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Lavender Bistro

4.7
4.7
5647 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 134 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

  • Valentines Day

    $100.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Pre-set 3-course dinner! Price subject to change. Check menu on our official website for details.

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What 5,647 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BV

    BarryV

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife an I had a great evening and a special shout out to our server Caesar who made the evening even more enjoyable. The ambiance of the outdoor area just made the experience that much better. We will definitely return.
  2. CB

    CheriseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beet salad, duck, sea bass were the best we've ever had! Apple tart was good. Outstanding, exceptional experience. 5++ stars. Will definitely return. Extremely attentive staff (water glass filled promptly; wine poured as needed; food service fast & timely; checked with patron as to needs). Wonderful twinkling lights patio setting with cloth tablecloths and napkins. Upscale restaurant. Check online menu for choices and pricing. Nice ambiance for romantic setting, celebrations, varietal selections, delicious dishes, sharing, small gathering. Indoor and bar also looked nice. Live music (music minus one) was perfect!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THIS PLACE CHECKED ALL THE BOXES and is now my new favorite restaurant in the desert!
  4. K

    Keith

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Have been here numerous times and have always had an exceptional experience until tonight. Our server was very inattentive and rushed us through the entire meal. Never conversed and appeared to have better things to do. Extraordinarily disappointed as it was my wife’s birthday and what should have been a nice evening was mediocre. To top it off her food was Luke warm.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is our third or fourth visit. We made reservations for a table for two over a month ago (and we were dressed up nicer than many groups) yet we were seated at a terrible back table by the servers’ station. It made the experience a bit negative. Next time we won’t come unless we’re with a group. The hostess was polite and professional. Our female server was outstanding. The male staff were efficient and professional. The food was excellent. The extensive wine list was terrific.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Lovely. My only downtick would be there were too many tables, so it was very crowded. Thin out things a bit.
  7. MK

    MaryK

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lavender Bistro is an absolute delight. From the charming ambience and delicious food to our gracious server Oscar - our dining experience was marvelous.
  8. B

    Bobbyj

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Special place. We only go twice a year, my wife’s birthday and our anniversary. I made a reservation on open table and the only time’s available were at 5 pm and 8:30pm. I called the restaurant and told them I wasn’t looking for the early bird special and 8:30 was near my bedtime. The lady who answered the phone was very accommodating and got us a 7:30 table. We arrived at7 and were heading to the bar when the hostess directed us to our table were we had cocktails along with the duck entree. Wonderful evening
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I so want to love this place. The ambiance is beautiful. The staff are all lovely. Service is amazing. But the food quality and temperature on my recent two visits has been fair at best. My short ribs were borderline cold and the butternut squash ravioli last night was undercooked - cold and hard on the edges - and not warm overall. Don’t dismiss the experience you find here but the quality has not met my expectations particularly relative to the price point.
  10. LA

    LindaA

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, enjoyable music, waiter was great, asst waiter was very attentive. Food and drinks were delicious. Parking is challenging at dinner hour.
  11. R

    Rosie

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience! Dined outside. Very comfortable and food was great!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We’re frequent patrons. The ambiance is magical,service always excellent backed up by an excellent menu and wine list.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and my family and I went to Lavender. We were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance, eating outside on the patio. It was beautiful. Our server David was great. The food was all perfect.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service5ambience3
    We had friends visiting from out of town and decided to take them to one of the most popular restaurants in town. We had made reservations 10 days prior as this place gets busy and there was a major golf tournaments in town. We were given a table on the far left of the restaurant. It was at the bottom of the handicap ramp, and at the entrance to the kitchen. It was very congested and cold. I asked the hostess if we could have a different table and she said no, nothing else was available. We decided to sit inside. All of us were shocked at the prices on the menu. I explained to my friends that the prices were not the same on our last visit. I’m not sure if the prices were increased because of the season or because of the tournament, it was ridiculous. We all realize that the cost of food has gone up, but this felt like gouging. My husband and I were embarrassed and apologized to our guests. Our waiter was extremely nice and we received great service, however we will not be going back.
  15. J

    Jude

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I had a guest from the East coast and wanted to show off the best La Quinta had to offer, but she was not impressed. The ambiance is always special, but our table was in a dark corner, the food was nothing special considering the pricing.
  16. P

    Patricia

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Great restaurant with a beautiful decorated dining room. Live music was lovely as well. Enjoyed PEI mussels and steak…both were great!
  17. m

    moondog

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lavender does a diligent job of keeping the temperature comfortable in the cool evenings outdoors. And it’s fortunate, because the courtyard is charming, with the lighting and live music at just the right volume. Menu had good variety and my party of four thoroughly enjoyed each of the dishes they ordered.
  18. JT

    JeffT

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Booked a dinner for the five of us, which is kind of a periodic group meeting of old friends. The setting was gorgeous, the service was great, the beet salad was the best thing I’ve ever eaten, and the rest of the food was really good. Not a cheap night, but worth it for a special occasion.
  19. R

    Reindeer

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oscar was the best
  20. BH

    BillH

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday celebration. Good food and service. Fabulous setting with nice background music. Noise level not an issue.
  21. MM

    MeMe

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was all of our first time at this restaurant on 1/15/23. We had a party of 7 for my Mom’s 70th birthday who was diagnosed with cancer & has only 3 to 6 months to live. I had specifically requested that they make her feel very special as this is probably her last birthday on this earth (they did not). She was treated as any other guest and not with exceptional service (just ok service). I had requested ketchup for my truffle fries (these fortunately were delicious) and the server never brought it. While the restaurant is absolutely beautiful, the service and our food were just mediocre. There was a hair in the wild mushroom soup & it was taken off the bill. I ordered the short ribs and it was very dry. I am extremely disappointed with the service and the food. First impressions really do matter.
  22. JB

    JenniferB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a beautiful restaurant. It’s absolutely magical. Love the light in the outdoor I’ll Beyonce, beautiful table settings, and the fabulous service not to mention the delicious food. Highly recommend.
  23. M

    Marcus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful dining outdoors with a brick and iron decor with trees lit up. I had the Chilean sea bass and she had the duck. The app was butternut squash ravioli. All dishes were tasty. The price at 52 for entrees was about right but if I get an entree for 50+ I would like to be blown away. These were simply “just ok” The filet was small and was more sweet with pineapple than desired. The duck was crispy and fried. It was tasty but didn’t rile up our taste buds or challenge a good chef. We’ll try happy hour but no more $200 dinners
  24. J

    Jake

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Good but very noisy which made conversation almost impossible
  25. RB

    ReginaB

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience, delicious food, and our server Oscar was exceptional!
  26. C

    Cherigirl52

    Palm Springs

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We love the Prime Rib special on Thursdays…we were a party of 3. Waitress started out attentive but once the restaurant started filling up she didn’t ask us about our meals or if we wanted dessert. Servers were very courteous and responsive. Overall we will continue to dine at Lavender’s!!
  27. NY

    NYCEater

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Menu doesn’t look like it’s been updated in 10 years. Dishes are over done, too much stuff, you loose the essence of the main ingredient.
  28. L

    Lokelani

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing meals, started with the duo beet salad; filet mignon with blue cheese delicious; tasty short ribs and peach, berry crumble. First time there after hearing so much about them and did not disappoint. Our waiter David great, said was first time solo after training. Ambience very charming on the patio with white lighted trees and a good guitar player adding to a wonderful time. Was birthday celebration and so happy picked Lavender Bistro
  29. r

    richarda

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful space. Excellent waitstaff. Food a definite French experience, especially the crème brûlée for dessert-a must! Had the half roasted duck, which was delicious.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It took 15 min after being seated to be acknowledged. No water, bread or a menu left for us. Otherwise good but that’s disappointing on an anniversary dinner
  31. L

    Love2eat

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lavender was a total surprise! Everything about it was great, from the food to the service. Will definitely be back!!
  32. AC

    AdeleC

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just wonderful! A great experience!
  33. KW

    KevinW

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NA…no comments
  34. L

    Luvyummyeats

    Orange County

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food,service and entertainment !
  35. D

    Diningduo

    Orange County

    195 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome! Tried the Sea Bass, rack of Lamb, and duck. Each one was fabulous! Sitting out under the lighted trees is romantic and special. Service was great. Looking forward to coming again.
  36. D

    Daisy

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great romantic dining experience in the patio, with nice live music in the background.
  37. d

    desertdiner

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio seating. Good service and great food. My favorite restaurant in the desert.
  38. DJ

    DJO4

    Exclusive

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, loved sitting outside amongst all the greenery and sparkly lights. Lovely ambience. Service was not at the level expected in a restaurant at this price point. Very random appearances by our server. He didn’t follow through when we had to ask for another round of drinks. We had to ask a second time when we shouldn’t have had to ask in the first place. When I placed my order and had a question about the mashed potatoes containing horseradish, he offered plain mashed potatoes yet when my braised short ribs arrived, the mashed potatoes had horseradish. The server never came by to ensure our meals were correct/tasty. We wouldn’t recommend nor return, there are so many fantastic restaurants in this area, this was disappointing.
  39. BM

    BrentM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall dining experience with great service and food
  40. LK

    LisaK

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious food served in a magical garden. We were visiting from Santa Barbara and were surprised by the freshness of the seafood. Best restaurant we went to while in the Palm Springs area!

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 4.7 stars by 5647 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 134 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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