La Quinta Cliffhouse

4.5
5073 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5073 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Our experience was good until the end of our visit. We had to wait 30 minutes for our check. No one came to the table in that time. Disappointing finish to an otherwise nice evening.

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GloriaF
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Ambience, food, service & cocktails were delicious. Definitely will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place to celebrate on our last night in Indio.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Definitely going to be back!

NG
NickG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It seemed like a busy night. Food was fantastic, and server was the best. Our food and drinks came out quick. Food was great. Scene was great. When we return to the area we will visit again.

JK
JohnK
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a gathering and try their sunset dinner fare.

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PaulineM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening celebrating our wedding anniversary. It was a bit loud due to a men’s golf club next to us but was tolerable.

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YvetteM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful evening. The location is gorgeously nestled in the cliffs and so beautifully built.
Service was impeccable, cuisine detectable.
They have a great happy hour and an early bird dinner.
For the meal, service and ambiance, I couldn't believe the value. I would expect to pay twice.
We will definitely be back next time we are in town.

KJ
KimberleJ
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great view and location. Service and food were very average for the Cliffhouse's price point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The service was very very very slow. No bread offered at the beginning and had to ask for some when are meal was delivered. Waited a very long time to get check-we had to ask for it.

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ChrisH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

very disappointed in the food, will not be going back

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vipdsk1
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I thought it was just ok. Food was ordinary and the ambiance was nothing special.

JK
JoanK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We did the Sunday Supper which is certainly a good value price wise although would have been nice if we could have paid a small up charge to swap out the starter as the starter selections are only soup or salad. It was a warm night so misters and fans and a couple of portable swamp coolers kept the patio cool -- would be nice if the swamp coolers were a little more aesthetically pleasing to look at. Only real disappointment is that even when we were there with few others we were not allowed to choose where we'd prefer to sit (ie which side of the outdoor patio seating). But overall all good service, great food, and adequate seating.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and really good service would really recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dear friend and I enjoyed our desert and drinks. We also ordered

TG
TinaG
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were amazing! Best ceviche ! Everything was wonderful can’t wait to come back.

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JulieOB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Waiter dropped our water 2x and the filet mignon was over-cooked. They took it back but by the time it was brought out the rest of the table was finished so we took it to go. It was supposed to be a special night that was quite disappointing

HN
vipHappyNana3
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was really good. Short wait to be seated. Party of 7, very nice oval table. Excellent for conversation.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. 2 seared ahi.. 2 seared scallops. 2 spiced salmon and 1 sea bass. Everyone was pleased with the Caesar and the wedge salad . My crab chowder was flavorful, but very thick.
Our sever, Susie, was outstanding.
It was our actual anniversary and the restaurant gave a us a complimentary $10 gift card, not the usual dessert.
Very nice touch.
They are still honoring no corkage for Wine Vault members. 2 per table. Overall a lovely experience.

JG
JasonG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Would have liked to been asked when i made reservations if i would like to be seated insde or outside. Initally we we were seated outside in 106s with one air conditioner pointing to one table, our table and another table with just ceiling fans circulating hot air outside trying to cool us. This was a joke. Had to complian to get seated inside since it was my wifes birthday. My party of 6 did not want to be outside in the heat. We did get moved. But agian had to go through a whole conversation with who i think was a manager about reservations and seating. I would just say if people are dining their in summer and you want to sit people outside when its over a 100 make sure its cool enough to have a pleasant dinning experince. I'm a local, know the heat and frequent this restaurant regularly. This situation kinda gave me a experience.

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Peenk
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the time spent at the Cliff House. Our server Joey was THE BEST! We ha

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TerryA
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE often celebrate special occasions here but hadn't been since before Covid. It was great to be back. We love everything about this restaurant.

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat in the bar area and the drinks were wonderful for the happy hour price. The sunset dinner deal for $22 was fantastic salad was huge and then a main course. Would definitely recommend this beautiful place

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DebraT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Drinks were very good. Food was very good. Crispy rice wrapped shrimp and shrimp cocktail were phenomenal. Maybe a little update would be good(?). Overall a great place. Lots of ambiance, friendly staff and good food.

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LisaL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great ambiance. our server was excellent! and the food was delicious!

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BillP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For reasonably priced consistently good food the Cliff House is a 5 out of 5!!!

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RobertR
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had the Catfish dinner and it was great. The Service was outstanding.

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Fanofcorkandfork
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food is generally good but unpredictable now. Ambience and service are generally outstanding.

RH
vipRicardoH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joey our server and the staff were excellent!!!

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vipfoodyooody
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

End of season dinner for six. Very nice evening.

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DanielK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would dine there again. Food was delicious and bar area was spacious.

SA
SaharA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service their sunset dinners are great value I wished they get back the skillet steak on the sunset menu
Mai Tai was to die fort
Our waitress Kaitlin was awesome

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SandyK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

While visiting from Pittsburgh I wanted to sit 'cliffside'. Sadly it was like sitting against a hot plate with the fan facing no where near our table. Should there be a next time, it will be seated inside. Otherwise, it was OK.

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Nasskeegy
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each dish was delicious; service was impeccable; all staff were friendly.

GL
vipGinaL
Palm Springs
244 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

This place is BADLY in need of a remodel, at least indoors. We had a wedge salad and dates, which were good, pasta bolognese was ok, and twin lobster tails that were good, except they put chili powder or something else that made them taste odd on them. The potatoes and vegetable were completed flavor free and barely cooked.

JM
JanM
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Anniversary

RJ
RuthJ
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Great appetizers. Great drinks. Nice sunset. Good variety of food. Lovely atmosphere

VB
VeronicaB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since a great experience, made the reservation at 6:38pm for 6:45pm the same night. Got seated quickly and was given a gift certificate for celebrating our anniversary with them. Great service and experience, definitely coming back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with impeccable service, delicious food and nice wine selection. Save room for the pineapple upside down cake! We had a great evening

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Did not care that they make you wait on the heat of day downstairs for your table right by where valet used to be at, we have been going there every year for 27 years on our anniversary and I think is time to find a new place for next year

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was wonderful!

FAQs

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

La Quinta Cliffhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 5073 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.