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The Grill on Main, La Quinta, CA

The Grill on Main

4.4
4.4
753 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 7 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 753 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RI

    RIck

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. TS

    TeriS

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pretty noisy in the dining room/bar area. Hard to hear conversations.
  8. 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.
  9. EI

    EILEENM

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly staff, great food !
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Too noisy. Service not great
  11. 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.
  12. LO

    LeeeO

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fried Chicken dinner was the best.
  13. 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.
  14. R

    Robert

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Grill!
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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!
  18. S

    Spanky

    Los Angeles

    103 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    103 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.
  19. V

    Vanessa

    Los Angeles

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 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!
  20. 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.
  21. TT

    TeresaT

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good and quick. Sat at about 6:25 and had our meals by 6:50
  23. RD

    RodneyD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and right amount. Food was delicious and flavorful. We had the special featured for restaurant week with the appetizer, main course, and dessert selection and it was great.
  24. l

    likeeatingout

    Palm Springs

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Onion soup was fantastic. Portions large. Good value.
  25. MR

    MichelleR

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We went for Dine Greater Palm Springs. The server was not familiar with the program! Service was sparse which is the kindest thing I can say. The food was mediocre at best and the margarita my husband was extremely overpriced. We will not be returning and won't be recommending it to any friends.
  26. RP

    RogerPierre

    San Francisco

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fun bar, wonderful service!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Many moderately priced menu selections. All good! Excellent service. Inside seating was noisy.
  28. BH

    BruceH

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We have eaten at the Grill on Main several times, but we felt the food was mediocre, at best this time.
  29. LQ

    LQresidentJ

    Cleveland

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Casual dinner with option of burger to tasteful fish. Lightly breaded sole served with the risotto with spinach was excellent. Service was bit slow with few servers available.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was less than ideal. Waited over 45 minutes before taking our order. Place was busy but many tables were served before us that arrived after we did. Food was good.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was good and we enjoyed the evening until we realized a shot of scotch was $28. No explanation or disclosure. That didn’t seem right
  32. RW

    RobynW729

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday weekend in Palm Desert deserves a trip to Old Town LaQuinta. Excellent service, friendly and knowledgeable servers. Thanks Amanda! We will be back. The Lemon Chicken Piccata was amazing. Of course we ended the night with the bread pudding with berries on top…delicious!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Food quality was very disappointing. Pasta and broccolini were cold. Chicken parmigiana was covered in sauce and too much cheese and was also barely room temperature. Only thing tasty was the chicken piccata.
  34. G

    Greg

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Quinta Old Town favorite. Consistently good food and service.
  35. D

    Dixie

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Without fail, I've had great dining and social experiences at The Grill since they opened. Unfortunately, not last night. And I had taken friends after bragging about it. The fish and chips, which (in my opinion) are the best in the Valley, were overcooked and soggy at the same time. The meat in the prime rib dip was dry and gristly. And our Mojitos, which are usually top-notch, were mediocre with black (old), whole mint instead of fresh (green) and muddled. Cardinal sin. The waitress was told about the Mojito but nothing done about it and the second one ordered was no different. When leaving, we mentioned to management that things could have been better and they didn't seem to care. Hoping this isn't a new direction for this place.
  36. M

    Memoman

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service and food were outstanding. My only complaint with a circular bar being so close with no walls separating dining tables it was very loud. At times we felt like we were yelling at each other.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Not a good experience. Waiter could care less and food was not fresh. Was not impressed stuck to lavenders
  38. MJ

    MarkJ

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the great table , service and food!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When in La Quinta,this is out favorite restaurant. The food, drinks and service are always great. The atmosphere is perfect, comfortable for anyone or any occasion!
  40. s

    sushilover

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    The DJ was too loud . Rap doesn’t go with dinner. Not sure who hired the DJ but it was not a good overall dining experience. We won’t be back

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 4.4 stars by 753 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 7 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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