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Lavender Bistro

78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
760-564-5353
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Ranked #8 of 100 restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Desert Club Drive
Description: 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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English first
New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Wow, this was our favorite restaurant in the Palm Springs area. The food is delicious and the patio dining is lovely. Book a table on the patio if you are going.

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La Quinta, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As a year round local I recommend Lavender Bistro often. Come a little early and enjoy the fireside lounge for an intimate cocktail then enjoy dinner on one of the best patios in the valley! And the food will not disappoint, I especially like the seafood appetizers and the apple tart!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Upscale food, service and atmosphere. Not inexpensive but you will pay more for less at most other places trying to be what these folks are.

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La Quinta, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food, service atmosphere is wonderful . Eat on the patio with the twinkling lights. I had the Chilean Sea Bass. It was fabulous .

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La Quinta, CA USA
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Spring is the perfect time of year to enjoy Lavender Bistro. The nights are warm and the patio setting is quiet and relaxing with music to accompany dinner. There are specialties of the chef on a daily basis and the wine list is reasonably priced.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

While not an actual sentence, the above 3 words describe my experience at Lavender Bistro. I had the seafood linguine that was fantastic. The variety of seafoods was exceptional. The sauce that was prepared with it set of the freshness of the seafood without overpowering it. The portion size was spot on...enough to satisfy, not enough to over do. I... More

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Halifax, NS
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The patio is wonderland-like, with white lights in the trees. I was there in January and the heaters are excellent, they keep you toasty warm. In March, it was lovely. Food is simply excellent. I am from Atlantic Canada and I ordered the mussels and they were better than what I have ever had at home! The next time I... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Lavender Bistro is one of the pretties restaurants I have been to. The food is fantastic, but the beauty and the service. Outstanding! George, is the best!

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Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went with two other couples The reservation was specifically made for outside but it was not to be. After much discussion finally we were given our outside table amongst tall palms all lit with fairy lights. Just beautiful . The service was not great and the food was ordinary They also have a Pianist who sings but not very... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We chose Lavender to celebrate our 47th anniversary because we had good recommendations from friends. Unfortunately our dining experience was awful and I would not recommend this restaurant. As this was a special occasion we reserved well in advance and on the day staff called and asked us to come in three quarters of an hour earlier as they had... More

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