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Established in the heart of Palm Springs since 1973, Le Vallauris located at the foot of San Jacinto Mountains has been the highest rated restaurant in the Palm Springs Valley since its inception. Owned and operated by the well known restaurateur Paul Bruggemans who was also owner of the Famous Le St Germain restaurant in Hollywood. The Historic Landmark was built in 1927 and was owned by the owners of the famous Desert Inn which was The hotel in the Valley. Many grand parties were held in the house for guests such as Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and many more. It was a favorite place for General Patton when he was based in Palm Springs to stage the Battle of the Bulge during
PRICE RANGE
US$55 - US$85
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
French, International, European, Contemporary
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

Our first trip post-pandemic. Superb food and fantastic staff! Dining became more enjoyable because of our interactions with the staff. The patio was beautiful though social distancing was not observed. Had a wonderful time and cannot wait to come back.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 June 2021 via mobile

This restaurant has a lovely patio for outside dining. Waiters are in white tuxedo jackets. Very formal but not stuffy. The food is excellent. Menu is written on a white board , which the waiter brings to your table. My blue crab avocado mango appetizer...was delicious. My lobster dinner consists of a whole lobster, skillfully prepared and presented beautifully. My husband had Dover Sole and he said it was good though not as good as my lobster. Their Grand Marnier soufflé was very light and airy.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 May 2021 via mobile

This place is awesome. We went for dinner 2 times and service, food, Ambiente was great ! Best place in the town. Had lobster and halibut fish. Excellent !

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 13 May 2021 via mobile

I cannot find anything bad to say about this restaurant. I had a crab salad followed by halibut and veggies followed by pear tarte and espresso. Delightful. Lovely servers save the sommelier who seems to have had happier days. Raymond worth a commendation for being...so helpful. Wine list is extensive and expensive. There is the option to bring your own but the corkage fee is steep. Maybe that whole area could be improved. Probably the nicest restaurant ive been to in Palm Springs. It is a bit French but more California French, so dont feel you have to eat the escargot.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 6 May 2021

There is nothing - NOTHING - like Le Vallauris. It is the quintessential fine PS dining experience. Thank God it reopened after a long year long Covid absence. It truly defines the glamour of Old Palm Springs. The food is, of course, delicious. Our favorites...are the escargot, the filet, the lobster ravioli and the Grand Marnier soufflé for dessert. The service is perfection - you will be greeted warmly - served unobtrusively and Bruce (the sommelier) will make spot on recommendations. Though the bar can be counted on to issue puts the best cosmos!!! (We ask for Gray Goose and Cointreau:) The Managenent is wonderful and warm - and if you are lucky, you’ll see Paul and Omar - the long-time owners table-side to greet you. Willie, the fabulous captain, may greet you as well - as he did last week when he took my mother’s arm and gently led her to the table. But, did I mention the terrace? It may be among the most beautiful terraces in the West - truly - no exaggeration. It twinkles at night and offers a grand settling - under the specimen ficus trees - with filtered sunlight. Do yourself a favor and experience this phenomenal restaurant when you visit PS —— dint wait for a special occasion - oh and it’s never stuffy - only elegant - we even wear nice shorts if the weather is hot (of course with dress shirts and even a sports coat.)More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 May 2021 via mobile

Had the taster menu. It was good. chose the veal filet and the lobster salad. Service was good and the patio was nice.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant. The outdoor seating area is very private, and the indoor dining room is also lovely. Plan in advance, as they often book out a week in advance. Excellent food. Be sure to ask the sommelier for his wine recommendation. We...loved what he recommended. We chose the fixed price menu, and we were not disappointed. Plan on two hours or more, and they never rush you. A wonderful opportunity to relax and enjoy excellent food with a delicate balance of flavors and combinations. The fact that it is also located in an historic home, adds to the unique atmosphere.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 April 2021 via mobile

Fine dining at its best. Service is excellent. The food was extraordinary. Wine of course on the pricey side but excellent list.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 28 March 2021

This was an awesome choice. They have excellent outside dining, nice lights in the trees, great service, cocktails and food. Must have reservation. We both highly recommend have fun

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 28 March 2021

One of our long-time favorites, Le Vallauris did not measure up this time! Soup, bland and salad, mediocre. Main courses, acceptable but not memorable. All six in our party were disappointed. Maybe the virus or the ownership change were at fault, but regardless, the high...costs cannot be justified. So sad!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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352phyllisr
8 May 2021|
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Response from VallaurisPS | Property representative |
Yes we do have Vegan options
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Response from VallaurisPS | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do accept dogs on the Patio Sincerely Omar
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4 March 2017|
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Hello, We do not have a dress code Thank you
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Le Vallauris is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5