The Grill on Main

4.6
271 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 have recently opened our BACKROOM which offers intimate dining and is available for private groups up to forty five guests! We also offer microbrews, full bar and a great wine list. Dine inside or on our relaxing, pet-friendly patio.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 271 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Debbers
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and my husband says it is the best Fish and Chips around. The menu was varied enough for everyone’s tastes..love this little gem in La Quinta...

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KenD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered The Grill on Main last month and loved it so much that we go once a week. So far every dish has been delicious.

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valm
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

menu appeals to all tastes--everything is always fresh and made to order. very enjoyable evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was outstanding young woman

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MariaR
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep returning to The Grill on Main for its excellent food, fun ambience, outstanding cocktails and very friendly and fast service

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Gizmo
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outdoor patio. Felt safe.

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Debbers
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had lunch with a girlfriend and the food and service didn’t disappoint. It is consistently good food here..

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fredH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Heather is a wonderful waitress ! attentive, efficient and courteous ! Also cute !

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vipRobert
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. By far my favorite place in LQ.

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vipCris
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service in a nice setting

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LauraB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited last weekend for an early lunch and enjoyed the covered patio, which had heat lamps. I had the patty melt and my friend had the turkey burger. Food was good and the fries were nicely crisp. Server was attentive and service was top notch. I would return here.

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MichaelO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great stuff!!

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Sharon
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance sitting outside socially distanced. Food and service were very good.

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dianeL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistent. THE BEST sweet potato fries ever. Great fish tacos and french dip sandwich. Also all their fish and shellfish plates are yummy.

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Debs
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were kind of forgotten when we were seated but after we finally got a waiter it was better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
305 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I had dinner twice at the Grill twice while vacationing in Palm Desert.
We liked the happy hour deals for wines ($2 off per glass). They have a very good wine selection. They also offer some appetizers during happy hour. We tried only the spicy wings which were very good.
On weekends they offer prime rib which we had and we enjoyed it. We also ate the fish pot and the salmon as well as their chili soup as an appetizer. Everything was really good.
The wait staff was very attentive and friendly.
Covid:
Due to Covid all dining is on the patio which is lovely. Wait staff wore face masks and some also gloves. One evening the hostess had major issue with her face covering: the nose was never covered. Unfortunately they allowed people entering the patio without face coverings. Same is true for people going to the bathroom. Worst was one guy waiting indoors for his take out order without a face mask and the wait staff had to pass by him all the time. Why nobody said anything is difficult to understand.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, visiting from out of town and just wanted a place to have a good meal after a long day. The patio was lovely, waiter was attentive and food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Relaxing, good food, excellent service

Convenient to our home

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MarthaF
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was terrific! I will be back.

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LC52
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was great...never had to ask for anything. Very attentive! We'll be back.

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vipMarkJ
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard, the bar manager, was our great server. Leslie, the manager, came by and checked on us as well. Great evening in Old Town La Quinta. Thank you!

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Gizmo
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great as usual. Patio is very nice and we all felt safe to be there.

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vipCarolK
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the usual fish tacos - delish as always. Went off the norm and had a dirty gray goose martini instead of my usual scratch margarita it did not disappoint. The bar tender never disappoints!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a great night. Food great, service great, cocktails great, weather great.
Like I said... a Great night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Food was super good and good size portions. Will be back!

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timt
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good the menu was Full of very different food choices and the food we had was excellent
We would highly recommend anybody visiting the area to stop in and enjoy great food and service

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carolep
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food always good but really poor service , hostess was better than the server

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KevinB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor patio provided a great eating space and the food was great. Our party had the prime rib and the swordfish. Both were plentiful and tasty.

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vipPaulaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Outside very nice!

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vipFit4Fun
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is fabulous and so is our server, I wish I could remember her name!

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CooperG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, live music, patio dining, excellent food, and outstanding service.

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TanyaL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place! The service and the food are always consistently great!

MJ
vipMarkJ
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heather, our server couldn’t have been sweeter. Great service!
Patrick, the Manager had our tables all blocked out for our birthday celebration. Thank you Grill on Main!!

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DISHfan
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We have eaten here in the past and were satisfied. However, this past week I ordered angel hair pasta with shrimp and it was tasteless. I was very disappointed.

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AndreaB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I decided to go out the weather was just perfect I sat on the patio we got there at 5:30 right before happy hour had a couple cocktails some fish tacos, our server I forgot her name she was absolutely wonderful I would definitely recommend this place

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vipPhotoglvr18
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love this place and even ate outside many times this summer when it was in the triple digits! My only complaint is that the pours of wine are minimal. At least when I have ordered wine both at Happy Hour and afterwards.

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vipsteaklover
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to have the Grill on Main open again. Always a friendly staff and manager. Also great to see one of favorite bartenders Noey.

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localjohn
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with my wife and her brother. Delightful meal and cocktails. EATING indoors!. yea

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The whole experience was just okay. Service was really slow, our waitress when asked to tell us more about the specials only gave us what was on the chalk board and no more details (chelin sea bass, Italian sausage and gnocchi, etc.) no additional details on the preparation or what it was served with for vegetables or sides. The food was bland and needed more salt. Took like 30+ minutes to just pay and had to ask our busboy to take the card because the waitress forgot about us. Overall probably won’t go back while I am here.

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 4.6 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.