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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

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (89)
Special Occasion (84)
Romantic (83)
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Good for Anniversaries (69)
Fit for Foodies (62)
Good for a Date (60)
Notable Wine List (57)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Quiet Conversation (49)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Worth the Drive (42)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Authentic (40)
People Watching (27)
Cozy (25)
Great for Lunch (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Business Meals (16)
Fun (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Live Music (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Scenic View (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Hot Spot (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Healthy (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Casual (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful setting and very good food and wine list. Not cheap, but great special restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

We celebrated our 33rd anniversary here and I couldn’t think of a better place to be! If I could give them 10 stars, I would! Every scrumptious bite was decadent, art on a plate! It’s hard to describe how amazing the ahi tuna was, how delicious every spoonful of the lobster bisque was on our lips and oh... the lamb and sea bass - What can I say, sinfully good! Finally, the dessert of Baked Alaska - yum!

The service was also exceptional and every moment made this a night to remember. We are incredibly blessed to live in an amazing “foodie” city in Portland, but nothing comes close to the meal we enjoyed this evening in Palm Springs. Thank you for an amazing celebration!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Le Vallauris is a beautiful restaurant with incredible service and ambience. We did the $63 pre-fixed menu. The chicken and steak main courses were phenomenal. The appetizers and desert were good, and the wine was outstanding. It is solid food and a lovely experience. It's just pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Incredible French restaurant with great food, great service and great people! Thank you!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

It was honestly one of the finest dining experiences I have ever had. I look forward to future dinners there.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Awesome place

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

French restaurant that is high-priced but worth it. Staff friendly and accommodating. I accidentally ordered a rose when I wanted a bubbly which they exchanged with grace. Meal was prepared as I had ordered. One of the best restaurants in Palm Springs.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

If you are looking for a glimps of yester year and crafted fine dining, this place is for you, the new age restauranteur can learn lots from this establishment, everyone was on top form from A-Z, we will be back, great value prix fix menu!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

This place is fabulous. It is classic old-school Palm Springs. The service was amazing and the beautiful open air dining under a canopy of trees can't be beat. Loved it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My first time and this place is "Fantastique". We'll definitely return when we are in Palm Springs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent food, great service, terrific setting. One of the best meals ever

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This is an absolute must when in Palm Springs , the finest food experience in Palm Springs area .

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Superb as usual. A special place for any occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve was perfect with beautiful decorations and fabulous menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food, superior service and a wonderful wine list.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

La Vallauris is nothing short of spectacular. From the minute you walk in the gracious service begins. The service is impeccable - attentive but not intrusive. The menu is broad enough to have something for everyone and includes dishes not often found at other high end restaurants.

This is the last of the true fine dining restaurants in the valley. It would rank with the best in San Franciso and New York yet delivered with a desert sophistication.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I love it! It was her birthday and she had a wonderful time😀

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Beautiful outdoor setting. We reserved late so couldn’t get outdoor seating. When we arrived, they were kind enough to move our back room seating to a place right next to window. Very surprising and nice. Food excellent! Want to go back again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Such a treat to celebrate our anniversary with such a delicious meal, wonderful service and ambiance. Couldn’t have been better! Already looking forward to our next visit.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always impeccable food and service at this restaurant. Wish they have more vegetarian options, but the fish is top rate. Ordered the prix fixe meals again like last year.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Some of the best food and service we've ever had in Palm Springs.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had to flag down a waiter to get our order taken.

We had a pour our own wine

One of the diners requested no potatoes for his vegetable and what he got was only potatoes. We told the server when the order came it was not correct. The server apologized but did nothing rectify the mistake

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fantastic. Great service with lovely waiters & staff. We weren't rushed & everyone was attentive yet unobtrusive. Will go again

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a beautiful dinner with our kids to celebrate family time. My 12 year old daughter said the foie gras was so good that it gave her goose bumps. She and husband ended up ordering a second order for dessert. The lobster ravioli in lobster bisque were devoured by my 9 year old. Beef cheeks are tender and succulent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful. A must try when in Palm Springs

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We visited Palm Springs and saw that Le Vellauris was recommended. It was fantastic. The atmosphere was wonderful. I have a restricted diet and they put together the most delicious meal imaginable. The staff was amazing. It has an old world feel but a completely modern take on dining.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Absolutely the best restaurant for miles around. Everything is perfect from greeting,seating to eating !
The host is just charming and lovely to see him again this year

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We come to Palm Springs annually. One of the highlights is always Le Vallauris where we're happy to see again and again the same professional staff. The menus are ambitious and varied. This year we enjoyed the grilled fois gras, the crispy sweetbreads, the duck, the lobster ravioli, the Grand Marnier soufflé--always in the beautiful outdoor seating. The warm welcome was indeed sparkly and bright for the holidays in 2018!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Just wonderful place to go Christmas Day dinner for sure!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner at a tried and true staple of old school charm.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Simply fabulous!!!
We had a wonderful experience. A must do when in the desert.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Conveyor belt dining. I realize it was Christmas but I would have expected a restaurant of this caliber to hide this more effectively. They were highly focused on turning the table as quickly as possible.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very nice Christmas dinner. Good food, ambience and enjoyed the bar and music after.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Live Music
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Would have given 5 stars but the people seated behind our booth were inebriated, loud and vulgar. Talked so loudly my husband and I could not carry on a conversation and their dirty mouths ruined our Christmas Day meal. Certainly not the restaurant’s fault although I thought perhaps the waitstaff should have admonished them

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Musta be one of the “Worlds Best” dining experiences. I would put the Le Vallauris up against any of Alain Ducasse jewels including Louis XV Monte Carlo.
Thank you and continue doing it your way!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, People Watching, Bar Seating, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

What a lovely, elegant way to enjoy Christmas dinner! Thank you, Olivier, and everyone for making it very special for us. Thank you, Chef, for your perfect duck.
Memorable holiday.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

While the food was very good, my woman thought it was overpriced for the $85 pp fixed price

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was the first time in 15 years that I was truly disappointed with this restaurant. It always was a delight to go there and enjoy great food and service. Christmas Eve dinner this year was only fair. The appetizer of smoked salmon was dried out. The rack of lamb was over cooked and had to be sent back. Even the owner, who usually visits every table was nowhere to be seen but the waiter said he was there in the building. All in all, it was regrettable that this very expensive meal was not up to their usual standards.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was great. Food was good-not excellent but very good. Had a good time. It is a nice touch that the owner comes by and says hi.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I called 2 wks ahead for a reservation and was treated as if I was a walk in and was given the worst table in the room on Cristmas Eve. My guest had to send the appetizer back since the ravioli was doughy and chewy as if it had been heated in a microwave. The dessert crust on the Yule log was like chewing gum. I have been there before this past very disappointing experience. Christmas Eve was ruined for me as a result of all this.

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