La Quinta Cliffhouse
served with garlic mashed potato sauted vegetable, au jus & horseradish cream
mashed potatoes, green beans
Braised Short Ribs
We had a GREAT dinner on the patio. We went for our anniversary and weren’t disappointed. This is going to be our new go-to spot for sure.
Amazing ambiance. Food was decent, but for the amount I paid, I did not think it was amazing. Definitely a cool place for a special occasion.
Overall, the food quality and value is excellent; our experience was marred by super slow service (2 hours for a meal for 4 with apps and mains only) and there was a very loud speaker over our table that made conversation impossible; after asking twice to have it corrected I finally walked to the hostess and she immediately corrected it, which means the staff I asked either did nothing with my feedback or didn’t know what to do to correct it.
Wonderful environment and people even the customers were sweet
Good entre (sea bass & salmon). Below average drinks. Average starters ($10 for chopped Romaine lettuce with bottled dressing?) Microwaved desert! Impersonal service. I’ll spend my $100 somewhere else next time!
Beautiful place. Food was just ok.
Four of us dined at Cliffhouse to celebrate our friends' anniversary. The service (Marco was our server) was excellent, and we appreciated that the manager stopped by a few times to make sure we were enjoying our experience. We ordered from the sunset (early-bird) dinner menu which includes soup or salad (the mixed greens salad is terrific). Of the four entrees, three were exceptional. The rigatoni bolognese was too peppery, the seasoning seeming more Mexican inspired that Italian, so I wouldn't recommend it. But truly, everything else was wonderful.
We make it a point to always dine at the Cliffhouse when we travel from Minnesota to Palm Desert. One of our favorite restaurants anywhere.
Braised short ribs were mouth waveringly delicious!
Caesar salad was great as was the Creme Brûlée!
Will definitely order again!
Our "waitperson", Marco, was wonderful!
Hostess was lovely and accommodating. Our server Rebecca was fantastic- very helpful w/ the menu and made a special birthday dinner for my mother an even more special evening.
Setting was perfect really beautiful and patio was very cool and comfortable even on a hot early evening.
I am disappointed to be honest. We had a reservation for my husband's bday and because we came with kids, I am sure we got seated in the worst corner of the restaurant, basically near the bathrooms so to speak. Service was really bad. We were constantly waiting on something. And never got checked in upon. Food was good tho. First and last time here.
It's always a pleasure to dine at The Cliff House. Our reservation was honored on time and the faciility was clean and compliant with the CDC rules and regulations for the Covid 19 protection of its' employees and customers. We were celebrating a milestone birthday and the waitress brought a candle and large slice of cake for the table at the appropriate time. This is one of the best restaurants in the Coachella Valley where the experience, food and service is always outstanding.
Beautiful location and amazing food
It was an excellent experience. Always enjoy eating there
Very nice..except twice we were given food that belonged to a different table. Not good during covid.
Always great food and atmosphere. Felt safe and distanced.
During Covid- eating inside here is a very institutional type experience. I’m sure it’s fine otherwise but, if you are thinking you’ll be eating outside (their primary draw) I’d call them to be sure. If I had to guess- the experience of someone dining outside vs dining inside? Entirely different.
Great atmosphere and setting. Wonderful food...excellent service. Highly recommend.
We had dinner with our good friends. Generally speaking, we like the Cliffhouse, but it was definitely an “off” night. My husband had the ribeye with sautéed mushrooms. His ribeye was exceptionally small and thin. And the mushrooms tasted old. I ordered the seared ahi tuna dinner. There was nothing wrong with it, but it was just okay. The tuna was cold (even seared tuna should still be warm), the rice was lukewarm, the carrots were good. I was disappointed that it wasn’t served with soy sauce or wasabi.
Our friends ordered the lobster tail, no one offered to remove the shell and a side of ribs, which they said were good.
And we especially don’t like sitting in the open dining area next to the front entrance and bar. It seems to ruin the ambiance.
Maybe next time we’ll have better luck.
Our server was good and very pleasant. Unfortunately, I did not get his name.
Always have had a wonderful meal and dining experience at the Cliffhouse.
Great place. In my opinion they are still working out how to serve at their top level in this Era of social distancing...
Such a beautiful ambiance. You feel as if you are on vacation. Everything we had was delicious and the service was impeccable.
Visiting from out of town, we always enjoy going to the Cliffhouse for dinner. Such a unique setting and the food is consistently good! I have to say that our server was exceptional this time as well.
I always enjoy the Cliffhouse, we make sure to get in for happy hour/dinner frequently during our visits.
Great variety of food. We loved everything. Nice wine selection.
A wonderful place to celebrate a birthday
We dined on the patio. Had their Crab Louies which were delicious and fresh. Service was excellent.
a lovely dinner outside with social distancing. we all enjoyed the meal.
My poki appetizer was wonderful!! However, the others' meals were poor to average. One of our group ordered a Caesar salad, which was very small & came with one anchovy, and lettuce, maybe a few croutons. We found the restaurant very dark, & the prices very high for the quality of the food & the service. We all agreed that we would not go there again.
Had my anniversary dinner with my wife and was noted in the reservation. We had to wait to be sat after our reservation time and we got sat directly next to a server station. This table was very noisy with workers conversing and heard silverware and dish noise all throughout the dinner. Our waiter wasn’t personable at all and the first thing she said was what would you like. I don’t have very high expectations but coming from the restaurant industry I know what to expect. We got a anniversary dessert but was to late to enjoy after the dining experience.
Waitress was very attentive and took great pictures of us.
Excellent service and value.
Always recommend the Cliffhouse
With COVID it is a little scary going out to eat. We were seated inside and had a great deal of space between us and any other diners. Our service was especially good the food delicious. And made our first time inside a restaurant since March feel so much safer. Thank you Cliffhouse!
This is my third visit. They have yet to disappoint. We came here for our anniversary dinner. My wife had the Filet with a beautiful au gratin, all cooked to perfection. I had the Prime Rib with veggies and mash. We both started with the traditional Cesar Salad (with real white anchovies, so delicate and yummy!) Kaitlyn, our server, was extremely friendly and attentive. The restaurant treated us to a lovely ice cream pie. We both left happy and full! Bonus: the bathrooms were immaculate.
The food was amazing and the restaurant was beautiful. This has become our favorite place to eat in Palm Springs.
First time seated on the rear patio and we love it! Even socially-distanced, this is a very comfortable locale. We had the hamburger, ceviche, stuffed dates, calamari and fish tacos from the Happy Hour menu. All were excellent. The server (masked) was attentive and friendly. This is our go-to place since the restrictions were put in place.
I tried to reserve an outside patio table for 3 of us celebrating a friend's birthday for 5 pm. I was told they couldn't reserve an outside table and it was up to us to get there earlier because they fill up. We were fortunate to get an outside table but it wasn't a nice spot. We all had the Sunset dinner served until 5:30 which was a great deal. We all had the salmon, cooked to perfection, and we each chose a different side (rice, mashed potatos and fingerling potatoes.) Comes with soup or salad which we all enjoyed and they served a gratis mud pie with a candle. Overall a great dinner and value.
It was busy at first, but then it slowed down and the service was very very slow. We had to wait about a half hour for our bill and always had to asked to have our drinks refilled etc. we were in the patio area
Loved our experience at the Cliff House. Would highly recommend!
One of my favorite places to eat and to take guests. Love the back patio. Less noise and very comfortable. Food presented very nicely.
La Quinta Cliffhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 360-5991.
La Quinta Cliffhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 4589 OpenTable diners.
La Quinta Cliffhouse does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.laquintacliffhouse.com/gift-cards.
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.