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About Lavender Bistro

Experience Lavender Bistro. 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.

78073 Calle Barcelona
La Quinta, CA 92253
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Join us nightly for our popular Happy Hour from 4:00 to Close.
Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - close

Cross Street:
Desert Club Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 564-5353

Website:
http://www.lavenderbistro.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Nightly - piano and vocals.

Catering:
Lavender Bistro's catered events will take our wonderful dining experience into your home or venue of your choice.

Executive Chef:
Raul Garcia

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Lavender Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.8

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (138)
Romantic (113)
Good for a Date (101)
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Special Occasion (100)
Good for Birthdays (89)
Good for Anniversaries (87)
Live Music (85)
Neighborhood Gem (68)
Worth the Drive (58)
Creative Cuisine (49)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Quiet Conversation (41)
Fun (36)
Notable Wine List (36)
Cozy (34)
Good for Groups (34)
Happy Hour (31)
Bar Seating (23)
Seasonal (21)
Casual (20)
Scenic View (18)
Authentic (17)
Business Meals (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Healthy (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
People Watching (14)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Organic (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Venison special was the bomb!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing. Lavender was an absolute delight. The patio seems magical with trees with lights wrapped around the trunks and more lights strung overhead. A musician is playing get songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. His volume is perfect to be enjoyed while still able to easily visit with your dinning party. At one point he played “Way you look tonight” and I thought I was in the backyard wedding reception from Father of the Bride.

What about the food and service. Service was friendly and timely. Tables were quickly bussed and readied for the next guests. Drinks were refilled and plates were cleared promptly all without disruption. Many great variety with salads and entrees. Accommodating to celiac / gluten free needs. Our dinner party enjoyed fish, chicken, elk and crab cakes. Everyone said their dish was delicious.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

The servers were too busy so attention to our table was lacking.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful with great ambiance. A must fora special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful place with great food service was good but before dessert never came to get our order took awhile

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Had another great night outdoors at Lavender. The food was wonderful and so was our waitress. After our initial dinner a couple years ago that was all around a bad experience, we have had wonderful dinners here. Highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Beautiful. Great atmosphere and the live music was terrific.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Lavender Bistro is a truly special spot in the desert. The menu is varied and preparations are excellent. Live entertainment adds to the lovely ambiance in the courtyard and the lively bar area. The only weak spot was when we had a pre-dinner cocktail in the bar. Our server asked if we had a reservation for dinner and let us know that we would need to settle with her before moving to the dining room. Of course; no problem. However, we were approached 4 times by different servers over little more than 20 minutes to check on us, and our original server came over when my husband was signing the check to confirm that he was, indeed, signing it. It’s unfortunate if they have a problem with patrons skipping out on bar tabs, but management needs to figure out a more gracious and unobtrusive way to handle it.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great, as usual. One of our favorite places in the desert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

We asked the waiter to ensure time between applies and entrees. Perhaps we asked him too late but it was obvious the entree was prepared and set under a heat lamp as the sauce had that telltale glaze so indicative of heat lampung. We will make sure our instructions are more timely next visit. Otherwise the ambiance wins us over.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was excellent but service was not so good. The waiter never came back to the table to see if we were ok.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Sevice and ambiance delightful but the food was average and did not live up to the service and ambiance. Out of our group of 4, 1 guest enjoyed their meal. The problem was overcooking or undercooking, lack of proper seasoning for most items and a general flatness of taste. Very disappointed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Awesome all around beautiful dinner.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

My wife and I and a special friend recently enjoyed a wonderful evening of wining, dining and friendship at Lavender’s Bistro.

We started off with a dozen Fanny Bay oysters, followed up by a superb steak tartare and then a fine salad. All of this accompanied by some fine bubbly.

The service was exceptional, and the ambience as usual was great.

You can bet that we will return.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Always consistent and delicious appetizers, salads/soup and entrees with generally good to very good service. Our appetizer was the six large prawns which we shared. For our entrees we had Dover Sole and the baked half chicken.... both were excellent. Service was very good by Jorge.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Dined outside on a beautiful evening. Took a couple from the Midwest who were celebrating their anniversary. They loved it!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Value foe money.....a little pricy. Most impressive part of the whole package is the decor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food and service disappointing. Consensus from our group of 5 diners, no one plans to return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Seriously the best place to eat when visiting Palm Springs. Give yourself some extra time to visit the bar area before your reservations. I've eaten outside on their patio that is charming and whimsical. Excellent staff, superior food choices, but still down to earth enough to wear jeans. I love this place!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

2nd time to this lovely restaurant . Fab food & love the ambience !

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Fun, Live Music, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Terrific. Food was beautiful and delicious.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great for a romantic dinner or even a family dinner. Food was good. I wouldn’t say it was the best meal I ever had. But it was nice. Duck was good and the pork chop and sides were good. Alaska crab legs were less than desirable. Shrimp cocktail was a good size but a little limp. Over all good.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Never disappoints.
Cuisine is fresh, tasty and inventive. Wait staff always are courteous and professional.
Cant wait to go back.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of the prettiest places to have dinner in the area - trees are strung with lights. Portable heat lamps can be an issue as people seemed to be either too hot or too cold. Two in our group ordered the sole while two had a John Dorry special. The sole was better as the John Dorry was slightly over cooked. Service was good, not great. Still, I am sure we will return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love love love it!!!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

We live in Palm Desert so we typically stick to El Paseo and surroundings. Lavender is so worth the extra drive. So good!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner with wine. Service was “Outstanding”!! We don’t go often, but every time we go, we thoroughly enjoy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great location, noisy erratic service, mediocre food. Lots of men in the dining area with white tennis shoes using language better suited to a job site.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Lovely atmosphere and great service. Wines a bit pricey but all in all a great dining experience. We will go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New year's

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve
Nice dance band.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lavender Bistro is a nice place for outdoor dining or wedding catering.
However,the food doesn't really amaze me after all it is Bistro(food is on average). I was really upset they serve cool soups which is a really disastrous mistake for a restaurant. They response to this by cutting down one person fee after I made several times requests about this, Which I am very surprised how they dealt with this so passively.
The menu on special holiday is fixed for customers which I don't really like because it constrains customers' preference. I hope they can provides special holiday menu and regular one even on special holiday.

I would recommend this place to those accept food with reasonable price for special occasion like wedding anniversary or family reunion.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This little bistro is a gem in la Quinta. Defintely destined to become our fav restaurant when in La Quinta💕

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing place to go to while visiting Palm Springs

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Have dined there several times before
This time food was average to good but quite up to prior timescale
Outdoor patio is lovely

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first time there. Absolutely gorgeous place, the ambiance is truly magical at night. Sat on the patio & enjoyed the music, great food & service! The shrimp cocktail was delicious & our Filet mignon was perfection! Great cocktails as well!
We will definitely be back!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first time eating at Lavender. My family of four went to celebrate my wife's birthday. Everyone's meal was outstanding. Dinner for the four of us with tip was about $220 which included 3 drinks as we brought our own bottle of wine. Given the quality of the food and level of service, the price was more than reasonable.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always an amazing dinner!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Beautiful garden setting outdoors. Lights hung throughout on the trees really provided an amazing site! The food was very good - try the lobster ravioli - excellent! Our server was very pleasant and we will definitely return the next time we are visiting in the desert!

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The best mussels in the valley. Also duck was outstanding. The lobster Ravioli was delicious. A really wonderful
Dining experience. I just love this restaurant. Anita our server was outstanding so attentive and friendly

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