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Le Paon Restaurant

73399 El Paseo Ste 200, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4242
+1 760-610-5320
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“souffle” (14 reviews)
“dover sole” (9 reviews)
“veal” (14 reviews)
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73399 El Paseo Ste 200, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4242
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little difficult to locate so use your GPS and follow the signs to valet parking off of Sage Lane. Beautiful room with soft piano background music. Friendly and accommodating wait staff. Fine selection of wines, mostly French. We had the frog legs appetizer and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 112royf
Antoine B, Manager at Le Paon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure to have you in our establishment. We look forward to see you again. Thank you for your comment. Yours Truly, the Management.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

We hadn't visited this restaurant at it's current location. We had always enjoyed our meals at its former location but when restaurants move things don't always remain the same. However in this case we were blown away with our experience. We had a delightful greeting...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Antoine B, General Manager at Le Paon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

It was a pleasure to have you in our establishment. We look forward to see you again. Thank you for your comment. Yours Truly, the Management.

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

New to the area and looking for a special restaurant to help celebrate our 34th anniversary, we went to Le Paon last night. It’s second floor location is not obvious when driving on El Paseo, but the signs for valet parking provide clues. The restaurant...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Antoine B, Manager at Le Paon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

It was a pleasure to have you in our establishment. We look forward to see you again. Thank you for your comment. Yours Truly, the Management.

Reviewed 27 August 2018

One of the finest dining experiences in the desert. The chef prepares fresh ingredients in the classic European style. A restaurant where the locals outnumber the tourists. The soufflé is outstanding....save room. Expensive and worth every penny!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is one of my favorite places in Palm Desert. Great location, on El Paseo, but on second level of building so don't overlook it. Excellent service, good food and cozy piano bar with delightful bartender Autumn. Antoine Babai, the owner host is very charming...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Few places that still prepare Ceasar Salad table side. The dressing is freshly made an excellent. Service is impeccable. The food is well prepared with good range of choices. Few places that serve homemade date ice-cream.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Antoine B, Manager at Le Paon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

It was a pleasure to have you in our establishment. We look forward to see you again. Thank you for your comment. Yours Truly, the Management.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

A lovely restaurant, with a very attentive wait staff. My sole was delicious. However, it left me wanting more - veggies, side dishes. A friend sent back his order - way too salty and acidic. He got a salad, which he said was OK. He...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This might have been the best visit yet. Perfect table near the doors to the patio. Perfect table near the doors to the patio. warm breezes and views to the north. Impeccable service, including a lot of attention from the owner, who I think took...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Antoine B, Manager at Le Paon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

It was a pleasure to have you in our establishment. We look forward to see you again. Thank you for your comment. Yours Truly, the Management.

Reviewed 8 May 2018

This restaurant is the worst one in the Desert. The food is mediocre and the service ....everyone has their nose in the air!! THEY forget we pay their salaries. Restaurant week last year was not eatable.... Prices are high...food and service poor. Too many other...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank maryhY373XZ
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I love this place, but I love French food. The owner is there to greet you, the bar is very nice decor, piano player. The bar menu is great. Wide selction and something for everybody. The sole is wonderful as is the pasta with shrimp....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank csolsen2
Antoine B, General Manager at Le Paon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

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If you have to ask, you probably should not go there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 42
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73399 El Paseo Ste 200, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-4242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-610-5320
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Description
Le Paon Restaurant is the perfect choice for an elegant and memorable dining experience while in the Palm Desert area - now located on El Paseo. Le Paon combines "old world" elegance with Contemporary French Cuisine to provide you with the special dining experience you are looking for. This award-winning, 4-star Contemporary French Cuisine Restaurant is owned and staffed by the renowned Babai brothers. Executive Chef Eddie Babai was trained in classical cooking at the Cordon Bleu in Paris and at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. General Manager and Maitre d' Antoine Babai was twice nominated Restauranteur of the Year Award by the California Restaurant Writers Association. Complement your meal with hand-picked selections from our extensive wine list which features over 200 of the world's finest wines from France and California.
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