La Quinta Cliffhouse

4.7
3479 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Daily 8:30PM - 11:30PM

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Charleston
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad we had a reservation on Monday evening. Cliffhouse was packed. Even though it was extremely busy we were seated quickly & had a lovely evening. The waitstaff was excellent & all four of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinners.

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AM
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took out of town guests to dinner. It was a huge success. Food was great! They loved the restaurant.

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LB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful. Loved every second of our time there.

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G
Palm Springs
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was slow and inattentive. Waited long periods including 20 minutes to get the check after the table was bare. It was incomfortably hot in the main dining room and extremely loud and noisy. Unpleasant all the way around and not like my usual experience at Cliffhouse.

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BD
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our east coast company to a wonderful happy hour. They loved the drinks an most of all the friendly lady bartender.
We sat in the sunset room the best waitress we have ever had. She pleased all five of us an with a smile. She knew the menu an every item that came with the entree. Just a delightful experience from the minute we walked:).

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SD
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, Excellent Service & Company

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SS
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply wonderful! The fish in the green curry sauce was to die for!

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OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great meal... Wish we could say the same for the service. Waitress seemed to be inconvenienced by our presence.

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NY
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for family, friends, dates, and any other occasion.

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JW
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited the Cliffhouse Sunday evening for the Sunset Dinner. The service given us by Amy was exemplary and the food exceeded expectations. My wife's salmon was beautifully prepared and my catfish is an old favorite. It is always very satisfying. It was a pleasant evening and we plan to return soon.

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always come here for significant life events and have been consistently very pleased. Lots of wonderful memories made here.

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PB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyday options with s little twist. Everything we had was cooked perfectly.

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M
Los Angeles
126 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first trip. Crowded which was expected for a Saturday night in season. We split a Caesar salad and the pork chop entree. The dressing and croutons were great. Very flavorful. As was the pork chop. Cooked perfectly. We added a side of garlic mashed and had no room for dessert. Great service. Thanks

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome !!!!!!

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PM
Pittsburgh
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Service and food excellent.
David and Catrina always make us feel welcome.

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DS
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

first visit to cliffhouse. traveling from out of state. made reservation one month in advance. we were seated in the outdoor patio area. plastic walls and heaters did not keep the cold breeze from hitting our table while dining. not sure we will dine here again unless we can request indoor table only.

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ES
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were incredible. Our waitress, Laurie, was perfectly attentive.

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PD
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service by Laurie was exceptional. Short ribs were well prepared and flavorful.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wedding anniversary.

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A
Palm Springs
81 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service here is top notch. Our waitress Lori was just great, and it was a busy holiday weekend Friday night! Had the dry aged rib eye with a lobster tail. One of the very best flavored dry aged steak in the desert! The cook on everything we ordered was perfect. Be prepared, you will pay handsomely for what you order here. We took points off value and ambiance for one main reason, they sat us at a two top that literally was less than 24 inches wide. Not at all comfortable, especially when ordering several items, some of which were shared. Couldn't really leave anything on the table. The wife wanted to finish her salad with her entrée, but there was no way the salad plate and the entrée plate would fit on the table at the same time. There was barely enough room for our water glasses, wine glasses, and the condiments.

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M
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. From the entry to the interior décor to the staff and last but certainly not least, the food, it is truly a great experience. I have been going to this restaurant annually for 35 years and it never ceases to amaze me - it just gets better and better. Highly recommended. Request an outside table if you can.

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a
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My steak was perfect, my wife's was charcoal burn as was the asparagus.
They did offer her another steak but that was 20 minutes after being served. The service was very good, Erick took care of us.

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VL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! First time there and I loved it.

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DS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great Valentines Day dinner. Such a beautiful restaurant. Server was great!

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MA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love how the restaurant is built into the cliff...very cool!

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TS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was outstanding except the halibut which was soft and gooey—lacked a firm quality which halibut should have.

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OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was our second time at the cliffhouse, and each time was great. we went last thursday for valentines day,. the food was great, the service was great. everyone was polite and sweet.

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T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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b
Palm Springs
117 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner! Such a beautiful space, with beautiful views. The food (and wine!) was incredible. We really loved the filets, ahi cones, tempura shrimp and scallops. Everyone is so helpful and friendly, and the managers always check to make sure it’s all perfect. Just a great night. Can’t wait to go back!

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g
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went Valentines Day. Open table did not state that there would be a limited menu!

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JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, views, service was friendly and efficient. Great setting for Valentines Night dinner

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JH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We make it a point to come here when we're in town. Even though it's primarily a steakhouse and we don't eat meat, the service and the ambiance more than make up for the thin but excellent fish and vegetable choices. Definitely one of the better spots in the Palm Springs area.

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BM
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

We have been to the Cliff House many times and always had good meals, but this time although the service was very good, the quality of the food and lack of flavor was very disappointing. We ordered dishes that we had before, the sea bass was presented differently with little flavor, the ciopino was old seafood in tomato sauce, the salads had virtually no dressing or flavor. VERY disappointed this visit, all four of had sub standard meals.

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. The ambiance was on spot!!

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TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. A bit pricey. I loved the drinks menu!

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DP
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a wonderful meal while visiting Palm Desert. Excellent food and setting.

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GR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The room we were in was very loud.
The food flavor was ok, but one of us was ill after eating.
Overpriced for what we received.

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NC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at the Cliffhouse 2 times. The first time was very good. I ordered sea bass my husband ordered a steak. My 2nd time, we reserved a table via open table to try their sunset menu. It wasn’t that good. Maybe because it’s cheaper. If you want good food here, you have to pay the full price.

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DK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and great atmosphere. Short ribs and salmon were delicious. The new s’mores desert was a great way to top it off.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente servicio, cena deliciosa. Nos explicaron los platillos muy profesionales y las recomendaciones fueron muy acertadas.

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