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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

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.8

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (60)
Romantic (47)
Good for a Date (42)
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Special Occasion (40)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Live Music (34)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Worth the Drive (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Happy Hour (17)
Fun (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (12)
Seasonal (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
People Watching (7)
Scenic View (7)
Healthy (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Organic (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our second opportunity to dine at Lavender and we can't wait until we return to the area so we can do it again. The food was hot, fresh flavorful and attractive. Our server was bright, cheerful, funny and professional. The service assistant was great, too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Lavender Bistro never disappoints. Love to sit on the patio and enjoy the live music.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Great ambiance, excellent food. Great for groups or couples. Nice music. All around excellent restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Our daughter and son-in-law gave us a gift card for Lavender's Bistro. We absolutely loved everything about it! We loved the patio dining with the little lights, the fabulous service that we received, the beautiful musical entertainment, and the delicious food. Also, we went on Tues. which was half off on a bottle of wine. I had the salmon (and a salad before) and it was delicious! My husband had the filet mignon with blue cheese and he loved it. I tasted his mushroom soup and we both loved it! For dessert, we split an apple tart with rum raisin ice cream and it is hard to describe how great it tasted! We loved it all! We live a couple of hours away, but we will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Lamb shank was excellent!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Have been to your lovely restaurant twice and both times seated at table 50, which has high traffic. Will be back but will request a different table next time. Thx!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

A great setting, great service and a great meal.... oh, and always great weather for sitting outside in Palm Desert. A special find was no corkage fee on Sunday. My wife had the sole and I had the shrimp curry. Both were great. Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Live Music
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·Dined 7 days ago

Seated right away, live music was perfect, not too loud . Very personable waitress. We were pleasantly surprised about how nice this place is.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 days ago

From the beginning to the end we had an amazing experience at Lavender Bistro. If you are looking for a special dinner on a beautiful night, I suggest you sit on the patio at this exceptional restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Although we made a table reservation, when we arrived there was a college football game on, so we opted for bar seating. We started with a bottle of wine (bartender's recommendation) and the seafood tower, both were wonderful. Our entrees had mixed reviews. Both the seabass (the evening's special) and the sole were cooked well but were rather boring and bland. The veal tenderloin however, was phenomenal. It was cooked to a perfect medium rare and the mushroom risotto was so rich and delicious that the plate was practically licked clean!

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Celebrating a birthday here with the entire family was a special event for all of us ! The ambiance, wonderfully prepared food, and service were all top notch- especially our server Natalie who always goes the extra mile for her customers. Thank you for making this a most memorable night for all of us!

Tags: Vegan, Romantic, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had very nice evening. Good service. Wine is overpriced

Tags: Disabled Access, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Such a lovely place in our jewel of la quinta...
Busier than usual...friday night...male reservations for sure...

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Amazing all around. Brilliant ambiance, the best food I have EVER had and impeccable service. Greatest restaurant in the Palm Springs area.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lovely patio setting....food excellent

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This has always been a favorite of ours. Outstanding menu and service. And yes the Mushroom soup is as good as the reputation. We had a Cabana for a group of eight and it was perfect. Privacy but still part of the patio experience. You wont be dissapointed

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Menu was very interesting with many choices unique to the area. We enjoyed the outdoor dining experience, the lighting and palm tree was delightful. We will go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great ambience with all the lighted trees on the patio. The Branzino special was really good. Very romantic.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The ambiance was particularly lovely and we very much enjoyed our evening. You won’t be disappointed.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

A magical experience at this restaurant glowing with white sparkling trees. The food was beyond delicious. No wonder everyone told us not to miss going there. So glad we did!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Very average food poorly prepared and poorly presented. Service was one up sell after another. Wouldn’t repeat

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Two anniversaries. We celebrate with our friends here every year.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended to us by many, but sadly we were very disappointed in the food, the service and the value. The risotto was not cooked (crunchy!) for example and the rare steak was well done... Our tentative bus-boy did a much better job as our server, while our server made it clear he did not approve of the bus-boy's attentiveness (but we did as we though he was great). Bizarre and overpriced dining experience not to recommend. A plus for the ambiance outside seating and music entertainment.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was our second visit, but our first patio experience... We loved the setting... The music was very nice and the volume was perfect... The four of us all had different entrees and each was excellent... I can't wait until we are in the desert again to enjoy another meal here!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Overall we found Lavender Bistro to be so-so, and over priced.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic Thursday night Prine rib special , beautiful patio dining , service was stellar !

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Simply amazing! Always my favorite place to eat in the desert

Tags: Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our favorite place to dine in the Coachella Valley.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Organic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

On vacation and heard many good things from different sources about this place. Well I'm sorry it did not go well

It was a Sunday night after 8:00 so maybe they were off their game at the end of a long weekend

The outdoor seating area is really great and perfect for a nice dinner but that's where it ends. The food was just so average and for a place charging these prices that is unacceptable. The mushroom soup was decent but the rest of it including a $36 piece of fish really wasn't good

I spoke to a few locals afterward and all were surprised with what I thought.

Oh well, maybe if we ever come back here we will give it another shot

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Beautiful setting on the patio. Had the pork chop. Was fantastic. Missed having applesauce with it though. Maybe warm cinnamon apples would be better than the bitter kumquats in the chutney....caesar salad was great. Molten choc cake was nummy!! We will be back 👍😀

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Lavender Bistro is a lovely restaurant in a charming garden setting. We always bring our out-of-town guests to this restaurant because of its special setting and great food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We like to bring our guest to Lavender Bistro for a ‘casual / dress up dinner.
Our Daughter loved the outdoor setting. Said she felt like she was in a place she would see in a movie .

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was disappointing, not good at all for the high price.
Nice atmosphere, good service.

Not coming back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We frequently dine here, either patio dining or the bar since the restaurant opened.
Sat evening was more than disappointing. We had guests here which made it embarrassing. The waiter Luis argued with my guest when she ordered her marguerita saying the bartender only used mix. I intervened and he agreed to ask the waitress came back with the drink but no salt. When she said she ordered salt he was unhappy and came back and added some salt. I ordered the mussels as di my husband. Mine came and they were shriveled up and old. No waiter anywhere finally the bus boy came over Nd said what's wrong. I explained and he took them away to tell the Chef to secure fresh ones. Still no waiter no apology. Once again the busy boy brought the mussels and when I opened the lid there were no mussels opened. I asked him to take them away. He said he would ask the Chef to take them off the bill.when the bill arrived they were charged. Finally we saw the waiter and he was not happy to correct the error. So disappointing. We have been here consistently every season but this was unacceptable. It seems like the staff is uncaring and the kitchen is plating too much to get it out of the kitchen. Something is terribly wrong.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Not a good place for kids. Mostly wonderful adult time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My book club had a delightful evening in the beautiful courtyard setting. The service was impeccable and the menu was so enticing that my friends had a difficult time choosing an entree. I highly recommend the mushroom soup.
We want to return so we can indulge in our other choices.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This patio is one of the loveliest in SoCal !
Food is fine .
Same menu for several years , may need an update .
We were very rushed since moment we arrived, and it was not very crowded .
They were not able to find a French white wine we ordered , then found it after about 15 minutes , at room temperature, which in the desert area is not acceptable for any wine . It took 30 minutes to get it to cool down to be able to enjoy .

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Loved the patio-excellent evening-The food was very good but the setting made the evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very nice high quality restaurant. Service and cuisine are very good. The music however should be re-thought. It doesn’t fit the mood.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Apparently clicking the box indicating “Anniversary” and notating in the comments “It’s our 24th Anniversary” wasn’t enough to be acknowledged upon arrival with a kind comment, let alone glass of champagne or small offering for dessert for our special occasion. I selected the restaurant to celebrate our 24th Anniversary as we have always been impressed with the food quality and service; ,and have to say it was the least memorable of our anniversary celebrations.

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