The Grill on Main

4.3
136 reviews
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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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D
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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MM
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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.

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s
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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!

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Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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p
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Caeser salad was great with anchovies. Service was good.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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LT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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!

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DB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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GM
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great meatloaf.
Friendly service.
Beer a bit expensive

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DV
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Poor service, a fair strip mall dining experience

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KB
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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d
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Menu fair range selections,well prepared,fair wine selection

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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WF
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service. Lunch was delicious.

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RS
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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f
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific lunch. We had fish n chips and the french dip. Both of us brought 1/2 back for later meal. Good portions.
Very tasty. Good service.
Seated outside on hot day, but under cover. And their water mist blew from 2nd floor above cooling terrifically.
Definitely recommend.

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L
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent prime rib special, one of the very best in the Valley!!!

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JA
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We dined here for lunch. Lovely outdoor seating. Our server was delayed in greeting us and when she did she was kind to apologize and take her drink order. I placed my drink order and asked for a water. I had to ask for a glass of water three more times before I saw one. The restaurant did not look very busy, but we didn't see much of our server. The presentation of the food was nice. My husband ordered short rib tacos and I ordered the Chicken Pesto sandwich. In my option the tortilla shells were to big for the filling they had and they had excellent flavor. My sandwich was a good, and the fries were really yummy. We did not order a second round of drinks because were were almost done with our meals by the time we saw our server again. Our server didn't deliver our meals. I think this is a nice place to dine. I think we could have selected better items off the menu and we just hit a server who was a little over committed that day.

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LT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a home run at the grill! Cesar was top notch and the food was great ... my favorite lunch spot in La Quinta!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Took a while to see a server and order but great value and good food.

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FU
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Certainly enjoyed the evening and will return. Overall good experience but not exceptional.

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Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, the menu is very extensive and imaginative and the food is always good...great value for the dollar....recommend it every chance I get...

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MM
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were disappointed with the pasta which lacked actual pasta or carbohydrates to pair with the amount of sauce given. I can't remember more than a cup of actual angel hair pasta and my daughter's lasagna portion wasn't very generous. They put some green touches on the plate (for example, arugula) to hide the lack of substance. They don't offer bread as many restaurants do with similar per plate pricing. What was the most frustrating was that they don't have a kid's meal menu and the waiter will just list the items but without prices! Same goes for desserts. Just get your act together Grill on Main and we'll come back and give you a second try.

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M
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time! Thank you Poncho

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great dinner at the Grill. I was hosting 4 team members from work plus two more from corporate headquarters. Everyone loved the restaurant, especially the ambiance and the quality of the food.

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GN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the sea bass entree. It was a special, but I would like it to be on menu every day. Cauliflower appetizer was delicious. Nice atmosphere, and beautiful spot in Old Town La Quinta

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Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant but very noisy. Hard to talk. Back dining room is very nice.

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L
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We believe they have expanded their menu. We have had a great variety of their entrees and each was was very good to great. We probably ate there 5 times in two weeks because when we can't decide where to go it is always a good choice. The wait staff is typically very attentive and polite. They have added a larger dining area in the back if you don't want to sit close to the lounge area or outside. We have been in all three and they are well done. If you are a seafood lover the "Hotpot" is excellent. You really won't be disappointed in any entree, good food and well made.

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MG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food and service,& nice to be able to make a reservation.
Adequately comfortable for outside service.

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