About Lavender Bistro
La Quinta, CA 92253
Experience Lavender Bistro. At Lavender we combine the finest meats and seafood with the freshest organic ingredients to create unforgettable dishes. Dine indoors in a warm, cozy atmosphere or on our stunning tree-lined patio. Lavender Bistro also prides itself on providing superb live music daily to set a warm and friendly atmosphere for you and your guests.
For every occasion, to change the ordinary into extraordinary, come join us at Lavender Bistro, "the best kept secret of La Quinta", for a memorable dining experience.
Californian, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Join us nightly for our popular Happy Hour from 4:00 to Close.
Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - close
Desert Club Drive
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music Nightly - piano and vocals.
Lavender Bistro's catered events will take our wonderful dining experience into your home or venue of your choice.
Private Party Facilities:
For private functions or special occasions, our private room, private small patio or semi-private large patio are available. For larger parties, weddings, or banquets, the entire restaurant is available for your dining pleasure.
Private Party Contact:
Nicolas Despras: (760) 564-5353
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Lavender Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We first visited Lavender for a drink in January, and knew we had to come back for dinner. The garden patio is outstanding! We were unknowingly seated next to a loudmouth man and his poor date, and management was quick to relocate us when we quietly complained. We were seated at a perfect four top near the garden wall. The ambience is top-notch romantic. It wasn't a special occasion for us but it felt like one! Our server Natalie, was delightful. She has a charming French accent that made us feel as if we were transported to Paris! I had tender and warm Sole and the chef kindly substituted mashed potatoes for rice at my request. My husband had the salmon. The portions were moderate, so we ate every bite and loved it. And to top it all off, it was half-off (Tuesday) bottled wine! You'd never know all this wonderfulness existed tucked behind this modest cottage-like exterior hidden behind Old Town La Quinta. Probably our favorite dining experience this winter.
We took out a f town friends here and it was our first time as well! We all loved it! You can't find a better place for ambience and romance! Our waitress was lovely and the food was really good! Lots of choices for everyone! We will definitely be returning!
Would not go again unless I was seated in the patio. Too noisy and crowded everywhere else in the restaurant. We've always eaten in the patio before and would not recommend eating inside to anyone. In addition to the excessive noise, the service was subpar!
Absolutely beautiful venue. Sitting in the garden delightful. Staff was very helpful in finding a table for our 5 person table. Food was delicious, portions large, good selections. Music is loud and can make it difficult to communicate with tablemates. Otherwise wonderful venue.
This was our third visit to Lavender, all for my wife's birthdays. As has been the case in the past, the place is gorgeous, and the food was outstanding. (My wife had the rack of lamb, and I had the roasted duck - both just succulent. We had also split a beet salad, maybe one of the best I've ever had!) However, as I mentioned to the manager on the way out, this time the service was mediocre, unlike our previous visits. It took quite a while for our waiter to present himself, and then our drinks were slow in coming. After he took our orders, we never saw him again, with other wait staff bringing our food, and we were rushed through the entire dinner (salad came while we were still sipping our drinks, for example. ) Not the amazing experience we have had previously.
They have added more tables to the patio since our last visit. This makes it harder to hear because you are so close to the next tables and everything they are talking about. Two of our chairs were in the run way the staff took from the kitchen with food, dirty dishes and etc, so all evening we kept moving our chairs to let the staff pass by our table as they passed each other and around a tree next to our table
It really was lovely. It was Valentines Day, so it was crowded and there was a fixed menu. Even so, we had excellent service and were not rushed. We had 2 complaints. First, our steaks were not warm. There was a dollop of butter on them and it wouldn't (couldn't) melt. But the flavor was good. The dessert plate was also subpar. My husband who is a sweet freak didn't even finish his. The complaints we had are things that you get on Valentines day. Even with the crowd, the patio was absolutely beautiful. We will definitely go back and look forward to a "non" Valentines Day experience.
Went for a Valentines dinner and was really excited to grab a table and was disappointed in the food experience. We had gone for happy hour and absolutely loved the food and overall experience and was VERY excited to go back for a dinner. Very disappointed in the prefixed menu, food was precooked and not even fully reheated, lack flavor and just felt like my food should of been warm for $80 a plate.
Enjoyed everything about our dinner with friends except the waiter was always in a hurry and we had to wave him to a stop every time we needed something. He was polite and courteous but not particularly attentive to good service. I got the feeling that he was managing too many tables.
Disappointed. Had family here from out of state (first time in PS). We were SO excited to have our dinner with you but server/kitchen had us waiting too long between courses. Servers came by, cleared ALL our plates, silverware AND the salt & pepper and we hadn't even received our main course yet. We finally got our last course after being there 2 hours! My brother in law was REALLY disappointed to see his $36 Scallops special had only THREE scallops! That was way overpriced! Unfortunately this isn't the only time we'v had issues with the service here. But this time, when we mentioned to our server that we'd waited a long time she said "We don't even turn in your next course until you've finished the last one. That's how we do it here." We keep trying it again hoping for it to be better but finally thinking we won't be going back, just can't count on good service. Too bad because they have beautiful atmosphere.
We really like Lavender Bistro and have been there several times. This time the food was not up to our expectations; considering past meals and the $$$$. The risotto was under cooked and the scallops were good, but only 4 a little larger than a quarter. The lobster bisque was very good, not great.
Will give it another try, of course.
Very busy as it was just before Valentines. Service was good but food was not as good as usual. Soup was only warm and main entree very much on the cool side as if it had sat for sometime before being served. Always been impressed so will not flush them on just this one so so experience.
This was by far one of the best dining experiences we have ever had in the Palm Springs, CA area! I would say that it is in our top 5 best dining experiences ever and that is saying a lot since we travel and dine out often! Great place and we will be back the next time to the area!!!
We specifically made our reservations for Thursday night knowing that roast Beef was going to be on the menu. We were very disappointed that it was not available . Our food was good but not fantastic. The food looked like it had been plated and heated up as needed and even with that, it could have been a little warmer. The service was good - so no complaints as far as our waiter is concerned.
Patio is charming, cocktails were outstanding, wines by the glass are a little limited, but adequate. Prime rib was cooked perfectly and very tender. Tons of wait staff. A little pricey but not outrageous. I will be a repeat customer and I would definitely feel comfortable recommending to others.
We celebrated our 26th anniversary and was promptly seated outdoors on a balmy Thursday evening. Live background music along with trees covered in lights added to the ambiance.
Service was excellent and the prime rib and baked fish were perfectly prepared. We shared a delicious pear walnut salad and the waiter brought a complimentary chocolate dessert when he learned it was our anniversary.
We are new in town and this was our first visit. Based on our experience, we will bring visitors when the temperature allows for outdoor dining as it did this week. There were several tables of large groups and the next time we will bring additional couples and spend more time enjoying their venue.
Everything was great except we arrived 15 minutes early for a 5:30 reservation. We were asked to wait in the bar. The bar was crowded and their was no seating. One in our party was disabled and was very uncomfortable with not being able to sit. We finally left the restaurant and there was a bench outside where we waited. Otherwise we might just have continued to our car and gone elsewhere.
Once seated the service and food was great. It was "prime-rib special" night and it did not disappoint. The live music was also excellent.
We had such a wonderful time at Lavendar Bistro! The outdoor patio is gorgeous. The live music was fabulous. And the food was delicious! It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary--very lively and fun, but still beautiful and romantic. We loved everything we had--steelhead salmon, lobster ravioli, french onion soup, tomato basil soup... everyone made us feel very special and we just couldn't have had a better time. We'll be back soon!
We had a reservation for 7:30 and were a few minutes early so waited up front as they told us that the table would be ready shortly. There were a couple of tables of apparent "regulars" that were seated before us and the hostesses (I think there were 2) seemed to be a little flustered about getting us our table. But they were very pleasant and kept us updated on the table so we were ok with waiting. We were seated against the back wall by where the waiters all congregated to put in their orders and run the credit cards so a lot of traffic. The rest of the area down below where we were looked lovely and I wish we were seated there, but we figured we weren't by the kitchen so we'd live with it.
Wait staff was very attentive but we felt like we were a little rushed through our courses but it was crowded and the tables were turned over repeatedly.
It was all worth it because the food was excellent. I had the Fig and Prosciutto salad to start, and would have ordered a second one if i could have... excellent!!! I had the chicken which was moist and had a lovely flavor. It was a lot of chicken so I couldn't eat it all, which was a shame it was so good. The rest of our party had salmon or the sole and they all said the fish was really good!
Would recommend this as a great place to go for a special meal, great atmosphere and good food,
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