozen escargot. Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always special. Great menu. Friendly servers. Outside dining is an exceptional experience.

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FK
3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A pretty good place but a bit on the pricey side. Maybe I'm living in the past but a couple slices of liver and a gob of mashed potatoes shouldn't be $30. And $6.00 to split a plate for light eaters seems a bit much. First time I've seen that actually.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The only reason I gave the service a lower value was because I got the impression our server was new or at least inexperienced. He never told us the soup of the day nor the fish. Also, the tables for 2 are tight seating when the appetizers are served on long platters and the servers don't really know how to do a "proper" presentation but rather just drop it on the table wherever it can fit. My husband enjoyed his Rack of Lamb and I found the Veal Schnitzel excellent

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Poor service detracts from food. Menu has been downsized with some high quality signature dishes deleted. What remains are done well but ordinary, steaks, fish etc. little of French flavor remains, now more mass market appeal.

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RH
4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Staff is excellent, were able to sit outside on nice evening, not rushed to leave,
Excellent meal and evening

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OT
5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Delicious food. Pricey but excellent French cuisine and nice wines.

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PB
5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great outdoor eating. Good food and service. A great place for lunch and dinner. Bring your friends and family.

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MK
3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

prices expensive, service good not great, food average

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

One of the best meals we have had here. It had been a couple of years since we dined here. We will be back before this season is over. Fabulous meal!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Wonderful experience all the way around. Will definitely be back!

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