LULU California Bistro first opened our doors on August 22, 2011 and have served our delicious California cuisine to over two and one-half million guests since our opening. Our owners Barbara and Jerry Keller have made very careful choices in creating “Palm Springs hippest restaurant”. From the design of our decor (thank you Jeff Jurasky, A.S.I.D and architect David Christian) to the meticulous choice of incredible dishes on our menu, everything is designed to give our guests the experience of dining in the “hot spot” in the Coachella Valley.
Guests at LULU are treated to a Vibrant Bar Scene, ambiance that embraces the dynamic downtown Palm Spring scene, exceptional menus throughout the day, award wining catering and a beautiful venue in which to host private parties.
Barbara and Jerry Keller
Barbara and Jerry Keller arrived in the desert from NY in the mid 80’s. Jerry presided over Keller International Publishing Corp. Barbara had retired from careers in film and theatre. They thought Palm Springs would be a great place to vacation, but became so enchanted with its joie de vivre that NY was soon metamorphosed to that exceptional vacation spot while the desert became their splendid home. Neither Barbara nor Jerry ever aspired to be restaurateurs, but when the opportunity arose in 2005, they tip-toed in and remained at Acqua Pazza at the River for 10 successful years.
The resurgence of Palm Springs and the over-the-top success of LULU gave the Kellers all the impetus they needed to concentrate their efforts on making the restaurant all it can be. They love the energy, the ambiance, the décor. And the kudos for food and service that can’t be lovelier. Most of all, they thoroughly enjoy using LULU to help many desert charities in a variety of ways.
We want to thank you our guests, for choosing LULU for your dining, catering and private party needs. It is because of you that OpenTable named us one of the “Top 100 Dining Hot Spots in the U.S.” and has repeatedly honored us with their “Diners Choice Award”. We look forward to serving you in the future.