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Date
Sun, 2/18
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7:00 PM
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Lulu California Bistro

4.2
3031 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • People Watching (108)
  • Casual (90)
  • Fun (84)
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!
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Private dining
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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Phone number
(760) 327-5858
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Special events & promotions
Please e-mail GabeT@lulups.com
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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

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.

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What 3031 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipscotts (Seattle)
3.0  Dined 6 hours ago

Just OK. We had a reservation for breakfast but I wouldn’t stand in line for this place. Food and service were nothing to write home about.

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TWH14 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 21 hours ago

Alway consistently good after many times visiting.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Went for Sweet 16 celebration. Good food, good atmosphere, and fun birthday dessert - a big plate of pink cotton candy!

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vipRudy (Denver)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great location and vibe

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

It was just ok. If we hadn’t had a reservation I would not have waited. Food was ok but service was not that great, but they were very busy. I’m sure there are better places to eat in PS.

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vipDave (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great ambiance, really good value, delightful surprise

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vipPmc112 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Gazpacho was excellent, loaded with shrimp...an entire meal in itself. Fish tacos were light and delicious. Great atmosphere, great time!

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Big wobbly table on the top floor - it was so hot up there - several tables complained about the heat - air conditioning came on once
The table was right next to the server entrance to the kitchen and kept running into our chairs
We were moved to a better table
Everyone enjoyed their food - however our cocktails came after the entrees
I understand they were very busy but they should know by now how to handle a busy night

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RobertH (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Honored outside seating request on a busy Thursday night. Great food and great server.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
1.0  Dined 3 days ago

Had a reservation for 4:45, requesting the patio. Checked in, sat for 15 minutes waiting for a table, and they started leading us inside the restaurant. I stated that I had asked for a patio table, and was told That I could wait, but it would be at least another 30 to 45 minutes. It was a friends birthday dinner, so we left and went somewhere else. Very disappointed in the entire experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

I have been coming here for years and the food is not as good as it use to be. Vegetables not cooked, salads skimpy, and meatloaf was awful.

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LindaW 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Once again, our experience with the food, service and overall evening was great! We love this place and will be back again and again!
We do, however, have one ONGOING complaint which is with the front hostess desk. This has happened on all 3 visits...this one was the worst---there were 4 hostesses and a server at the front desk and NOT ONE greeted us because all 5 were "helping" one guest. We waited nearly 10 minutes for us to even be acknowledged. And, it wasn't as though the lobby was busy, this was at 4:00 on Thursday, Feb 15th and there were only 2 of us in line. We are hoping that the management (by the way, which is wonderful) could address the efficiency at the front desk, it would have made our visit a 5 star!!
Thank you,
Linda & Doug

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Frankie (Toronto)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Valentine's pre-fixe dinner was wonderful - just surprised when the bill came with 20% added and did not note that before we ordered -a bit of a shock to us - as this was an additional $20.00 at least mention it before it never aid tip included on the bill or will be added?? Bad customer service in this area... otherwise we will come back..
Frank & Mike from Toronto

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KarenC (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

A popular spot, excellent service, food was good. Nice attention to detail in decor and presentation.

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Trishso (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Lulu is a long-time favorite of ours so we chose to celebrate our Valentines Day/Wedding Anniversary there. We love the ambiance & people watching from the patio. The restaurant was packed as usual. A couple disappointments during our lunch:
Service was not up to par - our server was inattentive. We had to ask more than once for things like ice & a napkin. My husband had to hunt someone down to have our heater turned off. I noticed nearby tables were having similar problems.
The food was not as good as usual - my omelette was warm/not hot & not cooked thru in the middle. My husband’s pasta sauce was thin & not very flavorful.
Highlights: great cocktails, a free cotton candy dessert for our special occasion & our table on the patio - the best place to people-watch in Palm Springs!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always a stop in PS. Service and food can be inconsistent. Today the food was first rate. The service fine, but has been better.

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Usually much better, guess it was a off night

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LouiseH (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

It's a very popular place and it gets crowded, but it's popular for a reason. Not a good place for quiet conversation but great for good food, lively atmosphere and good service.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our second day back in town I had sprained my ankle and needed some where close by that we could get to i with the wheelchair that our hotel had let us use.. with my husbands Seeing Eye dog in tow. The restaurant staff was very welcoming and helpful. A special thank you to our server Samantha who pushed my chair back across Indian Canyon Drive.. the 3 course meal menu is always a great deal at Lulu’s

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

Rude rude rude hostess

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