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Le Vallauris

4.7
4.7
3846 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Established in the heart of Palm Springs since 1973, Le Vallauris located at the foot of San Jacinto Mountains has been the highest rated restaurant in the Palm Springs Valley since its inception. Le Vallauris is owned and operated by the well known restaurateur Paul Bruggemans and Partner Omar Haddedou. The Historic Landmark was built in 1927 and was owned by the owners of the famous Desert Inn which was The hotel in the Valley. Many grand parties were held in the house for guests such as Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and many more. It was a favorite place for General Patton when he was based in Palm Springs to stage the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. Later on, when the restaurant was established it became a favorite place for Presidents and the Hollywood elite. The renowned Patio lined with Giant Fichus trees is THE place to dine. The Patio is cooled in the Summer and heated in the Winter.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Mediterranean, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:45 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–1:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 325-5059

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jean Paul Lair

  • Catering

    Le Vallauris has developed a famous reputation for outside caterings from 2 to 500 guests. The key to success is that Chef Jean Paul prepares all the food on site, no pre-cooked food is kept in hot boxes for a whole day! Le Vallauris has catered to parties as far as Laguna Beach at the coast. A professional service staff is used to give unobtrusive and friendly service. Weddings and Corporate events are their specialty. Comprehensive packages are available to accommodate budgets. Le Vallauris includes in its packages for up to 200 guests all the equipment needed except tables and chairs.

  • Private party facilities

    Le Vallauris has 2 inside dining rooms for private parties each one with a capacity for up to 50 persons. The Patio can also be used on a "buy out" basis for up to 150 persons and a tree shaded Gazebo is available for up to 100 guests. These facilities are able to use an array of "prix fixe" menus.

  • Private party contact

    Omar Haddedou: (760) 325-5059

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    Palm Canyon Road

  • Parking details

    Le Vallauris proposes Valet Parking operated by a third party.The suggested fee is $4 per car.

  • Entertainment

    Le Vallauris has a pianist in the bar.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,846 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Ambiance

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    Notable Wine List

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Romantic

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Ambiance

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Notable Wine List

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. TG

    TomG

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service. Every dish was prepared perfectly!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food absolutely was delicious. The ambiance was great. We came here with our friends few months ago. We had so much fun with great food & service. Again we came to Palmspring fir mini vacation we came back here because we had a great time. Service is excellent. Everything was great. We will back again. Btw beside food their soufflé to die for. I call it heaven come to earth. Thank you for your great food & service. Their server all were great. They were very patience, knowledgeable & nice. Thank you for great experience
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole dining experience was exceptional. The staff was friendly and accommodating, the environment was beautiful and the food was amazing. We especially enjoyed the scallops (appetizer) and lobster ravioli. The piano entertainment was great too. We highly recommend Le Vallauris and we will be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Birthday dinner in Palm Springs!
  5. LH

    LisaH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always beautiful and amazing. The service, food and ambiance is flawless. And, we are made to feel like family. Simply delightful!
  6. CE

    CEB1969

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service. Overpriced cocktails and corkage fee.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance, would definitely come back. Beet salad was under seasoned, that would be my only minor complaint.
  8. K

    Kathy

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in the Coachella Valley, outstanding food an ambiance!’
  9. SJ

    SenorJames

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was a special occasion and it would have been nice to sit in a more experienced server’s area. They were new and the service suffered.
  10. e

    emcampas

    Mexico City

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We celebrated a birthday and our waiter made note of it so made my friend feel special. Everything we had was delicious. I had the stuffed pear, looked too beautiful to eat, lobster salad, the sole was delicious...still eating it. Served 2 for lunch yesterday and I have another generous meal today. The grand mariner soufflé's was dreamy.
  11. S

    Swhitt392

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our new favorite restaurant! The food, and service was excellent. We will definitely come back during our next vacation.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and Raymond and Cruise took care of everything! The atmosphere, food, and service was just perfect!
  13. JN

    JimN

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place for a special dinner in Palm Springs. The outdoor dining area is perfect. The food was incredible . . . and the service was even better. All around, a Palm Springs gem.
  14. K

    Knotsayin

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Chef prepares artful & delicious American French food + professional & attentive service + pleasant live music + a beautiful garden patio = the standard at Le Vallauris!
  15. EN

    EvelynN

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    After visiting this restaurant for many years I felt like something was very different. The appetizers were very good but the entrées were lacking in taste such as the lamb chops and the Osso Buco. Not sure if I will return!

    Le VallaurisResponded on September 17, 2022Hello, this is Jean-Paul I am the executive chef for the last 27 years. I am not sure to understand. You are saying that the appetizers were very good, the rack of lamb and the lamb Osso Bucco are two very nice dishes. I don't think we deserve two stars for the quality of food we served you. I can accept the critics but being so hard on us seems unjustified. I and Le Vallauris team are very proud of our work, and we hope to see you again, have a wonderful weekend. Jean-Paul

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday experience! Amazing staff, and very attentive without being pushy.
  17. F

    Fabi0

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional as always!
  18. V

    Vasily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Can't wait to go back another time.
  19. G

    Gerry

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Have been Sunday Champagne Bruching at Le V for 22 years!!!!!!! We love it!!!!!!!! Best restaurant in Palm Springs even with new owners!!!!!!!! Gennaro DeVito and Merrill Meltz
  20. h

    healthyeatingisfun

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Brunch - always fantastic!!!! Never disappointing . One of our most favorite places here in Palm Springs. As full time residence we have tried many many places over the years. This one is a winner every single time
  21. AR

    AnaR

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service, great experience overall..
  22. JS

    JamesS

    Palm Springs

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Excellent food and service in a magical garden setting.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Steak was not cooked properly. Salad was very underdressed. Area surrounding our table looked sad lots of dead leaves.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch food and all of the staff was so nice and welcoming!
  25. LR

    LayneR

    Palm Springs

    112 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    The Scottish Salmon was good but both appetizers were bad. The bread very average. Our waitperson , Edgar, was terrific but the people who served the food were confused and their service was very substandard.
  26. k

    kathleenk

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our very favourite restaurant to come to when we are in Palm Springs.
  27. JM

    JenniferM

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Le Vallauris used to be our favorite restaurant…..not after our last visit. We used to always bring our out of town house guests to Le Vallauris …we will pick another restaurant. After a long wait, we had to ask if we had a waiter! The service was almost non existent! Our waiter was so inattentive that we were beginning to think we had become invisible! As we were paying our bill, the waiter actually admitted that he didn’t recognize us as regular patrons, which shouldn’t matter but we were regular patrons! What a disappointment…….
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Pushy servers and overpriced food not worth the prices. Disorganized staff and noisy dining room. Ownership change recently caused it to go downhill
  29. TT

    TedT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LeVallauris was absolutely fantastic!!! Delicious dinner and perfect service… I’ve had Raymond several times as a waiter… So professional and delightful! A perfect evening all around!!!
  30. SG

    SteveG

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent French Restaurant. Very nice service, ambiance and food.
  31. KG

    KevinG

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French cuisine restaurant. And a bonus for us was the ability of the server and Chef to deal with my wife's many challenging food allergies.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and ambience.
  33. J

    John

    Las Vegas

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding experience. The chef for 27 years visited us and was very friendly!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very classy French cuisine. Our waiter was superb and one of the managers suggested the gran manier suffle and it was great!
  35. JK

    JosephK

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enchanting venue, impeccable service, and excellent cuisine! This was our first dining experience at Le Vallauris and will certainly return soon. Already referred friends. Special occasion was two friends for 51 years celebrating our 69th birthdays. Fine cocktails, Russian caviar, French champagne, and superb courses. My only caution for first time diners is that during the summer Le Vallauris is on a limited menu and not the expansive one featured on the website. That makes TOTAL logical sense. Most fine dining venues CLOSE for the summer entirely. SOLUTION: Just call ahead and ask for daily menu and specials. If they fit your preferences, then you have found the most excellent venue to celebrate the most important occasions with your most important friend(s). VIVA LE VALLAURIS!
  36. J

    Jerry

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Lovely atmosphere. Totally enjoyed our dinner on the beautiful patio.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great anniversary dinner. Romantic spot
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience…ambiance was very nice. Celebrating our anniversary. Would definitely recommend!
  39. CF

    CarverF

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best soufflé anywhere in the known universe
  40. Y

    Yummy

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is very special. Wonderful food and service!!

Safety precautions

  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Le Vallauris is rated 4.7 stars by 3846 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Le Vallauris

385 West Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Palm Canyon Road

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:45 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–1:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Mediterranean, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Le Vallauris proposes Valet Parking operated by a third party.The suggested fee is $4 per car.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jean Paul Lair

  • Entertainment

    Le Vallauris has a pianist in the bar.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 325-5059

  • Catering

    Le Vallauris has developed a famous reputation for outside caterings from 2 to 500 guests. The key to success is that Chef Jean Paul prepares all the food on site, no pre-cooked food is kept in hot boxes for a whole day! Le Vallauris has catered to parties as far as Laguna Beach at the coast. A professional service staff is used to give unobtrusive and friendly service. Weddings and Corporate events are their specialty. Comprehensive packages are available to accommodate budgets. Le Vallauris includes in its packages for up to 200 guests all the equipment needed except tables and chairs.

  • Private party facilities

    Le Vallauris has 2 inside dining rooms for private parties each one with a capacity for up to 50 persons. The Patio can also be used on a "buy out" basis for up to 150 persons and a tree shaded Gazebo is available for up to 100 guests. These facilities are able to use an array of "prix fixe" menus.

  • Private party contact

    Omar Haddedou: (760) 325-5059

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