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Escena Lounge and Grill

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$$ - $$$
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1100 Clubhouse View Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-0574 (Vista Chino, just east of Gene Autry)
+1 760-992-0002
06:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Mon 06:30 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Minden, Nevada
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We attended Escena's New Year’s Eve seating on 12/31/16 with high hopes and expectations for a really special occasion, but it was a very disappointing experience for us. For $95 per person, we expected something really exceptional in both service and food selections, but both were lacking. To begin with, we had a reservation for six people and had to... More 

Thank David M
Palm Springs, California
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This country club, if you will, is away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Palm Springs, but well worth detouring those crowds to find refuge here. From the terrace dining area, one is not only treated to a panoramic vista across the valley to the mountains beyond, but also to portions of the beautifully groomed golf course. Complimentary, warm,... More 

Thank Jay D
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97 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely reasonable priced lunch here,view stunning ,great choice of food and beverages.Great service

Thank chris s
Calgary, AB
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143 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 8 arrived at 6:30 am to have breakfast before our round of golf. We had to go right over to the only server in the restaurant to get his attention as he seemed to be ignoring us. Not the friendliest by far! Our breakfast was good, but arrived in phases. The toast came out 10 minutes after... More 

Thank CanadianCalgary_AB
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A must place to have a meal and a must to sit on the patio which offers beautiful Vista views of the San Juanito mountains, the 9th green, and the departing air traffic. Food and refreshments just add to the spectacular setting and we definitely try to get here more than once each visit! Reservations recommended if you want seating... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A "Cousins Reunion" brought 20 of us to Escena for Sunday Brunch. What a wonderful experience. The table was ready when we arrived at 10 am. The food was delicious; no complaints. Both my veggie omelet and the Eggs Benedict were "the best we've ever had." The kitchen also accommodated one who must be gluten-free. The service was excellent --... More 

Thank MNfemrail
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100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We were a party of 3 for lunch. We arrived early and got the best table on the veranda. On a sunny day it's lovely, with 5-star views. The food was quite good. I had the salmon niçoise, with very fresh greens. Service could have been better.

Thank shaidan
Lincoln, Rhode Island
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352 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is the spot for lunch when it's a nice day . The view is breathtaking and so relaxing 😎. We split the Cobb salad and was plenty . Inside has a huge firepit . There is also happy hours. Worth the stop. Service good and quick

Thank Budmanri
Irvine, California
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148 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Our party of 10 arrived at 10:30 AM. Just a slight wait while they prepared our table. The recent stormy weather was dissipating, yet a few cloud remained and covered the very top of the nearby mountains. A slight breeze prevailed, and shorts were a bit cool, jacket required. Some started out with the Bottomless Champagne, others with the Bottomless... More 

Thank James W
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Food was pretty good...Not the best...But quite nice. Staff was excellent,and the ambiance of the outdoor seating perfect even at night in February. Try the ribs..Or the blackened chicken salad

Thank Melody B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
American, Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Clubhouse View Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-0574
    (Vista Chino, just east of Gene Autry)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-992-0002
Escena Lounge and Grill pairs delectable California-fusion cuisine with eye-popping design and a playful, retro vibe. Spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas frame majestic views of the towering San Jacinto Mountains. Ranked Among OpenTable's 2015 Top 100 Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America, Escena Lounge + Grill is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour. Hours and menus vary seasonally; please call or check our website for current information. Escena Lounge + Grill is located within the Escena Palm Springs community and is connected to the stunning Escena Golf Club. Dining and golf are open to the public year-round. Enter from Vista Chino 200 yards east of Gene Autry Trail.

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