La Rue Café Wine Bar Fills That "Go To" Spot in Your Restaurant Choices

Participation in Palm Springs Restaurant Week reinforces ties to locals

Michelle Roe Arts & Entertainment 0 Comments


You know that “place” where everybody knows your name…that unique little neighborhood bistro where you are always welcome.

La Rue Café Wine Bar in Old Town La Quinta aims to become that “got to” spot where you can count on a great meal, fine beverages, and a familiar warm smile.  

Opening in late 2014, owner Steve Rosen has created a cool hangout and meeting place where folks can relax and celebrate local flavors and fresh California cuisine. La Rue presents a California-focused menu complimented by local craft beers with a dozen local micro-brews on tap and an extensive California wine list showcasing many different varietals.


Filled Portobello mushroom with fresh vegetables.


“We cater to what’s new and unique, local and fresh and quite frankly, what people want,” Rosen says. “We aim to please our local neighborhood customers with a changing menu that meets their tastes, and we really concentrate on the small, homegrown aspects of food and beverage to showcase a California perspective as well as provide good home-cooked meals with a flair for local grown products.”

La Rue Café Wine Bar will be a newcomer to the desert’s upcoming Palm Springs Restaurant Week, which runs May 29 through June 7, featuring more than 100 restaurants across the Coachella Valley. La Rue will be offering a prix fixe menu for $26 per person excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity.

“Restaurant Week is a great way to get the word out that we are here for our locals, and we have great food to share with this community,” Rosen says. “We want to give back locally and support local farmers and small businesses. We want to promote California local products and services, and be that place to take your family and friends.”

Menu Selections include:

Your Choice of Appetizer
• Caesar Salad
• Shrimp and Avocado Louie
• Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Dates

Your Choice of Entree
• St. Louis Style BBQ. Ribs
• Seafood Lasagna
• Chicken Parmesan

Your Choice of Dessert
• Swedish Chocolate Sticky Cake
• Key Lime Cheesecake
• Crème Brulee


Cheesecake – Chef Jeff Jacobson is known for his passion for desserts.


La Rue’s Chef Jeff Jacobson often shops at local farmer’s markets to find fresh produce and ingredients to incorporate into his recipes. He is known for his amazing BBQ Ribs and his passion for desserts. Rosen says Chef Jacobson has a repertoire of more than 50 cheesecakes that he’s road tested for customer approval.

In a veritable short amount of time, La Rue has become a popular location for lunch, Happy Hour, dinner, Sunday Brunch, and special events including:

• Wine Tastings

• Live Entertainment Thursday thru Saturday evenings

• Tuesday Paint Nights

• Dinner and A Movie events

La Rue Café Wine Bar, 78015 Main St., No. 109, La Quinta, 760-296-3420;


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