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6 Restaurants for the Perfect Date Night

Written By: Nia Yates Best La Quinta Restaurants

Summertime in the desert can be the best time to dine. Couples can bypass all of the high-season crowds, and enjoy short lines (or zero wait time) at many of the most romantic restaurants in Palm Springs. Exuding great ambiance, La Quinta has several romantic options to enjoy. If you are looking for outdoor fire pits, dining under the stars or international vibes in the desert, La Quinta restaurants should be on your fine dining radar.

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A Majestic Dining Experience

Morgan’s in The Desert

The desert is known for beautiful doors and entryways, and Morgan’s in The Desert is the perfect opening to any great date. The restaurant’s culinary focus includes sourcing local ingredients, crafted with traditional cooking methods to offer deliciously simple and healthy dishes. Try their roasted cauliflower with a Chai Curry spice that will ignite your taste buds. Your date will end in romance at the piano bar in the dining room or on the fire-lit courtyard.

Morgan’s in The Desert
49499 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.564.7600

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Hidden Lake

Melange

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It’s easy to fall into a routine, so if you want to shake things up and surround yourself with majestic mountain views, choose Mélange for your next date night. Mélange features California farm-sourced ingredients and offers an option of both traditional and contemporary dishes. Melange is known for their stunning lake views, so enjoy your next meal in one of La Quinta’s hidden gems.

Melange
78-120 Caleo Bay
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.564.7332

Twinkling Lights at Night

Lavender Bistro

Lavender Bistro is an outdoor experience ideal for lovers. The restaurant was recently voted “Best Romantic Restaurant,” and they offer a menu of New American cuisine with a French twist. Plus, ingredients here are always fresh and organic. Enjoy your next meal outdoors under dreamy twinkling lights or in the lively Fireside Lounge at one of the most popular restaurants in La Quinta.

Lavender Bistro
78-073 Calle Barcelona  
La Quinta, CA 92253     
760.564.5353

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Explore Your Palate Together

Okura

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When dining in La Quinta during the summer months, enjoy a refreshing palate shift from the traditional in-season dining. Surprise your beloved with something a little more special, like a night at Okura. Their Asian Pear Salad with crusted pistachio is a great start to a new and romantic conversation.

Okura
78370 Hwy 111 Ste 150
La Quinta, CA  92253
760.564.5820

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Date Night, Steak Night

LG’s

If steak is what lights your fire, LG’s is a date-night must. Come hungry and be sure to check out their 24 o.z. Porterhouse, LG’s “Jewel in the Crown.” You’ll satisfy your cravings, but be sure to leave room for dessert. There’s nothing more lovely than a shared ice cream stroll under the stars.

LG’s
78525 Hwy 111, Ste 100
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.771.9911

 

Cliff Dining

La Quinta Cliffhouse

Sitting cliffside in La Quinta, the name says it all. With options to dine al fresco on their cozy cliffside patio, or inside their warm and vibrant dining room, La Quinta Cliffhouse provides an opportunity to choose your picture-perfect date-night ambiance. Whether your choice is lively and fun or quiet and intimate, be sure to save room for their decadent sticky toffee cake.

La Quinta Cliffhouse
78250 Hwy 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.360.5991

 

Parisian Brilliance

La Brasserie Bistro & Bar

If you and your date don’t have time to hop on a flight to Paris, La Brasserie Bistro & Bar is the next best option. They are known for authentic French dining that offers a bit of refined elegance with a casual ambiance. If you are craving escargot, there are options for a half-dozen or full-dozen to share with your date.

La Brasserie Bistro & Bar
78-477 Hwy 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.771.4400