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The Sandbar Restaurant & Bar, La Quinta, CA

The Sandbar Restaurant & Bar

4.6
4.6
130 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 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 130 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Hot spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Hot spot

130 Reviews
  1. Andrew

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great night with great music, drinks and food. We had to go one more time before they close for the season. We will be back as soon as they reopen.

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  2. MichaelK

    Orange County

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fun night with a table in the bar and Ken Baker entertaining. dinner was so so. My son’s fried chicken was overcooked.

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  3. AnneL

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were happy to discover this restaurant. The comfort food brings back my childhood memories! We will definitely revisit. Normally we don’t go out in the east valley but this experience is definitely worth the trip!

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  4. New2LaQuinta

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Usually good, think the kitchen had a bad night. Really think the restaurant should stop allowing bar flies to sing: it ruins the experience. Between volume and satisfactory meal, we walked as soon as the check arrived (and was paid).

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  5. Andrew

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live full time in La Quinta and have been often. We went last night for our anniversary and it couldn't be better. We will be back often especially when guest are visiting. Good food good staff and great entertainment. Love the Sandbar

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a hidden gem! So glad we gave this place a chance; we stayed at the hotel behind it and from the outside it looks like a dive bar, but we were intrigued by the packed parking lot. Turns out it’s old school decor inside, fantastic Italian food, & the best live music we’ve had in a long time- he doesn’t even take a break! We will be talking about this place for a long time, and wished we lived here to come often!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Enjoyed it our dinner and drinks!! It’s a bit loud but fun location

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  8. PamS

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect evening!!! Great food and service, one of our favorites.

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  9. Out4dinner

    Minneapolis

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was great! Food was fabulous—Especially the sole and cannelloni! Great entertainment too!

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  10. James

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The hostess took us on time and gave us a choice of tables. The entertainer in the bar was so loud, however, we had ask for seating in the very back room to have an enjoyable dinner conversation. It took a while for our waitress to greet us and get ordering started. Cocktails were good (especially the Cosmo). We asked to split a wedge salad and received a split chopped salad instead. My sauteed sole was ordinary. Sides of rice pilaf and vegetables were barely warm. My guests split a chicken piccata and enjoyed it. A $15 surcharge was applied to our bill for sharing an entree. This is my second visit to The Sandbar and although I enjoyed it less than on my first visit several years ago, I'll return for their 60's style menu and ambience.

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FAQs

The Sandbar Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 130 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 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Sandbar Restaurant & Bar

78120 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253-2900

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    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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