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Easter weekend dinner at La Quinta Grill

markn | Apr 19, 200410:41 PM

Spent Easter weekend in Indian Wells, had a Saturday night dinner at La Quinta Grill (obviously in La Quinta). The restaurant is in an old converted home, has a large outdoor patio in the middle and also indoor seating. Started off on the wrong foot as they had no record of our reservation, although my sister-in-law had the name of the person who took it along with directions she was given at the time she made it. No apology from the hostess. STRIKE 1.

After a lot of confusion a few minute wait, they led us to the back to what apparently had been the garage of the converted house. There were about 4-5 tables in there, and unfortunately the other table that was occupied had 2 screaming youngsters whose parents made no effort to quiet them down. And being a converted garage the ceiling was low and the acoustics were terrible. STRIKE 2 Luckily they were just ordering dessert when we sat down so we didn’t have to endure this for the entire meal.

My brother & I ordered martinis, when they came they were not ice cold as they should be, barely chilled. STRIKE 3.

The dinners come with the mixed green salad (4.95 on the menu). I asked the waiter if I could substitute a different salad which was 6.95 and pay the extra $2. He said no, if you want the other salad they will charge the full 6.95. Well it comes with the 4.95 salad, why can’t I just get the other salad and pay the extra $2? No they will charge you the full 6.95. Whatever. STRIKE 4.

The food was ok, nothing memorable. I had a seafood platter which was shrimp, calamari & sand dabs. Can’t remember the rest but I will say it was average at best.

All in all very disappointing experience, we won’t be back.

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