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Escena Lounge and Grill

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$$ - $$$
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1100 Clubhouse View Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-0574 (Vista Chino, just east of Gene Autry)
+1 760-992-0002
06:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must place to have a meal and a must to sit on the patio which offers beautiful Vista views of the San Juanito mountains, the 9th green, and the departing air traffic. Food and refreshments just add to the spectacular setting and we definitely try to get here more than once each visit! Reservations recommended if you want seating... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A "Cousins Reunion" brought 20 of us to Escena for Sunday Brunch. What a wonderful experience. The table was ready when we arrived at 10 am. The food was delicious; no complaints. Both my veggie omelet and the Eggs Benedict were "the best we've ever had." The kitchen also accommodated one who must be gluten-free. The service was excellent --... More 

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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of 3 for lunch. We arrived early and got the best table on the veranda. On a sunny day it's lovely, with 5-star views. The food was quite good. I had the salmon niçoise, with very fresh greens. Service could have been better.

Thank shaidan
Lincoln, Rhode Island
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332 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the spot for lunch when it's a nice day . The view is breathtaking and so relaxing 😎. We split the Cobb salad and was plenty . Inside has a huge firepit . There is also happy hours. Worth the stop. Service good and quick

Thank Budmanri
Irvine, California
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144 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Our party of 10 arrived at 10:30 AM. Just a slight wait while they prepared our table. The recent stormy weather was dissipating, yet a few cloud remained and covered the very top of the nearby mountains. A slight breeze prevailed, and shorts were a bit cool, jacket required. Some started out with the Bottomless Champagne, others with the Bottomless... More 

Thank James W
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Food was pretty good...Not the best...But quite nice. Staff was excellent,and the ambiance of the outdoor seating perfect even at night in February. Try the ribs..Or the blackened chicken salad

Thank Melody B
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We had lunch today with friends and decided to try Escena. The view across the golf course to the mountains was beautiful and expansive. The food was good. We had the salmon, blackened chicken salad and Cuban sandwiches. The service was good with water and drinks never being empty until the end of the meal. Clearly, they wanted to turn... More 

Thank MMercogliano
San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Try to fit this restaurant in. A bit away from center of town but certainly worth the trip. Wonderful views from most every table, a menu with choices for all and check out the Happy Hour! Very reasonable prices also.

Thank SanDiegoZelda
Palm Springs, California
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176 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Inside or outside, the views are fab. The portions shareable and their chips superb. Good for groups. Love the chicken salad and a friend had the best mushroom soup ever.

Thank nancyinChicago_13
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Golf was great but the food and service here are exceptional. Beautiful views and a very relaxing atmosphere. If you want a nice place to take someone for lunch or dinner this place should be on your list.

Thank screaminreel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Clubhouse View Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-0574
    (Vista Chino, just east of Gene Autry)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-992-0002
Escena Lounge and Grill pairs delectable California-fusion cuisine with eye-popping design and a playful, retro vibe. Spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas frame majestic views of the towering San Jacinto Mountains. Voted Best New Restaurant of 2010 by readers of Palm Springs Life, Escena Lounge + Grill is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour. Hours, menus and live entertainment schedules vary seasonally; please call or check our website for current information. Escena Lounge + Grill is located within the Escena Palm Springs community and is connected to the stunning Escena Golf Club. Dining and golf are open to the public year-round. Enter from Vista Chino 200 yards east of Gene Autry Trail.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?