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Lulu California Bistro

4.3
2941 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian
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Hours of operation
Sunday through Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00am - 11pm (bar & Happy Hour til midnight)
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Phone number
(760) 327-5858
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What 2941 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Birdie (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined 3 days ago

The reception desk was too busy to even look at me. It was confusing who to follow to our table. The waiters were good. The food was mediocre. I will no longer bring my visitors to this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Good food. Good service. Noise level very acceptable—we were upstairs. Really enjoyed our evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Lulu was truly outstanding ! A friend of ours who lives part time in Palm Springs recommend this restaurant ! We loved it ! Super great vibe - beautiful fun restaurant - busy but in a really great way ! We had our 7 year old granddaughter with us & she loved it too! Try the 4 course menu - so delicious & super great price ! And the service was impeccable ! Big menu so you should definitely find what you want. Bring a big appetite ! Thank you Lulu !

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vipcurwen (Portland)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

Definitely need a reservation to avoid waiting a long time, especially for weekend brunches. Always busy and energetic. Would really recommend the $19.99 (plus tax) three-course menu with a wide and varied selection of appetizers, mains and desserts. Great value! Also the $4.99 "unlimited" (if you can count no higher than three) champagne. Server, Haley, was a pleasure to deal with.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Good size portions and we had the chicken picatta, pork chop, and eggplant all excellent!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Really very average food. Really v v v average. Quite noisy too.

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vipMorgan (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Always great food, service, and ambiance.

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PSguy (Palm Springs)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

Lulu remains one of the fun places to eat in the center of Palm Springs, however, I feel the quality has gone down a bit. One infuriating thing to me is that they STILL don't have a choice of whole wheat or multigrain bread that can be substituted for a white bun. Being diabetic, I can't eat white flour. There are 25 million of us! Because of this, I will avoid coming back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

Lulu has so much potential but the last few times has been hit or miss. We had a reservation for days and the restaurant had seats open in every section, but they chose to seat us in the worst section upstairs behind a wall. The waiter was good, not great, not of the most attentive but friendly enough. Some of our appetizers and dishes were stellar, some were mediocre or not good at all. When the main dishes came one of my friends dish did not come for a good 5 to 10 minutes, and when it finally did come it was cold. My salmon was inconsistent, some bites were delicious the sauce was great, and some bites were bone dry.

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vipBobz (Denver)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Very good, busy/popular, fairly loud.
Food was very good with lots of options.
Service was not that attentive, though the food service was efficient.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Sunday through Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00am - 11pm (bar & Happy Hour til midnight)
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(760) 327-5858
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Please e-mail GabeT@lulups.com

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A private event held at LULU is always an event to remember. Our interior dining space can be divided to suit the needs of your private party, with seating available up to 500 guests. We have developed several menus to choose from, each coordinated with large, varied parties in mind.

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