Lulu California Bistro

4.3
3674 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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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
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

An early Christmas present! Choose between our regular menu or for $49.99 enjoy a 4-Course Holiday Feast . From soups and salads, 12 entrees including Prime Rib, Bone-In Pork Chop, Roasted Turkey and Holiday Ham. Save room for your choice of 6 sweet tempting desserts.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Amazing 4-Course menu for $44.99. 3 delicious soups, 3 delectable salads, 12 entrée choices including Prime Rib, roasted Duck, Holiday Ham, Oven roasted Turkey, Seafood Linguini and much more, and to top off the meal with choice of 4 fabulous desserts.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a fabulous 4-Course celebration dinner. Choice of 4 starters, 3 savory salads, 12 delectable entrees and 6 tempting desserts. Late seating includes live entertainment, party favors and a champagne toast with dessert. 1st seating $49.99. Late seating $99.99.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 3674 People Are Saying
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B
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal!

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BW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Over cooked hamburger, lobster salad portion very small compared to Acqua in Rancho Mirage. disappointed. Love Acqua in Rancho Mirage.

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SK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ate a casual birthday dinner for 6 at Lulu's. Our server was fun. Food was good. Our round table felt a little crowded. Location is terrific, right downtown. Our server brought a large cotton candy which topped the evening very well after 2 bottles of Prosecco. The dining room/bar area is gorgeous. The menu has something for everyone.

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TS
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lulu is quintessential Palm Springs. An extensive menu. Not gourmet but more like home cooking. Great happy hour drinks and menu.

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G
Greensboro
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Not a good experience. Server was not attentive or timely and talked too fast to be understood. Food was so so. Atmosphere was interesting but tried for a modern colorful look, but not our style. The word Bistro should not be in the name.

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our waitress forgot about us. And the pork chops were cooked perfect but the sauce was very salty

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Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a stellar place to visit and dine while in Palm Springs!
Great food, service and all-round fun ambience. Worth experiencing and returning.

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DD
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good spot to catch uo with someone over lunch. Food was delicious and the environment was just right

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K
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

4:45 reservations and didn't get seated until 5:15, then waited for 15 minutes for our server. This was the night of the Christmas parade, so will give them that, but they should have been better prepared. Food and service ended up good and the manager was apologetic for the mishap.

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very slow service, waiter and others had no idea what was vegan, no birthday anything tho stated on there specifically, the stuffed squash should not have been an entree..very small compared to all other entrees. Very disappointing this time. No need to go back for awhile.

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D
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Darrel was the best waiter ever!!!

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VL
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Lulu's has a cool vibe to it. We were seated promptly and servers came quickly. Corkage was reasonable. They offered a number of price fixe options, so if appetizers, meal and desert is your thing, it's a great deal. Service was great. We had a lot of people assisting with our meal. Overall, the food was good. We started with hummus, but it was only so so. It was not a creamy texture and needed more seasoning. I had eggplant parmigiana and my husband had seafood linguine. I loved that the eggplant was not breaded. It was delicious. We would return.

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M
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lulu’s has a great retro Hollywood vibe. The service and the food are spectacular! Their menu is quite extensive. Our cocktails, pear salad, mushroom soup and filets were all delicious and perfectly cooked. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend the experience!

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Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

We go to Lulu’s California Bistro every November when we are in Palm Springs. This time we were disappointed with the service and food. No one ever offered us bread while other tables near us were being served a basket with butter. Our waiter seemed very distracted even though the restaurant crowd had thinned out. He had a drink order for us and wandered around his various tables trying to remember who ordered them. I had the chicken picatta which was bland and boring. My husband had pasta primavera with shrimp which looked much better. We love the atmosphere at Lulu’s and will go back again in hopes that this was just an “off” day.

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Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aesthetically pleasing decor, extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff, creative food prep and recipes! Truly exceeded even my high expectations.

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were seated outside by the street. The 2nd floor was closed which we wanted to seat bec of the ambiance. We booked ahead of time but disappointed that our bday celebration note during the online reservation was just ignored. My ahi tower was bland and dry. Needed some sauce.

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e
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun upbeat location right on best street in Palm Springs; great food, service and "vibe".

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch with the family. Our service was great.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Just horrible. Packed in Ike sardines. Food was bad - burnt pizza. Tuna was not fresh. Menus had stains over them. Dirty tables

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We gathered in Palm Springs for the Thanksgiving holiday from various parts of the country and were excited to dine in Palm Springs! We did a little research and thought that Lulu might be a fun place to try. We were pleasantly surprised that a restaurant with such an extensive menu did everything well - Lulu California Bistro not only had an amazing ambiance but delicious food to boot! We really enjoyed our time in Palm Springs and will definitely return to Lulu - maybe to try lunch or breakfast next time!

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HB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was so so, but 30 minute wait for meal after it was ordered lowered their rating.

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E
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Thanksgiving Dinner was very disappointing. The Manager made it up to us, but nonetheless, we had anticipated a delicious hot meal served in a reasonable time, but did not receive it. We will cook our own turkey now.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

The food was OK but the service was horrible. Our server had been working 12 hours by the time we had arrived. It took forever to get each course. Our cocktail glasses were still on our table even after our dessert was done.

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p
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Not clean. Had reservation and still waited for “first available”. Tables not cleared, servers uniforms were sloppy. One positive - server was nice.

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T
London
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Came to LULU for Thanksgiving dinner, food was mediocre at best, 2 out of 5 in our party got the wrong food and half of my plate of seafood linguine was cold. Dessert was supposed to be pumpkin cheesecake it was not, more like vanilla. Booked for 7.30 not seated for 20-25 mins.

I know it’s Thanksgiving and it’s busy but don’t bite off more than you can chew by cramming people in and giving them a less than average experience.

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k
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

the waiter was wonderful
he said he recently became a waiter after being a busboy
great friendly personality
hell be a good asset to your business

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K
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It took two hours to get our meal complete and long periods of time between courses. Food wasn’t as hot as I am use to from your restaurant.

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MS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our first time at Lulu's, & it happened to be on Thanksgiving. Reservations were a must & we were seated promptly with good service all around. Food was generous from the prix fix menu that was a bit unexpected but was able to accommodate everyone's dietary needs. Fun place and would definitely return.

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l
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lu Lu's provided a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner! Dinner, ambiance and service was outstanding especially
considering the large number of people they fed. Thank you!!!!

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SR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Our reservation was for 4:45 on Thanksgiving. Our entre got served at 6:30 with other tables who came later finished with their meal before we got served. Waitress who was very nice kept apologizing. Meal was only ok. We were disappointed 😔

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MR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner . Service was excellent!!!

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great seats and awesome server (james),Food also was great..

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great spot for taking guests out to dinner, or for dining by myself. Any day of the week or evening, LuLu is the happening spot in Palm Springs. Love the Ahi Tuna Tower and the Escargot.

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PK
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Lovely ambiance, but we were disappointed with the food: Turkey roll? Really? And the pumpkin pie was tasteless. Very surprising for a restaurant that prides itself on its range of choices and cuisine. The prime rib, as well, was nearly cold and much below par. We loved the mushroom soup, however, and the rest of the desserts were fine. Just not at all happy with the quality of the food this time! The service was excellent, by the way, so that is a major plus!!

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SL
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving. They did an outstanding job in every aspect of the experience from the greeting, to on time seating mid day, to a superb meal and excellent service. Our new favorite restaurant in Palm Springs CA.

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lots of interesting choices for our Thanksgiving Family feast. Great value, fun atmosphere and very friendly staff.

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TV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great, and since it was Thanksgiving we knew it would be busy. However, the service was very slow, like it felt as if our waiter forgot us slow. In fact, the water guy/ busser seemed to take over and the waiter only showed up to deliver the bill at the end.

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E
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Salads were super bland, but everything else was good. Service is really good, and the servers are very friendly. My son found three long hairs in his hamburger, which ruined his meal. They comped us on the hamburger and gave him a new one with a piece of chocolate cake. Could have done a bit more on making up for that because it was pretty disgusting.

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