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Cafe Des Beaux-arts

73640 El Paseo Ste 1, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4340
+1 760-346-0669
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“crepes” (35 reviews)
“coq au vin” (9 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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73640 El Paseo Ste 1, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4340
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This could (should) be such a great spot. But alas it is faux Parisian. After one visit I can only comment on my dish (crepé), visual of others, and service. The crepé was served with cubed American ham, some vaguely gruyere cheese, and heavily sauced...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank boltonfish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here many times for lunch and dinner. They are usually busy, and don't take lunch reservations unless for a large party. We've never had to wait more than a couple of minutes for a table. The location on El Paseo is fabulous, as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank snoopy647
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe des Beaux Arts sits on the corner of El Paseo and Larkspur... You enter through Larkspur. Very nice seating... sun or no sun in the mornings. A nice eating place. We were here for breakfast. I had the Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank revolor
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks so inviting from outside, on a corner of El Paseo, it is open to the street, and people are busy enjoying the sunshine and their food. We stopped for breakfast. The service was outstanding, seated immediatly, coffee and food came quickly, even...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank valerieodell1967
Reviewed 30 October 2018

My wife and daughter both started with different soups, both of rich were very good. I had escargots which were very tasty. My seafood feulette was well prepared, the scallops were plump and lightly done and the shrimp were nicely done (they could have been...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Oldfred17
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Highly recommend this restaurant, the service is always exceptional and we always receive such a warm welcome. We both started with a perfect cup of of the French Onion Soup, steaming hot, full of flavour and a delicious cheese crust to top it all off....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KTravers
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came in for lunch, service impeccable an attentive, had the onion soup to start great flavor, my wife had the ham and cheese crepes the lightest and best ever, I had the shrimp scallops and spinach salad, scallops cooked perfect sweet...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We are locals and had lunch there earlier this year. We returned this week to see if it was as good as we remembered, and it is! We all had their salads, based on the great menu selection. I had the chicken curry salad, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PSBil
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here for our second time, first was 3 years ago when we were in the area. Great corner location in the down town area, near some nice boutique shopping. We each had a nice glass of wine and although the menu is varied, we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KatyBoston
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Stopped in for lunch while shopping El Paseo. The tables by the open windows & misters were a big draw. Greeting was friendly & we sat at a nice table looking out onto the street. The complimentary bread was excellent. Fresh and warm. We ordered...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Altius10
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Tom M
11 February 2017|
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Response from Ridelikeyastoleit | Reviewed this property |
Tom. The restaurant is terrible. Try somewhere else. Cheers.
Raymond R
11 December 2015|
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Response from Jim H | Reviewed this property |
Right - google them, they post the current menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73640 El Paseo Ste 1, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4340
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-0669
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