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Lavender Bistro

78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
760-564-5353
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Ranked #8 of 99 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
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
Stillwater MN
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

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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Roseville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Love this place for the lounge happy hour and the dining patio for special occasions. Love the ahi tacos!!!

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La Quinta, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I live in La Quinta part of the year, I guess I am somewhat a local. The service is very good and the patio is lovely. I wouldn't rate this restaurant fit for a foodie, but give it an A for outdoor dining experience. The Happy Hour is excellent in the bar area and the food is good!

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Indio, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I love the food, service and the atmosphere. It is hot now so we could not sit outside. We love the patio when it is cooler. The curtained tables along the back wall of the patio our wonderful with their chandeliers. My favorite dish is the Lobster Salad. It is parpared similar to Tavern On the Green in New York... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

LOVELOVELOVE -this is my most favorite restaurant in Palm Springs! totally romantic, totally unique.

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Friends wanted to provide a special thank-you gift to my wife & I so, although they were not in the area at the same time, they set us up at their favourite restaurant in the valley - Lavender Bistro, La Quinta. It was indeed a real treat - great meal, super setting in the patio area, and excellent service throughout.... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A French bistro in La Quinta is most appreciated dining outside on their patio or in one of their cozy cabanas. The atmosphere is reminiscent of an old time soiree with the lights, the foliage, and the glow of outdoor lighting...all perfect for a warm evening matched with a sole guitarist entertaining you. The inside of the restaurant is somewhat... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

This is our go to place for special nights out, entertaining, bringing out of town guests, and it's never, ever let us down. Music is great as well. In cooler months, ask for the cabanas for privacy.

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Essenbach
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had dinner at the Lavender Bistro in May 2014. It was a very hot day. The restaurant (inside) was pretty cold. The aircon was working full steam and you could almost see the snow coming down. We decided to sit outside where a number of fans were in operation. We don't blame the restaurant for the weather. Staff was... More

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

Lavenders is our favorite go to place in La Quinta. The outdoor patio with live music lets you know you are in a comfortable atmosphere. The food is consistently good. Only draw back is the lack of change to the menu.

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