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About Lavender Bistro
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.
La Quinta, CA 92253
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
Been here many times without leaving a review. We love coming here and sitting on the outside patio that is lit with twinkling lights. Nice live music. The only thing was we sat too close so it was hard to hear our friends. Our food is always amazing and consistant. Really enjopy it here
We did enjoy being seated outdoors on their pretty patio. Live music was provided which was very nice. Our food was quite delicious but the asparagus was cool, not hot. The dessert seemed old and it tasted just okay. When we spend $10 on a dessert, it should be spectacular! The service was over the top and we would return to this restaurant.
We frequent this restaurant a couple of times a year and are always pleased. However, this most recent occasion brought different results. While my wife was pleased with the quality and quantity of her raviolis, I was very unhappy with my choice of a Pork chop, which was very grisled, hard, and tasteless. At least most of the sides were hot.
Everything was good until the bill came. We had called ahead to inquire about corkage fee and was told that there would be no fee. The bill came with a $25 fee for corkage so we contested it. Next thing we saw was the owner who began arguing that the fee was charged on holidays. When we told him that we had called in and was told no fee, he argued that we were wrong. Finally, under duress, the owner backed off and removed the charge. Did not leave us with a warm and fuzzy feeling about the place.
Lavender Bistro was a great place to celebrate Mother's Day. The outdoor dining was very relaxed, the tables were beautifully decorated and a wonderful jazz guitarist was playing. The menu offered many great options, the food was very tasty and the service was perfect. Not cheap; but, worth every penny. We'll definitely be returning to Lavender Bistro.
We always make sure we visit Lavender Bistro at least once when we are in the dessert . The food was delicious as usual but what was lacking was the usual great service. Our server was slow to take our order and slow to bring the check after dinner and to complete the transaction once the bill was presented. If this had been our first time here it would have been our last time here.
This restaurant has always been a favorite of ours. However, on this evening, the service was extremely poor. We waited for 30 minutes and had to go ask a server to send someone to take our drink orders. When our waiter finally came over, he was less than enthusiastic, and seemed a bit put out. The same was true throughout the whole evening. Other tables came and went while we were still sitting there, looking around for some help. We even had to go find another person to get us our bill. The restaurant was not all that busy on a Monday evening.
While I would certainly come back, I was not at all happy to have my out of town guests have an experience like this.
I have been to Lavender Bistro many times but it was the first time for my date. I was disappointed that there was a wedding that evening so we could not sit outside on the patio with the lights. Because of the wedding it was louder and had more people than usual. It is still my favorite restaurant in the desert.
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