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La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar

78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2074
+1 760-360-5991
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream pie” (17 reviews)
“seafood stew” (11 reviews)
“scallops” (44 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2074
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is very busy. We like eating in the bar so we don’t make reservations, but the best feature the Cliffhouse added is when you pull up to valet they have a sign that tells you the waiting time in minutes for the bar,...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are staying at the La Quinta and I believe they've changed the name of this restaurant to "26". We went for the buffet breakfast though usually I do not like buffets. I always feel I need to eat a TON because I paid so...More

Thank kristinaquinones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upscale 2nd story restaurant, has full bar and extensive menu selections. Service was excellent and the view was great. Only open for happy hour and dinner. Has a beautiful view of the desert.

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Cliffhouse for Happy Hour was recommended by friends and it was excellent. Great prices for food and wine. Calamari was great, oysters and kale salad. Actually happy hour was so good we returned the next evening for dinner. Had the sea bass...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be at the front door as they open because this is a well attended happy hour both for appitizers and libation. The drinks and appitizers are reasonably priced during happy hour and although crowded the service was friendly and efficient. I was there to have...More

Thank tresg399
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for happy hour dining. It's a bit loud in the bar. There is outside seating and indoor seating. Also have an elevator for anyone who is not able to use the stairs. They have a small parking area and offer free valet parking...More

Thank Perrine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a well hidden gem adjacent to a rock mountain. Beautiful waterfall entrance and super nice employees. It was our first time at this restaurant and it won't be our last. The large shrimp appetizers were huge and meaty! Yummm . Also their scallop main...More

Thank Jeremie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cliffhouse does an "All Summer Happy Hour" so that folks willing to spend time in the desert during the warmer months get a delicious reward! In the cocktail lounge, the menu prices are discounted so you can try a variety of small plates and...More

Thank Partypoodle
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Everyone recommends you visit and you should. Whether for appys and cocktails or for dinner this is a great place to visit. It has a unique setting and a comfortable bar.

Thank Dunbardog
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Great dining experiences here. For happy hours in the bar or the main restaurant we always enjoy the quality experience. Menu is innovative, well prepared with quality ingredients and service is the tops. Ambience of the location is superb both indoors and on the patio....More

Thank Christopher F
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March 13, 2018|
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Response from Susan Y | Reviewed this property |
Sunset is around 6 pm, past happy hour. They do not accept reservations for happy hour, however they do accept reservations for the early bird dinner.
December 17, 2017|
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Response from DLDesert | Reviewed this property |
3:30 - 6:30 Monday - Saturday Sunday usually all day No reservations accepted for the patio.
Monica M
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Happiness556978 | Reviewed this property |
Don't ask for a sunset view. Sit on the patio by the water and Rock feature
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253-2074
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-360-5991
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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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