Le Vallauris

4.9
2816 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 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.

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
What 2816 people are saying
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vipAquaV
San Diego
158 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always amazing!
One of the best French restaurants ever!!!!!

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MichaelR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
The food was absolutely delicious. The staff always very helpful and friendly. You are never rushed and yet you don’t feel that you are not being attended to. Atmosphere is absolutely the best.

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vipPatricia
Palm Springs
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most elegant dining in Palm Springs. We're glad they have finally reopened the courtyard dining, a real treat.

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KarenM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance in the courtyard is lovely! We ordered the tasting menu and loved every course! I only wish they had a wine pairing option to go with the tasting menu. Great service and delicious food. We were visiting from out of town and it was the best dinner we had by far!

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vip2Locals
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nonpareil. Le Vallauris had just re-opened after 11 months and it was as if we had been there just last week. Though we understand changes are coming next year were so happy to see the same wonderful team creating the same great dining experience that we booked a weekly table through April. I can’t state it’s the best cuisine in Palm Springs because I haven’t been everywhere, but Le Vallauris is our favorite.

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RitaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we enjoyed the evening
the food was very good
it wasn’t the first time we visit this restaurant
and we always coming back when we’re in town

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vipRick
Palm Springs
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They continue to provide one of the top dining experiences in the valley. Great to see most staff have returned after 11 months. The lobster salad is amazing. Staff were most welcoming. Great to have you open again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to celebrate something special, but tonight it was about fine dining for the first time since Covid started. Patio dining and good separation meant we felt safe. The wait staff was amazing as always. Mark and Raymond were perfect, and the food was epic. We really felt well taken care of, especially by the Somm, Bruce. No pretension at all; we told him our parameters and he picked the perfect wine. You spend a bit more here but trust us, it’s worth every penny.

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vipStephenJ
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our very favorite restaurants on Palm Springs

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vipJeanP
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the desert. It can’t be beat for french food in a beautiful setting, unless you can fly to The south of france.

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dicks
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going there for years. In fact, we got married there in 2005. We have always loved it. Happy to hear it is open again and will going back often.

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vipJamesS
Palm Springs
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the valley! We love the staff and they genuinely seem to enjoy their work.

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vipLosRobles
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful lunch at my favorite restaurant. Classic food I love, gracious service. A great experience. please don't change the menu or the format.

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vipMCGW
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best brunch in California. We are so happy La Val is back open.

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vipOenophile
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was the same as pre-pandemic, outstanding.
Miss being greeted by Patrice.
Separate Valet charge is less than sterling. Tips worked fine for decades.

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DianaG
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be able to dine there after 11 months. My favorite restaurant in Palm Springs.

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vipCynthiaR
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is without a doubt the most exquisite dining experience in Palm Springs. Food, service, setting....

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Linda
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy to see Le Vallauris has re-opened and that superman Willy and our favorite waiters are still there. It was just as delicious as before and wonderful to have Sunday brunch under the lovely tree canopy. Still my favorite restaurant and people!

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vipCraiglarsondtla
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy they are back. Food was superb and service first rate. They have not missed a beat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the perfect special occasion dinner spot. We went while staying across the street at the willows. My husband and I thought it was one of the best meals we’ve ever had. It was very special and romantic. We tried the escargot. It came out boiling hot so be careful, but it was super delicious full of garlic and butter. Then we tried the duck and the lobster ravioli. Both were perfect as well. First time trying duck for us and so worth it. So much lobster in the ravioli and good sized portions for both. Our server was mark and he was very nice and helpful :) we tried the soufflé because of all the good reviews, it’s light and fluffy so if your full from dinner won’t fill you up too much, it was really good but not our absolute fav. One of our favorite dinners yet!!! I don’t believe any bad review on here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE. We’re making a point to go back. Every single le vallauris employee added to the amazing experience, and it wasn’t even necessary because the food spoke for itself.

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vipGeorgeC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual! Food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. This is our favorite restaurant in the Desert!!! I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening. Great service. Excellent food as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sommelier Bruce Barrett is THE BEST in the business! Extremely knowledgeable and always educates while simultaneously pointing you in the best possible direction of the finest wine within your budget! I always make a point to take every visiting guest to Le Vallauris for both the amazing cuisine and to meet Bruce!

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vipCarolG
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Vallauris is ALWAYS absolutely excellent in every respect. A very special place to make memories.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s birthday!

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BonnieE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!

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JimK
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and efficient... I never felt rushed.
The food as usual was delicious and skillfully presented.
Always a lovely experience.

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PatrickO
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most outstanding restaurants you will every eat at!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
A very special patio and place
Always magical
Even after dining there for over 25 years!

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ThomasH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing comparable in the Palm Springs area or the WestCoast! Amazing in all areas!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all the food and the service is amazing. It’s gorgeous on the back patio. Cocktails were also perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful. We left half way through to save our night. Food was of poor quality, uninventive, outdated, unrefined, over priced, poorly executed and served in larger portions that make no sense for a French restaurant. An « amuse bouche » consisted of THREE (not just one) portions of smoked salmon on some kind of thick whipped cream cheese (not crème fraîche) SERVED ON A RUFFLE potato chip. Some kind of pathetic attempt to look like gastromique cuisine all to be able to charge gastro prices.... Nothing French about the place. A complete rip off.

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Robert
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It has not been open for many months, so there is an excuse there. Service was slow and the patio was spaced well.


Our waiter was nice, but the service staff were lousy, they would disappear at times or stand around the tables chit chatting in a foreign language.

Food was ok, but not 5 star or for that fact 4 star.

Aw, running a place in a tourist town is not easy, but it should be better than this, and the gal at the door should lean the language a bit better.

Been coming to Paul's places since he was in LA on Melrose.

But I would hope that menu would change once in awhile.

It seems to list the same types food year after year.

But I am getting old and sometimes I hope for a surprise.
Robert McKenzie

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vipFoodforthought
Seattle
88 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top French restaurant anywhere. The service, food, and wine rivals any dining experience in US or France. The outdoor venue is more like an enchanted forest.

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PaulC
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is absolutely outstanding. The menu offers many hard to find delicious items.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the ambiance sitting in a tree house having dinner

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Slbruno
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely romantic dinner setting. Service, efficiency, ambiance, and food quality were all exceptional! Love the Chilean Sea Bass. Appreciate that they have gluten free options as well. Wonderful experience.

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viptabloidman
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in PS. Period!

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Le Vallauris is rated 4.9 stars by 2816 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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