56150 PGA Blvd
La Quinta, CA 92253
Ernie's is an "open to the public" Gastro-Pub located at PGA West, overlooking the famous Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses. The hallmark of Gastro Pub fare is that it takes adventurous twists on familiar food, all made from scratch with palette arousing ingredients. Ernie's offers both a casual and refined atmosphere that welcomes the casual beer drinker, the wine enthusiast or the hipster looking for a cocktail. The restaurant consists of booths, low and high top tables positioned to provide people watching, sports on various TV’s or take in golf course views. The large patio provides both outdoor living room furniture and table dining. Two gas fire pits provide and area to relax, unwind and socialize.
American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Grab 'n Go Breakfast Monday to Thursday 6am - 7am
Full Breakfast Service Friday to Sunday 7am - 11am
Lunch 11:00am - 6:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
10 Plasma screens featuring every sporting event and all of the sport packages. $5 Bloody Mary Bar every weekend with additional food and drink specials. We play all your favorite games with NFL Sunday Ticket and ESPN Gameplan.
Ernie's Bar and Grill is available to host your golf outing, business meeting or social occasion. Wonderful golf course wedding ceremony locations available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Make Ernie's you home base for sporting events through the year. We also organize special holiday theme events, wine dinners, beer dinners and live entertainment throughout the year. Please watch our website, facebook or open table home page for events announcements.
We all must eat. But those who do so simply for the taste are starving themselves of the true experience. Dining at La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST feeds the senses. Whatever your taste in dining, La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST serve an unforgetabble experience that is made to order.
Ernie's Ratings and Reviews
Had a spot by the fireplace on a night w ...
Had a spot by the fireplace on a night with a full moon over the lake. The food was great and a lot of it. Half price on certain wines was a pleasant surprise. The waiter, Raul, was extremely attentive. We'll be back.
Ernie's has great tasting, quality food. ...
Ernie's has great tasting, quality food. They unfortunately, took off the best Monte Cristo sandwich we've ever had. Bummer. The cobb salad is superb and the chicken sandwich is equally delicious. Prices aren't cheap, but the food is wonderful and if you enjoy golf, the view is gorgeous.
We love Ernie's. Usually go 3-4 times a ...
We love Ernie's. Usually go 3-4 times a month. We were a bit disappointed at the menu change on our most recent trip. They took a few of our favorite items off the dinner menu, like the Ahi Burger (one of the best in the desert). Still you can't beat the ambience, and the service is always excellent.
Service was horrible... they sat us by a ...
Service was horrible... they sat us by a door to the patio that the waitstaff kept pushing open as the went outside and it was really cold out so we continually had to get up and close it.
Then they cranked up the music with this head banging music that you couldn't even talk over. When we reported it to the manager she had nothing but excuses.
Hopefully this was just an isolated situation but patrons beware
we came in for lunch with a reservation ...
we came in for lunch with a reservation for 10:30 AM however they do not begin serving until 11 AM. Ordered two of their specialty bloody marys that were ok not worth the extra. Being the only ones in there the service was slow it took ten minutes to make the two drinks.
Its an over glorified golf snack bar with a view. Also took 4 days to acknowledge the reservation confirmation for points.
We came in with our son for his birthday ...
We came in with our son for his birthday. According to him you have the BEST MONTE CRISTO this side of the Blue Bayou at Disneyland. My Flat Iron steak salad was phenomenal. And my husband quite enjoyed his burger. At our sons insistence, we shared an order of chili cheese fries.. They are sinfully dangerously delicious!! Our waiter Raul was top notch and didn't miss a thing., hopefully he will be there next time we come back to taste test your lobster fries. Happy to say Ernie's is now one of our top choices for local dining.
My husband and I had a great meal at Ern ...
My husband and I had a great meal at Ernie's a couple of weeks earlier. This visit was very disappointing. The food was not very good, and the flies were a real annoyance. Ernie's needs to work on their consistency. They could be a much better restaurant.
Went with friends, had never been there ...
Went with friends, had never been there before. It's a nice restaurant and beautiful view . My friends had been there for breakfast and lunch and said the food was ok . We went for dinner and was very disappointed . I had the meatloaf and it was a complete disappoint, have had better meatloaf in a TV dinner... My wife had a large salad and was ok with it and a single glass of wine ... I had the terrible meatloaf and lemon aid and the bill with tip came to 50.00 bucks !!!
Very disappointed and will not be going for dinner there anytime soon .
Yikes ...LOVE the servers....LOVE the vi ...
Yikes ...LOVE the servers....LOVE the view...Food was disgusting. I had the short ribs they
had obviously been cooked the night before...still tasted cold and stiff from the refrigerator
very small portions thankfully...the dollop of mashed potatoes was cold. This place needs
to have a short menu so everything can be good and fresh
A nice surprise...
Was in La Quinta for a week to play golf and attend the ANA Inspiration LPGA Championship.
Was guided to Ernie's by the owner & friend of the place we stayed at.
Ended up dining there 3 times while we were there.
Good flatbreads, hamburgers & fish tacos.
Ambience casual and comfortable.
Nice view of the golf course & mountains + a plethora of TV's for sports fans.
See you next year!
Had a reservation for a party of 8 (family in the Coachella Valley for a casual holiday weekend) and we picked Ernie's based on the reviews and the menu posted on Open Table. Indeed, the veggie burger was a particular draw given that half of our group is vegetarian. Service was slow (they appeared to have understaffed the restaurant for the Sunday night crowd they had) but competent though the veggie burger was no longer on the menu (other vegetarian options were quite limited), so we made do with what we could cobble together. The food we did order was average at best, again disappointingly so based on the other reviews we had read. Maybe it was an off night for the kitchen? But even then, the restaurant should be updating its website and OpenTable profile with current menus. The location is out of the way, so I can't imaging going back, especially now that the variety, quality and quantity of real dining options in the Desert is on the rise.
Service & food
Our waiter asked us how our food was. I picked up my soggy fish taco & the shell broke into pieces. When I told him, he just walked away. Unbelieveably bad service. He was the worse waiter I have had in a long time. We sat outside & he just didn't care.
Food was ok for what we had. We went kind of late for dinner after a day of traveling; everyone was tired so we wanted something close to the condo we were renting in PGA West. We just had sandwiches and they were fine. I'd go back again for something simple and casual. On a nice night, it would be fun to sit on the outdoor patio overlooking the golf course.
Good and not so
Pepperoni flatbread and Caesar salad were delicious. but friend ordered fish tacos, and fish pieces were tough and cold. Sent that back to the kitchen, and it came back the same - tough and cold. She couldn't eat it. At least waiter took it off the check, but this should not have happened. They need to figure out how to cook/unthaw fish for this relatively simple entree. Sitting outside on the terrace is a lovely experience.
Disappointing. Has gone downhill.
We have eaten at ernies in past but this year it seems all has gone downhill. The food definitely is not as good as it used to be. The chicken on all of our dishes was overcooked (tasted like it was grilled earlier and reheated for orders), the kids meal missing the veggies listed on the menu (the server said they hadn't updated menu), and the pasta was overdone and unimpressive. It's disappointing to because the view is great from patio and we used to go for happy hour quite often. Found out they also discontinued happy hour! Would l not recommend except for maybe a drink and look at golf course view from patio.
One of the best hamburgers I've ever had.
Ernie's was a little hard for us to find, since it's at PGA West, but I'm so glad we did! I was very pleasantly surprised that Ernie's had one of the best hamburgers I've ever had! The french fries are amazing too! We went for dinner, so it was dark out, but you could tell that during the day the view is stunning. It's not a large restaurant, so it may not be the best choice for a large group. We were a group of six and had to wait for 20-30 minutes to be seated, even with a reservation. It seems more like a large bar than an actual restaurant, and better suited for groups of 4 or less. It's definitely a fun place for a few friends to hang out. However, I would go somewhere else for a family dinner.
our "go to" restaurant
We live in PGA West - Ernies is very convenient for us. Fortuneately, the food and service are usually superior and this evening was not an exception - our group had salads, cheese burgers and steak - everything done to satisfaction. We sat outside by the firepit and enjoyed our evening immensely.
Ernie's is a special place. The views of the golf course are spectacular. We have taken friends there several times and they have all enjoyed the experience. The food and service have always been very good. The prices are reasonable considering the views and quality of food. I recommend the fish and chips.
Great place to dine
Ernie's has been changed their menu this year with a new chef. The menu is casual, but its good and satisfying. The Martinis are great. The atmosphere is is wonderful with the mountains as a back drop. You must dine outside to get the full effect.
Perfect patio dining
The outdoor ambiance on the patio was terrific. We got annoyed at another table for wanting the firepit lighted because they were cold. Really??? It was 84 degrees at 7 pm. We suggested that Ernies turn off the misting system and get her a sweater!
Everyone at our table had something different to eat, and we were all very happy. And nice that we could avoid the crowds by not having to dine near a Hwy 111 and the tennis gardens at this time if year.
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