TWENTY6

4.3
656 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
When Walter Morgan first opened the La Quinta Hotel in 1926, his dream was to provide a welcoming desert escape for his friends and family. Throughout the ensuing decades, that dream has blossomed, and today TWENTY6 sits at the heart of La Quinta Resort providing the time-honored hospitality that Mr. Morgan so loved. Our focus is chef-driven modern American cuisine, using local, sustainable sources whenever possible. Our passion is providing exceptional service, our hallmark since 1926.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My fish was beautifully served with lovely side dishes, but it was overcooked.

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vipJoanieB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere was magical. Great food and service. We will be back!

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StanH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. The outside seating was very nice. Can’t wait to go back

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Colleen
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at this restaurant was wonderful - warm, attentive, efficient. Great people. We loved this place and would recommend to friends ONLY if they sat outside. The patio is charming with its umbrellas and flowers. The inside decor is quite stark, not appealing at all. If you want a charming dinner ambiance, ask for outside seating.

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vipKathy
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience3

VERY NOISY. Lunch order took 35 minutes. Grouper Sandwich very good. Buffalo cauliflower was drowning in sauce so that’s all you tasted. Cole slaw with cauliflower was on the hot plate so was warm and not appetizing!!

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PattiY
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and well-presented. I would definitely eat there again. Ambience was nice but a bit too open (tables inside were behind a large bar with hotel stayers wandering in and out of the dining area.) Value was good for the portions and quality of the food.

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PeterM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice location for a casual meal at La Quinta resort. good food, nice variety and comfortable outdoor atmosphere.

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Roger
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Sea bass was over cooked. shame. the rest of the meal and service was good as was the setting.

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vipLoriS
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Brandon, was wonderful - very attentive and thoughtful. We sat on the patio and got to experience the live music from the patio next to the restaurant - all in all, a great evening!

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vipSantee67
Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the time of year where the weather is perfect. We enjoy the ambiance of sitting on the patio having dinner listening to the music from the Palm Plaza. The chicken quinoa was tender and warm. My wife had the salmon cooked medium and said it was delicious. Brandon provided extra special service by giving our dog some home made doggie treats. Great evening and a fun crowd.

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vipsdfoodie
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a delightful experience to lunch on the patio at TWENTY6 with its lovely vistas of gardens filled with flowers while enjoying delicious food and wine.

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Anomaly
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lovely resort with great service. The food is expensive and not much variety.

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Pipeman
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We obviously caught this restaurant on a bad night. We had booked a this dinner over a week ago realizing it was Valentine's Day and we were on a travel day to get to this resort. We didn't have extreme expectations but unfortunately we stumbled into a staff issue of some sort.
We ordered fairly simple meals (Beef dip with fries and Fish and Chips) which for some reason caused an issue for the kitchen. We proceeded to wait for over an hour for our meals, which as expected were fine, but definitely not worth the wait. They were delivered after apologies from the waiter and manager, but after seeing at least two other parties being served with much more elaborate meals and whom had been seated at least 20 minutes after us left us pondering our bad luck. We do not blame our server or wait staff as they could not make the meals themselves. I will give credit to management as they did only bill us for my two beers... and I appreciate that they recognized that they had not lived up to what I have to believe is a much higher expectation for a restaurant in a Waldorf Astoria resort. Perhaps a different night, and in different circumstances we may have had a better experience but unfortunately I can not make a positive recommendation based on what we saw that evening.

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vipVisitingFoodie
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Group outing. We requested patio but were seated inside. Had Valentines Day Surf and Turf. Thought it was lobster and filet. Turned out to be 2 small shrimp and overcooked filet. Might try again with seat on patio and regular menu.

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Greg
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It may have been an off night in the kitchen for this casual dining option in the upscale environs of the world class La Quinta Resort and Spa. While the menu is varied and enticing, my entree sized quinoa chicken salad was gummy, the chicken (what there was of it) dry and basically tasteless. My companion had the same issues with her chicken based order. Neither of us got through half the serving. I was looking forward to the Mendocino County Pinot Noir by the glass selection...but it was near undrinkable (to our waiter's credit, he honestly advised...after I complained... that it had received mixed reviews and was poured from a keg.) I appreciated its quick replacement, but the substitute had obviously spent some time in the opened bottle...at least it was from a bottle.
The decor is unremarkable, but clean lined and pleasant. Our appetizer was tasty and our waiter gracious. Menu pricing is above average, but not out of line with the restaurant's resort setting, For those reasons, I would still include it as a dining option to others wanting to have a bite at the hotel, but mention that the food may not meet expectations.

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vipSantee67
Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy sitting outside on the patio to be able to listen to the music from the Palm Plaza and as the weather warms up it was a perfect evening. We had the salmon and chicken quinoa both were delicious. Brandon provided exceptional service and we’ll be back soon.

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Suzanne
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food and excellent service but a little too noisy just because of a playoff game - no biggie. Great place.

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vipSantee67
Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet January evening. We had dinner on the outside patio and the weather was just right. I had the chicken quinoa and My wife had the fish and chips. both were excellent. We followed with expresso coffee and a scope of vanilla ice cream. I had the shot in the dark coffee. Brandon provided attentive service as we listened to the sounds of the band coming from the Plaza Hilltop. All in all a great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Caesar salad was terrible - limp lettuce and everything else about it was poor quality.

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John
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We stayed at La Quinta and read the online info about TWENTY6, thinking it would be a good place to eat on New Year’s Eve. Wrong. It was more of a cafe setting, and I don’t mean a French cafe. The lighting was bright, the tables were poorly set, the prix fix menu was boring, wildly overpriced, and barely edible, and it was a sad place to have a holiday dinner. Not a good experience.

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carrots
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there New Year's Eve and ordered the special menu for that night. While expensive, the food was great. We were favorably impressed.

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vipRayandBarb
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great ! We did think the pricing for our simple food and drink was too expensive.

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DominiqueL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I paid $22 for a "grouper" sandwich that was a bun with a 4" square of tasteless fish and $12 for a half glass of house chardonnay. The side of coleslaw was equally tasteless. My husband paid $29 for a "steak frites" which was apparently flank steak. His fries were the best part of either meal. His half glass of merlot cost $15. We live year round in La Quinta and would have been happy to return to the resort had the meal been worth what we paid for it or if we had paid for what it was worth. We also waited a half hour for our food to arrive at our table in an otherwise empty indoor room. There were plenty of waiters but I assume the kitchen was understaffed. My expensive chardonnay grew warm as we awaited our food. The flagrant disregard for the intelligence of the diners at 26 was insulting. Stay away!!!

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GFMako
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic Christmas dinner with family. The service was superb and the food was excellent!

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MarjorieD
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

It seemed as if folding tables with huge bars underneath made for uncomfortable seating. Possible that this was bar area as very noisy with TV and people noises. Too cold and rainy to sit outside. Expected higher quality for a Christmas meal as far as comfort.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Christmas lunch - booked well in advance served on the tables without tablecloths - presumably saved for someone else? Food was good but no effort at all to make it seasonal and service bordering on us being an inconvenience having turned up.

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vipRJinLA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Christmas Day, food was not well prepared, salad ingredients were not fresh, breakfast foods were generally cold, dry or hard. Service was very dedicated, but the meal and dining area was very disappointing.

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FoodMaven
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our server was excellent! He explained things very well and checked back with us regularly. I’m sorry that I don’t recall his name.

The food was good for some but just OK for others. The scallops were lukewarm. It wasn’t enough of an issue to send back but makes you think twice about returning.

The problem is with the restaurant itself. It is almost too casual for the price. It is very noisy and there is really no ambience. Plain tables and chairs, the booths are gone.

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KerriS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful day in December and had great food, bellini's (I recommend the strawberry) and the service was excellent. I ordered a peach bellini originally and it was a little sweet, so our server switched is out for a strawberry. I also ordered the waffle with strawberries which included devonshire cream. Just delicious!

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vipSantee67
Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night and we sat on the patio even though there was slight rain. The band started playing on the Palm Plaza at 6. I must say the music on the Plaza is always there- heat or cold and in slight rain. We had the beef tip sandwich and it was delicious as well as the chicken quinoa salad. My go to favorite with a bottle of Seghesio Zinfandel and great service by Brandon and the friendly service of all staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Not like it used to be. Prime rib night advertised but they did not have the special. No more booths . Very few dinner entree choices. Too noisy.

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SusanH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and service outstanding!

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Kaye
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation in Rancho Mirage
Family outing for dinner of 9 including kids ages 6 and 3. I was impressed our waiter asked our 3 year old Granddaughter personally what she wanted to order for her meal. So she ordered her own meal for herself! That is a first for her. Thank you! The food was delicious, the restaurant was upbeat, fun and yet relaxing for the family after a full day out on the trails. Something every restaurant should be able to claim is we could actually have a conversation across the table. This does not happen very often. Thank you!

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ronaldl
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving vacation

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StevenT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went as a group, food was good! Resort is higher cost than what this restaurant would be if off property.

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indieprod
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable

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vipHBFoodie
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were amazing! We started off with the Calamari trips appetizer. chimichurri and tartar sauce to dip. Unreal! Husband had the Steak Frites, cooked to perfection. I had the Sea Scallops, also grilled perfectly . Server was attentive without being intrusive. Shout out to Justin! Thank you for making our anniversary dinner so enjoyable!

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vipSantee67
Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect weather and music from the Palm Plaza made this an enjoyable Friday evening. I had the chicken quinoa and my spouse had the French dipped sandwich. Both were excellent. We enjoyed our traditional Seghesio Zinfandel with excellent service from Sarah and the rest of the staff. A pleasant evening.

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vipRayandBarb
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dinning here. The food, service & ambiance is top notch.

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vipSantee67
Palm Springs
78 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect weather, music, food, wine and service from Brandon. We will be back. We enjoy the whole experience and the entire staff makes us feel at home.

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TWENTY6 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 564-5700.

TWENTY6 is rated 4.3 stars by 656 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.

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