HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Tue, 2/20
9:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.

Lulu California Bistro

3054 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Top Tags:
  • People Watching (110)
  • Casual (95)
  • Fun (86)
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!
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Sunday through Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00am - 11pm (bar & Happy Hour til midnight)
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(760) 327-5858
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Please e-mail
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
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.

View Private Dining Details
What 3054 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Golfball1 (Seattle)
2.0  Dined a day ago

Lousy, formula establishment geared toward tourist.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined a day 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!

vipDeborah (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined a day ago

Service was bad and food took forever to come out. Place is cool to see. But not sure I would come back.

Azpenguin (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Was attracted by the cool design and exciting atmosphere, but hugely disappointed with the mediocre food and service. Won't be returning.

vipBubba (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Lulu always comes through! We love bringing our out-of-town guests to Lulu because we know they'll never disappoint. They always do their best to fill our special requests, too.

Gram (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Noontime meal was filled with choices & the service was superb in their street side patio.

vipsteve (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The restaurant was unusually busy the night we went, and while it has often been busy during past visits this was really something. The service suffered as a result; it might have been smart to add more staff for Modernism Week, if that's possible to do. Or it might be that some staff were unavailable. In any case, the service and the food suffered somewhat compared with previous visits. I'll be curious to see what it's like next time we go. Hopefully this was just a temporary blip.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We had guests from Denver who were visiting PS for the first time. We wanted to give them a true PS experience. Lulu never disappoints! We sat on the patio which is always a treat. We all loved our 3 & 4 course specials. Excellent food for a very reasonable price. And the service was the best. Our guests were impressed & we were proud of our local gem!

vipscotts (Seattle)
3.0  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.

JohnS (New England)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Roast chicken- fat-greasy—awful—
Mac & cheese sent back gecause it was cold & had no cheese in it—
Had a great “ after show” experience last month—but this month-just awful—re: service-waiter was slammed—and too much in a hurry—noise level too high—desert tart -way too much sugar—drink was ok-overall pretty disappointing—will look for other late night spot

vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Lulu is a big , bustling and noisy restaurant wth a massive menu, very good food and good service. We all enjoyed pizzas.

vip1savvylady (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 3 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!!

vip2canucks (Manitoba)
3.0  Dined 3 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

vipRick (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined 3 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.

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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