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Lavender Bistro

78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
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Ranked #9 of 101 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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
Laguna Hills, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Food was quite good-not completely outstanding, but good. Service was very nice. The patio seating is superb and worth the expense of the menu. The service is quite good-not overly friendly, but quite professional.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lavender's is always one of our favorites. Ambiance is the best in Palm Springs for outside dining. This past dinner all the food was outstanding except for my steak, I ordered well done fries they made the steak well done instead of rear then forgot to bring a new steak back to me. The other three guest thoroughly enjoyed their... More

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Surrey, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Lavender Bistro on Monday evening (Nov. 10th, 2014) - it was fabulous! First of all the setting is so beautiful, we sat out on the patio and it was magical. We shared the beet salad to start and it was delicious. For the main course my husband ordered the sole and I had... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

HOWEVER, we arrived with reservations on a Monday at 7:15 to celebrate an upcoming birthday. I had made a note on Open Table that this was a birthday event. We were seated in a very busy high traffic area for the wait/bus staff. Water arrived promptly with bread. The butter was still frozen and the hummus was horrible looking &... More

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La Quinta, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food and service is excellent. Fine dining at a reasonable price. Service is very good and the outside seating is preferential. Nice bar area also.

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Port Aransas, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautiful place with indoor and outdoor seating. Great menu. There were four of us and we each had something different, and we were all happy! I'm vegetarian.....had a wonderful roasted pumpkin and squash soup with a great roasted beet salad. There was a mussel pot, a seafood special, and crab leg dinner, but they have meat dishes also. The service... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

An on-the-road birthday celebration with friends made us go looking for an interesting menu for our European guests. The bistro didn't disappoint with their on-line menu items plus the specials made it hard to select but all diners went directly to the fish (tartar) and as well for the entrée ... I didn't buy the wine but the selection is... More

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We come down to the desert from Lake Oswego, Oregon home to escape the rain, and we have always enjoyed our experience when we come here. The patio atmosphere is charming, and there is always a birthday, anniversary or something happening around you. We were there on a Saturday... So they had a musician that really had a nice voice,... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The live entertainment added to the lovely ambiance in the large outdoor dining room filled with trees and sparkling lights. We began with cocktails, which were well made, and enjoyed the Thursday evening prime rib special, seared ahi tuna, flatiron steak with truffle fries and salmon. The portions were large and the accomnpaniments were as well cooked as the mains.... More

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Stillwater MN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Lavender Bistro is a special place. The courtyard area is unlike any other - trees dressed in twinkling white lights, white tablecloths, live music. It's just plain romantic! Though dressing up is not required, you just feel like you want to look your best because it is such a special place. Lots of anniversary and birthdays must be celebrated... More

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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  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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, Californian

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