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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Enjoy a superb holiday 4-course dinner incl, Roasted Turkey, Ham, 120z Prime Rib, Lamb Shank, Filet Mignon, fresh Atlantic Salmon, GF & Veg dishes, savory soups, fresh salads, and delectable desserts. Served 3-9pm $44.99. Holiday Happy menu available in our bar from 11 am.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Superb 4 course Xmas dinner- 4 delicious soups, 4 fresh salads and 13 splendid entrees incl. Oven-roasted Turkey & Ham, Chilean Sea Bass, 12oz Prime Rib, 8oz Filet Mignon, Seafood Linguini, GF, Veg& more +8 decadent desserts. From 1-9pm, $44.99 under 12 $19.99. There's always a party at Lulu!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Your BEST NYE ever with Lulu's superb 4-course dinner and Tony Granberry's Big Fun Orchestra! Dinner features 4 savory soups, 3 excellent apps, 10 delectable entrees incl. Atlantic Salmon, Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, Osso Bucco, 1/2 Duck, GF, Veg & more +9 decadent desserts. 5-7pm $44.99, 8-11pm$99.99.

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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (91)
Casual (72)
Great for Outdoor Dining (72)
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Fun (71)
Hot Spot (59)
Great for Lunch (54)
Good for a Date (52)
Vibrant Bar Scene (50)
Great for Brunch (47)
Special Occasion (47)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Sunday Lunch (45)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Good for Groups (41)
Bar Seating (39)
Happy Hour (36)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Comfort Food (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Worth the Drive (26)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Gluten Free Options (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Late-night Find (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Business Meals (15)
Healthy (15)
Authentic (14)
Quick Bite (14)
Scenic View (14)
Romantic (13)
Disabled Access (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Cozy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Tapas (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great Beer (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Vegan (4)
Live Sports (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

We brought our 96 year old mother by her request. Daniel was our waiter and he was the best. He was patient with her, informative on the dinner choices. He check on us and we never had one time where we didn't feel like we were his only customer. Everyone in the restaurant was so nice and friendly

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 7, 2017

ALWAYS a great atmosphere! Great menu and YUMMY food!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Both the food and the service were excellent. The fixed price menu is great. Lulu's is a fun place and an outstanding value.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I was surprised at how slow an inattentive the service was, especially since it’s ‘season’ out here. Food was ok, escargot was not great. Our server was nice, but didn’t pay our table much attention. It was not very busy in the restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Not a reviewer by any stretch of the imagination; however our experience the other night was very disappointing. Our server was good but the food was not good. Our Oysters Rockafeller came out the first time almost uncooked. We sent them back for a second chance and they were not much better. They never reach an acceptable temperature and breadcrumb mixture and flavor was overwhelming. My ribs were tasty but over cooked to the point where they were falling off the bone but mushy in texture. The vegetables were undercooked as well. They took the oysters off our bill which we appreciated but when my wife took the manager aside and expressed our disappointment his comment was, “ what was wrong with them? Well I don’t like oysters and I don’t eat them anyway. “ Bottom line we were sorry we went. Not sure we’d try it again.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great service - as always!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Really nice restaurant to eat at with friends looking for the Palm Springs experience. Better on non-weekend and non-holidays as it can get VERY busy which means the restaurant can get VERY loud. But overall a great place and will dine there again soon.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great vibe, good food, but lacking a bit in service. Went on a busy day, but still slow. Will try again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great evening with great food. Thanks

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Lulu is our fave Palm Springs restaurant. The menu is so varied that it’s hard to select your meal. We take our visiting friends here. This time, our friends who had been here for a month, just loved Lulu and the food.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Tapas, Fun
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Servicer seemed somewhat flustered and forgetful. Meatloaf was bland but smoothered in strong BBQ sàuce. Escargot dish was swepted from the table before the last four were eaten. The wine wasn't served until well into our main course and then came as one glass instead of the bottle as ordered. Eggplant was far too rich. Thank goodness we could see some humour in it all and weren't in a hurry.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Upon arriving, the front host station is more preoccupied with the hosts and manager on the phone and typing at their computer instead of the guests who are actually in the lobby waiting to check in.

Overall food quality is what you would find on a cruise ship buffet. The menu is so overly extensive that they specialize in nothing other than mass variety. It’s not bad but it’s also nothing to write home about.

The restaurant and servers could have made a LOT more revenue and tips by checking to see if it’s time for another round of drinks at our table. We finished our drinks by the time the entrees were brought out (food was delivered by “runners” at this place). So the server didn’t stop by till we were almost finished eating. So we passed on more drinks.

After leaving the front lobby was the same chaotic scene of 2 hosts and a manager taking on multiple telephones and typing frantically into the computer. Maybe just put a person in the office in the back to answer phones nonstop. It feels like you’re interrupting the hosts to be seated.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We attended Happy Hour for the deal on food items. All was very good. Service a little spotty but fine anyway and certainly friendly. Thank you!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Awesome spot! Fun, delicious - great prices, lots of choices. Fun ambience. Love this spot

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Enjoyed a great dinner with family, food was excellent and good service, Dine here on a regular basis

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

A long time favorite. Consistently good with excellent service

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fun place. People are nice-hostess, servers,people that go there... food is good-wide variety and they have these 3 or 4 course prix fixe menus which are great deals with a lot of food. Love the setting

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great spot! Good quality food, great service! Very popular.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Simply superb and high quality every time
Lovely staff
Very patient !

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Did not like the food. Waiter was excellent.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

When I booked they open table for early thanksgiving dinner. There were inky two times left so I picked noon. Well come to find out thanksgiving dinner did not start until 1pm. No where in the open table site did it say that. So we had sloppy eggs Benedict instead of turkey. Next time I’ll read any fine print if there is any

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great place to eat while visiting Palm Springs. Food and service was very good. We had reservations for 12:00 on Thanksgiving but had to wait a while before being seated. We were offered only the breakfast menu which was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is the 4th time we've been to LuLu's and totally enjoyed our experience each and everytime. I'm always telling friends.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, People Watching, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was ok. Nothing special. Entrees took a long time to arrive. Very crowded and loud. Overall it was ok.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We absolutely love this restaurant in every way! Excellent food carefully prepared with cutting edge ingredients and artistic flair. Fun scene in the middle of Palm Springs. All you need now is a jazz combo playing bossa nova.............🌴🌴🌴🎤🎧🎼🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹🎹🎸

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great dinner once again and again with the best waiter ever, James. He gives amazing service and is very personable. He is a big reason we eat there....had other great people there too but love him the most.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A must do while in Palm Springs .... loved the zucchini strips!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This restaurant used to be a dance club so it also has an upstairs level looking down on the main dining area. It has fresh modern decor and an overall great vibe in a town with mod architecture. The ceiling has sound-dampening so the noise level was quite low despite the open design of this large restaurant. The staff members were very friendly without being intrusive and checking on us every 5 minutes. Mushroom soup was awesome! I would highly recommend LuLu

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Lulu's was fun! There were 10 of us celebrating a couple of birthdays. The drinks were fabulous and the food was very good. The ambience is very lively! I cannot remember what everyone ate however, there were no complaints and all the plates were cleaned. I would go back to Lulu's if I am in Palm Springs again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great location and food. Food is always good, and service too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Happy Hour, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Lulu's is one of my favorites in Palm Springs. Made a reservation and was seated right on time. I ordered the chicken picatta and it was excellent. One of my friends ordered the sirloin and was pleased and my husband ordered the meatloaf and was happy with his meal. The tiramisu was very good too.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

My husband and I️ make it a point to eat at LuLu’s when we are in Palm Springs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Lulu is always a fun place to take visitors; Tues. evening was no exception. The food was good as always and a great value for what they charge. Service was excellent - not rushed but there when we needed it.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Remembering how good Lulu was last year, we decided to eat breakfast here. The food was ok - nothing special. Last year, the food had more flair.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

LuLu's is just a great place. It's colorful and lively, fun and interesting, the food is always good, and there are selections for every type of palate. Their drinks are delicious, and the bar has a great happy hour menu - which is All Day. What more could anyone ask for?! It is on the louder side, as this place bustles with activity, and that just lends to the fun atmosphere. Plus - you're right in the mix of downtown Palm Springs. I highly recommend making a stop here at least for one of you meals while in the desert. And if you live here - make it regular spot!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were really looking forward to a great meal, but unfortunately, the food tasted terribly salty. Meatloaf and pasta dishes were below average. And I was hungry for dinner, but by the time we gulped weak bar drinks, had a tough time putting food away. The mushroom soup was decent and enjoyed the complimentary bread. Service was great so we just ate as much as we could and left without voicing any food complaints when manager asked, "How was everything?"

Tags: People Watching
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service felt rushed at times. Food runners were used, which is great to get the food out, but had to ask them several times for things we needed. Our server went on break and the one who took over, came to ask if he could clear our plates, and then the food runner brought our check. He never asked if we were done or if we wanted another drink. Felt very disjointed. The food was very good and that's the only reason I'd consider returning.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is aways great; energetic; fun...someone should tone down the waiters --at least four people approached us asking us if we wanted drinks; then our waiter wanted to tell us about his healthy eating, his history of dieting....too much information.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

2 for dinner
We waited over 45 min for our entres
Unexceptable

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have eaten here a number of times. You can’t beat the food & the price during the early bird specials. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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