Le Vallauris

4.9
3313 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.

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
What 3313 people are saying
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AnnH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time dining at Vallarius. The staff was very professional. The food was just like I imagined it- great!!!Definitely will be back.

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vipDavidS
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is the first time I felt the service was not top notch. Felt rushed and it was just irregular in comparison to the past, prob because of upcoming transition! Bit disappointed still!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special occasion just to eat there
Srvice, food, wines all impeccable

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CHERRY
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WAS TOO HOT AND WINDY FOR THE GARDEN, BUT INSIDE WAS NICE AND AIR-CONDITIONED. FLIES WERE A PROBLEM THOUGH. ALL DIVINE AND DELICIOUS AS USUAL.

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vipDianeN
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, excellent quality , it was a a little noisy because it was the last day before closing and the restaurant was completely full. I hope the Vallauris opens in the fall. No one does this kind of quality. Best French restaurant west of the Mississippi. Bon Appétit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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vipJamesS
Palm Springs
62 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, and service. The vichyssoise was the perfect starter course on a hot summer night, and the vanilla ice cream was an ideal final course. In between? A shared escargot course followed by the sautéed lobster. Let's hope not too much changes as the new owner uses the summer to renovate.

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vipSusanL
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was beautiful. Our dinner, wine and dessert were all amazing. This was our second time to have dinner at Le Vallauris. We will be back next time we visit Palm Springs.

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Mistercay
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Better than it has ever been on all accounts. A truly memorable crispy salmon tart appetizer. One minor flaw- a restaurant of this caliber should be offering an amuse bouche to all guests even when not ordering menu degustation.

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vipHarveyL
Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great evening at Le Vallauris! Every aspect was perfect. The outdoor setting with beautiful lighting and a view of a mountain was just the right touch. Our dinner was awesome. Every dish was perfection. And the service could have been better. Our Server Guillaume was so nice and helpful. Also very attentive with a relaxed happy attitude. This is a very upscale restaurant that shows no pretense. Everyone was happy and friendly from the moment we walked in. I give it the highest recommendation possible.

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vipdfish
Las Vegas
140 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening and delicious meal, this is a must restaurant to visit you will not be disappointed.

DP
vipDianaP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner. The food, ambiance and service were all perfect.

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vipScott
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was pretty good,

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vipKatieP
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Val is always such a special place. Our servers were professional yet friendly snd eager to please. Just hoping néw owner doesn’t change anything but upgrades to the building, kitchen, etc.

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vipJillO
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

always a treat- amazing food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful dinner!!! Wonderful staff!!! Absolutely Superb!!!

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PaulZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly exceptional in every way! A must when in Palm Springs.

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TracyR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, incredible service, creative presentation, extensive wine list & even willing to accommodate a variety of diet restrictions with imagination. Rather than limited to a meal of pommes frites, my vegan spouse was offered a variety of options and his dish was beautifully prepared and also delicious. Dining here is always a special experience.

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AMM2
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From entry to departure ... everything is absolute perfection. Service, food, wine and ambience brings us back to Paris.

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vipDinner4One
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been hearing abut Le Vallauris for months and finally had dinner there. I heard it was the best restaurant in Palm Springs. And it is.

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BloodyReltney
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were both very surprised with our first bite of our dinner (lobster ravioli & salmon). Phenomenally good!!! This was a wonderful find.

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DukeL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! Very friendly staff and beautiful patio. Delish food!

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vipjmaurer
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and setting for dinner. My favorite restaurant in Palm Springs and beyond....

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vipMCGW
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great as always. We missed seeing Willie

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vipDawnK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio. Brunch includes unlimited champagne. Excellent food and presentation. Neighborhood gem!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food - would come back again.

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laqgal
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t care for their only 2 seatings available policy…and they only use open table. There must be a better way to get to our favorite restaurant ( and we consider the best)….but the reservation system was frustrating. Service, ambiance and the food were wonderful as normal!! Please give us some Latitude in our reservation times instead of 5:00 or 8:15!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! From the moment we walked thru the doors! Candace our waitress was wonderful ! The entire staff was exceptional! Food was outstanding!
Will be back !

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited to finally be back to our favorite spot in PS

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TeriL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you want a special venue with fabulous service, excellent food, this is the place to go. We went for a very special birthday and had a wonderful time. We were not rushed, we could take our time and enjoy every bit of our meal from appetizer cocktails main course dessert and coffee.

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vipDanPS
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You get what you pay for, and as one of Palm Springs most expensive restaurants, Le Vallauris earns that reputation. Service is impeccable, the menu, both food and wine, caters to the most discerning tastes. Their cooled patio dining creates the perfect ambiance. Top notch in every way.

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RichardH
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Le Vallauris always delivers - wonderful food and ambiance. I found the reservation policy confusing as I did not know they were now doing two seatings a night and the seating times were not what I wanted - too early and too late. I settled for 8pm and it worked out fine afterall.

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ScottD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants for the past 30 years and counting. Can't wait to go back next season!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience.

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GrahamK
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

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vipcolleen
San Diego
67 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Vallauris is now our new favorite in the valley. Everything was perfectly prepared and the service attentive without being overbearing. We’ll be back!

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dahlias
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, we were celebrating our anniversary there , all I’ve requested were done and the service and we’re superb!!!

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Le Vallauris is always a world class experience from beginning to end.

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vipGretchen
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there. Beautiful space with excellent food and attentive service. Food prices reasonable but their wine list is top heavy with expensive selections. I am not a wine connoisseur and would like to see a few more white wine varieties in the under $150 category.

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ArmandoA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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Le Vallauris is rated 4.9 stars by 3313 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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