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Lavender Bistro

78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
+1 760-564-5353
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time we go to Lavender (which is about twice a year) we always sit down and say, "Damn, we have to come here more often!" The back patio setting, vibe and ambiance is sensational. Then, when we get the check, we remember why we...More

Thank lakester4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow-we felt like we were at a wedding reception sitting on the patio! The trees trunks are adorned with lights and the whole thing feels festive. The food was good - I had the shrimp and scallop special - but nothing truly extraordinary. Service was...More

Thank mamat122963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried Lavender this week and will definitely be back for more. Reservations recommended and our table of six was easily accommodated just two hours prior to our arrival. We sat al fresco on the patio surrounded by many trees with trunks wrapped in lights...More

Thank J2Deluca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were 6 of us all of us had a great dinner the salads were all great and so we're the entrees.i had a steak that was cooked to my liking and was very good.

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

although the service the night we were there wasnt great - the outstanding food and beautiful setting more than made up for it! and our waiter was actually trying very hard - but they seemed to be a bit short staffed. Eat outside - though...More

1  Thank travelmom2238
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This restaurant has a great vibe and beautiful seating. Sometimes at a restaurant things do go wrong. The waiter forgot our drink and our meal took so long it came out cold. The food was good but that was disappointing. What makes a fine restaurant...More

Thank AnniG2329
Reviewed 16 April 2017

While living in La Quinta area for years, we returned after a two year absence. The restaurant hasn't changed. It is well decorated and has beautiful outdoor seating under huge shade trees. They have an extensive menu and wine list to satisfy any pallet. Reservations...More

Thank Ronald P
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We went on a Sunday night, and it was packed. Apparently a popular destination. We had an enjoyable meal, the service was good and attentive. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the experience (except the bugs!).

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great service, friendly staff at the front desk, fabulous food and beautiful outdoor atmosphere with lit up trees and live music. A great dining experience! The Husband had the Madras Curry with shrimp and loved it. I had the special, which was Sea Bass and...More

Thank Kapuni
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Seasonal restaurant in Old Town La Quinta with a beautiful patio to dine. The food is very good. Reservations are recommended.

Thank raffaele8019
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easter brunch menu and price
1 April 2017|
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Response from Hangar1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we have not ate there for Easter. I am sure if you looked on there website you could find that information.
Lisa G
What are the ingredients you use in your steak tartare and how is it presented and with what accompanies it? (I'm really picky about my tartare😊)...and how much IS you Prime Rib Thursday????
26 July 2015|
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Response from JanW188 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you'll need to ask the restaurant directly.
how much is the prime rib special on Thursdays
13 March 2015|
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Response from Don C | Reviewed this property |
Call Lavender (760) 564 5353 for your answer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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.