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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 199
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 15
    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
50th Birthday Celebration

My high expectations for a special family dinner for my 50th birthday were exceeded with excellent service (warm, friendly and attentive), beautiful atmosphere sitting outside surrounded by trees wrapped in white lights,, good music and delicious food. What a memorable evening the five of us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
SusanWD2015
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Indio, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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347 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Indio, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My high expectations for a special family dinner for my 50th birthday were exceeded with excellent service (warm, friendly and attentive), beautiful atmosphere sitting outside surrounded by trees wrapped in white lights,, good music and delicious food. What a memorable evening the five of us enjoyed! The restaurant was quite busy as it was Saturday night before Mother's Day and... More 

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La Quinta, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We live in LQ and La so imagine our high expectations for Mothers Day 2015 at Lavenders. Mussels, awful. My steak? Prepared CHEWY WELL well done, not medium. We had to watch each other eat. All this for $160 for the two of us. Wines were unremarkable, instead of a bottle, somehow there was a disconnect and we had 5... More 

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La Quinta, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is truly a Gem and a must if your planning a trip to the desert. Even if your not staying in La Quinta this will be worth the drive. Make sure you get a table under the canopy of beautiful trees. They also have a wonderful "Happy Hour" located in the lounge or bar area, on cool nights in... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our favorite place. Great atmosphere, the new menu gives you plenty of choices. The calamari salad is to die for! You won't be disappointed. The music is a great plus!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Lovely atmosphere. Wonderful outdoor terrace. It was particularly hot with an inadequate number of fans or Misting. Four different meals all well served & very good. Prices are reasonable for a luxury restaurant. Very nice server.

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Irvine, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Sometimes the Lavender Bistro delivers....but not always. Tonight it failed. The waiter was "snotty", service excruciatingly slow and while the food was a solid B+, it's usually better.....disappointing for sure

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Palm Desert, California, USA
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46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

There are lots of good restaurants in the desert but only a few really exceptional ones. Lavender Bistro is one of the best of the best, one of our favorites, a frequent stop and my choice for my birthday dinner. We had a great evening there recently on the lovely patio with soft lights and soft music that create a... More 

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La Quinta, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We decided to try Lavendar Bistro i La Quinta, Ca, based on reviews and some friends opinion. It was definitely one of our worst dining experiences in a long time. The service was awful and our waiter, Reggie was very inattentive. We were four diners and we each ordered something different. Needless to say we were all disappointed. Would never... More 

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Idaho
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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

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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?