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Cafe Des Beaux-arts

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73640 El Paseo Ste 1, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4340 (Larkspur)
+1 760-346-0669
08:00 - 21:00
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice French restaurant situated in the heart of Palm Desert's ritzy El Paseo Shopping District. Great for lunch and dinner, this gem features a very extensive menu featuring many French specialties. Coq au vin, Crepe Suzette, French Onion Soup, Escargot are just some of the many delectable choices on the menu...all served with piping hot French Bread... More 

Thank princessvizzy
Des Moines, Iowa
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Here with friends and family on a Sunday morning. We sampled different foods and everyone enjoyed what they ordered including: croissants, fruit, omelettes, and versions of eggs Benedict including the café special version. The reason for the four-star is related to the service. Our server was a gentleman with an attitude, we weren't sure if he was unfriendly or overworked... More 

Thank Kathy L
Conroe, Texas
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were vacationing in our RV in Palm Desert which seems to have an overwhelming number of good restaurants. One of our favorite things to do while in Palm Desert is to walk El Paseo street and visit the various art dealers. On one trip we decided to try this restaurant for lunch. I really can't say... More 

Thank Mike B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here in the late afternoon and sat at the bar to enjoy the happy hour specials. The service by Jim the bartender was excellent as were our small plate choices. We enjoyed conversation with other guests sitting at the small bar. I would advise going around 4 p.m. to get a seat as there are only 16 at... More 

Thank Tom M
Irvine, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very interesting. It was full. The waiters were exciting. The food was delicious. It was a really nice restaurant.

Thank thesuperdee
Palm Desert, California
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at the restaurant on Valentines Day. It was a fixed menu. Our waiter was very nice but totally screwed up. Everybody, but me were taken care of, but the waiter totally screwed up my entire meal, brought the wrong order of soup, had to redo it, then forgot to bring it to me, so everybody else were eating... More 

Thank Paul M
Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

...and this isn't just any Cafe! The family is welcoming, the staff engaging and the food exceptional. The dinner menu is extensive so it's hard to make up your mind as to what to try. The Sand Dabs were cooked piccata style and fabulous; salads crisp and tasty. Wonderful wine menu. Great for a group of 8 or a table... More 

Thank sjks16
Lake Arrowhead, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding French cuisine. our group enjoyed the French onion soup, rack of lamb, beef medallions, beef bourgione, boulibasse, and sand dabs piccata. Dessert was delicious too, profiteroles and chocolate & Banana crepe. Definitely will be back.

Thank arrowhead5m
Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch while walking down El Paseo. Busiest place on the street but service was good and food was too.

Thank rmooregso
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this place before it was quite good but unfortunately this time the food was lacking. The service was nice and the atmosphere is great but all of our meals were average at best. Hopefully maybe next time it'll be better

Thank maggi h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73640 El Paseo Ste 1, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4340
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-346-0669

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