We are lucky to have a variety of restaurants in the area. With so many to choose from, please allow us to point you in the direction of some of our favorites. Below, you’ll find our top picks. Please let us know if you would like us to book a table for you.
AMERICAN - ARNOLD PALMER'S 760.771.GOLF
78164 Avenue 52, LA QUINTA
This is the place to see and be seen while you enjoy elegant American comfort cuisine. Arnold Palmer’s has four dining rooms including, you guessed it, the Palmer Room. Take pleasure in nightly entertainment in the bar or wander out to the putting green which is open every night.
AMERICAN - LA QUINTA CLIFFHOUSE 760.360.5991
78250 HWY. 111, LA QUINTA.
Their website says, "The menu offers American Classics with an emphasis on unique preparations." What do we say? It’s REALLY good! Cliffhouse offers amazing steak and seafood at reasonable prices. They also have a happy hour and delicious desserts! It’s a great place to relax and enjoy tasty food in a casual atmosphere. Can’t you see why this is our top pick?
DINER/COFFE SHOP - LOUISE’S PANTRY 760.771.3330
47150 Washington St, La Quinta
(About .25 mile away from Lake La Quinta Inn.)
Louise’s Pantry first opened in 1945 as a pharmacy lunch counter. Though the location has changed, the menu remains the same. It offers inexpensive but delicious diner cuisine. Great for every meal of the day!
FUN/OUTDOORS- TOMMY BAHAMA'S 760.836.0188
Located at the Gardens of El Paseo, Palm Desert
This colonial style tropical café is just the place to dress down, kick back, and order a yummy mango tango martini. Or maybe a mojito! Listen to the cool steel drum band on weekends and enjoy lunch or dinner. (Dress= tropical cool.)
Phone: (760) 771-4400 Fax: (760) 262-3242
78-477 Highway 111,La Quinta, CA 92253
Brasserie [bras-uh-ree], the French term for brewery, refers to an unpretentious restaurant that serves drinks and classic Parisian bistro food. La Brasserie is an authentic French bistro that juxtaposes sophistication, charm and casualness with a high-energy environment. Patrons are enveloped by the authentic style and comfort from the moment they walk through the door. The menu features fresh and traditional bistro cuisine prepared by the highly experienced French chef and owner, Emmanuel Janin.
The chef/owners’ European influence is evident in every aspect of La Brasserie. From the ambiance, to the courteous service, and of course the food and wine; this family owned and operated bistro will be everyone’s favorite neighborhood eatery.
ITALIAN - CASTELLI'S 760.773.3365
73 098 Highway 111, Palm Desert
You might feel like you walked onto the set of the Sopranos. You’ll want to try the fettuccine alfredo with chicken or one of the vitello (veal) dishes or the pork chops, which we think are the best anywhere! (Julia’s favorite!)
JAPANESE - OKURA ROBATA GRILL 760.564.5820
78-370 Highway 111, Point Happy Plaza
(NW CORNER OF HWY 111/WASHINGTON)
"Irasaimasai," is Japanese for "welcome," a greeting you’ll always hear when you enter into the luxurious atmosphere at Okura. Outstanding service, decadent sushi, and wonderful cooked food as well are just some of the treats awaiting you. Be sure to try their tempura and lamb. (Lora’s favorite!)