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Cafe Des Beaux-arts

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73640 El Paseo Ste 1, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4340 (Larkspur)
+1 760-346-0669
08:00 - 21:00
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Collingwood, Canada
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92 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at noon on a Sunday and it was very busy, although there wasn't a wait for a table (left Wilma & Frieda's due to 1.5 hour wait). The server was a bit frazzled, the wait for food was long and one person was left waiting for their meal while ours got cold because we wouldn't start without her.... More 

Thank A&BOakville
Mission Hills, Kansas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great corner restaurant on ritzy avenue but not overpriced. We met 2 other couples there and was not noisy or crowded. A French feeling with outdoor seating on the sidewalk. Make a reservation to guarantee seating..

Thank gasmith2016
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were sent here by the hotel concierge and told to make a booking - you will need one. We were seated on the side street side of the restaurant, would have preferred the main section but I think you need to be a regular or be lucky. Everything was excellent, the gazpacho, French onion soup, boeuf bourginonne, swordfish, crepes... More 

Thank Camiuk
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I saw this place on line and we went for lunch. The restaurant was full, but there were seats at the copper covered bar which is what we preferred anyway, so perfect. The bar tender was very attentive. I ordered the Turkey & Avocado on croissant which was perfect. The croissant was buttery and crunchy and it was great! MAD... More 

Thank CCandMAD
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely French sidewalk cafe on El Paseo in Palm Desert. Good food and good service. Live music on some nights.

Thank Chris J
Winnipeg, Canada
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint bustling restaurant great for people watching. Great food and service. Get there early for an outside table. Felt like we were in a cafe in Paris !

Thank Lorraine P
Montreal, Canada
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123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate there for dinner with friends for dinner. The food was average. Service was good. However, the reatuarant packs you in like sardines in a can, and it is quite noisy, and difficult to have a conversation with other people sitting across your table. The decor seems to be tired.

Thank SKAY18
Palm Springs, California
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always bustling cafe with wide assortment of seasonal specials, cosmopolitan in feel. If you don't listen to the (predominantly) English speakers around you, you would think you are in France! Food very good, prices reasonable for EL Paseo

Thank ali l
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this cafe, wide ranging menu, food better than expected and a bustling positive atmosphere that completed the experience nicely. This is more than just a place of good food, it has character, and ambiance so seldom found outside France. I'll certainly be back.

Thank ZapD
Oxnard, California
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153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had breakfast here and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had great service and the food: traditional eggs Bene, eggs bene with crab cake, crepe with chorizo, and omelet with Brie all great! Energetic and lively restaurant with a great location and atmosphere .

Thank Karenfar93035

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73640 El Paseo Ste 1, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4340
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-0669

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