Le Vallauris restaurant is a culinary gem that combines exquisite French cuisine with a touch of local history. With its sprawling outdoor patio and rich heritage as the former home of George Robertson, son of Nellie Coffman (owner of the Desert Inn), this restaurant offers a unique dining experience that delights both the senses and the soul. It’s one of the highest rated French restaurants in California.
Paul Bruggemans created Le Vallauris in 1974 and picked one of the older homes in Palm Springs. It was the home of George Robertson, the son of Nellie Coffman. Nellie owned the Desert Inn, one of the most popular resorts in Palm Springs, and helped make Palm Springs a popular resort town among the rich and famous. The Desert Inn (now demolished) sat right across the street where the Palm Art Museum and Kimpton Rowan Hotel sit.
He chose to keep the historic house intact with its original layout, including its expansive patio shaded by fichus trees Buggemans planted himself. The patio seats 150 people.
Le Vallauris is renowned for its exceptional French cuisine, meticulously prepared by their talented team of chefs. The menu showcases a fusion of traditional and contemporary dishes, all crafted using the finest ingredients sourced locally and from around the world. From classic favorites like Escargots de Bourgogne and Coq au Vin to innovative creations inspired by seasonal produce, every dish at Le Vallauris is a masterpiece.
The restaurant embraces the principles of farm-to-table dining, ensuring a commitment to quality and sustainability. As you savor each bite, you’ll discover the perfect balance of flavors and textures that define French gastronomy. Whether you’re a connoisseur or simply an adventurous food lover, Le Vallauris promises an unforgettable culinary journey.
Le Vallauris is now proudly owned by SoHo House, a global brand known for its curated spaces that blend luxury, creativity, and community. With their expertise in delivering exceptional experiences, SoHo House brings a fresh perspective to this iconic Palm Springs establishment. The restaurant’s commitment to impeccable service and attention to detail resonates perfectly with the ethos of SoHo House.
Open Monday – Saturday 5 – 9 pm.
Sunday Brunch 11 am – 2 pm. Dinner 5 – 9 pm
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