FRENCH ROTISSERIE CAFE

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$30 and under
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French
Artisan Bistro French Cuisine
We are part of the new wave of casual fine dining restaurants in SoCal offering a comfortable bistro ambiance and quality food without formality. Enjoy a quick-and-easy eating experience while also being “nice enough to bring a date. We strive to bring you high-quality flavors while keeping the convenience and value of a more casual service.
The delectable flavors of home cooking in France are at the root of our inspiration. We have adapted the essential flavors of French bistro cooking to fit your modern active and healthy life-style. We toss our salads to order with dressings made from scratch in our kitchen. We buy local, organic ingredients whenever we can. We change like the seasons to keep our menu fresh and exciting.

Specials

BIENVENUE LES ESCARGOTS!

We are very excited to introduce our new menu additions: Les Escargots de Bourgogne & Seafood Vol au Vent. Please come join us for the premiere weekend!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 20, 2019

Ends: September 23, 2019

Availability: Fri 12:00PM-9:00PM

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow was not expecting it to be soooo good. The service, did and atmosphere was the best. We were a party of 4 for lunch. We had the pricing fix and it was extremely good. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody.

P
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine in this wonderful restaurant. We have been coming here since it first open. They are wonderful people! They have you at hello! The staff and owners all take pride in there work and are happy to serve you!!

JA
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our 2nd time at this lovely little local dining place. Both times we've been there the food was very good, ambiance is warm and welcoming, service is outstanding. they make you feel welcome and comfortable.

RS
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party had a featured aperitif, watermelon arugula salad and french onion soup, vol-au-vent and boeuf bourguignon from the prix fixe menu and the vegetarian quiche. Each was delicious!! Our chocolate mousse dessert was incredible. Service was attentive, owner was gracious...an authentic French bistro experience in the desert.

GL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very courteous and accommodating staff and management. Food was great

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

BH
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we will definitely be back! A great find in the desert!

I ordered from the $29 Prix Fixe menu and it was plenty of food and excellent. I started off with the delicious French Onion soup which was flavorful and the proper amount of cheese. I then had the chicken, mushroom and string bean dish with the puff pastry and wow was that good. Extremely delectable and the green beans were really cooked to perfection with it.

For desert, I had the chocolate mousse and it was really good as well. This is deemed as a no sugar added dessert and it was really nice.

Service was terrific as well-- we enjoyed this immensely.

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Will def be back!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

First time there so don’t know if they had an off night but ordered the prix fixe menu. Water melon salad was good but main course chosen chicken with wild mushrooms & green beans in puff pastry tasted like they served me leftovers from the night before - pastry didn’t taste freshly baked. Mom ordered bouillabaisse and was very disappointed. She said it was tasteless. Chocolate moose was good.

GE
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Hidden little gem in La Quinta. Menu is a little limited (It is the summer menu) but what's there is delicious. Owner is present and very personable. Staff aims to please but is not intrusive. And the food. Oh my my. Simple items but prepared perfectly.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will certainly be back. Great service and food.

JA
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was a pleasant surprise. It’s tucked away in a shopping center, but a gem of a place. Food was outstanding, service just as good & it’s a cute, quiet restaurant. We’ll be going back soon.

OT
Palm Springs
59 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Second time in two weeks, new waitress so service was slow, not her fault. Need to improve on air conditioning I ask them to turn it up each time. When restaurant is almost full too noisy!!!

R
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful family owned restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We had the Provence rotisserie chicken and the vol-au-vent.
Both dishes were perfectly cooked. I highly recommend this restaurant.

RP
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best French Bistro in the area! Soupe à l’onion, and the bœuf bourguignon were superb!

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the ambiance. This is a tiny gem in the Desert!!

BE
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming small bistro. We enjoyed everything.

GC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and price, we will certainly add to our small list of favorite restaurants. Go you won’t regret it.

SA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very personal service. Great wine selection. True French food experience. The bouillabaisse was amazing!

N
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are repeat customers and try to make sure we eat here every time we are in the area. The French Rotisserie Cafe is an authentic French restaurant with excellent food and great service. The prices are very reasonable and they have a nice selection of both French and domestic wines.

M
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family just moved here from the SF Bay Area in December, 2018 and tried this restaurant on Saturday, August 10, 2019 and was so happy. The Rotisserie chicken was outstanding, the chocolate mouse was off the charts and the owners could not be nicer. Our waitress was also outstanding and very friendly. Will definitely go back and would recommend it highly.

HW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quiche at FRC has the flakiest, lightest crust imaginable. The chicken sandwich is perfect; juicy, tasty pieces of chicken, tasty, crunchy coleslaw and crusty baguette - delicious. The service is just the right level of attentive, and friendly. An overall excellent combination of well prepared food and a wonderful staff.

JH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely little neighborhood restaurant. We were visiting La Quinta for our anniversary and had a very tasty meal here. There are not a lot of menu choices, but the chicken and beef were delicious. The staff was so thoughtful, and let us try a glass of Sancerre, when it was sold by the bottle. I wish we lived closer!

OT
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

You can't go wrong with the attention to service this place has, everyone is treated like royalty

SA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very charming place. The wine selection is great. Sea food was fresh and delicious. Very personal customer service.

H
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had the mussels and fries and was very disappointed in the mussels. They were fishy and the sauce was pretty tasteless. The salad was good only because they serve it with a block of brie which was good. If the food was better than the value would be commensurate with the cost. I've had lunch there and my soup and salad was very good. I would go back and give it another try.

f
Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! The owners were gracious and friendly, and most concerned with our positive dining experience. The French onion soup, creative salads, and salmon were excellent! We will be back soon, thanks!

ND
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French food—the best in the area!

T
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was the first visit during dinner, we had lunch there before and it was outstanding. During dinner however, the noise level was exceedingly loud, likely due to two large parties that were very loud. Food was very good as always, specially the Vol a Vent. Service was very good in spite of being very busy.

VV
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. We came during the day during the off season for lunch and at the beginning were the only diners. It was a HOT day! Luis was so nice to us! Adjusted the playlist so we could hear just the music we wanted. The food was fantastic. I over ate but since I couldn't make up my mind I had the French Onion Soup and the Vol au Vent and both were incredibly delicious. My husband had the chicken and loved it. Perfectly cooked. His only comment about his lunch was that he expected the pommes frites that came with the chicken to be thin ... more like the French style. But that didn't keep him from eating them!

C
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent across the board. Great to have in the area.

MW
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

third visit (party of 6) with 2 new invitees and I'm soooo happy we all had a grooooovy time! Food, ambience, owners and our server ZINA (spelling?) WONDERFUL! Thank You Marlene!

N
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. A meal there is an authentic French experience. Have been 3 times since discovering it and will be back many more times. The fixed price menu is a wonderful value.

B
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Onion Soup. Small restaurant but very good and friendly service

MM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food. A place where you can converse with your guests. Nice environment, casual. Comfortable, neighborhood restaurant.

OT
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! The food and service was amazing! We will definitely go again next time we are in La Quinta! Have to try the quiche...yum!

BM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top-notch service, excellent food, and great (and greatly priced) wine. What’s not to love.

OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations on Open Table. Owner and his wife could not be more accommodating. A large party was finishing up, and they were a bit on the noisy side. Owners were very apologetic, but at least we knew that a crowded restaurant means good food. I had a nice pour of a glass of champagne to start. I ordered a ceasar salad (good), but the real star was the French onion soup that husband ordered. The absolute heartiest and richest broth I have ever tasted. My entrée was the duck, and I was expecting a sour note from the owners bc instead of potatoes, I requested additional vegetables. No problem. A medley of Brussel sprouts and different mushrooms were on that.plate. I know some exotic mushrooms were mixed in---not just the plain white button kind. The accompanying sauce on the duck was excellent as well---you could definitely taste the grand mariner (not heavy handed, but a definite hint). Husband had the short ribs. He is normally very picky and likes nothing, with everything just being "okay". Not in this case: he said they were excellent, and the sauce/demi-glace they came in was excellent. Of course we has to see the dessert menu. We ordered the chocolate something ---the Belgian housemade---not sweet or too sweet at all .with slightly sweet whipped cream. Delicious. We will be.back. Can't wait until they open in Palm.Desert!

g
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place I feel like I’m in France , Fabian make sure that everyone is comfortable and ready to enjoying
Her little restaurant.

S
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the French Rotisserie Cafe was outstanding. We were greeted at the door and our reservation table was ready. A vase was provided for the birthday guest to put her flowers. The service was excellent and the food was so delicious. We had a dessert and everyone in the restaurant sang happy birthday to our guest. It was a superb evening! I highly recommend this restaurant!
Sara Hoffman

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