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“A Touch of France in Palm Springs”
Review of Le Vallauris

Le Vallauris
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Ranked #5 of 329 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $55 - $85
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: North Palm Canyon Road
Description: Established in the heart of Palm Springs since 1973, Le Vallauris located at the foot of San Jacinto Mountains has been the highest rated restaurant in the Palm Springs Valley since its inception. Owned and operated by the well known restaurateur Paul Bruggemans who was also owner of the Famous Le St Germain restaurant in Hollywood. The Historic Landmark was built in 1927 and was owned by the owners of the famous Desert Inn which was The hotel in the Valley. Many grand parties were held in the house for guests such as Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and many more. It was a favorite place for General Patton when he was based in Palm Springs to stage the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. Later on, when the restaurant was established it became a favorite place for Presidents and the Hollywood elite. The renowned Patio lined with Giant Fichus trees is THE place to dine. The Patio is cooled in the Summer and heated in the Winter.
Reviewed February 2, 2013

A must visit for an evening of outstanding cuisine, excellent service, and a beautiful, welcoming atmosphere. You will be well taken care of during the evening while you enjoy a wonderful wine selection and Chef Jean Paul's amazing culinary selections. Sit back and enjoy!

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Amazing outdoor dining area beneath huge Ficus Trees. Bring your credit card, not cheap, but worth it.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The food was excellent and the setting pretty. One of the owners circulates to find out if everything is satisfactory.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

My wife and I went to Le Vallauris for our anniversary. It was very nice. The outside patio was lovely. The food was very good but I wouldn't say great. All in all we had a wonderful experience. The service was excellent. The Romanian waiter was very pleasant and friendly. I would go there again. My only criticism is that it is somewhat over priced for the quality of food. Not too much but a tad.

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Thank himalayaDelta
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is a superb restaurant in Palm Springs. For our anniversary, I spoke with the chef ahead of time and ordered a seafood dinner. I consulted on the appetizer and the entree but let the chef use his culinary skills to design the dinner. After a Kir Royale, the chef did a trio of small appetizers followed by a baked oyster appetizer. The oysters were Alaskan with a pure flavor and herbed cream sauce. My main entree was a whole sole sauted to perfection. My wife had a lobster with a speical flavored butter prepared by the chef. The ambiance was unforgettable. Dinner was relaxing and we enjoyed an intimate discussion for several hours over dinner. Truly a memorable evening. The cost was not as expensive as Paris, Rome, or London.
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1  Thank GreggVan
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