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Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

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78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253-8909 (Washington Street)
+1 760-771-4653
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Mission Viejo, California
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I am not a heavy eater and NEVER finish my entire entre. But the sole was so well prepared, I surprised both myself and my husband, and ate up all the fish. The ambiance of the restaurant is great and you are surrounded by memorabilia of Arnold's great golf career.

Thank 22pat639
Scottsdale, Az
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This is a large restaurant, and our experience may be colored a bit by doing lunch on the patio, at a remove from the dining room. But what we found was terrific. Seated at a comfortable table in the winter sun, we split a couple of dishes - an Italian sandwich and an ahi tuna salad. The latter was one... More 

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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1,022 reviews
534 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Friends who live in town took us here for dinner and we really enjoyed it. We sat in the bar and could fee the energy of the place. The cocktails we had to start were well made. The wine list was a bit pricey for what they offered, but had some choice gems that were affordable. Thursdays are happy hour... More 

Thank RiceWP
Abilene, Texas
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

My husband was told about this restaurant while playing golf! We looked up the menu on Trip Advisor & menu looked good! We went for lunch & the menu was small! We ordered Arnold Palmers to drink & the waitress brought us out bottled drinks which was instant iced tea & lemonade! Very disappointed that we didn't have "fresh" drinks!... More 

Thank Karen B
Palm Desert, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Cory, our wait staff person, did an outstanding job taking care of our party of 3. Our glasses were never empty and he always had a smile. Looking forward to our return dining experience.

Thank sunshinewoman6
La Quinta, California
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Had a birthday party lunch at Arnold Palmer's and the only word to describe the experience is excellent. The food, atmosphere and service made it a memorable experience. Thank you to a wonderful staff.

Thank Tanmmck
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We have visited Arnold Palmers many times and it is always very nice. My review today is regarding the lounge at AP. I must ask management why you have changed the seating format there? You now make it seem like guests are only welcome if they are intending to dine on a full menu??? Isn't it a Lou ge? Why... More 

Thank PFFree
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We visited Arnold Palmers restaurant after viewing the menu on line. We were not disappointed. We sat at the bar and were greeted by Noe and James. The menu looked so good it was difficult to choose. I went for the lobster bisque followed by mini fillets from the bar menu and crème Brule. Everything was delicious, matched with a... More 

Thank Sandy136
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Polite, efficient and congenial service. The special was lobster and filet served with lightly boiled vegetables and mashed potatoes. The starter of lobster bisque soup was light, sweet and delightful. The lobster was beautifully tender. We were served by Caesar whose manner and presentation made this a most memorable occasion.

Thank docmimesis
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173 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I went twice in once day - once for lunch and the second time for happy hour. The tempura shrimp tacos were a terrible disappointment. Overcooked, little taste, boring. I had expected so much more. The ambiance at happy hour was great, and so were the drinks...once we got them. Our service was amongst the worst that I have had.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253-8909
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-4653
Arnold Palmer's Restaurant features Progressive American cuisine, including fresh seafood, steaks, and some of Arnie's great comfort foods. This one-of-a-kind restaurant features an impressive wine room that houses 2,500 bottles of wine and an exclusive Chef's Table for special events. A variety of live entertainment in the evening in Arnie's Pub sets the atmosphere for guests to enjoy a unique dining experience. The extensive newly remodled patio offers stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, a cozy outdoor fire pit for guests to gather and a putting green where visitors can work on their game.

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