Unlike La Quinta Resort & Club’s earliest guests — known to discreetly pour verboten spirits into orange juice from hidden flasks to create Citrus Blossoms — post-Prohibition–era visitors love the ever-evolving list of innovative cocktails they can now find at all its restaurants.
Twenty6, the resort’s modern American bistro (La Quinta Resort opened in 1926), beckons patrons from the ground floor with tempting libations, a newly remodeled art deco dining area with ample sunlight, a lively sports bar with flat-screen TVs, and a robust food menu.
Paying homage to its Waldorf Astoria New York roots, Twenty6 is perhaps best known for its takes on eggs Benedict, poached one of four ways: with classic Canadian bacon, Scottish smoked salmon, BLT, or Southwest style, all served on a toasted English muffin and drizzled with homemade hollandaise sauce. Pair any of them with the modern Grapefruit Spritz mixed with lemon and prosecco, and brunch doesn’t get much better. (Fresh mocktails, like The Lily infused with citrus, offer a refined and refreshing option for nondrinkers.)
All dishes are made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, which means that while guests can always rely on finding their favorite meals on the menu, they can also find innovative and creative combinations that will soon become new favorites.
Whether it’s brunch, happy hour, or an elegant dinner you crave, Twenty6 earns five stars from us.
Photography courtesy La Quinta Resort & Club