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Le Vallauris

4.7
4.7
3802 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

11:00 PM


Booked 19 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 3,802 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Best Ambiance

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. KS

    KirbySheltie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the first time we dined at Le Vallauris and it did not disappoint! Food was excellent; service was attentive and helpful and ambiance was quiet and very nice.
  2. CF

    CarverF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Grand Marnier souffle ever, even better than La Souffle in Paris
  3. R

    Rita

    Palm Springs

    156 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    156 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Chad, made our experience one to be remembered. The food selections were better than ever, and the chef visited our table to be sure all was well. Don't miss this gem.
  4. b

    bohand

    San Francisco

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience as always at Le Vallauris. The food was over the top. The vichyssoise was delightful and a perfect summer time treat. The other appetizer which was also a special was amazon with crab, tuna, mango a delicious sauces accompanying it. We had to have the tried and true lobster ravioli. We also tried the special Dover Sole. OMG over the top amazing. We also had great cocktails, great wine and a delicious Grand Mariner Souffle as a final treat. I wish I'd gotten the servers name is was magnificent. Lovely experience all the way around. Remains one of our top favorite restaurants not just in Palm Springs but period.
  5. K

    Kisuka

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Our server was great but the food sadly didn't live up to the photos. It was kind of bland and boring; especially for the price point, I was expecting better.
  6. LL

    LittleLem54

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful and the presentations are stunning. If you wanted to, you could eat with your eyes! Harriet
  7. B

    Benjamin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant was a short walk from my hotel. Beautiful grounds, discreet entrance. I was greeted upon entering, had reservation and was seated promptly. Menu offerings were excellent, service was excellent and my dinner was outstanding! Plan to return on my next trip to Palm Springs. Ben,
  8. BA

    BarbaraA

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So very glad that there is no longer a "summer recess" when I can't get this terrific food! Did Brunch last Sunday. Heavenly food, beautiful service, friendly staff. In short a perfect Sunday afternoon summer day.
  9. J

    Jerry

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting in their outdoor enclosed patio. Excellent service and delicious food. Will definitely return for another superb meal.
  10. S

    Sinee

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was so WONDERFUL!!!! The food was AMAZING!!! and the customer service was TERRIFIC!! A special thanks to our servers and to the General Manager you all deserve recognition for making the customers feel so special. We were visiting from Chino Hills and can’t wait to return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, cuisine and experience. Save room for dessert!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing dinner when traveling through Palm Springs. Excellent derives, old school atmosphere and amazing cuisine. Make sure to try the lobster ravioli you will not go wrong!
  13. MH

    MichaelH

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant with excellent service. Food is appropriately pricey. If we are in Palm Springs and they are open, we always go and are never disappointed.
  14. L

    maureenL

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual. Food was great. Staff excellent. Raymond as always was a charming host.
  15. J

    Joan

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved it - our first time and will definitely come back
  16. KK

    KarlK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best escargot and sole in the valley . Souffle is no better anywhere else.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time celebrating a birthday with friends.
  18. GL

    GinaL

    Palm Springs

    317 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    317 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I REALLY wanted to love this place! We went for Mother’s Day brunch and had a flawless meal. Then a few weeks later I took my daughter for dinner, which was a huge disappointment, but I didn’t review the visit and wrote it off to being an “off day.” Todays visit was the last chance motel. I asked the server about my first two choices of entrees, but each of them involved something I’m allergic to and no replacements were offered. I ended up ordering the Hangar steak, which was completely under seasoned and uninspired. It wasn’t even sliced on the bias, so the meat was extremely tough. I was in the middle of chewing when the manager (owner?) came by to ask how everything was, so I was unable to answer. After the meal it was obvious that I didn’t eat mine. While she was very nice, she told me if I wanted to order something else, she would replace it. I explained that due to allergy and other restrictions it had been my only option. We were charged for a meal I couldn’t eat, then dessert took FOREVER to get to us. It was as though we were completely abandoned at that point. This was definitely not a case of the third time being the charm.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the dinner outdoor ambience. It’s so romantic and nice for a date night. Impeccable service, delicious food. Steak and Lobster Ravolli is really good!
  20. EL

    EduardoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! The food and service was exquisite, and the atmosphere was also great! A hidden gem in Palm Springs! Highly recommend it!
  21. LR

    LisaR

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience- Amazing food and service- lovely environment!
  22. SP

    SandraP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going there for over 25yrs. Different owner but has the same high standards as always. Would love to have the white fish back on the menu!
  23. l

    luv2dine

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The restaurant was not busy, and it took too long for our food to arrive.
  24. SK

    SteveK

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The restaurant has been closed for months for remodeling after being sold to a new out-of-town owner. I was looking forward to see the updates and improvements. If the goal was to keep it the same, they succeeded. Not very many noticeable changes to the interior design. But we went to dine... I'm a vegetarian and I'm usually impressed and happy with either menu options or what the chef will offer to "whip up". Well, I struck out on both counts. There is a lovely baked goat cheese and beet salad on the menu that I ordered. There was a mushroom tart appetizer, but not a single vegetarian entre' option. None. So I asked the server if there was something the chef could make. He returned from the kitchen to advise the chef would make me a vegetable plate. Really? He/she could make fabulous $ 60 entrees but could not be any more creative for my admittedly special, albeit not unusual diet. And I can't believe this question has not been posed before, so he/she should have had some inkling that vegetarians might dine at the restaurant. So I did enjoy my beet salad, but that was it. I was entertaining friends visiting and they were uncomfortable that I was only eating a salad for dinner, it definitely was not the experience I was hoping to give them. The good news, our same group had an amazing evening with fabulous food and excellent service the night before at Melvyn's. That's a restaurant as a local that I HIGHLY recommend.
  25. PL

    PtownLover

    Palm Springs

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch was wonderful and although it is hot outside, the shady outdoor patio with the swamp coolers under the amazing ficus trees was lovely. You can sit inside if you prefer. It was not crowded at all.
  26. R

    Rita

    Palm Springs

    156 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Sunday champagne brunch. Every course was beautifully prepared, and the service was excellent. Not to be missed.
  27. B

    Bryan

    Los Angeles

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Celebrated a friend’s birthday in July. Glad they decided to stay open this summer, albeit with a limited menu. Everything was truly outstanding. I was looking forward to lobster with vanilla butter but had a citrus infused halibut dish instead that certainly did not disappoint. Rack of lamb and filet of beef also were excellent. Crab, mango and avocado appetizer was delicious and a meal in itself. Great wine selections too. Dined for the first time in the dining room indoors instead of the patio, and that was a wonderful experience also. Still the best Palm Springs has to offer. Looking forward to returning for the next special occasion.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, beautiful restaurant!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say just wow!!! Fellas if you want to impress your lady do yourself a favor and reserve a table at Le Vallauris. The ambience is perfect. The patio dining is the best! There's a piano player playing soft music in the background. The food is magic. The oysters, the beef filet, the mango avocado salad. I don't know the name of the chef but he was put on on this earth for a reason. It's been two days since I had dinner there and my mouth is still watering. Vive Le Vallauris!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I wanted to spend a nice quiet evening together and enjoy some delicious food while visiting Palm Springs. Le Vallauris has a wonderful environment for a romantic night out with a cozy feel and warm hospitality from the staff to make you feel special. The food was outstanding and the soufflé is a must! My only complaint was there was one guest who clearly drank too much and dropping F bombs that could be heard across the dining room. Hey, I enjoy letting my hair down too, and having fun, but the other dining guests don’t need to hear it. So my advice to this very rude and inconsiderate guest…go to AppleBees if you feel the need to be drunk, loud, and stupid rather than disturbing other guests seeking a quiet night out and putting staff in an uncomfortable position at Le Vallauris.
  31. WS

    WSKW

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, we enjoyed the dining experience and were a little disappointed that the menu was limited and not as noted on your website. You might think of putting a short note at the top of your website that the menu listed is not always available at the restaurant.
  32. SN

    StevenN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    New owner. Food was good but not wonderful. Service was excellent and ambience was wonderful.
  33. l

    liveforlunch

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    This is not the Le Vallauris that we have known and loved for years. $24 for a standard Manhattan, give me a break. Food was nice to look at, but unremarkable. Lamb chops were chewy rare, nearly raw. Sole was tasty, but over cooked. pea, avocado, asparagus salad, what is that about, was barely saved by wonderful lemon dressing. Goat cheese in puffed pastry was delicious, but presentation was weak. Wine list is really weak. Who wants to spend $300 for a French Burgundy? Our waiter was trying and everyone was super nice, but for what we have grown accustomed to this version of Le Vallauris under performed on all levels. The only thing that has not changed are the outrageous prices.
  34. F

    Fabulous

    Palm Springs

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The melon ball with burrata cheese and and prosciutto in a mint gelee appetizer was wonderful, especially on a hot night. The Dover sole in butter was perfectly cooked, but a little heavy on the butter. (I had to order a Petit Chablis to cut the butter taste somewhat.) The chocolate/cherry desert was fantastic. Really attentive service. Beautiful setting.
  35. GG

    GrubGuy

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went here on a recommendation of a friend. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Service was great and menu items to meet everyone’s pallet. The smoked salmon appetizer was a good start. Our table enjoyed New York steak with Freitas, rack of lamb and my favorite the lobster salad. All perfection and I would definitely revisit.
  36. MD

    MartyD

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful French experience without the French pretense. Great food like you’re in someone’s home. Highly recommend.
  37. JS

    JacobS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A classic that is still fantastic. The food was subtle and delicious, and the service attentive. This is one of my favorite restaurants and I'm so grateful it is still around. What a fantastic dinner!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here with my husband to celebrate our 41st… Food was outstanding, our waiter, Chad was awesome! Overall service just outstanding… What really sets this place apart though is their patio for us, the ambience was so delightful! My only complaint, price, it’s not the cheapest place to have a fine meal and enjoy Such ambiance ; just wish it wasn’t so darn pricey
  39. AL

    AlexL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service excellent. This is a very pretty restaurant. A real fine dining experience.
  40. RL

    RussellL

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The service was excellent but the food lacked flavor. This is a huge change from a fews years ago. Will not go back

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 3802 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 19 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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