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“Lovely restaurant” 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 #6 of 99 restaurants in La Quinta
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Mercer Island, Wa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Lovely restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2010

We've had six dinners at the Lavender during their busy March 2009 and 2010 seasons. The patio setting is lovely, and inside, away from the bar is good . The wine list and food were excellent. We've gone with several friends, and we all agreed it was our favorite La Quinta restaurant.

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English first
San Rafael
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Perfect patio and good cuisine makes for return visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

The Lavender Bistro boasts a perfect patio for desert dining and the cuisine and service almost live up to the perfection of the patio. My fellow guests reported that their fish dishes were well prepared and a foie gras brulee was delicious. The lamb rack was generous but the meat was not top notch. Service was good if a tad ingratiating for our taste. The wine list is short but reasonably priced - a refreshing change from other comparable desert restaurants that seem to think they should price their wine as if they are in New York. We will go again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Granite Bay, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Lovely in the desert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

We really like Lavender's as it's cozy yet you are comfortably spaced from other diners. The service is excellent and both times we've been there, the food has been delicious! It's a wonderful addition to La Quinta and I highly recommend you try it!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lavender is perfection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2010

The food, service and ambiance are among the best I've ever experienced.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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