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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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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  • 87
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 16
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Jewel of a Find

I canno think of enough good things to say to describe adequately the quality of the service and meal that we experienced here. It was quaint and elegant and the wine list was more than adequate. We had such a tough time deciding on an entree that we ordered several appetizers and wines to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Ocean City, Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Ocean City, Maryland
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I canno think of enough good things to say to describe adequately the quality of the service and meal that we experienced here. It was quaint and elegant and the wine list was more than adequate. We had such a tough time deciding on an entree that we ordered several appetizers and wines to go with each (since we were... More 

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La Quinta
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lavender has a wonderful patio for al fresco dining when the evenings are nice and cool. During the summer there is a great happy hour in the bar area. The food here is always good, service is friendly, and the atmosphere is great!

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Indio, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were first taken here by friends for happy hour and have been back on multiple occasions. The happy hour is great with a very nice menu selection and excellent cocktails. Their by-the-glass wine selection is reasonably good. The dining area on the patio is wonderful, though by summer it gets pretty hot and the standing fans don't add much... More 

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Cloverdale, CA
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was fresh and we'll presented. The service was excellent. There is a lovely patio for outside dining, but temperature was too hot at the time we dined.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were referred to Lavender Bistro by a friend, who visits everytime she's in La Quinta. It was a Sunday night, and there were maybe 4 other tables full in the restaurant. It seemed as if we missed the rush. Our server was great, although the service itself was a little slow. It seemed that many servers were standing around,... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went for a romantic dinner, but didn't really have a special time above normal. Service was attentive, but to the point of staff loitering in the dining room whispering to each other. We both got the flank steak and it was really uninspired. Pile of meat, pile of spinach, pile of fries, slice of shriveled tomato. Decor is pretty,... More 

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Bay Area
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648 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

4½* Lavender Bistro La Quinta One of the most romantic places in the desert Located in an old home that has several dining areas and lounges plus a wonderful outdoor dining area Very nice happy hour; great bar service by Anita Super friendly staff e.g., Christian Good appetizers e.g., fries Delish house bread Nice rack of lamb Tasty desserts Nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The patio setting is beautiful, the food excellent and server was very attentive. We had a wonderful dinner and would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Newport Beach, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Menu was great. Food was excellent. Lovely patio with lights on the trees, nice warm night.. Ambiance was A+. Only negative comment was that they had a separate bar menu and all inclusive menu which included ahi fish tacos. I asked to have those a la carte and was told they were not available except on the specific menus offered.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Had a great dinner. Ahi tartare tacos, rack of lamb, cooked perfectly and a trio of desserts. Delicious! Wonderful patio with a live musician. It was not too loud and added to the ambiance. Servers were excellent, with the small exception of one server swearing under his breath at another in Spanish. Umm...a lot of people speak Spanish!

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Additional Information about Lavender Bistro

Address: 78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
Phone Number: 760-564-5353
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: French, American

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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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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