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Lavender Bistro

78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
+1 760-564-5353
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tomato salad” (7 reviews)
“duck” (29 reviews)
“sole” (23 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
78073 Calle Barcelona, La Quinta, CA 92253-2922
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and food. Outside patio has a wonderful with a garden, twinkle lit ambiance and live guitar music. Individual cabana areas surround the patio for larger/private parties. These had round tables with seating for up to 8. Great area for small party. Inside restaurant...More

Thank SJR55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The outdoor dining at Lavender offers a romantic intimate setting among the canopy from the trees and tiny white lights. The food is spectacular as the chef expertly crafts each meal and the service is impeccable. I strongly recommend Lavenders Bistro for any occasion.

Thank 1Golfcrazy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting. Food a little pricey, but well worth it. Sat outdoors with beautiful acoustic guitar singer. Our waiter was t notch! Wonderful evening.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice upscale restaurant. Absolutely worth price. Fresh food made with local ingredients. Good for a romantic evening or just an evening to get dressed up and have good food.

Thank jgfsdg
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had dinner here in the evening on the patio. The atmosphere was very romantic and the food very good. The sole was prepared perfectly and the wine choices excellent.

Thank RDK12345
Reviewed 4 May 2017

First time trying this amazing restaurant & hope we get another opportunity to go again. Our experience was magical from the time we walked in the door until we left. I ordered the pork entre and it was scrumptious. May be the best meal I...More

Thank Beth2786
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for more than five years and have never been disappointed with our experiences. Most of the tables for dining are located within an enclosed area in the middle of the restaurant. This seclusion combined with subdued lighting and music have...More

Thank Shermyanne
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were told that we must go to Lavender! So we went last Friday night and were delighted to sit outside on the patio. It was magical and the lights on the trees, the guitarist playing romantic music and the food was soooo good. My...More

Thank annemkaplan
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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 26 April 2017 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
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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, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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.
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