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Lavender Bistro

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78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922 (Desert Club Drive)
+1 760-564-5353
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lavender is divided into two selection choices. The Bistro and the Bar/Lounge fire pit area. Have eaten in both spots and it really depends what you want. A more intimate dinner is the Bistro and casual is the lounge. Many item in Bistro menu are in Lounge at a much lower price. Limited menu versus the Bistro . Both foods... More 

Thank overlookBc
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Desert dining at its best with excellent selection of salads, apps and entrees. The atmosphere is festive with the strings of outdoor patio lights, and toasty thermal heaters to make a cozy setting. We split the fig, ceasar and wedge salads as well as the packed lobster cocktail to start. The portions were very ample, and for dinners, we enjoyed... More 

Thank SleeplessinSEA
Denver, Colorado, USA
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff was very welcoming. We arrived early and had a traditional turkey dinner. Much of it was cold. The pumpkin pie was very cold and had a taste that exuded that it was just out of the freezer. It was almost like we came too early and they weren't ready for us. The food came out very quickly -... More 

Thank Girlgolfer6
Calgary, Canada
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dinner was good - not great, but a good meal. Not much ambiance. It rained cats and dogs the night we were there so we sat inside (yawn). Perhaps their outdoor dining area is the draw? The waiter couldn't answer any of our menu questions, so they switched our waiter. (Our questions were not over the top). Unremarkable in... More 

Thank jabulani26
Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The patio at night is incredible! You have to make your reservation early enough to make sure that you experience this restaurant from the patio! We went on a Thursday which is their prime rib night - this was a great decision as the prime rib was fabulous! The Asian Calamari was very different from the traditional fare and spectacular!... More 

Thank Dennis4563
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good, atmosphere great, great wine and service outstanding. A great evening with great friends.

Thank Greekgoneloca
Nicosia, Cyprus
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369 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner on my birthday. It was a cool night but the outdoor heaters did their job. The ambiance is very attractive. The service was very good. Three of us had the duck - it was good but rather dry (overcooked). We pointed this out to the waiter and four amazing desserts appeared (really amazing). The wines are... More 

Thank Moniaits
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definite 5 star restaurant with an elegant patio dining option. Beautiful furnishings along with superb dinner offerings. They have a great bar snd lounge with all night happy hour. Outstanding bar food menu as well. Try the bar steak with frits...you won't be disappointed. Reservations for dinner are a must. Excellent, friendly staff.

Thank Ray G
La Quinta, California
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247 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well run French restaurant with a great patio dining area lit in many small white lights. It is tres chic et romantic. Four of our group had reservations (recommended) for 5:30pm Sunday to make sure we could get into the patio. From November to April is THE SEASON so just getting in is the trick. As it... More 

Thank Chris R
Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with a group of about 12 and sat on the patio. Great service, great atmosphere and the food was delicious. I had the calamari app, which was perfectly done - just a teensy bit of breading/coating on it seared, and tossed with some sort of slaw. The duck was also fantastic! The inside seating looked nice but nothing... 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
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
    (Desert Club Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-5353
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.

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