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Lavender Bistro

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78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922 (Desert Club Drive)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lavender Bistro is gorgeous and we were excited about going there. Unfortunately the food is not memorable.

Thank John W
Lake Oswego, Or
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Before I forget, do not miss their Ceasar salad. It's the best! ASk to sit on the patio, they have live music on most nights and they have the most romantic patio in the desert. Food is superior here, service is 5 stars. Location is in the old LaQuinta district with great parking. We love this restaurant.

Thank M5038YDdavidr
Orange, California
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always loved coming here with the girlfriends when we make our annual trip. I enjoy the eclectic menu and drinks and service and music on the patio. But that certainly is what adds to the total experience. I don't enjoy sitting inside. Food is good, but I don't think great; but I always look forward to visiting here.

Thank disneykathie
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

If you want to impress somebody or take somebody for a special event-this is one of the placesto go with average prices. Ask to sit in the courtyard which is all lit up with beautiful trees. You cannot beat the atmosphere of this place. There's also live music both in the bar and outside in the restaurant. However, the downside... More 

Thank OttawaBarb
Joplin, Missouri
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Straight out of culinary school, our adult son really enjoyed working here! It gave us ample opportunities and reasons to try out lavender Bistro while getting a mad deal and sweet perks. Times they have changed- Complacent is the main word that comes to mind. Average but expensive. Nothing particular was 'wrong' the food was ok, no adventure taken and... More 

Thank mControl
la quinta
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

the patio is beautiful and surrounded by trees, the bar is a favorite gathering place, there is music starting at 6 so it is often a little noisy, but there is another area of the bar that is not. not a great place for kids

Thank spb
La Quinta, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Lavender is a little pricey so I save it for special occasions. I always eat in the patio/garden - why else would you go? There hasn't been anything less than delicious, but the seafood risotto is so good I have a hard time ordering anything else. I've never been myself, but I know the bar happy hour is very popular... More 

Thank Movegroove
Palm Desert, California
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have never been disappointed with Lavender Bistro! The ambiance is wonderful and the service is excellent. Our only regret is that they are now closed for 2 months. We will miss them!!!

Thank Joel R
Palm Springs, California
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My partner and I enjoyed a "date night" at Lavender. I had been here a few times in the past, he had never been here. We loved it from start to finish. We were first seated at a table for two in a room with no windows, which also had two very large tables seating two different groups. We felt... More 

Thank DesertDiva1971
Palm Desert, California
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My wife and I along with another couple had dinner at Lavender Bistro in La Quinta. We ordered off the "Special" menu and were very pleased with our selections. Service was very good (Jorge) as was the atmosphere. Can't wait to return. '

Thank Edward C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
    (Desert Club Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: 760-564-5353
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?