Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities
  4. Palm Springs / Palm Desert
  5. La Quinta
La Quinta Cliffhouse, La Quinta, CA

La Quinta Cliffhouse

4.6
4.6
6346 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
From the moment you approach the La Quinta Cliffhouse you are surrounded by the dramatic sights and sounds of this desert destination. Jutting from a massive rock outcropping above the desert floor the La Quinta Cliffhouse is renowned for its spectacular views across the valley and providing a lively, casual destination to enjoy a menu of American classics with innovative preparations focused on premium steaks and seafood at great prices. The menu highlights vibrant flavors from the valley along with a generous selection of fresh fish and seafood. The wine list has been thoughtfully chosen to complement the food and provide reasonably priced selections including rare and limited bottles.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 99 times today
Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Sunset Dinner Special Daily 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 360-5991

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Anguiano

  • Private party facilities

    With multiple spaces both indoors and outdoors to choose from, let the culinary team at La Quinta Cliffhouse make your event special. We have a variety of menues already set to choose from, or we can custom design what your palate desires. Please email Brittany@LaQuintaCliffhouse.com for a welcome packet and to begin planning your special event

  • Private party contact

    Brittany McCoy: (760) 360-5991

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Parking details

    Self Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 6,346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Most Booked

Sort by

Filters

  1. P

    Pejota

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They always have excellent food and wine. Service is always outstanding.
  2. n

    natasha

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    It took a long time for the waiter to take our order. And, as the waiter was collecting and clearing our plates, he dropped and spilled leftover food all on my husband’s suit jacket and he barely received an apology.
  3. AM

    AyeMart

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved my dining experience at The Cliffhouse! From the friendly and welcoming staff to the quality of the food and the beautiful view. We will definitely be dining here again soon.
  4. P

    Peggy

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food. Big restaurant with attractive setting.

    La Quinta CliffhouseResponded 2 days agoThank you for dining with us. We truly appreciate the opportunity to welcome you and hope to see you again soon!

  5. JB

    JudyB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Salmon salad was aweful! Fish overdone with burned taste. Pork chop chewey - not tender at all. Service was poor at best. Did not feel we got our moneys worth
  6. LK

    LeeK

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went twice this week, both times for family dinner for the holidays. Exceptional service and food. Will return asap.
  7. KT

    KarenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a delightful experience to dine at the CliffHouse in every way. The ambiance of the restaurant was amazing! The wait staff were cheerful & attentive to our needs. I commend the wait for the great service! The tuna with ginger sauce was cooked to perfection & delicious! Awesome experience at the CliffHouse & highly recommend it.

    La Quinta CliffhouseResponded 2 days agoThank you for dining with us. We truly appreciate the opportunity to welcome you and hope to see you again soon!

  8. RD

    RonD

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent food - have returned many times.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Pork chop dry !
  10. GA

    GeorgeA

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was very good. Our waiter was efficient helpful and knowledgeable.
  11. GD

    GratefulDiner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place, relaxing and good drinks and food. Service is great.
  12. PS

    PeterS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable evening. Food was great service was good
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside on the patio and there were plenty of space heaters to keep us comfortable. Always enjoy a wonderful meal here.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were amazing!
  15. J

    Justin

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Overall it was fine. Unfortunately, the tone was set when we sat at the table for 15 minutes without a drink or app order being taken.
  16. W

    Winediner923

    Calgary

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    All went well except I ordered mussels as an appetizer and sea bass as a main. I received the mussels as the appetizer but also received mussels again as a main. I presume that this was caused by a waiter change midway through the meal. The option of being able to have a half order is much appreciated. Great wine list.
  17. JH

    JenniHart

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend.

    La Quinta CliffhouseResponded 2 days agoThank you for dining with us. We truly appreciate the opportunity to welcome you and hope to see you again soon!

  18. RJ

    ReginaJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The service at our Thanksgiving dinner was excellent, but the food was terrible! The Cliffhouse, which I have visited several times, is what! I consider it "fine dining" however the experience was very disappointing the food was presented in an unappealing manner. The turkey and gravy appeared to have come from a can. There was no brown golden skin, no leg or thigh! I am deeply disappointed!
  19. a

    amandac

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was dynamite. The service was really fantastic. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
  20. M

    Mania

    Los Angeles

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our favorite restaurant to go when in LaQuinta. We went there with my family for Thanksgiving. They had a pre fix menu which it turned out to be really good.
  21. b

    bbfergu

    Palm Springs

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Kaylor was terrific! Great night!
  22. CW

    ChrisW

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal & servic!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving Dinner
  24. DO

    DOTTIEG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot have a better Thanksgiving experience anywhere. Its a five star experience totally at the Cliff House for any holiday or otherwise. La Quinta is our second home and we always go to the Cliff House for Thanksgiving, its a yearly tradition for us.
  25. T

    Tricia

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service from all - highly recommend for a memorable Thanksgiving experience
  26. MM

    MarcM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good place for a Thanksgiving dinner - had a few options . I had turkey dinner, my lady had the sea bass. I would have given the food an outstanding grade, but my mashed potatoes were a little too salty. Only thing I didn’t finish.
  27. FT

    FamilyTreat

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful in every way, excellent Thanksgiving menu and service was fantastic!
  28. CH

    CindyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was seated immediately at our reservation time, was greeted by the wait staff and order drinks. We just came and was engaging and helpful and we ordered our starters and dinner. Food came in a reasonable amount of time and it was amazing. I had a filet mignon that was maybe the best I had ever had, included steak houses. My partner had a prime rib that was enormous and their tender and flavorful. Sides were well cooked and delicious. Wonderful experience.
  29. R

    Review432

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Thanksgiving day dinner. Great service. Good was outstanding
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was amazing, food was great.
  31. BO

    BartO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambience. The place is built into the side of a cliff and has outside waterfalls.
  32. JM

    JimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It would have been nice if we’d been offered some other choice other than the broccolini - to be honest, even though it looked good, it was kind of bland. Everything else was superlative - two of us had the lobster tails, one had the ziti pasta dish with meat sauce and one of us had the tuna. Desert was good to and the wine was very fine. After dinner port was heavenly.
  33. PF

    PattieF

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Food and service were standouts! Great cocktails. Start to finish, couldn’t be better. Ambiance is pleasant.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal, service and ambisnce
  35. DN

    DateNightDuo

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Older crowd with a traditional menu. However, food was solid as was the service.
  36. KT

    KathleenT

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cliffhouse was a fascinating place to enjoy an amazing meal. The food was excellent with many choices including Gluten and Dairy Free. Loved that they offered half sizes also. Our Server was the absolute best, very attentive and had a great personality. I wished I had remembered his name. We are already planning our next visit there.
  37. w

    willy

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    It started all wrong. The hostess never looked up or said hello or smiled. We were a party of four. We split salads - so they were not big. We were only half way through our salads when they brought the entrees. Then the check was presented while we were eating entrees. They rushed us through in 45 minutes. Not a good dining experience The food was OK
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food was spectacular! We enjoyed some of the signature cocktails and our server handled us and a very busy evening with ease. A must!!!
  39. PM

    PeteMic

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was a very good experience. The lady assigning the table could have been friendlier.
  40. I

    Infrequentdiner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anika was a wonderful and personable server. Food was Delicious. Thinking this is going to be our yearly anniversary spot.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

La Quinta Cliffhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 6346 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 99 times today
Google Map for La Quinta Cliffhouse

78-250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington Street

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 3:30 pm–9:00 pm Sunset Dinner Special Daily 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Anguiano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 360-5991

  • Private party facilities

    With multiple spaces both indoors and outdoors to choose from, let the culinary team at La Quinta Cliffhouse make your event special. We have a variety of menues already set to choose from, or we can custom design what your palate desires. Please email Brittany@LaQuintaCliffhouse.com for a welcome packet and to begin planning your special event

  • Private party contact

    Brittany McCoy: (760) 360-5991

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo