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Lulu California Bistro, Palm Springs, CA

Lulu California Bistro

4.2
4.2
4848 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Lulu California Bistro is Palm Springs’ landmark restaurant on world famous Palm Canyon Drive where there’s a lively vibe daily on its streetside patio, covered terrace, bar, and in its indoor dining areas featuring an extensive all day favorites menu, an award-winning three-course weekend brunch, and of course, signature cocktails and wines. The list of accolades awarded to Lulu is all encompassing: best all around restaurant, best brunch, best California cuisine, best dining experience, best outdoor dining, best pet friendly dining, best take out, and best place to hang with friends…all awarded from readers’ polls and editors’ picks over the years. Dining at Lulu is an authentic local experience with its California bistro menu, friendly and warm service, and the energy and excitement of being in Palm Springs’ most popular restaurant because, after all, “there’s always a party at Lulu!”

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 327-5858

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Lulu Catering & Events is a multi-talented team second to none— combining innovative ideas and culinary excellence. We’re famous for creating memorable events, always with the highest standard of quality. We're the most reliable, award-winning catering and event company in the desert. For inquiries, please visit catering.lulupalmsprings.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Lulu’s mezzanine level dining rooms can be arranged to suit the needs of your private party with seating available from 15 to 500 guests. With top-notch food and service, custom menus, beautiful décor and excellent audio/video equipment, we make dreams come true. For inquiries, please call Lulu at 760-327-5858, or email inhouseevents@lulups.com.

  • Private party contact

    Ariana Meza: (760) 413-9636

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    Arenas Road

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4 PM to 9 PM. Street parking available all day on East Palm Canyon, excluding Thursday night Village Fest. Free parking garage parking available 24/7 located on Baristo rd and Indian Canyon.

  • Public transit

    Sunline public transit drop off and pick up on Indian Canyon Near Ramon Rd. Buzz Bus is a free transit option available Thursday through Sunday from 12PM to 10 PM.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,848 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a fun time at Lulu's. Great staff!
  2. D

    Dude

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very mediocre. The food quality and menu selection has gone downhill since the pandemic.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend & I had an amazing experience thanks to James, the best server in the world! Seriously, can’t recommend this restaurant enough. We will absolutely be back! xoxo
  4. H

    Harrier

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and decor were awesome!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a cool little place. We visited on Saturday before the 4th of July. We were seated right away and chose the patio. The atmosphere was nice and alive. It was busy but the stall was very fast and attentive. They had misters going because it was a warm night. The food was very good and came super fast. We paid about 55 with tip for 2 people and one alcoholic drink. We will definitely be back to try out some more of the menu.
  6. MF

    MichelinFoodie

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Disney food from 1990s. This would be the best way to describe the food at Lulu and even Disney has moved on. Any online sites or publications promoting Lulu as a place to eat at in Palm Springs is living in a different world. The Minestrone soup has zero taste and was basically vegetables and water. And to make things worse, service is completely lackluster. I had reservations and pre-advised on the food allergies of one of our guests. Yes, there were many allergies but any cook can work around this. Our guest ordered one of the safest options and what she was served was a Turkey burger patty with half a head of iceberg lettuce. No pickles, no avocado…. Nothing. The server did not even ask. And the accompanying salad - a bowl of chopped romaine. No dressing. No cucumbers. We eventually asked for olive oil and balsamic. No balsamic and we had to ask for some lemon to make our own dressing. Reading how Lulu responds to other reviews, don’t expect them to take the feedback and use it to improve anything. But this review is for anyone thinking of eating here. Keep your expectations very, very low.
  7. G

    Gary

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal but a bit pricey.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  9. A

    Andy21

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The food was mediocre at best. Service was the worst. Thank you Ricky for providing us with zero hospitality. You should NOT be training anyone.
  10. LV

    LindaV

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our food. My ahi tuna & avocado tower was enough to be an entree. The chicken piccata was great. Our server on the patio was very engaging & informative in regard to the menu and a genuinely a nice guy.
  11. AW

    AndyW

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing server and the food was delish! This was my second visit and I'll definitely be going back!
  12. DH

    DollyH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Martini's aren't strong enough for the price. Salmon was delicious. Beer battered fish wasn't cooked through.
  13. RM

    RMMD

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Service was pleasant and quick. Food was fine. We were there for a casual Saturday lunch. Indoors was LOUD. Conversation, if any, consists of SHOUTING. Even then communication is limited by the noise level.
  14. BT

    BaoT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This restaurant was ok pork chop was dry, the Tuna tower was not fresh and not good quality of fish it should be red not pink, lack of flavors, but the drinks are good
  15. q

    qantelle

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    First time at Lulus and I've heard so much about it. The staff are super nice and our waiter was excellent. Turkey burger was average...good but not exceptional. My friend is a vegetarian and the Squash with Quinoa not available so had a Russian sandwich with no meat, they did not add even 1 piece of cheese, very skinny. And the walls are dirty....I have to be honest I was not impressed. I know they are probably inundated with people as they are in the center of PS and great location. If I was go go back I'd just have a drink at the bar. $25 for a turkey burger and ice tea seems a lot.
  16. LP

    LPP77

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Went here for my daughter’s birthday cause she loves this place. This experience was terrible. Waiter did not seem happy to be there. Never checked on us, brought the check as we were ending dinner without asking if we wanted desert or is asking for the check. He basically just ended our dinner on his time. It was uncomfortable to say the least.
  17. D

    Davo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Ramon was great and the food was very tasty. End of meal surprise was the cotton candy desert.
  18. MM

    MichelleM

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always bring new friends in town to LuLu and they are never disappointed. Our server Chris was fabulous!
  19. JA

    JuanA

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fun vibe and cool indoors for summer dining. The cucumber cocktail was delicious.
  20. KT

    KevinTL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, the service was top notch, I would definitely recommend for any traveler
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food and very attentive service. I highly recommend!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Good food, bad service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I took my family there for Father’s Day brunch our server was amazing! I wish I could remember his name, but he kept the mimosas coming and was very attentive. The food was pretty good, the calamari was delicious. But some of the silverware was filthy so we needed new ones. Other than that it was a great time for my family. I’m not in Palm Springs often, but when I do come I will be visiting again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved their brunch!! Great coffee too! We loved their chicken app w the pineapple, the calamari, the Chinese salad, and the chocolate cake!
  25. JR

    JosephR

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Lulu’s is always a mush have when visiting Palm Springs, and the brunch is always a good value, however, I feel that the quality of the food has diminished and the service this visit was underwhelming. Our waiter was unfriendly and had a bit of an attitude.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Overpriced and cold food. Hardly saw our server.
  27. RC

    RobertC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It's definitely a fun place to eat. The place is bright with plenty of classic palm springs vibes to it. The food was pretty good and not overly expensive.
  28. VP

    VikaP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    Very weird vibe. Dirty overall. Dirty Plastic furniture. The cloth napkins had dried up sauce on them. Even the plates had dried up food that didn’t get picked up by the dishwasher. Lots of crumbs and stains on the floor. The meal itself was very mediocre. Tuna in the poke bowl tasted very-very fishy. Would not recommend to anyone. MacDonald’s looks cleaner than this place. Service was good and polite though, our waitress was nice.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We took Pastas … but not so high quality vs the brunch we did in the past.
  30. EB

    ElizabethB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was incredible, the service was very good.
  31. IA

    IsaacA

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good once it was redone.. Service was great.
  32. PH

    PeterH

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lulus never fails to disappoint. We always return from London UK. Thanks for a great experience
  33. DG

    DavidG

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice staff, promot service, great atmosphere. Salad was very good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service was really bad. I had to walk up to the bar after 15 minutes to flag down a server to take our order. It wasn’t even busy. Food was ok and drinks were sub par. I wouldn’t go back
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was excellent! Service was somewhat slow. The restaurant was very crowded and the noise level extremely high,
  36. E

    Evan

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Food was average; service was average. Sat outside, good climate control despite the 107°f temperature. Inside ambiance is very trendy and exciting.
  37. J

    Jill5205

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers were lovely, helpful, attentive. The food was delicious!
  38. DD

    DDianeM

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was the menu for restaurant week that made us want to try the restaurant. Funny part was when we got there we checked out their brunch menu (our reservation was for one hour before their brunch ended) and since it was the same price we chose from there. We were not disappointed. The wild mushroom soup (touch of white truffle olive oil and served with chives) was awesome. It was so flavourful and smooth. My husband had the meatloaf (made from Angus beef and served with tomato or mushroom sauce) with mushroom sauce. It was tasty and filling and totally suited a man. I had the chicken pot pie. It was huge! It was creamy and tasty and the crust only added to it. It was so large I took some home. It was just as good later that day. The servers were helpful and friendly and always had a smile. We enjoyed eating and people watching. Had a good lunch and a nice memory.
  39. EL

    ELIZABETH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing was perfectly done!.. the food was great and the drinks! My friends and I had a good time.
  40. ER

    EmilyR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I read the book, The Guncle and the author references Lulus in it. I was curious to go after, so my girlfriends and I went for my Birthday. Loved the Cotton Candy Dessert and the end too

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Lulu California Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Lulu California Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 327-5858.

Lulu California Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 4848 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Lulu California Bistro

200 S. Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Arenas Road

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4 PM to 9 PM. Street parking available all day on East Palm Canyon, excluding Thursday night Village Fest. Free parking garage parking available 24/7 located on Baristo rd and Indian Canyon.

  • Public transit

    Sunline public transit drop off and pick up on Indian Canyon Near Ramon Rd. Buzz Bus is a free transit option available Thursday through Sunday from 12PM to 10 PM.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 327-5858

  • Catering

    Lulu Catering & Events is a multi-talented team second to none— combining innovative ideas and culinary excellence. We’re famous for creating memorable events, always with the highest standard of quality. We're the most reliable, award-winning catering and event company in the desert. For inquiries, please visit catering.lulupalmsprings.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Lulu’s mezzanine level dining rooms can be arranged to suit the needs of your private party with seating available from 15 to 500 guests. With top-notch food and service, custom menus, beautiful décor and excellent audio/video equipment, we make dreams come true. For inquiries, please call Lulu at 760-327-5858, or email inhouseevents@lulups.com.

  • Private party contact

    Ariana Meza: (760) 413-9636

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