La Quinta Cliffhouse

4.7
3813 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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RP
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding as usual. We will go back soon.

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

This was our first visit for my fiancé's birthday and the staff made it wonderful! He was feeling a little down but to see the great customer service they had and the genuine sincerity was such a refreshing change and it really made his day!
I can't say enough good things about this place. The restaurant itself is beautiful with the grandest walkway. The food was excellent and well priced. The staff service is something that everyone in the business needs to stop by and witness for themselves, a class act and worth stopping in for.
We'll be back again very soon!

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

The food was amazing. Lobster ravioli and Brussels sprouts were to die for. I indicated it was my boyfriend and my anniversary on my reservation and they gave us a great private booth plus dessert. I only wish I was able to try more of the menu because everything we had was excellent

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We are from out of town and wanted a nice steak and ambiance. Cliffhouse provides that experience with friendly and attentive service. We will come back.

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J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We were placed in a back room with booths, cheap tablecloths and ceiling and walls looking like a greasy spoon. Food was good but not worth the cost.

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RC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great as well as the service!
We always take our out of town guests to The Cliff House!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was fabulous! My steak was cooked perfectly and so good. The salad was very good with unique additions like yummy figs. The truffle potatoes were flavorful but slightly undercooked. Others had the lemon chicken pasta, which was very lemony...a bit overpowering. The bolognese pasta was very good and flavorful with just the right amount of spices. Nice restaurant for socializing, a special occasion, or a family vacation dinner. The lounge looked very busy and popular as well. We will be back the next time we are in town!

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HK
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Wanted something special for our anniversary. We have passed The Cliff House numerous times and I thought this would be special. We arrived 15 minutes early for our 7p.m. reservation and the place was packed. Seems the restaurant has a Sunset Dinner Special. We were seated on time and our waitress Tina greeted us promptly. My partner tells me they made a good martini. We ordered the potsticker appetizer, which was better than many Chinese restaurants. For our entrees he chose the Thai Scallops with black cashew rice and mango salsa, which was delicious. I chose the sea bass with rice in a coconut curry sauce, which had a little kick to it, and was delicious. Our only disappointment with dinner was both entrees seemed to have sat under a heat lamp and were warm, but not hot. For desert the restaurant brought an ice cream pie, which I’m told was really good.

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RC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my moms birthday and they made everything super special!

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Y
Los Angeles
144 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived just in time for the $22.75 sunset dinner specials. Happy hour at the bar and the restaurant had quite a nice crowd as the outside sections were closed due to heat. Their warm sourdough bread & butter is so delicious. Cliffhouse makes a fantastic wedge salad with extra blue cheese crumbles and bacon bits upon request. For our entrees, we enjoyed the simply grilled salmon and rigatoni bolognese which had a meaty pasta sauce that tasted much like their braised beef short ribs, so if you like them, you'll like the bolognese. Our server, Marco, was excellent as were all helpers. Consider us regulars as we'll return soon.

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BJ
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our adult children and teenage granddaughters all had the early dinner specials. Dinners were quite the deal and the food was delicious.

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OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time here. The ambiance in the main dining area is the best and offers great sunset views. The food never disappoints, but it may be time for something new on the menu.

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RS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, outstanding food, excellent variety of menu. Enjoyed the earthquake too.🤪

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal and the waiting staff were very attentive. The ambience was warm and cosy and it felt like a special evening out. The only gripe was that the light was poor at our table because the blind was down as it was broken. However, one of the staff noticed and immediately brought another candle which was a nice touch. Would definitely recommend it!

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MT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food, deliciously presented with exceptional service!

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T
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and great food as always

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AB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING, I will go there everytime I visit Palm Springs! Worth every penny, you will not regret it!

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VR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, service and food! We booked a last minute reservation for a late night dinner and we were pleased with our dining experience at the Cliffhouse. We will return.

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R
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our guests were 20 min late - we were treated warmly and kindly as if nothing was array. Service was excellent and the food was great.

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b
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was a very special occasion of my wife's birthday and we have waited a long time to try the Cliffhouse. The restaurant was quite crowded even though we were early and we were seated at our appointed time. Service was great, the menu reflected "restaurant week" and was reasonable. Food was good. The restaurant is quite traditional in design, menu, and operation. The food reflects some modern touches. In all, the experience was good and we will return.

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TL
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance! Excellent service and the food was exceptional! A wonderful experience!

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I
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just such s nice place on all fronts. One of our favorites in the valley.

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KW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice experience. The service was outstanding. The food was very good and the atmosphere was very nice. I would recommend to others.

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J
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating birthdays with friends and everyone came to the conclusion that the restaurant choice was the best!

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RB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become our Anniversary restaurant tradition. The staff, food and hospitality are excellent. The Ahi Poke is fantastic!

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K
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, what a selection. This owner should be proud of their staff.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely from the accommodations with my children, to the food and service, and complimentary birthday cake also ice cream for each of my children.

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JC
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came for an early dinner with our young granddaughter. The staff was terrific in accommodating all of us. We asked for her food and ours to arrive quickly and it did. A water glass was spilled and the staff changed the tablecloth rapidly and with good humor. And, the food was very good. We’ll be coming back next trip to the Desert.

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DC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The Cliffhouse is exactly what you would expect: mediocre food and mediocre service with an amazing view and an appropriate price. This is definitely good bang for the buck for the diner looking for a night out without breaking the bank. Tip: for the best experience, request a table in the main dining room and time your dinner to watch the sunset. If you’re a 50-something single the bar is your scene!

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F
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always LOVE coming to the Cliff House whenever we're in town. From the Happy Hour menu or the dining room menu, all the food is great and their service is top-notch! The staff and food are consistently great. We also love that you can dress casually for the bar or get more dressed-up for the dining room. The menus have terrific, tasty choices from appetizers, to main entrees, to the desserts as well. The bar menu offers a wide selection of cocktails, wine list, and beer choices. When the weather isn't scorching, sitting outside by the "cliff" and water features is a must. We highly recommend the Cliff House anytime you have a chance to visit!

Cheers!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very satisfied with our experience here. The service was exceptional; the food, delicious; and the ambiance made our celebration of two recent graduates a memorable one. I highly recommend La Quinta Cliffhouse!

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Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend to dinner as an appreciation gift. And this place was excellent from the time we walked in, was seated and waited on hand and foot. The seafood and wine selection was amazing

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The patio is under remodel so that was a slight disappointment but we were fine sitting inside. The food is so good and the décor is nice. We love to visit when in town.

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OT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fathers day

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l
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment. I always make a point to eat here when I am in the area because it is so consistent.

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HO
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My daughter-in-law ordered the Ahi steak and it arrived gray, fully cooked. Had to return it, but replacement arrived fairly quickly and was cooked correctly. The beef short ribs were tender, but bland in taste. The service was very good.

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BC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Ordered filet mignon medium . It arrived well done. My dining partner ordered filet mignon medium rare. It arrived medium well. Will not be returning.

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SW
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunset dinners are a wonderful value. Service is always outstanding. Ambiance is on point

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M
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations for dinner in the dining room for 3 but found the bar a better place to have a casual, fun experience. Our server was great and helped us through HH menu of food and drinks. Even as the bar filled the service was great and we never had to wait more than a minute if we needed to flag someone down.

We've been to Cliff House many times, even through the change of management, and found that the level of service, the wait staff and the food was still as good as it's always been. And a fabulous sunset through the large windows.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Chicken undercooked
Took off my bill
Waitress was efficient but a robot

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