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/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
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.
Prices too high for quality of good. Ser ...
Prices too high for quality of good. Service was sporadic. Never asked if we wanted any wine nor if our party of six wanted any dessert. We saved a lot of money and time, but would have liked to have a better experience.
Seemed like the place is frequented by a much older (older than 70) crowd.
Food and environment were great. The wa ...
Food and environment were great. The waitpersons left a lot to be desired. They were
not attentive, we had to wave to get their attention - we were seated for at least 15 minutes
before we were acknowledged. Not the usual A+ service that we were accustomed to, and
expected. Disappointed to say the least.
Thanks for asking.
Manager greeted and seated four of us at ...
Manager greeted and seated four of us at a beautiful table by the window. Our wait staffer Laurie, did an excellent job of taking care of us throughout our meal. We enjoy the Sunset dinners and we were not disappointed - salmon and ribs with bacon added on my wedge. Service is amazing and the prices are very reasonable. We'll definitely return soon!
Service is impeccable. Food is always m ...
Service is impeccable. Food is always mouthwatering delicious. Value cannot be compared. We LOVE the sunset dinners. The icing on the cake is the rewards program! The Cliffhouse is our absolute favorite restaurant.
we went in for the sunset dinner. GREAT ...
we went in for the sunset dinner. GREAT value! loved it and will go back again. loved the vibe and our waiter was great! all other service staff were attentive as well which is not always the case. we are new the area and will be back again for sure! :)
There were 8 of us celebrating our 44th ...
There were 8 of us celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary. Everyone at the Cliff house gave us their kind attention especially. the host, the waiter and Bif, the manager. Bif inquired about the occasion and then without asking, provided us with a special dessert for the occasion. Everyone in our party was impressed with the food, the presentation and the ambiance. Everyone said they will be returning to the Cliff House.
We had a nice window seat and were able ...
We had a nice window seat and were able to watch a beautiful sunset. We were celebrating a birthday and after dinner we were presented with a humongous piece of ice cream pie with chocolate sauce and macadamia nuts. Overall , a nice relaxing dinner for an affordable price with great service.
Our party had the ribs, to die for! The ...
Our party had the ribs, to die for! They even accommodated with different sides because we weren't in the mood for the corn bread and coleslaw which was awesome! We also had a wedge and the mussels small plate... Great as always. Server was attentive but didn't rush us and knew how to lay low when we were in conversation. Thanks for a great visit.
Two visits in a row and the food was jus ...
Two visits in a row and the food was just okay. I had the lamb ball appetizer and it was far too spicy. The menu description did not say spicy.
Last week we dined at Pacifica Seafood and it was fantastic. Cliff House needs an update on the menu.
We made reservations for our anniversary ...
We made reservations for our anniversary. We arrived 30 min early to have drinks and apps in the bar. The menu on the website was not updated because we wanted the artichoke and they did not have that anymore. Food was good. Service was very slow. We then got sat at the first table next to the door. I had asked for a nice table. This was noisy. The waitress was nice but not great. No explanation of specials, had to ask for everything. Was handed a to go box. Asked for ground pepper was told it was on the table. No mention of dessert. I'm in the service industry and it would have been nice to have great service for our special event.
Cliffhouse is a dining jewel in the dese ...
Cliffhouse is a dining jewel in the desert. The Sunset Dinner menu offers a variety of tasty entrees. The main menu is superb. We visit Cliffhouse dining room, outdoor dining and the bustling outdoor bar. I have only kudos to report, never a disappointment. The wait staff is knowledgable, efficient and friendly. A 10+ dining experience.
Amazing place, with great food and great ...
Amazing place, with great food and great service, and a view that's just breathtaking. Good quality restaurant, and it's showing as, at 6p, all the tables were occupied, and through dinner we saw some tables having 3 seatings: as this is the height of the hot summer here, it's quite an achievement that reflects the efforts and attention of management and staff. Hats off!
This was my first time dining there and ...
This was my first time dining there and my expectation was high. But sadly the food fell slightly short of what I was hoping for. Ambience was nice but a bit loud. It was difficult to have a conversation at times with friends across the table.
Great dinner for my b-day. The shrimp ...
Great dinner for my b-day. The shrimp cocktail was served with huge prawns and a zesty cocktail sauce. I would have liked a little more lettuce with the sauce, so I could have enjoyed the entire dish. My seafood stew was excellent, with a good variety and quantity of seafood. My husband enjoyed the split pea soup and the ribs as well. Our cocktails were tasty from the bar as well. Have never been disappointed in this restaurant. Service is excellent as well, from the valet to the wait staff. A bit noisy in the room we were in, just everyone having a good time.
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