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Le Vallauris

4.7
1703 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Mediterranean, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 325-5059
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jean Paul Lair
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Palm Canyon Road
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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.
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Entertainment
Le Vallauris has a pianist in the bar.
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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!"
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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

Private Dining

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.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Exceptional in every way. All our out of town friends we take here for a true Palm Springs experience. We had the Prix Fixe with Souffle’s and everything was prepared beautifully! Thank you

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous food. Loved the outdoor patio dining. Cannot wait to return. Delicious lamb rack.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent. I tried an Australian White Fish that was very tasty. My husband had the Hanger Steak with Peppercorn Sauce. He said it was so tender and the sauce was perfect. Appetizers were great, too! I totally will be back.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Unpleasant experience with seating I specifically requested patio seating and was told that I didn’t by the rudest maitre d ever..... he told me that’s what happens when you make a last minute reservation.. excuse me, but I made the reservation 4 weeks ahead. Food was wonderful and service by the wait staff great but either open table screwed up or the restaurant uses them as an excuse to seat whoever they want wherever they want. I won’t go back.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Well trained Staff, great French food ...my wife and I had the duck and veal ...made for a memorable dining experience! We definitely will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Outstanding outdoor patio, service and food with a welcomed traditional take on what a great restaurant experience can be. A must stop if you are in the Palm Springs area.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

What a perfect place to celebrate! Lunch on the patio is so special. We thoroughly enjoyed the mushroom soup, beet salad, salmon and branzino. All were excellent. The star of the afternoon were the Grand Marnier soufflés. Heavenly! We also love the peace and quiet on the patio...no TVs or loud music. How novel!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in Palm Springs for the quality and variety of the food and the ambiance. The staff are both knowledgeable and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Second opportunity I’ve had to dine here. Is one of my favorites and a much every time we travel to the desert.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always love Le Vallauris! The dining room and adjacent patio dining area are elegant and inviting. The service is top notch and the sommelier is knowledgeable and helpful. There is a prix fixe menu and daily chalkboard selections. You will not be disappointed with either the food or atmosphere at this gem in Palm Springs, CA.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

impeccable service, true french ambiance, a collection of staff made our dinner very special.
i was incredibly impressed by the quality of the service, the food, the pacing, the drinks, it
was sublime.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Our dinner was spectacular! Highly recommend!
Pictures - Lobster salad and Lemon dessert ❤️

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Birthday. But will be back for no occasion!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We are visiting Palm Springs and this sounded like a great place. We had the prix fixe dinners and they were delicious. Our waiter helped us choose appropriate wines and the atmosphere and food and service were all perfect.

Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

In Palm Springs for a conference. Excellent service and food. Great open air dining and wine list. Cool cocktails.

Well worth it

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I wanted to take my wife out for her birthday. Friends recommend Le Vallauris. This was one of those rare occasions when as soon as we walked into the restaurant I knew it would be special. The service was impeccable and traversed all levels of the staff. The recommendations by our waiter were spot on and the food was superb! Treat yourself and try this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a date night here recently and it didn’t disappoint. We sat at an outside table, which is the only way to go. The courtyard is enclosed, so it doesn’t get too cold or windy. The trees in the courtyard give the outdoor ambiance. There is little pretense in the chalkboard menus dropped on an easel in front of your table by the silver haired, well groomed waitstaff.

As for the food, we shared chicken pate and a Caesar salad. The salad was decent, but the pate was phenomenal. It’s a country style pate, so a little chunkier than a typical pate. My wife had the lobster, which she really enjoyed and was kind enough to share a bite or two with me. I had the veal filet, recommended by our waiter. It is not something I would typically order, but thought it was fantastic.

Finally, the crowd in the restaurant was a great mix of couples, families and groups of friends of all ages. Unless you are looking for a dark, romantic restaurant, I would recommend Le Vallairus for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This place is truly a gem. Nice and quaint. The menu is presented French style on an easel. EVERYTHING tastes amazing! A nice personal touch is that the owner of 44 years come around to each table of dinner guest to greet them and see how their dinner is going. I will definitely come back and would recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We headed straight to Le Vallauris after flying from Seattle to Burbank and then driving tonPalm Springs for a birthday party weekend. We have dined at Le Vallauris a number of times for both lunch and dinner and have always been pleased with the whole experience. We ordered the lunch special and was able to substitute the sea bass for the octopus entree and it was excellent. I had the soufflé for dessert which was truly the best I have ever had. The lunch special is a great value! Vallauris is our must go to restaurant every time we visit Palm Springs.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Even though we had asked for a patio table and we arrived 15 minutes early and were willing to wait, we were seated in an overflow room with 4 other couples. I wondered if it was because we had used Open Table. The patio is where all the ambiance is. Food, though, was outstanding and service very good.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The restaurant and food is outdated. The service was great but the food was just okay. I wouldn't eat here again for the price I paid.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We've thoroughly enjoy our many yearly visits to the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

La Vallauris is outstanding as usual. Food quality, service and ambience are best in Palm Springs. I’m always surprised by my wine tab which sneaks up on you.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great service, atmosphere and food was delicious. Outdoor dining area is beautifully lite. We are never disappointed with our dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Arguably the best dining experience in the Desert. Great ambience. Great food. Great service. But you must make sure to get patio seating

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Another amazing experience at La Vallaruis. Tradition rules. Impeccable service, amazing cuisine and wine. Will be back again soon

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent food service and atmosphere. Among the best in the Palm Springs area.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The cocktail excellent-a Negroni. Setting lovely
My fish was slightly over cooked and eggplant purée on bottom tasted bland/canned. I have mixed feelings.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

From start to finish this was an amazing dining experience. The patio was beautiful. The staff was professional and very attentive to our needs. The cocktails were well made and the wine list extensive and reasonable. The food was the high point of a truly outstanding dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

This restaurant is the quintessential date/special occasion place to dine. The ambience,the service, and the food the are always top notch! We always feel special when dining here!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Fabulous food in a spectacular setting.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Once again Le Vallauris nailed it! We were there (again) last Sunday for Easter Brunch. The charred beef filet was cooked to perfection. A nice bottle of Pinot complimented our brunch. As always the staff is amazing. A special shout out to James, one of the best servers in Palm Springs. You know you're at the right place when my date is handed her favorite wine before she even sits down. Five stars. Excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Absolutely a restaurant to return to regularly for excellent ambience, food and service. We went for Sunday brunch and it was full; yet you did not feel rushed and the wait staff were helpful, but not over solicitous. Steak tartare was freshly prepared and well seasoned. Puppy can come on the patio.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was the most enjoyable evening, food, service with Lane was the best!! 👍🏻👍🏻

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of the best in town!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have been to Le Vallauris several times and it never disappoints. Great food, great service in a beautiful setting.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very good environment for romantic dining. Unique menu but too expensive for their dishes
food is good , but no better than other Palm Springs "like" restaurants --e.g. Spencers, Mitches, and etc.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent service. Outstanding food. And so beautiful and comfortable on the terrace.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is special occasion ding at hit's very best in a gorgeous outdoor garden served by waiters in bow ties with beautiful chalkboard menus with french classics and luxury ingredients.

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