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About La Quinta Cliffhouse

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.

78-250 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 4:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday-Thursday and 4:00pm - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday

Sunset Dinner Special: Daily 4:00-5:00pm

Bar: Opens at 3:30pm

Happy Hour: Every night 3:30pm-6:30pm, and all night Sunday

Cross Street:
Washington Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 360-5991

Website:
http://www.laquintacliffhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Both self-parking and valet offered.

Executive Chef:
Jorge Martinez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Savor a special a la carte menu full of Cliffhouse favorites and holiday classics. 1-8pm

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Private Dining

La Quinta Cliffhouse offers 4 distinct event venues to accommodate intimate dinners to large celebrations. So whether it is a rehearsal dinner, corporate event, private party or holiday celebration, La Quinta Cliffhouse’s striking ambiance and warm staff will make your event a memorable one.

La Quinta Cliffhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (87)
Good for Anniversaries (72)
Good for a Date (67)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (65)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Happy Hour (59)
Scenic View (55)
Romantic (53)
Bar Seating (45)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Good for Groups (38)
Worth the Drive (35)
Casual (33)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Cozy (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Business Meals (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Fun (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Hot Spot (13)
Authentic (12)
Seasonal (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
People Watching (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Healthy (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Live Sports (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Music (2)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

We love Cliff House. Arrive early to enjoy a happy hour glass of wine or cocktail and then enjoy the sunset dinner, only $21.50 for a wedge salad with salmon or steak, etc. Our amazing server, Rafael, was very attentive. He immediately brought us requested condiments, bread baskets and water. The ambience of this restaurant can't be beat! We'll be back soon.

Tags: Romantic
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food5
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was a pleasure to return to the Cliffhouse. Things in the desert have changed alot. At the Cliffhouse, We had friendly service, a wonderful menu, fine presentation of food and great tasting food. My wedge salad was possibly the best and freshest I have had in a while. Pork tenderloin was tasty, even if a bit salty. My Partner found the salmon on the menu to have perfect texture and tastefully prepared.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Anniversary dinner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Our first visit to this restaurant and we were very pleased. Food was well prepared and presented. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Will definitely return.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 3 days ago

I would have given the review a 5 however the calamari was not well prepare

To be honest it was very bad, I will definitely stay with the amazing artichoke

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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food4
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service by server great! However, notice manager went around to EVERY table to ask how things were and skipped ours, like we didn't "count". There were only about seven tables in dining room. Hope it wasn't because we were the only "non-white" table.

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food5
ambience3
service5

 
·Dined on December 11, 2017

The atmosphere of the restaurant is outstanding. Many options for quality seating. Had the happy hour Sunset dining special - a little disappointed with the back ribs meal, but the flat iron steak was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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food3
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on December 10, 2017

Sorry that at 600om on a Saturday night they already ran out of prime rib which is what we came for

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food3
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value3

 
·Dined on December 8, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in Palm Desert for dinner or happy hour.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We enjoyed half off bottle of wine on Wednesday’s.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

My two sisters and a cousin went with me to the Cliff House for dinner and we all had a great meal and time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 4, 2017

La Quinta Cliff House is built into the side of a rocky outcrop. It has waterfalls running from the patio to the first floor entry. A most unique restaurant. There are a variety of delicious menu items and an attentive staff. I can't personally comment on the bar or wine menus because I don't drink but everyone in my party enjoyed their cocktails. This was our second visit this year and we decided to share it with friends.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had the blackened cod. Very good! My husband had the braised short ribs. We enjoyed our date night out!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went to celebrate our anniversary with our adult children. The menu was perfect for all of us. I have been to the restaurant several times and have had the Chilean Sea Bass. Nice wine selections and my husband's favorite Mud Pie dessert. The sEafood stew is very good as is the Bread and the Caesar salad. We like it very much and will be back again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food4
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our 50th wedding anniversary was celebrated at the La Quinta Cliffhouse. Management and staff made our evening very special, a memory that will last the rest of our lives.

Thank you so much.

Jimmy and Patricia Sutton

Seattle, WA.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Friendly, fast service. Although it was my birthday we did not know a desert was provided for a birthday celebration. The waitress asked if anyone was having a birthday. We would not have mentioned it because we don’t like the restaurants to sing happy birthday. The desert was quietly served.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Very few self park spaces. They should be more open with their "valet only" parking.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Meal was almost perfect ...best beet salad I ever had, but my pasta with shrimp....shrimp was great...pasta was so over cooked I couldn’t eat it ...al dente is the way to go Would still go back bur maybe would skip the pasta dishes. Service was awesome

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We love the Cliff House and chose it to celebrate my husband's birthday with another couple. Unfortunately there was a VERY NOISY table of 8 nearby and we could hardly talk until they left, which was after we were finished. I know this is not the norm because we have eaten there many times. Just our bad luck!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a nice visit, as usual. We enjoy the cliffhouse while we are in the desert. It's a go-to place for us.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We always look forward to going to the La Quinta Cliffhouse. Once again everything was perfect. We arrived on time for our dinner reservation and our table was waiting for us...and a window table to boot!! Biff (GM) happened to be at the receptionist stand as we stepped off the elevator and welcomed us as a true restaurateur does. The place was packed even at 8 o'clock but everyone in the dining room was enjoying the evening. The food and the service was spot on. And a special shout out to the parking valets. THANKS EVERYONE!! We'll be back again real soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We visited as a party of four and three ordered the “Surf & Turf”. That meal was absolutely fantastic. The lobster was was moist and tender, perfectly done, and the filet was severed exactly as ordered! I highly recommend this fine establishment!!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Servers were confused with both courses as to who order what and steaks were over cooked and quite tough.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Beautiful location, a must stop. Will be back next time I’m on town.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful Thanksgiving! 😁

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Visited Palm Desert during Thanksgiving holidays. This is the 2nd year in a row we made reservations at The Cliffhouse on Thanksgiving Day. Just hubby and me. The menu offered 5-6 choices of 3 course meals including soup or salads, full turkey dinner, salmon, prime rib and other entrees with veggie sides, potatoes and choice of delicious desserts. Hubby and I selected the prime rib which both were cooked to perfection—-so flavorful! The Caesar salad for me and the Kale salad for hubby, plus apple crisp for hubby and ice cream pie for me. The salads were the perfect size and authentic. Hubby liked his Apple Crisp but did say it was on the sweet side. The ice cream pie was delicious—From the Oreo cookie crust with whip cream to the creamy vanilla ice cream. I would order that again.

Everything was delicious. We did not regret not having turkey on Thanksgiving. We will not hesitate to eat here again on our next visit. Also, the service was efficient and friendly. Parking was complimentary valet. Very easy in and out with a very pleasant lunch in between.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Love this restaurant. Been here for other holidays. This was the first time we came for Thanksgiving. Sat outside in the afternoon and loved it. Great atmosphere, wonderful servers and service and a delicious 3 course Turkey dinner. Highly recommended. One of the best restaurants around.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Enjoyed our evening. Service was great. Food delicious

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our second time here. The people we were with had been many times. They told us that the happy hour was really excellent and VERY popular. Dinner was good, short ribs, salmon and pork tenderloin. Noise level in the room we were in wasn’t bad and we were a party of 7. Setting is unique, pretty entrance. Prices reasonable. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We dine here frequently. The service and cuisine is outstanding. Great wine list and a wonderful place no matter what day of the week it is. Service is friendly, yet professional. Dessert is great, as well. Truly a desert gem!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun
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food5
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We've been here several times over the last few years when we pop out to the desert for a mini vacation, and it is one place that never disappoints. Whether you want a casual happy hour or something a bit more elegant, this restaurant offers great food in a beautiful setting. The service has always been consistently good as well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 22, 2017

La Quinta CliffHouse is always a good choice!!! I really like this place. The atmosphere is great, the service excellent, everything is nice there.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Amazing food and service and the setting is even better. I truly love this place.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very enjoyable evening with friends.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with amazing sunset views and character! We had the sunset dinner menu which had a great selection of tasteful dishes enjoyed with a nice bottle of wine. The service was incredible, fast and friendly. This was our second visit to the Cliff house and our second trip to Palm Desert. We will definitely return on our next visit!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 19, 2017

One of our favorites in the valley. Reliability good food, service, and beautiful place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was delicious and a good value. Service very good. Will go there again and again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good steak and lobster taste wise and price wise. Exceptional attentive staff very friendly and polite. We will be back very soon to try their happy hour too.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We are never disappointed with food and service. We plan most of our special evenings out at the Cliffhouse. Service is best in the Valley.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Superb caring service.
Wonderful good.
Inventive menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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