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Lavender Bistro

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French, Californian
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78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922 (Desert Club Drive)
760-564-5353
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Experience Lavender Bistro. At Lavender we combine the finest meats and...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 195
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
one bad ooops!

It was a lovely evening on Monday 4/20, so we decided to have a date night with our daughter and son-in-law at Lavender Bistro. Arriving for an early seating on the patio. Piano music soon greeted us and the menu is broad with excellecnt choices. I ordered two items, one a fruit and cheese tray... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
KalicatID
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Idaho
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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339 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Idaho
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It was a lovely evening on Monday 4/20, so we decided to have a date night with our daughter and son-in-law at Lavender Bistro. Arriving for an early seating on the patio. Piano music soon greeted us and the menu is broad with excellecnt choices. I ordered two items, one a fruit and cheese tray, knowing we would all enjoy... More 

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City of Venice, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Food, atmosphere and service are all excellent. The outside patio is romantic and relaxing. Our 90 year old uncle is a real gourmet foodie. He has been coming here forever. We love everything about it.

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Indio, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Where to start? The service is wonderful, the surroundings and patio are stunning. I love walking in and seeing all the lovely lighting and those lavender napkins on the tables. The food is delicious! One of my favorite places here in the desert. Very romantic I always look forward going there. The dinner menu is very nice and the bar... More 

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Detroit, MI
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Enjoyed a nice Easter Brunch. Although we had reservations, we had to wait past our appointment time; at one point, we were advised that the table they had for us was either in the sun or inside - not optimal for such a nice holiday day - and the fact we had reservations. However, the bartender was very considerate and... More 

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Westminster, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The decor had splashes of lavender color throughout. Must be someone's favorite color. First the food - everything was delicious, tender, and juicy. The three of us each has a different meal so, of course I had to taste everything. My Sole was cooked to perfection. It was served on a bed of jasmine rice. The side veggies were fresh... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant so reservations are a must! We enjoyed an early dining hour and had a couple drinks and glasses of wine while we waited for dinner. The wine list was nice and mid priced and the salads good, and able to be split. The butter lettuce was exceptionally tasty I thought. The mussels just came... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Took our family of 5 there during spring break! It was perfect! Dinner was excellent! The service was 5 star. Ambiance magical with outdoor trees filled with white lights.So happy we were able to sit outside.Entertainment was an added touch. We love Arnold Palmer across the street but I think this may be our new favorite.

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Cochrane, Canada
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212 reviews 212 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Lavender is always busy and reservations are critical. Each time we have gone the food has been good but definitely expensive. Since it's so busy, it is also very noisy. This last time was definitely worse than other times. It would have been impossible for staff not to notice our distress. We should have mentioned it earlier.

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Rancho Palos Verdes
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lavender formerly was Augusta many years back. The entry and main dining area are more casual/sports bar now. The rear outdoor dining area is spectacular; exterior lights cast a special glow, great upbeat vibe, completely booked, excellent service, food and wine. We had the perfect size round table for the six of us (three couples). Definitely a return next year!

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Las Vegas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Love this restaurant! Beautiful outdoor dining area, live music and excellent food & service. Not to expensive for all that you get!

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Restaurant Details

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: 760-564-5353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?