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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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South Pasadena, California
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 11 had dinner last night and the service that Reggie provide was excellent! The food came out perfect. The group ordered many different dishes and everyone was very happy. We had Filet Mignon, Sea Bass special, Lamp Chops, Mussels, Lobster Ravioli- everyone left very Happy. The portions were generous and presented beautifully. We will return to sit... More 

Thank Linda P
Irvine, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This desert restaurant is well known and the duck dish is out of this world.No secret...eat outside and enjoy the live music.Very busy in high season

Thank jimwgauss
Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happy hour food is great and portions are generous. Such a wonderful find! Come with friends or make it a romantic evening!

Thank bissehk
Portland, Oregon
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good bar food, pulled pork w/ truffle fries, sliders, baby back ribs (3) with mac & cheese. Live music, 70's tunes are great for dancing but small dance floor. Huge martini's. Prompt and courteous service. The outdoor seating is beautiful, lights on trees and soft music. We will try the patio next, full menu only.

Thank Colette A
San Diego, California, Usa
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went on prime rib night. The food was very good but the service was extremely slow! We waited and waited for our food. Also we waited sooooooooo long I finally asked the waiter for additional bread - he brought one roll for the two of us. Not good service!

Thank BJK55
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for HH after golf Stick to fries and sliders rest of bar food hit and miss we sent it back Live music was easy listening tunes for white geezers played by a black gentleman in dreads kind of bizarre in a way Had much better HH at ernies tpc west

Thank krismb2015
Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got a tip from a relative about Lavender Bistro. We had dinner reservations but had a busy day and missed lunch, so we went in at happy hour. Giant shrimp cocktail, very good oysters but no cocktail sauce so if it is your preference you have to ask. Also had calamari which were good but not the real crispy... More 

Thank Paul B
Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to this dinner as it came highly recommended. It exceeded our expectations. The lobster ravioli was phenomenal and my boyfriend had the Chicken curry with rice, bananas and pineapple chutney and it was divine. The live music, the lit up courtyard was so romantic and so wonderful. But the best part was the impeccable service.... More 

Thank khrys_2117
Manhattan Beach, California
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While we quite enjoyed the food and the service, the crowd clears out quite early! We went to catch a bite in the bar and it seemed like as soon as the "happy hour" ended the place got empty. While I understand the value of a happy hour crowd in the bar area, the point usually is to draw people... More 

Thank Andy F
Kelowna, Canada
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, let me say, the ambiance was beautiful, and the trees lit up were beautiful. The service was good, but the food.........definitely will not go back, nor recommend. I had the duck, which was very tough, and I sent back. My husband had the pork chop which he said was not seasoned, and he has had better. I... More 

Thank Michelle C

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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
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?