Delicious Meals Served With A Side Of Art
Lulu California Bistro features an eclectic collection of modern art and the best breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinner in Palm Springs
Almost everyone knows that Lulu California Bistro serves the best breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners in the Coachella Valley just by the number of awards they’ve received over the past eight years, but not everyone may realize that this landmark Palm Springs restaurant houses one of the most eclectic collections of artwork found in any dining establishment here.
The display of art begins before you enter: the 15’x15’ mural, “Love & Peace- Roses”, by Curry Mendes portrays one of the city’s iconic and frequent visitors, Marilyn Monroe, with a beautiful, multi-colored flower crown of roses along the side of Lulu on Arenas Road.
This is just the beginning of the journey.
“We created Lulu in Palm Springs and Acqua in Rancho Mirage with a good measure of fun,” says founder Jerry Keller. “Barbara and I love collecting and sharing art that we enjoy and the pieces we’ve acquired are a reflection of the happy times and good feelings found in our restaurants.”
The art at Lulu is a showcase of local artists. Curry Mendes is a Palm Springs resident who, in addition to his mural at Lulu, has four other pieces hanging in the restaurant, including images of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor from his Big, Bold and Beautiful series. A personal friend of the Keller’s, famed portrait photographer and Rancho Mirage resident Michael Childers, has some of his classic images hanging at Lulu which include Raquel Welch, Demi Moore, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, Cher among other Hollywood celebrities.
The artwork at Lulu complements the award-winning meals that bring people from all over the world to this popular restaurant along Palm Canyon Drive that’s often credited for the revival of this city block. From its bountiful breakfasts, award-winning brunches, all day happy hour (and the best bar menu in Palm Springs), to its 3- and 4-course dinner menus which have guests raving, Lulu is the place to dine for locals and visitors. Beyond the art-filled dining spaces, Lulu also features one of the most popular patios with outdoor dining and the best views of the bustling sidewalk along the city’s most famous street.
The art collection at Lulu and its terrific meals- which are uniquely Palm Springs- are available for viewing and dining seven days a week.
Centrally located downtown at 200 S Palm Canyon Dr.