Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 56 times today

Lavender Bistro

4.5
2631 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Californian
Perfect For:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Experience Lavender Bistro. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Californian, Seafood, American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Join us nightly for our popular Happy Hour from 4:00 to Close.
Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - close
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(760) 564-5353
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Raul Garcia
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Lavender Bistro's catered events will take our wonderful dining experience into your home or venue of your choice.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Desert Club Drive
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Live Music Nightly - piano and vocals.
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2631 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.8
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 2 days ago

The atmosphere is wonderful, and the music was lovely. My beet salad was delicious and so was the ahi tuna. Nice sizes, too.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 2 days ago

We have dined at Lavender Bistro, our favourite restaurant in La Quinta, 4 to 5 times each "season" since it opened 10 years ago. Very good menu selections and options, quality of appetizers, starters and entrees consistently very good and generally good service by the wait staff. Ambience on the outdoor patio is great!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always a good place to go and have great food sitting in a beautiful place

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 3 days ago

Overall a nice dining experience. Three of the four entrees were excellent, the other of mussels was dry and no broth in the pan. The waiter wanted to replace it but it had been served after the other three entrees and our guest elected to not have the entree; they did take it off the bill. An unusual occurrence for Lavender Bistro it is one of our go to places.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 3 days ago

I have been to Lavenders a couple of time and have enjoyed the food. Very creative and delicious. On this particular visit, the service was below their usually standards. I will still go back because it is that good!!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined 4 days ago

We have been there many times with very good remarks however this visit failed in many catagories, service was slow, food overcooked for all four if us, our table was in the far back with less than appealing ambiance. We could see numerous well placed tables that were empty our entire visit so it was frustrating that they gave us one of the worse table locations. Overall disappointing visit

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

While on vacation in the area, we were told about the restaurant by La Quinta Brewing. We had an amazing night out with wonderful live music, great wine and perfect food. The perfect evening out!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined 5 days ago

Reservation was @ 6pm. Were given menus and seated. Took to 6:45 before taking our order. Presentation of the food serving was pathetic at best. Nothing like what is pictured in their advertising. Very disappointing!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 6 days ago

We have visited Lavender Bistro about six times in the past two years. Up until this visit I would have said the experience has been second to none for fine dining. Although I would say this experience was fine, it was not as in the past. Our waitress, who was lovely, but had five tables. Because of this, she disappeared for long periods when she was servicing others. When she was with us she was totally attentive and engaged. We had to ask another server for assistance at one point. During our other experiences there seemed to be additional staff to support the server. This time, most of the additional staff seemed to be missing. Another stress on our waitress??? Not sure we will return as this is an expensive dining experience and I don't think we received value for our dollar this time. As in the past, our food was very good, but the food was overshadowed by our collective experience.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

It was fabulous! The ambiance is absolutely delightful! The filet of sole was delicious. The flat iron steak was so so, a bit chewy and not as tasty as that in some other restaurants, the apple tart was excellent. Overall it was a wonderful experience, and we will definitely return!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 7 days ago

dining outside was so beautiful and the food was very good!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service. Enchanting experience on the patio.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful outdoor seating but a very noisy. Very good food and menu selection. Service on the slow side and prices on the high side.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We had such an amazing time we went back the very next night. The food, decor, ambiance was everything you could want in a top knotch restaurant. Can't wait to go back there in Septmenber when we go back to palm Springs again.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

AMAZING SERVICES, OUR RUNNER ALWAYS DELIVERED OUR FOOD PROMPTLY ON TIME, AND THE BUSSER NEVER LET OUR GLASSES RUN OUT OF WATER ... THE SERVER WAS EXCELENT AS WELL. GREAT FOOD, GREAT WINE.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent! LB is a gem in the Desert. Exceptional on every level.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Lovely dinner. The beet salad and ravioli were amazing. Love the ambiance and music! Generally an older crowd.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We dined on the patio with friends and it was a lovely evening to be outdoors. Lavender has one of the nicest patios in the La Quinta area. The food was good, not great. However, as with other times we have eaten there, the service was indifferent and inattentive. Our table for four was very uncomfortable - couldn't fit our legs under the table because of the position of the table frame. And the music was loud enough to make conversation difficult. For the price, I expect better.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Three dishes were very good . My flounder was mediocre. The jasmine rice was bland.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Have been to Lavender Bistro many times before and had always enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. This visit was different. The service was poor and our waiter was very disengaged. There simply was no service. Took forever to just order a cocktail. To our utter surprise after ordering our food, it was delivered within five minutes. In other words it must have prepared earlier and held under a warming lamp. The food could not have been prepared for our specific order and the meals were very bland. We were very disappointed and will not return.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Outstanding service with fantastic atmosphere. Outdoor dining at its best...

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Superb food, great service great music, great ambiance!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

As always, it was superb! From the table location, food and service - everything was perfect.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was our second time at Lavender Bistro. This time, we brought friends with us. We had a great meal in a beautiful setting! We'll be back!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Lavender Bistro. The four of us shared the generous calamari appetizer which was delicious. The shrimp curry, duck and brined pork chop were well prepared and presented with an array of vegetables. The sea bass special was a bit dry, but tasty. We dined outdoors in the lovely courtyard and listened to the live musician when not chatting with each other. The servers were attentive, but not over-bearing. All in all it was a very nice meal albeit a bit pricey. We would go again for a special occasion.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Perfect night out!!

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our guests dinner (the prime rib special) was returned to the kitchen three times because it was cold. After the third time he left without eating.

Very poor experience.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I have been to Lavender Bistro 3 times. The food is consistently good, fresh with a nice presentation. The atmosphere is very special with lighted trees etc. This past time we were celebrating 2 friends birthdays. The service was very disappointing. They forgot to bring requested salad dressing and a side vegetable dish that was ordered. The salad got eaten without the dressing and when we called their attention to the vegetables we were practically through the dinner and chose to cancel it. The staff seemed preoccupied with setting the tables for the following day vs being attentive to our table of 5.
I will go again, but will be more assertive in getting the attention we deserved!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Didn't expect it to be that crowded at 7:30 on a Tuesday evening. I was a bit disappointed on the scope of the menu. Would have liked some scallops or a different choice of chicken. Ambiance was great.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Wonderful service. We arrived early at sat at the bar for a drink. The bartender was very helpful with the wine list. Our server on the patio was great. The ambiance was lovely and the food was great. Definitely will go back.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

DINNER WAS WONDERFUL. MY GIRLFRIEND & I HAD THE COLD LOBSTER OVER SALAD, PERFECT FOR A WARM EVENING. MY HUSBAND THOUGHT THE MUSHROOM SOUP & LOBSTER RAVIOLI WERE EXCELLENT AS WELL. WE ENJOYED THE SANCERRE TOO. THE OUTDOOR PATIO ALWAYS LOOKS SO PRETTY WITH THE LIGHTS AROUND THE TREES TOO.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Lavender never disappoints for ambience, menu, quiet live music, wine list and service. Only complaint was annoying black flies, who seemed to like curried shrimp (prawns). A five star experience nonetheless.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Loved it. It is such a welcoming setting and the staff and food are terrific. And multiple places to sit and enjoy live music, indoor or out... great job Lavender!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Lovely evening under the beautifully light trees. Scottish salmon was perfectly done and thoroughly enjoyed.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This is an amazing place...it’s our go to place every time we are in palm desert. Food, service, ambiance, wonderful soft music🎶🎶💑...everything is perfection!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Beautiful ambience. A special place with amazing customer service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Steak was burnt. Asked for salad never got. Asked for decaf coffee pretty sure was regular.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We loved our waiter David!
He is 1st class

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Has been one of our favorites because of the ambiance. But this time the food was a real disappointment. The fish was utterly flavorless...and my wifes steak was overcooked and tough.

Service was slow and unengaging. For $250 we expect much more. Doubt we'll be back.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
66