La Quinta Cliffhouse

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$30 and under
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American
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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4.6
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vipBiancaN
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food & Service was on point.

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Peggy
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious oysters, fresh bread, steak, wedge salad. Great service and ambiance. A must go to place when in the desert!

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carl
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Out first dining experience since restaurants are reopening, and it was an excellent experience

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TinaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

While it was so nice to be out and about again as Cliff House is one of our favorite spots, our only disappointment was the service - long wait times between visits to our table - sometimes thought we were forgotten about? Again, grateful to be able to dine out and we will be back.

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DeeM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great as always, just a new experience with masks but I appreciate the staff and their thoroughness in ensuring everyone had a pleasant dining experience under the circumstances.

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Copperhill
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 70th birthday, and it was great. Sorry for what the virus is doing to your business

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BobO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The server was helpful and pleasant. The menu was clearly presented and comprehensive.
We will be back for sure.

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TracyA
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great place to eat dinner!
My daughters and I loved the god and drinks.

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viplawrencer
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere with excellent food and value

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DanaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good view, beautiful setting, but alittle too noisy for my liking.

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vipLouant
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Used to be very good. Not so anymore which is sad. Service spotty, and food marginal.

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CUGRZ
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really enjoyable family dinner! Great atmosphere, service and food! (Scallops were A+!) Will return again the next time we’re in the desert !

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JohnS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go there every time I'm down here. I brought friends for the Blue Haired special- 2 courses for $23 from 4-5pm

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vipMikeP
Oklahoma City
27 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great time.

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BeckyC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio dining was magical! Food and service were excellent and we can’t wait to go back!

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vipkatypaty
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately, it was raining so the very nice open patio was not available. The restaurant was very crowded due to early specials they run. The hostess was not very engaging at all but the lady in the bar that helped us was extremely professional and nice and went to talk to the hostess for us since she told us our table wasn't ready but gave us no indication of how we would know that it was. The waitress was also not very attentive. Maybe because it was busy. My husband and I had the seabass and the seared tuna and both were not very interesting or flavorful. It was ordinary for lack of a better description. If we visit palm springs area next year, this would not be a place I would go without the ambiance of the main patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating area. The food was excellent. Take advantage of the half portions so that you can order appetizers and dessert!

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Odele
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Upon entering the smell of sewer was very strong. We were seated at a large booth set for 8 people in a back banquet room; our reservation was booked weeks ago for 4; would of wished for a better table. The wall had a big chunk of plaster missing and the room needed a good clean . After first course our knives were not replaced so we had to share each others in order to cut our food. The wine list is on germ invested ipad which I would not touch! The smell of sewer was apparently from the water fall as we descended the stairs to exit .

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MartinB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant even at 4 PM was extremely busy....the Cliff House is a very large restaurant that has a noisy and busy atmosphere....hurried service with OK delivery of dinners.

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StuN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from valet parking, bar scene, food, and wait service was top shelf.

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DebraB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service in a lovely setting. Nice variety of wines. Our steak and fish was well prepared and as we ordered. Our only complaints were the salad had too much dressing on it and the vegetables that came with the meal weren’t very good. My meal was supposed to come with steamed “vegetables “. It came with one limp bok choy thrown on the plate. The other entree was to come with arugula salad. It came with one leaf of arugula on top of the steak. Everything else was excellent, including the ice cream pie we shared for dessert.

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vipLisaJ
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Early evening outside on the patio. Lovely spot looking out at the waterfall and changing colors on the rocks.

Dinner was excellent. Sugar spiced salmon was delicious. Beef short ribs were fork tender. Portions were ample. We will definitely return to take advantage of their early eve special pricing.

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PasoDianne
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I have birthdays 1 week apart so celebrate together. This was my sister’s first time at the Cliffhouse and we ate outside. They loved it so much they will be back! Food was delicious! Service was excellent.

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vipGert
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy sitting outside. Wait staff was pleasant and prompt. Food delicious.

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SonyaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Food was fantastic and I had dinner with my parents who also loved it.

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Merrivo
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was very good. They hand an electronic cocktail menu to one person for the whole table to scroll through which is fine but makes it hard for the everyone to decide what they want at the same time. They forgot to bring me a side I’d ordered and I didn’t realize it until half way through my meal. Beautiful venue - very busy and kinda loud.

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vipMattG
Palm Springs
60 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting outside by the mountain and waterfall. Service by Kayla and friends pleasant and attentive. Food delicious. Mussels, poke, seabass, veg curry,, catfish , scallops yummy. Pleasant evening.

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vipHappyDiners
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the sunset dinners which are a lovely option. My husband opted for the crab chowder which he loved and I chose the house salad which was simple but fresh and tasty. We both had the steak medallions. There was a slight mixup on the temperatures as I think our meals were switched, but our waitress handled it very efficiently. She also provided a complimentary ice cream cake to compensate for the delay to cook one order of steak more. We will definitely go back!

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JanetB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous spot! We have been to the Cliffhouse before but have always dined indoors. Found the outdoor patio spot in a quiet corner right beside the rock wall! Fabulous. Indoors was quite a bit louder but outdoors was fantastic! Food is great and the service above and beyond! What a special place! No wonder it's always so busy.

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Desertdoc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, well presented and served. However came a little too quickly for comfort. A large restaurant which detracts from the ambience. Location is, however, quite stunning. Definitely worth a visit.

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vipJacque
Palm Springs
82 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lobster tough .. great service

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munchbunch
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Cliffhouse is our favorite restaurant in the valley. Always a good experience but for first time ever my meal was beyond disappointing. Definitely below the quality of the restaurant’s standards and reputation. We met friends for Sunset Dinner, still an excellent value even though there is no longer a dessert course, and enjoyed a good bottle of wine on half price Wine Wednesday, another great value! Instead of my usual order of the Sugar Spiced Salmon, I chose the Simply Grilled Salmon. It had the flavor and appeal of a school cafeteria meal. A skimpy filet of overcooked salmon was served over a mound of flavorless minute rice! Shameful! The vegetables were so tough I couldn’t even cut them with an extra steak knife my partner had for his tasty beef tenderloin. Had we been alone I would have sent back the meal, it was that bad. This dish needs HELP or it should be removed from the menu.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. You need to go. Period. Beautiful. Great food and service!

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KathyM
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I kind of made a last minute reservation for 7 people but they had the table ready for us when we arrived. The service was spot on and the food was superb. I had the Chilean SeaBass. We will definitely bring customers here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Waitress was nonexistent

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RobertB
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention to service! Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, food delicious.

JM
JanetM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 celebrated a birthday and enjoyed the experience fully until we noticed that a patron at the table next to us unzipped her large tote bag, allowing a child at her table to reach in and pet the cat that she had snuck into the dining room! Upon leaving, wereported this flagrant violation to the manager, who was appropriately horrified, and he assured us he would deal with the situation immediately. Shame on people who think the laws and regulations only apply to “other people”!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mario was outstanding!

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Leslie
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was amazing!!! Would recommend this place to anyone. Only complaint I had was it was a little bit warm in the restaurant, otherwise everything else was great.

FAQs

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 4341 OpenTable diners.

La Quinta Cliffhouse does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.laquintacliffhouse.com/gift-cards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.