About La Quinta Cliffhouse
From the moment you approach the La Quinta Cliffhouse you are surrounded by the dramatic sights and sounds of this desert destination. Jutting from a massive rock outcropping above the desert floor the La Quinta Cliffhouse is renowned for its spectacular views across the valley and providing a lively, casual destination to enjoy a menu of American classics with innovative preparations focused on premium steaks and seafood at great prices. The menu highlights vibrant flavors from the valley along with a generous selection of fresh fish and seafood. The wine list has been thoughtfully chosen to complement the food and provide reasonably priced selections including rare and limited bottles. We DO NOT take reservations in the Bar area or for Happy Hour.
American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily 4:30pm - 9:00pm Sunday-Thursday and 4:30pm - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday
Sunset Dinner Special: Daily 4:30-5:30pm
Bar: Sunday-Thursday 3:30-9:30 PM Friday-Saturday: 3:30-10:00 PM
Happy Hour: Every night 3:30pm-6:30pm Sunday: all night
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Both self-parking and valet offered.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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La Quinta Cliffhouse offers 4 distinct event venues to accommodate intimate dinners to large celebrations. So whether it is a rehearsal dinner, corporate event, private party or holiday celebration, La Quinta Cliffhouse’s striking ambiance and warm staff will make your event a memorable one.
La Quinta Cliffhouse Ratings and Reviews
We came here for my girlfriends birthday ...
We came here for my girlfriends birthday. We had a reservation and we were seated quickly. Our server, Lori, was very hospitable and recommended some excellent appetizers. The steak tar-tar, and the baked artichoke were both phenomenal. My ribeye was griled to perfection and her prime rib was exceptionally tender. We will absolutely be coming here again.
It was rated so well, I had high expecta ...
It was rated so well, I had high expectations. The restaurant fell short. Our server was terrible. He never returned to the table after our food was served. He never refilled our wine glasses. He was only friendly when it was time to pay the bill. The food was good, not fantastic.
A decanter is not a carafe for decanting ...
A decanter is not a carafe for decanting red wine.
Bread plates should be left on table during dinner.
When drinks are ordered in the bar, a request was made for payment and closed out. When ordered a second round, a credit card was needed again.
Very different procedure.
The entree that I ordered (which the wai ...
The entree that I ordered (which the waiter recommended) the sugar glazed salmon was amazing! My husband enjoyed his pork shank (the size of the meat which was on the bone) was huge. My kids had some good options to choose from. I decided to order dessert for my husband and I to share ( I can't remember the name of it) but it was chocolate and it was amazing! I think it was a caramel chocolate panna cotta.
The only downside to our dinner was the noise level. We were seated next to the kitchen exit doors and also had a table of 8-10 people who were very loud. I would go back again but maybe request a different seating location
The main dining room for a table of 8-10 ...
The main dining room for a table of 8-10 is way too noisy to hear anyone at your own table. Next time I'll know better. The server never checked on us AFTER dinner was served. .....just came to ask if we wanted to see a dessert menu.
We've had great group dinners there before and great service as well. Just hoping this was an OFF night.
it is fun place to go and have a drink a ...
it is fun place to go and have a drink at the bar or sit in the dinning area having a nice dinner as well. They have private rooms, nice comfortable booth for 2 to 5 ( i think) people, or patio seating. You have to go there and see it yourself. You won't get disappointed.
Hostesses and servers are all nice and polite. Valet, or self parking.
Great restaurant for a special occasion. ...
Great restaurant for a special occasion. This was our first time and loved it! It was my spouse's birthday! Had heard about it for years. Our choices for dinner were excellent! I would recommend the Cliffhouse to family members , friends, or anyone!
We love coming to the La Quinta Cliffhou ...
We love coming to the La Quinta Cliffhouse. Arrive early to blast happy hour scene at the bar! Sunset dinner, right on schedule; they always try to provide us our favorite table. Our waiter, Rafael, went out of his way to make sure salmon and chicken were prepared piping hot and tasty and paired well with our wine. Extra bread provided with bacon and dressing for my wedge. We'll definitely return soon.
Was very surprised at how good the food ...
Was very surprised at how good the food was after coming here in the past and being disappointed!!! Coming from San Francisco we are spoiled with quality restaurants, and the new Chef has brought the Cliffhouse's food to a high level! All our meals were excellent! We stopped coming for awhile because of the poor quality, but now will return whenever in the Desert!
We loved this place - past tense. The l ...
We loved this place - past tense. The last two times have been frustrating. Our last visit we took my Mom for her Birthday. We waited an hour and a half for the waiter to take our order and finally asked the manager for a new waiter.... So we could put our order in. The table next to us got up and walked out they were so frustrated. A table who was seated after us had their order taken before us. . . Talk about leaving with a sour a taste in your mouth. 3 hours later we left. It was a repeat experience of 2 weeks earlier. The wait staff (Raphael) caters to those who order bottles of wine. If you order a mixed drink or god forbid hot tea - you are chopped liver. We tip well and order starters, salad, nice entrees and dessert. We entertain often. . .there are other nice restaurants in the Palm Springs area that will welcome our business.
What can I say? The food was superb, an ...
What can I say? The food was superb, and the service was fantastic! The entrees all came out together for the four of us, they filled our water glasses when they were empty, every need taken care of without being intrusive.
We dine here frequently. Every year the ...
We dine here frequently. Every year the Cliff House gives back to the local veterans by giving them a free dinner....how nice is that!!!??? It is a lovely venue and food is pretty good. The Pacifica House wines are of good value too! Most the food is pretty good, but once in awhile they fall short. DO try the baked artichoke when on the menu...it is seasonal. FABULOUS!
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