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Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

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American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253 (Washington Street)
760-771-4653
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Arnold Palmer's Restaurant features Progressive American cuisine...
Arnold Palmer's Restaurant features Progressive American cuisine, including fresh seafood, steaks, and some of Arnie's great comfort foods. This one-of-a-kind restaurant features an impressive wine room that houses 2,500 bottles of wine and an exclusive Chef’s Table for special events. A variety of live entertainment in the evening in Arnie’s Pub sets the atmosphere for guests to enjoy a unique dining experience. The extensive newly remodled patio offers stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, a cozy outdoor fire pit for guests to gather and a putting green where visitors can work on their game.
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  • 216
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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My wife and I have been here for happy hour many times and we love it! If there's a big game on the bar has a great vibe. The service from the valet team to the hostesses to the servers was excellent and personable. We can't wait to go back!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife and I have been here for happy hour many times and we love it! If there's a big game on the bar has a great vibe. The service from the valet team to the hostesses to the servers was excellent and personable. We can't wait to go back!!

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San Diego, Ca. USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

When you first walk in you get the feeling you're in an older worn out place! When you look thru the menu I see all the unhealthy items that will help clog the arteries. We just had a snack and moved onto Morgan's! P.S. I'm 70 and the other peeps are in their sixties!

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We visit Palm Desert on business once a year and almost always go to Arnold Palmer's. Friday night was another great evening! We were seated on the beautiful patio --- what a gorgeouuus setting plus a spectacularly talented guitarist was the entertainer for the evening, Mark Linford. He was terrific! Our waiter, Cesar, greeted us immediately, offered several wine suggestions,... More 

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La Quinta, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Sunday night special of prime rim is outstanding and so is the price. The Monday night specials are excellent also. We live here year round and has become a favorite. The patio dinning is perfect for small or large parties.

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Santa Monica, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Early Mother's Day dinner and early 91st birthday for grandmother. Beautiful dining room with great memories of Arnold Palmer(Posters and awards), fabulous bar area and another outside eating area. Complimentary Valet Service; almost fell over! Food delicious all of us enjoyed: ribs, prime rib, hangar steak, drinks, yummy. Waitress terrific and brought over alittle birthday cake dessert. We loved it.... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Recently dines at Palmer's with Friends. The good news is we were seated on time at a nice table. Our Server was friendly and nice. The food quality is average. But the big surprise of the evening came with the check. One of the specials was Surf and Turf, the waiter described it but failed to mention the price..it was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

During a recent trip to the Palm Springs area we decided to have dinner at Arnold Palmer's restaurant since my husband is an avid golfer. We were seated on the patio which is a lovely area and there was a musician playing softy in the background. We ordered off of the three course menu available on weeknights and thought it... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The fun starts at the entrance with the floor pavers honoring golf greats, and continues to your table overlooking the golf course. This is a vibrant energetic, fun place. The food is average, but good. We'll go back for the ambiance and fun.

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Los Angeles
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was our first visit but it has become our new favorite restaurant. A few bites in to the smoked bacon and date skewer appetizer, recommended by our server John, and we were online to Open Table making reservations for the following night. The food, ambiance, and waitstaff could not have been any better. Truly a wonderful evening.

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California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Fantastic - We brought our family to Arnold Palmers and we were treated like royalty. :) :) This restaurant is a real treat and worth going. We can't wait to come back. The restaurant itself is like a museum of Arnold Palmer. He has thought of every touch imaginable, and the dining experience was superb. Our waiter, Erik, warmly welcomed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: 760-771-4653

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view

Description

Arnold Palmer's Restaurant features Progressive American cuisine, including fresh seafood, steaks, and some of Arnie's great comfort foods. This one-of-a-kind restaurant features an impressive wine room that houses 2,500 bottles of wine and an exclusive Chef’s Table for special events. A variety of live entertainment in the evening in Arnie’s Pub sets the atmosphere for guests to enjoy a unique dining experience. The extensive newly remodled patio offers stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, a cozy outdoor fire pit for guests to gather and a putting green where visitors can work on their game.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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