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La Quinta Cliffhouse Bar and Lounge

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78-250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253 (Washington Street)
+1 760-360-5991
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3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: From the moment you approach the Cliffhouse you are surrounded by the...
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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    Very good
  • 50
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A restaurant to return to

After reviewing the online menu, 4 of us decided to give it a try. It had been a long time since we were there. All four were extremely satisfied. 2 ordered the copper river salmon prepared extremely well. My wife had the baked chicken breast. Extremely tender, presented on a sticky rice cake with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
edwarddoloresk
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Palm Desert, California
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  • Special occasions
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is always very crowded around the happy hour. They have great deals in the bar area for food and drinks during happy hour. If you go there during happy hour and the bar is full they will take your name and will get you in. The dining room is very nice and the menu has a good choice... More 

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La Q, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The barbeque ribs were so tender that they practically fell off the bones. The sauce makes a huge difference on spare ribs and this sauce was excellent. We have mostly eaten seafood here in the past due to their excellent capability in preparing seafood but I am glad that I decided to try the ribs. The service was good and... More 

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Palm Desert, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

After reviewing the online menu, 4 of us decided to give it a try. It had been a long time since we were there. All four were extremely satisfied. 2 ordered the copper river salmon prepared extremely well. My wife had the baked chicken breast. Extremely tender, presented on a sticky rice cake with a piquant sauce. I had the... More 

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La Quinta, California
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The fixed price menu is great value, many different specials each night of the week. The dining room is very elegant but the scenery from the patio is spectacular. Great place for a romantic dinner.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whenever we visit our home in the desert we make it a point to stop at the Cliffhouse in LaQuinta. The set up against the mountains, the staff are friendly and attentive and they have the best burgers and fish tacos in the bar. If you are up for more of a meal, the steaks are great in the dining... More 

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Indio, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The setting is not only fantastic but so is the food. I made reservations and would highly recommend it as the place filled up fast. You cannot make reservations for the happy hour but from the looks of it you must get there right after they open at 4:30 PM. The menu had some very good items on it to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This Hotel was very charming and the service was fantastic . Everyone is very helpful and It has some great food to choose from. If your ever near this hotel check it out as its affordable and not very upiddy at all. Great hilltop location considering your in the desert!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I took my husband there for his birthday last evening, and unfortunately left feeling disappointed. Going by first impressions, the setting outside is absolutely beautiful and it was this that first drew us to going there. Inside though, was a different matter. The decor was dated, dark and didn't live up to the quality of the outside. The food wasn't... More 

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kipp d, Owner at La Quinta Cliffhouse Bar and Lounge, responded to this review

i read your review on Trip Advisor regarding your disappointment with the decor at the Cliffhouse. my apologies. we did a full remodel less than 3 years ago spending $1.5M. not sure where you dined in the building. there are better lit areas plus the patio which is different and popular weather permitting. the food and service must have been... More 

Indio, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Set up in the hill at the edge of LaQuinta, a little hidden haven. Wonderful atmosphere, great place to meet up with friends for a night out. It's upscale yet casual, wonderful foods and wines. Happy hour menu is wonderful for a good light dinner. Staff is great, I could sit there all night and enjoy. Been a staple for... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My husband and I usually look forward to a tasty, fun, romantic dinner here when we spend time in the desert. This time, although the service was fine, the food was blah, which is not good, as it is fairly expensive. I had the scallops, which was maybe a poor choice in the desert, but my husband had prime rib,... More 

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kipp d, Owner at La Quinta Cliffhouse Bar and Lounge, responded to this review

i read your review on Trip Advisor regarding the disappointing dinner you had with us recently. my apologies. no excuses, we blew it. Scallops and Prime Rib are usually bullet proof items for us. the kitchen must not have been on top of the quality as they should. it is comments such as yours that help us run our restaurant... More 

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Additional Information about La Quinta Cliffhouse Bar and Lounge

Address: 78-250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
Phone Number: +1 760-360-5991
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $31
Cuisine: American, Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78-250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-360-5991

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $31
  • Cuisine: American, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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