Larkspur Grill at HOTEL PASEO

4.3
80 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Welcome to Larkspur Grill
We are currently taking reservations. Please join us at the newest and hottest dining spot located in beautiful Palm Desert, near the stylish El Paseo shopping district. Larkspur Grill offers a classic twist on modern California cuisine, featuring fresh ingredients supported by local farms. Come hang out on the patio and enjoy a bite or a cocktail, let the beautiful scenery of our local San Jacinto mountains unfold.

Parties of 8 or more people, please contact the restaurant directly and we can help assist you getting a reservation.
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vipTAnSanRamon
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun times and always a good meal. Love the live music and the fun crowd!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a couple of great choices for my vegan friend. Service was excellent. We sat outside which was just perfect. You had a view the mountains which is always spectacular. Chips, salsa, guac was excellent as were the fish tacos. Would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately most of our main courses were not hot

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JimS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for thanksgiving prix fix three course dinner and it was terrific My wife had turkey and I had prime rib and they were both delicious. Can’t wait to return for regular menu.

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Foodie
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We have eaten here a couple of times. Food is consistently good. It was very busy ( night before Thanksgiving ) so the service was chaotic. We had our bottle of wine almost finished before our meal came.

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Notwaco
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very slow service; out of an entree food not very special for the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Well drinks subpar, food good but served cool, ambiance very good, music some nights fantastic, others not so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So disappointing; from the outside looking in, it looks fabulous however once inside the experience was beyond disappointing.
The food was horrible plus it took over 1/2 hr to get our food which we could not eat.
The music was so loud you couldn’t talk to.
We will not be back and we will not recommend to others.
Sadly disappointed!

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ImNoFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The choice of music was ridiculous for a dinner crowd - my friends couldn’t wait to get away from the noise of this terrible garage band. Def not suitable dinner music !

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vipMfamily6
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Never got starter entrée but my wife did, soup is pretty easy to get I thought. the cod entree was basically floating in soup

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the band that plays on Thursday!
The Cod is to die for, my favorite dish.

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vipSmilelady
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The first table we were seated at had trash under it including some dirty Qtips.
The server was pleasant but inattentive. Had to ask for everything (drink refills, salt, etc)
The salads had huge unmanageable pieces of lettuce and the lettuce was limp with some rotted lettuce in it.
Getting bread and butter was an ordeal, but it happened at least. They were out of lemonade for an Arnold Palmer.
All in all not a great experience

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vipBM2021
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Live music is great and appreciated but this sounded more like disco night not dinning appropriate and cant even hear yourself....
Service slow and food came cold !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Larkspur is definitely your typical hotel restaurant. The atmosphere just seemed a little off. The food was good but not great. I would eat here if I was looking for an easy spot and I was staying at the hotel but I wouldn’t go out of my way to return.

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SusanM
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for an early dinner while on vacation and we’re glad we did! Scott was our server at the beginning of the meal, filling in for a server who was on a break, and he was delightful. A good sense of humor, attentive and informative. He answered all our questions, and gave advice on a wine selection that was spot on. He’s a definite asset - hold on to him!

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DorothyG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Just passable for a restaurant that could be a whole lot more. Staff not up to par. Food just ok. Bumper on car scuffed by valet. Not a real great time. I would not recommend Larkspur as there are many other restaurants in the valley deserving of our patronage.

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vipMichelleH
Palm Springs
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the restaurant is beautiful. We loved the amazing desert pictures that kept changing. Our server was very accommodating and the menu had a lot of shareable options.

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Eatmore
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation with OpenTable and got a confirmation.

When my party of four arrived at the restaurant we found out that Larkspur is closed on Monday and Tuesday nights.

From now on I’ll be making my reservations through restaurants themselves.

Thanks for NOTHING!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Was perfect place to eat as we were staying at the hotel

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vipKenzieT
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved our outdoor table’s position and ambience. Appetizer, salad and entree menu had tasty and interesting dishes. Dessert menu standard and unexciting. Service pleasant but sometimes slow. Overall, a very favorable evening at a reasonable price and we’ll be back!

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vipDavidV
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was terrible. Bread was hard nest was dry. Employee Kevin Bacon was a wonderful worker. Watching him he never stopped working.

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viphungryguy
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Dining room is LOUD when entertainment kicks in. Outdoor tables much better.

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Kendaleswife
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My first time at Larkspur.
They were apparently understaffed.
No server approached, so after about 10 minutes, we asked a gal to help us.
The bartender was actually our server, and he was very busy. Both servers were very pleasant.
We both enjoyed meals, though my beet salad was very small, which I didn’t mind, but others may.
We’ll be back for another try.

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Winersanddiners
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the ambience the food was amazing and what made it even better was the music!

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SandyH
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on patio. Comfortable shaded table away from interior chatter was a good place to enjoy a delicious leisurely lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and good service.

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TeriK
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable

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vipPattiF
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good vibe! Atmosphere is wonderful, great patio and view of mountains. Food was very good. Calamari was excellent. Service was good but server could have been more friendly and on point.

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vipDiane
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Scott was very knowledgeable and professional.
Food was great and loved the live music

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JimC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Sat on the patio and it was a beautiful night. Staff was very friendly and helpful when available. Food was very good, though the banana split special desert was average, at best. The only real concern was with the pace of service and availability of staff. I don't know if they were short staffed, but it was hard to get someone to refill our water or get back to us when we asked a question. As we were not in a rush, it was not a large problem, but if we didn't have as much time, it would have been more of an annoyance. With that said, I will definitely go back.

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BetsyP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to hang out, meet friends, and listen to some good music!

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Mrcode79
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. Place wasn’t too busy but service was slow. Drinks are good. Salmon was over cooked. Salads and artichoke were good.

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vipMC173
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice place to eat with good value for the money. The waiter made several recommendations for the dining choices which were very helpful. An enjoyable dinner was had.

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FredD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I do not eat red meats nor pork and found the menu limiting. There was a rock band playing early in the evening (8:00 pm). The band was good however for dining at the bar the volume was fairly ramped up and it made conversation difficult.

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vipKathyS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. Went here a couple weeks ago with my friend and enjoyed it so much that I returned with my husband for his birthday. The salmon and the pork chops are my absolute favorites. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. I will return!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is genuinely friendly and accommodating. The location is inviting, with an atmosphere that beckons one to stay and enjoy.

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StephenH
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had eaten at this space a couple of years ago and while the food was excellent, the noise level was just atrocious. Went last night with another couple and the redesign and including more noise reducing sound was welcome. The booth was incredibly comfortable as were the surrounding. Wait staff was professional, informative and overall excellent. Had the garlic fries which were pretty amazing. I only wish the rest of the meal was up to that standard. I had the fried chicken which I give a B- largely because it lacked any flavor and even though well cooked, it fell flat. It is served with greens and gravy with ham...the gravy was such an ugly grey and the greens were wilted within an inch of death. We all felt the same; food very average despite the skilled presentation; the filet was a good cut of beef but lacked any character whatsoever. Same with the salmon...adequate but just not up to the price point. Doubt I would eat here again...the food we tried just lacked any distinct flavor profile...though I would come back for the very good cocktails and fries.

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PJL67
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just picked the Larkspur Grill because some friends were out here visiting and it stays open later. Oh my goodness "What a nice discovery!!!" Everything was excellent from the cocktails, the food and live entertainment. I will definitely be returning.

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LindaS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I love the entertainment, service, corn bread and will continue to recommend it to friends and family.

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ForestM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Spent $200 for two people and left hungry (as part of a party of 6). To be fair, I only ordered apps, but I ordered 5. Ordered a burrata salad - it was about $16 and had 3 and 1/2 tomato slices with one scoop of burrata - way overpriced. The sliders were good - that was the only redeeming app. Had a mixed salad and the lettuce was in huge pieces, but was limp and wilted. It was actually gross, which I don't say often in reviews. Finally, I had an artichoke with butter sauce that was some blend of something yellow and something else and it had a consistency of old pudding - lumpy in some places and a little watery in others. Three of us tried it and couldn't figure out what it is. I sent that back and asked for simply melted butter and they sent the same thing back out telling me it was somehow specially prepared and I replied that....well...I just asked for melted butter. I suspect they use some substitute for butter in cooking, which is just gross for a restaurant. Finally, the black pepper truffle fries were the strangest. People, including this restaurant, need to stop the obsession with shoestring fries - they get cold and end up in a lump. So after eating about 15 little shoestring fries, they were cold and I just didn't bother anymore. I originally offered to share with our table of 6, and everyone took some, but didn't go back for more. Ultimately, it was overpriced and the food was (except the mass of cold shoestring fries) small and subpar for any restaurant, much less one trying to be in a certain class of restaurants.

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Larkspur Grill at HOTEL PASEO is rated 4.3 stars by 80 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.