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La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill and Bar

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78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253 (Washington Street)
+1 760-360-5991
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the ambiance and food/drinks plus had excellent service. The wait staff was attentive to our needs as it was a cooler evening on patio and they quickly lighted the surrounding heaters to add to our comfort. We had wine and appetizers (onion rings, shrimp cocktail, potstickers) and all delicious. I had scallops and they were done perfectly with lightly... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Save your money! Service was mediocre at best, overpriced. $36 for 3 scallops and a few mixed veggies. Looked like a McD Happy Meal. 2 other entrees were bland and average. Special that nite was the best of the 4 dinners. This place had great reviews but many other places in the Coachella Valley are far superior.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at this lovely restaurant. From the moment we arrived, the valet service was top notch, the walk up stairs, having a drink at the bar and then being seated on the patio for our meal. It was first class all the way! Highly recommend and don't forget to request the patio if you book through... More 

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SoCal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A favorite for locals especially for Happy Hour on the outside patio. Get there early as it can become crowded.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stopped in for a drink. The wait time for a table was 1 hour for dinner but we lucked out and found to seats at the bar. We already decided that dinner is a must do next time we are in La Quinta.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived about 15 minutes early for a dinner reservation and went to the enormous square bar area. There were no seats it was packed... a good sign. We were seated on time. This is a multi level restaurant with many rooms and levels. The food was very good. We had a variety of appetizers and entrees. All delicious. Service... More 

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Wichita, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here. Nice view of the mountains. Bar was very busy with happy hour. I would recommend a reservation for dinner. We were there on a Monday night and it was very busy. Service was good. We had the roasted chicken and the gnocchi. Both were good size portions, well prepared and great flavor. We were too full... More 

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North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wish I could add to the positive reviews but I would NEVER waste my money on this restaurant again! We have never been to this area of California before but are here for a week and have had many stellar meals in the La Quinta area (phenomenal dinners at Cork and Fork, lavender Bistro, Morgan's), even our lunches at Stuft... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate at the Cliffhouse on our last night of vacation. It was fabulous. The waitstaff was excellent and the food and drink was superb. I especially enjoyed the Sea Bass-- very tender and moist with excellent flavor--i think it was bit of green curry. Delish! I would definitely go back!

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 5pm reservations and were seated in the regular dining room so we could enjoy the sunset over the mountains. Service and food were excellent. My husband had the simply grilled salmon and I went for the salmon that was rather sweet. The presentation was amazing and we had enough to take home for another meal! Parking is by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$31
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78250 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-360-5991
Description
From the moment you approach the Cliffhouse you are surrounded by the dramatic sights and sounds of this desert destination. Jutting from a massive rock outcropping above the desert floor the Cliffhouse is renowned for its spectacular views across the valley and providing a lively, casual destination to enjoy a menu of American classics with innovative preparations focused on premium steaks and seafood at great prices. The historic ranch house ambiance complete with a massive fireplace, expansive windows and rustic beamed ceilings creates a warm welcoming environment from which to gaze at the magnificent mountains, share a meal and conversation and stay awhile. The menu highlights vibrant flavors from the valley along with a generous selection of fresh fish and seafood. The wine list has been thoughtfully chosen to complement the food and provide reasonably priced selections including rare and limited bottles.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?