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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 206
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 49
    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
Lovely

A very good restaurant with a lovely outdoor seating area. Very elegant service that should not do a food auction when serving. Hot, delicious bread bought to the table. Caesar salad was crispy and tasty. The entrees we had were good, but not great. Shrimp scampi lacked flavor and substance. Need... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Yuri101
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New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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352 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fallbrook, California
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited on a Sunday evening for quiet birthday dinner - our first visit. In spite of a reservation problem due to Open Table, we were seated promptly outside where the temperature was great. There was a guitarist playing nice background music. Our server - Cesar - did a great job. Excellent food. The roast corn chowder... More 

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a delightful evening on the patio. Wonderful guitar playing and you could still have a pleasant conversation. The ambience made for a magical dining experience! The drinks were a little highly priced but oh so worth it! Our waiter, Cesar, was so wonderful. He made the evening special! When he heard it was my husband's birthday, he said... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We very disappointed expecting a great place very high on Trip Advisor. The place is rather snobby for local rich people. Ok, we have not reserved, and therefore got the place where we have been alone in some salon, looking very very expensive, with lot of vine bottles around. Automatically the atmosphere was very bad.The dinner was only average. Especially... More 

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La Quinta, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We, along with12 of our wine loving friends, had a wonderful experience at Arnold Palmer's last Friday. We were treated like royalty from the moment we walked in. From champagne and passed hors d'oeuvres on the putting green we were led to the wine room where we were served lobster bisque that was unanimously described as "beyond fabulous." The sea... More 

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Palo Alto, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The dinner was great as usual and the service by our waiter Erik likewise....We always make reservations inside just in case of windy/dusty time. The setting is perfect with all the Arnold Palmer memorabilia and occasionally we've seen Mr. Palmer there dining. Not pretentious but comfortable ,"classy" and friendly....service is attentive but not overbearing. In the bar area it is... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I've been to Arnold Palmer's a couple of times previously always with a group of guys on our annual golf trip to La Quinta. This time I was able to take my family as we came to the area for our annual spring break trip. I had hyped this place up and it didn't disappoint! From the hostess who seated... More 

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Mahomet, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

First class!! Food was excellent with a awesome atmosphere. Lovely outdoor seating with a guitar playing. Besides the excellent food was our waiter John who made our evening at Arnold Palmer's very enjoyable and great service. Can't wait to return next year!!

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Santa Ana, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had dinner on the patio on a beautiful evening, very comfortable and no heaters required. The service was excellent, our entrees came out just as we finished our starters. Wide ranging wine list allowed us to find good wines without breaking the bank. Dishes ranged from upscale to homey/hearty (meatloaf, beed stroganoff). Excellent desert menu as well. The memoriabilia... More 

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La Quinta, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Palmer's has finally reoriented itself to what it does best -- serve comfort food in a delightful setting with attentive service. The food is what Arnie likes, steaks, meatloaf, fish and banana splits. The outdoor patio is fantastic and can be utilized most nights. They have heaters when chilly and misters when too warm. La Quinta's best restaurant

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A very good restaurant with a lovely outdoor seating area. Very elegant service that should not do a food auction when serving. Hot, delicious bread bought to the table. Caesar salad was crispy and tasty. The entrees we had were good, but not great. Shrimp scampi lacked flavor and substance. Need to be served with a vegetable to make it... 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  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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: Romance, Outdoor seating, 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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