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“FABULOUS” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lavender Bistro

Lavender Bistro
78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
760-564-5353
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Ranked #8 of 106 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French, Californian
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Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Desert Club Drive
Description: Experience Lavender Bistro. At Lavender we combine the finest meats and seafood with the freshest organic ingredients to create unforgettable dishes. Dine indoors in a warm, cozy atmosphere or on our stunning tree-lined patio. Lavender Bistro also prides itself on providing superb live music daily to set a warm and friendly atmosphere for you and your guests. For every occasion, to change the ordinary into extraordinary, come join us at Lavender Bistro, "the best kept secret of La Quinta", for a memorable dining experience.
toronto
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“FABULOUS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We visited not once but twice during our stay after a recommendation by locals. We were NOT disappointed. The food was excellent be it off the menu or a daily special. The wine recommendation was spot-on. The ambiance is lovely. We'll be back next season !

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
La Quinta, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very Romantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

For a special evening this is the place. Dining under the trees with twinkle lights everywhere makes a very romantic setting. Menu offers a variety of choices.

Visited April 2013
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1 review
“Very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The food, service, and dining experience were all excellent and we will return if we are in the area.

Visited March 2013
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“fantastic food and charming ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My favorite meal so far was a steak with cabernet sauce and shoestring fries with truffle oil. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and unpretentious. Eating oudoors in the patio was perfect.

Visited April 2013
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Recommended by locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I was fortunate to meet owner and chef Michel while cycling in Palm Desert with a local group. The couple my wife and I were travelling with had been considering dining in the La Quinta area and this sounded like a good choice based on recommendations from my cycling companions. Lavender lived up to it's excellent reputation and more. The open outdoors atmosphere reminded us of bistros in southern France and we chose a quieter table away from the live music. Our service was professional and attentive and our meals were excellent (three of us had the flat iron steak which was very tender). Michel was gracious to come out of a busy kitchen, meet our friends and made us feel very welcome. Very glad we made the trip and can highly recommend Lavender to others. Rob C

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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