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Lavender Bistro

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78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922 (Desert Club Drive)
+1 760-564-5353
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a great reputation as a fining dining experience. The inside "formal" dining area is not very big but has an intimate feel. It has a good size outdoor patio. After enjoying a cocktail, we began our meal by both ordering the French onion soup, it was very delicious. For my entrée, I ordered the Scottish salmon on... More 

Thank LarryH0322
Denton, Texas
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me just say , best place for dinner in La Quinta. It can get crowded and noisy in the bar area, but it's worth it. Waitresses can get busy, but they are polite and patient. Food was good. Our friends are regulars there.

Thank Hangar1
San Francisco, CA
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us had dinner here on January 7th for a friend's Birthday. The ambiance and food is excellent. The live musician was great, and played the guitar beautifully. The food was excellent. Between us we ordered salmon, filet, osso busco, NY steak and filet of sole. All were excellent. I had the onion soup as an appetizer and it... More 

Thank KimSanFrancisco
Temecula, California
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116 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a delicious chicken dish and my husband had the prime rib. The food was a little pricey but good. We would consider coming back back for a special occasion but not on an everyday regular type visit

Thank Hawaiianbee
Gainesville, Fl
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228 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very excited about dining here as the pictures look amazing. We were not disappointed, it is magical looking on the patio. We had a nice table and there was a gentleman playing music which was a lovely touch. We had the Tomato Bisque which was outstanding, and the Lavender Seasonal Salad which was bland in taste. I ordered... More 

Thank G8tors5
Denver, Colorado
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145 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone raves about Lavender so we decided to try it on a recent trip to the desert. We sat on the patio as it was a fairly warm night under the heat lamps and it was quite comfortable, I didn't get cold once! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the patio lights and lavender napkins in the wine glasses are... More 

Thank zoe6282
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had Christmas dinner here with family - were 10 of us, and so pleasantly surprised that service and food both wonderful on a holiday (not always the case). Was a prixe fixe dinner with 5-6 selections and good variety...I think our group tried them all and no one was disappointed. Food was served hot and service was attentive and... More 

Thank eileen4422
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330 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this place because we were with our octogenarian parents and we needed a place that is accessible and is not super loud. The Lavender Bistro had a reservation open on Christmas Eve and fit the bill. Not all of the reviews here were favorable and I now understand why. We were offered a table in a quiet room... More 

1 Thank pyegirl
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant offers a very pleasant Happy Hour with musical accompaniment that manages to maintain an intimate yet comfortable vibe. The food is a typical Happy Hour menu for this type of better casual desert eatery. Diners are given choices of appetizers, salads, and light entree dishes, as well as mixed drinks and house wines. Of course, a diner may... More 

Thank Tara R
La Quinta, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Patio dining is the best in the valley. Plenty of heaters for those cool nights and you can't beat the ambiance outside with lights in the trees and musician. Consistently good food and service. Fries often come out lukewarm, but are readily replaced with hot ones. Best tuna around!

Thank Susan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
    (Desert Club Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-5353
Experience Lavender Bistro. At Lavender we combine the finest meats and seafood with the freshest organic ingredients to create unforgettable dishes. Dine indoors in a warm, cozy atmosphere or on our stunning tree-lined patio. Lavender Bistro also prides itself on providing superb live music daily to set a warm and friendly atmosphere for you and your guests. For every occasion, to change the ordinary into extraordinary, come join us at Lavender Bistro, "the best kept secret of La Quinta", for a memorable dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?