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Lulu California Bistro, Palm Springs, CA

Lulu California Bistro

4.3
4.3
5723 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Lulu California Bistro is Palm Springs’ landmark restaurant on world famous Palm Canyon Drive where there’s a lively vibe daily on its streetside patio, covered terrace, bar, and in its indoor dining areas featuring an extensive all day favorites menu, an award-winning three-course weekend brunch, and of course, signature cocktails and wines. The list of accolades awarded to Lulu is all encompassing: best all around restaurant, best brunch, best California cuisine, best dining experience, best outdoor dining, best pet friendly dining, best take out, and best place to hang with friends…all awarded from readers’ polls and editors’ picks over the years. Dining at Lulu is an authentic local experience with its California bistro menu, friendly and warm service, and the energy and excitement of being in Palm Springs’ most popular restaurant because, after all, “there’s always a party at Lulu!”

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, American, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 327-5858
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Lulu Catering & Events is a multi-talented team second to none— combining innovative ideas and culinary excellence. We’re famous for creating memorable events, always with the highest standard of quality. We're the most reliable, award-winning catering and event company in the desert. For inquiries, please visit lulucateringandevents.com
  • Private party facilities
    Lulu’s mezzanine level dining rooms can be arranged to suit the needs of your private party with seating available from 15 to 500 guests. With top-notch food and service, custom menus, beautiful décor and excellent audio/video equipment, we make dreams come true. For inquiries, please call Lulu at 760-327-5858, or email inhouseevents@lulups.com.
  • Private party contact
    Ariana Meza: (760) 413-9636
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Cross street
    Arenas Road
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4 PM to 9 PM. Street parking available all day on East Palm Canyon, excluding Thursday night Village Fest. Free parking garage parking available 24/7 located on Baristo rd and Indian Canyon.
  • Public transit
    Sunline public transit drop off and pick up on Indian Canyon Near Ramon Rd. Buzz Bus is a free transit option available Thursday through Sunday from 12PM to 10 PM.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,723 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

5,672 Reviews
  1. lovedinnerinpdx9

    Portland

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jake is Fantastic! Our meals were excellent. Lulu's is one of our favorite PS restaurants

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at Lulu on the Thursday night market in downtown Palm Springs. We all sat outside right next the bustle of vendor’s and shopper’s. Great evening and our server was spectacular too.

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  3. rugspinner

    Palm Springs

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fastest service we have ever had… spot on too. Food was excellent

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  4. DaveL

    Boise

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sat outside which is great for people watching. Waiter was Alfonso, who gave outstanding service. We had to request that the music be turned down, which thankfully was done. I do wish they would bring back the seafood pizza they had a couple of years ago.

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  5. CharlesA

    San Diego

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food , good service, too loud. Sitting outside on a crazy busy loud street. The music made it hard to talk. Will definitely go back.

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  6. Daduwa

    Palm Springs

    69 reviews

    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great experience. The food was great and the service impeccable. Always a good time at Lulu’s.

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  7. AlanF

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience, especially the staff. Good staff make the experience special. I appreciate the good food and cheerful ambiance. Dealing with the public is very difficult- great job!

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  8. KarenS

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a nice lunch with my husband and friends. The service was great and the food was delicious.

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  9. MBar

    Calgary

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed. Steak salad was uninspired. Would not go back for dinner

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  10. TinaA

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Service was excellent! Easy parking in back! No complaints!

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  11. MaryL

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious healthy food Great servers Free parking in the back

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  12. LisaM

    New York City

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice atmosphere pretty decor. Food needs help. Wonderful, waiter.

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  13. happyserb

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lulu’s food, ambience, & service were all great! Another plus, a parking lot in back!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! Our server recommended some dishes and appetizers and all of the food was perfect! The prime rib was perfection, as well as the cocktails!

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  15. LA94

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a fun time with good food. Waiter was great and friendly. Great people watching.

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  16. TracyP

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our first visit to Lulu. The brunch menu was great, food was hot and tasty and our server was wonderful. We sat on the patio and loved people watching. We will go back for sure!

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  17. JensF

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good food and service. We will come back for Sunday brunch again 😀

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  18. LADiner

    Orange County

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a table at the rail and it had great people watching. We had the BEST waitress, she was so attentive and was so good with our orders which had a lot of changes to them. But smiled the entire time! It’s a fun place to dine and food is yummy!

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  19. Gerp

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We reserved but did not get an inside table as requested. Extra charge for gluten free was not told to us. I enjoyed the acorn squash and the sausage was only ok on the pizza. We ordered two dishes but did not receiver them at the same time. Our server was excellent and quickly fixed it.

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  20. BarryG

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Front desk staff helpfully sat us well ahead of reservation time when we happened to get there early. Restaurant was very busy and energetic. Service otherwise was poor. Waiter fairly abrupt. Did not have the type of beer that we ordered, despite being on menu. Did not have the type of rye whisky we ordered as well. Ordered different brands and he brought the wrong order. Food was good and served quickly. Asked for a sauce to go with one item and there was nothing offered. And waiter seemed not to be too interested. Little contact during meal. After paying he approached us while still at the table and said tip was not 20 percent and had we made an error. It was 15 percent, the most we could justify for the service. Never had we had a wait staff challenge a tip. Was awkward and embarrassing. Makes me question returning. Other servers did seem much more pleasant and interactive with guests.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Burger was good. Coleslaw was very tasty. We enjoyed our dinner but think happy hour should extend to the tables not just the bar.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I paid $18 dollars for 3 bites of steak on a yellow apple …

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  23. MarilynB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Atmosphere was good service was great felt it was a little bit overpriced for what we got

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  24. SuzyH

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed sitting outside. Cool night but heaters were warm, server was helpful and efficient, and the food for a party of 8 came out all at the same time. Everything was delicious. We appreciated the gluten free and vegetarian menus & the GF baguette was great!

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  25. KennethB

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had friends visiting from out of town. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The menu has lots of great choices.

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  26. nm123

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Once again, front desk staff were rude. This happens each time I go here. Lesson learned.

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  27. AndreaN

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Good service high quality food - something for everyone

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  28. PamelaD

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sorry- just don’t see what all the hype is here. Food is decent- certainly not reflective of the prices in my opinion. Service was very good. Decor reminds me of a cool/funky shopping mall food court. Fish and Chips were very good if that helps.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went and ordered drinks off the happy hour menu during advertised happy hour of 3-9pm M-TH, was charged full price. Food was just okay, my LuLu panini didn’t come with the sauce it was suppose to and my fries didn’t come with ketchup, both I had to wait awhile to be able to ask for.

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  30. billbob

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wild mushroom soup was superb and the pasta with shrimp, a fairly simple affair, was done with savory perfection. The tomato, cheese and herbs all shone through. Server went out of his way to be helpful with gluten free needs of my partner. Lulu needs no praise; it's already swarming.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a crowd pleaser - something for everyone! Service is pleasant and attentive. Great spot for groups and/or families.

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  32. Qman

    Yosemite

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistantly the same quality. Nice atmosphere, great service even when very busy. Great place to people watch. Prices seem fair and try the cotton candy.

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  33. CarlC

    Edmonton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My chicken lettuce wraps had overcooked chicken and cucumber that should have been julienned. Insufficient lettuce bowls although when asked , the staff brought more without hesitation. My wife had a beet salad with very little beets, nuts or beans. Our guest had tilapia that was not appealing. The service was excellent by the wait staff. This was our first time at Lulu's and very underwhelming to say the least. For what we received, absolutely overpriced. Rating for Lulu's: 1 star out of 5

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  34. KarenF

    Omaha

    98 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered our lunch and found out one of the orders was not available after the other three were already served. Spoke to the person that was supposedly the manager. Was less than interested in our complaint. VERY DISAPPOINTED IN HER RESPONSE !

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  35. ChrisC

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, Lulu was a great choice. Our server was very attentive, even as the restaurant was quite busy. We’ll be back!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I just don't like this place after trying it many times now. Service is always average. The menu is nothing special and the food quality is average. I don't get the hype. However, you may absolutely love it so go enjoy.

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  37. THill

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered wings and I could taste the freezer burn. Caesar salad was average. Both were overpriced. Service was excellent.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A little out of the way, but if your fellow diners are a disparate group, Lulu California Bistro provides something for everyone!

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  39. JimS

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lots of choices on the menu. Big, bright casual upscale diner-like but nicer. Not exceptional but reliably good food.

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  40. ebrownorama

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So. Good. Delicious. Doesn’t matter what you choose. It’s all good! Tasty, hot, flavourful, looks amazing and more!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Lulu California Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Lulu California Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 327-5858.

Lulu California Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 5723 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lulu California Bistro

200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Arenas Road
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Springs
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, American, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4 PM to 9 PM. Street parking available all day on East Palm Canyon, excluding Thursday night Village Fest. Free parking garage parking available 24/7 located on Baristo rd and Indian Canyon.
  • Public transit
    Sunline public transit drop off and pick up on Indian Canyon Near Ramon Rd. Buzz Bus is a free transit option available Thursday through Sunday from 12PM to 10 PM.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 327-5858
  • Catering
    Lulu Catering & Events is a multi-talented team second to none— combining innovative ideas and culinary excellence. We’re famous for creating memorable events, always with the highest standard of quality. We're the most reliable, award-winning catering and event company in the desert. For inquiries, please visit lulucateringandevents.com
  • Private party facilities
    Lulu’s mezzanine level dining rooms can be arranged to suit the needs of your private party with seating available from 15 to 500 guests. With top-notch food and service, custom menus, beautiful décor and excellent audio/video equipment, we make dreams come true. For inquiries, please call Lulu at 760-327-5858, or email inhouseevents@lulups.com.
  • Private party contact
    Ariana Meza: (760) 413-9636
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