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Cliffhouse

78-250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
760-360-5991
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Ranked #2 of 98 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
California
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stayed the weekend in Indian Wells. The hotel recommended The Cliffhouse. We arrived around 8:30 pm. We had salmon and mussels. Both dishes were excellent. I did not like the wine I ordered and the server did not hesitate to remove the charge.

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Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very good food fantastic service very picturesque. Potato soup was delicious. Roasted beet salad fantastic. The special was braised pork. Very good

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You've got to go here for Happy Hour. The fish tacos are fantasic, and the service is great! They have an extensive menu, and it's all good.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate at the bar during Happy Hour where you can get a couple of dollars off of your meal. Service was spotty at best. Ribs were good, mashed potatoes runny and the meatloaf rare. When I mentioned it to the bartender, he didn't seem concerned at all. I may return as the ambience/view at a bar table is probably... More

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very busy and will have to wait for a seat outdoors for happy hour. You can also sit indoors, the bar is usually packed.

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Indian Wells, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The ambience is fantastic as are the cocktails!! lovely location. Great Happy Hour too with a delightful choice of foods and drinks.

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

One of the nicest restaurant in La Quinta, Ca. We went for dinner with three children age 4-12 it was great for us as well as the children. Their menu was not you usual meal they offer kids, a nice chicken breast, gourmet Mac Cheese. We had there short ribs and it did not disappoint. The staff are efficient and... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Rated #2 in the area by tripadvisor was good enough for me and my friends to give it a try. We all agreed the location, the service, the choices and most importantly the food was #1. Pricey to be sure, but you get what you pay for and the Cliffhouse is worth ever penny. My green salad with nuts and... More

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Palm Desert, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For our one year anniversary my girlfriend wanted me to choose a restaurant, so I picked Cliffhouse. As a local it has been one of my favorites for the occasional special places to eat since it opened. The place was relatively busy for a summer night, we had reservations and were seated quickly. We were seated at a table looking... More

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Oshkosh, WI
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

4-6:30 Saturday.... happy hr with specials on drinks and early dinner. Had the beef short ribs. Like beef pot roast with beets, carrots & mashed potatoes. Beef was soooo tender. Carrots a little hard for me but a great portion of meat. Be sure to ask for the bread basket if they don't bring it. Superb attentive staff. 3 people... More

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