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La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253 (Washington Street)
+1 760-360-5991
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La Quinta, California
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a week after Christmas, it was the only time 10 of us could all meet at the Cliff House. As always the cocktails were great along with a outstanding wine list. I can not recall what everyone had for dinner but there was not one complaint at the table. I would highly recommend the Cliff House to anyone

Thank Rich G
San Jose, California
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141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous service, excellent accommodations,terrific food, great value, multiple rooms...Everything you need at this bar and restaurant. Our favorite destination in the area. You can't go wrong here. Exceeded our expectations once again by accomplishing our latte group on short notice

Thank LenKinSanJose
La Quinta, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Try this local bar restaurant for a great time and great food! You won't be disappointed with the atmosphere & service is top !!

Thank jayneraeburn
La Quinta, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! The place is very charming. It is built on the top a hill with a fantastic view of the valley.

Thank Ron S
Northville, Michigan
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was recommended by concierge at the JW Marriott. I should begin by stating the setting is very nice and the meals were better than average. The problem was with the most easily controlled function - people. We are not Californians but we know LA and, particularly, Palm Springs are not late night locations. However we had 8:00 reservations and could... More 

Thank nvilletraveler
kipp d, Owner at La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar, responded to this review

i read your review of the Cliffhouse on Trip Advisor and was disappointed in our performance. no excuses, we blew it. a dining experience should be a long distance race not a sprint. although you were dining late by desert standards there was no reason for us to push you along so staff could go home early particularly since you... More 

La Quinta, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were delighted with our dinner at the Cliffhouse on Christmas Eve. It was very busy, but the service and food were terrific. We will be back!

Thank William M
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153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have a prior review from late 2014 for the Cliffhouse where we had a very disappointing experience. Following that review I was contacted, via TripAdvisor, by Kipp D. who identified himself as the owner and who invited a private contact for some form of compensation. I promptly contact him, as requested, and he never replied. On reviewing another part... More 

kipp d, Owner at La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar, responded to this review

my apologies for not getting back to you in 2014. could you refresh my memory of the problem you had, your full name and mailing address and i will send you a gift card for your future use. i am glad this visit was positive and happy you came back even though i had not come through with a promise.... More 

North California
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149 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk up the outside stairs along the rocks to find a very lively bar, outdoor seating and large restaurant. They offer a very good happy hour menu with reasonable prices. $5 for a glass of decent wine and a large variety of appetizers & small plates. Beware - the bar can be a very busy place with a lot of... More 

Thank VicksVaporRub
Battleford, Canada
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265 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Happy hour starts at 3:30 and if one isn't there by 3:45 one will have to wait. However, the wait is worth it. Great staff. Great food. Great ambiance.

Thank Reklaw252
Los Angeles, California
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200 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner with friends from Canada, who had this reservation. We got there around 7pm and it was dark, so,there is no great views as they have in the summer. We were put in a back room that was warm and if wasn't for our waitress the event probably wouldn't have gone well. Food was good, drinks were better.... More 

Thank William C

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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$30 - US$31
American, Bar
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-360-5991
From the moment you approach the 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 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 historic ranch house ambiance complete with a massive fireplace, expansive windows and rustic beamed ceilings creates a warm welcoming environment from which to gaze at the magnificent mountains, share a meal and conversation and stay awhile. 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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?