Le Vallauris

4.8
2437 reviews
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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.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!

CK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Palm Springs!!

DR
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is busy, but Raymond right there with champagne poured and the menu board in front of us. Today again a difficult choice, but there was my Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon (their own done on premises!), and Donald chose Lamb Chops...two EXCELLENT choices as if one could go wrong here. The Escargots Ravioli was the very best and most unique we have ever tasted.
TWO hours flew by topped off with Crème Brulee as is our usual. The staff were all extra smiles today as the restaurant will be closed until September 13th and they have a great holiday ahead!

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We both ordered the degustation menu at just under a hundred dollars each. The first couple of courses were fine but not exceptional. Both mains (fish and veal) were bland and unadventurous and instantly forgettable. The same with the desserts. Not a restaurant to recommend despite the hype and glowing reviews.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best👍🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅

l
San Francisco
103 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traditional continental cuisine in a beautiful patio setting and excellent service. Be prepared to spread open your wallet, specially if you like to imbibe.

V
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Palm Springs area. The most beautiful al fresco dining experience. Traditional french food served with Ca. flair. Had Blue Crab appetizer and Lobster Ravioli. Terrific wine list as well. Not cheap but a decent value.

CH
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service excellent, and very enjoyable atmosphere, and attention to detail.

BM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

On a hot night, sit inside due to gnats, but that was the only downside. Everything else was exquisite.
Service was extra helpful, especially on the wine selection, and we were made to feel very special. We will be back again.

PL
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

food and presentation very good, veal dish was a little too warm for me and the molten cake was not molten it was too dry but soufflé' was excellent

DF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time my wife and I spent our anniversary at Le Vallauris, an excellent choice, Environment, service and food is all top notch.

GH
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! I had the rack of lamb that was cooked and seasoned to perfection my husband had the filet which he said could be cut with a fork. Just excellent all around!

A
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First Class service from the minute you arrive till the time you leave.
Excellent food quality and service, all our dinners were perfectly cooked and
prepared with a top notch presentation.
beautiful touch of the owner visiting tables and making conversation, everyone serving had impeccable manners.
Just one suggestion, please offer Fever Tree Premium Indian tonic with your G & T's!!!

SH
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never had a bad experience at Le Vallauris.
It's our go too restaurant to entertain friends.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for my Mother’s 80th birthday celebration.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, ambience and service. Will definitely be back! Raymond was on point!

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Absolutely lovely environment inside and out. Professional service but mot stuffy.

U
Los Angeles
120 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic French with a Mediterranean twist. Impeccable service and a wine list for the ages.
Absolutely perfect!

M
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Vallauris belongs to a class of its own and excels on every level of what a truly great restaurant ought possesses - outstanding cuisine, first-class service, and a strikingly beautiful dining environment. Long-time restauranteur and owner, Paul Bruggeman, and Chef, Jean Paul Lair, offer a celebration of French and Mediterranean culinary delights like no other. A meal at Le Vallauris is simply unforgettable and the entire Le Vallauris team will make you feel right at home. If only other restaurants would work as hard as Le Vallauris at reaching for this degree of excellence.

KF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is one of our favorite restaurants; the food is delicious and they are very kind and courteous to your needs. The outdoor patio is beautiful. A must see to appreciate.

AC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful patio setting under ficus tree canopy @ the foot of the mountains. Perfect ending to our visit from Los Angeles. Excellent experience!

S
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Vaullaris is one of our favorite special occasion spots.
The food is always fantastic! They service always good but this time it was spectacular we has an exceptional person who waited on us we loved her.She is from Paris and was so amazing!
Thank you for a great evening!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful

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JT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we approached the patio we were pleasantly surprised by the brilliance of the place with its huge ficus trees illuminated beautifully, followed by top notch service. The food and the wine were absolutely superb. It really complimented a very special evening for my husband and me. Two thumbs up for sure!

OT
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner for my husbands birthday.
ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE!
Highly recommend.
Felt personal, classy and romantic :)

G
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in the mood for a more fancy experience that is not quite fussy, with very good food. This is the place.

KP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding opportunity for food and service like no where else!

U
Los Angeles
311 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely first class. The carrot curry chilled soup was so amazingly good. The blue crab cake with sauce was delicious and filling. The salmon was perfectly cooked, a generous portion and delicious.

RM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the perfect way to spend our wedding anniversary.
The patio was shady, cool and romantic. We got there at 6:30 on a 104 degree day—perfectly cool. The cocktail drinks were sexy. The service was top rate. We ordered the escargot (it’s a French restaurant for goodness sake) and the fixed menu. We had crab cakes, salmon, duck, soufflé and lava cake. Delicious! We’re coming back for sure!

PC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at La Vallauris was Amazing! The meal was delicious and the service is impeccable. Bruce the Sommelier & Steven the waiter are world class!

KP
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, good food and polished, attentive service are still found at Le Vallauris. A fine restaurant to celebrate special events, a bit pricey for less celebrative evenings out in Palm Springs.

EP
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for special occasions (we went during restaurant week otherwise it’s a bit pricey for us). Food and service were fabulous.

F
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here!

TH
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank ´s to willy and all the team
It was perfect

CM
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

By far the best restaurant we’ve experienced in Palm Springs. Best for special occasions and celebrations. Excellent menu, outstanding service. Absolutely a cut above any other PS establishments.

BB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is friendly and attentive. The setting is beautiful, the food (especially dessert!) was great. It was a charming, enjoyable evening from start to finish.

AF
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service from the front door and table and getting the car...

j
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

GT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Somewhat disappointed that the charger plate at my place was soiled. Nobody seemed to notice. Of course it was removed for service. Bar service is very slow. My meal was almost finished before the glass of wine I ordered arrived, and that was only after reminding the server.

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