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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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

although the service the night we were there wasnt great - the outstanding food and beautiful setting more than made up for it! and our waiter was actually trying very hard - but they seemed to be a bit short staffed. Eat outside - though the inside seems lovely too.

Thank travelmom2238
Northbrook, Illinois
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a great vibe and beautiful seating. Sometimes at a restaurant things do go wrong. The waiter forgot our drink and our meal took so long it came out cold. The food was good but that was disappointing. What makes a fine restaurant is how it was handled. We pointed out politely what happened and the waiter had... More 

Thank AnniG2329
Lincoln, California
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While living in La Quinta area for years, we returned after a two year absence. The restaurant hasn't changed. It is well decorated and has beautiful outdoor seating under huge shade trees. They have an extensive menu and wine list to satisfy any pallet. Reservations are a must as the restaurant is extremely popular with locals and visitors to the... More 

Thank Ronald P
Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday night, and it was packed. Apparently a popular destination. We had an enjoyable meal, the service was good and attentive. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the experience (except the bugs!).

Thank Jay F
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, friendly staff at the front desk, fabulous food and beautiful outdoor atmosphere with lit up trees and live music. A great dining experience! The Husband had the Madras Curry with shrimp and loved it. I had the special, which was Sea Bass and it was delicious!

Thank Kapuni
La Quinta, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seasonal restaurant in Old Town La Quinta with a beautiful patio to dine. The food is very good. Reservations are recommended.

Thank raffaele8019
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came back to town for a friends birthday dinner. Really loved the ambiance of the place. Our server was awesome. Ordered the duck with the side of asparagus and it was to die for. Would definitely come back for an intimate small gathering.

Thank BBStormlove
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good, and so were the drinks and live music. We shared plates and had plenty to eat with one selection each.

Thank DeeTeeSeattle
Highland Park, Illinois
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being in Palm Desert for spring break with our family of 7 we decided to celebrate our 50 Th. wedding anniversary at this beautiful restaurant where my husband & I have dined before. I made the reservation in late February & mentioned a special occasion. Our table was strange , The service was mediocre at best. Our waiter was obviously... More 

Thank Adrienne R
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were three couples for dinner Friday evening and really enjoyed the outdoor dining. Food specials were terrific as well as the duck. Splitting salads was great too. Recommended!

Thank Bryan R

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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?