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La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar

78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253
+1 760-360-5991
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream pie” (11 reviews)
“salmon” (52 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253
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1 - 10 of 897 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant has been in business for a very long time. And, their standards have not dropped. Exquisite service, great wines and cocktails, delicious entrees, appetizers and salads, and heavenly deserts. Plenty of parking onsite.

Thank TopChef7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, great service staff, aesthetic atmosphere and views and nestled in a hillside. Great for a date with friend or spouse, special occasions or get together.

Thank Rod W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went there with wife for dinner. we were promptly greeted and seated. decided to order from sunset dinner menu. I had sugar crusted salmon and wife had regular salmon. both were excellent and I'm not a fish lover.came with salad I had the wedge wife...More

Thank Barney B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really like this place. Decorum was excellent and food was really good. Must go when in La Quinta ($$$$) a bit on high end but worth the price for special occasions or if you want to have a great meal.

Thank mickeytravler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice place with a dramatic setting. If you sit in the "bar" area (first come first served) you can order off a menu that has smaller plates and specials at reasonable prices. Well worth a visit.

Thank RC30319
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for my mother's birthday. Upon arrival, we were very impressed with the location and the awesome views. The lobby and bar are beautiful and elegant. And the main dining room has fantastic views of the surrounding desert and mountains. Unfortunately, we...More

1  Thank AiredaleTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice ambience, great menu. Food was excellent for the price. Staff was exceptional, we were celebrating a birthday and we were very impressed with the dessert they brought.

Thank cjudee333
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and romantic. We ordered the calamari, filet and scallops. All were delicious. Staff was wonderful as well

Thank angoodnight
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The food is better than average. You would think a white tablecloth restaurant with white table cloth prices would train their wait staff accordingly. Our waitress was more qualified for Dennys. Interrupted constantly, reached across the table to serve, etc. Very Poor Service. Need trainingMore

Thank jamesy585
kipp d, Owner at La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

My apologies for the poor service. No excuses we blew it. If you will email at kipp.downing@gmail.com with your full name, mailing address, type of credit card used and date of dine I will send you compensation for your experience . Thank you for letting...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

Visiting from the East Coast - my hubby and I were in on a Monday evening. Here's what is interesting about this location - it is literally situated off of a highway. Not a big deal but I was thinking it would be different. We...More

Thank mary a
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Monica M
25 April 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Don't ask for a sunset view. Sit on the patio by the water and Rock feature
marian s
21 February 2017|
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Response from Tom W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I got this too late. The others did a fine job filling in for me.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92253
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-360-5991
  • E-mail
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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