La Brasserie Bistro and Bar

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1047 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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About

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
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 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
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4.4based on all time ratings
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4.4
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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

BC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu..had the escargot,frogs legs,moules,French fries...and a great bottle of Sancerre at the special Monday rate of 50%!!
Great friendly service and lovely patio

H
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

May 2, 2019 they introduced their new menu for warm weather. It contains some Middle Eastern dishes that were just great. These chefs can do anything and they surprise all the time. The staff could not be more friendly. They take August off to go back to France so don't miss the new menu.

Chef Emanuel comes around to see how you like his food. The bar tender remembers my wife's cocktail. Jeff, our server, could not be more present yet you hardly notice. He is just there when you need him. This is a big city treat in a small town with the best of both worlds in one lovely place with outdoor dinning, if you prefer.

h
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely patio dining. Food and service are always cosset and always good. We done here often.

NG
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to this lovely restaurant many times. We always bring our visiting guests here for happy hour or an evening meal on the enclosed patio. The service is impeccable. All staff are prompt and attentive without being intrusive, so your evening just flows easily. The wine list is adequately diverse and single glass selections are varied and plentiful, as well as beer selections. This chef has a way with sauces!! The peppercorn sauce on my bistro steak was sublime. Be sure to get a side of the mushrooms!! Heaven! You really can’t go wrong with any of the entrees. Also, I have to be creative when ordering due to some restrictions like gluten free and very low carb. They always happily accommodate and offer suggestions. They will do lots of tweaking to make your meal personal and delicious. Locals and people who know the area consider this bistro a gem. It’s easily in my top 5 of all restaurants in the area for excellence and consistency- and we dine out a lot!

TS
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good, as always was over the top amazing.
We had a wonderful birthday celebration for my husband

TB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding and the service is attentive but not overbearing. Loved the Honey Brined pork chop and the fish dishes are all delicious.

M
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to our next visit

OT
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service and a great table. The PEI moules were excellent, very tiny and flavorful. The French bread is remarkable. This restaurant is becoming one of our favorites. It has not disappointed. Hope to return one more time before heading home at the end of April.

S
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Escargot was the best. Don't forget to dip their awesome bread once the snails are gone!

Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Beef Short Rib Ravioli to die for! Service was amazing! Vince was spot on with recommendations and attentiveness.

m
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Was one of many visits and was not what we had in the past.First course came out before our cocktails were finished and wine was not onthetable yet .Asked to slow tbe pace down and main came out 15min later and warm not hot
Never had the follow up question after meals came out as to quality so we started to eat.Told server later with no reaction at all
Very disappointing
Happy Hours only for us now

L
Palm Springs
47 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!
mussel pot and veal dishe superb,
portions great.
Caesar salad was delicious but was quite small for the high price.
Excellent service
Patio has quite the ambiance

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love their food, and their specials are outstanding

S
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Someone in this kitchen is overly enamored with truffle oil: from the Vichyssoise to the French fries, all you could taste was the overwhelming truffle oil. Service seemed to be comprised of constant patrols watching every bite. The white Cotes du Rhône was delicious and good value by the glass - otherwise, not very enjoyable...

D
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 diners, two ordered liver and onions (yummmy). Nice wine list with fairly price wines. The outdoor patio is very comfortable. The chef was very sociable and quite competent. We really enjoy the beet salad.

TU
Palm Springs
60 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love La Brasserie go the frequently. It NEVER disappoints

OM
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great - food, service and ambiance - never fails!

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the special- halibut- and it was excellent. My husband had steak and fries. Both very good. Our waiter, David I think, was attentive in the way a good waiter should be. He kept his eye on us, but did not disturb us . A delightful evening.

RW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always and their consistency is remarkable. It’s why we keep coming back whenever we are in the area.

WA
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great eating experience. Food outstanding. Service attentive. Very crowded last night. Had to wait about 15 minutes for our reservation, but worth i

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and we love the patio. Service was very good.
This is a pricey restaurant so be prepared for $$$$.

PS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere! Ate outside and had wonderful time. Great staff, food and wine! The wonderful smells coming from every plate that passed by us had our mouths watering!

MA
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Nice private patio. Our waiter looked after us very well.

i
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All is good at this restaurant. I like sitting outside because it is easier to chat with table guests. The acoustics on inside are terrible.

J
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food s fabulous...best restaurant. We always pick to go there because it is SO good - food, service et al

PB
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Brasserie Bistro has always been our favorite restaurant in the desert. The chef is super creative with a blend of fresh food and the team is always able to present the food very attractively. The wait staff does an excellent job of timing the delivery of each course - we are never rushed, nor does a course get cold while we finish a previous item.

NF
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Very good service and food

JD
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner on our first night on vacation. We sat outside on patio and even though it is located in a strip mall you felt very secluded and ambiance was very nice. We had the octopus and stuffed calamari which was dislish for an appetizer then I had the Char and my husband had the veil. Bother were excellent. Suggestion go on Sundsy all their bottles of wine are 1/2 price and their wine list is a little pricey makes it worth it.

BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service! First time dining on the patio and it was lovely. Wonderful way to dine!

d
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

great setting. food was good for the most part. dover sole was not great. take note of much higher pricing than last year. server was not attentive. new owner or just less for more $?

SK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

We arrived early and were graciously accommodated. We were seated outside which we requested. However, we were seated at a table in the corner by the bar window. We commented on the bothersome flies. Our waiter said that they were a problem but at no time did we see other patrons waving flies away. We were at a table with no circulation and felt we should have been moved. After all, we were one of the first to arrive. At one point, I covered my food with my napkin in between bites. I suggest fans if the flies continue to be a nuisance. I eat at La Brasserie often but it will be awhile til I return. The food and service were Excellent as usual but the flies were disgusting and ruined our fine dining.

LF
Manitoba
66 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As usual, we enjoyed our dinner. Beef Bourguignon, Wiener Schnitzel, Calf Liver and the Cod special were all excellent. Portions are huge, so we forgo appetizers but the ones we saw looked oh so tasty. Service was good and knowledgeable. We dined on the patio and found it much more pleasant than inside which is dark with tables placed very close together.
Thank you for an enjoyable dining experience.

DH
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting at the bar with the bartender, Salena. She knows her stuff and has a great personality!

MP
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We always enjoy our dinner @ La Brasserie food is very consistent and always great. We sat on the patio and our table was very small even though there was just two of us. Overall a great experience each time we go!

NL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated quickly by a very pleasant hostess at a table next to the patio wall which location I had requested when I made the reservation - and our server was Robert who knew his wines. He also knew details of the food and with his help we shared a delicious beet and goat cheese salad - I had the special of the evening (duck) and my husband enjoyed the Arctic Char. Robert suggested a French Rhone white for me and my husband enjoyed 2 different French reds. We were happy to quickly look over the dessert menu - and then, when we asked for affogatos instead of the menu choices, Robert knew what they were and had them prepared them for us. Wonderful evening. La Brasserie Bistro is a "Must Go" every trip we take to the desert - and this experience was no exception.

d
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Alaskan halibut special Friday night was to die for. Also the Pinot Gris from France was perfect with it. Another perfect meal at my favorite Bistro.

h
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining was great.

RM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio, which was lovely, quiet, and enjoyable. The food was excellent as was the service. A good choice for a leisurely an pleasant dinner.

JE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Very nice outdoor patio! Service is always good

JR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was slow. I have not experienced that previously. I did not realize that on Sunday evenings entrees and bottles of wine are half-price so the restaurant was busy. Our waiter was inattentive and not friendly. It took an unusual amount of time to get our drink orders and bread for the table. I will be back, but perhaps not on a Sunday evening. My previous experiences were very positive