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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

86% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (109)
Casual (92)
Fun (86)
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Hot Spot (78)
Great for Outdoor Dining (78)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Great for Lunch (72)
Good for a Date (69)
Vibrant Bar Scene (63)
Special Occasion (59)
Neighborhood Gem (58)
Good for Groups (57)
Comfort Food (50)
Bar Seating (50)
Sunday Lunch (49)
Great for Brunch (46)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Happy Hour (41)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Worth the Drive (36)
Gluten Free Options (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Late-night Find (26)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Quick Bite (22)
Healthy (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Business Meals (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Disabled Access (16)
Authentic (15)
Scenic View (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Romantic (10)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (6)
Tapas (6)
Vegan (5)
Cozy (4)
Great Beer (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

Great location and vibe

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Great ambiance, really good value, delightful surprise

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined 2 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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 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.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 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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·Dined 2 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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined 3 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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Usually much better, guess it was a off night

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 4 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Rude rude rude hostess

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Great to watch street people but food was very mediocre and service was thrown at you and most dishes were just passable. Good bar scene and adequate food but not for dining or anyone looking for a nice meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Lulu's is an absolute must when in Palm Springs. It's impossible to walk into Lulu's and not feel the energetic vibe. The room is huge with impossibly high ceilings and tons of vibrant colors and art. We both started with the beet salad which was tasty and well-plated and I highly recommend the scallops; which looked like a huge serving that I thought I'd never finish but was so delicious that I cleaned my plate. Hubby recommends the meatloaf which he diplomatically said was very good -- but not as good as mine. Smart husband.

Tags: Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

Pork Chop was the worst I've ever had. Fatty and tough. White Pizza...very little gorgonzola cheese and dry. Sloppy presentation. Took :45 minutes for food to come to our table.

Gave it another try. They failed. Food and service is just horrible. Barbara and Jerry Keller need to pay more attention to the quality of food that is being served in this establishment.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service.....as usual!

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·Dined 6 days ago

It was my second time eating here. The food and service is very good. Love the three course brunch. We will be back again soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We were seated right away, although it was a very busy Sunday lunch time. I was happy to see many people were able to bring their dogs to sit on the patio.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised to see an amazing Sunday brunch selection and every item was presented gorgeously and delicious. Highly recommended

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

Really nice Sunday breakfast for us around 10:45. Next res wasn’t till 11:45 so I recommend booking early.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Very enjoyable but it got very loud as the morning went on....

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It’s always a pleasure to dine with the team at LuLu’s!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I had heard some good things about this restaurant but was very disappointed. Very very average.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service and terrific meal. Would recommend it every visit.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

It’s amazing that such a large restaurant as busy as it is can turn out such great high-quality food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The server was exceptional, the location perfect, and the food was perfectly fine!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The mushroom soup was not up to par! No truffle oil taste. Not very savory. Such a disappointment when we we were both craving it! The rest of the meal ( duck, fish, cappucino ice cream) were very good, as usual. Overall nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Just can’t beat Lulu’s for a quintessential Palm Springs experience. Good food, fun and relaxed California vibe, great cocktails. You fit in dressed casually or dressed up a bit. Love Lulu’s!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Fair food..warm not hot...lobster roll bad...not a place we will go back!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The Go To place in downtown Palm Springs. Fun atmosphere. God food, good service, and fair prices. What more can you ask? Don't miss out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We love LULU’s the staff is amazing and fun decor. Food is always good and really enjoyed the cotton candy!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This is the very first time I’ve ever responded to a dining survey. My wife and I dine out all over the country and are here for the winter. We had heard good things about LuLus, but came away very disappointed . Perhaps it was on off night?

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 5, 2018

As always, Lulus is my favorite restaurant because they are consistently serving good food with great service and great ambiance. I was also able to follow my diet with a very accommodating waiter.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

FANTASTIC!!!!

Our waiter THOMAS was superb; attentive, considerate, and went out of his way to ensure we had a terrific time at your Super Bowl party.

J. Coffey

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I wish my seafood benedict had a fruit garnish or salad garnish. It seemed a little naked, and I could have used some crunch. The benedict was very good though.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Don’t miss this fun and affordable Palm Springs hot spot. Good food, interesting decor and great service

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I have been here multiple times and had a great experience. I came most recently for my birthday, and because it was a Saturday night I made sure to make reservations. You can get dinner because they do their best to be accommodating and quick if you don't have a reservation. If you can though I suggest making a reservation.

I requested one of the white booths and they made it happen- even on a Saturday night!! On top of that they had a little fun and tricked me and my friends into thinking they were out of the amazing cotton candy they have, and ended up bringing a big and perfectly spun cotton candy with a candle!

The food is amazing, especially the Ahi Tuna on Crispy Won-ton Tostadas appetizer. I could eat those and those alone for the rest of my life and never complain. I'm not kidding.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Healthy, People Watching, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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