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“Great Experience”

La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar
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Ranked #1 of 125 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $31
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Washington Street
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 4, 2014

I call it a great experience when I find the food, service and atmosphere meld nicely without one exceeding the other. The restaurant setting is unique, set against a small mountain. The service is good and the food acceptable, mostly typical plates. Together, they make a great experience. With the energy in the place, it is a place to go in the desert.

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Thank VimyBoy
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is a "high end" restaurant where you will spend a lot of money for a little bit of food. No wonder our server asked us is we wanted to "add to our entree." He knew we were not going to be full. The noise level in the restaurant is very loud. I had trouble hearing the person next to me. It's not music, just the voices of everyone talking at once. Nonetheless, the service is excellent and the food is very good. I tasted the baked oysters and the special pork. I ordered the sea scallops with cauliflower puree. Everything was absolutely delicious. Our reservation was at 7:30 so it was too dark to appreciate any view they might have had.

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Thank Diana Q
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

liked the menu, the atmosphere and the service was excellent! Brought our two children here and the service was very accommodating

Thank flyaway2day2011
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

We tried Cliffhouse after reading many of the reviews which stated great food, service and ambiance. We needed a win after the previous night's dinner fiasco. :( We were not disappointed! We were greeted warmly as soon as we arrived and immediately shown to our table (we did have a reservation, but usually that doesn't mean much these days). Our server was friendly and attentive and we had ordered drinks and dinner within 10 minutes of being seated. Our starters arrived very quickly and were delicious. There was a nice break before our main course, just the right amount of time. Our entrees were beautifully plated, very fresh and all delicious. The service was impeccable, just the right amount of attention but not annoying or disruptive. We had a very relaxed and enjoyable evening and we loved that we could actually hear each other and have a conversation at our table without raising our voices. So many places these days crank up the music and have interiors that only contribute to the noise level. The Cliffhouse is definitely NOT one of those places. Everyone was so pleased with the evening. We will definitely be back!

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Thank TobaniSeattle
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is a fine restaurant, all the menu options are exquisite and it has a refined ambiance, perfect for romantic dates.

Thank salomon v
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