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Lulu California Bistro, Palm Springs, CA
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Lulu California Bistro

4.2
4.2
5133 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 55 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 5,133 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Cute vibe. Service was great. Brunch deal is amazing!!!
  2. CL

    CandaceL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Saturday brunch. It was so fun and delicious!!
  3. N

    Newguy

    San Diego

    136 reviews

    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LuLu's is one of our favorite places to bring out-of-town guests. The menu has great variety and the whole place has a great Palm Springs vibe. The food and the service are always first-rate. Last night Jasmine did a wonderful job as our server.
  4. f

    fifmay

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love Lulu’s
  5. L

    Localdiner

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Have always enjoyed this spot. My panini was great but the grilling chicken sandwich uneatable since it completely disintegrated upon trying to bite it! Not nice.
  6. RB

    RussB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Reliable service and decent food at this long time mainstay on Palm Canyon. A little loud but manageable to carry on a conversation.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Excellent waiter and service staff.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was so so
  9. P

    Patti

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make an annual pilgrimage to Lulu's for dinner during our reunion trips. They never fail to provide top quality service and amazing food. I highly recommend them for an evening of fun.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was not very good. Poor beer selection.
  11. VK

    VictoriaK

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cesar was fantastic! Food was amazing, especially the mushroom soup.
  12. K

    Kengeroo81

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Ordered the fish and chips which the menu says “lightly battered” I could not even eat this, it was prepared so poorly. Fries had burnt oil taste. Service was off, had to ask three times to have water refilled.
  13. TA

    TaraAknz

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Our service definitely fell short during our visit. It took about 15 minutes just for the waiter to take our drink orders, then our appetizers (soup and salad) were brought out with no utensils so we had to wait another 10 minutes before we could eat the food sitting in front of us. I asked for salt and pepper two times before any was brought out. All though the wait staff was friendly when they were helping us, they were hard to locate at all. The food however was delicious although a little pricey for what it was.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was really slow and the food is mediocre.
  15. RN

    RamonaN

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was delicious! George was great. The only problem we had was trying to decide what to order.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LULU’s WOW I Would come Back every day. We had a blast in Palm Beach bad Lulu had the ambiance and god food to top it off. Se Will come back soon Again.
  17. d

    daveu

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food is average at best, waiters were friendly, and the drinks were fine. I wouldn’t go back for dinner, maybe lunch or breakfast would be better.
  18. SF

    StanF

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was fun place to take friends from out of town and see something of downtown.
  19. SB

    SiBonFans

    Palm Springs

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch with friends . Super service and fab food
  20. KB

    KennethB

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Darrell is a great server. We usually sit outside but this time we were indoors. We are never disappointed at LULU.
  21. BH

    BethanyH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Kerry was phenomenal, had a wonderful night and made our date night a 10/10. There on Sunday 1/8/23 around 7:15 when we were sat. Thank you Kerry!
  22. B

    Buzz

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Interesting bright decor. Food was average...quality and portion size. At best 6.5/10. Good service.
  23. p

    patricia

    Los Angeles

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was phenomenal. Claudia and her team were amazing. Definately will return
  24. LS

    LynnS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wait staff Darell was excellent. Side walk patio was perfect. Food good. All good.
  25. J

    Judson

    Palm Springs

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is very consistent, and atmosphere is lively.
  26. F

    Findingfoodie

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A go to for us locals. Have a diverse menu and is always great services
  27. O

    Otter

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was super noisy and hard to have a conversation. Our waiter was very sweet, but clearly spread thin. The food was ok but very over cooked.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Our server was very good! Made great suggestions.
  29. MP

    MPINMAUI

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE Lulu's!!!! Claudia, our waiter, was AWESOME!!! We had an appointment to get to and only had an hour to eat. Claudia was on top of it, getting us in and out, while somehow STILL not feeling rushed. We will most definitely be back, time and again... and we will ALWAYS ask for Claudia!!! xoxo
  30. AP

    APandaBear

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat in the walk path of the servers. That made it a bit uncomfortable. However, the server, Kelly, was VERY good. He provided everything in a timely matter. He had our appetizer served & waited till we were done before having our entire served. My husband had the pork chop & I had the short rib. Both, VERY tastey. Mine was nice and hot but my husband's pork chop was a bit on the cold side but tasted good. Overall, the dinner was excellent due to the server...!!!
  31. LG

    LuviG

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Made a reservation here for my Birthday. The reservation was for indoor & they sat us outside, my kid was cold and I asked to be seated indoor so they moved us a table over (still outdoor). She came back a few minutes later & asked if we wanted to be seated closer indoor and i said yes we asked for indoor. The food was ok nothing special and I also never got recognized or received anything for my birthday. I don’t think we’ll come back here again. I do not recommend this place.
  32. JC

    JessicaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun, upbeat, delightful place! We will be back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Decent food, but not overwhelming. The tuna tartare is ground rather than chopped, so has a mushy texture. Pot pie is okay, but not overly flavourful; the pastry is nice, but is a soupy cream with little chicken. Their service seems a bit slow.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Ate brunch here they have a weird fixed menu that cannot be changed for a reasonable price. My eggs benodict was cold and did not taste very good.
  35. SJ

    ShalJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    For a $130/pp event it felt very unorganized. Not our waiter's fault as he seemed stretched very thin. We did not get our first course until almost 90mins after we were seated. Did not get wine list or cocktail menu until we asked for it. Had to wait 40 mins for bottle of wine after we ordered it. Did not get the party favors we were promised, and after we asked, we got just a headband and hat. Overall not happy with experience.
  36. L

    Langdini

    Denver

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall it was a solid 1st visit. NYE pre fix menu. Seated on time and staff was great. Food options and selections were good imo. We did feel a bit rushed in the choosing of the initial menu items. I thought booking around the 8pm would allow time to hear the band. We left closer to 9p and still no band. To be fair we didn’t ask about the band play time, but figured the later bookings would have been sufficient. We will be back.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Waiter wasn’t rude, but far from friendly. They were setting up band next to our table (within inches of table). This didn’t make our dining experience optimal.
  38. BK

    BarryK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I made a reservation at LuLu's and had a very good New Year's Eve dinner. The service was excellent, the food was great and the New Year's Eve atmosphere was fun! The only knock is that the heater above our table was not working.
  39. KC

    KitC

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic service, fantastic food. The only glitch was in making the booking. I had asked for a table seating 7 adults and 2 toddlers. The confirmation was for 7 adults. I assumed(foolishly) that the two toddlers had been taken into account. They hadn't. BUT the waitresses made it all OK, so we got on to enjoy the rest of the experience - a happy afternoon, thankyou.
  40. WO

    WilliamO

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is possibly the best place to eat in Palm Springs! Not the fanciest food, but really good stuff. My salmon was excellent and everyone in our party was happy. Plus a good value! Enjoy Lulus!

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 4.2 stars by 5133 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 55 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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