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  3. Distance: 0.96mi
  4. Distance: 1.36mi

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

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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (118)
Good for Anniversaries (106)
Good for a Date (101)
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Romantic (96)
Good for Birthdays (95)
Great for Outdoor Dining (85)
Scenic View (85)
Happy Hour (75)
Neighborhood Gem (69)
Worth the Drive (54)
Good for Groups (53)
Bar Seating (48)
Casual (45)
Fit for Foodies (41)
Cozy (41)
Notable Wine List (37)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Quiet Conversation (36)
Vibrant Bar Scene (36)
Business Meals (35)
Comfort Food (28)
Fun (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
People Watching (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Authentic (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Seasonal (17)
Healthy (17)
Disabled Access (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Waterfront (3)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was good. We were disappointed that there was not prime rib by the time we ordered. The lobster bisque was tasty, but no lobster. The braised short ribs were very good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful experience, but make a reservation. We had a reservation and walked right in. Wait for people without a reservation—60 minutes for the bar, 90 minutes for table.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

Exceptional food and service as usual!

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food. Excellent service. Been there 3 times now. Very consistent.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

I received an email from open table saying Cliffhouse reported we no showed the reservation. This was a mix up on their part since we indeed showed up for the reservation and actually arrived at 6:20 and checked in for a 6:30 reservation on 2/15/18

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

What a wonderful restaurant and atmosphere
Excellent food
Great experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely setting for meeting friends. Sunset dinners are very good, and the whole evening was delightful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Devon was our server, and she was informative, patient, helpful, cheerful, and paced the meal nicely.

Cocktails were delightful, and we ordered a bottle of wine from the extensive list.

Starters, Caesar and Wedge Salads were fresh, crisp, and well-dressed.

Main courses, Beef Short Ribs, Salmon (2) and Flatiron Steak were accompanied by yummy mashed potatoes, and lovely vegetables ranging from asparagus to broccolini to whole artisanal carrots.

Dessert was this very cool ice cream/cake/coconut item that defies description.

Devon was the key ingredient to this dining experience; she served us with effortless mastery.

Andy & Donna Gregg,
Palm Springs.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Great ambiance & service.
Unfortunately, lobster was mushy & couldn’t eat it. Did not complain to server though.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

We like the happy hour and the menu.
The location is good for us.
We have enjoyed the Cliffhouse for several years of visiting the desert.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a great Valentines day dinner. Very elegant. Good menu. Good service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time at the Cliff House & quite honestly I was disappointed. Mostly the food was not hot & over cooked.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

Never any surprises when dining at The Cliff House. Excellent always.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a problem with our food being undercooked. The staff was very concerned and took care of the problem immediately. They made a potentially bad meal and made it a good experience. Well done!

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·Dined 7 days ago

The ambiance and service were phenomenal. Would recommend for nice dinners with a spouse or group of friends. Just a great place to dine.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

When we arrived at 5:40 for our 5:45 reservation we noticed the place was packed - between the Sunset Dinner patrons and the Hppy Hour - there was scarcely a place to sit or stand. That being said - the hostess was amazingly efficient and obtained us excellent seating on a side wall within a very reasonable period of time. (I am partially deaf, with certain seating needs, and the restaurant was aware of those and accommodated them). The "people watching" was itself entertainment and made the wait just fine! The food was absolutely excellent and the service ranked in the same class. The next time we will choose a reservation start time at 6:30 -- 6:45 - because the venue will be a little less crowded. Real Plusses-- the complimentary valet parking. Extremely well done.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a very pleasant time and will definitely come again.
It was our first time there, and really enjoy our evening.
Our guests had been there many times and it was a good recommendation

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was ok- nothing special. Hosted a dinner for family and was disappointed after hearing so many good things. Prime rib was ok, chicken was good. The desserts were terrible- would not ever get dessert there again. Service was subpar, mainly due to our waitress having too many tables IMHO.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went for sunset dinner. Great value. Food came a little faster than we expected but service was excellent - very attentive. Nice ambiance as we sat outside. After dinner, manager came over to make sure we enjoyed our meal. We will visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

A very nice restaurant with great food and excellent service. We will go again.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great meal and ambience, thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

I enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration with a dear friend who also enjoyed our special evening. Wonderful attentive and non rushed service. I definitely will be back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and ambiance

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We were seated in a room with no atmosphere at all. Our waitress took our order and never checked on us again. Appetizers were misleading and not good And no one ever asked. Entrees were average. Never going back!

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

we were visiting from canada and had such a great experince in november that we encouraged friends to come with us on return. We had a near perfect experience again other than that the curry veggie dish was missing the " curry" and was flavorless. We did enjoy the vegetables that were the main reason for the order. Appreciated the 1/2 price wine night. We will see you next visit to Palm Springs....

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The beet salad was one of the best I have ever eaten. Two of use had the scallops that were so big we each had two to take home. We asked the best was to reheat them and our waiter checked with the chef who gave us excellent directions. The were still delicious reheated. My husband had the seafood bowl that was huge and filled with shrimp, scallops, lobster and white fish. He said it was really good. The service was top notch. We will definitely go there again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Wonderful food great ambiance and service good selection of wines great desert very romantic not cheap but worth the price.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This restaurant has become our favorite “Last night on vacation” place!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food. Wonderful atmosphere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I have always enjoyed the cliff house, but my last experience left me kind of scratching my head. Service was moderate, food was okay, and it was really warm in the dining room.
I would certainly go back again.

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was good, service excellent and ambiance very good.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Ate outside on small patio. Great. Enjoyed the two course fixed price dinner.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had such a great meal for our 35th wedding anniversary. It was perfect! The only minus I would say is list price of an after dinner drink ( Grand Marnier) at $10.00 but was charged $11.50. I would have had the drink at either price.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We dined on Super Bowl Sunday, and had a great experience. One of us had chicken, the other crab cakes, along with a lovely Washington State Chardonnay. Everything was delicious. Our server, Eric, was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. We’ll be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

2/4/18
Birthday
Friends

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The cliffhouse is a great dinner restaurant to meet friends

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great service, the margaritas were really good, the bread was warm and tasty, the main courses were perfect. Special compliments on the Cajun catfish and anniversary dessert. We ate on the patio at sunset which was beautiful. Sunset meal prices were reasonable, but must order by 5 pm. Happy hour prices did not apply to patio.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Perfect setting against the cliff. The food was very good but pricey.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I've heard so many great things about this restaurant & everything we heard was absolutely right! Can't wait to dine here again! Top of my restaurant list!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The best food and location in the valley. Beautiful restaurant

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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