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Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253
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Ranked #15 of 98 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Washington Street
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.
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Palm Desert, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The restaurant has an amazing collection of Arnold Palmer memories, especially pictures, throughout the restaurant. The restaurant was pretty full and so service was a bit slow. The food was not a fine dining kind of experience so I expect the golf theme is the key draw.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

ok, so Hubby is golfer, too young to be a member of Arnie's Army, but still intrigued w/ the photos and other stuff, but not really happy w/ the food, or the noise level. When you are paying top $$ for food, it should be GREAT, and the restaurant quiet enough to hear your companion's conversation, even if it's only... More

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Palm Desert, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

After dining at the AP after first opening - this incarnation comes nowhere near the original. This place struggles to be near "fine dining"....but comes up dismally short. Consider this place first, as the Arnold Palmer Museum, with an expensive Snack Bar.

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

La Quinta Gem - excellent service, good food and wonderful live entertainment 4 nights per week. Great photos of Arnold Palmer throughout. Enjoy

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had a bit of trouble finding it. I drove past it once as it is set back off the street a bit. Worth it. Food and service were excellent. Prices were reasonable for what you get.

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Keystone, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Met friends on patio. Had a nice feel and ambience. Drinks were happy hour prices, food selection limited. The food was just average nothing to make me want to go back.

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Garnet Valley, PA
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We visited Arnold Palmer's for Happy Hour and had a light dinner. The food was good, and we enjoyed seeing all the Palmer memorabilia including Championship trophies and the Masters' green jacket. We even tried our hand at putting on the green outside. The musical duo played through dinner - mostly songs familiar to the mostly baby boomer clientele.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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102 reviews 102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The outdoor setting was nice and the food was good, although not good enough to get a fifth star from us. Service was also very nice. Overall we had an enjoyable, but not memorable meal. Prices were relatively high, but in line with other comparable restaurants.

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Indian Wells, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Went for a special couples dinner with out of town guests, a first trip for all of us. Bar entertainment and dancing before dinner had a good, nice energy feeling of happy people. Appetizer of man 'n cheese with lobster chunks was a small meal in itself, and heartily consumed. The lobster bisque was the best I have ever had,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

a large amount of arnold palmers gold momentoes, plus fine dinning and and outside eating patio that is beautiful. a must go to restaraunt while in the coachella valley

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