Mélange Restaurant & Bar at the Chateau Lake La Quinta

4.1
741 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The only lakeside dining in the greater Palm Springs area, Mélange, located in the luxury boutique hotel, the Chateau at Lake La Quinta, offers exquisitely prepared food using only the finest ingredients procured from small California family farms. Classic dishes prepared with a contemporary flair with lighter more flavorful sauces infused with fresh herbs, grown in the herb garden at the Chateau, Mélange offers modern cuisine for those who enjoy eating and living well. A remarkable new desert experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio with great food and drinks. Highly recommend.

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vipKathyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful lake view, delicious food and great service.

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chelsea
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The service was very slow. Four of six meals were cold. One burnt. Won’t give back

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vipmoondog
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

The setting is fabulous—looking out over the water on a starlit night. Very romantic. Food was well above average, but service was woeful. Have been to the restaurant several times, and assessment of all three factors has not changed. Has lots of potential.

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viptimS
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The atmosphere is great. Food is great. But the service is absolutely horrible!! We never even had a Server. The bartender came and helped us and we were there for over two hours. Three of us. Terrible, we will not go back

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LindaP
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The atmosphere is wonderful but unfortunately the food is just average. My risotto was chewy but the scallops were perfectly cooked. My husband’s salmon was very good. The Lavender cheesecake was very bland

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AlissaJ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, The food was delicious and such a lovely atmosphere. a wonderful place to go for lunch or a special occasion

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Birthdaybrunch
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great hidden gem for brunch. Good food, great atmosphere. Service is slow and laid back so don't expect to be in any hurry.

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vipJavajudi
Palm Springs
101 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorites! Dining by the lake is so peaceful. The menu has many choices and all of them are yummy. It can be a bit difficult to find but worth the trouble.

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Melissa
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely breakfast with a friend overlooking the beautiful lake and mountains. Lovely patio dining.

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tinaf
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a fantastic spot !!!!! we went for lunch and had a beautiful view of the lake and mountains.
The salad and Hamburger were delicious and the service was delightful.
It was so nice to feel as they appreciated our business.
Thank you for a wonderful lunch

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vipXana007
Orlando
46 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It is all about the peaceful waterfront location. Staff is friendly but service is soooo slow. Limited food choices and not that great. Our food arrived cold and one of us did not get the dish until we were all done eating. The experience was not worth it.

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vipGAL1
Vancouver
43 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our friends had never been to Melange and were very impressed. Overall, the whole evening was great ... we weren't in a hurry ! But the service was very slow ... we ordered a side of bread which the server forgot about, we cancelled it but it came anyway !!! We will returned, just thought you'd want to know.

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vipJavajudi
Palm Springs
102 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food and ambience was wonderful but the service wasn’t so great.

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vipDanG
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Beautiful surroundings but limited menu, and only kale cesar salad

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vipPincy
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I,m sorry to say it was an awful experience. It was there 1st night opening from the summer.
I felt sorry for the servers, only 3 and they bartended and served. and it was pretty busy.
The restaurant was not ready for that amount of guests.
A little pricey 34.00 for the 2 scallops 2 shrimp over risotto
Pork chop hard to cut, like cutting into thick cardboard.
Seared Tuna , sent back to cook a little more , came back 20 minutes later.
We were looking forward to coming back , been here many times. too bad..
Dave Pincy

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vipPatrickC
Palm Springs
59 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time on the patio. Brunch with friends while enjoying the view of the lake. Thank you to Raquel, for the excellent customer service

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funfood4ptg
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Took friends who had never been, for brunch. They were very pleased. Next time, back for happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious and very reasonably priced

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vipNeilK
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love this place but there was a wedding going on across the way. Really loud music. We know this is not the restaurants fault but it is an issue FYI. Not sure that they can do anything about it however. Beautiful setting and wonderful staff and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was truly amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a beautiful night for dinner in the patio overlooking the lake, fountain, and evening lights. The mushroom tart was delicious, as was our split plate of pork chop. The lettuce was a bit tough on our wedge salad, but toppings were delectable. Wine is moderately priced by the glass, and selection decent. It took longer than usual to get a waiter to the table for water and drink orders, but once past that hurdle, service was great.

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NancyK
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Windy day so we were unable to sit outside, therefore inside was noisier than usual.
Food was excellent, service a little slow.
We brought 4 new people with us and they loved it and will be back!

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LindaM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Made reservation several days in advance. Upon arrival we were seated right away and given menus, then moved a short distance to a table in the warm sunlight. Waited 10 minutes before receiving our water. (Considering the place was less than half full, this was a surprise). The glasses were dirty and the waiter apologized and brought new ones. Another wait, only to find the menu item (blueberry waffles) my husband wanted was not available. We ordered the lemon cocoanut pancakes and the shrimp omelette, which were very good. While the meal was good and the scenery nice, it’s a long way to drive for the experience.....

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JeffP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Arrived a few minutes before our 7:30 reservation. Manager walked right by us. In 10 minutes we asked a waiter how we could get to our table. Seated and got our beverage order in. Salads took a long time and our diner had not been served by 9:10 so we left. Love the ambiance and dinner in past years but the lack of timely dining experience will kill them. We’ll never be back till we see at least a mediocre review on TripAdvisor. Jeff and friends

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MariaS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I had the halibut I did not think it was that great. My husband had the chicken piccata with mashed potatoes which had no seasoning and the chicken piccata it was dry.

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vipFoodiedude2
Milwaukee
75 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience5

We love going to this restaurant for lunch. The view and ambiance is great. However, had this been our first time at this restaurant, we wouldn’t go back. Very confused wait staff, slow service and food was not provided as we ordered. It was a mess!☹️
We are willing to give it another try. Hope this was a fluke!

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KW1404
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

MELANGE is a great place to dine.
With beautiful lake views. It can't be beat.
For the 1st time ever tho. I was disappointed that a gratis Birthday cake or dessert wasn't offered to our Birthday celebrant.
In fact, we weren't offered a dessert menu at all.

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PamelaC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food at Melange! First we were seated by the fireplace outside on the patio. Perfect! Then the bartender made me a custom cucumber, mint, club soda drink that was bubbly and tasty. My friend and I ordered the asparagus appetizer with crispy breaded shallots and creamy dip and it was fantastic. She had a Ceasar salad (which they made with romaine instead of kale - not a problem) and I had the wild caught salmon with mushrooms and leeks and it was divine. The service was impeccable and the food made for a very wonderful evening!

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Missy
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The service was painfully slow. It took over an hour to get our food after order was placed. The halibut was average and short ribs were cold. The ambiance was great but not enough to make up for poor service and cold food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It took a long time to get served our food, but once it arrived, it was very good.

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DonnaR
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful place to relax and watch the world go by.

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vipChowHound
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and server were great. The kitchen was a little slow due to a large party, but they did give us a heads up about it when we came in, which was greatly appreciated.

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Lpbbruin
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The setting is beautiful. The food was very good. The service was awful. The restaurant acknowledged the poor service, apologized, and compensated us.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was extremely slow and was cold when we got it

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vipDougA
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We decided to try this restaurant "one more time" after having very poor service the previous time we ate dinner there with friends. Hard to imagine but the service was worse than we remembered. But worst of all, the manager is completely ill equipped to deal with managing a restaurant. He was not interested in any feedback at all about the issues we faced as customers/diners at his place of work. One of the worst exchanges we have ever had with a manager in a position of authority. We will never be back, and ironically we mentioned our experience to some friends here in La Quinta, and they laughed, saying that our experience is the norm.

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vipdcasserly
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

This restaurant has disappointed us in the past and last nights dinner was the final straw. We will NEVER go back. The setting is beautiful but the service is horrible. The wait staff is courteous but not attentive and very slow. We had to ask for more water and wine! We waited our 40 minutes for our salads and had to ask where was our food. Then had to wait another 26 minutes before our entire was served. Thank goodness the food was good. Not delicious just food. Throughout the evening we noticed a gentleman counting something and taking notes on a clip board. Come to find out he was the manage. A good manage would have taken the time to walk around the restaurant and make sure everyone was enjoying their meal. He never approached any of the tables out on the patio. Apparently he is more concerned with counting light bulbs then satisfy costumers. The restaurant did give us a 10% discount for the inconvenience but still didn’t make up for the delays in service. While walking out to the parking lot we started chatting with another customer and she too said they were very disappointed in their meal and would never return. They just lost six customers in one evening. Nice job!

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MaggieL
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place - and wonderful service with a nice mix of lunch offerings.

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BettyE
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

was our first-time visit, sitting outside was very nice, it was cold and windy they were very attentive to making us comfortable by turn on the heater. I ordered the French Toast, it looked really good, however, it was cold, soft butter was piled on top, had not melted at all. you would think the kitchen would notice, butter not melting on toast. toast not hot. I scraped the cold butter off and ate 1/4 of the toast and blueberries and walnuts. It was tasty, had it been hot would have been great. my husband had the standard eggs benedict, they were warm and good he said. The service was very good. the outside singer they had for Sunday 'Brunch was also very good. We will give them another try.

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vipPamelab
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Have frequently dine at this restaurant. We are full time desert residents. Usually love our dinning experience. However, tonight was the exception- we were 5 people sitting inside the virtually empty dinning room- only 1 other table of 4 dining inside. The outside tables were occupied. We had a reservation at 7- sat immediately, took our drink order and then we waited!!. No bread was even offered until I flagged our absent server down. We waited over 1 1/2 hours until we received our dinner. Finally, Robin (manager?) came over and told us that our food was being plated. Again, we waited with no explanations from anyone. Unfortunately, It was a total bust- very disappointing.

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Mélange Restaurant & Bar at the Chateau Lake La Quinta is rated 4.1 stars by 741 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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