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Lulu California Bistro is Palm Springs’ landmark restaurant on world famous Palm Canyon Drive where there’s a lively vibe daily on its streetside patio, covered terrace, bar, and in its indoor dining areas featuring an extensive all day favorites menu, an award-winning three-course weekend brunch, and of course, signature cocktails and wines. The list of accolades awarded to Lulu is all encompassing: best all around restaurant, best brunch, best California cuisine, best dining experience, best outdoor dining, best pet friendly dining, best take out, and best place to hang with friends…all awarded from readers’ polls and editors’ picks over the years. Dining at Lulu is an authentic local experience
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Gastropub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun, friendly place! Sit on the patio so you can enjoy the awning mist. And definitely have the tuna tartare! You can always tell how good a place is by how many customers it has. This was a no-brainer.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 6, 2024

A very busy place. We opted for a table in the bar area. We had excellent service, delicious food and drinks. We made a light supper from the happy hour menu. The recommendations from our server were great. When we return to Palm Springs, we...would return to Lulu's.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 5, 2024 via mobile

Having visited Lulu’s many times over the past 5 years, we were extremely disappointed in our experience this week. The service by Jacob was absolutely appalling, he spent the entire service tutting, rolling his eyes and making us feel extremely uncomfortable finishing off by swearing...under his breath which both my young daughters heard. The customer service was terrible yet we were made to pay $80 tip. Our children had been excited all week for the Lula’s Candy floss desert (to be told no Candy floss!) Avoid this place. There are many restaurants in Palm Springs with fabulous customer service and excellent food.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 13, 2024

LuLu California Bistro is a Palm Springs landmark restaurant on Palm Canyon Drive. It is configured with a streetside patio, covered terraces and modern indoor dining areas. On the food front LuLu features an extensive all day favorite menu, a splendid brunch, signature cocktails and...wine. The multiple selection menu trips out on the likes of: Beer Battered Alaskan Cod, Fried Zucchini, Chicken Wings Diablo and more....... ......while I fell for Steak Strip Skewers....such meaty delights. At LuLu' portions are expansive ,,,,,,,,and the food is the best.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 5, 2024

We had a very good dinner at Lulu's. The chicken pot pie special was wonderful and the salmon was excellent. My mother in law thought the apple crisp was the best part of the meal! We had a very friendly waiter that made the evening...more enjoyable. Thanks we will be back!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 3, 2024 via mobile

We had a very nice brunch here. It’s $30 for three courses (you pick a starter, entree, and dessert from the list) and you can add three glasses of sparkling wine (with or without fruit juice) for and additional $10. I had the tuna tartare,...beef short rib eggs Benedict (with zesty potatoes O’Brien), and the apple crisp (with strawberry ice cream substituted for vanilla). All delicious with very ample portions. Eggs were perfectly poached with soft yolks and the tender short rib cut easily with a fork. We also enjoyed the chicken pot pie (made better with some sriracha) and the pastry was perfectly flaky.. The atmosphere is fun and hopping. For as many employees as they had working the floor, the service seemed a bit slow. Nothing major, but we did sit with empty plates for a while as several employees kept passing by our table with iPads like they were constantly taking table inventory. Would have been easy for one of them to bus the empties away. Nothing that wouldn’t prevent us from returning as we really enjoyed the food and classic Palm Springs street-side seating vibe.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 27, 2024

I'd been to Lulu's in the past, and had selected it for a nice dinner our final night in Palm Springs. We had literally just sat down, not even picked up the drink menu when the waiter asked for our drink order. We told him...we needed some time. When he came back we ordered drinks, which arrived very quickly. We ordered calamari, which arrived so quickly I thought it was someone else's order. When we ordered dinner we asked him to slow down, that we weren't in a rush. But clearly he was. We weren't halfway through the calamari when our entree's arrived. And frankly, they were pretty average. It felt like the food was all prepared well in advance and then just warmed up to order. Except the vegetables which weren't particularly warm. Other tables near us sent back meals that were cold. Periodically a host would wander by with an Ipad, eyeing up tables to see when she could turn them. What I remember as a charming stylish spot with great service and good food feels like its become a tourist trap, a glorified fast food restaurant. With an emphasis on fast. That was disappointing.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 22, 2024 via mobile

My husband ordered appetizers and margaritas. The food and drinks were both good. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The restaurant has a good vibe.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 19, 2024 via mobile

Busy place but don’t let this convince you, menu is all over the place with too many options it doesn’t show an identity. The food came quickly, a little too quick and was average at best. The meat loaf was lacking flavour and dry. Staff...whilst friendly appeared to just want you in and out as quickly as possible.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 17, 2024 via mobile

It took a good hour from our lunch reservation time before we were seated and food finally arrived, all simple orders. Surprisingly noisy inside despite spacious interior. One beet salad had only a few specks of beet, the other two had somewhat more. Pedestrian at...best. Scanty avocado toast. Overpriced for the quality and quantity. Looked like most people were having breakfast type items. Appears very popular so I guess they can get away with all of this and customers keep coming in, maybe due to the great location.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 30, 2024

We made a reservation, which was a good idea, because the restaurant was very crowded on a Tuesday evening. When we arrived, we asked if we could have a booth, and they were able to accommodate our request. Our waiter was excellent as he had...a great sense of humor, and was very engaging in the conversation, which made the dining experience even more pleasurable. Each of the four of us chose a different order, which included meatloaf, short, ribs, hamburger, and quesadilla. All meals were excellent and were reasonably priced. I had an Irish whiskey on the rocks and the bartender poured it just right balancing an ice cube at the liquor. my friend had some bourbon and was equally pleased. This is an excellent restaurant. Be aware they’re always busy.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 3, 2023

I chose Lulu's for my to go meal becuz they had what I wanted on the menu. I ordered from the bar inside the restaurant. I chatted with a Patron while waiting for my order. The restaurant is bright with modern decor. My salad was...up quickly & I was off. A couple hrs later when I ate I noticed the chick peas were missing from my salad. Other than that it was delicious. I would go again & try a sit in meal next time. Enjoy.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 28, 2023 via mobile

Awful! Avoid! Very slow surly service and tried to pass off a meat burger as a beyond vegetarian burger. That’s unacceptable

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 27, 2023 via mobile

So it took almost twenty minutes for anyone to come take our order. It then took as long for two burgers to show up. They didn't even seem especially busy. The food was mediocre for the price. m Nobody came to take payment, we we...had to take the check to the reception desk. In summary, overpriced average food and dreadful service. Won't be going back.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 26, 2023 via mobile

Great for people watching in downtown Palm Springs. Sit at the bar. Fun. Food average but edible. Staff friendly. Nice atmosphere

Date of visit: November 2023
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We rode bikes provided by our adorable hotel. Lots of bike parking. Street parking and little lots are found all over downtown area for cars though.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5