La Quinta Cliffhouse

4.6
3854 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OT
Orange County
67 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my parents 40th anniversary and had an amazing time! Service was fantastic, everyone was so helpful and nice. Can’t wait to return.

MW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, very good food and excellent service. We've been twice and would come back again.
Thanks to the Mgr who gave us a nice serving of port as we were celebrating our anniversary. And loved the amazing espresso martini!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious- 5 star quality- on the expensive side. Ambiance - gorgeous views beautiful waterfall. It is a very happening place and the bar is very noisy so it is pretty noisy in the dining room as they open to each other. Not the place for a quiet dinner but if you like energetic go there

TG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique location, but outdoor waterfall patio is closed for renovations. Food was delicious;service
was good.

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

We always go to the cliffhouse when we want a quiet, delicious meal. /We have never been disappointed!

m
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Cliffhouse for the Sunset special which is a 2 course fix price meal special and had the sugar spiced salmon. This is a wonderfully prepared dish that really surprised my taste buds with regard to the way the chef was able to work with the various spices to produce a savory dish with a hint of spicy heat. As for the restaurant, the service was outstanding and the location is unique as the restaurant is located in a desert cliff face with a nice view of the desert terrain.

TR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service.

RP
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but not up to prior standard. Will go to the happy hour section for better value.

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Iconic! Great setting - popular with out of towners and locals. Sugar spice salmon TO DIE FOR !!! Can’t wait to go back ❤️

r
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

No wonder the sugar-spiced salmon is their trademark dish! Wonderful!

N
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The sunset dinners are wonderful and a great value.

RK
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cliffhouse is always a great experience. It is our first choice for family and friends entertainment and celebrations. The food is wonderful and the service is always spot-on. You can’t go wrong!

OT
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cliffhouse is one of our favorite restaurants to dine. We celebrated my friends birthday and it was so nice that she was acknowledged. The food was fabulous, I had steak and my friend had shrimp. Both were delicious. Will probably be back next month for my birthday.

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

My wife & I decided to stop in after seeing the Cliffhouse while driving back to LaQuinta resort. We are glad that we did. The service was efficient & timely. Our food exceeded our expectations. And the atmosphere was relaxed & comfortable. We frequent LaQuinta several times a year & we will now include the Cliffhouse as part of our stay each time we come.

TP
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my sons 23rd birthday. The server was great, the food was amazing and the sunset was perfect. My teen daughter said it was the best steak she’s ever had. We can’t wait to take the family back.

j
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

The food is wasnt very good and was over priced. Our server was blah and not very good. Not worth the money. The views are nice, but wouldnt go again.

T
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect - presentation, ingredients just right, food quality delightful. We love it here!

6
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was fair at best, would only go there for drinks

SS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely location to celebrate a special occasion!

J
County Durham
34 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table. A lovely meal was enjoyed by all from the sunset menu which was particularly good value for money. It was also my daughter's birthday too and we were pleasantly surprised by the ice cream birthday cake which was brought out for her. Thanks again for a memorable meal.

BR
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was incredible. Our waitress, Laurie, was amazing to us - she accommodated us perfectly and always with a smile. Will ask for her again!

LB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as usual. The server properly asked if we were done, which we replied 'yes', so they first cleared our table then presented the bill - class act place. I highly recommend The Cliffhouse for those special occasions.

CB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have wanted to eat here for quite some time. Exceeded my expectations.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been there for a very long time, yet this was my first visit. Extremely hot day, so an outdoor option was not available. This was 6:00 - the bar area from happy hour was still busy. The bar is just far enough away from the dinner area to keep the main room less noisy. The ambience was lovely and the service outstanding. My friend and I shared a beet salad to start. Excellent! Large heirloom beet slices with just the right, light dressing and a dollop of goat cheese. We both ordered a small filet with a couple of sauce choices. Tender and juicy meat, and though the price is high, I was expecting it and therefore it was just about the flavor. My only negative comment is that I wasn't crazy about their bearnaise - it was vinegar heavy (forewarned by the waiter, so not a surprise). Nice mashed potato side, and for dessert we shared a perfect creme brûlée. Dense yet fluffy and the top a very thin crust of brown sugar. Friendly staff, great food, I'll make sure to go again - and possibly try their happy hour as well!

MS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived in time for the Sunset Dinner special. What a deal!! The salmon and pork were incredible.

F
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there on our wedding anniversary was fun and intimate. The food was Delicious and service was excellent!!

BD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. The Sunset menue pricing is something you can't beat. You will not be dissapointed.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time on this visit, after having a horrible visit during Mother’s Day weekend I had reached out to management to inform them of A horrible experience That I had with the server hello humiliated my mother on her special day. The management team quickly responded to my issue and comped a follow up meal. This particular experience was fabulous, the server was amazing and very attentive, the food was great and the ambience was definitely on point. I will definitely be returning.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great drinks!

CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting, lots of variety on the menu, we will definitely return.

N
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

When the reservation was made we requested a "quiet table". Consequently we were seated in a small room away from the bar and main dining room. Exactly as requested. However, sadly, there was a large party of adults who did not know how to behave in an upscale restaurant and small children who took their ques from the adults--running, jumping and screeching. Mid way through the meal we could no longer take the noise and general misbehavior of both adults and children. We spoke to the hostess and immediately were given another table in another section of the restaurant . We hardly missed a bite. Truly the best of service

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was spectacular! The food backed up with a knockout punch! So good!

JV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom uses a wheelchair, she can't walk upstairs or very far with her walker. The Cliffhouses' dining room is elevated, so you must take stairs or an elevator. Our family of 6 had a wonderful dinner no problems at all. We have eaten here before and always get wonderful service and great food. When it was time to leave the elevator wasn't working! The staff was WONDERFUL, kept us informed, the restaurant called the fire department and had them carry my mom down the stairs in her wheelchair! The restaurant comped the meal! The Cliffhouse is a GREAT RESTAURANT and our family recommends them highly!
Thank you to the Riverside County Fire Department and to the Cliffhouse!
Joe Vega

SS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and quality food. I will be back.

P
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique location, good quality food that is well prepared coupled with very good service makes the restaurant one not to miss when in Palm Springs.

TW
London
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

As Europeans we were disappointed with the restaurant. The food was a little bland, the steak slightly over cooked & service was presumptive ‘how wonderful is your food?’ Our bill was given to us quickly as the restaurant closed at 9pm! Very early for Europeans. It wasn’t worthy of complaint as the food was adequate but we have realised good restaurants are hard to find in California, rather surprising considering the high quality of food available.

AL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was awesome. She knows the menu including special drinks to recommend.

SB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Quinta Cliffhouse is always very good. It’s my favorite restaurant in the valley.

BC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunset dinner was great! Delicious fare, elegantly served.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time and it was just as fabulous! The views from the main room are spectacular, sunset in La Quinta is my favorite. Both our meals were fabulous and the service was exceptional. Would highly recommend you treat yourself to the cocktails and a meal!

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