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Lulu California Bistro, Palm Springs, CA

Lulu California Bistro

4.3
4.3
4933 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Lulu California Bistro is Palm Springs’ landmark restaurant on world famous Palm Canyon Drive where there’s a lively vibe daily on its streetside patio, covered terrace, bar, and in its indoor dining areas featuring an extensive all day favorites menu, an award-winning three-course weekend brunch, and of course, signature cocktails and wines. The list of accolades awarded to Lulu is all encompassing: best all around restaurant, best brunch, best California cuisine, best dining experience, best outdoor dining, best pet friendly dining, best take out, and best place to hang with friends…all awarded from readers’ polls and editors’ picks over the years. Dining at Lulu is an authentic local experience with its California bistro menu, friendly and warm service, and the energy and excitement of being in Palm Springs’ most popular restaurant because, after all, “there’s always a party at Lulu!”

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 327-5858

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Lulu Catering & Events is a multi-talented team second to none— combining innovative ideas and culinary excellence. We’re famous for creating memorable events, always with the highest standard of quality. We're the most reliable, award-winning catering and event company in the desert. For inquiries, please visit catering.lulupalmsprings.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Lulu’s mezzanine level dining rooms can be arranged to suit the needs of your private party with seating available from 15 to 500 guests. With top-notch food and service, custom menus, beautiful décor and excellent audio/video equipment, we make dreams come true. For inquiries, please call Lulu at 760-327-5858, or email inhouseevents@lulups.com.

  • Private party contact

    Ariana Meza: (760) 413-9636

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    Arenas Road

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4 PM to 9 PM. Street parking available all day on East Palm Canyon, excluding Thursday night Village Fest. Free parking garage parking available 24/7 located on Baristo rd and Indian Canyon.

  • Public transit

    Sunline public transit drop off and pick up on Indian Canyon Near Ramon Rd. Buzz Bus is a free transit option available Thursday through Sunday from 12PM to 10 PM.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,933 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Most Booked

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. PA

    PeterA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Early bird menu still on Lulu website, but no longer available. Very disappointed. Main reason for visit.
  2. F

    Foodie1

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday brunch offers a great value! Very good food and outstanding service. Great place to dine on the patio and people watch.
  3. HD

    HeatherD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Unfortunately this place was a huge let down. Good brunch is not difficult and this was a fail. Although the food was edible it was with out flavor or delight. We fully regretted dining here and eating the food.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lot of different food options, and service was great!
  5. AR

    AntonioR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service food was on point
  6. D

    Diner92116

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food has gone downhill and prices through the roof. Food took forever to come out, but server was professional. The fish and chips had excessive gummy coating Fried calamari was good, should’ve come with other sauces besides marinara. Chinese chicken salad was good but nothing special. $150 for two: shared calamari app, chicken salad, fish/chips, 4 margaritas. A bit ridiculous.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fun place to grab a meal in downtown Palm Springs
  8. JB

    JuliaB

    Montana

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The food was actually good. Had salads and gazpacho w lots of shrimp. Big menu but lots of burgers.
  9. SM

    SalM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    EXCELLENT SERVICE -- Delicious chicken sandwich ..Chicken was a bit too dry however.Best Sweet Potato Fries.. HOWEVER..The Ketchup had CORN SYRUP in it..Please change to something less toxic and natural. Will be back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Just OK, all around. Certainly not worth writing about.
  11. BT

    BTerry

    Nashville

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot in Palm Springs! A wonderful 3 course brunch and delicious food! The Gazpacho and Chicken Pot Pie are AMAZING!
  12. D

    Deegarden

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot, excellent service with good but not outstanding food.
  13. C

    Constance

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I enjoyed the Fillet of Fresh Atlantic Salmon was outstanding; fresh moist with excellent flavor, which we highly recommend. Excellent staff and service. We had a very professional server, very attentive, friendly, and informative.
  14. DA

    DonA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and ambiance is always great. Our waiter was Carlos and he was exceptional!
  15. AS

    AmandaS

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Lulu's was a favorite in years past. Now it's bad service, mediocre food, and overall, just lacking. They could fit our large group last minute, though. We didn't get everything we ordered.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Family vacation. Last meal in Palm Springs.
  17. AM

    AnneM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoyable. Eat here when I come to Palm Springs.
  18. F

    Faithful

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my friend to celebrate her birthday. She had never been there before. She really enjoyed the restaurant.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful and exceeded expectations but especially our server Eric. He was unparalleled. As a restaurant owner I can say I wish he could be cloned.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I made reservations one week in advance requesting birthday cake. Was unhappy with what was presented as a birthday cake. Something for a child (cotton candy). 👎Additionally, I text several messages day of my event with no replies.
  21. f

    fresnofoodie

    Central Coast

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were attending a nursing conference and this restaurant was close to the convention center and so glad we decided to go in. Great service and good, fun atmosphere
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation and were seated at a beautiful 1/2 circle booth great view of the restaurant. Our waitress was very sweet and attentive. We both had a martini and they were delicious! I had the salmon and my husband had the lasagna. Both were excellent! We really enjoyed it! We will go back if we go to Palm Springs again for sure!
  23. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food was good service was okay. It was a friends Birthday. I included that note in my reservation and reminded the waiter they did nothing to help us celebrate the event. I also thought since I made the reservation 2 months ago we would get a nice table with a view of street or booth. Nope just a crappy table by the kitchen. Very disappointed in our experience.
  24. g

    giddyuppgirl

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    the food was just OK nothing spectacular - I was really hoping for spectacular.
  25. C

    Carlie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved that they had a vegetarian menu and a gluten free menu!
  26. MF

    MichaelF

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice environment and decor. Service was just OK. We ordered an appetizer. And then we ordered our dinner. Requested the appetizer first and asked for our entrées to be served after that… The entrées were served while the appetizer was still on the table.
  27. G

    Gary

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Server forgot about us after the food was served. Foot was fairly good. Nice menu variety. Festive ambiance.
  28. EP

    EricaP

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went with a group of 7 and I loved that they seated us without everyone being there! Food was good and service was cool. Sean was on point with recommendations and service. Mushroom soup was not a hit for me but the person who ordered it loved it. Calamari was not it at all. Everything else, from burger to pasta dishes, were a hit.
  29. D

    Daisy

    Palm Springs

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Although it was too noisy to talk over lunch, the fine service provided by the staff was at such a high level of hospitality, we accepted the noise, and enjoyed our food without too much talk. Our waitperson, Mary, was particularly the best we have seen lately in Palm Springs. Mary was warm, attentive to our special requests, and Mary had good knowledge of the entire menu and the wine list, which enabled her to guide us to the best choices. Thank you, Mary!!
  30. m

    mcmdkdd

    Los Angeles

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and outstanding service provided by Ricky. Entree selections were pepperoni pizza , mushroom burger, checa pasta with chicken, pasta with shrimp, steak with truffle fries. Desert included cotton candy, tiramisu, and butter cake. Everything was fresh and delicious.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of town friends visiting. Had to stop by for lunch.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all respect
  33. CG

    CaliforniaGran

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a refreshing experience at Lulus and we enjoyed every minute of it. Our server, Salvador was amazing, the food was good and the ambiance was calming and relaxing. This is a beautiful restaurant and we have been here a few times. We look forward to dining here again.
  34. CR

    CoreyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very professional staff! My daughters loved it. Can’t remember the servers name but she was very on top of everything! Will def be coming back on our trips to the desert!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch, the prix fixe was fabulous
  36. D

    Duckie

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    This place has gone downhill quickly in the last year and a half since I was there. Food quality and prices are okay, but the ambiance and service were horrible. Our waiter was obviously high and tried to be funny to disguise it. He messed up our order, but never apologized.
  37. TP

    ThomasP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Our server was amazing, so wanna be sure that this is not a reflection of her. This is truly one of the worst meals I’ve ever had. The food was horrendous- poor quality and just terrible. My turkey burger came out cold with a square of unmelted cheese on top and the coleslaw was foul. Our salads were teeny and wilted and the cheese crisp literally tasted like soap. For a PS staple, they need to step up their game. So much potential, but needs a massive overhaul.
  38. JH

    JeffH

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve eaten here many times The prices have risen dramatically and the prefix menu is gone Food is still good Service was excellent We had Jasmine as our server!
  39. r

    rwmartin

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is unique, and has a lot of offerings. The food was excellent. The flavors were great. Our order was placed and was very quickly prepared and ready to eat.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Chicken Picatta. It was outstanding and service was exceptional. My spouse had the meat loaf. We will 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

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

FAQs

Lulu California Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Lulu California Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 327-5858.

Lulu California Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 4933 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 35 times today
Google Map for Lulu California Bistro

200 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Arenas Road

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4 PM to 9 PM. Street parking available all day on East Palm Canyon, excluding Thursday night Village Fest. Free parking garage parking available 24/7 located on Baristo rd and Indian Canyon.

  • Public transit

    Sunline public transit drop off and pick up on Indian Canyon Near Ramon Rd. Buzz Bus is a free transit option available Thursday through Sunday from 12PM to 10 PM.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 327-5858

  • Catering

    Lulu Catering & Events is a multi-talented team second to none— combining innovative ideas and culinary excellence. We’re famous for creating memorable events, always with the highest standard of quality. We're the most reliable, award-winning catering and event company in the desert. For inquiries, please visit catering.lulupalmsprings.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Lulu’s mezzanine level dining rooms can be arranged to suit the needs of your private party with seating available from 15 to 500 guests. With top-notch food and service, custom menus, beautiful décor and excellent audio/video equipment, we make dreams come true. For inquiries, please call Lulu at 760-327-5858, or email inhouseevents@lulups.com.

  • Private party contact

    Ariana Meza: (760) 413-9636

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