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La Quinta Cliffhouse, La Quinta, CA

La Quinta Cliffhouse

4.3
4.3
5951 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Sunset Dinner Special Tue–Sun 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 360-5991

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luis Zamora

  • Private party contact

    Brittany McCoy: (760) 360-5991

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Parking details

    Self Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Oysters on the Half Shell$22.00

    mirin ginger mignonette | cocktail sauce

    • Fried Calamari$20.00

      jalapeno ranch | gochujang chili sauce

      • Baked Mac & Cheese$14.00

        pepper jack | cheddar | panko

        • Coachella Valley Medjool Dates$16.00

          bacon | blue cheese | toasted coconut | guajillo gastriqe

          • Prawn Cocktail$22.00

            house made cocktail sauce

            • Salt Spring Mussels$20.00

              chorizo | parsley | white wine | leeks | garlic

              • Ceviche$20.00

                seabass | cilantro | onion | mango | fresno chili | house chips

                • Tempura Shrimp$18.00

                  pickled ginger | cucumber | gochujang chili sauce

                  • Takoshimi$18.00

                    crispy wonton | tuna wakame | shitake salsa

                    • Fried Zucchini Sticks$15.00

                      chipotle ranch

                      Soups & Salads

                      • Mixed Greens Salad$12.00

                        mixed greens | craisins | candied pecans | blue cheese | dijon maple vinaigrette

                        • Cliffhouse Caesar$12.00

                          romaine | garlic croutons | parmesan | white anchovy | caesar dressing

                          • Pear Salad$15.00

                            arugula | red pear | red onion | aged manchego | candied pecans | champagne vinaigrette

                            • Miso Clam Chowder$11.00

                              leeks | shitake | green onion water chestnuts | clams

                              • Cilantro Corn Soup$11.00

                                sweet corn | onions | garlic | cilantro | chili oil

                                • Blue Cheese Wedge$12.00

                                  iceberg | cherry tomato | bacon | red onion | blue cheese crumbles | blue cheese dressing

                                  • Sugar Spiced Salmon Salad (Entrée Size)$25.00

                                    mixed greens | kalamata olives | cucumber | tomato onion | feta | mint | cilantro vinaigrette

                                    • Beet Salad$15.00

                                      arugula | candied walnuts | strawberries goat cheese crumbles | champagne vinaigrette

                                      Entrees & Pastas

                                      • Pan Roasted Chilean Seabass*

                                        honey-soy glaze | ginger sticky rice | baby bok choy | green curry-coconut sauce

                                        • Full Portions$50.00
                                      • Braised Short Ribs

                                        scalloped potatoes | baby carrots | demi-glace

                                        • Full Portions$35.00
                                        • Half Portions$23.00
                                      • Cioppino$48.00

                                        fresh fish | shrimp | bay scallops | mussels 1⁄2 lobster tail | saffron tomato broth | jasmine rice

                                        • Jidori Airline Chicken Breast$35.00

                                          scalloped potatoes | roasted baby carrots truffle demi

                                          • Grilled Pork Chop$38.00

                                            creamy polenta | cherry agrodolce green bean salad

                                            • Sugar Spiced Norwegian Salmon*

                                              spicy mustard | broccolini | creamy polenta

                                              • Full Portions$42.00
                                              • Half Portions$25.00
                                            • Sesame Crusted Tuna

                                              rice noodle | seaweed salad wasabi aioli | yuzu sweet soy

                                              • Full$43.00
                                              • Half$25.00
                                            • Rigatoni Ragout$28.00

                                              meat ragout | cream | parmesan

                                              • Campanelle Pasta$28.00

                                                oyster mushrooms | zucchini | corn | cherry tomatoes

                                                • 8oz. Angus Certified Filet Mignon$58.00

                                                  all steaks hand butchered in house served with garlic mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, and demi-glace

                                                  • Dry Aged 14oz Prime New York$60.00

                                                    all steaks served with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus

                                                    • 10 oz. Flat Iron Steak$45.00

                                                      all steaks hand butchered in house served with garlic mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, and demi-glace

                                                      • Twin Lobster Tails

                                                        garlic mashed potatoes | broccolini | drawn butter

                                                        • Full Portion$66.00
                                                        • Half Portion$37.00

                                                      Sunset Dinners

                                                      two courses $25 (available from 3:30pm - 5pm in the bar only)

                                                        First Course

                                                        choose one

                                                        • Cilantro Corn Soup

                                                          • Miso Clam Chowder

                                                            • Mixed Greens Salad

                                                              • Caesar Salad

                                                                Main Course

                                                                choose one

                                                                • 1/2 Sugar Spiced Salmon*

                                                                  • 1/2 Braised Short Ribs

                                                                    • Campanelle Pasta

                                                                      • Rigatoni Ragu

                                                                        • Grilled Salmon Salad*

                                                                          • Chef's Cut

                                                                            arugula, french fries, chimichurri

                                                                            • add$7.00

                                                                          Last updated: May 21, 2022

                                                                          What 5,951 people are saying

                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                          4.3
                                                                          4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                                          • 4.2Food
                                                                          • 4.4Service
                                                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                                                          • 4Value

                                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                                          1. HM

                                                                            Happy2MeetYou

                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                            Dined today

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            It was great!

                                                                          2. j

                                                                            joeqc

                                                                            Vancouver

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            A wonderful place for a nice dinner. Great menu, great service, and wonderful setting.

                                                                          3. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Anniversary

                                                                          4. KC

                                                                            KristaC

                                                                            Vancouver

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall4food4service1ambience5

                                                                            Food was excellent. But our waiter was so defensive and had a terrible attitude. He honestly ruined the entire evening for us. We even asked the manager if he was ok … seemed so bitter and angry.

                                                                          5. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            vip
                                                                            2.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                            Not worth the price. Pasta tasted like chef boyarde and service was intermittent at best.

                                                                          6. JB

                                                                            JackB

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall4food2service4ambience4

                                                                            Our service was good I ordered chicken was dry and salty the ribs was not that good the potatoes was good the bread wasn’t served until we ask for it

                                                                          7. c

                                                                            clarew

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                            We made the mistake of booking an early table for dinner and not sure if we got the full menu. also made the mistake of requesting outdoor seating which is quite crammed and noisy and does not offer a view.

                                                                          8. AV

                                                                            AndrewV

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                            Everything except service was outstanding. Hostess and server didn't seem to be happy campers. Forced smiles and no eye contact.

                                                                          9. J

                                                                            Judy

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Perfect for a birthday dinner with sunset dinner you can’t lose.

                                                                          10. BT

                                                                            BradyT

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Very beautiful and service is great would go again

                                                                          11. MB

                                                                            MikeB

                                                                            New Orleans

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The food and service were excellent. Prices were a little high but not outrageous.

                                                                          12. B

                                                                            Bobr

                                                                            Central Coast

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Great food and service and nice atmosphere but a little pricey. They recognized my wife and my anniversary.

                                                                          13. DJ

                                                                            DJluv2dine

                                                                            Palm Springs

                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Many thanks for a great table and service. Food was delicious as usual. We had out of town guests with us who loved it too.

                                                                          14. SS

                                                                            SarahS

                                                                            Berlin

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                            The food was Not so good, the portions where small, only the Bouillabaisse was excellent! They should have told that one Entrée is a cold dish!

                                                                          15. s

                                                                            sharonb

                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The Cliffhouse never disappoints. Our party of 4 had ceviche, wedge salads, calamari, and spiced salmon salad (kind of an appetizer dinner). All were very delicious with prompt service. Nice wine list with variety of wine by the glass. Wonderful outdoor atmosphere with waterfalls, views and overhead misting in case it's hot. Fabulous server who anticipated our needs before we asked. Two thumbs way up.

                                                                          16. S

                                                                            Seve2222

                                                                            Palm Springs

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            A must for any visit to the Palm Springs area. We love sitting in the various outdoor spaces. Food is excellent! Never disappointed.

                                                                          17. JH

                                                                            JudyHB

                                                                            Palm Springs

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great drinks, food, atmosphere and temperature! Perfect night!!

                                                                          18. S

                                                                            Savannab

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Everything was great .. overall loved the place, food and ambiance

                                                                          19. MM

                                                                            MaryM

                                                                            New England

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                            The good news: our server was outstanding and the reservation was right on time. But the food coming from the kitchen was painfully slow, my salad was a bit wilted and the salmon (their signature dish) was not up to their standards. This restaurant has always been a favorite and we will return, but our most recent experience was a disappointment. My guess is that they (like so many) are scrambling for staff.

                                                                          20. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Delicious food, amazing service, beautiful location! We’ll be definitely coming back.

                                                                          21. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Hawaii

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The girls had a great time celebrating a win at the casino!

                                                                          22. MD

                                                                            MikeD

                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            we have been there several times and the Cliffhouse never fails to provide great food in a true desert/mountain setting. our server stepped up when necessary.

                                                                          23. M

                                                                            Mdiner

                                                                            Seattle

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Matthew was our server and he was fantastic….very attentive even though it was a busy night. The hostess could have been friendlier. She seemed annoyed when we asked if we could sit on the patio and never smiled. Not a great first impression, but Matthew made up for it with great table service.

                                                                          24. K

                                                                            Kjoc33

                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                            40 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            40 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Another perfect experience tonight - everything from top to bottom was perfect and allowed my wife and I to thoroughly enjoy our 22nd Wedding Anniversary celebration!

                                                                          25. MJ

                                                                            MosquedaJ

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                            Good food nice place would eat here again. Somewhat kid friendly

                                                                          26. D

                                                                            Dreamchaser

                                                                            Palm Springs

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            We had two couples visiting from the East Coast and they were so impressed with the food, the ambiance and our amazing server. They absolutely raved about the setting - with mountain and rushing water. Everyone enjoyed their entre and were very complimentary about our server.

                                                                          27. RD

                                                                            RogerD

                                                                            Palm Springs

                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            1.0

                                                                            16 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                            overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                            Bad time at this place. Noisy, slow service, average food.

                                                                          28. C

                                                                            Clare

                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Cliffhouse has redeemed it from a bad experience 8 years ago. Great food, drinks and very helpful staff and management. We will return.

                                                                          29. SD

                                                                            SaraD

                                                                            New Orleans

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                            Good but not great. The happy hour menu that is served from 3:30-5 is delish looking. I really wanted a burger. Got short ribs. They were fine. Tasted like the ones I make…

                                                                          30. NS

                                                                            NarvellaS

                                                                            Palm Springs

                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            This restaurant is my favorite I have created a lot of memories here so they really can't do too much wrong and I was happy as always

                                                                          31. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Mother’s Day

                                                                          32. B

                                                                            Brujef

                                                                            Palm Springs

                                                                            32 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            32 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                            After mixing up the actual day of Mother’s Day, the staff was able to get us in for dinner compared to my open table date I requested. This was our first time here after hearing many positive things about the Cliff House. Our server was excellent not rushing us and the various items each of had were all very good. Rigatoni, Sugar Seared Salmon, Corn Chowder, Wedge Salad and Tempura Shrimp. Kudos to the staff for accommodating us and making our Mother’s Day dinner a very nice event. Especially since they had to close their patio due to high winds and bring all those reservations inside. We will be back.

                                                                          33. AJ

                                                                            AllisonJ

                                                                            Seattle

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            It was a very nice birthday for our son and we all enjoyed the experience.

                                                                          34. LD

                                                                            LoreneD

                                                                            Chicago

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            A relaxing, no-rush dinner.

                                                                          35. M

                                                                            Mary

                                                                            New York Area

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great place to celebrate our two special events and good photo op spots

                                                                          36. SN

                                                                            SandyN

                                                                            Hawaii

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Love the cliff house, meal was fabulous service was great really really a enjoyable evening thank you! Q!

                                                                          37. A

                                                                            Aurora

                                                                            Chicago

                                                                            77 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            77 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Excellent service. Delicious food

                                                                          38. GS

                                                                            GregS

                                                                            Dallas

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            It was a golf vacation! Great restaurant!

                                                                          39. DF

                                                                            DennisF

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The Cliffhouse experience was excellent as usual. The reservation process was quick and efficient. The service was outstanding. The food choices were plentiful and the food was awesome. We highly recommend The Cliffhouse whenever you are in the La Quinta area.

                                                                          40. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Palm Springs

                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Utterly fabulous. Checked all the boxes for a perfect evening.. thank you to all, and special thanks to Joey our server!

                                                                          Safety precautions

                                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                          • Screening

                                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                            • Staff temperature check required

                                                                          FAQs

                                                                          La Quinta Cliffhouse is rated 4.3 stars by 5951 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                          Booked 68 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 Tue–Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Sunset Dinner Special Tue–Sun 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                            American, Steak, Seafood

                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                            Business Casual

                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                            Self Parking

                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                            Luis Zamora

                                                                          • Additional

                                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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