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Ernie’s Bar and Grill at PGA West, La Quinta, CA
Ernie’s Bar and Grill at PGA West, La Quinta, CA
Ernie’s Bar and Grill at PGA West, La Quinta, CA
Ernie’s Bar and Grill at PGA West, La Quinta, CA
Ernie’s Bar and Grill at PGA West, La Quinta, CA

Ernie’s Bar and Grill at PGA West

4.4
4.4
422 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ernie's is an "open to the public" Gastro-Pub located at PGA West, overlooking the famous Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses. The hallmark of Gastro Pub fare is that it takes adventurous twists on familiar food, all made from scratch with palette arousing ingredients. Ernie's offers both a casual and refined atmosphere that welcomes the casual beer drinker, the wine enthusiast or the hipster looking for a cocktail. The restaurant consists of booths, low and high top tables positioned to provide people watching, sports on various TV’s or take in golf course views. The large patio provides both outdoor living room furniture and table dining. Two gas fire pits provide and area to relax, unwind and socialize.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 7:00 am–8:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 564-7125
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Herve Glin
  • Catering
    Ernie's Bar and Grill is available to host your golf outing, business meeting or social occasion. Wonderful golf course wedding ceremony locations available.
  • Private party facilities
    We all must eat. But those who do so simply for the taste are starving themselves of the true experience. Dining at PGA WEST feeds the senses. Whatever your taste in dining, PGA WEST serve an unforgetabble experience that is made to order.
  • Private party contact
    Carly McGarry: (760) 564-7125
  • Neighborhood
    La Quinta
  • Cross street
    Cross 54th Ave at the end of PGA Blvd.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Plasma screens featuring every sporting event and all of the sport packages. We play all your favorite games with NFL Sunday Ticket and ESPN Gameplan.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 422 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Healthy

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Healthy

422 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food and beautiful surroundings. Wonderful service.

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  2. Date

    Seattle

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time here. We wanted a great view and a menu that offers a little bit of everything. This place did just that! The service was excellent and the food was great. We had a party of 4, and everyone was pleased with their selection.

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  3. GaryC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marie was great, food great, outdoors was great!!

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  4. AnneW

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at Ernie’s! We got there right before the kitchen closed but they greeted us enthusiastically and said it was no problem as long as we got our order in before 8 PM. Service was great. Food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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  5. AbbieS

    Denver

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    For the price better restaurants in LQ. Chicken Paillard was chicken Parmesan. Fish & chips ok fries not hot. Maybe a beer after golf but I wouldn’t eat there again

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  6. DreaE

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We truly had the best service! Jose was very personable and so funny. We enjoyed our experience. I also wish I would have caught the runners name because he was great as well. Thank you

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  7. CherylM

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bartenders are excellent and truly a friendly community restaurant.

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  8. Patty

    San Francisco

    100 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We love Ernie’s for lunch BUT dinner forget. It was so loud inside could not carry on a conversation. 2 of us had pizza which was so overcooked you could hardly bite into it. We sent one back. The Caesar salad was just all right the Cobb was fine. Our waitress was very nice but just like all the restaurants they were understaffed. Not the servers fault at all. Go for lunch not dinner. Oh and they stop serving alcohol at 8 even though there were alot of people still there.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Generally very good. Love the ambiance, energy and friendly but very busy staff. The lettuce wraps are a habitual disappointment and should be modified or removed from the menu. The rest of the experience was very good.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing the staff went over and above ! The lunch menu is the best ! Lorette is an amazing bartender!

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  11. Temmy

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First, this is a beautiful venue! Both the inside and outside are lovely. Second, our waitress Carolina was attentive and didn't miss a beat to make our experience a special one. She was right on top of our every request and need. Third, the food was excellent. I made special requests for my chicken dish and they were all accommodated. The chicken was juicy, flavorful and tender. In other words totally delicious. The others in our party each thoroughly enjoyed their dinners, 2 salmon dishes and shrimp fettuccini alfredo. The dessert was a cookie in skillet with ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce, a terrific decadent way to end a fabulous meal. Kudos to the head chef and kitchen team! I would highly recommend the restaurant as a destination location and I wish to thank them for helping to make a terrific night with friends a most enjoyable food adventure!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food was hot and delicious It’s always a wonderful view sitting outside.

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  13. PeteMic

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Need to improve salad offerings on their dinner menu.

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  14. Fred

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Prompt seating, excellent service and very good food!

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  15. GordonG

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food was just ok. Burger was good. Fish and chips were soggy and soft. We returned them, had them replaced and those were equally as bad. They at least took them off the bill. Service was spotty. Rarely saw our server after placing our order. Prices have gone way up.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sitting at a table on the patio is a great way to start the day during the desert winter. Service is good but the breakfast fare is bland. Whether it’s the sandwich, quesadilla or omelette, none of them have any pizzazz. And the paste they call salsa is just gross. Best bet here is to drink your breakfast.

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  17. PeteMic

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outside seating was perfect while inside was to loud. Service was excellent!!

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  18. Chick

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriend and I shared the shrimp pasta and it was delicious. Also the beet salad was very good. Our server Jose did a very good job.

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  19. SHELLEYV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and views. Service was really friendly .

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  20. Palmtree76

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside where we had a fabulous view. Weather was perfect. We enjoyed talking and never felt rushed. We will be back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and atmosphere not sure about black burger buns.

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  22. niagaralover

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was dirty! Tables, chairs, FLOORS, cocktail glass, washrooms. The salt and pepper shakers had gunk all over them. Every surface visibly needed a good wipe down. My cocktail glass had leftover gunk from the dishwasher on it. My salad bowl was cracked, but they used it anyway. We won't be back.

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  23. TennisJamie

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The new Fajita quesadilla with chicken had way too much cheese - not enough chicken. We often dine at Ernies because its close to home but not really because the food is amazing.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Sat outside this evening because dining room is so cold you could hang meat in there very pleasant outside until the food arrived & flys attacked our food! Mediocre service and 3 out of 4 dinners not good. Not a good dining experience

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  25. IrvineDiner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Go for the view, but not the food. Our meals were mediocre at best, and the service marginal. The octopus appetizer was clearly not cooked properly (think rubber in a nice sauce). We did eat it, but I mentioned it to the waitress when she was clearing the table, and I asked her to pass along my critique to the chef. I'm paraphrasing, but her response was to the effect of "Yea, that's one of the dishes we've had some issues with"... She then proceeded to bring our bill and gladly charged full price for a dish they acknowledged isn't "up to par" (why didn't you suggest not ordering it in the first place?)

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  26. CherylM

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love sitting outdoors on their expansive deck in the warm evening air! Salads and drinks were wonderful. A simple night out with friends.

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  27. DavidS

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good sliders Good pasta dish Mediocre chocolate dessert

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  28. bobl

    Palm Springs

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived for Mother's Day brunch with our Mother in Law in a wheelchair. Our tale was ready and the staff was quite friendly and attentive. The menu and the food were very good. We will return and refer friends to this nice spot.

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  29. DeannaK

    Denver

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very loud! Could not talk with out shouting. Waiter was not very attentive. Food ok but not a good value.

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  30. Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always reliable and good food. Less expensive than most restaurants, which providing great atmosphere, and a very enjoyable dining experience.

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  31. WendyC

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Didn’t have table we were supposed to get in reservation. Waited over an hour for food. Took 20 minutes to get drinks. One meal had hair in it. One meal was cold when got to table. Waitress was overwhelmed and had so many tables to take care of. It was a Tuesday night. Not good at all.

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  32. nassau

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We showed up early, but they took us immediately. Good food. Good service.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service is just ok. Last year the food and service were great. Lady year the bloody marys were excellent The cut out the bacon this year . Salads had to much dressing. We have eaten at Ernie's three times this month January they need to step up the pace on food and service

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  34. Bland

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress was great, wish I could say the same for food/drinks. Cocktails were BAD, husband had to send his back (has never sent a cocktail back). Food was bland & tasteless. I could have had a tastier meal at Taco Bell and saved myself $100. Very disappointing.

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  35. Ieatoutalot

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    No one there. Still waited 15 minutes to order. Wait drinks. Wait food. No one’s food was good.

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  36. luvgoodfood

    Palm Springs

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server/bartender was Laurietta and she was most fabulous! Very engaging and explained everything to a "T". The service was exceptional as she made it the best and didn't miss a beat. The food was also incredible. My friend got the Salmon as Laurietta said it was one of their best sellers, I got the Fish and Chips which were also delicious. I don't like a heavy beer batter, so these were fantastic with a light tempura batter and I loved the tarter sauce with a hind of horse rasdish. The crowd in the restaurant was so much fun and happy, which was so nice! No snobs and everyone joined in when a good song came on! How much better can this place be? Seriously, and the golfers that were coming in off of the course were fun to talk story with as they came in from all over the world. I just live down the street and haven't been back since before Covid, now this is my fave spot for dining and fun with a great atmosphere! Sunset was glorious!

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  37. RichardO

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service is outstanding! Love to dine here as the menu has so many things that I like. Tough to figure out what to order. Highly recommend.

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  38. AnitB

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Ernie’s is just ok. I’ve been there multiple times, tried different items on the menu, and feel confident saying that the food is “just ok”. I go there for the views and ambiance. The waitstaff is super nice and have good energy. I love going there in the Fall and Winter when we are in season and the bar is full as well as the patio. Makes for a great afternoon.

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  39. Lina

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice overview of the golf course, food was good. Went for breakfast and the food was pretty good 👍🏽

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  40. RichardO

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and view of the golf course. Food was great and service is outstanding! Leslie is the best...:) Highly recommend!

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FAQs

Ernie’s Bar and Grill at PGA West offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 564-7125.

Ernie’s Bar and Grill at PGA West is rated 4.4 stars by 422 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ernie’s Bar and Grill at PGA West

56150 PGA Blvd, La Quinta, CA 92253

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cross 54th Ave at the end of PGA Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    La Quinta
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 7:00 am–8:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Herve Glin
  • Entertainment
    Plasma screens featuring every sporting event and all of the sport packages. We play all your favorite games with NFL Sunday Ticket and ESPN Gameplan.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 564-7125
  • Catering
    Ernie's Bar and Grill is available to host your golf outing, business meeting or social occasion. Wonderful golf course wedding ceremony locations available.
  • Private party facilities
    We all must eat. But those who do so simply for the taste are starving themselves of the true experience. Dining at PGA WEST feeds the senses. Whatever your taste in dining, PGA WEST serve an unforgetabble experience that is made to order.
  • Private party contact
    Carly McGarry: (760) 564-7125
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