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 5pm - 9:00pm Sunday-Thursday and 5pm - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday
Sunset Dinner Special: Daily 5-6pm
Bar: Daily 4pm-9:30pm
Happy Hour: 4pm-6:30pm
$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, Takeout, 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
This restaurant is in a beautiful settin ...
This restaurant is in a beautiful setting. It is built into a cliff with desert plants and a waterfall. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. I would recommend it for any occasion or simply as a great place for a meal. Reasonably priced and a varied menu.
We were joined by friends to belatedly c ...
We were joined by friends to belatedly celebrate my birthday and enjoyed a pleasant meal and conversation. Food was excellent and service was comfortably paced to our request. The evening was successful and we plan to return soon.
Excellent visit from start to finish. I ...
Excellent visit from start to finish. I had mentioned on the reservation that it was our 15th anniversary celebration, just hoping to get a table off to the side. To our surprise every staff member we saw stated 'Happy Anniversary' and we were even given a desert to celebrate at the conclusion of dinner. Was very impressed
We had driven by this restaurant for yea ...
We had driven by this restaurant for years and always wanted to go for dinner. A special occasion came up and we booked it right away. The ambiance was great, we had attentive food servers and absolutely delicious meals. We will definitely be back with friends.
The food was good, not stellar. But the ...
The food was good, not stellar. But the great ambiance makes it even better. Service was solid. Not intrusive or overly attentive but courteous and friendly. I had the seafood stew. The fish was tender with nice size chunks. My fiancé had the short ribs which are hard to do wrong. The wam sourdough bread was addictive and I definitely dipped one too many into my tomato broth.
This place is a great option if you're in or near La Quinta.
The waitress was fantastic, BUT to begin ...
The waitress was fantastic, BUT to begin, the bread came after the salads. The blue cheese wedge was ok, but the filet was awful! Terribly overcooked when I asked for medium rare. It was inedible. In fact, I passed it on to my BF who couldn't chew it either. Terribly disappointed. We loved the setting up against the rocks but it was a wind tunnel and hard to really enjoy the patio.
The location is very unique and special. ...
The location is very unique and special. We sat outside and could hear and see the beautiful waterfall. The food was delicious. I had the Chilean Sea Bass which was excellent! My husband enjoyed the ribeye. Great service! We were with a large party and service was great!
This is my go to restaurant to take frie ...
This is my go to restaurant to take friends and family.
Food is great.
Service is very attentive.
Word to the wise, if you go for the baked artichoke appetizer, wait til November when they are back in season.
$20 Sunset Dinners are the best. Just order before 6 p.m,
The service was over the top excellent ! ...
The service was over the top excellent ! We were able to see the sunset ! The manager was wonderful ans caring ans making sure everyone was enjoying the cuisine . We will be back when we visit the area . The sunset menus were awesome . The Salmon and skirt steak . Ice cream pie was a great ending .
Great food. Great service. The decor o ...
Great food. Great service. The decor of the restaurant is very nice. Cozy but not cramped. The wait staff if extremely attentive but are careful not to "hover". The food came out in a timely manner and was prepared to our requests. The rib eye steak and roasted port loin were fabulous. Nice desert menu as well. I'd recommend this place to anyone wanting an enjoyable evening with great food and service. We'll be back!
First time at The Cliff House, great at ...
First time at The Cliff House, great atmosphere and good service. Food was good but nothing special and a little pricy. A very good job by the bar tender, knows how to make a proper martini. Would try again for drinks and small plates by the outside bar.
First time at this restaurant. The setti ...
First time at this restaurant. The setting is nice if you can get the main dining room.The also have a very lively bar area where you can dine. Service was excellent. Portion size was very large. The manage came over to ask us how we were doing and thanked us for visiting. The waitstaff was very attentive.
We have dined at the Cliffhouse many tim ...
We have dined at the Cliffhouse many times. The menu doesn't change much, but the choices offered are quite diversified and the food quality is good or better. If they are busy, the noise can be a little excessive, but they have installed noise damping architectural features which help a lot. The two dinning rooms are very pleasantly decorated, and the service is very good. We continue to recommend the Cliffhouse for a pleasant evening with good food at a reasonable value. We especially like the catfish (yes, the catfish, it is an excellent dish) and the Chilean Sea Bass. See previous reviews for more info.
We were seated immediately even though t ...
We were seated immediately even though there were a lot of people waiting. Making a reservation through Open Table was perfect because the reservation was honored. The food was outstanding as was the service. The only negative was that the wine list is on a computer tablet which to me was not user friendly. The waiter also said they were having trouble with the computer. When I go to a restaurant, I appreciate looking at a wine list from a menu. Otherwise, we had a great experience and will come back over and over.
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