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Arnold Palmer's Restaurant

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78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253-8909 (Washington Street)
+1 760-771-4653
00:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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176 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

We had a delightful evening on the patio. Wonderful guitar playing and you could still have a pleasant conversation. The ambience made for a magical dining experience! The drinks were a little highly priced but oh so worth it! Our waiter, Cesar, was so wonderful. He made the evening special! When he heard it was my husband's birthday, he said... More 

Thank Dotty M
Belgrade, Serbia
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157 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

We very disappointed expecting a great place very high on Trip Advisor. The place is rather snobby for local rich people. Ok, we have not reserved, and therefore got the place where we have been alone in some salon, looking very very expensive, with lot of vine bottles around. Automatically the atmosphere was very bad.The dinner was only average. Especially... More 

Thank valdothebird
La Quinta, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

We, along with12 of our wine loving friends, had a wonderful experience at Arnold Palmer's last Friday. We were treated like royalty from the moment we walked in. From champagne and passed hors d'oeuvres on the putting green we were led to the wine room where we were served lobster bisque that was unanimously described as "beyond fabulous." The sea... More 

1 Thank Marsha S
Palo Alto, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

The dinner was great as usual and the service by our waiter Erik likewise....We always make reservations inside just in case of windy/dusty time. The setting is perfect with all the Arnold Palmer memorabilia and occasionally we've seen Mr. Palmer there dining. Not pretentious but comfortable ,"classy" and friendly....service is attentive but not overbearing. In the bar area it is... More 

1 Thank patricia f
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

I've been to Arnold Palmer's a couple of times previously always with a group of guys on our annual golf trip to La Quinta. This time I was able to take my family as we came to the area for our annual spring break trip. I had hyped this place up and it didn't disappoint! From the hostess who seated... More 

1 Thank Corbin22
Mahomet, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

First class!! Food was excellent with a awesome atmosphere. Lovely outdoor seating with a guitar playing. Besides the excellent food was our waiter John who made our evening at Arnold Palmer's very enjoyable and great service. Can't wait to return next year!!

1 Thank DRegal
Santa Ana, California
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

We had dinner on the patio on a beautiful evening, very comfortable and no heaters required. The service was excellent, our entrees came out just as we finished our starters. Wide ranging wine list allowed us to find good wines without breaking the bank. Dishes ranged from upscale to homey/hearty (meatloaf, beed stroganoff). Excellent desert menu as well. The memoriabilia... More 

1 Thank Labonnevie_12
La Quinta, California
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191 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Palmer's has finally reoriented itself to what it does best -- serve comfort food in a delightful setting with attentive service. The food is what Arnie likes, steaks, meatloaf, fish and banana splits. The outdoor patio is fantastic and can be utilized most nights. They have heaters when chilly and misters when too warm. La Quinta's best restaurant

1 Thank Steven W
New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

A very good restaurant with a lovely outdoor seating area. Very elegant service that should not do a food auction when serving. Hot, delicious bread bought to the table. Caesar salad was crispy and tasty. The entrees we had were good, but not great. Shrimp scampi lacked flavor and substance. Need to be served with a vegetable to make it... More 

1 Thank Callmyname
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Good basics. Home style cooking. Drinks are the main fare. You can have meatloaf and mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese or steak or salmon. Order the crisps and bleu cheese dip for an appetizer.

1 Thank Beth88Beth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78164 Avenue 52, La Quinta, CA 92253-8909
    (Washington Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-771-4653
Summer Closure June 12 through Sept 22 Arnold Palmer's Restaurant features Progressive American cuisine, including fresh seafood, steaks, and some of Arnie's great comfort foods. This one-of-a-kind restaurant features an impressive wine room that houses 2,500 bottles of wine and an exclusive Chef's Table for special events. A variety of live entertainment in the evening in Arnie's Pub sets the atmosphere for guests to enjoy a unique dining experience. The extensive newly remodled patio offers stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, a cozy outdoor fire pit for guests to gather and a putting green where visitors can work on their game.

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