La Quinta Cliffhouse

4.6
3063 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Scenic View
From the moment you approach the La Quinta Cliffhouse you are surrounded by the dramatic sights and sounds of this desert destination. Jutting from a massive rock outcropping above the desert floor the La Quinta Cliffhouse is renowned for its spectacular views across the valley and providing a lively, casual destination to enjoy a menu of American classics with innovative preparations focused on premium steaks and seafood at great prices. The menu highlights vibrant flavors from the valley along with a generous selection of fresh fish and seafood. The wine list has been thoughtfully chosen to complement the food and provide reasonably priced selections including rare and limited bottles. We DO NOT take reservations in the Bar area or for Happy Hour.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily 4:30pm - 9:00pm Sunday-Thursday and 4:30pm - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday

Sunset Dinner Special: Daily 4:30-5:30pm

Bar: Opens at 4pm

Happy Hour: Every night 4pm-6:30pm, and all night Sunday
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Phone number
(760) 360-5991
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jorge Martinez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington Street
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Parking details
Both self-parking and valet offered.
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

La Quinta Cliffhouse offers 4 distinct event venues to accommodate intimate dinners to large celebrations. So whether it is a rehearsal dinner, corporate event, private party or holiday celebration, La Quinta Cliffhouse’s striking ambiance and warm staff will make your event a memorable one.

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Daily 8:30PM - 11:30PM

What 3063 People Are Saying
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SA
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 7 hours ago

Great food. We had sunset dinner

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OT
5.0
Dined a day ago

Awesome experience

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t
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful restaurant, great food, very nice service. Waitress was not super knowledgable on the food but the Manager was right on the spot to help out. Manager also came to ask about our dinner.
We ordered a couple of glasses of their dessert wine, they ran out mid-pour so the manager/sommelier got a new bottle chilled immediately and came in later to refill our glasses. She was very attentive and kept us informed about the wine issues so we would not think they forgotten about us.
EXCELLENT VISIT

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J
Seattle
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I went on a dinner date and love the Cliffhouse. The only thing we would have changed was the table that we had. We were seated at a 2 person table and would have preferred a 4 person table. The restaurant was not busy. Plenty of 4 person tables available. Our fault for not speaking up. The hostess seated other couples at those tables. Wish next time we would be given a choice. The 2 person tables are to small for eating comfortably. Not to mention that reserving on open table should give us a better table.

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OT
Chicago
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

Steaks were not very good. Grilled should have no sauce. Also they have a happy hour menu in bar they don’t advertise.

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MJ
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 15, 2018

Anniversary. Wonderful setting. Enjoyed a happy hour appetizer and cocktails in the bar .
Dinner at a table next to the window-good view!
Food was delicious-staff very helpful with info about food and wine choices.

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T
Orange County
5.0
Dined on July 15, 2018

This is a lovely restaurant with outstanding food and good service. The view at sunset is exceptional.

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MM
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on July 15, 2018

Food and service were great all around. I'll be back soon to experience Happy Hour as the bar seemed very lively.

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JR
Vancouver
3.0
Dined on July 15, 2018

The food was good but nothing special. The service was adequate but didn’t enhance the experience. There are many restaurants in the area I would return to before this. Overall it was ok.

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RN
Palm Springs
5.0
Dined on July 15, 2018

Amazing experience, as always. You guys NEVER disappoint. Thank you!!

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DR
Orange County
5.0
Dined on July 15, 2018

This was our third visit for my wife and I, and it did not disappoint. The Cliffhouse has now become our favorite fine dining restaurant in the Coachella Valley and we make a reservation each time we are staying in the area. The food and service are great and the menu prices are reasonable. I highly recommend their Sunset Dinner specials - a fantastic two course dinner at a great value (only available early in the evening). We are already looking forward to our next visit, to celebrate my wife's birthday!

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m
Los Angeles
3.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Iconic desert restaurant--food okay, service good, wine list good. Great view!

It could stand some design refreshing inside and outside as the interior is dark and dated and the exterior tired looking as well.

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j
Palm Springs
3.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Disappointed this time as the service was poor. The meal I ordered Was not good this time ( I know as I have had it before.) I was disappointed as this was my Birthday. The manager wandered around but didn’t seem to be checking on anything‼️‼️ Once again the service was POOR . We go there often but will think twice before we go again soon.

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FN
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere, we were celebrating a special birthday. Everyone had a wonderful experience.

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LD
Orange County
5.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

Food was great! Service was impeccable! Rebecca our server was amazing!! Definitely plan to come back again.

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s
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

This was an excellent restaurant. It was very pretty and the food was delicious. It was an excellent value.

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AP
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

I have to say that La Quinta Cliffhouse is my favorite restaurant in the Indian Wells area. The food is beyond delicious and just love the atmosphere and everything about this place. We always make it a point of planning a dinner when in this part of town and highly recommend it to others.

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AC
Palm Springs
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Great dinner with friends! Biff the manager took great care of us like we were family! Great wines for all price points.

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GC
4.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

As usual always great food, great service, and an absolutely wonderful sunset. They always satisfy and never disappoint.

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MF
4.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

I have been to the Cliffhouse a number of times and I usually order the flat iron steak off the sunset dinner menu, which is excellent. However, during my latest visit I ordered the sugar spiced salmon. What a delicious dish; I believe it to be the best tasting salmon dish I have ever ordered at any restaurant. Now, I can't wait to return to sample even a different entre on the Cliffhouse sunset dinner menu, perhaps the pork chops! What a great restaurant.

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LC
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 3, 2018

We had a lovely experience at the Cliffhouse. We felt welcomed from the first moment we walked in. The wine list was terrific and it was an unexpected bonus to be able to order the $21 special! The bar was packed so if you are planning to dine in the bar you should go early !

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R
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

We go for their Sunset dinner and always get the sugar spiced salmon. Great value two courses.

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OT
Edmonton
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Excellent!

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MC
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Cliff House never disappoints. Had the Sunset Dinner menu, great value.

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Great food, atmosphere and customer service.

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JI
Palm Springs
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

We love the Cliffhouse. We always go for the Sunset dinners. Great food at a fantastic bargin. We always order the sugar coated salmon.

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c
Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Quiet birthday celebration for two. Went early for bargain sunset special. Food and service were great. Ambiance was pleasant in main dining area. Restaurant provided special birthday dessert. Very nice.

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MW
Seattle
4.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

This is a great place for special occasions. The early dinner is a great value.

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OT
Orange County
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Birthday - great dinner!

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p
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

fun with family! Love this beautiful spot!

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HE
Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

The food and atmosphere were outstanding. we had the early menu which was a very good value. We were celebrating our anniversary and they treated us to a wonderful ice cream cake dessert.

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b
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Hadn't been back in a long time as next table was holding a conference call on their speaker phone and waiter wouldn't do anything about it. This time, food, service was great and no bozos. Great night. They are definitely back on the list of go to's

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BR
Palm Springs
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

We had a thoroughly enjoyable anniversary dinner. Biff the manager and Matt the waiter we're great. We will be back.

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w
San Francisco
4.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Good food, service was good, dining room very noisy

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RP
Orange County
5.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

My wife and I went for our First Anniversary and we were greeted by the Manager welcoming us and wishing us a "Happy Anniversary". We were taken to a secluded booth and treated like Royalty. The food was to die for and we were then treated to a Macadamia Ice cream pie for desert. (Also to die for!)

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ER
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Considering it was Father’s Day we had excellent service and the food was delicious

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M
San Diego
4.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Our service was great, food was good and came out quickly, atmosphere was beautiful!

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MH
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Pleasantly surprised by The Cliffhouse! After driving by many times during stays in La Quinta, we decided to give it a try during a weekend getaway for Father’s Day! We loved the cool Thunder Mountain rocky atmosphere with water features. It really set the tone as we walked up the stairs to the hostess check in! The kids loved it! I love fun restaurants with cool vibes! We were seated right away at a lovely table on the patio that was built right into the cliff side. My youngest son started with a raw oysters, which were large and meaty and he was very impressed. The rest of my party had salads which were just okay. I loved my entree which was a homemade fettuccine dish loaded with mushrooms in a delicious creamy Marsala type sauce! My youngest son raved about his grilled chicken and mashed potatoes which he ordered from the kids menu. I added a couple of pieces of his chicken to my pasta which was delicious in the creamy sauce! My husband had a scallop entree which he enjoyed and my oldest son had the filet mignon, that he really liked but only wished the portion could have been bigger. We finished with a huge piece of hula pie that was plenty for the four of us! I highly recommend the Cliffhouse not only for the tasty pasta dish that I will crave but for the fun and charming cliff side atmosphere! It will be added to one of our regular spots on our visits to La Quinta for sure!

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ER
San Diego
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

We chose the Cliff House to celebrate our anniversary. On our arrival we were congratulated and taken to a nice table. Our server was friendly, also mentioned our anniversary. We had Mai Tia cocktails that were were perfect. All aspects of our meals were excellent. The appetizers were tasty and well prepared. My halibut entree was the best I have ever tasted. cooked to perfection. We ordered desserts but before we could eat them, the restaurant gave us a slice of Mud Pie. We had our desserts with champagne the next morning. The treatment we received from all staff members was outstanding especially from Marcos our server. We will definitely return

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RK
San Diego
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Love this place- always a great menu with wonderful Happy Hour- service is wonderful!!

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