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Lavender Bistro, La Quinta, CA
Lavender Bistro, La Quinta, CA
Lavender Bistro, La Quinta, CA
Lavender Bistro, La Quinta, CA
Lavender Bistro, La Quinta, CA

Lavender Bistro

4.7
4.7
6489 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 nightly to set a warm and friendly atmosphere.

For every occasion, to change the ordinary into extraordinary, come join us at Lavender Bistro, "where memories are made!"

Closed for Summer Break from the last Sunday in May until the last Thursday in September.
Re-Opening 09/28/2023!

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 73 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

  • special brunch menu served

    $70.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    We are offering a special brunch menu only. 70.00 plus tax and gratuity.

What 6,489 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Romantic

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Californian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Romantic

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Californian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Most Booked

6,489 Reviews
  1. CheriM

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one our our go to places when we want a nice dinner The food and service is great and we love the ambiance!

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  2. gabagg

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Quite frankly the meal was terrible… the Caesar salad was a iceberg wedge with Caesar dressing and some Parmesan… if I wanted to cut my own lettuce I would order a wedge … the lobster ravioli was minimal taste wise and the lobster mushy … and the profiteroles ice cream dessert was stale .. ice cream was good , chocolate sauce out of a jar .. service by Oscar was good

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful setting for any occasion. Well presented dishes served in timely fashion.

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  4. JuneR

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Usually a really enjoy this La Quinta establishment because of the lovely patio and fine dining. This time there were a couple disappointments. My entrée (the halibut which was a special that evening) was not hot. It was served below room temperature -- same for another guest in our party of 6. The glass of sauvignon blanc brought to me was not the one I ordered. Apparently the restaurant didn't have it available. Without asking, the waiter brought an alternate which I would have never ordered. I sent it back. He returned with a glass of Prosecco which I did not choose. I wish he would have shown me the wine menu and let me choose a substitute.

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  5. nassau

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice setting. Menu was a bit disappointing. Nothing really creative.

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  6. jcjc

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I feel the food is not consistent as in previous years. It’s wonderful on a few items like the ravioli n the braised beef . Didn’t enjoy the sea bass n the jidori chicken . I had the opportunity to go quite a few times this winter season. Sea bass was too sweet w the chutney on it plus it didn’t taste right for the Chilean sea bass. The chicken was overdone. Ambiance n service were fine . Disappointing main courses

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  7. LPinSD

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful patio, delicious meal and loved the live music that provided the perfect ambiance.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our reservation was for 7 and we were seated by 7:05 We ordered a glass of wine and our meal with an appetizer first. Our meal was presented by 7:25 without the appetizer! We didn’t even have a chance to get comfortable and enjoy the music and evening! Felt very rushed! They did offer to bring our appetizers with our meal! What’s the purpose! We declined! Our complete “experience “ was over by 8:00. Felt like fast food! Sorry because last year we had a great evening.

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  9. PeggyO

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another exceptional dinner at Lavender Bistro! We had the oyster appetizer and they were, by far, the best oysters we have ever had. My husband had the halibut special and ate every bite, while I had the crab Louis salad and really enjoyed it. What sets Lavender Bistro apart, though, is the setting and the staff. It's very hard to beat an evening outside under twinkle lights, with attentive service.

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  10. SharonS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time at your lovely restaurant. Service and food was amazing! But, we were celebrating my mom’s 80th birthday and let the wait staff know we had a celebration. We were charged for the dessert for my mom. At a $1200+ tab, I would expect the (bday dessert) to be complimentary!

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  11. JoanA

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Too many tables. Dining felt rushed. Didn’t care for music.

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  12. GerryV

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambiance as usual. Everything pristine. Very good menu. Fanny Bay oysters very fresh, larger than expected, but very good. Saturday nite, so busy as would be expected. Table assistants/bussers are exceptional. Very sharp eyed and efficient. Wait staff was very efficient, but a bit preoccupied. Most likely due to the many large parties, while we were “only two”. Lobster pasta a bit over cooked. Appetizer portion large but served in a too small bowl. A plate would have given a better opportunity to appreciate the dish. All in all, an enjoyable and picturesque dinner on a beautiful nite. We will be back! Thank you for the evening.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was absolutely dreadful!! Pretty sure the starter was pre made as had a film over it and came out within 5 minutes. Really really disappointing.. worst dining experience in the desert so far!!

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  14. gardenn

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for our anniversary and the main reason was we had heard it had a beautiful outdoor dining area Unfortunately the night we went, the outdoor area was shut down because of the wind. Not the restaurant's fault, but we were all stuffed inside. I had the Heirloom Tomato salad which was very good and the filet. The filet was quite thick and undercooked in the center as I had ordered medium well. I didn't send it back as I didn't want to wait. Served with the steak was some kind of thick potato pancake (described on the menu as "duck fat crispy potatoes". It was burnt on the bottom and not very tasty. However, the Baked Apple Tart for dessert was delicious. A very expensive meal for what it was. Definitely an expense account kind of place.

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  15. MagS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    From the moment we walked in it was uncomfortable we were 5 minutes to 5:00 for our reservation we were told to go to the bar that was packed and nowhere to stand, while the people behind us in line got seated. We were rushed through our meal that was mediocre at best. And staff kept bumping our table and the backs of our chairs as they went by. Really disappointing as we have been there on many occasions and had a great meal and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Not this time. Our guests were expecting much more out of what we had touted an extraordinary restaurant.

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  16. FoxF

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On of our favorite places to go in Palm Springs. Excellent food and wait staff

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  17. TBSfoodie

    Detroit

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Please be aware while the outside patio ambiance is great, you are eating with the flies. If you don’t mind swatting flies throughout your dinner then eat outside in the garden. Also, if you get the mussels and fries(they don’t understand Moules Frites)just know when your hands are smelly and greasy when you are done, you won’t get a hot hand towel to clean your hands. Make sure your hands are absolutely clean before reaching into your pocket for your wallet, phone or anything else.

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  18. CherylB

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best fine dining in the Coachella Valley. A wonderful restaurant with superior food, atmosphere and outstanding service. Well worth the price for any special occasion. Highly recommend Lavender.

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  19. kimf

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered dessert to go. We paid for it and did not get it. I called and my call was not returned.

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  20. Maria

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mario made our evening wonderful and food was delicious!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful experience all around -the live music and the ambiance and the food and the service. It was such a special evening. The date appetizer, the salmon meal and filet mignon were the best ever. We will keep coming back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience at Lavender Bistro! The food, the ambiance everything is perfection

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  23. RobertF

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food and value, as usual. A delightful experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A great Easter evening was had by all! Love the food and the music . Great ambiance!

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  25. LouiP

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had looked forward to our return since last year but were very disappointed this time. My fillet dinner was returned to the kitchen 2 times. The side of string beans was undercooked and underprepared. I was not offered anything to help offset my disappointment . The other diners in my group gave up some of there meals while we waited for my meal. At these prices I would expect much more attention to their patrons experience and satisfaction.

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  26. DianeF

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A Rainy Easter brunch. They handled it well with outside seating and bringing everyone inside. We were outside under a roof The food was very good. Unfortunately the music guy was flooded so there was no music for us Maybe a little too quiet

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  27. ErinH

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for Easter brunch Lavender did not disappoint, even with a little rain it a great brunch. Lavender for me is a must every time I come to La Quinta!!

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  28. Sandra

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for the first time for Easter Sunday brunch. Beautifully decorated and food was wonderful. Owner, Nicholas, greeted us and made us feel welcome. The live music just added to the ambience of lighted trees. Service was okay, but waiter seemed spread a bit thin and was slow with the champagne refills. We plan to return to Lavendar and try some of the other specials.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, atmosphere, energy and ambiance!!!!!

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  30. JG12

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful waiter named Oscar. He was very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious.

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  31. barrym

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect is the only way to describe, that is why it is my favorite restaurant in La Quinta

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  32. Laur23

    Portland

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everytime we dine at Lavender Bistro it’s a treat! Top notch food and service and the ambiance is beautiful. One of our favorite places to be

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good food and outstanding service.we always make a point of eating at Lavender.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lavender bistro is always a special occasion. Loved the sea bass.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and experience. We were worried about it being too windy to sit outside but it was good due to your set up outside.

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  36. Philip

    New York City

    285 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    285 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful outside patio with many gorgeous trees to provide shade. Smoked salmon appetizer and curry shrimp entree were excellent. Nice sized tables reasonably spaced for easy access (i.e., not crowded on top of one another).

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  37. Minchire

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! Our favorite restaurant in the desert. Everything we ordered was excellent: beet salad, butternut squash ravioli, duck, mussels. And the floating island dessert was the best ever!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining setting and food is over-the-top fantastic!

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  39. Benny

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was worried as it was a windy evening and we opted for outdoor dining. Fortunately, we had a great table that was protected from the wind. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very disappointed in dinner special. I had scallops and risotto. Scallops were not cooked through and risotto was underdone and fishy

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FAQs

Lavender Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 6489 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 73 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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