Lulu California Bistro

4.3
4410 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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c
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Lulu's many times. Tonight's dinner was super. The mushroom soup is always my favorite. The creme brulee was the creamiest I have ever had. Though very tasty, the beet salad had too much arugula. We'll be back.

JP
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My usual 5 star rating for Lulu's went down to 4 because the service was so so. The waitress never returned to our table to check on our needs, so we were not offered more coffee or asked about anything. The restaurant was not very busy. The busboys were very good. This service was so unlike my previous wonderful experiences at this excellent restaurant.

E
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great value.

WW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

This was one of the worst and most expensive meals I have ever had. The food was AWFUL!
Nothing that we ordered was fresh or tasty. It felt like we were in an expensive, bad cafeteria.
For the cost of our meals, the food should have been much better! It was a truly terrible experience!

GH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic and the food was great ... pretty sure to be back when I am at Palm Springs...

c
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time for Sunday brunch. Great selection and tasty bloody Mary.

RR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

In today's world there seems to be a lack of respect when dining out in public. Bridal Parties and girls all screaming at the top of their lungs. Remind to not eat there on the weekends after 6pm. Other than that it was great, thank you.

DC
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have been going to Lulu's for years. I hope this experience was a one off. We had to wait a very long time for water to be brought to our table and even longer for a waitress to come over. We were sitting outside and it was hot. Our waitress apologized for the long wait and I think she might be had to pick up additional tables.... Seemed that something was off. My chicken was dry. The others in our party said their food was okay. The place was busy and I know sometimes things happen and goes wrong. So I would recommend LuLu's and will come back to give it another try.

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

Thanks to Lulus for being so accommodating and fun on my birthday! Everything went well and we had excellent service. The birthday cotton candy was extra fun!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

Party of 4. Excellent service. One meal not well prepped. Our server and the manager proactively handled situation above and beyond. Professional.
Definitely goin back

WE
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was superb. The good was fantastic. We started with the seafood chowder and calamari. The chowder was loaded with seafood. The calamari was delicately crisp with 2 dipping sauces. I had the ahi poke bowl - rice, seaweed salad, carrots, cucumbers and ahi with a sesame soy sauce. My husband and son had the Santa Fe and Russian paninis. They brought have of their sandwiches home and they have heart appetites.
I would highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

My date was served raw chicken.

JL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

It wasn't worth how expensive it was. Went for the Sunday brunch and made reservations which was pointless because they still made us wait for over 30mins. Place is cool inside but just not worth a go back.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Slow service but excellent food at a great value

OT
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice to find a reasonable restaurant I the main drag of PS. Looks like a place to make a regular stop at whenever in PS.

M
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner,, I did tell them it was our friends anniversary and nothing was done. Would have been a nice surprise for them. Service was good.

L
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was amazing, I don’t remember her name. Food was good not great, value was excellent. Ambience fun and great decor. Loud in a good way with happy customers:) 👍🏻

s
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere is good. Food is very mediocre First night we went the pasta was undercooked and calamari chewy. We came back because we had a gift card for another meal. We were not impressed. The second night we went was better but nothing to brag about. Trendy place though so your paying for the atmosphere. Not the food.

V
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, James, was wonderful. Food was always delicious.

ER
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Service minable, nous avons dû demander 2 fois des couverts. Serveur désagréable.

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j
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. I went for breakfast and dinner and service was amazing. I love going back here every time I visit Palm Springs

I
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. Days before we had requested a specific waiter that ended up not working that night. It would have been nice if they could have let us know before we got there that he would not be there. We still had a good experience but when someone asks for something that can’t be done, communication would be nice .

DM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and management was great!

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Sit outside or at the bar otherwise the service blows

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super cute spot! Great staff, fun atmosphere, perfect for Sunday brunch!

DH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and food was subpar. Enjoyed the patio setting and misters, but that was all.

V
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I would recommend LuLu to anyone visited or living in the Palm Springs area. It’s fun, great service, an amazing menu. I have never had a bad meal here. I would suggest reservations for a Friday or Saturday night. Love this place.

L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Was there to celebrate my husband’s birthday. First time there. Recommended by resort we were staying at. Overall, it was good and we would go back. Cool, hip place in the desert.

MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing view and food is quality and affordable. Definitely recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

loved the atmosphere and the food was very good

KS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, friendly helpful staff. A really nice restaurant.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

A bit disapointed. Service was very "leisurely" and inattentive... food was fine, LULU has good, not great food, and it's consistent.

Would go again with others making the decision, but would probably try a few other places before going back to Lulu...

SA
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place.Always very good experience.The atmosphere is very pleasant and the food is delicious.

r
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Fun place, good food and good value. I espaecially appreciate the mimosas and bellinis. Good service, too. My food was over cooked. The server handled it quickly and efficiently.

CM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional! The ease of making a reservation using online app. The staff and servers were very attentive and professional which made our dining experience perfect!

OT
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!! I cannot say enough about how good the food is & the waitstaff were very attentive. Great place for breakfast!

MI
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely LOVED every minute of my dinner here! Will definitely be coming back

e
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Requested a booth in the reservation notes, but did not get booth seating. Very disappointing.

E
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got a reservation for a party of 13 and they were able to accomodate it for me without hesitation. All of the staff was super nice and helpful. Jessica our server was extremely pleasant and made our experience easy and enjoyable! The manager was sooo kind and truly made their birthdays special with some amazing desserts and accomodations for our large party. The ambience is super nice and fun. It is a large restaurant with a patio and two floors so space is not an issue. Food is great, they have 3 and 4 course meals. Lulu's is my go to place when I am in town in Palm Springs and I would highly recommend it!

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

While it was a good overall experience I had called an hour ahead of time to see if I could schedule a table for 13. The lady informed me they would be too busy to accommodate me. I then asked if they minded us splitting our party into 2 tables and she once again informed me it would still be an inconvenience. I said thank you and hung up. Not even a minute later I went online and booked 2 tables for the time a lot I wanted. When we showed up we were seated promptly but our two tables were kinda far apart. I didn’t mind except for the lady in front of us was getting a table set up for her party of 14 no problem. I believe maybe if you had better people working the phones I would have given maybe 4 or 5 stars. The waiter was beyond excellent. But the customer service is lacking.

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