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Le Vallauris

4.7
4.7
4117 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 Coachella Valley since its inception. 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. The renowned patio, adorned with giant Ficus trees, is THE place to dine. The patio is cooled in the Summer and heated in the Winter.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Mediterranean, Continental

  • 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, Carte Blanche, 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, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,117 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for fine wines

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for fine wines

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. JM

    JoshM

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been there many times. Always outstanding. Professional service, incredible food and perfect setting. Not to be missed.
  2. AC

    AndyC

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    This was our third visit and first disappointment after two wonderful experiences. From $6 valet to park in open spots, to $16 for dessert berries (refunded) from what was mentioned as if it would be complimentary (“we like to do something for our guests who are having birthdays”, after we initially declined dessert), this was all very overpriced, even allowing for the gorgeous movie set type setting. In my previous visits, I had delicious chicken and lamb chop meals. My white fish on this visit was astonishingly bland. I’m guessing that I got 4 to 5 ounces of tender fish for the $41. But it wasn’t seasoned! No gourmet flavours in this meal! They might as well have used a canned cream of mushroom soup! I also received exactly one canned anchovy in my $19 Caesar salad, although they brought more when I pointed this out. I don’t know if the regular chef was off. But this wasn’t close to value for money and the food was remarkably ordinary. I don’t believe in one strike and you’re out. But I won’t be rushing back here on my next visit.

    Le VallaurisResponded 2 days agoHello Sir. This is Jean-Paul the executive chef for the last 28 years, I am very sorry to see your disappointment You should have ordered the Chicken or the lamb that you like previously. The white fish that we serve you is a standard dish here that we serve for a very long time, it is very much appreciated. The portion that we serve and the prices are never an issue with the clientele. You add dinner with us before, our price shouldn't be such a surprise. Have a nice day. Le Vallauris Team.

  3. SF

    StevenF

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a pleasure to eat at this restaurant we have never been disappointed and the new ownership is as good if not better than the fella who owned it for many years the food the service is always first rate the people are friendly nice and treat us well thanks
  4. DS

    DavidS

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lobster, great duck, great champagne and meh Grand Marnier soufflé.
  5. SB

    SteveB

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Incredible meal. I rank Le Vallauris as the best in Palm Springs. You will not find a better restaurant.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over the top excellence
  7. RB

    RobertB

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great time. The ambiance, food and service can’t be beat. Olivier, Nicholas and Cruz took great care of us. Can’t wait to return!
  8. CB

    ColleenB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with excellent food and service.
  9. KL

    KLYfoodie

    Seattle

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a birthday party at Le Valauris for 10. They were a dream to work with in planning the event. We had excellent service with incredible food. Very innovative in how the food was plated. Very enjoyable evening. Definitely one of my Palm Springs favs.
  10. JS

    JamesS

    Palm Springs

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and setting are superlative! Among the top five restaurants in the desert.
  11. GK

    GailK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and atmosphere and the food was amazing. We really appreciated the pacing of the courses, allowing time to enjoy the food as well as relax in between courses. No rush, no pressure; time to savor our food, enjoy conversation and admire the beautiful setting, Made for a perfect birthday celebration! Can't wait to go back in the evening when the trees on the patio are lit up.
  12. MM

    MichelleM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful from the moment you step out of your car! A culinary and social experience everyone should savour
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The portions of the food were very disappointing for the price we paid.

    Le VallaurisResponded on January 22, 2023Hello, my name is Jean-Paul I have been the executive chef for the last 28 years. I was surprised about the complaint you made. Can you tell me what you had for dinner? In general, we don't have any issues regarding the portions we serve. We hope to see you again Best regards Jean-Paul & Le Vallauris Team.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, as always! This is our number one stop for wonderful French cuisine when visiting the desert. Year after year, it’s never a disappointment.
  15. PD

    PapaDave

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect.
  16. MG

    MonaG

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly authentic French experience. Diverse menu, impeccable service and beautiful ambiance. The ambiance is so amazing under the tree canopy! Stuffed Pear Roquefort and grilled marinated quail with figs for apps. Mona enjoyed the salmon with a lovely sweet savory glaze, and I had the best Chilean sea bass of my life!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    We’ve been going to Le Vallauris for years and sadly Soho House has ruined this fine institution. Our martinis were undrinkable and our white wine was warm. This is because no employees are allowed to taste the drinks—including the bartender and the sommelier. That is ridiculous and just as stupid as a chef not being allowed to taste the food. Most of the employees who had been there for many years are no longer there and those that remain must be unhappy. The employees were a big part of what made Le Vallauris special. We miss you Willy!

    Le VallaurisResponded on January 22, 2023Hello, My name is jean-Paul I have been the Executive Chef for 28 years, like the Sommelier Bruce the bartender Carlos, Olivier, and many more we have been working for the Vallauris with Paul for decades. We have the same respect for the name Le Vallauris now as when the original Owner was here. Our dedication is still the same None of us have changed our way of working. I am sorry if your wine wasn't served at the proper temperature, Soho house has nothing to do with that. Le Vallauris Team

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining experience was amazing with my beautiful date! We loved the food & atmosphere! The waiter was informative & so nice. It is spendy but worth coming every so often. Everything was good!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the evening was spectacular!
  20. d

    dfish

    Las Vegas

    154 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice ambiance, escargot was delicious, Rack of Lamb & Roasted Duck with Cherry Sauce was also delicious.
  21. BW

    BobW

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing was excellent. Our servers were great.
  22. LD

    LDAY

    Portland

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! They did not disappoint! Amazing menu, so many choices! Excellent service! Highly reccomend!
  23. C

    Carole

    Boise

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live this restaurant! They did forget our coffee but we’re so apologetic that I forgave them immediately.
  24. p

    pumpkinmuffin

    Chicago

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have visited Palm Springs 3 times - we live in Chicago, where we have been spoiled by excellent restaurants. Several of the "fine dining" restaurants in PS charge high prices, but we have found the food and service to be lacking. That was certainly not the case a La Vallauris. The atmosphere was so cordial and welcoming from the moment we arrived, and the food was outstanding. Just a delightful evening.
  25. G

    Gelharmi

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time back after the renovation, we had an enjoyable night, a great server and the food was delicious. This is such a darling destination and we will be back.
  26. S

    Sunflower

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our Sunday brunch everything was perfect, they kept my champagne glass full.
  27. F

    Fine

    Phoenix

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb ! Everything was great. Always is great!!!
  28. PM

    PatrickM

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent team at Le Vallauris. MaryLene and Alex have an incredible staff. John Paul continues his legacy of exceptional cuisine. Raymond and his team were amazing as always.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great experience at Le Vallauris. The menu is fabulous and changes during the season. The service is fantastic and very friendly and professional.
  30. RO

    RiverOakRay

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Vallauris continues to be my favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. I took 3 out of town visitors there and they all loved it. The food is always excellent and the service is impeccable.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time for my date and it was a wonderful experience! Thanx
  32. k

    kathleeng

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening for our anniversary! We enjoyed every moment from walking in the door and also as we left. Highly recommend.
  33. l

    lv2dine

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very overpriced for the value, disappointed they did not have one French wine that was less than $200 a bottle. Been to many French restaurants that have a stock French wine that was wonderful. The wine list at this restaurant was ridiculously expensive. The description of the food on the menu very poorly described.
  34. SV

    SueVeade

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve enjoyed V often, but this was the first time inside, not on the amazing terrace under the trees. The weather was bad. Very intimate and quiet. Lovely vibe. Thank you!
  35. RP

    RenaeP

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this place! It will be on our list every time we visit Palm Springs. What a beautiful ambient setting, fantastic service and the most amazing food! Worth every dollar you will spend. The sommelier and the server were both a delight!! We will return. Sooner than later I hope.
  36. TO

    TonyO

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful for our 40th anniversary.
  37. G

    Giraffe

    Seattle

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of three recently had Sunday brunch at Le Vallauris. It was excellent. We were seated in the restaurant's lovely outside dining area. How nice to find a restaurant in Palm Springs that still has tablecloths, cloth napkins and silver flatware. The brunch menu is lovely. One member of our party was Vegan; not a problem. Our food was as delicious as it was beautifully plated and attentively served. Our experience: beautiful decor and atmosphere inside and outside, deliciously prepared and presented food, professional attentive waitstaff, quiet, expensive but not unreasonable. Highly recommended.
  38. RF

    RonaldF

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Vallauris is perfect in all aspects of the fine dining experience: food, service, and setting
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Should be 5 star
  40. TJ

    TroyJ

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server John was fantastic. He made our dinner extremely fun and John has a great personality. Thank You Troy Jackson

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 4117 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 49 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

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:45 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, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jean Paul Lair

  • Entertainment

    Le Vallauris has a pianist in the bar.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, 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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