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Le Vallauris

4.7
4.7
3751 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


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 3,751 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Ambiance

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    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. PJ

    PJMc

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to treat for brunch .... it is yummy and we always love it!
  2. JS

    JamesS

    Palm Springs

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delightful brunch. Due to the heat, we chose to eat indoors in the dining room, rather than on the patio. The service was excellent, as was the food. Looking forward to our next visit!
  3. GK

    GeneK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good French food and the most amazing soufle.
  4. G

    Gege

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful garden to eat dinner and celebrate a romantic dinner. Very knowledgeable staff.
  5. DR

    DRuss

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Scaled down menu on a white board. Waiter was not a good mood. Seemed to rush. Why, I don’t know no one else was in the restaurant. A sewer smell. Not appealing. Food overall adequate. Was excited to come to the restaurant but won’t be back. Disappointing experience. 🥲
  6. E

    Eiserbuddy

    New Mexico

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fabulous! Thank you to Marilyn and the entire staff for making a Birthday/Father’s Day celebration so memorable.
  7. GS

    GeorgeSmiley

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly as terrific as any top place in the South of France. It is a near perfect restaurant, with perfect food and perfect service and ambience. My ONLY quibble is this: the wine list is ridiculous, and the sommelier borders on the nasty/insulting side, and definitely not helpful. The wine list leans heavily toward very expensive, and often overpriced wines, with virtually no middle ground selection price-wise. Every restaurant should have a $75 Margaux, as well as a terrific selection of wines in that range---and virtually ALL top places are careful to provide that these days. We go back here often--it is terrific. Worth mentioning is their terrific outdoor air cooling system, which make it comfortable outside even in the hottest Palm Springs weather.
  8. j

    judi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fabulous, elegant experience; one that is difficult to find these days among the uncouth youth who think cutoffs and flip flops are getting dressed up.
  9. TH

    TrenaH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father's Day Brunch. Loved everything about our visit to treat dad an elegant brunch for four. Prix Fixe menu has a large array of choices for each category (Appetizer, Main Course, and Dessert) to satisfy any curiosity and taste. Every single item that came to the table was beautiful and delicious. Champagne was in our glasses at all times. Staff and service were on point and friendly. Patio was beautiful and felt intimate. We got there at 1pm and never felt like we were in sweltering heat at any point. Mind you it was only in the 90's, but for someone who lives on the coast, anything above 80 is hot. Highly recommend and definitely will be back to try other good looking items on the menu. Thanks for making it a special day for my daddy!
  10. KD

    KellyD

    Palm Springs

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful Father’s Day!
  11. TC

    TinaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The wife ordered the lamb medium rare more on the medium side, it came out very rare sent it back and still several pieces were still rare, she tried my duck and said it was dry she loves the surrounding but felt the quality has suffered as last time prior to COVID she loved the scallops and and the dessert but was let down this time and will be only going once this time
  12. F

    Fabulous

    Palm Springs

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salad with a fresh pear stuffed with Roquefort cheese on a bed of frisee lettuce was excellent. Although the menu mentioned endive as well, there were only 3 endive leaves used as a decoration, which was fine with me. Dover sole was the main, slightly overcooked but delicious. The cherry/chocolate combination, a new item on the menu, was superb. Service impeccable. The only negative aspect was the lack of valet parking.
  13. s

    stephanie

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must go to if you are in Palm Springs….terrific food and a beautiful patio for outdoor dining. I can’t wait to go back!
  14. DG

    DebraG

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeted with a warm welcome, taken to patio - given a choice of tables according to shade preference. Knowledgable and accommodating wait staff. Fine selections for multi course meal, wine selections. A special place to make an outing an occasion
  15. NA

    NAinGH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service with the utmost attention paid to every detail by the chef and the wait staff. I last came here several years ago (on a few other recent occasions they were closed for renovations) and service, ambience and quality and presentation of the food is still as great as ever.
  16. AW

    AmyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is traditional French fare, cooked impeccably. The service is friendly and responsive but not overbearing or ostentatious. We sat out on the patio under the trees which was lovely.
  17. RS

    RonS

    Palm Springs

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely dinner on the patio. Our server, Chad, was welcoming and friendly. Started with the escargot, which was a bubbling, buttery delight. The beef filet was perfection as was the halibut. The entire team that serviced our table was friendly and happy, leaving us with the impression that they enjoyed working at this restaurant. We will return!
  18. CF

    CarverF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You must try the Grand Marnier Souffle. It's even better than the ones in Paris.
  19. SH

    StephenH

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great ambience and service. Delightful evening.
  20. j

    juju

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place and terrific food!
  21. PK

    PaulK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As good as its reputation promised - great on all accounts.
  22. AC

    AlanC

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best in town!
  23. DA

    DAVIDB

    Palm Springs

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Change of management always seems to change things. The quality of the food was different. Service was good as usual.

    Le VallaurisResponded on June 14, 2022I am the manager and Chef I hope you come to see us again. My name is Jean-Paul Lair I have been the executive chef for the last 27 years and I am very proud of our work. I always had the freedom to do what I wanted in my kitchen. The change of ownership has been great we finely got a brand new kitchen. My team and I can work in perfect condition now. It will be a pleasure to cook for you on another occasion. Sincerely Jean-Paul

  24. t

    toddd

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was very good. Food always is the best quality and atmosphere is wonderful.
  25. FO

    FredO

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always old Palm Springs Standard of Sunday brunch. Glad to hear the restaurant intends to remain open this summer.
  26. U

    Unforgettable

    Los Angeles

    218 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful to see how vibrant and active the environment-It was packed and the service was a bit slow but it quickly resolved. Bruce is the consummate sommelier and the wait staff did a great job covering for each other. the food is always excellent but why are they offering Russian caviar when there are excellent California options.? We were ready to go to town on caviar but their decision to support Russian products is unfortunate. Talk about a 1st world problem but if we're going to spend money, it will be socially and globally responsibly.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  28. NJ

    NancyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was my parents' choice for their wedding anniversary. They told me that their meals -- caesar salad & duck for mom, escargot & branzino for dad, capped with a little champagne and creme brûlée - were delicious. Service was excellent, staff was very attentive, congratulated my parents, offered to make a seating accommodation for them since the night was very warm. My parents were quite happy with their evening at Le Vallauris.
  29. B

    Bebee

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love dining at Le Vallauris! One of our favorite dining places when in Palm Springs. Excellent food, service, and ambience.
  30. C

    Charmer

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Better than last February. The Maine lobster dish has been tweaked and is again delicious. Our favorite place for special occasions or for any time because the food is always so good, the staff pleasant and the atmosphere charming.
  31. JC

    JohnC

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    the food was great, better than ever. the service was sad. At this price with great food they missed the mark on service it was sloppy endnote as polished as it used to be. The atmosphere has lost it's magic. If the bill was not over 300 dollars Icuold have gotten over the service.
  32. JB

    JandB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite of ours. Old world style dining. You feel like you are in France. Setting is beautiful, food is great and the service the best.
  33. e

    enjoyeatingout

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite special occasion restaurants in Palm Springs. Every visit has been wonderful. Excellent staff and food.
  34. LV

    LendaV

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The waiter was not attentive to our needs. We had a bottle of champagne and some ice tea drinkers. No one came back for beverage services. Food presentation was great. Food had little flavor.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This my fifth decade enjoying Le Vallauris. It is always a special place even though I have eaten there so very many times.
  36. CH

    CarylH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was perfect. It was a wonderful birthday dinner for us
  37. H

    Helene

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, attentive servers, excellent food! I will come back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the waiter’s attention to detail is unrivaled. The BEST.
  39. L

    Lala

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    portions are small. prices are too high. the menu is uncomfortable
  40. JP

    JohnP

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Le Vallauris. So do all our friends who were with us. Especially impressed with the first class service we received. Thank you !

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 3751 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


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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