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Cielo Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.morongocasinoresort.com
  • Email: cielo_resturant@morongo.com
  • Phone: (800) 252-4499 x6
  • Hours of Operation: Cielo Vista Bar: Happy Hour Each Evening, 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Cielo Dinner: Sunday through Thursday 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday Dinner: 5:00pm to 11:00pm Fantastic Fridays! $15 Entrees in Cielo every Friday 5:00pm to 7:00pm and $5 Well Drinks at the Vista Bar! Open 7 Nights a week
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Javier Castro
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Cielo can accommodate up to 50 people on the Mezzanine loft area.
  • Private Party Contact: April Wilson (951) 755-5527
  • Special Events & Promotions: Book Cielo for your next Luxury Event! Birthday's, Anniversary's, Bachlorette/ Bachelor Parties, Holiday Business Dinners and any other special celebrations! Please call for details and set-menu pricing for large groups.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Hotel valet parking is available.
A word from Cielo
Cielo, is a Pacific Coast Steak and Seafood Restaurant that celebrates a distinctly comfortable, Californian approach to fine dining. Each dish, inspired by traditional steak and seafood fare, showcases the fresh flavors of California’s farm produce and presents it with a playful sense of humor. Known for its warm, accommodating service, Cielo is a special dining experience with a casual touch. Cielo is nestled in California’s Cabazon Valley, 20 miles west of Palm Springs, and in between the spectacular San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountain ranges. Located on the 27th floor of the Morongo Resort and Casino, Cielo is set aglow with stunning chandeliers. Cielo is quite literally a jewel at the top of the Morongo Resort and Casino. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience at Cielo. We both had steaks (my wife, the Filet, and I had the Ribeye) that were of generous portions and done to our satisfaction. The prices might seem high but the steaks were like butter and very flavorful. Add a salad and one of the sides, you will have an enjoyable meal with leftovers. The steaks were as good as those at Fleming's or Ruth Chris. The service was exceptional (ask for Serena) and knowledgeable to make great recommendations. The manager was very accommodating when we asked for a booth for a more romantic experience. To get the best view though you would have to sit at a table on the upper level. We will be coming back. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We just held my Mother's 80th Birthday party at Cielo, and it couldn't have gone better! From the exceptional service we received by Jamie and Jesse, to the great food and incredible views from the 27th floor, our group of 19 was treated to a great experience, and I would strongly recommend Cielo to anyone looking for a great night with lots of memories..."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My husband and I felt that the best thing about this restaurant was the location (it's on the 27th floor of the hotel with great views) and the decor. We both got a 6 oz. filet with mashed potatoes and garlic spinach for the sides. The food tasted like something I have had at a non impressive banquet. My steak was under cooked and then almost burnt after they cooked it a little more. The mashed potatoes tasted like they were boxed and the garlic spinach tasted like it was drenched in some sort of wine. It left a very weird texture in my mouth and on my teeth after I ate it. Needless to say that we were pretty disappointed."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Stayed a couple days at Morongo Hotel, had dinner at Cielo on a Sat night, about 6:30pm. Quiet, peaceful, nice view, top floor, 27th, of the hotel, great service, food cooked just the way we like. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The place was not what I have expected. No view from the 27th floor. The Cioppino was excellent but the dipping bread was not sourdough. However, Spanish Pella was terrible ( Spanish rice topped with chicken (tough) and clams (not what I have expected. Wine served was great."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "What is the point of getting a window table 27 floors up if the booth you're in faces inward and the seat back is at head level? The view was the prime reason I went there. The steak was good but I can get that at street level."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "For being our first time, we had a pleasant time..."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We enjoyed the evening. The food was well-prepared and although the side dishes seemed overpriced the overall cost was about what we expected. Our server was competent, but for a a really fine dining experience we expected something more. We feel a great server will be able to do more than just put dishes on the table with a smile. When a reservation for a large group came in our server was very busy with them leaving us with little attention. The Baked Alaskan was really good!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We really enjoyed stepping in to your restaurant.. From the hosted all the way to are table with a view. We enjoyed a well drink and warm atmosphere..my beet salad and cheese platter for starters was outstanding. All though are dinner and top it off with great cup of coffee. Service was friendly and on top of are needs. Thanks for a great dining experience.."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The Restaurant was beautiful, the service was very good, the food was excellent a bit pricey but worth it. Great place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "CIELO is a gem of a restaurant located on the top floor Casino Morongo. From the minute you enter the dining room you know this is a special place a world away from the casino insanity 27 floors below. Service is top of the line and the food is beyond compare. Get there before your reservation (and the before the sun sets) for a cocktail at the bar and enjoy the amazing mountain views which look just like a painting. I had a 5:30 p.m. reservation but arrived at 4:45 p.m. to take advantage of happy hour and the scenery. The background music also sets a swanky lounge mood-- Sinatra, Louis Prima, Tony Bennett, etc. CIELO truly cares about its customers, something most other restaurants have unfortunately forgotten about these days."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Food and service were great. The only issue with this retaurant is it has a bar in the same room which allows smoking. Otherwise everything else was fantastic."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. We will come back."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday as it was in the hotel we were staying in, however, I would recommend this for anyone that wants to celebrate a special occasion. The ambiance was romantic and the view spectacular and the food was UNBELIEVABLE... Since it was my wife's birthday, they brought us a special dessert which brought our dining experience to a grand and memorable ending."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Great experience. Food was great and service excellent"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Our dinning experince was amazing at this restaurant. From the begining we were greeted with friendly faces. The decor was breath taking as was the view from the 27th floor. The service was excellent we never had an empty glass. Our food was delicious from our Calamari appetizer, ceaser salad to our juicy steak with creamy mashed potatoes and yummy lobster mac and cheese. We will be back very soon and bring some friends to enjoy."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised at the ambience and comfort. There was a large selection of food. The menus were the best for people who have vision problems, loved the illuminated covers. Everything tasted great. I ordered the sautéed spinach but next time I think i will go with the asparagus. My steak was DELICIOUS. A large part of the experience was our server named Aaron. He was an excellent, people person. Very attentive, personable, and good sense of humor. We would want to sit in his section next time."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great experience, I score a 10 on my wife eyes, so thank you guys."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The service was good. The food was good. The halibut was over cooked."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant. Small and cute. The wine list prices are not up to date on open table though. Besides that overall was a very nice experience. The food was great. My boyfriend got the rack of lamb and I got the 10 oz. filet the food was great. Service was good she was friendly a little hard to find towards the end. We really enjoyed our night and meal."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Dinner was fantastic, it was for my nephew's 21st birthday and he loved everything. Dinner plus the drinks plus dessert. Everything was delicious, our table was great and our server and waitress were there to fulfill our every need. Will definitely be back when visiting the desert!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Cielo is always our favorite restaurant for Special Occasions. Saturday night, February 1, we celebrated my wife's birthday and enjoyed a great dinner. This restaurant is very consistent with the quality of food and outstanding service. Aaron, our server and the support staff are always on point in catering to our dining needs. This restaurant is not just for Special Occasions. It should be enjoyed when a fine dining experience is desired. Mitch Steinman is the new Cielo Manager and is focused on providing the ultimate dining experience."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and the service beyond reproach. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone. It was great."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "great service with innovative food and a great ambiance"
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "This is me and my Wife second time here and it only gotten better."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We had a late dinner on a Friday night and it was excellent. I ordered a drink that didn't agree with me and they immediately replaced it (no charge). The manager kept checking on us and they eventually brought a special birthday dessert for my wife after only writing a brief note on my opentable reservation. Food was excellent as well."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Service was polite but slow and not very attenitive. It took forever to receive our food, once received it was fair at best."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food and the service was great! Taylor and Aaron took great care of us. The hostesses were immature and unprofessional. They didn't match the rest of the experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Nice place to have an upscale dinner while at the Morongo Casino. We have dined here for the past 3 years while driving en-route SF/PHX, and have an very good experience every time. The wait staff is freindly & the food is well prepared."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Loved every minute of it. Took my family as guest and they kept saying hoe great it was."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "one slice steak $60 and nothing special, i would'nt recomend to anybody!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "WONDERFUL!I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish- one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didnt quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.""
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We had such a great time at Cielo. The perfect spot for a romantic dinner. My husband and I split the appetizer of the night which was a tempura lobster roll - which was one of our favorite dishes of the evening. I had the beet salad which was wonderful. It was a petite portion but was beautifully presented and was bursting with flavor. My husband had the lobster bisque which was full of lobster that was surrounded by a creamy soup base. For our entrees I had the chippino which was so flavorful and was absolutely bursting with seafood. My husband had the paella which he loved, it was complex and was so filling. The service was outstanding! The staff was very professional and they were all well versed on the menu. We had a wonderful time!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "The restaurant is beautiful. I loved the lighting and the view, the atmosphere was good, it was really quiet and the servers were awesome. My only complaint was that my steak was over cooked, even though it was still delicious, I would have liked it cooked the way I ordered it."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "The service was excellent. Our waitress constantly checked on us throughout our meal to see if everything was ok, and asked if we needed anything else. The manager stopped by twice during our meal to insure everything was to our liking. The food, and drinks were fantastic, and served in a timely manner."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This is by far one of the best places I've ever had dinner in my entire life,food was awesome the service as well I would most def recommend this place to friends and family,also the view at night from the 27th floor is amazing!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Cielo was exceptional as ever. The evening was more special because my wife and I introduced two friends to their first dining experience at this great restaurant. Chef de Cuisine Javier, General Manager Mitchel and our server Kate and the supporting staff, always insure a great culinary occasion. As I have written in my past reviews, if you live West of this restaurant, there is no reason to drive to the Palm Springs/Palm Desert area. If you live East of Cielo, you should adventure out of the 'Box' and make the effort to dine at this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We went there for our anniversary like we have before, but this time I think it was a little pricey, my halibut was a little dry, but the atmosphere was great."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Wonderful restaurant. Great view. Excellent food and service."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Celebrated dad's b-day and had a great time. Great food, and service. Fun night out!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013