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Le Vallauris, Palm Springs, CA
Le Vallauris, Palm Springs, CA
Le Vallauris, Palm Springs, CA
Le Vallauris, Palm Springs, CA
Le Vallauris, Palm Springs, CA

Le Vallauris

4.7
4.7
4765 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Established in the heart of Palm Springs at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, Le Vallauris has been one of the highest rated restaurants in the Coachella Valley since its inception in 1973. The exquisite cuisine at Le Vallauris is prepared by Executive Chef, Jean-Paul Lair, who has graced the restaurant for over 25 years. The Historic Landmark was built in 1927 as a home for the Roberson family, who managed Palm Springs' first hotel, The Desert Inn. Many grand parties were held in the house for guests such as Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and many more. Later on, when the restaurant was established it became a favorite place for Presidents and the Hollywood elite, and local socialites.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Mediterranean, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 325-5059
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jean Paul Lair
  • 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
    S Cahuilla Rd. and N Museum Dr.
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,765 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for fine wines

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Romantic

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Good for special occasions

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for fine wines

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Romantic

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Good for special occasions

4,765 Reviews
  1. 1stgirl

    Minneapolis

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb experience with sublime food and served by professional and warm staff. It doesn’t get better than this for Sunday brunch. Lovely setting. And a bargain too! One of the very best places to go in Palm Springs and the entire area.

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  2. Smuggler

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing food and ambience…love this venue, especially for Sunday brunch!

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  3. PDGs

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is exceptional. Service is friendly and warm. Beautiful romantic atmosphere.

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  4. LousyRunner

    Vancouver

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Despite having been double charged for a grand marnier soufflé (which was “included” in monthly menu), a scrumptious feast enjoyed by husband and self Thank you Justin and the rest of the team.

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  5. shutterbugmom

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le Valauris is one of our favorite restaurants to go to when we come to the desert twice a year to celebrate our birthdays. The atmosphere in the courtyard under the trees is very special and the food is excellent. Our waiter was also very knowledgeable. We definitely recommend this place!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food.  chilean Seabass and Dover so we’re absolute amazing. Delicious lobster salad. Fantastic atmosphere.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty but overpriced for what you get. We were expecting a Michelin Star experience. It was more of a mid to high end dining experience. Service was really good however, server (Raymond), his helper, and the sommelier were exceptional. Ambience outside was nice.

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  8. GregW

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great dining experience. Our meal was excellent, enhanced by a very attentive service staff. Every detail of our evening was wonderful.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting and creative menu. Lobster bisque was delicious. Nice wine list

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  10. LeeM

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated promptly but waited 15 minutes before someone took our drink order and then waited another 20 minutes to get them. The meal was good, not special though. For the prices charged the food should be excellent. When we got the bill it was a portable card reader with the tip pre calculated. The tip was calculated on the whole dinner tab including tax and drinks. When paying the waiter simply said push the first tip option instead of letting us decide the tip amount. Not the way to handle it. It was a birthday celebration and we were pretty disappointed all around.

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  11. TerryG

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    When you spend over $600 on dinner, your expectations should be met. My $75 sole tasted “fishy” and the sauce wasn’t buttery and rich as usual. The wrong dinner was brought to our guest. We all waited about 10-15 minutes for her food to arrive, at which time our food was almost cold. I asked for a nice table weeks ago as it was a special celebration. We were squeezed into a corner by a wall and my chair and another guests chair were touching. Very uncomfortable. There was actually more going on. Let’s just say we were disappointed in what was once our favorite restaurant in the whole desert. Especially upsetting considering it was our children’s 30th anniversary and we were so looking forward to it.

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  12. OlivierR

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always , everything is perfect, Jean Paul the chef is at his best, wonderful ambiance, the nicest patio in Palm Springs, I invited a friend for a business diner and he loved the place !

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  13. CharlesA

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic food. Service was amazing. Very attentive. The best lobster ravioli I have ever had. Expensive, but really incredible meal. Will definitely go back.

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  14. stevee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overpriced for what we got. The food was not as good as we thought it would be. I ordered the $142 tasting menu, my wife ordered entrees. The waiter told us that the entire table would have to order the tasting menu. My wife complained to the maitre d and lo and behold we were able to order what e wanted. Very disappointed.

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  15. splks

    Palm Springs

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant! Every time we bring our guests here, they’re always impressed by the food and the great service and the beautiful patio. Last evening was no exception. I ordered the Icelandic cod and it was tender and the sauce was not overpowering. Of course we ordered the soufflé for dessert because you should always order it.

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  16. Linda

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a great restaurant for a special occasion. Courtyard seating is beautiful. Food is excellent although expensive. Our service was very good until after our main course. Had to wait awhile to be asked about dessert.

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  17. Rave

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    what a special evening! our first visit but not the last. the food was spectacular, the service was on point, and sitting outside under the lights felt very special. don’t miss the grand marnier soufflé!

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  18. ppelette

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a fabulous dinner.  the lamb was perfect. The Chilean Seabass was so fresh the dessert amazing best soufflé ever.

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  19. Zigzagg

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Know this will be expensive. Very expensive. We do the a la carte menu, the tasting is just too much food. It is worth it though. Old Palm Springs and a beautiful dining area.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner, ambience can’t be beat. Our waiter went above and beyond, can’t wait to return on our next visit. Always a place for date night when we are in town!

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  21. Matt

    New York City

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warmly recommended, we had a lovely dinner outdoors in a charming setting, opted for the tasting menu, all the food was excellent but with a bottle of wine and service we left with a hefty 500$+ dinner for two.. shame, that dinner would be half that price in most high end NYC settings..

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  22. jimpal

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super service and food as usual. Always a treat when in Palm Springs.

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  23. gr8foodie

    San Diego

    86 reviews

    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always top shelf. The Maitre d’ is always welcoming and looks like Richard Gere! Sabrina was wonderful in seating us at a table we requested. Chad was extremely pleasant and gracious and his assistant, Kiana (sp?) was equally lovely. This was our second time in a few weeks and each experience was wonderful. I personally love the beef cheeks and my husband loves the filet of beef.

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  24. PatrickB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional on every level .. Yes quite in that the survey should not take liberties with the graciousness of my being the consumer in demanding the amount of characters ..

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most beautiful restaurants, with the world class menu, not only in Palm Springs but in the country.

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  26. zaynazane

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    so romantic and elegant. The food and service is outstanding!

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  27. Lyssa

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Once upon a time this restaurant was so quaint and classy. But since Covid sadly it’s changed. Last night the waiters bumped into my patio chair 5 times during my dining expierence. They made the wrong drink for me which I returned, and the food was just nothing special.

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  28. Jeffer

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful spot to have a wonderful dinner. We did the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings. So so good! Highly recommend

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  29. DaleC

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good but not especially great or interesting. The drinks were a bit pedestrian and uninventive. Service was good and the outside patio is a fabulous space.

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  30. TBone

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Raymond our waiter was fabulous! We sat at P4 which is a great table outside!

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  31. cherylJ

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was perfect. Our server, Lane, was awesome. Definitely will come back again.

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  32. RobertS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely superb service from Edgar Martinez and Jandy. The food and atmosphere made for a wonderful evening. We had the Veal and Sea Bass and both were delicious. Highly recommend it for a lovely evening out.

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  33. PJTAIA

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le Vallauris was fabulous and always is! Service from all staff (Host, waiter, busser, bartender...) was great, attentive, and helpful. (bartender made a mistake and pu a twist in my martini, when I had requested olive... Before I even noticed the water said, "I'll take care of it", and he returned moments later with olives!) The outdoor setting was beautiful and, with the heaters, was very comfortable on this 60ish evening... We will be back!

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  34. LasVegasCouple

    Las Vegas

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service in an amazing outdoor area in an historic building. The patio has a canopy from the fichus trees. The martini was excellent followed by escargot that were delicious and a blue cheese stuffed pear not to be missed. The rack of lamb flavor was incredible. One of the best souffles we have ever tasted was the Grand Marnier-incredibly light, fluffy and melts in your mouth. Reservations recommended in advance-not to be missed in Palm Springs.

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  35. LauraO

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the 7 course meal. Some of the food was exceptional, but others were just ok. Our server did not explain allergens or provide food service. She did not know what was in items and was unable to answer questions. The buss staff were more attentive than she was. Overall nice ambiance but not impressed for how much we paid and would likely just order off the menu next time.

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  36. garyb

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think this is one of the best restaurants anywhere. Service is impeccable, ambiance beautiful, food outstanding. Dover sole is perfectly prepared. Crème brûlée is quite tasty.

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  37. RobertA

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There’s lovely outdoor seating here under half a dozen or more big trees & lights, which creates a unique atmosphere in Palm Springs (there is indoor dining, but I’d hesitate to dine there b/c it’s kind of depressing). But ignore the inside - apart from the nice old school bar for a cocktail or glass of bubbly - and get outside. Service is relaxed, but professional; waiters know the (extensive) menu & give helpful suggestions and the sommelier was bang on with his suggestions (not even the priciest bottle). Definitely among the top 5 restaurants in PS

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  38. DonM

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an OK meal there . I was disappointed in the beef cheeks and potatoe presentation. The escargot WAS WONDERFUL I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. The Bourdeau blended wine by the glass was excellent until about 2/3 of the way through the pour. There I found significant sediment that should have been apparent to our server as he had to have emptied the bottle in my glass !

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  39. MarioM

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great everything, staff very helpful when deciding on what to order.

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  40. David

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Beautiful. Best restaurant in Palm Springs. I promise you will not be disappointed. And no, I do not work for them or even know the owner.

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  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Le Vallauris is rated 4.7 stars by 4765 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


Booked 68 times today
Google Map for Le Vallauris

385 West Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S Cahuilla Rd. and N Museum Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Mediterranean, Californian
  • 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, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jean Paul Lair
  • Entertainment
    Le Vallauris has a pianist in the bar.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 325-5059
  • 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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