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La Quinta Cliffhouse Bar and Lounge

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78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253-2074 (Washington Street)
+1 760-360-5991
15:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 15:30 - 22:00
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Lincoln, California
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The ambiance is beautiful & wait staff attentive. However, my wedge salad was extremely overdressed dressed so much so that I couldn't eat it. Being with guests, I was too embarrassed to send it back. The wine list is on a computer tablet which makes the assumption that people know how to use it. I did but 2 of my... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have had great experiences here in the past, and the venue is worth the visit; built on the side of a hill, and noted for sunset dinners. Tonight, the service and the food was just average. It didn't help that we weren't that hungry, but had an early dinner time due to demand. My chicken was not overdone, but... More 

Thank Jerry L
Vienna, Austria
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Summer in Palm Desert - yes, we were these idiots and loved it in spite of the temperatures, which meant no gloves ;-) Ok, back to work, we had an enjoyable happy hour at the Cliffhouse including their happy hour priced bar food and loved it all. The staff was very attentive and made our stay a happy one. The... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to this fine restaurant. Our friends know it well so our felt comfortable we would enjoy. It's a restaurant with a fine presence when you arrive and enter. I liked the step route up the stairs taking in the waterfall and bronze mountain goats. They were right. My scalloaps followed by shrimp Spagetti were very well presented... More 

Thank aholyman
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High quality food in a lovely setting with excellent service Very popular place for happy hour as well

Thank raddoc5
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I met some friends for happy hour and sat in the bar it was great! The food is really good. Lots of atmosphere. Has great views and if you like people watching you get that too. It can get a bit noisy in the bar area so if you want a quieter evening then I suggest the dining room.

Thank Shannon55
State College, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner there the views were amazing , the food was awesome and the service was outstanding I highly recommend this place !!

Thank cintin07
Glendora, California
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mountain Terrace outdoor patio is set against the cliffs. We used that location for a wedding rehearsal dinner for a party of 50. We had an open bar for the first hour and cash only for the rest of our stay. The three choices for our entree were: sugar-spice salmon, steak, and a chicken plate. Everyone there enjoyed their... More 

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Murrieta, California
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227 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a wedding rehearsal dinner here for 45 people. What a beautiful setting! The food and service were excellent!

Thank kaj20
Concord, California
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a dinner here in the banquet room. The location is very nice tucked against the rocks. Restaurant is very pretty and the patio is very nice with lights strung up above. A good place to sip a cocktail and watch the sun set. The meal was very good. I had the hula pie for dessert which made me think... More 

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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$30 - US$31
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
15:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253-2074
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-360-5991
From the moment you approach the 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 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 historic ranch house ambiance complete with a massive fireplace, expansive windows and rustic beamed ceilings creates a warm welcoming environment from which to gaze at the magnificent mountains, share a meal and conversation and stay awhile. 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.

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