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“Beautiful but disappointing”
Review of Lavender Bistro

Lavender Bistro
Ranked #4 of 120 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Desert Club Drive
Description: Experience Lavender Bistro. At Lavender we combine the finest meats and seafood with the freshest organic ingredients to create unforgettable dishes. Dine indoors in a warm, cozy atmosphere or on our stunning tree-lined patio. Lavender Bistro also prides itself on providing superb live music daily to set a warm and friendly atmosphere for you and your guests. For every occasion, to change the ordinary into extraordinary, come join us at Lavender Bistro, "the best kept secret of La Quinta", for a memorable dining experience.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went for a friends birthday dinner, party of 14 on a Saturday night. Lovely patio table, beautiful outdoor lights, live dinner music. Pricey menu. Wait service slow with drinks, menus, ordering....did not receive first course until 1 hour after being seated. Ordered the recommended halibut special, it was bland tasting, and cool temperature to all that received it. 2 orders came out with wrong food, so they politely sat and waited 8 minutes while the rest of us ate. Not a good first experience. Despite having such a pretty setting, questionable if we would go back.

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Thank Jan B
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

When tripadvisor members listed Lavender Bistro as the #1 restaurant in La Quinta we had to try it and we are glad we did. Our knowledgeable waiter was prompt and efficient in providing us with our drinks and food recommendations. While we had asked for a table in the courtyard and did not get it, we were not unhappy with the small inside table which still provided us with both a quiet comfortable environment and a good view of the spacious restaurant. The menu is sophisticated and the wine list extensive. Everything was delivered in a thoughtful and timely manner without rushing or lagging and the food was excellent. If you have visited Jillian's in Palm Desert and liked it, I think you will also like Lavender Bistro, a like-minded top-of-the-line dining experience in the Coachella Valley!

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Thank Bighorndon
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Dining under the stars couldn't be better. We truly enjoyed every aspect of the experience from the fast service to the good food and drink.

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Thank SouthBay
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Went to dinner here with a friend and dined in the outdoor patio. WOW....A night to remember. This is a MUST if you enjoying Classy - Casual....The outdoor dining is very magical...The service, food and presentation was over the top. There was a piano entertainer outdoors named Bob and he could play all venues of music, including current Pop, lot of Baby Boomer Era music & wonderful Old Standards..Be sure to ask to sit near the piano so you can dine beautifully and be totally entertained. Thank you Lavender Bistro. You have it all together and I will return.

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Thank JerryG277
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Absolutely beautiful terrace with lovely lit up palm trees! Our waiter provided us with several laughs and the food was fantastic. It also turned out to be "half priced wine" night which was an unexpected bonus. Would definitely go back to this restaurant again! My only complaint was that the special was pushed but we didn't realize that it was more than twice the price of the most expensive entree on the menu - we failed to ask the price beforehand but should have.

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Thank MoMcCon
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