La Quinta Cliffhouse

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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As always the cliff house does not disappoint. The food was spectacular. Great evening with friends. The the small plate and half plate options are Perfect size portions for one person. It was a little noisy tonight. Several young children running around the dining area.

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SandraB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, Atmosphere and Service! We had an amazing experience and will come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience
Friendly and fabulous food and service
Outstanding salmon and to die for pineapple upside down cake
Charming patio
First rate service
Don’t miss this exceptional dining experience

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GrubGuy
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything started really good. Food and service was amazing. Oyster appetizer!! The short rib was probably one of the best I've had. Towards the end of our meal the server became distracted and interested in what appeared (overhearing conversation) to be a regular customer and we were never followed up with again. We had to ask the busser for additional beverage and our bill. This was our first time and may return.

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vipNBFoodLover
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at a lovely table outside under misters. Our waiter, Marco (Mario?) was very knowledgeable and efficient and had wonderful suggestions. We really enjoyed our dishes so much. We will be going back!

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vipSimiresident
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Service and food outstanding

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GeorgetteM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my dinner and service , service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tina was great! We enjoyed our meal and had an awesome birthday celebration.

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IvanG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was wonderful! The ambience made it very easy to propose to my now fiancée.

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bennybagel
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good food but expensive. Had 3 appetizers and a glass of house wine and the bill was $75.00

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Fromage
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cliff House has 3 patios. tables are quite far apart. They have giant fans blowing - so wear your hair up! Excellent staff. Tons of hand santitizer! Fantastic!

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect and timely, We were seated at the exact time of our reservation, and most of all our service was impeccable by Kayler. we had a friend with us and he posted many pictures on Facebook and was receiving wonderful compliments.

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JanellN
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience. Very clean, outstanding service. Our entire meal was top notch. Thank you Cliff House for being there for us to have a lovely dinner and a sense normalcy.Denise was our server and she was great. As was management and the rest of the staff. 10+ Stars!

Janell Nesbit

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JeremyP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, provided a respite from the pandemic...except for the very respectful masked wait staff and plentiful hand sanitizers. Appreciated the special value sunset menu.

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LupeR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I WAS THERE TO HAVE A GREAT MEAL ON MY 82 BIRTHDAY. I WISH I WOULD HAVE GONE TO IN-OUT BURGER. SERVICE WAS SO BAD THAT I WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN. I HAD A MARTINI AND IT WAS SERVED WARM. NO BREAD, NO SALT OR PEPPER FOR SALAD OR MAIN COURSE. SERVER WAS MORE INTERESTED IN TALKING TO HER FRIEND THAN OFFERING SERVICE. THANKS FOR NOTHING.

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Winey2
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Birthday
So screaming hot , misters going over our heads, not on us

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vipMarybethS
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Service was superb. Food was absolutely delicious. They offer half portions on the entrees which is nice when you want to try apps and dessert. Would highly recommend.

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Jlotothehizo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the cliffhouse when we visit La Quinta. The food is always fabulous and love the sunset dinner from 4-5:30pm. The atmosphere is so pretty and fun. We had the best service and always have. So nice using open table to make a reservation for our favorite place.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was a very nice place to enjoy a mean. Although, it was a little uncomfortable sitting on the patio in the heat.

DE
DcEc
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive staff (greeter, seater, Marco and busser), tasty food (understand that not a full menu), bar patio turned out to be a pleasant location on a warm night.

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vipEair
Hong Kong
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food all around. Good service with appropriate social distancing measures.

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vipKaronE
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the intense heat and we couldn’t feel the misters the wind was so strong, we had a great time , service was superior, food was great and 118° temps didn’t stop us from having a nice evening. Would much rather have preferred lower temperatures but the weather can’t be controlled

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration - the restaurant sent a beautiful piece of ice cream cake on the house - so classy !!!

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willieg
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Ate there on a Saturday night, the staff was pleasant and professional but not to the level of a good steak house, they weren't on top of their game, ie letting drinks sit empty and not prepping new silverware for main course. We ordered two cocktails and they were ok, I didn't drink mine because I didn't like it. Ceviche was good and the Shrimp cocktail was very good. Ribeye was ordered medium rare but came out cooked closer to medium or medium well.

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vipgudfud
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the hostess who confirmed our reservation and notated it was our anniversary. We were seated and our server was Denisse. She was wonderful. Attentive and provided good recommendations. The ambience was great. Reservations were at 815 so the sun was done and the misters were on. All the good was great, not a complaint to be had!

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RachelleG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Democrat Governor was wrong to have an outdoor dining. It is safer and cleaner to dine-in than dine-out!!! The outdoor dining was not a good place to eat when it’s 109 degrees F. The fans were blowing the water 💦 mists away from us instead of going towards us. The mists were cooling the rocky hills. My friend almost fainted, he went inside to cool off. I was perspiring so bad and getting sick because of the heat, it’s worse than being in a sauna. It’s a terrible experience. The food and the service were good. I will not eat outside again when it’s a hot day. LIKE I SAID IT’S SAFER AND CLEANER TO DINE-IN THAN DINE-OUT!!! THERE’S NO COVID-19 INSIDE!!! Whether outside or inside, makes no difference you will get the virus or not!

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NatalieL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and the food is delicious. They are doing a good job keeping everyone safe during COVID as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
43 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even due to the current situation it was a lovely evening. I will reserve later in the evening next time due to the heat here in the desert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than it being super hot and due to COVID restrictions, it was a very nice .

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Deli
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sir or Madam,

Please try and update with Pandemic hrs and days open. Cliff House is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Much love for u .

Del

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LocalYokel
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night spot!

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donr
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food was great and the waitress was fantastic but it would have been nice to at least had a citroen candle or something. We paid over $400 for dinner and spent the entire time swatting at flies.

BJ
BrianJ
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superb and the service is outstanding. Our server's name was Denise and she has served us before and as always was alert to our needs but did not hover.

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AmberP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was fantastic. My review has to do with the fact that they had misters in the bar, but not in the dining room and is was a 115 degrees. We had to ask for a fan and that barely worked. Secondly, we were never told they had half off wine bottles. We overheard it from another server at a table next to us. We would have done that, but by the time we heard, our meal was over.

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vipFamily4
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good time. The restaurant did the best they could do with patio service only. Food was great.

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JosephS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We made reservations on Open Table, so we did not expect the best seats in the house.
There was sufficient room to seat us with misters, but we were taken to a back area with lots of flies, no air circulation and 100 degree heat.
I do not understand why we were not seated in a cooler area at 5:30, and the back area used for later reservations when the temps are lower.
I have a small business in LQ, understand how difficult it is to survive & am consciously trying to support our local restaurants.
Our service & food was great, but you ruined our evening but not being a little more considerate.
If someone had explained why we were seated in such an uncomfortable spot, we might have understood. Other diners were demanding to be moved (obviously not locals) and you moved them.
We want to support you, but you made it very difficult tonight.

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vipMark
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first rate and glad to be back dining at our favorite restaurant

CB
CharlesB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, presentation beautiful, service unobtrusive but attentive,

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Surprise birthday dessert was delicious.

FAQs

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

La Quinta Cliffhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 4417 OpenTable diners.

La Quinta Cliffhouse does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.laquintacliffhouse.com/gift-cards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.