SO.PA at L'Horizon Resort and Spa

4.4
488 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Decadent, refined, and intimate, SO•PA offers a unique alfresco dining experience. Join us for dinner in an intimate outdoor setting under the stars as Michelin Star awarded Chef Michael Hung presents the seasonally enticing menu. Your elegant, yet relaxed evening includes world class cocktails and a sophisticated yet approachable wine cellar curated by our in house Wine Spectator awarded Sommelier . You won't want to miss an aperitif or digestif at our exclusive fire pit and poolside bar. L'Horizon Resort and SOPA is an Adults only destination by reservation only. VALET is COMPLIMENTARY
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RaymondG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

The food was very fancy and I was expecting very good close to Michelin quality food. The food came out cold…not just one thing. Each thing we ordered came out cold. Flavors were good enough but it was very fancy and not executed well in my opinion. Has the potential to be amazing. Unfortunately the waiter didn’t know the menu very well or how to explain things and management was not interested in correcting the issues. Mind you we were the first people there for the evening. Ambience was amazing. Very beautiful intimate and romantic. Everything else was awful

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was good. Not great. Always been a fan. Will keep coming back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Quite possibly perfection.

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1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new couples get away . The food was beautiful the drinks were perfect and the overall ambiance was amazing . We WILL BE BACK . Even the Valet person took a few empty cups from the car . So thoughtful.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

A bit over rated - and definitely not Michelin deserving. Extremely slow service. And the food, while good, wasn’t particularly differentiated. Needs a bit of a reboot.

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vipMikeC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

this was my favroite retaturat pre covid. But after a year and a half and supposed rework - the food was not the same quality. flattened quail, cold pork tenderloin - just sort of mediocre for a 5 star.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Space is incredible- food was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Romantic spot but food not very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was sooo good.
Lovely setting cozy yet hip

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vipLive2eat
Cleveland
60 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, Emily’s service was outstanding! Food was excellent.

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vipPhilly
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience for our Christmas Eve dinner.

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vipFoodISFun
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was amazing. The duck breast was excellent, as were the halibut and braised lamb.
The service was that of a five star restaurant and atmosphere was very enchanting. A couple items, while extremely delicious, were a bit pricey. But we enjoyed the splurge.

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vipusmc178
Palm Springs
71 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This new chef is great. We started with Dungeness Crab Vol au Vent, then had the Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin and Pan Roasted Seabass followed by dessert: Vahlrona Chocolate Mousse and Apple and Almond Galette all were great. The first time I have had all courses turn out great. We will be returning

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there for our wedding anniversary and was not disappointed. We'll be back again - everything from the service to the atmosphere to the food was sublime.

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vipGregP
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and inventive cuisine. Chic surroundings and just the right amount of service from staff. Looking forward to our next meal here.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful spot.

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vipFromOrlando59
Andorra
93 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Run, don't walk, to the best restaurant experience in Palm Springs... by far. It's hard to explain, but every aspect of the meal was wonderful.

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vipOliver1boy
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a part time resident of the area I believe I have experienced most all of the local restaurants. My dinner was superb. The setting is near impossible to match. The menu great. Service impeccable.

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BradL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

While the ambiance was very nice, the food was quite mediocre.

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vipDeserted
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t understand all of the bad reviews. We had a perfect evening. Great and courteous service, delicious food, vegan options, nice wine list, and we were there for about 2 .5 hours. Could not have been batter

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architectfoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food was matched by the outstanding service. This was one of dinners I have had in a long time. The grilled octopus appetizer was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

I contemplated cancelling my reservation after reading some of these reviews - including from earlier in the day. I decided to give it a go - that was the wrong decision. The most redeeming quality of this restaurant is the atmosphere. The restaurant is GROSSLY understaffed. There are 2 waitresses and 2 bus staff running around trying to take care of the entire place. It doesn’t appear that they are assigned specific tables because one took a drink
order and never returned and the other took the food order and never returned. The bus kids delivered the food and asked to refill water and kept apologizing for what they obviously recognize as a flawed system. There is zero prep work done for the service. They have the bus kid switching out gas tanks on heat lamps while you are trying to eat with guests complaining that they smell propane. The least helpful and most clueless of all is the cocky manager who is also filling in as the host. He’s rude and condescending and real in to telling you what a lovely time he thinks you are having. It’s a long wait for everything. My drink arrived after my first course. That was the only drink I was offered the entire meal. The food is mediocre - certainly not good enough to make you forgive the complete disarray of the service. Don’t waste your time.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was the worst experience/service I have had at what is supposed to be an upscale restaurant. We were greeted with a glass of champagne, which was very nice, but it was all downhill from there. We were sat at our table which took about 15 minutes even though we had reservations. We wait about 15 more minutes and finally got water. 20 minutes into this we told the hostess our waiter had not yet come to our table. She apologized and I assumed went the find him or her. No one can. 40 minutes into our wait another guest approached our table and asked if they had taken our order. We said no that we had been seated for 40 minutes and had not even had a drink order taken. He said the same thing said he was furious and ready to walk out, we concurred. Then we noticed another couple also asking about their waiter. A waiter finally came to another table so we along with the other guest asked if he could take our order? His response was that he was not our waiter and he would check,. He disappeared and we continued to wait a few more minutes. It was at this point we decided to just leave. We asked the bus person for our check for the water. She apologized and said no charge. We got up and left and wished the other guest luck getting served. We don’t know if they left as well but he did say who was about ready to. I did read the reviews about this restaurant before reserving and this poor service was mentioned. There were also other better reviews so I gave it a shot. I should have gone with the reviews. Suggest you look into another place for dinner because these people have some serious customer issues that need working out.

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vipLydia
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This is a beautiful space with a great looking menu unfortunately we were disappointed.

We were met with a complimentary glass of Champaign very nice. The space is beautiful. The drinks were delicious and unique.

The disappointment came with the food. We shared the barrata appetizer which looked lovely but was so bland and tasteless. For our entrees my partner had the fish which was very good. I had the gnocchi which was raw and swimming is a tasteless broth. The server was very nice but seemed to be overwhelmed as we rarely saw him. No one ever checked on us after we got our food. When they came for our plates finally I sent mine back uneaten.

The waiter came to take our desert order without acknowledging the returned entree. When I told him about it he told me he would take it off the check. We had the chocolate desert which was very pretty. We substituted the ice cream for raspberry sorbet which was not good.

No manager or chef ever came to inquire about what had happened and we waited a very long time for the check.

This is Modernism Week and Valentines weekend. I would think you would use this as the time to shine but it seemed they were understaffed and overwhelmed.

This is a beautiful space with a very creative looking menu. I really want to love this place and will come again. I hope our next experience lives up to the potential.

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LusikG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Limited dinner menu options. Current menu dishes need refinement.

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vipBeckyB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had dinner here on Valentine’s Day- which was just a fluke because we happened to be on vacation on Valentine’s Day. We made the reservation about a month in advance not even noticing the date. Our experience reconfirmed why we never go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day!

The ambience and food was impeccable- met our high standards of the place. But the service was SO slow- our dinner was 3.5 hours! I am all for relaxing on vacation but this was a bit extreme. There was a number of silly experiences like a bus girl running into our table and spilling a bottle of water on us, and then our entrees arrived before the course before it. We observed many couples asking for the manager to complain about the slow pace of the meal. The place was clearly NOT running smoothly that night. And then to top it off, the bill was super expensive since it was a prix fixe menu. Unfortunately this experience has tarnished our memory of this special place- we will not be back anytime soon.

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vipCurtisC
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, menu and service...and perfect portion size!

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GLADG
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My overall score is a 4/5 because most of this outdoor restaurant floor is gravel. I live here in the desert but when I go to a high end restaurant I dress up and wear heels, and the one thing I don't want to do is mess up my heel while walking on gravel.

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vipDianeA
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely, hard to find spot. Google sent us to the wrong place andnI had to call the restaurant. Sign was poorly lit as well. Garden is very nice, romantic. But we were only one if three tabkes on a Wed night. Menu on their website is not the same as the prix fix, a very good value at $65 pp, that we ordered. So maybe they need to update their web info. The Mont Blanc dessert and short ribs are to die for.

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TomS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was extraordinary!! The food was perfection, the service flawless and the atmosphere was inviting and chic! The best!!!

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Elspeth
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had, I cannot rave about the dishes enough. The following night I went to another restaurant, looked at the menu, and without hesitation was welcomed back at So.Pa. I had the venison carpaccio, scallops and panna cotta on the first night and on my return had burrata and just had to have the scallops again. Definitely the highlight of my stay in Palm Springs. PS: Nick (the server) is knowledgable, helpful, warm and a delight. Thanks everyone, not forgetting the two chefs, at So. Pa. Au revoir.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The setting was stunning, service excellent, however the food was unremarkable. I ordered sea bass for $42. It was about the size of a deck of cards with 3 pieces of fried zucchini flower and a teaspoon of some sort of hummus thing, no greens, no bueno. My date had eggplant that tasted like shoe leather.

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vipMJRMT1
Montana
66 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot recently discovered! Food & service were second to none!

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vipBBinPS
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bring out-of-town guests here. It’s like eating in someone’s private garden. The menu is limited, but excellent. The service is exceptionally good.

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vipLisaM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful courtyard with romantic lighting - excellent food!

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vipScott
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Third or fourth time there. This time, by far, the most ridiculously small portions and expensive. I don't mind expensive if the food is good.....but we spend a small fortune and left hungry. Won't be going back.

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vipJonT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We loved the ambiance and the food, unfortunately the service was bad! Our waiter seemed rushed and unattentive, and unfortunately it was not a good experience service wise. More training of the waiters is needed.

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vipDennis1983
Denver
62 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Love the ambiance. Food and service are superb. 😀

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MelanieW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience5

We've eaten here before and the food has been great both times. However, the ownership cut back the staff to TWO people who are trying to run the restaurant and the front desk of the hotel. Truly horrible service experience. I really felt bad for the two guys. One couple finally got up and left after just throwing some money on the table. Drinks were coming after portions of the meal, we had to go find someone to get our check, then they couldn't run a split bill, then we had to go track down where our credit cards were, and then they told us they couldn't provide a receipt of any kind. The ownership of this establishment owes everyone who ate there that night a redo. Very sad because this is a beautiful spot for dinner.

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vipSnottychef
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Experience was very good. Service excellent food was flavourful - the portion on the chicken roulade was tiny however

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SO.PA at L'Horizon Resort and Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 323-1858.

SO.PA at L'Horizon Resort and Spa is rated 4.4 stars by 488 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.