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78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253-2900
760-564-3660
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A time warp.

Step out of the heat and back into time. This is a classic piano lounge, seafood, pasta & steakhouse with all the good and bad that implies. If you want to have a rousing good time, eat well-prepared faire served by mostly jovial wait persons, pull in here and let the valet take it from there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Sagle, ID
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Sagle, ID
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Step out of the heat and back into time. This is a classic piano lounge, seafood, pasta & steakhouse with all the good and bad that implies. If you want to have a rousing good time, eat well-prepared faire served by mostly jovial wait persons, pull in here and let the valet take it from there. (Or, park next door... More 

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our first time here was for our Anniversary in December 2014, and we ate in the dining room. The food was excellent, the service great. They knew it was our anniversary and we were treated very special. The owner is there every evening and always greets you with a smile. We come here often for happy hour with friends and... More 

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

This place is fantastic. It looks like a hole in the wall from the outside, but the food is amazing and they have live entertainment in the lounge that can be heard/seen from the restaurant. A great place to eat.

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QualicumBeach
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The friendly valet attendants dressed in white, parking Bentley turbo's etc., in a former laundromat turned restaurant/fun bar from the sixties, might give you an idea of how unique this place is. An attentive staff, serving scrumptious food at reasonable prices are three reasons you have to go. The piano bar and patrons are an entertainment bonus and we're trying... More 

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La Quinta, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This restaurant is a mom and pop....However a High End mom and pop. The proprietors are there nightly overseeing the excellent service their staff provides. Reservations are recommended. They grow some of their own vegetables which their chef cooks to perfection. Recommend!!!!!

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Camarillo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They have sworn not to tell, but this IS a rat pack restaurant and Mid-Century décor to boot. The food is excellent but pricey. I have never had a bad meal there. A couple could get by just ordering one salad and one entrée and splitting it. The Piano Bar has Bill Baker, of Hee Haw Fame, at the piano.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Fantastic food and atmosphere. The piano bar is so fun. The friendly staff made the experience wonderful. The fried chicken was yummy.

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Santa Barbara, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

A lovely place! Really good food and cocktails, reasonably priced. Absolutely marvelous pianist and singer. Wonderful local favourite

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Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

No place like it here. The main draw is a toss up between the piano bar and the food. Great prime rib on Fridays. Would not rec the chicken or duck. The piano bar is the best in the desert many many regulars who sing. Very good pour on the drinks.

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edina, mn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

this is an old style roadhouse - steaks, chicken , some seafood and music. the food was well above average. we had the ribeye and it was excellent. not fatty like a lot places serve it today. the caesar salad was very good as were the vegetables. the lemon tart for desert was outstanding and we had a glass of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253-2900
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: 760-564-3660
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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