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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

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (102)
Romantic (82)
Good for a Date (77)
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Special Occasion (71)
Good for Anniversaries (66)
Live Music (61)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Worth the Drive (44)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Notable Wine List (30)
Cozy (28)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Fun (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Happy Hour (23)
Seasonal (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Business Meals (13)
Casual (13)
Scenic View (13)
Authentic (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
People Watching (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Healthy (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service as usual. Always consistent.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 4 days ago

Friends get together for Christmas- our 3rd year- love it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

My guests NY steak was undercooked and burnt. Second steak arrived on plate without starch or vegetables. Wine was pored In wrong guests glass.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We have been to lavenders many times and always enjoy the dining experience whether it is on the delightful patio or in the dining room. They are always accommodating to any special wishes. Reservations are a must.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Amazing evening from start to finish!! Delicious food, great service and ambience. Really enjoyed the fellow on the keyboard, nice music, not too loud. Can't wait to return

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

my wife and I were celebrating our 30 year anniversary and were treated to Lavendar Bistro for our celebration dinner. The ambiance on the patio was spectacular. the white lights, and lavender napkins and trees. The night before we experienced some very hip music at the Ritz Carleton, so the music was a little dated and targeted for an older demographic, but the food was amazing. we started with a crab cake which was very unique on a green tomato and some very tasty wild mushroom soup. The pork chop was very flavorful and moist. My wife's steak was slightly undercooked to her taste, but the blue chees sauce made up for it. Over all a very nice experience and I would recommend it.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Wonderful experience. We always enjoy the food and environment.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The ambience is beautiful, food was excellent & our waiter was excellent. Had to wait a bit to get our bill but the restaurant was very busy. We were in no rush. Have had dinner as well as happy hour there several times & have never been disappointed. Would return any time. We were celebrating our anniversary & they brought us a nice dessert with lite candle which was a nice touch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We always make sure we get to Lavender Bistro when we come to LA Quinta. The food is consistently delicious and the outdoor dining a real plus. The only negative is the service is spotty - this time it was definitely off. Our server Javier was slow in getting to us throughout the evening and when we asked to have the kitchen plate a shared Pork Chop we were told it was too awkward for them to do it - as if it wouldn't be more awkward at the table for us to do it. He did agree when we insisted and it turned out very well. This service issue won't keep us from returning because the positive far out weighs this negative.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Beautifully decorated for the Holiday Season. Festive and lively. Food was really good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

ENJOYABLE DINING AND EXCELLENT SERVICE. FOOD CHOICES WERE DELICIOUS.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The outdoor seating was a feast for the eyes! A wonderful ambience!

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Live Music
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We always enjoy the outdoor atmosphere at Lavenders. The food selections are excellent and we enjoyed entertaining our friend with some excellent fish menus!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good venue for special occasion only. Very pricey!!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Exceptional food, and service, our server was friendly and very attentive, as was all the support staff. Looking forward to our next opportunity to dine here again

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Once again, Lavender Bistro did not disappoint. Met out of town friends there and they absolutely fell in love with it.

We are Wine Vault members and it’s always nice to bring our wine and not pay a corkage fee.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We have always loved Lavender for its garden atmosphere and good food. We had European guests for our 24th wedding anniversary dinner and couldn't of had a worse experience. It was embarrassing. The service was terrible and the food not much further down the line. We remember all the other great experiences we have had here as locals and were totally disappointed with this night that was supposed to be extra special for our anniversary as there are plenty of other great restaurants to choose from in the Coachella Valley. Will not go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Nice outdoor setting. Could hear the conversation among a table of 8 older folks(that doesn’t happen very often). Good food

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

sunday dinner with friends. we were seated immediately in the open dining area. water bread and wine list was brought out promptly, wine was brought out after selected. Salads were brought out fairly quick. I would not recommend the wedge salad, very small portion. The caesar is a better choice.

We ordered the main course and that took a long time to arrive, over 30 minutes. Soups were lukewarm and entree's cold. It appears there is not enough servers and support help for the amount of people dining.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Second time we've been. Food was very good as was the service. Beautiful setting.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing restaurant. One of my top 5 of all the places I’ve been.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic. Easy to eat gluten free which is exactly how I like it. Ambience is off the charts! (In a good way)!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always a special place for dining whether for a special occasion or dining out. Love the ambiance!

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great atmosphere as always. Was disappointed that two of the items we mainly come there for was removed from the menu. Lobster bisque and the roast duck. The duck we feel was the best in the desert as we have tried it all over the area. Also the small tables for two on the outdoor patio upper level have some rock beds beside most of them. When we went to leave my wife stepped on on sender her tumbling. Tight area to move out of so it's hard not to step in them and with heels it is dangerous.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had a great experience, great food, drinks and service. In talking with others it's reasonably priced for a high-end venue. Each main does include a side. Bacon wrapped dates and NY steak were the best!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful attentive service and good food. Patio is spectacular.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Healthy
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Multiple visits and never disappointed though the bartender should learn how to muddle an old fashioned when asked.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lavender Bistro’s food quality is always consistently very good and their service is generally good!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

They knew it was our anniversary in advance -- irrelevant in terms of service and food, as it turned out.
My wife's entree, the half boneless roasted chicken was inedible. When you can't eat your entree, that pretty well sinks the evening -- no apologies or attempt to correct -- didn't charge, however.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Lavender was a wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary! The food was flavorful and perfectly prepared. The service was attentive, but not overdone. Perfect. The outdoor setting was so beautiful and romantic we loved it. Can't wait to return and try some new items.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Our service was lacking so much we had to ask for the waiter for any service including the bill. The pork chop was not tender and the waiter promised it would be. Did nothing to correct the problem.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fabulous restaurant and beautiful outdoor dining experience.
Great service and food

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great restaurant so romantic and fabulous food and service

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Happy Hour, Healthy, Scenic View
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is a restaurant that we frequent and the food and ambiance are very good. The service
varies greatly from very good to pretty bad and Sat Nov 25 was disappointing. Our server, Victoria, seemed to forgot a number of things. For instance a drink order never showed up and even after appetizers it hadn't shown up and when we asked the answer was "it's coming".
When it did arrive there was no apology or mention of the time it took.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was our third visit and we were pleased every time. The wild mushroom soup is excellent. We would also recommend the pork chop, veal with risotto and truffle reduction sauce, salmon, truffle ravioli, and the roast chicken.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Outstanding ambience, service and food!
Would highly recommend for any occasion!
We will return again & again 😊

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food great, service great, music WAY too loud on patio, WAY to loud, could barely hear person next to me.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition. Beautiful patio, great music, amazing food.
Highly recommend dinning here. A lovely patio venue with amazing food and great
service.

Dine here for sure !!

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Oh my heavens....the food was out of this world and the cocktails too. Service was on point - thank you David! We cannot wait until our next visit.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Lavender Bistro never disappoints, a beautiful patio, lovely live entertainment, good food, great service. Everything you could ask for when searching for a memorable dining experience. A definite must!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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