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La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill & Bar

Landmark restaurant atop Point Happy.
Open Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill & Bar, La Quinta, CA


La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill & Bar Restaurant Review:

With an elevated location at Point Happy, the remodeled La Quinta Cliffhouse Grill & Bar now has a much more contemporary feel. The bar is still amber-lit and seats plenty. The semi-private curtained booths have been replaced by a lofty and inviting space. When the weather is nice, opt for a table out on the patio not far from the restaurant's waterfall. The distinctive menu, under the direction of chef Jorge Martinez, includes fresh seafood such as oysters on the half shell along with steak tartare with hand-chopped filet mignon, capers and red onion served with toast points. Hand-rolled ricotta gnocchi features Bolognese sauce, while a marbled 16-ounce rib-eye with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans gets an added kick with a rich Cabernet Sauvignon sauce. A selection of soup, salads and appetizers is also available. The wine list, comprising mostly California labels with a few Italian offerings, is extensive. Save room for the velvety Tahitian vanilla crème brûlée. The lounge hosts happy hour all day, every day from May-October.

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