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The Grill on Main, La Quinta, CA

The Grill on Main

4.3
4.3
772 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Grill on Main in La Quinta! Come down to the Grill on Main for an exciting new approach to American fare, featuring fresh cuisine with a lively atmosphere. Our menu features traditional American favorites, seafood, steak, pasta and specialty sandwiches and burgers. We also offer microbrews, full bar and a great wine list. Dine inside or on our relaxing, pet-friendly patio.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 777-7773

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Owner Brett Maddock

  • Catering

    Family Style Take out available at 760 7777773 or e -mail us at manager@thegrillonmainlq.com<br />

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 772 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. R

    Roadtrip

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    54 reviews

    Dined today

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was bland and not brought according to order. Will not return.
  2. DC

    DeclanC

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant and setting - portions are really big so didn’t need starters too !
  3. BO

    BettyO

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice to sit on the patio -- the inside is a bit noisy. The waiters were friendly and attentive, food was good. Lots of nice choices on the menu.
  4. M

    Maggie

    Palm Springs

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service by our server….wish I could remember her name. The sole special was excellent.
  5. B

    Bkoko1

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was fine. It was a capacity crowd of extra loud people. Noise level was high. Been there several times. This was the worst. Not normal.
  6. SC

    SarahC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food but REALLY loud. Service could be better.
  7. e

    eagle1

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner reservations for four, we were promptly greeted and seated. Water was brought right away and server took our drink orders. Drinks were served quickly and the server asked us if we wanted to enjoy our drinks for a while or order. She informed us of the specials before leaving. I ordered the crusted sole it was perfect. The whole evening was very enjoyable, we will be back.
  8. LF

    LizF

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was so loud that it was unbearable! There were all new staff. The hostess was very inexperienced.
  9. TB

    TimB

    Exclusive

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday celebration
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The only criticism at all, is that the noise level is very high, much due to the hard walls and tile floors. One of our favorite restaurants none the less
  11. L

    Luvgoodfood

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing and portions were large. Two of us had fish choices and both were cooked to perfection!! The Brie appetizer is incredible!! Will definitely be back!
  12. JS

    JudithS

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    One of the worst salads ever. They did this to me once before. Like someone else sent salad back and they gave it to us. Only good thing ever there is great fish and chips.
  13. k

    kathyc

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was outstanding. I had chicken and sausage over GF pasta and my husband had the meatloaf. The service was also outstanding. The table was a bit small, however, for 4 people. The bar looked very nice also. I’ll definitely return!
  14. SB

    SueB

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a great evening at The Grill!
  15. CS

    CindyS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Our 4th visit to the Grill. We were shocked this time. I had a Caesar salad with salmon. The salmon was great, very moist and tasty - but the salad.....I must say I am a Caesar snob....and this was NOT a Caesar salad. It was drenched in oil, and definitely not a Caesar dressing. Could not eat it, but ate the salmon. Was served literally a HALF a glass of Chardonnay. I get short pours that some of the restaurants do now, but this was less than half a pretty small glass. Not happy. Husband had fish and chips and would only say it was "fair, not great at all, but he ate it as he was hungry." Adult daughter had the special of pasta and sole with lemon caper sauce. The fish was excellent, pasta ok, broccolini very nice, and she loved her peach drop drink. The cauliflower appetizer was decent. Lastly, it was SO incredibly noisy in their (about 6pm on a Friday) we were literally yelling. Just such an unpleasant experience, I'm sorry to say we will not go back to this restaurant. So disappointed, as we really enjoy going down to the LQ Main Street restaurants regularly. I should mention...our server, Heather, was excellent....upbeat and attentive.
  16. d

    docsid

    Palm Springs

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoy neighborhood eateries and have more than five within walking distance of our home. For variety sake we tried The Grill on Main for the first time in three years and were pleasantly surprised. We were greeted promptly and led to a comfortable table well distanced from others. The menu was broad and varied with many tasty options. Starting with a cocktail (martini up and dry) well prepared we ordered the caeser salad with steak and an order of ribs. Both were delicious and generous portions required two boxes to take home. The prices are fair and affordable. We'll be back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So amazing
  18. TS

    TeriS

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We always have a good meal here. Ee like the menu, too.
  19. LH

    LindaH

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    We made reservations and when we got there we were seated in the bar because there were no tables available. The bar was VERY noisy and we couldn't talk or visit with our guests. We asked to be moved to a table in the dining area when one became available and they were very accommodating. The food was very good and the evening turned out to be nice. But the noise level was even high in the dining areda.
  20. RI

    RIck

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was a little slow compared to all the other times we ate there. Not normal to wait 10 minutes for the waiter/waitress to say hello. Also took that long to get some water poured. It did improve as time went on.
  21. GH

    GretaH

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We had prime rib, chicken Picatta, and fish and chips. All were very good and priced right. Thank you for a nice dining experience.
  22. L

    Lunger1111

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation and arrived 10 minutes early and we were immediately seated. The meatloaf was great.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 food and service. Great vacation food.
  24. M

    Michael

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    The calamari was not good, tasted stale, we could not finish it
  25. R

    Rachel

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was subpar. My order was incorrect. The service was good though.
  26. TS

    TeriS

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pretty noisy in the dining room/bar area. Hard to hear conversations.
  27. B

    Bert

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Calamari was soggy, not crispy. Chopped salad average… too much cheese. Venue too noisy.
  28. EI

    EILEENM

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly staff, great food !
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Too noisy. Service not great
  30. PN

    PaulN

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is always good. Bar staff and wait staff equally as Good. Great neighbor restaurant feeling.
  31. LO

    LeeeO

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fried Chicken dinner was the best.
  32. LC

    LarryC

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Grill on Main was excellent in all categories... First, and most importantly, the food was excellent. From appetizer to salad to main course ... all very flavorful. Next, excellent friendly staff, provided excellent, timely service. The menu may not be large, but provides good options, regardless of the size of your appetite. Would highly recommend Grill on Main.
  33. R

    Robert

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Grill!
  34. JK

    JohnK

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything on their menu is fantastic! We had the Brie appetizer; bowl of clam chowder (get the cup - it's like a bowl and the swordfish.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    It was way too loud we had to yell to hear each other
  36. FB

    FrankB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the atmosphere , food was excellent, as well as the service!
  37. S

    Spanky

    Los Angeles

    107 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Restaurant was very loud and the service was not great. We had to ask three times to get a glass of water.
  38. V

    Vanessa

    Los Angeles

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The restaurant was not busy and you could tell the staff was ready to go home. Even though we made a reservation the music was off and the floor was full of crumbs. We had good service but the short ribs tacos were awful. The Caesar salad was overdressed. My husband said the swordfish he ordered was fine but served with too much sauce. We enjoyed our margaritas from the cocktail list though!
  39. RR

    RobertR

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Heather was outstanding, very professional and friendly. The food was great, fish and chips best I have had.
  40. TT

    TeresaT

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service, good food. We enjoy sitting on the covered patio which also provides a wonderful view of the Santa Rosa mountains.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

FAQs

The Grill on Main does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Grill on Main also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 777-7773.

The Grill on Main is rated 4.3 stars by 772 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for The Grill on Main

78065 Main St Ste 104, La Quinta, CA 92253-3409

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Owner Brett Maddock

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 777-7773

  • Catering

    Family Style Take out available at 760 7777773 or e -mail us at manager@thegrillonmainlq.com<br />

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