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About Le Vallauris

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.

385 West Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Le Vallauris has a policy that requires a credit card for reservations of 6 persons or more.. A $25 charge per person will be levied for same day cancellations .

Cross Street:
Palm Canyon Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 325-5059

Website:
http://www.levallauris.com/

Entertainment:
Le Vallauris has a pianist in the bar.

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.

Parking Details:
Le Vallauris offers Complimentary Valet Parking strictly on a tipping basis. For private parties hosts may choose to tip the valet exclusively so guest do not feel obliged to tip.

Executive Chef:
Jean Paul Lair

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Le Vallauris can arrange for private events according to the wishes of the clients. We like to be known to be a "one stop shop!"

Le Vallauris Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (93)
Special Occasion (91)
Romantic (82)
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Fit for Foodies (67)
Good for Anniversaries (65)
Notable Wine List (62)
Good for a Date (59)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Creative Cuisine (47)
Quiet Conversation (44)
Worth the Drive (39)
Authentic (39)
Cozy (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
People Watching (25)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Business Meals (18)
Fun (16)
Live Music (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Scenic View (10)
Casual (8)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Organic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

Some of the negative reviews caused us to wait a long time before we tried Le Vallauris. That was a mistake. We dined there Feb 16 for dinner and were delighted. The warm ambiance, superb service and wonderfully presented food made for a great night. In my opinion this was our finest dinning experience in the Valley.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

While the ambiance and service lived up to the many years of our experience of special events here the food was seriously below par. Our chief complaint was my wife’s Chilean Sea Bass. Actually the worst Chilean Sea Bass either of us ever tasted.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

This was a very busy evening with the Art Fair and Modernism Week .
The staff always handles the crowds and the stress very well.
Always a beautiful experience , wonderful food and a good wine list.
We do this every year.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

this is One of my favorite restaurants in Palm Springs. Very nice staff. The food is very good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s pre-fixe dinner was a lovely night out. Food is outstanding and prepared beautifully. We are from Chicago, so we do have slightly higher expectations for a Service in a meal with a $94 price tag. We were not disappointed, per se, but some things fell short. At a restaurant of this quality, we are used to their laying our napkins on our laps, after asking if we preferred a black or white one. I was wearing black velvet pants, so given a choice, I would have opted for black. I ended up with white fuzzies. Charger plates were removed before we even ordered. The bread was unceremoniously dropped on the table without a comment of “warm French bread.” Service was a bit frenetic, but to be fair, it was Valentine’s and the place was packed. Proper dress is not a thing, a gent was seated in cargo shorts and dirty gym shoes. Sheesh! Typically, a meal starts at a place of this caliber with an amuse bouche and includes a palate cleanser between courses, and maybe a chocolate truffle with the bill. All those potential special touches, to raise the bar were, missing. There was an excellent combo playing music in the bar. It contributed nice background. The patio area looked dreamy, with trees lit by strings of lights. As to the food—which IS why we came, it was delicious. Ahi tuna tartare and lobster cocktails were superb, with lots of tuna and lobster. Rack of lamb was cooked to perfection and the veal filet with truffle ravioli was truly wonderful and cooked just right. Little slices of truffle were a tasty surprise. Creme brûlée was crunchy and creamy, while the vanilla ice cream (delice) with berries was a bit of a disappointment. The ice cream is not made there and was not anything special. We were disappointed to learn this after eating it. They had a “special composition plate” as a dessert item. Prior to ordering, we asked what it was. The waiter “had come late” and did not know. We suggested he ask. All in all great food that fell a bit short for service.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Creative menu option, superb service, romantic atmosphere, tree covered patio and outdoor dining option.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Most romantic place my wife has ever been to including nyc,Italy,Paris etc
Awesome

Tags: Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything we had hoped for. From the greeting to the excellent service to outstanding food made for a very pleasurable dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

It never disappoints! The wait staff is impeccable and the food excellent. It’s very romantic on the twinkle lighted patio but there were plenty of big all girlfriend or guy buddy tables. The history/their story is pretty cool and they take the time to tell you if you want. There’s music too which is a great backdrop. It’s an annual favorite!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulously reliable for a marvelous experience!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Exquisite!! This was beautiful and delicious and a true old world treasure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food generally is dynamite, but not peak performance this time. However, excellent service and lovely patio made it still worth the visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Enjoyable setting. Dated food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Special Place for a Special Occasion. Great Food and Great Service. One of the best in the Valley.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

As good as ever

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

A memorable meal in a memorable location. A classic dining experience. Some throw-back dishes and some new perspectives. Service is crisp and hospitable. Beautiful outdoor garden.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

FABULOUS . WE WENT FOR LUNCH ON A SATURDAY. THE PATIO GARDEN IS SO LOVELY! THE SERVICE IS IMPECCABLE! THE FOOD IS SUPERB!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The outside dining area at Le Vallauris is gorgeous. It's actually an walled area back yard of an old house, with several large ficus trees. Our server was personable, and efficient, while not over-bearing. The food was spectacular; beet gazpacho delicious, with a little bit of crunch. The cod dish with a green pepper and lemon butter sauce, was perfectly cooked, and accompanied by the most petits petits pois. The duck ravioli with pork belly equally wonderful. All this is expensive, of course, even by Palm Springs standards, but as a splurge it was worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Delightful and delicious

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This restaurant is a must go to for anyone visiting Palm Springs ! The owners and staff are so professional and understand the true meaning of hospitality ! Each of us loved each of our courses !

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our best dinner in Palm Springs. A classic restaurant and the patio is tree canopied and lovely. We had the dégustation menu and it was incredible. Will return next time we are in PS.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Had not been here for some time. Still the same ambiance, great food and service. Eating on the patio is a delight don't know why we stayed away so long. Definitely on the recommend to friends list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was not quite what we would have expected for an iconic restaurant like Le Vallauris. I was disappointed that the Fanny Bay oysters were very uneven in size (some way too large) and were void of any “liquor.” Whoever shucked them apparently let all that goodness drain away. And the crispy duck, although wonderfully flavored, was unevenly cooked - some parts perfect, but others overdone. All that aside, I’m willing to forgive a couple of lapses from the kitchen, as the service and ambiance were incomparable - truly outstanding - making the overall experience memorable. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Le Vallauris is always outstanding!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Outstanding! The patio area is lovely. The food and service are top notch!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A beautiful space,excellent & very attentive staff. Food was very good but priced on the high side.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always, Le Ballauris was super - both the food and the service. We have been coming back for almost 20 years (it will be exactly 20 years this June) and hopefully we'll be going back for at least that much. All the servers are super, but Jonathan gave us some extra: reecommendations for super restaurants in Las Vegas. We went two of them already and they were really excellent. Next month we are going to another of his recommendations.
We really love Le Vallauris and we feel that everybody there also loves us.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food is superb, mostly French. A little expensive, but worth it. The staff are attentive and make the diners feel special. Lunch or dinner are great, and the outdoor seating is lovely and shaded with trees.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Key West)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The BEST in Palm Springs. There are no bad choices anywhere to be found on this amazing menu, however the Degustation Menu is the best value for an incredible dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A lovely room, wonderful staff, and the food was well prepared. Certainly one of the best fine dining experiences in Palm Springs. Strong, if somewhat dated wine lists. I really appreciated the visit from the manager to check that all was satisfactory

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food and enjoyed the patio.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

What a great place for dinner. The outside dining area is spectacular. Dinner starts with a handwritten menu with many choices. When I looked at the menu there were many dishes that I wanted to eat. This is unusual for me. I celebrated a special occasion with a special person. This is the place.The wine was delicious and we were pleasantly bombarded by servers to make sure our evening was perfect.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Having lived in Palm Springs for a number of years, my wife and I prefer Le Vallauris above all other fine restaurants throughout the Palm Springs area. It is truly fine dinning at its best!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

LeVallauris Sunday brunch @ $55 Prix fixe the best bargain in Palm Springs. Best food and atmosphere west of Nice and Cannes. Had the moules frites today and it was incredible. We also raved about the pork chop and the crab. Our all time favorite.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing food, service & in my opinion, the Desert’s finest restaurant!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Best meal of my life! It was a religious experience! Yummy...

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wow, just wow! I highly recommend the Vallauris. The food was great and the ambiance is outstanding but what made it more fun and memorable was the attention, service and the big smiles of the people serving you.
It all comes together to offer you a fabulous dinner. We went to celebrate our anniversaries and we will come back again next time we are in Palm Springs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

If you want the Best in Atmosphere, Food & Service . There is only 1, Le Vallauris!

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