La Quinta Cliffhouse

4.7
4636 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. We DO NOT take reservations in the Bar area or for Happy Hour.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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JennieUSA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and cozy place, I was able to watch a sunset. Prime steak was an excellent choice. I will be returning to this place again

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WandaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique dining experience beautiful ambience great food an exceptionally nice quiet beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place! If you have never been there you need to go.
We are repeat customers and it never disappoints us.

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GreatAtmosphere
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for the sundowner meal and food is always excellent!

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kengrace
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. Very friendly staff.

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vipLisa
Minneapolis
57 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous meal—the short rib was melt in your mouth and the salmon was cooked to perfection. Cocktails were divine. A giant slice of their very own ice cream cake made this birthday dinner perfect!

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AdrienneE
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for great food. Beautiful ambiance and scenery on the upstairs back patio.

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vipKenzieT
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Sunset dinner had large portions for a low price. Only one complaint. Felt in these pandemic times that the tables were uncomfortably close together on the back patio. Will not be back during Covid-19 because of that. Everything else was really good.

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Went above & beyond for my friends birthday. Best sea bass I've ever had!

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JerryH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Under the circumstances of covid-19 the Cliffhouse was excellent. The outdoor seating in the "cliffs" with lighting was very nice. The staff was attentive, courteous, helpful, and prompt. The food was well prepared and very tasty. The birthday desert provided was excellent and much appreciated. Great dining experience.

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vipCatherineS
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We were looking forward to this and it did not meet our expectations. Food was not great and it was difficult to get water refills. Ordered filet medium and it was rare. We have been at multiple different restaurants in Palm Springs, La Quinta, and Palm Desert over our three week time here and this is the first time we have been disappointed.

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ChuckP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. They have made enough seating outdoors to handle plenty of people.

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Robyn
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with food, service and the outdoor dining arrangements during this pandemic. Very pleasant dining experience. Thank you.

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vipReflective
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The location has the potential to provide an excellent experience or a rather poor one. We were seated late and seated with 111 Hwy noise. Most tables are reasonably set back so maybe it was an unlucky evening. I would say we had a nice conversation at dinner had I heard anything my friends said.
The food was good, not great. Other than the seating debacle the service was good, not great.
I had the feeling they are playing off the decor potential and a favorable reputation. Given a notch up in execution they could be an awesome place.

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LQResident
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Check in process is why I don’t rate this 5 Stars. Due to China flu Riverside County regulations the check in procedures hurt the overall dining experience! However, this restaurant is “FIRE”! That means great food, great ambiance on the back patio, good service at the tables. One of our go to favorites!

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vipNicki
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the Cliff House because we are never dissatisfied. The food and service are excellent.

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KariO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Salmon dish in the Valley. Lobster was great as was the short ribs.

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Normally this place is top-notch, however the service was very poor. Took 30 minutes to get our drinks. 30 minutes between our salad and our main course. Sergio is a great bartender however not a great server, was not attentive and did not check up on us at all.

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BethT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We especially like their sunset dinners since the price is reduced and the food is plentiful and delicious.

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vipKCampbell
Grand Rapids
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the wine and dinner menu at Cliffhouse.... We were seated on an outdoor patio which was very comfortable given the chilly evening. It was a great opportunity to enjoy a good bottle of wine - Conundrum - and steaks, seafood, scallops and more. We did end up opting for a white chocolate mousse desert as well. All delicious!

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vipMattG
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought guests from San Diego. Fabulous dinner. Everything safe. Food delicious. Service by Kayla exceptional. Manager , Dave, gracious and helpful. Yummy.

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Bree22
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable evening here!

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LaQuintaFan
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although it was a chilly, windy night, we remained comfortable eating outside. The heaters were perfectly placed and the wind didn’t blow on the patio. We enjoyed the Sunset Dinner. As always the food was great and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I believe the waitperson’s name is Kaylor. Very nice job.

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CathyB
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place! Food and service was great! Definitely will go again and have the seabass meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice ....but I did have to point out an unexpected object was in my salad.

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vipluvgoodfood
Palm Springs
53 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 4 enjoyed a very lovely dinner under the stars on their secondary outdoor seating area in the back of the restaurant. It was half price bottles of wine and we thoroughly enjoyed the Frank Family for the price, it was excellent. Our server was top notch and gave us our time to have a little chat before we ordered. Our appetizer of Calamari was done to perfection! We then proceeded to order the Sunset Dinner which was well priced for a salad and dinner. I chose along with most of our group the Ceasar Salad and Salmon. I asked the server to ask the chef to prepare mine on the more rare side, that didn't happen, but I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner as well as everyone else! The Blood Orange Sorbet along with the Mango Sorbet topped our perfect night.

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vipPeterB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good, enjoyable setting.

I love the ice cream pie

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vipsuziq
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delocious food, drink and deserts. Very attentive wait staff.

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vipLQresidentJ
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Patio table was spaced out but located right next to the exit state.
Service was prompt and professional.
Salmon dish is always reliable and the pasta were quite good.
The back patio does not have ambiance but it’s outdoor and felt safe eating out.

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RyanD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Portion size perfect. Waitress was very attentive. We thought we would be overlooking mountains and instead saw parking lot. We would return.

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

slow service, small amounts however great teasting food.

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vipPatrickC
Palm Springs
59 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Great service. Wonderful food as always. Love the sugar spiced salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice. Good early dining specials

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared a burger and fries. It was great. A couple glasses of wine. Server very pleasant and responsive!

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vipJoetteB
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunset two course dinners available 3 to 5:30 are a great value.

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DavB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Not sure why couldn't get a reservation closer to dinner time of six or so, give or take. The tables were no where near full. Greet staff rather snappy with info.

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EdwardP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Because of COVID restrictions, they have set up some additional tables in the area that was previously the valet area to handle the demand. They did a nice job, but I would request the upstairs outside dining area.

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vipjmkm
Atlantic City
57 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always consistently good... service, food and ambiance! Outdoor dining is well done except for a few tables down below in the former valet area.

FAQs

La Quinta Cliffhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 360-5991.

La Quinta Cliffhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 4636 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.