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Lavender Bistro

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78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922 (Desert Club Drive)
+1 760-564-5353
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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La Quinta, California
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248 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well run French restaurant with a great patio dining area lit in many small white lights. It is tres chic et romantic. Four of our group had reservations (recommended) for 5:30pm Sunday to make sure we could get into the patio. From November to April is THE SEASON so just getting in is the trick. As it... More 

1 Thank Chris R
Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with a group of about 12 and sat on the patio. Great service, great atmosphere and the food was delicious. I had the calamari app, which was perfectly done - just a teensy bit of breading/coating on it seared, and tossed with some sort of slaw. The duck was also fantastic! The inside seating looked nice but nothing... More 

Thank amy43212
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212 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the many staff members near our table, we had to ask for menus, to get drinks, to get our order taken , and then for the check. Service the worst I have encountered. Food very good but expensive. Still not a bad choice in Old Town La Quinta.

Thank 2Midwest
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took clients for dinner. The outdoor dinner setting was delightful and relaxing. Meanwhile, the service and food were excellent. Our group's meals varied from steak, to pork chops, to lobster ravioli. Everyone raved about their meal. I'd also note that they had a very good wine list.

Thank Savoy63
La Quinta, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints and I am always proud to recommend and then have people go on that recommendation and love it too. Itis one of the finest restaurants in the Coachella Valley

Thank Marge D
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and fun happy hour with a variety of different kinds of entertainment! Try the yummy lemon drop martinis!

Thank Shannon55
Berkeley, California
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed both ambience and food at a dinner arranged in conjunction with a family wedding. Everyone enjoyed the good food, relaxed atmosphere, and attentive wait staff. All ages, tastes, food restrictions, no problem. I would definitely recommend for a special event and look forward to coming again. Filet mignon was outstanding.

1 Thank T2011PQcarol
Tucson, Arizona
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349 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ended our 5 night visit to the area with dinner at Lavender, and we are going home happy. The atmosphere is charming, the service good and the food is fresh and delicious. My only complaint is how closely the tables are packed and the minuscule size of a 4-top which did not have adequate space for dining essentials. Thankfully,... More 

Thank Nancy T
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ok, I am relieved. I posted a slightly disappointed review of Lavender Bistro last year and pledged to go back to see why our experience was so different from the many other glowing reviews. Suffice to say, I am glad to report Lavender Bistro was wonderful and our experience was top-notch. Perhaps it was just our waiter that made such... More 

1 Thank Lee C
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Decided to try dinner here although we'd never visited before. We went on a Sunday night which was nice because it wasn't very busy. Beautiful atmosphere out on the patio & enjoyed the background music. Very attentive servers. Four different salads & entrees and everyone was happy. My sister (who has eaten all over the world) declared it the best... More 

Thank Mary T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
    (Desert Club Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-5353
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?