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La Quinta Cliffhouse, La Quinta, CA

La Quinta Cliffhouse

4.6
4.6
7578 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Sunset Dinner Special Daily 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 360-5991
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Private party facilities
    With multiple spaces both indoors and outdoors to choose from, let the culinary team at La Quinta Cliffhouse make your event special. We have a variety of menues already set to choose from, or we can custom design what your palate desires. Please email Brittany@LaQuintaCliffhouse.com for a welcome packet and to begin planning your special event
  • Private party contact
    Brittany McCoy: (760) 360-5991
  • Neighborhood
    La Quinta
  • Cross street
    Washington Street
  • Parking details
    Self Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,578 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Most Booked

7,578 Reviews
  1. JorgeS

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine here quite regularly with our without our kids, the food is always on point, my daughter loves to order the steak off the kids menu, while my son the Mac n cheese or burgers. We have tried everything on the menu atleast once.. if you get a chance to book at cliffhouse.. you won't regret it!

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  2. PaulF

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was as good as expected/hoped. The restaurant had so many different areas to enjoy the ambiance. Outdoor and indoor dining.

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  3. drto

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Here is one of the best dining experiences in the desert! Cliffhouse is our favorite spot with great ambiance and excellent service.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service and excellent food! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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  5. Passyunk

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Entree arrived after a fairly long wait which was not bad since we had good appetizers but the food was not hot so it must have been sitting around for a while. Everything else very good!

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  6. JeffG

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time to Cliffhouse and we'll be back. It's a great venue and the food and service was very good.

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  7. BobB

    Phoenix

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there many times and this time was very enjoyable. Great service and good food!

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  8. VeryFrequentTraveller

    Toronto

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoy the outdoor patio space for ding. Great food and service. One of our primary go to places when we visit the area

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  9. KenC

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing as usual. Filet cooked to perfection as well as short ribs that were tender, juicy and flavorful. Cocktails were top notch. Ice cream wedge topped off a fabulous meal. Always a great experience.

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  10. MIKE

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for making our family dinner an amazing experience! Service and food were perfect!

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  11. JayG

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and food. Nice view from outside tables

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  12. Patti

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great everything!!! What a wonderful experience to dine at the Cliffhouse!

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  13. HRConsultant

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience was amazing, great staff, and food was amazing! Will definitely come back here.

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  14. KristinE

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
     The food was very good. I feel that you can have a much nicer experience at a restaurant in Palm Springs called “the lavender”. The Cliffhouse felt more a chain and your paying for the brand name. The server was very nice. Overall, it was a nice experience, but nothing I would be very excited about going again. 

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  15. MichelleS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very slow service all around, we sat for about 15 minutes before even being acknowledged for a drink. Ambiance was less than the hype. Meal was good, but pricey. We heard this place was great, but felt it was average at best.

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  16. KathleenC

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Bleu cheese crusted Pork chop with agratin potatoes was EXCELLENT!!

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  17. Tony

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eat here all the time and love it. Great food, atmosphere and service.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our table was packed in with other people right next to us and it felt like we were on a timer to get done and gone. Food was alright and it’s a very nice setting but very loud and rushed.

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  19. CarlaC

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Helpful female bus person but waiter want very present.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all had the Cioppino and it was outstanding. It was a little noisy but the food and atmosphere were wonderful.

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  21. GregR

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! The service was excellent, the food delicious, and the venue was amazing! Highly recommend.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very excellent service. Lamb was amazing. Would recommend for special occasions.

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  23. DinerDelight

    Palm Springs

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the small portions of the salmon dish. We've been here before and had the salmon and this didn't seem to measure up. Our meals were brought out only a few minutes after we ordered them which was a little suspect. Service from the wait staff was very good and friendly.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Filet Mignon was incredible. As was the key lime pie. I get the feeling that this is an institution in La Quinta. We will be back!

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  25. SandyJ

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was impressed with the food, view (it's beautiful) and service - highly recommended!

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  26. PearlM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time. We love this restaurant. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly too! I highly recommend this restaurant ❤️

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! And food was amazing! Definitely recommend!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great on the patio, we love it! Service is great and they make you feel special.

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  29. Patti

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dinner at the Cliffhouse about once a week because the food is great and the service outstanding.

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  30. TamiR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a beautiful spot on the patio as requested.

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  31. CristeenM

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening enjoying the patio! Beautiful day and excellent experience.

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  32. LunaR

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This place is just a tourist trap. If you're sitting inside you might as well be at any family restaurant except for the fact that you're paying astronomical prices for the most mediocre food. So not worth it.

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  33. goldreview

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service at the Cliffhouse were very good. The menu provides a good selection of appetizers and entrees. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive. The portion of the dining room that we were seated in was a bit dark. It's a nice place for dinner.

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  34. TimD

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our Easter dinner. Service was outstanding as well as friendly. Food was perfect. Cook exactly as requested. Highly recommend you try this restaurant.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great choice for a beautiful meal. Beautiful setting!

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  36. ScottS

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great dinner with our friends. Great food and the staff was very attentive throughout our time at the restaurant. Susie was outstanding!

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  37. Nancy

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Classy Ambiance and service. Short ribs melt in your mouth and my husband really enjoyed the surf and turf. Pricey but worth it. A must when we visit Palm Desert?

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  38. ChristaG

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I have dined here three times and each time service is slow. Staff waits up to 10 minutes or longer to greet you-frustrating.

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  39. GregS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the date dish, clam chowder, pasta, and the lobsters. Everything was a little pricey but it was very very good! The service was excellent and the location is very picturesque. It is a special place to go for an unforgettable evening.

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  40. Royce

    Palm Springs

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cliff House has been one of our go-to restaurants for many years. After the pandemic, it just wasn't the same and we stopped going. We decided to try it again with friends and were pleasantly surprised. We were in the back dining room which was very nice. Having said that, I wish the Bar area would return to what it used to be before the pandemic with a separate Chef in the bar area and the patio next to it opened to the bar area.

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FAQs

La Quinta Cliffhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 7578 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today
Google Map for La Quinta Cliffhouse

78-250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Washington Street
  • Neighborhood
    La Quinta
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Sunset Dinner Special Daily 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Self Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 360-5991
  • Private party facilities
    With multiple spaces both indoors and outdoors to choose from, let the culinary team at La Quinta Cliffhouse make your event special. We have a variety of menues already set to choose from, or we can custom design what your palate desires. Please email Brittany@LaQuintaCliffhouse.com for a welcome packet and to begin planning your special event
  • Private party contact
    Brittany McCoy: (760) 360-5991
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