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78-250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
760-360-5991
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Ranked #2 of 101 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $31
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Washington Street
Description: From the moment you approach the Cliffhouse you are surrounded by the dramatic sights and sounds of this desert destination. Jutting from a massive rock outcropping above the desert floor the Cliffhouse is renowned for its spectacular views across the valley and providing a lively, casual destination to enjoy a menu of American classics with innovative preparations focused on premium steaks and seafood at great prices. The historic ranch house ambiance complete with a massive fireplace, expansive windows and rustic beamed ceilings creates a warm welcoming environment from which to gaze at the magnificent mountains, share a meal and conversation and stay awhile. The menu highlights vibrant flavors from the valley along with a generous selection of fresh fish and seafood. The wine list has been thoughtfully chosen to complement the food and provide reasonably priced selections including rare and limited bottles.
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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A great night!, the food was excellent, the view is great and the ambience is just what the doctor ordered.

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Palm Springs, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here for a happy hour with friends. We sat outside on a marvelous patio, the wait staff was extremely attentive. Many of us started with the beet salad, which was exceptional. I had the tuna appetizer and it was a perfect portion size. My fiends enjoyed their perfectly prepared medium rare hamburgers. The wine list was very extensive... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

One of the best restaurants we have been to in the entire country(we live on the east coast). If you are in Palm Springs, go there!

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Arizona
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155 reviews 155 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

If you want to take advantage of the 2-course Sunset Dinner for $19.95, call ahead to confirm the hour it is offered. We dined on Tuesday, November 18, and checked the web site before making on line reservations for 5:30. Instead of 5 to 6, the menu showed the hour as 4:30 to 5:30. Luckily, we were seated a few... More

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Park City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Location and food/menu. It was a very well rounded menu...something for everyone and a great wine list.

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California
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1,227 reviews 1,227 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This restaurant is fun, and it has a great view. Happy hour booze prices are great. I really find this restaurant to be more of a bar that happens to serve food.

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Coachella Valley
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I love this place. The dinner on Veterans day was outstanding. I ordered the Sea Bass and it was cooked perfectly, just the way I like it. All the sides we ordered were terrific. And the dessert, "Cliffhouse Pie", is out of this world. The Happy Hour is a terrific bargain. Special drinks and a bar menu at great prices,... More

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Miami, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We like to go for their Happy hour which is special. It is elevated with a view, excellent decor and great service. Even though it is bright and cheerful it filled up to the brim. They have a special menu for happy hour with a wonderful selection and super prices for the Desert Region.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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210 reviews 210 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We dined her on a whim and I'm so glad we did! We sat outside on the patio which was really unique right next to the "cliff". It can get chilly at night and we were appreciative of the heaters on the patio. The ambiance was pretty formal with white table cloths, but not stuffy. The menu is really only... More

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UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had read about this place on Trip and decided to give it a try. On arrival the bar area was packed so we sat outside at the back of the restaurant with the fantastic background of the rocky hill and waterfall. It seemed silly to go for anything other than the 'Sunset Supper' 2 course menu, and while the... More

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Additional Information about Cliffhouse

Address: 78-250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone Number: 760-360-5991
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  La Quinta
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 31
Cuisine: American

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