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La Quinta Cliffhouse Bar and Lounge

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78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253-2074 (Washington Street)
+1 760-360-5991
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3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has romantic ambiance with a flowing waterfall. Due to it being nestled up to the mountains it is perfect for watching the sunset with your loved one.

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Thank Linslov
La Quinta, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From start to finish. This place is beautiful inside and out. The bar is stunning the food is excellent! Nice happy hour Great quiet dinner for couples. I had my Grand daughter baptism gathering. They honestly know how to take care and help give a beautiful occasion . I spoke to the Manager and the chef also they introduce ahead... More 

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La Quinta, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite places in La Quinta.....good food and we love the atmosphere of the place. Their sister restaurant, Pacifica, is very similar. They make a baked artichoke that is killer! The bar area is always busy during happy hour and you better get there early if you want to partake in the happy hour feeding frenzy.

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La Quinta, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is consistently good here. We usually go for Happy Hour with special lower prices. Good food and good service.

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Thank momlady2016
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been at the Cliffhouse a number of times and each experience was great. The atmosphere at the restaurant, cliff side, if really wonderful.

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Indio, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We sat at the bar and had an appetizer and two sunset entrees. Blackened Catfish and Simply Salmon plus fresh oysters. Everything was fabulous and our server Bonnie, who was very busy, took good care of us. When we left the place was packed. We will be back. The drinks were great drinks. They are not stingy on the liquor.

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Indian Wells, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I went for Happy Hour. The first time we sat outside in the patio area as the weather was mild enough to do so. It is quiet (no TVs) and under some trees next to the hillside. Very good food and service. The second time we went, it was too hot (this is in the desert after... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cliffhouse is one of our favorite restaurants in the entire area! Classy place, without pretense or stuffiness. Their outdoor patio is fantastic, when the temps permit. This place is upscale without all the "fluff".... simple, but well appointed décor, great food, good service and wonderful ambiance, making it a special dining experience. Their wedge salad is the best I've ever... More 

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Cathedral city
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, service, and most of our food. My only complaint was we all ordered filet mignon which was over cooked & dry :(. The kids cheese pizza wasn't great either...my daughter loves pizza but took one bite & refused to eat it. Otherwise the beet salad, corn chowder, wedge salad, sautéed spinach, green beans, mashed potatoes were all... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my mom and brother for dinner as we were staying close by. We reviewed the menu and really liked the appetizer selection so we decided to share everything and order from there. Everything was really delicious, the only thing we ordered that wasn't up to par was the calamari which didn't seem cooked enough- the breading was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $31
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253-2074
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-360-5991
Description
From the moment you approach the Cliffhouse you are surrounded by the dramatic sights and sounds of this desert destination. Jutting from a massive rock outcropping above the desert floor the Cliffhouse is renowned for its spectacular views across the valley and providing a lively, casual destination to enjoy a menu of American classics with innovative preparations focused on premium steaks and seafood at great prices. The historic ranch house ambiance complete with a massive fireplace, expansive windows and rustic beamed ceilings creates a warm welcoming environment from which to gaze at the magnificent mountains, share a meal and conversation and stay awhile. The menu highlights vibrant flavors from the valley along with a generous selection of fresh fish and seafood. The wine list has been thoughtfully chosen to complement the food and provide reasonably priced selections including rare and limited bottles.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?