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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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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First rate restaurant hidden from may but worth the exploration. Sat outside on a cool evening but with the heat lamps, all went above expectations. Service was outstanding, drinks were well and the food was delivered wonderfully. Food Quality was superb.

Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Lavendar to celebrate my birthday on a Sunday evening. Lots of people....no corkage fee on Sunday's? We sat on the patio surrounded by the trees so beautifully lit up. Service was good. Food was good. They brought the most delicious chocolate dessert...candle in a strawberry. A total success for my birthday celebration. Will definitely return for a... More 

Thank Chris0h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent apples in the bar! A busy place! it was raining so we didn't get to test out the patio but it looks lovely with such a nice ambiance. My new favourite restaurant!

Thank grandmaCanada
Ontario, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely ambiance. Service was slow but we were a large group of 12 and I find that always slows things down. Menu was great. My entre was the Main Lobster Ravioli and unfortunately I was disappointed in this. It came with a nice piece of Lobster meat that was excellent. My issue was with the sauce. It was very "tomatoey"... More 

Thank milkeway04
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a great reputation as a fining dining experience. The inside "formal" dining area is not very big but has an intimate feel. It has a good size outdoor patio. After enjoying a cocktail, we began our meal by both ordering the French onion soup, it was very delicious. For my entrée, I ordered the Scottish salmon on... More 

Thank LarryH0322
Denton, Texas
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me just say , best place for dinner in La Quinta. It can get crowded and noisy in the bar area, but it's worth it. Waitresses can get busy, but they are polite and patient. Food was good. Our friends are regulars there.

Thank Hangar1
San Francisco, CA
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us had dinner here on January 7th for a friend's Birthday. The ambiance and food is excellent. The live musician was great, and played the guitar beautifully. The food was excellent. Between us we ordered salmon, filet, osso busco, NY steak and filet of sole. All were excellent. I had the onion soup as an appetizer and it... More 

Thank KimSanFrancisco
Temecula, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a delicious chicken dish and my husband had the prime rib. The food was a little pricey but good. We would consider coming back back for a special occasion but not on an everyday regular type visit

Thank Hawaiianbee
Gainesville, Fl
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227 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very excited about dining here as the pictures look amazing. We were not disappointed, it is magical looking on the patio. We had a nice table and there was a gentleman playing music which was a lovely touch. We had the Tomato Bisque which was outstanding, and the Lavender Seasonal Salad which was bland in taste. I ordered... More 

Thank G8tors5
Denver, Colorado
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120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone raves about Lavender so we decided to try it on a recent trip to the desert. We sat on the patio as it was a fairly warm night under the heat lamps and it was quite comfortable, I didn't get cold once! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the patio lights and lavender napkins in the wine glasses are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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?