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For 2
7:00 PM
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Le Vallauris

1569 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (92)
  • Special Occasion (90)
  • Romantic (81)
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. Owned and operated by the well known restaurateur Paul Bruggemans who was also owner of the Famous Le St Germain restaurant in Hollywood. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Mediterranean, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Le Vallauris has a policy that requires a credit card for reservations of 6 persons or more.. A $25 charge per person will be levied for same day cancellations .
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Phone number
(760) 325-5059
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jean Paul Lair
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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.
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Cross street
Palm Canyon Road
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Parking details
Le Vallauris offers Complimentary Valet Parking strictly on a tipping basis. For private parties hosts may choose to tip the valet exclusively so guest do not feel obliged to tip.
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Le Vallauris has a pianist in the bar.
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Special events & promotions
Le Vallauris can arrange for private events according to the wishes of the clients. We like to be known to be a "one stop shop!"
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipOpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This was a very busy evening with the Art Fair and Modernism Week .
The staff always handles the crowds and the stress very well.
Always a beautiful experience , wonderful food and a good wine list.
We do this every year.

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

this is One of my favorite restaurants in Palm Springs. Very nice staff. The food is very good.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s pre-fixe dinner was a lovely night out. Food is outstanding and prepared beautifully. We are from Chicago, so we do have slightly higher expectations for a Service in a meal with a $94 price tag. We were not disappointed, per se, but some things fell short. At a restaurant of this quality, we are used to their laying our napkins on our laps, after asking if we preferred a black or white one. I was wearing black velvet pants, so given a choice, I would have opted for black. I ended up with white fuzzies. Charger plates were removed before we even ordered. The bread was unceremoniously dropped on the table without a comment of “warm French bread.” Service was a bit frenetic, but to be fair, it was Valentine’s and the place was packed. Proper dress is not a thing, a gent was seated in cargo shorts and dirty gym shoes. Sheesh! Typically, a meal starts at a place of this caliber with an amuse bouche and includes a palate cleanser between courses, and maybe a chocolate truffle with the bill. All those potential special touches, to raise the bar were, missing. There was an excellent combo playing music in the bar. It contributed nice background. The patio area looked dreamy, with trees lit by strings of lights. As to the food—which IS why we came, it was delicious. Ahi tuna tartare and lobster cocktails were superb, with lots of tuna and lobster. Rack of lamb was cooked to perfection and the veal filet with truffle ravioli was truly wonderful and cooked just right. Little slices of truffle were a tasty surprise. Creme brûlée was crunchy and creamy, while the vanilla ice cream (delice) with berries was a bit of a disappointment. The ice cream is not made there and was not anything special. We were disappointed to learn this after eating it. They had a “special composition plate” as a dessert item. Prior to ordering, we asked what it was. The waiter “had come late” and did not know. We suggested he ask. All in all great food that fell a bit short for service.

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great service

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Most romantic place my wife has ever been to including nyc,Italy,Paris etc

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Everything we had hoped for. From the greeting to the excellent service to outstanding food made for a very pleasurable dining experience.

vipDufnMacsPicks (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It never disappoints! The wait staff is impeccable and the food excellent. It’s very romantic on the twinkle lighted patio but there were plenty of big all girlfriend or guy buddy tables. The history/their story is pretty cool and they take the time to tell you if you want. There’s music too which is a great backdrop. It’s an annual favorite!

vipGrandpa (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fabulously reliable for a marvelous experience!

vipMarmae (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Exquisite!! This was beautiful and delicious and a true old world treasure.

vipmimi (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food generally is dynamite, but not peak performance this time. However, excellent service and lovely patio made it still worth the visit.