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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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
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.
Excellent service! The waitstaff is kind ...
Excellent service! The waitstaff is kind, friendly and informative. The manager shows caring and concern for each diner without being intrusive. Love the ambience, whether dining inside or sitting outside on the bar patio.
When we get back to the desert (lived th ...
When we get back to the desert (lived there from '87-'92), we try to have a meal at Cliffhouse. As usual they didn't dissapoint! Brought some friends from over the hill and they were similarly impressed. Great to see the Sea Bass, which had been a special item last time, is now on the menu. Creative apitizers and meals. Weren't able to save room this time for desert but they looked as appealing as always. Enjoy!
Excellent experience!! From our table to ...
Excellent experience!! From our table to our service by Carrie, everything was excellent!! Food was so good. I had braised short ribs, my wife had the salmon - both were on point. Ambiance was very nice. Carrie and her helpers were professional, friendly, and helpful.
On another note - separate - I reserve through Open Table. Why don't I accumulate points? I also made a reservation for a dinner I took my staff. There were twelve points - disclaimer of no points on that as well. Why is this?
Wow! My family and I had been here a co ...
Wow! My family and I had been here a couple of times for drinks but never for dinner. So glad we decided to dine here. The ambiance is gorgeous and service was equally terrific. All of our meals were scrumptious and perfectly cooked. We ordered the salmon. seafood stew, and the kid's meal shrimp. Generous portions, fair prices, and an upscale yet casual atmosphere. Their Happy Hour menu and pricing is also great. You can find it all at the Cliffhouse and we highly recommend this gem to anyone who appreciates good food and service!
I won't say we were underwhelmed, as tha ...
I won't say we were underwhelmed, as that would be insulting to underwhelming restaurants... The atmosphere, the view, and the decor were great - service and food were lacking. My wife's martini showed up warm, as if it sat on the bar for 20+ minutes. Calamari was not "crispy" as described, but was still quite palatable, seared tuna was good, but rice undercooked and veggies WAY over cooked. I had ribs, they were over cooked and dry, but the sauce was good. I don't write bad reviews often, and I'm not condemning this spot, but simple fixes would have made this so much of a better experience that I hope management sees this and make it better.
Caitlin provided excellent service; she ...
Caitlin provided excellent service; she was polite, had a great personality and was efficient.
The drinks were strong...loved the Moscow Mules! The food was prepared perfectly and even accommodated a couple changes (like a different sauce for the filet mignon and different veggies for the chicken dish); those little accommodations are what keep us coming back.
Hope to be back soon!
Great time again! We went for the 2 cou ...
Great time again! We went for the 2 course special meals between 5-6 p.m. Excellent choices, service. The staff was wonderful to the 6 year old twins who were very well behaved! Food was great as usual. This restaurant also has GREAT happy hour food and drinks daily!
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