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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details


Superb 4-course feast featuring 4 delicious soups, 4 fresh salads, 10 delectable entrées incl. Oven-roasted Turkey & Ham, Atlantic salmon , 12 oz Prime Rib, 8 oz Filet Mignon, Seafood Linguini, GF, Veg & more +7 decadent desserts. From 1-9 pm. $33.99 under 12 $19.99. Pick up/delivery available

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

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (84)
Casual (78)
Great for Outdoor Dining (72)
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Fun (72)
Great for Lunch (64)
Hot Spot (64)
Great for Brunch (50)
Good for a Date (50)
Sunday Lunch (49)
Vibrant Bar Scene (49)
Neighborhood Gem (47)
Good for Groups (45)
Special Occasion (42)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Bar Seating (37)
Happy Hour (37)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Comfort Food (33)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Late-night Find (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Gluten Free Options (21)
Business Meals (17)
Healthy (17)
Romantic (17)
Scenic View (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Authentic (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Disabled Access (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Cozy (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great Beer (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vegan (5)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Just a fun a fabulous place to dine!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I absolutely love this place. Food is good and service is excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were visiting Palm Springs from NJ and LULU came very highly recommended. We got the 3 course $19 dinner special. I LOVED my meatloaf with spicy red sauce and my husband enjoyed his fish dish too. Our waiter (I forget his name!!) was wonderful, funny and professional. We very much enjoyed the cool CALI décor and fun vibe. If we lived closer we would definitely return. We even bought a hat and 3 t-shirts there to remember the experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Made reservation weeks and requested to sit down stairs at outside patio. We arrived and they put us up top in a corner... told host about request and she said it didnt say that. They would not accomodate us so we left!! Had my elderly parents with too and it was very busy thats why we made reservation ahead of time. Will never go back to Lulus.

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 (London)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Lack of communication between staff, everyone's food arrived at different times, server was disinterested and avoidant.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Went for my birthday this time. Last time the service was excellent. The wait staff was very attentive and the place a lot more crowded. This time the staff was not as good. Drinks came during our main course. Bread came at desert after asking for it numerous times. The desert was rushed and was never asked if we wanted coffee or tea with it. Though the food is excellent the staff needs to get a clue. Not a fun birthday dinner like I was expecting. There are far too many restaurants I would rather go to now.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable, great friendly service and dinner was excellent

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always consistently good food and service! The mushroom soup is always a must have for this diner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

In all honesty I love the atmosphere at LuLus - the location is fantastic for people watching. The service is not always tops (can be slow, can be too-personal, too quickly) but they are accomodating. Dinners are a bit more consistent on good quality - the mushroom soup is fantastic, however, coming for breakfast we both found the coffee super week and tasteless and the meals only average. This was disappointing as we both watned to make it a breakfast regular but there are just too many that have better basic breakfast service. Good, strong coffee at breakfast is an absolute must and it missed the bar.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Been here couple of times and every time we leave, we're always happy and satisfied!! Very friendly staff and great food selections!!!Don't leave Palm Springs without eating here!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Started with cocktails in the bar area. Margarita was excellent. Waiter could not transfer our tab to the table, but that was ok. I had the braised lamb shanks for dinner, which I very highly recommend. The meat was super tender and just fell off the bone in succulent bites. The next day, we had lunch. The fried calamari was outstanding, light, crispy, delicately seasoned. It is not a quiet venue, so if you are looking for that, there are plenty of other places in Palm Springs. But I definitely recommend Lulu's for a fun night on the town.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Though my own meal was quite simple by my preference, my partner got the eggs benedict , which came out with eggs so fresh, I swear they had chickens laying them in the kitchen, best ever. The service was prompt and courteous, even when we were sat down on a swing shift and our server was about to clock out, he transferred us to another servicer that was on top of his game and there was nothing missed. I will admit when walking into a place that large and seemingly bustling, we were apprehensive about some slacking service, but that was far from our experience. I look forward to coming back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love it here but I have to remember not to order a cheese omelet again. I don't understand a slice of cheese on top of an omelet at all. Other than that nice.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, great service. Just a tad too noisey... difficult to conduct conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A visit to Palm Springs requires a meal at Lulu. We got there just before 11:00 am Saturday so that we could have brunch. Server Daniel was awesome.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our waiter German provided excellent service, our table had a view as well. Classy place and the food is the best, love the mushroom soup, love everything. My number one place in the desert

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The atmosphere of Lulus is fantastic. Great place to have a meal and chat with friends. Service and food is top-notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place. We often go there when we visit Palm Springs. It’s a great place to people watch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We met at LuLu for dinner before a play. We had a nice dinner and drinks. Good service (not as good as usual), and great food. Thanks...

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food and excellent service. Great place for people watching.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

After hearing that this was a great place to eat, we found the food to be very bland. I ordered Benedict’s and my wife said she’s never seen me put so much salt and pepper on my food. I had to do the same for my Bloody Mary. The croissant sandwich was average, cheese not melted and the presentation was also very average. This place is a scene so I guess that’s why people like it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My friend and I went down for the Street Market. Our reservations were at 6:30 and we were promptly seated on the sidewalk side. We both ordered the pork chop dinner and it was tender and very flavourful with the apple maple sauce. The mashed red potatoes were piping hot and the carrot and asparagus were wonderful sides. Waiters were attentive and friendly and polite. We felt our dinner was very good value at 19.99.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

When I crave an excellent pork chop there is only one place to go. One of these times I might
order something else ( or not). The service is always exceptional.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Been there many times and will continue to go. This time, the food just was not as good as it has been. It happens. Still enjoy Lulus very much.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

The atmosphere is fun, the food is great and the service fantastic once you get in the door. Happy staff.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

In Palm Springs for three days. Three lunches and two dinners at Lulu's...excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Comfort Food, People Watching, Fun, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Not impressed. Mushroom soup and desert were good but entrees were not. Chicken Picato had no flavor and was dry, Eggplant Parm was mushy. Service was not very attentive. Did not live up to the recommendations I had read.

Tags: Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

everything was wonderful as always. Great food and great service

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a very nice time. The service was great and the food was brought to our table as soon as it was ready.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was slower than usual on Saturday 10/28/2017. Typically it is very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Interesting menu and good food. Efficient and friendly staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Extensive menu! Incredible food, excellent service!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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