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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.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, BYOB
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Reviewed May 1, 2020

Exceptional old school charm, ambience and fantastic food on La Quinta. A little on the speedy side, but, great value.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

The happy hour and bar are fun and have good music. There is also ample parking. Feels like a classic Place.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

This place has a lovely atmosphere, but is a bit overrated. It’s very pricy. Despite the nice service and presentation we will not return. Too expensive for what you get. I had the Chilean sea bass special, and my husband had the flat iron steak....Both were good, but not legendary. The chocolate lava cake was average at best.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

Yes it is expensive but you pay for what you get. In this case, we had wonderful service in a beautiful setting on the outside patio. We met friends there last night that we had not seen in over 5 years. They came up from...San Diego with many fine restaurants and was still very impressed with Lavender Bistro. We started in the bar and they allowed us to bring our happy hour drinks with us to our table. The outside tables are just as beautifully done with starched tablecloths and wine glasses holding pretty lavender napkins. All four of us loved our meals. I really enjoy their mussels which is the least expensive item of the entre's for $29.00. However I close the chicken curry which was wonderful. I choose mild and it was just perfect and plenty filling. My husband had the Thursday special, the prime rib for $39 which was a huge slice and he raved about it. Our friends had short ribs and a steak and also loved every bit of it. We stayed over 3 hours and never felt rushed or bothered. The enclosed patio kept us from any wind and it was never cool enough to use the heater or put on a sweater. This is the place to take company to and to go for special occasions. The only tiny negative remarks I will make is that we were not blown away with their rolls and garlic butter spread. They get packed and the tables are fairly close together. I made a reservation and asked for a quiet table but it appeared that no one table was chosen ahead for us. It seemed that you have to get there early and try to get a table you like. They do not open the dining room before 5:30pm. On a cooler day ask for a table by a heater and they could be all used if you come late. Finally our meal for the two of us with 3 drinks and 2 main courses with tax came to $136.00.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

I ordered sea bass and received halibut. They tried to tell me that it was sea bass but I know my fish and knew for sure it was not sea bass. Also the fish was very dry so I sent it back and ordered the...ahi tuna. For the price they charge it was just ok. I am very disappointed and will not go back there.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

The food entrees and atmosphere at this boutique restaurant are exceptional and is an excellent choice for a different dining experience. The outdoor patio area is beautiful with lights and heaters (when needed) and creates a special ambience which is palpable. Both steak and seafood...items were superb and the restaurant is always busy as it’s reputation is growing in the Old Town La Quinta area. Better plan on dinner reservations well in advance when wishing to dine during the season Nov.- April. Absolutely loved this place!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Went on a Sunday night and sat in the courtyard which is very nice. Service was good however the meal was very average . It was only 6:30 and they had run out of sea bass and substituted a very fishy tasting filet of Branzino....It was awful. The duck that was also ordered by one of our party was overcooked and dry. Overall very disappointing given the upscale pricing. Paying for the ambiance.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

Nice ambiance, music on patio, many choices on the menu, nice wine list. Table of 10 on first visit--all ordered different courses, dishes. All plated beautifully and all tasted great. Table of 4 on second visit--all ordered different meals and all excellent. My fave is...the curry with shrimp. My husband orders Ahi Tuna. Phenomenal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

The Lavender Bistro is a beautiful restaurant that remains a bit of history as the venue is a historic La Quinta home. The food and wine options are fabulous and the service is on point. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a loving...night out.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

So they have a nice bar area, with a long firepit for ambiance, and live music which was nice. We thought the cheese plate was overpriced with not much on it, they threw a bunch of lettuce in the middle of the platter to fill...it up, and there was hardly any cheese. its expensive, and the bar bites were just ok, maybe we hit them on an off night. I would probably stick to dinner on the patio.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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snldison
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Hangar1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we have not ate there for Easter. I am sure if you looked on there website you could find that information.
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Lisa G
July 26, 2015|
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Response from JanW188 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you'll need to ask the restaurant directly.
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akmbum
March 13, 2015|
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Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
Call Lavender (760) 564 5353 for your answer
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