Le Vallauris

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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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CarolynT
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch was delicious. Great variety of meal options. Eggs Benedict was done to perfection. Very pleasant atmosphere.
Would highly recommend.

MR
vipMortonR
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best restaurant in Palm Springs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great 5-Star restaurant with a very knowledgeable, considerate and caring staff. Outstanding menu selections, many unique to southern CA.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, one of the best in the world..

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vipBDMaustin
Austin
51 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not only our favorite restaurant in Palm Springs, but anywhere. It is expensive and a special occasion kind of place. We make it a point to dine here whenever we visit. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of the meal was wonderful. The patio is gorgeous and the wait staff is top of the line. The chef is as good as it gets.

MC
vipMCGW
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sublime as always, and Marcella was a fantastic server!

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JuliaL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch menu is terrific. Although a fixed price, including wine and champagne, they offer quite a few choices for each course. Desert was great. I am especially fond of floating islands which my grandmother used to make. I haven't found any other place that match hers. Services was outstanding.

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TLML
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was superb. Service first rate, correct and friendly. A pleasurable mid-day occasion.

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AdamM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We typically come here on special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays, or Valentine’s Day. It is truly an outstanding dining experience in almost every way. My wife always feels special when I take her here. Sitting in the courtyard under the ficus trees and lights is classically romantic. For food lovers, the menu is unique and diverse, you’re guaranteed to find something special, quite the food adventure, and I’ve never had a dish that isn’t delicious. The wait staff is very courteous, prompt, friendly, all the things you want. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a special night out.

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tcrondon
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine by glass very expensive but a great wine list

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vipjonothank
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely courtyard

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JamieH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Vallauris is probably the best 'fine dining' restaurant in Palm Springs. I actually like having lunch there more than dinner because during the day you can see the beauty of the patio. We got the 3 course lunch for $44.50 and it was worth every penny. The staff is lovely and they know that to dine there is a special treat, so you are treated very well. It is not cheap but then it wasn't made to be that way. Truly an incredible restaurant.

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vipJuliamo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best Palm Springs has to offer. The food is spectacular and the outdoor garden area a very beautiful place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Intimate Birthday dinner. Charming romantic interior courtyard. Old school classic style but not stuffy.

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vipnbmSeattle
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an elegant old Palm Springs place, great outdoor patio eating.
Lobster bisque was gorgeous. Not the cheapest place, but fantastic wine list and excellent food.

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vipSally
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Vallauris does not disappoint. As always, the entire experience was remarkable - the food, service, ambiance.

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vipAquaV
San Diego
134 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A plus every time!!!

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vipjmaurer
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Palm Springs, if not anywhere. The service is attentive without being overly pretentious. The outdoor dining patio is lovely...almost makes you forget you're dining under the stars. The menu is imaginative while not taking unusual flavor chances. The pre fix menu is a bargain for what's included. I always look forward to returning!

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JoeF
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience exceeded our expectations. From the friendly and fun reception to the lovely alfresco dining room the setting was superb. Our server Christine was on the finest we’ve encountered, she made spot on recommendations for wine pairings and was a delight to chat with.
The experience was elegant without being pretentious! Loved it.

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Sybil
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect...Perfectly cooked...perfectly served...perfectly perfect!

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ejbmd
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a real treat to dine in a beautiful resturant with class and elegance! The waiter was wonderful and we enjoyed the evening and it is now our favorite resturant in Palm
springs

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vipDesertjo
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here every time we are in PS. Beautiful patio, perfect service and wonderful food. The Degustation menu was not only delicious, but very well paced. Delightful dinner.

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vipkimj
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. We love the beautiful patio setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the world...from start to finish, everything is superb. A beautifully paced dining experience!

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vipDINERDELUXE
London
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, setting, ambiance. Worth a special occasion

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HelgaundHelmut
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s birthday accompanied by her older sister, who was a little slow getting ready and we were going to be 15 minutes late. Called to let them know and they held our table, no problem. Service was wonderful and attentive, moving heaters to keep us comfortable. Escargot was very nice and garlicky. Wife and I had duck that was nice and crispy as advertised. Sister loved her lobster salad. Martinis were acceptably priced at $15, but the least expensive wine by the glass was $18, which I think is way too high. That’s my only complaint. Otherwise, an enjoyable meal and evening at a beautiful venue.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming, gracious and lovely in all catagories!

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GregoryG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday Brunch, Would recommend going. Make sure you sit outside it is beautiful .

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Roselunches
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday brunch with lovely free flowing champagne is wonderful experience. Staff ver6 att3ntive despite busy time and sitting out amongst trees very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had one bite of my entree and knew it would make me sick if I ate the whole thing, it was too greasy. I tried to send it back but the manager came out and told me that no one else had complained and they charged me full price for the disgusting dish. Never had such a rude waitstaff.

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vipArthurC
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always.

LG
LucieG
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We were most disappointed with the service. Our waitress was aware that we’d asked to speak to the sommelier to order a 3rd growth Bordeaux but still placed our food order Our first course arrived before we’d ordered our bottle of wine as we were waiting for the sommelier. It was unacceptable. We should have returned the food, but most importantly she should have postponed our first course. What was to be a beautiful evening became a most unpleasant evening as our first course was cooling off as we spoke to the sommelier. We were rushed which is unacceptable when you spend over $400 on an evening dinner for 2.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were greeted by the maitre’d we knew this was going to be a memorable experience. The wait staff was over-the-top attentive and the waitress engaging and knowledgeable. We have dined at Alinea, Le Bernadin and Daniel to name a few of our most remarkable experiences and this ranked with the best.

While a bit more expensive than the standard Palm Springs/Palm Desert fare this was worth every penny of the additional cost. Starting with escargot and finishing with a dark chocolate torte, every dish was delicious.

Don’t miss this wonderful PS experience.

JP
JohnP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fine dining in Palm Springs. Old school classy restaurant.

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vipEnjoyable
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch all the way. Management is present at the tables and everyone is friendly and professional. We ate there two nights in a row.

HM
vipHungryMan
Orange County
51 reviews