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Never Waste Time Figuring Out Plans for Dinner in La Quinta Again

Written By: Patricia Kemp
Photography Provided By: Greater Palm Springs CVB Best La Quinta Restaurants

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply having a fun night on the town, dining in Greater Palm Springs is always a treat. No matter what you’re craving, these city of La Quinta restaurants are the perfect place to relax and enjoy a delicious and memorable meal. So grab your sweetie, your friends or your new coworker—let’s show them what a night out in La Quinta is all about!

 

Where to Treat Your Sweetie to Seasonal Flavors Best La Quinta Restaurants

Morgan’s in the Desert 

Must Order: A Smoking Cocktail

This elegant hacienda-style restaurant harvests fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create a classic farm-to-table experience. Chefs prepare three-course meals around perennial favorites, infusing fresh, seasonal flavors in starters, entrees and desserts.  

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

 

Where to Go for Girls Night Out Best La Quinta Restaurants

Cork & Fork

Must Order: Tapas, Tapas and More Tapas

Cooked on the concept that more bites are better than a single serving, this casual fine-dining Spanish tapas restaurant encourages a mix, match and share philosophy of items like Thai shrimp cakes and crispy Brussels sprouts. Pair your plates with the extensive wine selection the friendly staff is happy to uncork for you.

Cork & Fork 
47875 Caleo Bay Dr, Ste A106
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.777.7555

 

Where to Pop the Question Best La Quinta Restaurants

Lavender Bistro

Must Order: Seafood Risotto

Romance flourishes at this botanical wonderland, where beautiful purple blossoms garnish each table. No wonder it’s the perfect fairy-tale dream date for hungry lovers to swoon over seafood risotto and engage in heartfelt conversation.     

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

 

Where to Catch a Sunset for a First Date Best La Quinta Restaurants

Mélange 

Must Order: Chicken Picatta 

Located lakeside at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta resort, this upscale eatery is a relaxing place to taste the chicken picatta drizzled in lemon-wine sauce and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail as the sun fades behind the mountains.       

Mélange
78120 Caleo Bay
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.564.7332

 

Where to Take That Friend Who’s a Little Too Excited About Sake

Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar  

Must Order: Nigiri Sushi Sampler and Kanchiku

By the glass or bottle, the Kanchiku is smooth—with a hint of flowers and tea—but there are also a dozen Japanese sake varieties for you to try. With intimate mood lighting, you’ll be enticed to sample some miso mushroom soup and the 12-piece, hand-rolled Nigiri Sushi Sampler.      

Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar 
78370 Hwy 111, Ste 150
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.564.5820

Where to Take Your Favorite Carnivore Best La Quinta Restaurants

LG’s Prime Steakhouse

Must Order: Jewel in the Crown Porterhouse Filet

Famed restaurateur Leon Greenberg’s prime cuts are so divine, his culinary genius earned him a spot on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. Greenberg’s legacy lives on in the kitchen, as LG’s serves up a hearty 30-ounce bone-in rib eye and the signature 24-ounce Jewel in the Crown porterhouse filet.  

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

 

Where to Hang with Your Co-Workers After Hours

Adobe Grill

Must Order: Costillas en Adobo

With 100 varieties of tequila behind the bar, there are a hundred perfect margarita possibilities to excite your palate. A true Mexican dining experience surrounded by Oaxacan motif and a flickering double-sided fireplace awaits with traditional pollo fajitas, but give the Costillas en Adobo (braised beef short ribs) with tomatillo-apple relish a try.

Adobe Grill
La Quinta Resort & Club
49499 Eisenhower Dr
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.564.5700

 

Where to Take Your Health-Minded Best Friend

Chúla Artisan Eatery 

Must Order: Huevos Rancheros

Sweet potato hash and roasted green chili fritters are a couple of the culinary creations dreamt up by owner and chef Katherine Gonzales. Made from scratch using farm-fresh ingredients, the menu also features gluten-free and vegan options, including huevos rancheros with housemade chorizo.

Chúla Artisan Eatery
47150 Washington St, Ste B
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.227.6616

 

Where to Spice up Your Date Night Best La Quinta Restaurants

Misaki Sushi & Grill 

Must Order: Rainbow Crunch

It’s crunch time! The hand-rolled Shrimp Lover and Dragon Crunch with avocado and cucumber are deep-fried in a light batter for a crispy kick. The Rainbow Crunch is a colorful masterpiece on a plate. Spicy mayo, eel sauce and Sriracha deliver a delicious punch to these sensational sushi platters.

Misaki Sushi & Grill
46600 Washington St, Ste 1
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.771.3570

 

Where to Meet Some New Friends

Tuscano’s & BrewQuinta 

Must Order: Chili Verde Pizza

This hybrid brew pub and casual Italian eatery serving up specialty pizzas like BBQ chicken and chili verde is a new local favorite! A full flight of craft beers covers the spectrum, from strong stouts to light lagers infused with coconut.  

Tuscano’s & BrewQuinta
78772 Hwy 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.625.1129
@tuscanosbrewquinta

 

Where to Celebrate Your Anniversary

La Quinta Cliffhouse 

Must Order: Oysters

This cozy cliffside patio is a classic dining spot for intimate anniversaries or birthday bashes to celebrate with a shared plate of oysters. Seafood, steaks, pasta and pork chops are prime choices to enjoy under a starry night sky.

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