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La Quinta Cliffhouse, La Quinta, CA

La Quinta Cliffhouse

4.4
4.4
6018 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Sunset Dinner Special Tue–Sun 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 360-5991

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luis Zamora

  • Private party contact

    Brittany McCoy: (760) 360-5991

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Parking details

    Self Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,018 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. I

    Irene

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The tables are placed too close together. No real view. Not in the least bit private or romantic. Our 2 top was very small and we were so close to our neighbors, we could hear all their conversation. Fortunately, they were a delightful couple. Food was fabulous! Service, good. Would go back but would like to experience outdoor seating. Looks like it’s gorgeous out there. Bar was great!
  2. AH

    AprilH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My aunt and I went and had dinner and drinks. The ciopinno was superb and the lemon tart was dreamy! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the staff was excellent and very friendly.
  3. d

    doski19

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I's favorite restaurant. The atmosphere is outstanding and so is the food. our waitress, Leilani, was outstanding. We had an issue with the oysters we ordered and she got a manager to us within minutes and it was dealt with to our satisfaction. The of the food and drinks we ordered was excellent!!!
  4. M

    Marchie

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a wonderful place to dine. The food and drinks were excellent and the menu varied.
  5. SW

    SunshineW

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The food was average at best. It's been a few years since I was here, and I'm positive it will be a few years before I'll consider going back. I live locally now, and there are much better places to patronize.
  6. F

    1Fallbrookfoodie

    Central Coast

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We've been coming to the Cliffhouse for many years and have always enjoyed the great food and service. This time however, it was less than stellar. The quality, taste and presentation of the dishes have changed and not for the better. Although the bussers were on top of things with refills of water and clearing of plates, our server was not on her game. Before leaving we found the general manager, David, left to go to another restaurant and they changed chefs, too. No wonder our experience was less than exceptional. Everyone has a bad day so we'll try it out one more time but fear our favorite restaurant in the desert may be gone :-(
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Apps/small bites were really tasty and the miso clam chowder was excellent. Cocktails were average, some entrees a bit salty. Interesting hillside location.
  8. DD

    DebbieD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! Courteous and professional staff throughout, food was absolutely delicious!
  9. R

    Raykla

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was just so expensively average at best. Meh is how to best describe it. Tables for two were so small in width. It felt like we were eating off a tray table from an airline. Our server was wonderful.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Would go back 100%
  11. H

    Hollywood

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the chili and Seabass it was outstanding Joel our server was very professional as good as they get! We would definitely come again when we’re back in town one of the top 15 restaurants we’ve ever been to!
  12. DW

    DdwexWA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An exceptional dining experience. I cannot wait to go back and enjoy the environment at the bar
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will go back. The team was incredibly nice and it made it a lovely experience. My dad uses a walker, and they were kind to help accommodate his needs at the table. We really appreciate it.
  14. JD

    JuneD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good classic American food with great service. Almost no noise at all. Thank you
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe. Amazing food and service. Kaylor was our server she was amazing. Definitely Deserves a raise!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    We decided to sit at the bar which in my opinion is the best spot in the restaurant.. our drinks were amazing, Cadillac Margarita and a Pear Martini (thank you bartender Mike!) But the Ceviche was way over salted as were the mashed potatoes and my Cajun chicken pasta didn’t really have a Cajun spice it was just very heavy on the black pepper. We’ll definitely give the Cliffhouse another try as we’ve had a great dinner there once before but hoping they ease up on the salt and pepper!!
  17. PD

    PDdwellers

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    The food was not as expected. And out seating was outdoor and it was hot.
  18. RV

    RVlady

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We keep asking "what happened to your wonderful artichokes??" The menu needs à few more choices for finicky eaters.....chicken, hamburgers......
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother/Daughter mini vacation.
  20. A

    Anonymous

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was okay, but the service was excellent.
  21. MS

    MaryS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We ordered sunset dinners and amounts were very small the calamari was undercooked for the appetizer
  22. AK

    AKKDk

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The table arrangement is so undesirable!!! Ordered the prime rib and was serve red the butt end!!! Watched other serving of the prime rib, beautiful cut!!! Will not return to the dining area of the Cliff House
  23. AM

    AndrewM

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    $75 per person includes 1 adult beverage and tip. Service was on point, especially the busing of the table. Menu offers plenty of variety. Full bar compliments the wine and drink menu. Reservations highly recommended.
  24. AG

    AarenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will definitely come back! For being so busy the service was fast.
  25. R

    Raudia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was out first visit to and we were very pleased with everything. Our server Joe was very pleasant & knowledgeable, the food was excellent...I had the pork chop, it was the best pork chop I have ever had. The calamari was excellent and the creme brulee was tasty!!! We will definitely be make this one of favorite stops in the desert.
  26. w

    willtravelforgoodfood

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was wonderful. The service was excellent. Our table for two was a little tight, but other than that everything was fantastic. I’’ sure we will be back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Atmosphere and service was great - food was ok - Ceviche was not good and Short Ribs was fatty - but way, way too expensive!
  28. MD

    MikeD

    Atlanta

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and everything was excellent. Portions are very generous, so consider half sizes.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in we felt welcome and appreciated. We were visiting La Quinta for a weeks vacation with kids and grandkids and looked for a spot for just the adults. The service was exceptional! From the wait staff to the front end to the table clearing. It was seamless and appeared that everyone worked exceptionally well together and over lapped their duties. It was the best meal And service that we have received since Covid. The icing on the cake was when the check was presented she said “Thank you Mrs. Bryant” In all my years of dining out, no one has ever said that to me! We had small plates to be able to sample what we wanted a try and the corn chowder and everything was delicious and presented beautifully! It felt as if we were in a private dining room in someone’s estate for dinner. Sunset was beautiful to see as well! I highly recommend if you are in the area and definitely if you live near by! And the Peach Blossom White Cosmo was fabulous as was the fact that on Wednesdays you can enjoy 1/2 priced bottles of wine!
  30. LP

    LaurieP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outmatched only by the food. Consistently excellent!
  31. SB

    SiBonFans

    Palm Springs

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole staff was very attentive the food was absolutely over-the-top amazing I can say that the Chilean Seabass was fantastic ambulances great super fun place to go I’d highly recommend it thank you
  32. NP

    NancyP

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful place to celebrate 2 birthdays! Definitely recommend.
  33. j

    jacke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for helping make our 26 year anniversary special
  34. GG

    GregG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great server and food. Wine day bottles half price
  35. EH

    EricH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here every year on a golf trip. Always great!
  36. c

    coyote

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. We finally got to experience the Cliffhouse.
  37. KG

    KimG

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    The service was terrible and the food was so salty. Everything was over seasoned.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Sunset Dinners are excellent! Wonderful options and value. Have eaten here many times in different parts of the restaurant. The patio next to the cliffs is my favorite but every space has it's unique ambiance. Always exceptional food, drinks and service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food and service!
  40. l

    luvitalianfood

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess at check-in could have been a lot more friendly and engaging, but our server Denise, and everybody else working there were fabulous. Food as good as always! Never disappointed in the Cliffhouse!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

La Quinta Cliffhouse is rated 4.4 stars by 6018 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
Google Map for La Quinta Cliffhouse

78-250 Highway 111 La Quinta, CA 92253

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Sunset Dinner Special Tue–Sun 3:30 pm–5:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luis Zamora

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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