Mélange Restaurant & Bar at the Chateau Lake La Quinta

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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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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location by the lake
Food server very friendly
Food took some time but was good

TH
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Bonne nourriture mais trop de produits manquants sur la carte

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C
Palm Springs
68 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner on the patio with friends. Very nice atmosphere

KP
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor dining right on Lake La Quinta. Nice place for Sunday Brunch, a relaxing lunch, or memorable dinner.

VV
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambiance, delicious food, excellent service.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service was impeccable

t
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem of a restaurant and location! Best scallops and rib that cut with a fork it was so tender.
Set on Lake La Quinta. Nice music indoors and a large fountain in the lake.
Definitely going back.

S
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Great environment with comedy of errors:
We asked for mineral water and were told only one bottle was chilled.
We asked for the date appetizer and we were told they ran out.
We asked for the grilled octopus and we were told they ran out
We ordered the shrimp and scallop risotto and both plates came out cold. We were told that the heating lamps were not working.
After they remade our entrees they were excellent.
Romantic environment ruined by the service. The restaurant was only 1/4 full. I'm not sure why we had such a bad experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday. Fabulous cheesecake!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was truly great. First time dining here and will definitely go back!!

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, food is great and the venue feels like your own dining room

DB
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Mélange and it was a fantastic experience for brunch. I had the Avocado toast with chorizo and it was probably the best breakfast I’ve ever had. Wife had two eggs with bacon and the bacon was to die for, slobs with the rest of her order. We will definitely be back for brunch. Can’t wait to try out the outdoor seating and enjoy the view if the lake in the evening

A
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to relax. Pool is open 24 hours which is a deal breaker.

WG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view !!!! Food was good really good service and really attentive to needs

QE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing, great service, food, and view. We will definitively be back.

EG
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

RN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu and range in portions. Bacon wrapped dates were divine. But the best was the scallops and prawns on risotto! Definitely will be back...

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Service, attention to detail and great food!

DW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place to eat. The next time our group get together, hopefully we will be able to sit outside and enjoy the view of the lake. I was very please with the luncheon. Now I'm looking forward to trying your breakfast, dinner, and your Sunday Brunch.

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

generous portion of fish and good hot bread is about the only good things I can say aboit the foos

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was great guy 100% very nice very friendly

R
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for us and what a nice afternoon we had. The atmosphere is wonderful - sat right on the water under a shade so the temperature was fine for a late lunch - not too hot. Our server, Johnni, was delightful - very attentive, friendly, responsive and treated us like we were special. She went out of her way to ensure everything was just right. Our greeter at the desk was also superb in attitude and service. Could not have been a nicer afternoon - we will definitely return.

PP
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melange Restaurant is a sleeper particularly this time of year (summer). We were the only diners, sat lakeside enjoying the fountain. Service was exemplary, food equally as good. Staff friendly and most attentive. Definitely a return is on the list!

t
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service awful. Not enough help. Waited an hour for food. Waited at least 20 minutes for bread. Basically I won’t recommend or return.

s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Jose our waiter is the greatest asset to the restaurant! He is the big reason l would return. He was so attentive, and do to our every need. If I was opening a restaurant l would try to steal him away in a minute.

OT
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress. Please find a way to get rid of the bugs

C
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The host when we first arrived was a little rude, which considering there were only 2 other tables of diners was a little off putting. However the waiter and busser more than made up for his attitude. The atmosphere on the edge of the lake is stunning. For that alone I would definitely come back, let alone the very nice meal we enjoyed.

F
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

This is a great place for a romantic dinner date. The hostess was amazing she was right on top of everything even wishing us a Happy Anniversary and taking our drink order. The server was definitely not great. After waiting about 15-20 min for someone to come over and take our order I asked the buser to send over the server. When the server showed up he asked what we would like to drink, mind you we already had drinks on the table from the hostess. My wife ordered the salmon with kalamata brine and it was very bland. She wanted it because of the kalamata brine and it had not flavor with it at all. The server never came by to see how the meal was going until we asked for the check and he then asked how the food was. Because my wife didn't eat much of her meal the server took off the salmon from the check. We never asked for that just mentioned that it was bland. The server was more attentive to another guest who showed up 20 min after us and was making sure they were taken care of with their drinks and food. If it wasn't for the hostess this would've been a really crappy Anniversary.

OT
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant really do enjoy sitting outside when the weather is right. Food was great but I feel it is too pricey. Three of us had dinner one cocktail each three entrées two salads, all and it was $220.

LR
Philadelphia
188 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent lunch and our waitress Jasmine was excellent. She was very personal, friendly and knowledgeable. Really enjoyed ourselves.

RR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place with excellent ambiance, we would recommend this restaurant and setting to anyone looking for great food and amazing view.

LM
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Turn off the tv in the bar. It is very distracting when having fine dining a few feet away.

The food was fabulous, but way too large servings. Couldn’t even finish it for lunch the next day.
For next year’s restaurant week, perhaps drop price (you’re at the very high end), but have smaller portions.

CP
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place. Long wait for food. Limited lunch menu. Sandwich over-done, fries soggy.

PF
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately, we went on a Sunday and they only served brunch. We were going there for the restaurant week menu. Therefore, There were a lot more selections to choose from and the food was very good.

OT
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance 🌟

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OD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there with my wife and both of our fish plates were outstanding. The service was great and the outdoor seating next to lake is nice. The fish plates have some really nice sides but no carbs like rice or potatoes so that could be an improvement.

c
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was extremely slow! It took well over an hour to get entrees after ordering.

AR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and staff

SG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant was ill prepared a terrible experience. We were there for lunch for an 85 th birthday and it was one of our biggest disappointments at any restaurant. The menu is very small so we decided burgers would be okay and of course they only had enough meat for one burger? How does this happen at 1:00 and an empty restaurant? I had also called ahead to tell them it was my mother’s 85th and nobody had made a note of it . It was a surprise to our waitress. It seemed from pictures on the website to have a beautiful setting and to be a fine dining establishment, THAT WOULD BE A NO!

OT
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate any occasion.

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