Lulu California Bistro

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3929 reviews
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At Palm Springs newest and hippest restaurant, Lulu California Bistro combines talent, expertise and a passion for great food to produce a captivating California Bistro dining experience. Our menu options are many, varied and value-priced, and the quality is always high. Our generous portions are prepared with the freshest ingredients available and a dash of innovation from our award-winning chefs. Freshly baked bread and decadent desserts are made in-house daily, and are perfectly complimented by a cappuccino, latte or an endless pot of coffee. At our exciting bar area, we feature the desert's best Happy Hour – all-day, all-night, 12-hours long!
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JA
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice experience.

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Bath
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A late dinner at Lulu, they serve late and it remains busy when many other places are closing. Excellent service, cocktails, steak salad, good value and enjoyable.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food at a great price!

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San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lulu is a place we have dined at before and it did not disappoint last night, in fact, it was better than we remembered. Ramon S., our server, was attentive and informative. We appreciated his recommendations and when he needed to go on a break, he let us know who would be seeing to our needs and returned promptly to see us finish our meal. Ramon also made sure our hungry 6-yr-old got his entree early. Food was delicious and served in a timely manner. Ramon and Lulu rock!!!

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E
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favourite Palm Springs restaurants for visitors...it's lively, fun, and well priced. The food has always been quite good and the staff is very friendly and accommodating...

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BH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere, and the BEST server, who was not only a total pro, but funny too.

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V
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a prefixed menu $19.99. They modified the food by our request (changed marinara to alfredo sauce). If not prefixed prices it would have been a little expensive, but the way we had it it was great value for the money.

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I
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The 3 and 4 course meals are a great value and quite good. Don’t miss the wild mushroom soup with truffles, yum! Fun and lively but not the place for a quiet romantic dinner. Great service ( need to turn those tables at this price point) not rushed but no waiting for what’s next

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JB
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprisingly good food at an incredibly good price for the 3 or 4 course menus

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Quality of food could improve. Ambiance is great!

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JD
London
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food, service and location are good. Recommend for a consistent meal in a nice atmosphere close to everything.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fairly fancy looking place without the fancy price. Place is super popular so reservations are encouraged. We were seated immediately when we checked in for our reservation. Upon leaving there was at least 20 people waiting. We came for lunch but next time we're in town we definitely want to get breakfast or brunch here. 10/10 would come back.

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m
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I will return however I was slightly disappointed this time around. My server forgot the waffle we clearly had a conversation about that I would be sharing with the table. My breakfast was fantastic however my friend's was a bit lacking. Overall still good, great coffee and an enjoyable spot.

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PB
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive! Food was amazing! There was some work going/construcyion going on (not distracting), but had a few people come by and apologize, which was nice, but not necessary. We will definitely come here again!

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L
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter!

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s
Palm Springs
66 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great value on 3 course prix fixe. Quality food great service. Strongly suggest making an Open Table reservation. It gets very busy

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KA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Not too expensive. There are quiet spots and if you want more company you may go to the bar area. Good portions, I could not finish my dish so I took a human bag home. This food is too good to give to your dog.

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JW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tremendous value and very good food. Took the kids to celebrate a big birthday. The cotton candy cocktail (huge!) was unique and special surprise. We all did the 3-course dinner and zero complaints.

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SV
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food here is always tasty, the staff were courteous and attentive, and the 3 course meal for $19.99 is a great value!

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KB
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every thing was fine on a Feb. Sun. Brunch. Staff was busy and very attentive. Especially the young man who took care of water and drinks , and any special or extra we asked for. Only one issue. Teapots too dismally and water not hot enough.

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D
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch is amazing!! Great selection of food choices and the food is so tasty. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Super pet friendly. Highly recommend reservations.

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K
New England
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lulu was recommended by local friends who are very particular. We were impressed by the variety and quality of the breakfast entrees, had great service and a wonderful time. Despite the noise level we were seated at the periphery of the room so had an easy time conversing with old friends. Also should mention I always have OJ with breakfast and theirs was fresh squeezed! Bonus points. 😊

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MH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Nicely decorated interior and great staff!

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C
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Make sure to ask for a table NOT on the top floor. The atmosphere was bland, too bright and it was freezing cold, and full of noisy large groups. It kinda of tarnished the whole experience I am sure. It looked more fun and atmospheric downstairs!

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SZ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I think the food has become a bit bland. Not as tasty as I’ve had before.

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RS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great ambience but a little noisy for a date night. Great place to meet up with friends.

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WW
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the four course dinner for only $39.99 and was so good. Seafood soup, mussels in white wine, prime rib and pound cake to top it off. All were so delicious. Our waiter was excellent too. The ambience here is fantastic.

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BL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Right on the main drag, Lulu is a busy festive restaurant. The large dinning capacity provides a fairly loud environment for dinning. The food is fine but nothing stands out in particular. Perfectly satisfying but not a foodie destination.

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JL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the booth for our family reunion, very fun and lively . My 96 year old mother-inlaw wants to do it again for the OSCARS !

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FC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was a little loud and pretty crowded so service was slow. Price was good and food was good.

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LD
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extensive menu with something for everyone! Accomodating with seating... we wanted outside, but it was freezing for us, so they re-sat us in a timely manner! Great service! Great food!

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n
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitstaff and helpers are excellent - friendly, attentive, helpful. Enough food choices to make everyone happy. Pretty good value. Very noisy & exuberant diners.

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j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really love LuLu's.
great breakfast and lunch menu.
love that it's on Open Table!

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for breakfast pretty early on a Saturday morning so it wasn’t too crowded or noisy. The hostess and waiter were both polite enough but were all business. The food was delicious. I had the spinach and mushroom omelette which is made with goat cheese and was very good. They use fresh mushrooms which is a must! Both the home fries and has browns are delicious, and the bread served with the breakfast is made fresh in house and is good. We also had a strawberry waffle and could tell the whipped cream is made fresh. Overall, it was a great experience with great food!

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j
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for breakfast. Delicious and nicely plated. Reasonably price too

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Reasonable price, right on the street tasty food very friendly staff.

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F
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good value! Food is good and it’s a beautiful restaurant.

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JL
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love lulu’s

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PR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This classic California bistro is not to be missed. We go here several times every visit to Palm Springs. Always great food and great value. Very friendly lively atmosphere whether day or evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was excellent but the food below average. Burger ordered medium came very well done. Curried chicken not sufficiently dressed and much smaller than Cobb salads ordered by two others. All food lacked TLC in both quality and presentation. White wine cool, not cold — lacked proper storage. Carrot cake requested for dessert was unavailable. Food and presentation did not match previous high quality standard experience.

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