The Grill on Main

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$30 and under
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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.
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always dependable and one of our favorite places to dine.

SP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not enough vegetarian choices, helping were huge and had no taste in the food!!!

r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. We had the Prime Rib and Their Israeli salad. I had a craft beer named Slo Brew Cali Squeeze.

Service and food were fantastic. This was our first visit and we will be making it a go-to place whenever we visit the desert,

F
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great ambiance! I would highly recommend.

1
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining restaurant..Great food, great service from Casey...She is an excellent attentive waitress. The fish tacos are the best anywhere. The meatloaf was excellent done just right. We dine here often and recommend The Grill on Main to everyone.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food was good but the service was awesome. Thank you.

D
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good service and food. Patio is preferred, unless it 110° outside as it has been lately. So if you love the heat, the patio is all yours🥴

JK
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great place for lunch or dinner. Very good menu to pick from, wonderful Happy Hours. The staff members were fantastic and the food...GREAT!

It's a wonderful place for couples for dinner or brings friends and/or family.

Great place for special occasions.

You will enjoy yourself.

AJ
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very good food and service! Price very reasonable for the 3-course Prix Fixe with several selections available.

OT
Palm Springs
41 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was outstanding. Chicken wings were the best. Can’t wait to go back.

m
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a good meal at the Grill.

AW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very pleased with the attentive service and quality food. The prix fixe menu had options for all our guests and my husbands prime rib was outrageously big and juicy. For a quieter experience we were seated in the “back room” for conversation sake. But next time we’re going for the action in the bar. When it cools off, the patio will be our first Choice!

WS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! And all three dinners were fabulous! Definitely keeping them on our rotation!

JW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average and the noise level was very high.

We usually sit outside but, due to the warm temps,

our guests requested an inside table.

D
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Brought my 90 lb. Lab dinner date with me and sat out on the Patio! Not surprising this time of the year, It was quite warm, but worth it. The Jumbo Scallops Carbonara was fantastic!!! Our server brought plenty of water for Gracie too.

MM
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We have eaten at the Grill before and had GREAT service and a GREAT meal. This time the experience was not so great. The noise level (which we don't consider a GOOD thing) was to the point of very difficult to carry on a conversation at a small table for four, because of large groups seated near us in a small back room with not much acoustics. We would have dined outside on the patio, but it was very hot and the misters on the outside, didn't really do much to cool the dining area. My meal (Beef Short Ribs) was very good, my wife's Chicken Picata was not so great. Our friends has mixed reviews on their food too. We may try The Grill again when it is cool enough to eat outside, but probably not take friends there. Our main server was VERY good, but seemed to have a lot to take care of, so wasn't able to come around as frequently as one would like. I don't think this was her fault.

s
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was extremely noisy in the restaurant the day we went. The food was pretty good however two in our party had the steak which both of them said was terribly tough.

I
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always look forward to lunch or dinner at the Grill

The Grill on Main
Responded on June 15, 2019

Thank you for your business, and your favorable review! We look forward to your return!!

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Y
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a small gathering with family from out of town. The service was great, the food delicious and the bar had many mouthwatering drinks to choose from. The location is a little jewel in the heart of old town La Quinta.

The Grill on Main
Responded on June 15, 2019

Thank you for your business, and your favorable review! We look forward to your return!!

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RS
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service great as always! Always enjoy dining here!

The Grill on Main
Responded on June 15, 2019

Thank you for your business, and your favorable review! We look forward to your return!!

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not really worth taking the time to write a review, other than to say I will not return! I found nothing good about the experience!

D
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sweetheart had the maple salmon and I devoured the Scallop Salad for her birthday.

CG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to The Grilling Main on a Friday evening and, as requested, got an outside table for 4. We hadn't seen our friends in quite awhile and the waiter was very patient in letting us catch up over a glass of wine before we ordered. The braised short ribs were done to perfection per the guys. I found the poke salad was generous with ahi, very fresh, and flavorful. My friend enjoyed the fish tacos and felt 3 was for someone with a heartier appetite. The restaurant has a nice wine list to compliment the food. Overall this was a fine experience.

p
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Caeser salad was great with anchovies. Service was good.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice lunch...good service...not too noisy. not in this part of town too often, but would enjoy returning

LT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner as always, Vasti was very personable and well informed. Prime rib on point! One of my fav places in La Quinta to go too

SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Nice location, good atmosphere, and great staff. Food was okay for value but the description of the food could be a little more accurate or specific. Like, are certain items breaded or grilled, what the chef’s idea of temp/cook is and recommendations. Like the steak frites...don’t order medium...steak is rare-ish in middle and chewy but a filet would have been great this way. Chef should say okay but MW would be a better texture/taste.

Get the truffle tots. Brussel sprouts were great. Beer selection okay, wine selection great. Wishing for greater variety on appetizers, but not a big deal.

Host and server were fantastic!

DB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Three of us ordered the mushroom soup, which was on the menu and described as well liked by guests. We all received chicken tortilla soup with no explanation, or asking if we wanted a totally different soup. The waitress removed my charge from the bill, however charged the other 2 guests for theirs!

The Grill on Main
Responded on May 17, 2019

Mrs. Bean, We sincerely apologize for the error with our soup of the day. I understand the chicken tortilla was too spicy for you, but the gentleman at your table assured the server that they were just fine with theirs! Please feel free to contact me directly if I can do anything for you! Thank you for your feedback, and we look forward to being better on your return!! Cheers, Chris

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JD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating here since it opened. We have never had a bad meal. On this last occasion, we had a wonderful Mother’s day dinner that was just perfect! As residents of almost 20 years, this is our favorite restaurant in the entire valley!

OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Our first visit to the Grill was overall very good. It took about 10 minutes before our server checked in on us. A few minutes later another server came. There appeared to be some confusion as to their service areas. Tried the California cauliflower for appetizer, it was excellent. Entrees were swordfish and salmon; both dishes were cooked to perfection.

GM
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great meatloaf.
Friendly service.
Beer a bit expensive

DV
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Comfortable locals spot with good food value and excellent preparation. I would recommend this spot to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Poor service, a fair strip mall dining experience

KB
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful as always. Service was also very good. Unfortunately we sat outside on the patio on a warm evening in April, and the flies were terrible. The waitress told us that they put ceiling fans up for the summer, but they hadn’t been installed yet. My advice is to be safe and eat inside in warm weather! That aside, Grill on Main is one of our favorite dinner (or lunch) places.

D
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food✅ Service✅. Patio dining was interrupted by having to swat flies from our faces, our meal and wine for over 2 hours. Ceiling fans are needed to help this annoying situation. It was a warm night too with no breeze blowing too, so fans would be a big plus all around for a great evening!! But the flies and gnats were the spoiler!

d
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Menu fair range selections,well prepared,fair wine selection

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and priced well. The server was sweet and did a great job. Definitely one of the best places we have eaten and enjoyed the atmosphere. Will recommend to others and eat there again

OT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Too noisy inside so we luckily could eat outside.
Burgers are always good and service is attentive.

WF
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Lunch was delicious.

RS
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great as always. Brittany service was superb. Would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone!