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Lulu California Bistro, Palm Springs, CA

Lulu California Bistro

4.3
4.3
5029 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 29 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 5,029 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

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for Brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Hot Spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for Brunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    MsMKW

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  4. KD

    KimD

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere.
  6. NI

    NotImpressed

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    Markb

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Great Thanksgiving dinner
  9. L

    Lolo

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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!
  10. k

    kimsamsoon

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving
  11. TS

    TerryS

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    PeepsMD

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    JamTam

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    donaldinla123

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    Khester

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  16. B

    Bell

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  17. DH

    DanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    BrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    KevinL

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. JB

    JonathanB

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

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

    DaveL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Waiter Darryl was awesome. Quick service, good food, nice setting.
  27. 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.
  28. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and location. Fun place to have dinner with kids.
  29. RH

    RickH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food. The server we had was Great. She was very friendly, funny and checking back frequently to make sure everything was good. We are travelling with a 2-1/2 year old and really enjoyed the dinner
  30. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    3 of 4 plates came out good. My husband’s Fish & Chips not so good but Ramon was awesome and highly recommended something else and it did not disappoint. Fish was all batter hardly any fish and came out like fish sticks. Overall we loved the restaurant and Ramon made our night!!!!
  31. RP

    RiveraP

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had my 70th Birthday lunch
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from Minneapolis and chose LuLu’s at random. Could not have been happier with our choice. Ricky was an awesome server, the food was piping hot and tasty. Fun vibe with just enough restaurant “chatter” but not noisy. Will visit again!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Something happened to the food here. Sent back lukewarm soup which tasted like low sodium soup from a cardboard box. Sent back my usual go-to dish there, chicken lettuce cups. What they served didn’t resemble that dish which I have enjoyed there many times before. The Manager needs to get control of the situation. Never again for me. Waiter George was kind as I sent everything back. Wound up with Chinese chicken salad, also bland with almost no dressing.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The food was mediocre, nothing special. The service was great. It has gone downhill and there are many more excellent options in the area with better food at the same price. We will not return.
  35. n

    nmrider

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Quality of food and service seems down from previous levels.
  36. F

    Foodie51

    San Francisco

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, lively environment, great service and high quality food. Had a great lunch on a sunny afternoon and enjoyed everything we had. We tried the house made potato chips and ceviche as starters and both were excellent. We had the poke bowl and beet salad as our mains and both were very good with excellent quality ingredients. Our server was friendly, fun and very attentive. We had a great lunch and I can only imagine how fun it is at happy hour! We will be back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Nothing like before. We used to eat here often when they had the 3 course price fixed menu. Now overly expensive and has gone downhill.
  38. SE

    ScottE

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was excellent, and ambience was very enjoyable!
  39. JF

    JulieF

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Very disappointed by this restaurant, options on the food and wine list were not available on the day and advice on alternatives was given reluctantly. Some good alternative restaurants in Palm Springs
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The service was really bad. Sitting at the table for 30 minutes before the waiter came over to take our drink orders. Another 30 minutes for the drinks to show up (we were already half way through eating our dinner).

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 5029 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 29 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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