LA BRASSERIE BISTRO & BAR
One of our favorite newer restaurants in the valley is La Brasserie Bistro & Bar~ The menu is interesting and expertly prepared… and the service is attentive. Lunches are very busy with locals and visitors alike… and the happy hour is one of the best in the desert!
Executive Chef Emmanuel and Kara Janin opened La Brasserie Bistro & Bar in the spring, enjoying a successful summer with community support. They transformed an existing building in La Quinta into a distinctive French brasserie. Keeping the brass ceiling, dark wood pillars, and tile throughout, the Janins remodeled the dining rooms with beige tapestry on banquettes, sheer curtains, copper chandeliers, brass and copper accents, and dark wood tables with black napery for dinner. The popular patio is misted and heated, and gives you the fell of a private patio outside a European bistro.
The orange-chicken salad is a favorite of mine, along with the spectacular crocque madame…and the short-rib grilled cheese! If you ask for them… you can have your fries served “truffled”…( a little extra, but worth it!) An extensive menu of meat, seafood, and chicken items with a French flair includes onion soup gratinée, baby leaf spinach salad, La Brasserie Tarte Flambée, steak tartare, Fillet du Perale Dover Sole Niçoise, and warm pear tart with almonds and salted caramel ice cream. Homemade honey from a family farm is used in menu items. The bar features international beers and wines, and there is soft jazz and contemporary entertainment on Friday and Saturday. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, happy hour 4-6 p.m.
La Brasserie Bistro & Bar
78477 Highway 111, La Quinta, CA 92253