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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
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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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They did offer complimentary valet parking and we were seated on time. Three of us had the boneless braised short ribs and each of our plates had a different portion of meat, mine the smallest, and the meat was very dry. Our other friend enjoyed the seafood stew with lobster, scallops and shrimp. The cocktails were good. The restaurant was... More 

1 Thank KatB92020
La Quinta, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar is always busy! And the reason is good menu selections and good prices for happy hour or not. Service is attentive and friendly. Casual atmosphere. There is also a "lounge" area as you enter that is comfy with sofas, fireplace and table seating as well. There is also outside patio seating next to the bar with the sounds... More 

Thank epg194
La Quinta, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

love this place, interesting as it is built into a mountain. Take the stairs to the top of the restaurant along side a steam of water coming from the top of the mountain. Sit outside if it is not to hot. Great appetizers and steaks are wonderful. Service has always been great. Inside decorations are upbeat and the bar is... More 

Thank desertymcaceo
L.I. N.Y.
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently spent a week in the desert area and chose to have dinner at the Clifhouse. Was given the best table in the dining room, and elevated round booth that overlooked the entire room with great views of outdoors. Staff was extremely accommodating , polite and professional. Rebecca was our server and assisted by a manager I believe, who kept... More 

Thank fdpamedic
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Happy Hour hot spot. First time diner and it was worth it. You will be very satisfied with just drinks and appetizers, which I may do next trip out to LQ. I had oysters on the half to start, with the sugar spiced salmon for dinner and it was perfect!

Thank 762darryld
Healdsburg, California
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143 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not know why this place is so popular; you definitely need reservations even for happy hour and especially for earlier dining as it attracts a crowd to its 5 - 6 pm prix fixe dinner. I found the food to be average and I sent back the oysters; they were not fresh and did not taste good. I... More 

2 Thank annee05
kipp d, Owner at La Quinta Cliffhouse Bar and Lounge, responded to this review

sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal with us. Oysters are fresh as we get deliveries 3-4 times per week even in our slower summer months. during season we have 6 day delivery. you picked our only vegetarian entree. it is not a dish that you would find in most Asian restaurants as we use a very light... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is pert near impossible to get a filet mignon properly cooked medium in the Coachella Valley. Most places just quick sear the outside and leave the other 90% raw and bloody. Not Cliff House!! Added in a couple La Quinta Brewery Poolside Blonde draughts and this was one of the most satisfying meals I've experienced. The Pork Tenderloin, Blackened... More 

Thank BrianMillerSantee
Fort Mohaxe, Arizona
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and drinks !!! the bar is always crowded and you can eat there too! Very sociable barkeeps and people....It's a fun place

Thank E4832AAjohnw
San Jose, California, United States
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good bar with a friendly, welcoming vibe. Menu is not overly long but plenty of choices and everything we had tasty really good and fresh. Staff are very pleasant and attentive. No real complaints but bar can get really busy so there's every chance you'll have to be very early, very lucky or a bit patient. Well worth a... More 

Thank Brian H
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cliffhouse is a pleasant venue with a very nice selection of food and drink. I met a small group of friends on a Thursday for Happy Hour. I had a Cadillac Margarita, which was $2 off, and really tasty. Since I had been here before, I knew the salmon salad is a good choice. When the salad arrived, there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $31
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
3:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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