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Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253-8909
+1 760-771-4653
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatloaf” (45 reviews)
“sea bass” (32 reviews)
“ribs” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253-8909
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a piece of Arnold. It's an historical "museum memory" of a wonderful golfer and a generous, giving man. Enjoy the bar food with entertainment, or enjoy the golf settings for a wonderful restaurant experience. Feel Arnie's presence and his iconic kindness as...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my absolute favorites in the desert and is a must if you are staying in the east end of the desert. Dining on their patio is the way to go as the firelights create a romantic ambience and the service has...More

Thank james j
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I was there with a group of golfers and we dined in the large private room. The service, food, decor and memorabilia was second to none. I had the lobster bisque and NY cut steak with asparagus which were both excellent. The wine list is...More

Thank SydneyTraveller_2008
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Took my husband for his special birthday, great place for a serious golfer. Had a table on the patio with a lovely view. There was a mix up with the appetizer order, but our deserts were comp'd. We all loved our main courses, the sea...More

Thank nikimc
Reviewed 26 May 2017

My friend had asked for recommendations for dinner while in Palm Springs, and this restaurant was recommended. The restaurant was busy and lively. Great atmosphere. Had a drink in the bar prior to moving to our table. We were seated in a quiet room, off...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

There were 15 people from all over California . The food was amazing I had the halibut it was tender and just the right amount . Drinks were on point The staff was great all of our food came out hot and on point ....More

Thank kennethc723
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We had calamari, prime rib, salmon and beef stroganoff (an Arnie favorite). Calamari was great. Stroganoff was made with beef tenderloin, but we didn't like the sauce very much. Prime rib and salmon were large and tasty. Highlights of the dinner were the various dining...More

Thank Steveh3Texas
Reviewed 24 May 2017

On a visit to Palm Springs, we were told to not miss Arnold Palmer's Restaurant in La Quinta. It is a beautifully appointed eatery with - what else - a golf theme. We were with a large group of 12, so we were given a...More

Thank satcheldog
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Service was excellent -- The Happy Hour menu is fairly extensive and the portions generous. The room was very noisy and is the only down side.

1  Thank SunnysMom
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you for proving an excellent menu...different than most and with an excellent variety from lobster mac to meatloaf, along with great steaks, fish, and rack of lamb. Excellent wedge saiad too. Great wine list and reasonably priced.

Thank Sariah11
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2 September 2016|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
Only service dogs
20 January 2016|
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Response from Garry L | Reviewed this property |
House wine and well drinks are $5. HH menu ranges from $ to $18.
Paul S
22 February 2015|
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Response from jlw49 | Reviewed this property |
No idea about management, just know that it is well run now and the entire staff was very polite, helpful and menu knowledgeable, plus the food was excellent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253-8909
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-4653
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Arnold Palmer's Restaurant features Progressive American cuisine, including fresh seafood, steaks, and some of Arnie's great comfort foods. This one-of-a-kind restaurant features an impressive wine room that houses 2,500 bottles of wine and an exclusive Chef's Table for special events. A variety of live entertainment in the evening in Arnie's Pub sets the atmosphere for guests to enjoy a unique dining experience. The extensive newly remodled patio offers stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, a cozy outdoor fire pit for guests to gather and a putting green where visitors can work on their game.
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