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Lulu California Bistro, Palm Springs, CA

Lulu California Bistro

4.3
4.3
5042 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

9:30 PM


Booked 65 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 catering.lulupalmsprings.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

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What 5,042 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. C

    Carmines11082022

    Seattle

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chicken Piccata was excellent, beet salad with chicken addition was delicious.
  2. j

    jimott

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience as usual. Definitely would recommend as a great overall experience.
  3. m

    markb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was great! The food was awesome! I would definitely go back
  4. AC

    AnnaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Half of our geoup of six wonen believed their entrees were overpriced. Example: $9.99 for a small cup , and I mean cup, of minestrone soup. 2 out of six said their meal was mediocre, 3 thought tgeir meal was good and one, did not like the prepation of her neal at all (porobello stack)
  5. SJ

    StevenJ

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time I've had the pleasure of dining at Lulu's and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. A little pricey but worth it!
  6. d

    daverice3

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server found out it was my birthday so she gave us champagne and a huge dish of Cotton Candy. So much fun.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, food, and booze. Service was great and they keep the mood going.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Service was incredibly slow. Food was subpar. No music in/out of restaurant = no atmosphere. Will prob never go back.
  9. w

    willy

    Palm Springs

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    acorn squash stuffed with quinoa was tasteless. Service was confused. All hands on deck through coffe, water and menus and then no attention forever
  10. GS

    GordonS

    Phoenix

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good with very good service. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. My wife really liked her salad and the shrimp and lobster quesadilla was a departure from the norm. Guacamole was excellent.
  11. HG

    HungryGuy

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    2 of the 4 meals came cold and the food was overpriced for the portion size.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We were forgotten for about 15 minutes after been seated, our food arrived extremely quickly, meaning it was already prepared and not fresh, everything tasted like it was in a fridge all day. And to finish our waiter proceeded to bring out the dessert menu as my Mom was still eating her main dish. Very disappointing experience overall on a really non busy night, the staff looked like that they could care less we were here, won’t be returning.
  13. k

    kwongsters

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    mushrooms soup was too salty and had to be sent back to add hot water. don’t understand why their change to the bill payment was rounded down to bills (no coins)? should have had change of $6.36, only gotten $6.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having dinner with friends, friends getting together.
  15. MM

    MsMKW

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son had recommended LuLu as one of his favorites when visiting Palm Springs. I see why. Lovely food selections, something for everyone. Lovely and lively ambiance without being overwhelming. Amazingly attentive service! Generous pour on the wine, a wild mushroom soup I will crave until I return, a perfectly cooked pork chop with nicely seasoned sides. The chocolate cake dessert was worth every calorie. A perfect meal and experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    They don’t have separate breakfast items and trick you into ordering a fixed price brunch with an appetizer and desert for $28 per person. If you order just an entrée from the brunch menu they only take $3 off making not with it at all (you can get a similar entrée at another place for half of the price). Even our waiter said that they do it on purpose to force people pay for the entire brunch. Drinks are for additional charge. I would be ok paying this much for a regular Saturday breakfast but the quality of food didn’t justify the price. Agree with previous commenters - food is really mediocre. Tuna tower was good, eggs Benedict was just average. We chose tiramisu for desert and it was pretty gross. It didn’t have the lightness of mascarpone and yolks but instead felt like just pure heavy whipped fatty cream. It also did not taste fresh, the lady finger cookies absorbed other smells form the fridge. Quite disappointing. Finally, the hostess attempted to seat us at a small table by the door. Yes, we changed the table but I wouldn’t expect to ask for it when only about 20% of tables were occupied.
  17. KD

    KimD

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great cuisine and atmosphere! a little confusion on getting service when we were first seated but all good after that! Strongly recommended.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere.
  19. NI

    NotImpressed

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was mediocre, not worth the $60 for the Thanksgiving Dinner.
  20. M

    Markb

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food rating for the soup, salad, desert very good, the food portions for thanksgiving were too much! Overalll rating 4stars
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Great Thanksgiving dinner
  22. L

    Lolo

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went for their thanksgiving dinner. The food was delicious! The service was on the slow side, but it was thanksgiving! Everything we ordered was amazing and prepared perfectly. The wait staff was very busy and still stayed friendly. We will definitely visit again!
  23. k

    kimsamsoon

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving
  24. TS

    TerryS

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the turkey and ham thanksgiving dinner. Both were very tender and tasty. The service was great.
  25. PM

    PeepsMD

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cool decor. Good food. Good value for $$. Great service.
  26. JT

    JamTam

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, an absolutely wonderful time at Lulu's. Food is always amazing and service is pleasant!
  27. d

    donaldinla123

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress Claudia was awesome. The food was great.
  28. K

    Khester

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Jasmine was the Best! So nice, great recommendations. We had tuna crudo nachos- fabulous. Burger was great, pizza had nice thin crust. Overall fun night!
  29. B

    Bell

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun place for lunch. We sat outside, but there is an overhang so that you are shielded from the sun. Nice waitstaff. My Ahi tuna bowl was a little fishy. Good food. Not amazing though.
  30. DH

    DanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and people watching. Excellent pizza and good prices on wines and champagne.
  31. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must do if you are in Palm Springs! Fish and chips were perfect and the truffle fries were amazing.
  32. KL

    KevinL

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and a vibrant restaurant scene make this great for all occasions. Very child friendly & they were happy to allow us to use our own high chair for our 10 month old grandson.
  33. OY

    OYou

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent! Reservation made at the last minute for our anniversary. Eric, our waiter, was brilliant - offered suggestions when asked and made great suggestions for cocktails. Food was prompt and delicious. Eric was attentive but not overly so. Overall, a great evening.
  34. LH

    LisaH

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I wanted to love LuLus. We arrived when they opened at 11 on a Monday, assuming they’d have a brunch menu. One of the people in our 3 person group is gluten free and we were happy to see they had a GF menu. My dish was good- grilled chicken burger w fries. My pal who ordered a chicken salad was frustrated that it had A LOT of dressing on it and the cabbage didn’t taste fresh. Gluten free gal got a lettuce wrapped burger- but the lettuce was actually laying on top and she had to DIY it a bit more than expected. Service was good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Treated poorly at reception. Checked us in, then had us wait forever while they seated several groups that walked in without a reservation. Didn’t seem to know we were even waiting, didn’t seem to care.
  36. 2

    2cocoshoes

    Houston

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The food at Lulus has gotten so bad. It’s really sad because we have owned a home here for 8 years and we always looked forward to dining at Lulus. A lot of people here have all said the same thing. The only reason we went is because my Son wanted to go and he was very disappointed. The service was amazing and the girls at the check in counter were so sweet. I really hope they make some big changes.
  37. JB

    JonathanB

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    So very disappointing. Service was slow with a poor attitude. Enjoyed my mushroom soup and the boys enjoyed salmon and pizza. I ordered the poki wraps and they were terrible. Fish did not seem fresh. Lettuce was brown and limp. Honestly, how could any cook send that out to be eaten? Lots of places to eat in Palm Springs. Sorry to say that Lulu’s is past it’s prime and you should look elsewhere.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was mediocre and overpriced.service was really slow.
  39. DL

    DaveL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Waiter Darryl was awesome. Quick service, good food, nice setting.
  40. FI

    FITfoodieintraining

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner at Lulu California Bistro. The food was imaginative and delicious. Menu had a wide range of options. We had a hard time ordering wine - two of the bottles we ordered from the menu were out of stock - but our server went the extra mile to find a wonderful bottle for us. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we would definitely go back.

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 5042 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 65 times today
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

  • 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 catering.lulupalmsprings.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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