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The Sandbar Restaurant & Bar, La Quinta, CA

The Sandbar Restaurant & Bar

4.6
4.6
117 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

“Almost Four Decades of Desert Dining Excellence continues under a new helm”.

As the former owner of the Adobe Garden Hotel and Irongate Restaurant in Palm Desert, Cunard’s in La Quinta, Robert Cunard’s in Palm Desert, and The Prevue in Rancho Mirage, Robert Cunard’s reputation as a restaurateur is well-established in the Coachella Valley.

He rebuilt the Sandbar, and has remained true to his tradition of quality cuisine and impeccable service.

Robert will pass the Helm of The Sandbar to Waldo Cesoni, a local seasoned Restauranteur who is already serving the Coachella Valley with Waldo’s Ristorante and Backstreet Bistro on El Paseo.

“Bob and I share the same passion for taking care of our guests and treat every one as family”, The Sandbar will continue with the same philosophy and culture for many more years to come.

Bill Baker playing music starting at 6:00PM ~ Tuesday through Saturday.

Please say hi to Bob and Waldo

Looking forward to serving you soon and often.
Bob & Waldo

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Bistro, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 564-3660
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 117 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Hot spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Hot spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    American

117 Reviews
  1. AbbieS

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a Monday, so no piano but had fabulous food and exceptional service. One of the best meals we had at any LQ restaurant and our server was A+. I believe her name was Melanie( sorry if I’m wrong). We will be back next visit on a night with music. Sole excellent as was seafood pasta. Will save room for a house made dessert!!

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  2. Maggie

    Palm Springs

    133 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time we have been to the SandBar where the noise level was quiet!!!! Wow!!! We love the atmosphere there and this time I tried the sole in burre blanc sauce. Delicious! Previous time I had liver and onions and it too was wonderful. Sorry the close during summer months. Serena was a fabulous waitress!!

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  3. sunpro

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great. My co- diners loved there liver and sole dishes respectively. I was a bit disappointed in my chicken piccata. The sauce was delish, the side vegetables perfect and the pasta was well cooked. But, the menu said pasta had a garlic sauce. I would have rather had the piccata sauce on it and with no mention on the menu, the pasta was covered in grated cheese. But still not too bad. But the chicken. The definition of piccata is the choice of protein should be pounded very thin. It was not. More like a breast which left it texture wise a bit too soft.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a nice surprise to run into this place.  I ordered the soul and it was really good especially in combination with the garlic pasta. My friend ordered the fried chicken and it was delicious. Also, we split a BLT with beet salad and it was delicious. The dressing was really good too.  Had a bunch of different servers stopped by the table to check on us intermittently, and they were all terrific. They did run out of the chocolate chip pie dessert so we substituted a large slice of delicious chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, and a massive strawberry.  Even the valet man was super nice ! One of the servers mentioned that they have music during the week - so I need to bring a few pals back with me next time so we can enjoy the music.

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  5. RLIP

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great find. Wonderful restaurant with great ambiance, excellent food and great service.

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  6. 334Falcon

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a great experience, food was terrific and service responsive.

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  7. larryandNancyH

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience, fantastic from the moment the valet greeted us, to the friendly hostess, excellent waiter, and others who keep our glasses filled and plates removed. The food was as described in the menu, filling, and delicious. We will certainly go back!

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  8. SeanH

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fun and great experience! From valet to check we had the best most fun night! We will be back!

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  9. Pete

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service as usual. My only suggestion would be to have some additional selections on the wine list that are more reasonably priced.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent and the portions were huge (too big actually). The only negatives are that it a very noisy restaurant and crowded tables. Not the place for a quiet romantic dinner but great if you want an old school lounge with singer experience.

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The Sandbar Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Sandbar Restaurant & Bar

78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253-2900

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    La Quinta
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Bistro, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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