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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

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (109)
Casual (92)
Fun (85)
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Hot Spot (79)
Great for Outdoor Dining (79)
Great for Lunch (73)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Good for a Date (67)
Vibrant Bar Scene (63)
Special Occasion (58)
Neighborhood Gem (58)
Good for Groups (56)
Comfort Food (51)
Bar Seating (50)
Sunday Lunch (50)
Great for Brunch (47)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Happy Hour (42)
Worth the Drive (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Gluten Free Options (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Late-night Find (26)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Quick Bite (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Healthy (19)
Kid-friendly (17)
Business Meals (16)
Disabled Access (16)
Authentic (15)
Notable Wine List (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Scenic View (11)
Romantic (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
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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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 hours ago

Lousy, formula establishment geared toward tourist.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 8 hours ago

Had a great time with the kids. Very nice staff, busy scene with a mod vibe. Large menu that caters to all and an extensive bar offering. Be sure to order the cotton candy!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days 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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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

This is a really cute spot centrally located with a patio and plenty of indoor space. There’s a really nice happy hour with an assortment of drinks and appetizers. We ordered the calamari to share which was perfect and done to perfection, served over a cabbage salad with two sauces.

Later we returned for dinner. One of our party wanted to splurge and ordered the steak. This is not the venue to do that as the meat wasn’t up to par. We split a pizza (not hungry due to the appetizer and drinks) and enjoyed the tasty crust and topping (chicken with vegetables).

Our first waiter was excellent, but we were told that he was going on break and was being replaced by someone else who did not have the personality nor the customer service as our original server.

Would we return? Yes, but we would order the less formal choices for sure. The menu offers plenty of tantalizing options.

Reservations for dinner are recommended as this restaurant gets busy!!

We were there Presidents Day Weekend so there were crowds all over. Enjoy!!

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 (Manitoba)·Dined 2 days ago

Ahi tuna burger was not what we thought it might be as is was ground fish. Not a slice of fresh seared ahi. We should have asked first before ordering

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall, I love Lulu's. But, we have 5 people in our party, two were on the heavy side and we sat in one of the shell booths. It was cramped. The service was a bit slow but I believe it was do to so many people. I have been many times with friends, and I'll be back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days 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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 (Manitoba)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful food. Great staff.
Lots of fun for our group.
A must do again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful & Fun and a great bargain if you’re looking for one.
Ask for Angela to wait your table. She’s delightful!
Service may seem slow but I’m from New York and New Yorkers hate waiting for anything. Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere and electric vibe LuLu offers.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Food service was slow, but it was a very busy day in Palm Springs. Decor is very fun and retro. Food was good, not great.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined 2 days ago

Crowded, loud restaurant in the heart of Palm Springs. My curry chicken salad was terrific. My husband’s had the fried oysters that were average. Location is great. Service is okay. Food is a mixed bag.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

Tourist trap. Fair service and fair food. So many better places in Palm Springs.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Alway consistently good after many times visiting.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food at a good value!

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·Dined 3 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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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Great location and vibe

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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Great ambiance, really good value, delightful surprise

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days 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 5 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 5 days ago

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

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 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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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 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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·Dined 5 days ago

We are regular customers of Lulu’s. But with Valentines they seemed to let the quality of the food suffer. The arugula salad was far overdue with lots of yellow leaves in it. My salmon plus all on the plate was severely over cooked Too long under the heating lamps. Sauce was completely dried out I received new But my husbands had already finished his when mine came along. Buzzer placed tray in front of our table where he collected dirty dishes etc. with 1/2 eaten food on it. Not pretty site when you try to enjoy your meal and celebrate special occasion. We will avoid special events at Lulu’s.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 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 6 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 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 7 days ago

Usually much better, guess it was a off night

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 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 on February 12, 2018

Rude rude rude hostess

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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 on February 11, 2018

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 on February 11, 2018

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

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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 on February 11, 2018

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 on February 11, 2018

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 on February 11, 2018

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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