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78-250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
760-360-5991
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Ranked #3 of 99 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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English first
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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361 reviews 361 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful customer outing at the Cliff House. The restaurant is built right into the mountainside. Our party of 12 was seated in an outside private dining area. We were nested between the restaurant and the mountain. The service was excellent and friendly. Biff, the manager, made sure the night was special. The selection of wines was very... More

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Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful restaurant sitting up on a giant rock lite up at night. Very friendly staff! The food was the star here though! Everything was so good and memorable, can't wait to go back!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Cliffhouse has the best staff, hands down. They're formal, but friendly and playful! We had such a great experience and the food was amazing!

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La Quinta, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We have heard about the Cliffhouse ever since we started coming to the desert and every time we would drive past it we would say " we should go to the Cliffhouse sometime." Well we finally went and I'm so disappointed to think of all the wonderful evenings we've missed by not going sooner! We sat outside on the patio... More

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new hartford ct.
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is actually the second time my wife and I have had dinner here. The food, drinks, and service are top shelf. Parking is a little tough. Especially when it's packed. Nice bar area also.

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Palm Desert, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went Saturday night to pre-celebrate my husband's birthday. The HHM was expansive and very reasonable. He had the hamburger and it was "huge and delicious with the skinny fries" that he loves. Will definitely go back very soon.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Cliffhouse in La Quinta has a great menu. They have a really nice bar with indoor and outdoor seating. Menu has a nice variety. Love their salmon! The restaurant is nestled up against a small mountain just off of Hwy. 111 west of Washington. Valet parking and they have an elevator to get to the elevated restaurant if you... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food was good, but not spectacular. Prices were reasonable -- both on the dinner and wine menus. The location is just beautiful. The views from the main dining room are breathtaking especially at dusk before the sun sets. I would recommend an early arrival. Ambiance is five stars, but food quality isn't. Go anyway!

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La Quinta, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place seats well over 200 but feels like an intimate restaurant with lots of rooms and outside venues, The food is good, prices reasonable and service is excellent. Their happy hour is legendary for quality and good prices. A bit noisy for a business dinner but great with friends

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been to the Cliffhouse several times for their early specials and we were never disapointed.

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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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