From Humble Beginnings

La Rue Bistro was founded in 2015 as a wine club and bar, serving a limited menu of items to compliment the large selection of wines. Today we are proud to say we now serve a full menu – breakfast, lunch & dinner! Our internationally inspired menu is designed to accompany our carefully curated  & extensive list of wines, ciders and craft beers from both around the world and around the corner.

In 2015, when owner Doug Hanson took over management of the restaurant, he set out to share his love of food from around the world. As a frequent business traveler, Doug spent decades traveling and dining across the US. After a vacation in France, he decided to buy a little Chateau so he could live in France and travel around Europe & Asia. During his travels, he had the opportunity to experience a delightful variety of delicious local food & wine (and hospitality) from many restaurants, wineries and friends. Now he strives to bring a similar country-hopping gastronomic experience to you, right here in La Quinta.


Locally Sourced

La Rue provides the freshest quality foods – locally sourced whenever possible & always handcrafted.

Eat. Drink. Enjoy.

Handcrafted Food

Our Chef has created an exciting menu filled with salads, homemade soup, flatbreads, sandwiches and a variety of entrées, all made from the freshest ingredients. Enjoy comfortable dining in our restaurant and wine bar, outdoor dining on the patio, or select fresh-prepared items from our beautiful delicatessen – perfect if you are on the go.

La Rue specialty dishes include: Warm Goat Cheese Salad, Mediterranean Chicken Panini, Beef Brisket Sliders, Shrimp Quesadillas, Tuscan Flatbread, St. Louis Ribs, Maryland Crab Cakes and our Gourmet Grilled Cheeses. A must-try is La Rue’s decadent Savory Cheesecake Sensation, which our Chef custom creates daily.


Events & Entertainment

La Rue Bistro has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a fun date night, pairing wine with painting, or a relaxing happy hour playing your favorite game with neighborhood friends, we’re certain you’ll enjoy your visit!

During the peak season, La Rue is a popular location in the Greater Palm Springs area for live music and dancing on Friday and Saturday night. Visit the wine bar starting at 7:00pm and enjoy popular local musicians who play a variety of music genres.

Outstanding Wines

La Rue offers a fabulous selection of California wines along with award-winning vintages from the Pacific Northwest; and notable wines from Argentina, New Zealand, Germany, Spain, France and Italy. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose something new to enjoy, or assist in selecting the right wine to pair with your meal.

Whether you gravitate toward white varietals like Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Reisling and Sauvignon Blanc, or are inclined to sip Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Malbec or Zinfandel, you are certain to find a glass or bottle on our wine list you will thoroughly enjoy. After dining, you can take a bottle home with you from our extensive wine list.

BYOW – Bring Your Own Wine, we’ll happily serve it for a small corkage fee!


Craft Beers & Ciders

For the beer enthusiast, La Rue features a dozen craft beers on tap. We believe in keeping it local, so our craft beer selection comes from right here in the Coachella Valley and around Southern and Northern California. Try an ice-cold pint from La Quinta Brewing Company, Coachella Valley Brewing Company. You’ll also find local breweries from Redlands, Paso Robles and Petaluma among our beer tappers.

Our drinks menu changes weekly and may not be reflected on our website. If there is something special you are looking for, give us a ring, we just may have it!