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Lavender Bistro

4.6
4.6
5301 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 53 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

View menu on restaurant's website

What 5,301 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Californian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Californian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Most Booked

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  1. JH

    JohnH

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  2. L

    Lynn

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful!!!

  3. CH

    ChowHound

    San Francisco

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  4. L

    Lucille

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  5. c

    carolb

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

  6. E

    Evthemag

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely patio, expert service, delicious food.

  8. B

    Blue

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5

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

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3

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

  10. L

    Lesli

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as usual!

  11. 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!!!

  12. I

    Ichabod49

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was great. Outdoor dining beautiful!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. j

    joec

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  20. 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!!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Mother’s Day

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. GG

    GlendaG

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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

  26. 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!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful food and atmosphere!

  28. M

    Mtluv2dine

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our friends Anniversary (29) years. We had a beautiful table for 6 outside. It was SOOOO BEAUTIFUL, we can believe how pretty everything look with lavender table settings. Plus everyone there was super nice and very professional. We enjoyed the evening so much and we can’t wait for all of us to go back again.

  29. KC

    KellyC

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The outdoor patio was very pretty. The Staff was wonderful and took great care of us. The food was ok, I expected more for the price paid. All 4 of us did not enjoy our entrees. I would come back for drinks in the lounge but not to eat.

  30. HO

    HeidiO

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Upon arrival the 2 hostesses were unfriendly. We were flatly told “we’re going to have you wait until it’s closer to your reservation time.”, as if we were in trouble for arriving early. It wasn’t so much about the words that were said, but by how unfriendly they were. Zero smiles or welcoming manner to either hostess. So we waited at a table in the bar area. It took 15 minutes before a server even took our drink order, although she was very friendly once she came over. When we were shown to our table we were seated In the furthest corner of the restaurant next to an exit gate and service station. Zero ambience. Our waitress was very nice. Food was just ok. Way overpriced considering the terrible table location/ambience, meal, and rude hostesses. We won’t be going back.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great atmosphere, service, and of course Food!!

  32. TD

    ThereseD

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Food was good but service poor. Celebrating both our birthdays which was reflected on the reservation and mentioned to front desk and server. Front desk sat us at an undesirable table and refused request ti be reseated when asked if we could get another table. Not 2 minutes later, another couple is seated next to us and when they asked to be reseated, got another table! Server never mentioned any specials but we heard her telling another table what they were. After dinner, no complimentary birthday dessert provided. Very disappointing especially given the price point.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    We wanted to love it, but there were so many little setbacks from what we have been told by friends /family, who had told us to visit here. The lobster ravioli was dry, the chopped wedge salad (we requested it chopped) Was actually very good, and their poke stack what’s marginal. I love Ginger, but they put so much on the top of it like it was a filler to make it look bigger. Very little tuna more mango and ginger than actual tuna.

  34. SL

    SusanL

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were excellent.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The steak was perfectly prepared. The wedge salads were super tasty. The Lobster ravioli were under cooked, the sauce was good. I took one bite and had them box up the ravioli. Steamed it hot the next day and they came out as they should have when they were served to me the night before.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite Dining.

  37. M

    Mischablue

    Palm Springs

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My birthday. They brought me a little box of cookies contained in a box. We had two different tuna appetizers and they were fabulous. We shared a tuna tower, a tomato/onion salad and the main course was their short ribs, which melt in your mouth. The best ever. Very pricey, but worth it. Just excellent:

  38. GR

    GuyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server was great. Prices seemed to go up a tad. 50.00 for a piece of fish is a bit much but it was delicious.

  39. H

    Happy

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting with delicious food! Great dining for a special evening!

  40. MZ

    MadelynZ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time here and it was just as beautiful as a remembered! Great food and out server was amazing! Such a beautiful atmosphere!!!!

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 5301 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.
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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