The entire staff takes care of you and the food was as good if not better as any I’ve had in Paris or the French countryside. You leave full but not stuffed. And the soufflé was the best I’ve ever had including the one we had at the Jules Verne on the Eiffel Tower.
This has to be the best experience you can have for a meal in the desert, especially for lunch on Sunday.
Our first experience! The bar area is a fabulous throwback, as was the trio playing music at just the right level. Next time we go we want to come early and have our first cocktail at the bar. Outdoor dining twinkle lights hanging from huge trunk trees - a splendor. Waiter 5 star. Delicious French entrees. French baker personalized fresh baked apple tart.
Good food and service. The outdoor patio looked fantastic, but we could only get a table inside, which felt a bit stuffy. Overall, a good French restaurant.
Always great food. A wide choice of dishes and outstanding desserts. Service is always outstanding. A bit pricy but worth the cost.
An amazing outdoor ambience under the trees
Always great French flair food....and impeccable service.
A little pricey...so it might be for a special occasion.
Le Vallauris is our favorite restaurant in the desert. We come twice a year. Mainly because of the personal, kind treatment by the handsome and capable Frenchmen! But not only that...the tranquil terrace shaded by huge trees, the proper white tablecloths and silverware...
The cuisine is superb. Rare .Scottish salmon with carrots, green beans in a honey lemon and green peppercorn sauce. Velvety beet gazpacho with basil shreds. Blue crab stack with corn on top, asparagus, watercress and a fan of ripe avocado with a sort of mayonnaise, homemade. Trio of sorbets, coconut, pear, mango, delicious. Berries with Grand Marnier on the side.
Glass of .Ferrari-Carano 2015 Merlot, and Bruliam Sonoma 2016 Pinot Noir, San Giacomo vineyard, excellent.
As usual, attentive service by Raymond and the team.
See you in March 2020!
Wine list always extraordinarily highly priced.
Exceptional quality meal and service. Blue crab and lobster ravioli were epic. Both very happy on anniversary!
Very good food in a beautiful outdoor setting. Good, efficient service
Excellent food and I highly recommend the escargot. Service was OUTSTANDING.
I hadn't been to Le Vallauris in close to 20 years. It was as wonderful as I remembered it...the food, the ambiance, the staff. In fact, many of the staff were still there, from my last visit, which speaks volumes about the quality of the ownership/management.
Fabulous Birthday Dinner in every way!
Always a warm welcome w relaxed service. Beautifully prepared food. The setting is a rare treat.
Wonderful food, impeccable service, and a beautiful setting. Expensive, but worth every penny.
Beautiful environment with very good friendly service and delicious food. Be ready to pay for it.
Great food and service. Really nice setting for dinner outside under the lights.
Birthday dinner for wife was spectacular.
Always a highlight of our desert stays. The prettiest outdoor dining patio in the desert, and maybe California. The food and service never disappoints. Getting a greeting from the owner who still famously walks from table to table to say hello.
Old school charm with unsurpassed standards and quality keep this gem glowing maintaining the top French resturant in the desert.
This is one of our favorite restaurants! They are the absolute best!
We were at Le Vallauris for four reasons: 1) it is a safe bet for variety and quality of the food and drinks, 2) we enjoy the mixture of Euro-American culture at its best, 3) we wanted to invite very good friends for a goodbye dinner and 4) it was our anniversary in Palm Springs. With high expectations it couldn’t be but Le Vallauris. All of that turned out perfect. A big thank you to the kind staff, to the owner who took time to speak with us and to the beautiful surroundings where we enjoyed a special evening.
Always a pleasure. Always lovely with our young family.
This was our first time dining at Le Vallauris and overall we were very happy with our meal, the atmosphere and the service. Two people in our party picked the larger menu option, one the smaller menu option and one ordered a la carte. Everything was very good but the dessert on the smaller menu was the most bizarre thing I have ever eaten. It was described as a rice pudding with exotic fruit but the consistency was particularly odd. I love rice pudding but they chopped the fruit into tiny squares and it just didn't mix well with the rice pudding consistency since it was all mixed together and the overall dish tasted strange. Clearly their pastry chef was trying to do something different but sadly he/she did not succeed and instead of ending the meal on a high note it ended just the opposite.
Always impressive! This is truly a gem with incredible food, outstanding service and a beautiful courtyard to dine under the trees and the stars. Magical.
My favourite restaurant in Palm Springs. Scores high in my book across the board.
In a league of its own, Le Vallauris offers a combination of nostalgia, romance, an excellent menu (and kitchen), and flawless service. Moreover, it's apparent that everyone on site is dedicated to pleasing every guest. Le Vallauris is a wonderful restaurant, but, even more, it is a venerable "institution."
This is our favorite "go to" celebration spot. Everything about it is perfect including the host! Thank you for always making us feel special!
Wonderful as always. the best restaurant in Palm Springs with a cadre of long service staff who look after guests every need . Fabulous food x
Our meal was lovely and service was excellent. Our only complaint came with our entrees. Mine was not very flavorful (veal) and my friend's was close to inedible (monkfish). Which was a shocker because everything else on the table was wonderful. I would definitely try this restaurant again to see if we caught them on a bad night.
Beautiful setting with some nicely prepared dishes, namely the vichyssoise and the lobster ravioli.
Utterly delightful. Old Palm Springs at its best.
Perfect place for special dinners. Welcoming, gracious, great menu. Staff is professional and very attentive without being intrusive.
I’m the service was outstanding and the ambiance was lovely for our anniversary. I was expecting to be wowed and the food was good but just not what I expected for the price.
We were given a gift certificate to Le Vallauris so used it for my husband's birthday. Probably wouldn't have gone otherwise because of the prices. We are so glad we did, though. For someone of modest means it is a super place for a special occasion. The atmosphere, food and service are fantastic. Our server, Mark was friendly, helpful, and took the time to answer any questions we had, whether about the food or the restaurant. His recommendations were perfect. If we had the means, this would become a regular treat for us. As it is, we will be sure to use Le Vallauris for special occasions in the future. We highly recommend!
Great patio wonderful food and service.
Unrivaled experience in a beautiful courtyard. Service was outstanding. The food even more so.
Great. I highly recommended this restaurant. Great service and food.
Some of the food was not as warm as expected.
Always the best!