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La Brasserie Bistro & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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78477 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253-2076 (Washington Street)
+1 760-771-4400
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Kelowna, Canada
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just happened to stumble across this Bistro when we were very hungry, and so lucky we picked this one! The service was great, the food & drink were excellent! I had the vegetarian crepe and my husband had the corned beef sandwich, they were both excellent! Make sure you are hungry when you go here, because you get a... More 

Thank Michelle C
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed about our visit to this restaurant especially after reading all the good reviews. We found the staff, the food and the ambiance quite mediocre. We might haven't been lucky.

Thank 727eloise
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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80 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went back for another great dinner - food was fantastic! We had the lobster appetizer to share, and both had the veal oscar for main course. The grande marnier soufflé was terrific. We look forward to our next dinner there- btw the service was great!

1 Thank Bruce_and_Valerie
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and wonderful setting. Nice variety on the menu. Friendly staff, great service and enjoyable atmosphere. This was our second time to eat there. Got in without a reservation and only had to wait a short amount of time.

Thank Jan M
Coronado, California
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86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the food I sampled I would say that La Brasserie is successfully attempting to cook authentic French Bistro food. I always think the true test is the authenticity or otherwise of the Bouilabaisse. Many (surprisingly good) restaurants will produce a Bouilabaisse that contains lots of high quality fish and shrimp but lacks the essential flavor of an authentic dish.... More 

Thank howcrab
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here and found it to be excellent quality. Only reasons for less than 5 stars: the crunchy Brussel sprout side wasn't even slightly crunchy, and the dishes were all just a little too over decorated, making them less appealing. The cheese plate was great, but didn't need chopped chives sprinkled over everything making it look messy... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Pre-dinner vodka & blood orange cocktail, mmmm.l I chose the NZ rack of lamb, my husband the calf liver, both cooked to perfection. Our server Tina was such a joy, I offered to share my bread pudding dessert with her - I rarely eat dessert, good choice, it was delicious - baileys custard wow. If you're in La Quinta you... More 

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Bungay, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Read some reviews, and booked. It was all we hoped it would be. Waitress (Tina) was superb, the food was top notch, as good as any French style restaurant we've visited in the USA. The lamb rack and the calves liver were perfect. A bottle of 'old-vine Zinfandel, completed the experience. First Class.

Thank Bungaymike
Vernon, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Food is yummy here. All presented with a French Flair. Mussels and steak frites are especially good. Great place for lunch with your girl friends or happy hour with another couple.

Thank joseyb45
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184 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Old school French bistro which makes zero concession to it's California desert location. Four of us shared the steak tartare (large size) and a foie gros special as appetizers and that was plenty of food for four. I had the liver for my entree -- it was traditionally prepared and very good. The wine list is reasonably priced and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $34
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78477 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253-2076
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-4400

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