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Lavender Bistro

4.5
2328 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Join us nightly for our popular Happy Hour from 4:00 to Close.
Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - close
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Phone number
(760) 564-5353
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Cross street: Desert Club Drive
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What 2328 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.8
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCoglaub (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Venison special was the bomb!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 2 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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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful with great ambiance. A must fora special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 5 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!

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vipGgggg (Kansas City)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful. Great atmosphere and the live music was terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 6 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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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

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

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WalterB (Vancouver)
4.0
Dined 6 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.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Join us nightly for our popular Happy Hour from 4:00 to Close.
Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - close
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Cross street
Desert Club Drive
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(760) 564-5353
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Entertainment
Live Music Nightly - piano and vocals.
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Catering
Lavender Bistro's catered events will take our wonderful dining experience into your home or venue of your choice.
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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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