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Lavender Bistro

4.6
4.6
5315 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.

Closed for Summer Break. 05/29/2022-09-29-2022
Re-Opening 09/29/2022!

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Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 564-5353

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Catering

    Lavender Bistro's catered events will take our exquisite dining experience into your home or venue of your choice. Please call for more information at 760.564.5353

  • Private party facilities

    For private functions or special occasions, our private room, or semi-private large patio are available. For larger parties, weddings, or banquets, the entire restaurant / patio is available for you, please call for for pricing at 760.564.5353.

  • Private party contact

    Nicolas Despras: (760) 564-5353

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Cross street

    Desert Club Drive and Avenida Bermudas

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Nightly - piano and vocals.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Tuesdays - 1/2 Off Bottled Wine

    Multiple dates available
    On Tuesday nights enjoy half off on bottles of wine at Lavender Bistro. It's the perfect opportunity to expand your palette or throw a "wine party" for your special guests. *Except for large in-house banquet parties

Popular dishes

Menu

Split plate charge $7.Checks cannot be split on parties of 8 or more

Fruits De Mer

  • Oysters on the Half Shell

    Ask your server for today's catch

    • 6 Oysters$18.00
    • 12 Oysters$34.00
  • Whole Maine Lobster Salad$42.00

    1,1/4 lb. Whole Lobster, Hand-leafed Lettuce, Mango, Heirloom Teardrop Tomato, Papaya, Avocado and Mango Vinaigrette

    • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

      • 6 Shrimp$18.00
    • Lavender Bistro Seafood Platter$64.00

      6 Oysters, 6 Jumbo Shrimp, 8oz. Maine Lobster Tail

      • Colossal Crab Cocktail$24.00

        Creamy Tarragon Emulsion and Mary Rose Sauce

        Appetizer

        • Warm Goat Cheese Tart$12.00

          Caramelized Onions, Oven-roasted Tomatoes with Mixed Greens & Balsamic Glaze

          • Tapas for Two$22.00

            Goat Cheese Tartlets, Charcuterie, Stuffed Dates, Deviled Eggs, Smoked Salmon

            • Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake$17.00

              Micro Tomato, Avocado and Mango Salsa with Baby Arugula and Finished with Paprika Aioli and Topped with a Fried Plantain

              • Filet of Beef Carpaccio$18.00

                White Truffle Oil, Petite Salad and Shaved Reggiano Parmesan

                • House-Smoked Scottish Salmon$16.00

                  Micro-Greens, Lemon-Chervil Crème Fraîche and Toast Points

                  • Crispy Coastal Calamari$15.00

                    Asian Coleslaw, Red Bell Pepper and Sweet Thai Chili Sauce

                    • Bacon Wrapped Medjool Dates$13.00

                      Stuffed with Spanish Almonds on a bed of mixed greens with Point Reyes Bleu Cheese dressing

                      • Ahi Tuna Poke$17.00

                        Champagne Mango, Avocado, Sambal Chili and Soy Sauce Dressing

                        • Charcuterie Plate with Cheese$18.00

                          Saucisson, Chorizo, Prosciutto, Homemade Pate, Select Cheeses, Cornichon, Date Marmalade, Apples and Dried Apricot

                          • Butternut Squash Raviolis$15.00

                            Candied Walnuts, Spanish Manchego Cheese, roasted Squash, Sage and Butter

                            • Maine Lobster Raviolis$19.00

                              Organic Baby Tomatoes, roasted Corn, Basil and Lobster Bisque

                              Soup and Salad

                              • Wild Mushroom Soup$12.00

                                Truffle Oil and Chives

                                • French Onion Gratin Soup$12.00

                                  Franche - Comté and seasoned Bread

                                  • Oven Roasted Duo of Beet Salad$13.00

                                    Petite Salad, Hazelnut Dressing, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Crème Fraiche, Goat Cheese and Citrus Greens

                                    • Caesar Salad$13.00

                                      White Spanish Anchovies, Brioche Croutons and shaved Grana Padano Cheese

                                      • Wedge Salad$14.00

                                        Baby Organic Iceberg Lettuce, Point Reyes Bleu Cheese Dressing, Red and Yellow Grape Tomatoes, Chives, Candied Walnuts, Applewood Smoked Bacon and Crispy Crab Fritters

                                        • Heirloom Tomato Salad$14.00

                                          Burrata Cheese, Sweet Red Onions, Basil Pesto, Olive Tapenade and Roasted Shallot Balsamic Vinaigrette

                                          • Lavender Seasonal Salad$14.00

                                            Pencil Asparagus, Red and Yellow Pear Tomatoes, Pickled Cauliflower, Beets, Mushrooms, Shaved Fennel, Green Beans and Herb Vinaigrette

                                            • Poached Anjou Pear Salad$14.00

                                              Mixed greens, Candied Walnuts, Gorgonzola and Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette

                                              Main Course

                                              • Steamed PEI Mussels$29.00

                                                Shallot and White Wine Broth served with Truffle Fries

                                                • Seafood Risotto$32.00

                                                  Bay Scallops, Rock Shrimp, Grana Padano with English Peas and a Parmesan Crisp

                                                  • Maine Lobster Ravioli$39.00

                                                    Half Lobster Tail, Organic Baby Tomatoes, Roasted Corn, Basil and Lobster Bisque

                                                    • Miso Glazed Scottish Salmon$35.00

                                                      Crème Fraîche Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Florets, Beurre Blanc and Mango Salsa

                                                      • Sesame Crusted Seared Rare Ahi Tuna$37.00

                                                        Coconut Forbidden Rice, Baby Bok Choy, Ginger Ponzu Sauce and Seaweed salad

                                                        • Petrale Sole$32.00

                                                          Jasmine Blend Rice, Sautéed Spinach, Baby Carrots, Lemon Chive Caper Beurre Blanc

                                                          • Madras Yellow Curry

                                                            Chicken or Shrimp, served with Jasmine - Blend Rice, Bananas, Cucumber, Kumquat Pineapple Chutney, Pappadam Flatbread & Roasted Cashews

                                                            • Chicken$31.00
                                                            • Shrimp$34.00
                                                          • Spanish Paella$42.00

                                                            Jumbo Shrimp, Calamari, Mussels, Chorizo, Clams, Chicken with Red Bell Pepper and Fresh Peas served with Saffron Rice

                                                            • Maple Leaf Duck Confit Leg and Seared Duck Breast$36.00

                                                              Glazed and Charred Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, Sweet Potatoes and finished with Cherry Relish

                                                              • 14 Oz. Honey Brine Dry-Aged Duroc Pork Chop$37.00

                                                                Fondant Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage, Asparagus and Spiced Pineapple Kumquat Chutney

                                                                • Mary's Half-Roasted Chicken$30.00

                                                                  Trio of Cheese Polenta Cake, Sautéed Broccolini and Tarragon Mustard Sauce

                                                                  • Pistachio-Crusted Australian Rack of Lamb$49.00

                                                                    Roasted Cauliflower Puree, Mission Figs, Haricot Verts and Fig Reduction

                                                                    • Grilled 14 Oz. Prime New York Steak$42.00

                                                                      Fondant Potatoes, Asparagus and Green Peppercorn Sauce

                                                                      • Grilled Center Cut 8 Oz. Black Angus Fillet$45.00

                                                                        Fondant Potatoes, Haricot Verts, Caramelized Onion with Blue Cheese and finished with a Cabernet Sauce

                                                                        • Grilled Bistro 10 Oz. Prime Flat Iron Steak$37.00

                                                                          Roasted Peppercorn seasoning, Cabernet sauce and Truffle French Fries

                                                                          • Baked 8 Oz. Lobster Tail with Your Entree$36.00

                                                                            Vegetable

                                                                            $10

                                                                            • Sautéed Wild Mushrooms

                                                                              with Garlic and Parsley

                                                                              • Balsamic - Glazed Charred Brussels Sprouts

                                                                                with Pancetta and Onion

                                                                                • Sautéed Asparagus

                                                                                  with Herb Butter

                                                                                  • Baby Carrots

                                                                                    with Cashew Coulis and Basil Pesto

                                                                                    • Braised Red Cabbage

                                                                                      with Apples and Caramelized Red Onion Sautéed Broccolini

                                                                                      Specials

                                                                                      • Tuesdays - Half Price Bottled Wine

                                                                                        Does not apply to our Reserve Wine, Champagne and French Wine list and not valid on major holidays

                                                                                        • Thursdays - 14 Oz. Roasted Prime Rib Night$38.00

                                                                                          • Sundays - No Corkage Fee

                                                                                            Except major holidays, 4 bottle limit per party

                                                                                            Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                                            What 5,315 people are saying

                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                                            4.6
                                                                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                            • 4.5Food
                                                                                            • 4.5Service
                                                                                            • 4.8Ambience
                                                                                            • 4.2Value

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                                                                                              greenee

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              48 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              48 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                              overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                              The food was good not great. Service was poor. For the money, there are better choices in the valley.

                                                                                            2. TL

                                                                                              TrishL

                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                              overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                                                              One out of three entrees was good , so that was disappointing…. Service slow, waiter never asked if we wanted a second drink…. Ambiance beautiful but too many flies

                                                                                            3. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Anniversary

                                                                                            4. p

                                                                                              pamv

                                                                                              Orange County

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Our favorite place to eat when we are in La Quinta. Excellent service, food & ambiance! A must try.

                                                                                            5. IJ

                                                                                              IndioJoe

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              34 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              34 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                              Very nice restaurant and excellent food. Too expensive for our daily or weekly dates, but my wife’s birthday is well worth it! (So is mine, but let’s not complicate the situation!) The only thing we didn’t like were the flies, and we need to come after dark to get the full ambiance of the patio.

                                                                                            6. SW

                                                                                              SashaW

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Lovely food and service. The courtyard is exceptional.

                                                                                            7. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Delicious!

                                                                                            8. M

                                                                                              Mike

                                                                                              Las Vegas

                                                                                              44 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              44 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                              overall3food3service2ambience5

                                                                                              The patio seating is great! Food was OK, nothing special. Also service was a disappointment. We sat with empty wine glasses until we finished our dinner, then the waitress ask if we wanted another glass of wine> Too Late!

                                                                                            9. d

                                                                                              dagitz

                                                                                              Las Vegas

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                              Anything but French - more American.

                                                                                            10. MS

                                                                                              MaryannS

                                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Beautiful location, atmosphere, great food (although slightly pricey).

                                                                                            11. SV

                                                                                              SiaV

                                                                                              Seattle

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                              overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                              We’re dinner at the Lavender many times and always enjoyed it. This time was a disaster. Our table was close to the musician and a speaker was above us. The music was way too loud even though we asked to have it adjusted. Mind you, I love loud music, but not when you are with friends getting to know each other and trying to understand what they’re saying. Impossible to have a decent conversation. Secondly, our waiter George, was way too busy and we were ignored for the most part. We had to ask other people to have him come and we had to wait for everything way too long. I even joked about it saying that I’ll need to get the tip instead of him. He laughed. I had to play a waiter for the most part. Thirdly, the food was not good at all. We all had different dishes and no one was bragging about the food. . It was very disappointing.

                                                                                            12. JH

                                                                                              JudyH

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                              overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                              Lovely ambience in the outdoor patio area. Live music, great food. BUT...sooooo expensive! Dinner for 2 came to over $200, and we didn't even order a bottle of wine. Save this place for a very special occasion.

                                                                                            13. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                              overall4food3service2ambience5

                                                                                              We were there celebrating two birthdays. One for someone turning 80. The restaurant, or our server, did nothing for our celebration. No free dessert or even so much as adding a candle to the butter cake we ordered. The overall service was not good. The waiter was either inexperienced or had too many tables. The servers are usually much more attentive and available.

                                                                                            14. JH

                                                                                              JohnH

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 21, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Amazing service from all staff. Food was incredible. Signature cocktails were artisanal and great looking. Probably the best outdoor dining experience in the desert.

                                                                                            15. L

                                                                                              Lynn

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 21, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Wonderful!!!

                                                                                            16. CH

                                                                                              ChowHound

                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                              94 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              94 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 21, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                              We had a great waiter (David I think). The food is very good. Always a lovely environment. The music is a bit loud, but we were seated directly in front of the musician.

                                                                                            17. L

                                                                                              Lucille

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 21, 2022

                                                                                              overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                                                              The ambiance in the outdoor patio was very nice. I'm glad I went to see what it was all about, but I don't plan on returning. The food was average and overpriced. Service was very good though.

                                                                                            18. c

                                                                                              carolb

                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                              Service was average. A little disorganized. Although, it was not very crowded the waiter seemed to relax and did not return to the table as it got later in the evening.

                                                                                            19. C

                                                                                              Cherigirl52

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              67 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              67 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Always always a treat to dine at Lavenders…the food is delicious. The drinks are good…especially the Lavender Martini! Yikes I had two…so yummy. The service was spot on….😍

                                                                                            20. E

                                                                                              Evthemag

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                              We have eaten here many times and have recommended it to friends. We have always enjoyed our dining experience except for this time. We waited about thirty five minutes for our meals to be served. They were lukewarm. My rack of lamb was tough. I had it rare. Our guests pork shops were dry and sinewy. We brought a bottle of wine and our server filled our glasses but didn’t refill them when they were empty. There were many flies and gnats out that evening and we had to be careful while eating. The flies couldn’t be helped even though we had a fan on our table. Needless to say we were very disappointed with the service and the food and won’t be recommending it any time soon.

                                                                                            21. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Lovely patio, expert service, delicious food.

                                                                                            22. B

                                                                                              Blue

                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                              overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                                                              The venue is beautiful, the food was good. The service was disappointing, not an experience that would bring me back.

                                                                                            23. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 17, 2022

                                                                                              overall2food1service4ambience3

                                                                                              The restaurant is lovely. The service good. The menu is boring and the food matches the menu.

                                                                                            24. L

                                                                                              Lesli

                                                                                              Cincinnati

                                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              27 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Great food and service as usual!

                                                                                            25. MK

                                                                                              MKSpo

                                                                                              Seattle

                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Fabulous food, wonderful service! Super accommodating staff. Lovely birthday dinner celebration!!!

                                                                                            26. I

                                                                                              Ichabod49

                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                              Service was great. Outdoor dining beautiful!

                                                                                            27. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                              overall1food2service2ambience2

                                                                                              I had never been when the weather was warmer and now I know why. Flies. Flies everywhere. They have some fans for the tables but not every table has a fan - if you don’t - you are just swatting flies from your food all night. The food was also pretty average. Once it is dark the ambiance is lovely but it’s not worth the flies and mediocre food.

                                                                                            28. JO

                                                                                              JoanneO

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Service was top notch, and the food was delicious. The ambiance at Lavender Bistro is always magical.

                                                                                            29. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                              overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                              Food was terrible, you go here for live music and ambiance only

                                                                                            30. KB

                                                                                              KarenB

                                                                                              Hawaii

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              We enjoy Lavender for a nice dinner out. Their patio dancing is always lovely and the service is outstanding. I had the prime rib special and my husband enjoyed the short rib. Food is consistently prepared very well. Made for a beautiful early evening dining experience. Great cocktails too.

                                                                                            31. M

                                                                                              Myra1myra

                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                              31 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              31 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                              overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                              Lovely atmosphere- outdoor dining at its most elegant The server had to be summoned to the table as we were sitting there for an extended period of time without service.

                                                                                            32. C

                                                                                              Chris

                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Lavender Bistro is always a great place for a special dining experience. The food was awesome, Services was great and the outdoor patio is gorgeous. When we are in the area we always make sure we dine here during our trip.

                                                                                            33. j

                                                                                              joec

                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              16 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                              Great spot, recommended to us.. Will be back!

                                                                                            34. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                              overall1food4service1ambience4

                                                                                              We had a reservation for 8 people for mothers day, our reservation was at 8:30, the hostess showed us to our table, at first everything was great, the server was being pushy to get our orders and move along, one of our guest had not arrived yet, as soon as our last guest sat he asked if he knew what he was gonna eat without giving him a chance to read the menu., once every one’s order was in, the server came and drop the check and waited there until we put a card there, which was very uncomfortable as we where having family conversations, once everyone drop their card to pay for the check he went and charged the cards and came back asking for more money for tips. Went on to explain why he needed us to leave more money since he had to pay from his own pocket for the hostess and food runners, we had to asks him to leave, I was Very disappointed as I had been there a few times before with a different experience, I will not be going back to this place and will not recommend it again!!

                                                                                            35. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                              Mother’s Day

                                                                                            36. B

                                                                                              Bill

                                                                                              Denver

                                                                                              43 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              43 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                              Patio is very nice. Service is a little slow. Food is very good.

                                                                                            37. JP

                                                                                              JohnP

                                                                                              Palm Springs

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                              Favors for the food was outstanding. Prices like everywhere else are going up beyond inflation, especially for restaurant food. Will start eating home more.

                                                                                            38. CJ

                                                                                              CorrineJ

                                                                                              Seattle

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                              overall3food1service5ambience5

                                                                                              Lively outdoor atmosphere. Service was very good. Disappointed with overcooked sea bass on top of mushy rice with peach and pineapple bits.

                                                                                            39. GG

                                                                                              GlendaG

                                                                                              San Diego

                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                              vip
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                              We had the best Mother’s Day celebration with ten of us on the beautiful patio in a Cabana. Really can’t beat the ambiance here. Food is excellent. Service this day lacked a bit as it was very crowded, but they did their best. Highly recommend Lavender

                                                                                            40. OT

                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                              Orlando

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                              overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                              The setting for dinner was amazing, however, the menu was limited. I ordered the only vegan option on the menu which was a rice pasta dish which was awful! I was surprised that there are no plant based options or vegan dishes at this very pricey restaurant!

                                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                            Lavender Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 5315 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                            Google Map for Lavender Bistro

                                                                                            78073 Calle Barcelona La Quinta, CA 92253

                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                            • Cross street

                                                                                              Desert Club Drive and Avenida Bermudas

                                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                                              La Quinta

                                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                                              Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                              Californian, Contemporary American, American

                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                              Casual Elegant

                                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                                              Resort Casual

                                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                                              Public Lot

                                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                            • Entertainment

                                                                                              Live Music Nightly - piano and vocals.

                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                                              (760) 564-5353

                                                                                            • Catering

                                                                                              Lavender Bistro's catered events will take our exquisite dining experience into your home or venue of your choice. Please call for more information at 760.564.5353

                                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                                              For private functions or special occasions, our private room, or semi-private large patio are available. For larger parties, weddings, or banquets, the entire restaurant / patio is available for you, please call for for pricing at 760.564.5353.

                                                                                            • Private party contact

                                                                                              Nicolas Despras: (760) 564-5353

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