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Lavender Bistro

4.6
4.6
5322 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 6 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

What 5,322 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

    Californian

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  1. CW

    ChrisW

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was our 35th wedding anniversary celebration.
  2. DI

    DIXIEB

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and a 25th wedding celebration. Wanted to take my family to a special place. Yours.
  3. ME

    MidoriE

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at Lavender Bistro. It was all amazing👍🏻❤️. Definitely coming back.
  4. DD

    DDBB

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Really nice restaurant, Ask for a fly fan immediately when eating outside.. Great atmosphere and the food was great !
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food ever
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Morgan, was wonderful. She had the perfect level of attentiveness. Food was very good. Ambiance is amazing.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oscar our waiter was pure delight!!! Excellent service, ambiance and glorious food!!! Thank Lavender Bistro!!!
  8. JC

    JerryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going to Lavender! Can’t wait for them to reopen next season.
  9. W

    Webby405

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there on the last weekend before they close until October 1st. The food and service was excellent! We took a couple, new to La Quinta and they booked reservations for the next night to bring their son and daughter-in-law, before they shut down for 4 months. We love that they have local music on the weekends and the lighting was superb as the sun was setting. WE will be back in the fall!
  10. W

    Worldtraveller

    Denver

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great evening-outstanding service, food and ambiance. The patio setting is so pretty, and the music just adds to the enjoyment. The waiter was kind enough to tell us we could order half salads before our entrees, and my poached pear salad was delicious. My salmon was so tasty and perfectly prepared. The ultimate taste treat was the chocolate lava cake dessert! I could have licked the plate! Can't wait to go back.
  11. F

    Foodie

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great...will go again and take our friends.
  12. GR

    GinnyR

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and perfect service!
  13. g

    greenee

    Palm Springs

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was good not great. Service was poor. For the money, there are better choices in the valley.
  14. SR

    SRLG2

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience5
    The meal was very good, the peskiness of the flies made the eating experience miserable! Will not return till cooler weather prevails.
  15. TL

    TrishL

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    One out of three entrees was good , so that was disappointing…. Service slow, waiter never asked if we wanted a second drink…. Ambiance beautiful but too many flies
  16. LS

    LisaS

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  17. p

    pamv

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to eat when we are in La Quinta. Excellent service, food & ambiance! A must try.
  18. IJ

    IndioJoe

    Palm Springs

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice restaurant and excellent food. Too expensive for our daily or weekly dates, but my wife’s birthday is well worth it! (So is mine, but let’s not complicate the situation!) The only thing we didn’t like were the flies, and we need to come after dark to get the full ambiance of the patio.
  19. SW

    SashaW

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and service. The courtyard is exceptional.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  21. M

    Mike

    Las Vegas

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The patio seating is great! Food was OK, nothing special. Also service was a disappointment. We sat with empty wine glasses until we finished our dinner, then the waitress ask if we wanted another glass of wine> Too Late!
  22. d

    dagitz

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Anything but French - more American.
  23. PK

    PaulK

    Palm Springs

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our special occasion go to restaurant
  24. MS

    MaryannS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, atmosphere, great food (although slightly pricey).
  25. SV

    SiaV

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We’re dinner at the Lavender many times and always enjoyed it. This time was a disaster. Our table was close to the musician and a speaker was above us. The music was way too loud even though we asked to have it adjusted. Mind you, I love loud music, but not when you are with friends getting to know each other and trying to understand what they’re saying. Impossible to have a decent conversation. Secondly, our waiter George, was way too busy and we were ignored for the most part. We had to ask other people to have him come and we had to wait for everything way too long. I even joked about it saying that I’ll need to get the tip instead of him. He laughed. I had to play a waiter for the most part. Thirdly, the food was not good at all. We all had different dishes and no one was bragging about the food. . It was very disappointing.
  26. JH

    JudyH

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Lovely ambience in the outdoor patio area. Live music, great food. BUT...sooooo expensive! Dinner for 2 came to over $200, and we didn't even order a bottle of wine. Save this place for a very special occasion.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    We were there celebrating two birthdays. One for someone turning 80. The restaurant, or our server, did nothing for our celebration. No free dessert or even so much as adding a candle to the butter cake we ordered. The overall service was not good. The waiter was either inexperienced or had too many tables. The servers are usually much more attentive and available.
  28. JH

    JohnH

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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.
  29. L

    Lynn

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!!
  30. CH

    ChowHound

    San Francisco

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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.
  31. L

    Lucille

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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.
  32. c

    carolb

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    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.
  33. C

    Cherigirl52

    Palm Springs

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always always a treat to dine at Lavenders…the food is delicious. The drinks are good…especially the Lavender Martini! Yikes I had two…so yummy. The service was spot on….😍
  34. E

    Evthemag

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely patio, expert service, delicious food.
  36. B

    Blue

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The venue is beautiful, the food was good. The service was disappointing, not an experience that would bring me back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The restaurant is lovely. The service good. The menu is boring and the food matches the menu.
  38. L

    Lesli

    Cincinnati

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as usual!
  39. MK

    MKSpo

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, wonderful service! Super accommodating staff. Lovely birthday dinner celebration!!!
  40. I

    Ichabod49

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great. Outdoor dining beautiful!

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 5322 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 6 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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