Acqua California Bistro
Take a ride down Palm Canyon Drive morning, noon, or night and you’ll spot an energetic crowd spilling out of Lulu California Bistro’s bilevel dining room and dramatic circular bar and packing its colorful patio. It’s been that way since legendary valley restaurateurs Barbara and Jerry Keller first opened the vibrant eatery seven years ago. “It’s just a fun and happy place to be,” says Jerry. “There’s always a party at Lulu.”
And in 2017, the Keller family brought their party back to Rancho Mirage, where they had operated the popular Acqua Pazza restaurant for many years. “Our customers asked us to come back and we have,” he shares.
Lulu and Acqua offer guests expansive breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus of award-winning California cuisine such as steak, seafood, pizzas, paninis, wild mushroom soup, and American Kobe burgers along with decadent housemade desserts. The restaurants also offer a very popular 50-plusdish breakfast menu and are home to booming happy hours, available all hours in the bar, as well as value-priced three- and four-course prix fixe menus.
Lulu and Acqua received Best of the Best awards from Palm Springs Life in the categories of Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, American and Continental fare, Happy Hour, and more.
Both venues offer large dedicated special events spaces, and, thanks to a full-service catering department, Lulu and Acqua can take the party (and the delicious cuisine) to you, whether it’s an intimate dinner or giant celebration. “The sky’s the limit,” says Jerry, “as to what we can do for hungry hearts everywhere.”