Lavender Bistro

4.7
3993 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
At Lavender we combine the finest meats and seafood with the freshest organic ingredients to create unforgettable dishes. Dine indoors in a warm, cozy atmosphere or on our stunning tree-lined patio. Lavender Bistro also prides itself on providing superb live music daily to set a warm and friendly atmosphere for you and your guests.

For every occasion, to change the ordinary into extraordinary, come join us at Lavender Bistro, "the best kept secret of La Quinta", for a memorable dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3993 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lavenders would be your best choice for any special occasion. Outstanding.

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BeckyD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 of us loved our dinners, ranging from Ahi, Scallops, lamb chops and short ribs. Salads were delicious as were the crab cake appetizer.

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vipDavid
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We went on a Tuesday evening not knowing that wine is 50% off on Tuesday. We ate outdoors in a beautiful setting but the tables were close and every table was occupied. The services was very inattentive. Had to ask for things three times over 45 minutes before the third person actually did something.

Bottom line, go but not on a Tuesday.

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Johne
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect evening to forget about Covid for at least a couple hours snd feel like “normal”. Wait staff was fantastic, ambiance was beautiful. The place was packed and everyone seemed to be having a wonderful time. The only glitch to the evening was that my food was barely warm. I rarely send a meal back but it I do, it’s because it is not hot and fresh. The waiter was very apologetic and said he’d warm it up quickly. He returned a short time later with an entire new serving. Not at all necessary but quite professional. Above and beyond as it was piping hot. Perfect ! I had ordered the braised short ribs which was a generous portion and fork tender. Since it was such a large portion, I wound have enjoyed a little more of the gravy sauce which wound have lasted until the last bite of the delicious ribs. ( it’s all about the sauce). I’m getting hungry writing this. Ha. Overall, a wonderful evening.

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vipFoodie53
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was very good! Will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Consistent.

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vipBethB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The outside dining is packed and the tables are not six feet apart as my husband had someone sitting at the next table three feet away . There was the same number of tables and people as pre Covid outside!

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Luvtoeat
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a beautiful setting! The scallops were wonderful and perfect amount of food.

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vipDonT
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went there the other night. It was her first time and we got seated right away. Our service was excellent throughout the evening. All the staff were very careful to follow the COVID guidelines so we felt comfortable.
The outdoor dining area is really pretty and they had music in the background.
The food was excellent. I had the Diver Scallops and my wife had the Ahi Tuna.
All in all it was a really nice evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation on opentable, we arrived at the restaurant at 9:05pm, which was 17 Miles away from our hotel, and they told me the chef already went home… and that we can’t be seated (smiley face). They accepted the reservation, closed the kitchen, and didn’t even call to let me know… Just be aware if you make your reservation at 9pm they will already be closed and you will be greeted by very unhelpful and unfriendly staff (Valentina and Eric).

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most heavenly evening on the patio. So romantic. Beautiful setting w lavender lights all over Palm Trees. Piano man playing in the backgroud....asked hubby to dance!
Perfect & Amazing

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James
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outdoor ambiance! One of the best in the desert.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful setting… Their outdoor patio is absolutely exquisite… We had an amazing time celebrating a birthday! Food is delicious. Highly recommend

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viptastygirl
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The ambiance is a ten.. We had a 5:45 reservation on a Sunday. And boy was it packed. People streaming in and many diners already seated,.There is basically no social distancing here if you are looking for that. The food was about a 7.. but the atmosphere ,live music, and attentive service (as best they could with everyone arriving in one hour) made up for that, plus we had an outside table. Sorry meaning on the outside edge.

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ChrisA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic, delicious food, wonderful ambiance, excellent service.

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Happy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very well done overall! A very enjoyable experience :) Thank you

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CindyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time having dinner at Lavender Bistro and it is wonderful experience. The food is delicous drinks are divine and the service is always 5+
Thank you for being open and providing such a superb dining experience.

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vipslfamily
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! Beautiful patio and great food. Service never disappoints. A true gem in the desert.

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vipDanielleP
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server, David was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. He made several suggestions since it was our first time at the restaurant. The food was delicious and the meal was well paced. We enjoyed sitting outside although a little surprised at how many people were on the patio during a pandemic. I especially enjoyed the birthday card and chocolates they presented me upon arrival. Definitely a nice touch. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Not a great experience. Service was basically non existent, food was cold. They appeared not to have enough wait staff when they should have known because they take reservations

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KathiK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

This was our 2nd time eating at Lavender and will probably be our last. The restaurant is beautiful and the food was delicious but our service was unacceptable for this type of restaurant. We ordered a glass of wine and then our server took our food order. We never saw him again until after our table was cleared by the wait staff. He eventually came back to see if we wanted to order dessert. Not to see how our meal was or to to see if we wanted another glass of wine(which we did). He casually apologized, brought our dessert and then our check right away. It was a busy night and if our waiter was slammed, at least a floor manager should have been walking around to check on things. A nice restaurant for a special occasion, just need to have a better waiter. Now when friends ask us, we will not be recommending.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The downside was that the tables seemed very close and too close for our comfort. The place was packed and we worried throughout the meal. We will wait to go back after we have been vaccinated.

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viptno19
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great evening, but did feel tables were very tightly packed. Not cool in Covid.

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vipFans
Kansas City
67 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lavenders is a special place. The setting is absolutely beautiful. The food and service are fantastic.

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KristiE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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BarbaraS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our party of six ordered a variety of menu items. Everyone marveled about the presentation and taste. I was somewhat disappointed, because my halibut was lukewarm. I did not complain. The ambiance is awesome. Overall, it is the finest restaurant in the Coachella Valley.

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maureenL
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful food and serve. Still my favorite restaurant in the desert.

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vipdasdlo
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a beautiful restaurant, fabulous food, great service - an overall wonderful night

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PamS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner for our Anniversary and the evening was perfect! Ambiance wonderful, service friendly and food amazing. Will definitely go back.

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DavidD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best outside dining in the east end of the Coachella valley. The ambiance is incredible, the service is top-notch, the food is exceptional. The prices limit it to special nights.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our food and service was good but I was expecting a bit more than good. Front checking was disorganized with over 20 people waiting indoors to be seated. Beautiful 5 star setting

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vipRondo
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt and friendly food was outstanding ding a n beautiful outdoor area topped it all off

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DISHfan
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Beautiful setting with excellent food. A neighborhood gem, for sure.

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vipNYStripper
Milwaukee
56 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my wife’s special birthday party,, and it was a most enjoyable evening. Our server, Juan, was great, as were his helpers. While somewhat expensive, the food, environment and service made it worthwhile.

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vipArlyneC
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the setting was magical.

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Indyrun
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been given a suggestion to try this restaurant. It far exceeded our expectations. The setting is romantic & very nice. The service was excellent as was the food. If you’re in the area you need to eat at this restaurant.

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vipmnoormo1
Dallas
245 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Simply Outstanding. We loved the elegant garden patio dining area with lighted trees. The space heaters took the chill out of the air. The grilled jumbo shrimp cocktail was different but nonetheless amazing. The Maine lobster raviolis with roasted corn, basil and lobster bisque was superb. The Miso glazed Scottish Salmon was cooked to perfection. The crème fraiche mashed potatoes and the mango salsa were a delightful accompaniment. Our server Oscar provided friendly and efficient service. We would definitely dine here again the next time we are in the area.

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Richfromnaples
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. All covid protocols nicely followed. Our dinners excellently prepared. Beautiful ambience in courtyard. What else could you ask for.

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Louis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, wonderful ambience, really good food, somewhat pricey.

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sonial
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for older people with taste for music from the 70s to early 90s if there is a live singer that night. Pleasant atmosphere. Packed pretty closely for Covid times.

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Lavender Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 3993 OpenTable diners.

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.

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