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La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar

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$$ - $$$
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78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253 (Washington Street)
+1 760-360-5991
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North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wish I could add to the positive reviews but I would NEVER waste my money on this restaurant again! We have never been to this area of California before but are here for a week and have had many stellar meals in the La Quinta area (phenomenal dinners at Cork and Fork, lavender Bistro, Morgan's), even our lunches at Stuft... More 

Thank Kathey R
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate at the Cliffhouse on our last night of vacation. It was fabulous. The waitstaff was excellent and the food and drink was superb. I especially enjoyed the Sea Bass-- very tender and moist with excellent flavor--i think it was bit of green curry. Delish! I would definitely go back!

Thank Karen L
Dayton, Ohio
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161 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had 5pm reservations and were seated in the regular dining room so we could enjoy the sunset over the mountains. Service and food were excellent. My husband had the simply grilled salmon and I went for the salmon that was rather sweet. The presentation was amazing and we had enough to take home for another meal! Parking is by... More 

Thank an2net_10
Del Mar, California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dine outside under the stars and moonlight...next to the cliff, with bronze statues of the bighorn sheep, amidst a glowing fireplace. Great bar and the food is excellent, time and time again. A full parking lot tells it all!

1 Thank Lynne D
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the atmosphere is good however the evening we were there it was very crowded. not enough room for me, food was ok, my entrée had been rushed so had to send it back which it was Duck & was not tender over cooked.

Thank MR.KIM S
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of about 12 from a Meetup met for dinner at Cliffhouse on Saturday night. We were seated outdoors with a heatlamp nearby that was actually too warm for a very mild evening which is typical low desert weather in February. Otherwise the setting was very pleasant with the artificial, but attractive-looking, rock facings in the background. The food... More 

Thank Tara R
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner with friends here recently. The wine list was very nice (Wed. was 50% 0ff wine nite), the menu was very interesting. Our meal was excellent and the service was amazing from Laurie and Devon. Can't wait to go back again.

Thank Tom Z
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to the Cliff House for 3 years now. I usually go for the early bird specials as it is $20.xx for 2 courses. I really have enjoyed the salmon and the flank steak is excellent, however last nights BBQ ribs were over done. What I really like about the place is the ambiance. I have always... More 

Thank KVEvich
La Quinta, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone here for Happy Hour several times and it never disappoints. The Valet parking system is superb and no charge. You can sit outside or inside or on a heated patio. The Happy Hour items are the same as what is served at dinner just 1/2 price. Who doesn't like that. Highly recommend for either dinner or Happy... More 

1 Thank valerievanhorn
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, great Happy hour, Great steak tartare, great seafood stew, Great salads, Multiple visits, we ordered almost everything on the menu and everyone was happy. Friday nights, service can be slow.

Thank d0cbernard

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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
Dinner, Lunch, 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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
    (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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