The Vista Lounge

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$30 and under
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American
Set against the backdrop of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains, The Vista Lounge offers high quality food with tremendous views. Chef Richard prepares an amazing menu that changes as much as the weather in the Coachella Valley. You'll never get board with the food and flavors offered at The Vista Lounge on Monday & Thursday.
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DanG
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffet was very tasty with a good variety of food choices. We stayed away from the salad bar under the current circumstances. The setting was very pretty with the white table cloths & white fabric chairs.

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Marvelous
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I made an appointment for 5:00 p.m pickup. I arrived on time and the order did not come to me until 5:30 p.m. Not acceptable.

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PaulaPam
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VISTA LOUNGE IS THE BEST KEPT SECRET. Monday night MEXICAN BUFFET. We have to say that we had the BEST Chile Rellanos, Enchiladas and Tamales in the Valley! This place will not be a secret much longer!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service.

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vipMabs
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday night buffets are the best. My favorite was this last Monday’s Italian buffet. Love Chef Richards lasagna and the pasta bar is outstanding. Good salad bar as well as delicious deserts. All for a very reasonable price ❤️

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vipAnnaMarieH
Palm Springs
77 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The pasta buffet is always great; freshly made by the chefs. There was also pizza, roasted vegetables and lasagna. The chefs are getting better at a variety of desserts.

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CarolS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

I have been to your Vista Lounge in the past for the Prime Rib dinners and just LOVED IT, but this time I had a 5:30 PM reservation for two and the SERVICE WAS EXTREMELY BAD!!!! I had to go ask the hostess to find our waiter before we were even asked what we wanted to drink; even then it took several minutes before someone came with water. The waiter finally did take our order, but we did NOT GET ANY BREAD and our SOUP AND SALAD didn't arrive for ONE HOUR AND TEN MINUTES!!!! Then, we barely had time to eat the soup and salad before the main course was delivered and so rather than wait for our dinner to get cold we didn't even finish the first course!!!!
The waiter kept saying "we were hit with too many people at once" and then "there are food servers who bring your food" when I asked if we could at least get some bread and the soup and salad. We were not the only table without food for a long period of time. It seemed like perhaps the Chef was late and the food preparation was waaay behind. PLEASE FIND A WAY TO RECTIFY THIS VERY POOR SERVICE or I will no longer ask friends to join me at your restaurant.

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Pickman
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The seating area is noisy and it’s very hard to speak with others at our table.
We were served no water until we requested it and then it was our bar waiter that provided and refilled our glasses
Food was just as one would expect from a public buffet. No reason to select this noisy atmosphere over a restaurant like Denny’s that would be quieter and more attentive waiters

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Great food when served. We made reservation for 5 pm and there was confusion in setting up the table for that timeframe. They definitely did not have enough wait staff. Great meal when finally served but very slowly.

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DickR
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The meatloaf was overcooked and very dry. It gave us both indigestion. Scallop potatoes were cool to luke warm. My wifes comment after was " worst meal since coming to Vista Lounge".

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RossH
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Vista Lounge at Woodhaven has a genuine relaxed feel to the place – like a comfortable dining room in a friend’s home. I definitely will return to try more dishes. The Happy Hour Is a good value and the food is great. The Wedge Salad is amazing and a perfect accompaniment to the Fish & Chips. The inside ambience is warm and welcoming and the outside deck with fire pits is equally enjoyable.

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SUSANH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the prettiest views in the desert and the people are very friendly.

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Nance
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great but service was slow. While we had a larger party of 9 with some delayed arrivals, service was slow. Food was worth the wait. The wedge salad a salmon was wonderful. Great display. Others had the steak or short ribs that looked great. Large portions. Appreciated the cake they brought out to commemorate my sister in laws 75th birthday. Nice touch and it was fab.

We found out after dinner that there was a prime rib special that a few may have ordered but it was not offered😢 to us as an option.

Food good but venue lacks ambience for a Fri evening!

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vipAnnaMarieH
Palm Springs
77 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I don’t think they have enough servers. They were running around like crazy. It was a buffet so all they had to do was get drink orders and give out the bills.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good was great. Needed more servers

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GaryC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, with tasty food, excellent service, and beautiful ambiance!

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Theaterbuff
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely country club setting. Although food choices are somewhat limited, every dish is delicious. Service is usually very attentive. Nice golf course too!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and awesome service

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vipHappyTraveler
Palm Springs
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This incredible buffet brunch definitely"exceeded expectations." The price was definitely fair for the fine array of attractively arranged items, and everything we tasted was delicious!! This will be an annual event for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Family reunion

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SUSANH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Probably the best view in the valley. Food was very good and the atmosphere pleasant.

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PAMELAH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carving station prime rib, shrimp, oysters on the half shell, custom omletes, bacon etc. and the pheasant was fabulous and extra special! Big selection of goodies. No room for desert this time.

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vipMabs
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best brunches I have had. Food was excellent- and what a variety 🎉

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a mexican buffet with all the trimmings
Great food and a most enjoyable evening

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LawsonF
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food selection was good but the entrees were very bland for mexican food.

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Snowbirds
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Salad bar and soup were good. The Mexican buffet was average since many dishes lacked spicing. Service was adequate, but pick up of dishes and water refills were slow.

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LynnC
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good value for money, the beef ribs were a little chewy, good size portions, friendly service..

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LynnK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love the club house and the lounge. SOOOOOOO glad your opened
Lynn Killoran

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JohnJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Exceeded my expectations. We are looking forward to going again

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Nancy
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so pleasant in the Vista Lounge on Thanksgiving. It was much less crowded and much quieter than the main dining room. Our table was next to the fireplace, with a great view of the course and the football on tv. The food was great, too! We were very happy.

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vipFUNINPS
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very nice Thanksgiving brunch. Enjoyed the meal and the beautiful view. Perfect table in The Vista Lounge away form the blaring (and inappropriate) music in the other room. Will be back.

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Member
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We both had the rib eye. The steaks were done a perfect medium rare and very reasonable $26.

The house wine is quite drinkable at $5 a glass.

The service is sometimes confused which the management should work on. The servers are pleasant, but need to get a little more professional.

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MarilynO
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pleasantly surprised. The food was very good and fresh. Many choices.

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CharlesM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. We like going there and will be back soon.

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vipmarlene
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was actually closed Till November eventhough Open Table accepted a reservation!!!! We went there and it was closed till November. Someone sure doesn't know what they are doing..

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vipMabs
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely facilities with beautiful view. Food very good. Such a pleasant place to dine. Wait staff very good. Buffet outstanding.

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JohnM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great selection and taste was improved. Having moderately priced appetizers would greatly add to happy hour

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vipJoleneC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous Country Club and restaurant. The view from the Vista Lounge is simply marvelous.

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RodJ
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was run very efficient and the prime rib delicious. Thanks for being so generous with the cut per person. Thank you that we can go for seconds!!! It is really very loud in the beginning, but things do calm down once their bellies getting filled. Smile! Thank you again. This is a great idea!!!

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The Vista Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

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