Lavender Bistro

4.7
4154 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 4154 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
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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vipdms11
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Lavender Bistro is even better than it looks online. That includes the outdoor seating atmosphere, the service, and most importantly, the food. We had the ahi tuna tower appetizer, which was outstanding. Then, since it was Thursday, we had the prime rib, which was extremely tender and cooked to perfection. The wine list is a little pricy (pricier than the one online, which is apparently outdated), but that's a small complaint for what was otherwise a truly memorable dining experience.

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vipCath
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was a pleasant atmosphere but the tables are really close together. My husband was back to back with a man a foot or so apart. The mixed drinks are nice, but the wine list uninspired although extensive. The food was good but not outstanding. All in all an okay experience, but probably not worth the prices.

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PaulaS
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had a fabulous meal. Great atmosphere and staff!

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vipLuv2eat
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a delightful evening with fabulous food and service. It is so great to be able to sit outside with close friends and enjoy the beautiful lights and ambience😝❗️

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CherylR
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous!

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vipJDonn
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We arrived early and went to the bar for a drink. We sat next to the bar at a high table.
Our waitress was simply awful. She promised a wine list that never came. Brought a drink list instead. She took a drink order for one of us but not the other. Late on both. What a trainwreck. However, when we were seated outside our service was 5-star. Dinner was excellent.

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PVbear
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great outdoor location for night time dining. Food was OK and not great.

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Skeeter
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great menu, thought we were lucky to find it was half price wine night but likely the reason it was packed to the hilt and everything was a bit off. Have had all around wonderful experiences in prior visits.

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vipBunny
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Such a busy night on the patio, very crowded and chaotic. The wait staff was making every effort, in difficult circumstances. The food not up the usual standards at Lavender Bistro.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration just happened to fall on 1/2 price bottle of wine Tuesday which was great, meal, service & ambiance all terrific, think entrees are slightly over-priced. Would still return for a special occasion

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PLB1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience5

We ate outside. Beautiful, but felt like the tables were not “social distanced” enough. Would have preferred a little more space between tables while we are still in the pandemic.

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DeannaM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous night with amazing service and spectacular food! The live music is perfect. Thank you for another marvelous experience.

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Dadina
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went to this restaurant based on 2 recommendations. The sashimi appetizer was very good. The salad I ordered lacked flavor. Needed a better drsg. Lobster ravioli was ok, the actual lobster tail it came with was flavorless and rubbery. Bread pudding dessert tasted like banana bread.

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AnnS
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a marvelous time we had celebrating our anniversary. The service and ambience was excellent and the food was delicious! We had the pound of dungenous crab and bacon wrapped mejool dates! We will be back the next time we visit the area.

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RandyW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday great place

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MarcG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife for her birthday. The service ,food, atmosphere were all outstanding. The Bistro was recommended by a friend. Great job as we enjoyed it immensely. We will come back.

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vipDWellser
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, food, and staff. Another wonderful time at Lavender Bistro.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday celebration

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JoeZ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail EVER.

Wonderfully personal service and all in a setting fit for a King and his Queen.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was as always wonderful

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vipCharnaS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back again!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so great to see dining back. This place was always the best for outdoor dining and impeccable attention to food and service. Nice surprise—free corkage Sundays and the option to order a half salad. Gracious dining doesn’t have to just be for special occasions!

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vipMinchire
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had high expectations for Lavender Bistro, based on recommendations from friends. All were exceeded except one: we experienced an invasion of flies, not just at our table, but at every table within view. It's a beautiful outdoor dining space in daylight, dusk and dark; the menu is varied and our selections were delicious (the crab cake appetizer is outstanding!) but as soon as my husband's curry dish was delivered, the flies descended. We spent more time shooing and swatting than eating. We would have stayed for coffee and dessert, but the flies won out, and we departed earlier that we would have liked.

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CathyG
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was hot outside, which is fine, but the sun was in our face for a bit and when asked about moving an umbrella they said no. The tables are close together. Lots of people especially during these times. I made sure I reserved a table a few weeks ahead of time assuming there’d be less people. Service was a little difficult because of the amount of customers.

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JenniferB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals i have had in the area! Truly an amazing experience and ambience. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lavender Bistro is always a fav when we visit Palm Springs. Delicious food and lovely ambiance!

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datenightdiner
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative food; large portions - bring your appetite.

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KathrynK
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to see Lavendar back in business and busier than ever. Great food and service as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was poor. Very rushed dinner and did not meet my expectations on waiter knowledge of the menu or wine.

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DeanaL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the atmosphere was beautiful, and the staff went above and beyond to help.

We couldn't get an Uber or Lyft home that night, there were none, and our waitress sat with us and tried to help us get a ride home for 30 min, until we finally got an Uber. Overall great experience.

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vipNancyF
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was good. Service was good. But the patio was too crowded for our comfort. There was almost no distancing from other tables.

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vipLaurelS
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. It was the perfect spot. Beautiful and service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor seating. Food was delicious. Service was Impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We at Lavender at least once a years

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Only request would be more burrata on the heirloom tomatoes. The Organic Old Fashion was suvch a great cocktail.

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EricC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant...we dined in the patio area which was magical with lovely lighting effects and classy music (Scott was excellent, you can tell him the tall guy from Seattle said so.)

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Omanana
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a beautiful evening out. Guests are always delighted with experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too many flies. This needs to be sorted out

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JanE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lavender Bistro .. It continues to be one of our favorite restaurant in La Quinta .

The setting is stunning, the service impeccable and food outstanding ... Looking forward to our next visit .

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner!

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Lavender Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 4154 OpenTable diners.

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