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About Lulu California Bistro

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!

200 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00am - 11pm (bar & Happy Hour til midnight)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 327-5858

Website:
http://lulupalmsprings.com/

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please e-mail GabeT@lulups.com

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Private Dining

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.

Lulu California Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (112)
Casual (93)
Great for Outdoor Dining (91)
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Fun (84)
Hot Spot (77)
Good for a Date (72)
Great for Lunch (71)
Good for Birthdays (66)
Special Occasion (65)
Good for Groups (63)
Vibrant Bar Scene (62)
Neighborhood Gem (57)
Sunday Lunch (55)
Bar Seating (54)
Great for Brunch (52)
Happy Hour (50)
Comfort Food (47)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Worth the Drive (36)
Gluten Free Options (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Late-night Find (27)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Quick Bite (19)
Healthy (18)
Disabled Access (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Business Meals (17)
Romantic (15)
Scenic View (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Authentic (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Tasting Menu (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Vegan (6)
Great Beer (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Tapas (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Cozy (4)
Organic (3)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

Good 3 course meal and great ambience

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 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Organic, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 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 !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 4 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Always great food, service, and ambiance.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·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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vip
 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Service tonight was vey below par. Took forever to get a drink. Waitress had either to many tables or didn't give a hoot.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

Everytime we go to Lulu we have a fantastic time. If something isn't right, they make it right.

Thanks

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great service and food and drinks are excellent. Pricing is very reasonable. Interior design is modern and very unique.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Salads came before dinner drinks.
Missing garbonzos from salad.
Broccoli bunch was cooked and served with rubber bands around plant stems.

All in all Mediocre at BEST.
would never go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Recommended by a friend and it certainly lived up to all we had heard

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 days ago

Being a long time customer of this Palm Springs landmark, we find that things are slowly deteriorating in both food quality and service. The last two times we went, service was extremely slow, excessive wait times between courses and a lack of attention by the wait staff. Food has gone from tasty to bland. The Chicken Caesar Salad had little or no flavor. The dressing sucked.

Interior needs a serious upgrade, Very dated and very very noisy. Would I go back, yes, and hopefully I won't be continually disappointed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 days ago

Great time at Lulus before taking in Villagefest. As usual, service was excellent, food prepared well and all dishes tasty. Appreciated being able to get a booth as requested. Will return...as we often had...well priced for downtown Palm Springs. Good value $$.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was ordinary, and we had to send glass of Chardonnay back because we'd ordered Sauvignon Blanc.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good food, great value, fun ambiance. Evening was chilly but we brought our dog so we sat on the patio. We were perfectly warm.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

What a lovely way to spend my 72nd birthday! Lulu's was fun! Great atmosphere/look and vibe to it! Martin was our congenial waiter and the wait staff was most attentive! The mushroom soup and meat loaf were exceptional and I have never seen such a great, extensive dessert menu! We tried four desserts...two "to go" and everything was delicious....tiramisu, Napoleon, bread pudding and creme brûlée! Thanks to all at Lulu's...what a fun, memorable evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Going away

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

The place looked cool. They sat us near a table with too many people who were standing and we had to sit facing them instead of the window. We asked for sparkling water, we got flat. We were offered bread, nothing. We asked for the bread, nothing still.

The menu was a bit overwhelming, as in there were just too many choices. That large menu made the place feel less than unique and more a chain.

The food was tasty, but my grilled chicken that was over the pasta was dry and I didn’t eat much of that part.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We always enjoy going to Lulu fir brunch lunch or dinner. Food great

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Calling 3 hours before a reservation to change the time is unacceptable. The restaurant was booked for the night. Your hostess blaming the mess up because we booked on Open Table is blizzard. Then we were clear on 3 occasions the other party was in transit. The hostess told our guests Lu Lu was closed. When they were late I went looking, they were in the lobby trying to contact us. Can you get worse service! I am sharing this experience like I share positive experiences. It is highly recommended that staff get training, great way to ruin your reputation!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Interiors are outdated. Hostess was not friendly, everything else was great.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The formula appears to be; reasonable food at a good price with friendly service in a fun and energetic atmosphere - fill the restaurant and turn the tables over quickly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Don't try the lasgna... 2 people had it and it was not very good. Dry pasta with asausage on top!
On the other hand the Bay Shrimp Gazpacho was delish. Service was fast but there was a lot of reaching in front of people and accross the table. Not so great.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Disappointed with Lulu’s as the food was not as I expected after hearing about the restaurant. Service was ok and tables were close. We won’t go back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I always enjoy going to Lulu’s..... we ate dinner and lunch there last week, the prices for dinner are an exceptional value especially for their options for the three course meals.

I recommend Lulu to all friends that visit Palm Springs.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lulu's is stylish, comfortable and casual. Service is always good, the menu is quite varied and prices are ver reasonable. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, People Watching, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Dinner was excellent as was the service. We will definitely return!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food has gone downhill- pasta was hard on the top as if it was sitting for awhile. Eggplant park was terrible. Will not be back

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was hood

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always reliable and fun! Delicious food and their Gluten Free menu along with special 3-course menu for 19.99 is amazing! The pork chop is our favorite along with the butternut squash vegan dish. We are locals and always find the place bustling with people and parties!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Vegan, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Terrific $20 three course dinners

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Disappointing that Lulu's told Open Table that I had not shown for my reservation, when in fact I had. I have the receipt to prove it. VERY loud in the restaurant, makes conversation difficult.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Lulu has been one of my go-to restaurants in Palm Springs, but I have to tell you the service and kitchen have really slipped.

The waiter took 15 minutes before he greeted us, and then it was to say he would be with us in a moment - which was another 10 minutes later. He also brought the salad with the appetizer. I've waited tables - this guy was either very new and not trained well enough to handle 7pm on a Wednesday, or just decided he didn't care.

When the waiter took our order, we discovered that one of the prix fixe items was already out. It was 7pm on a Wednesday. What kitchen manager with any experience whatsoever runs out of a prix fixe item by 7pm on a Wednesday?

I have a background in the hospitality industry, and I can tell you that when you see a good restaurant slip like this, it's a pretty good indicator that either the kitchen management has changed, the house management has changed, or both. Either way, it can often be the beginning of a slide downhill - much like what happened to Wangs In The Desert several years ago when their kitchen management was replaced. Service slips were quickly followed by a major drop in food quality to the point that meals were served bland and missing items.

Lulu needs to get their act together and fast or they will find that folks will cease being willing to pay the premium price for location and ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The best part of this place was the food, every item our table had was delicious. Interesting modern decor. Quite loud.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We enjoyed every minute we were there. The service was great and the food bang on

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual
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