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About La Brasserie Bistro and Bar

Dine with us and feel like you've been transported to the streets of Paris! The 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!

78477 Hwy 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Californian, European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Monday - Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour Monday - Saturday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wine & Dine Sunday's
1/2 price on all our bottles of wine and Happy Hour all night!

Cross Street:
Washington Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 771-4400

Website:
http://www.labrasserielaquinta.com/

Catering:
Please contact us for further details.

Parking Details:
Free Parking

Executive Chef:
Emmanuel Janin

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Deal of the Summer! Receive a $25 gift card when you spend $100 (excluding tip) to be used at your next visit. $25 gift card expires September 30, 2017.

La Brasserie Bistro and Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (39)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Good for a Date (27)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Romantic (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Authentic (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Worth the Drive (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Cozy (12)
Casual (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Fun (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 2 days ago

It was excellent. Joe, our waiter, was also excellent. Loved the ambiance. Plan on going back.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 4 days ago

Don't go if it's Valentines Day. Should have know better! Seated 20 min. late. Waited 20 more min. before asking for some bread and butter. Finally took order and thirty min. before first course arrived! All in all it took over 2 and a half hours for dinner.

The place has great outdoor seating and going on a week day night would probably work better. Take your own wine, ($20), corkage but much cheaper than wine prices there.

Will go back but most likely for lunch or mid week dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

A great and popular Valentine's meal! Special menu was offered, but we ordered ala carte. Food was excellent, I had the Sole and my husband had the Steak and Frites....also the delicious onion soup...very authentic! It was very crowded and service was slow, but quality of food maintained. I don't like the new policy of not seating reservations until the exact time of the reservation...we arrived a few minutes early...our table was vacant, but due to the crowd I guess they were staggering seatings. Wait space is limited, bar space is limited and it would seem better to just get people seated. The hostess acts like you are offending them by arriving early....less than 10 min! Maybe they are just making time for table "resets" but it should be done with more graciousness. No flower or Happy Valentine's Day as we left either. :(

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Unfortunately, the occasion was Valentine’s Day and the kitchen was overwhelmed. Our waiter tried but the food arrived 90 minutes into the meal. The lobster ravioli sat under the heat lamps so long that they were dry and crispy. I understand that these holidays are intense but I think it would be best to limit the invitations and retain the quality.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

This was Valentine’s Day. They promoted a special Valentine’s Day menu on they’re website. It featured a PRIME NEW YORK SIRLOIN. We got there and the $35 steak was now called “Bistro”. I told the server I wanted the steak on the website, she assured me that’s what I’d be getting so I ordered it

It was not. It was a hanger steak, the lied and I’ll never go back...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We were there for Valentine's dinner and it was delicious. Kelly was a great waitress.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful as always! We always celebrate our Anniversary at La Brasserie because it’s also Valentines Day it’s extra special. Packed for a reason amazing food. We always sit on the patio & appreciated the perfect table next to the Fountain. Thank you La Brasserie for always making our Anniversary celebration special

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was outstanding. Service extremely slow on Valentine's night. When questioned, server said "I'll bring it when they give it to me." She simply could not handle crowd.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tulsa)·Dined 4 days ago

The cuisine is consistently wonderful! This is by far our favorite restaurant in the valley.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day great food service never felt rushed

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·Dined 6 days ago

Dinner selections were excellent for all 3 menu choices. Each of us commented on flavor as well as presentation. Waiter was prompt and attentive and we were seated as scheduled.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent all around

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic dining experience. The petrale Sole was elegantly presented as were other entrees. Wonderful French wines

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our second visit in 2 weeks! Wonderful atmosphere. Great spot to bring special friends!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It’s the best French Restaurant in Coachella Valley. Especially the liver.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food is great- sorry you are now closed for lunch- Loved coming here for lunch especially on the patio

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The ambiance on the patio is nice; service was very good, and most of the food was excellent; the exceptions were that the calf’s liver was too salty and the deserts were disappointing—creme brulee texture was not smooth, the creme was very thin and the topping was burnt; the free desert for the birthday we were celebrating was also disappointing—the portifillo pastry was stale and had a refrigerator taste.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food marginal

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Always a fun experience! Sat on the patio, which is beautiful at night..
Mussels and pomme frittes, chicken jidori and fish was all wonderful!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent. But I didn’t like facing the parking lot lights. That was distracting. Needs a screen

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very dependable restaurant..We eat there often and have never been disappointed.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 2, 2018

OUr server Joe was just great. We are here 2 x per month. We just love it. I had the special sweetbreads. Wife had steak fritte. Great meals. Great ambience. Great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Server was a C-. Everything took to long and not the cooking I normally get there. They all need direct training by the owner. I will take a break for awhile.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Good food and service on a romantic terrace and for our anniversary, they brought us a dessert in honor of the occasion. Had a great evening there.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious food on a great patio. One of the best meals in the desert, authentic. Great chef.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This is our “Go To” restaurant in the Valley. We celebrate birthdays; anniversaries; friends returning for the season...the food; the out door patio everything is always lovely.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Quite possibly the best meal we have ever had! We enjoyed the sole with spinach and the sauce was to die for! Beet salad as well. Dessert, flourless chocolate cake. Wonderful dining experience.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This place is consistently great food and good service. New hostess is a vast improvement - very friendly/cheerful. Combination of regular menu and bar menu assures something for everyone, and the quality of food and preparation is superb. Our recent server Joe did a great job - over and above. Can't wait to go back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great ambiance in the outdoor patio. Service with DeeDee was terrific. She was knowledgeable, at tentative without being intrusive, and engaged each of the four of us warmly. The food was prepared exquisitely and was also visually appealing. A wonderful French themed restaurant!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. The service is good and the people are very friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Enjoy this small French restaurant. Foie Gras is excellent and service delightful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We were disappointed this visit. We have always enjoyed the liver, however this time it came with a very salty gravy. Unfortunately we had recommended it to our friends and they were not happy either.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great experience as usual. We had a nice table on the patio. Food was very tasty. I had grilled veal with butternut squash ravioli. My veal was a little tough (probably a bit overcooked), but the flavors were excellent. Our server was great. Not obtrusive, but we never felt ignored.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Usually excellent service but last night had to wait a long time for salad and then quite a while for entree, which is unusual. Eat here fairly often and it's never taken so long to get our food. They were very busy so they may have gotten behind in the kitchen, or maybe someone didn't show up for work. Once we got our food, it was very good as always.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Always a wonderful time & food is excellent. Super patio dinning & charming French bistro experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food took way too long to get

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We love this restaurant. It’s our favorite for special occasions and every day.

Tags: Tapas, Seasonal, Fun, People Watching, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My friend and I had a lovely meal with excellent service. We had wanted to sit outside but were just as happy inside.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service is great, waiter very knowledgeable, food is tasty. We love coming for happy hour . Never rushed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Service was slower than usual. Meal was delicious as usual

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