Great B-day celebration !!
Booked this place for my mom's B-day celebration. They called my cell to ask for her name. Server was very personal and friendly to us and my 1yr old. Dinner was great, free appetizer and juice for my son that we didn't even ask for and free dessert for b-day mom and for our kid with their names on thir plates written with chicolate. Mom got personal letter with B-day wishes and a complementry photo. Another pleasant surprize at the end. We walked out of restaurant and found our car waiting at the front doors for us. Very pleased with food also.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great As Always
Roy's is one of my first stops whenever we return to the Valley. You can always count on great food and outstanding service !! It is by far the best Roy's we have ever been in !!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
An all-time favorite!
We truly love Roy's! We've experienced Roy's in San Diego, Rancho Mirage, O'ahu & Kaua'i, & have never been disappointed. We've dined there as a family w/our grade school children & we've dined w/coworkers & friends, but our favorite is as a couple :-) Roy's made our 10th anniversary particularly memorable w/personalized menus, a photo, a chocolate message on our dessert plate, & more! Every visit has been consistent w/fabulous food, drinks, & service. We highly recommend Roy's for special occasions & romantic dates in particular :-) Roy's can be pricey, but this is truly an example of you get what you pay for - Roy's is worth it!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dine periodically at Roy's, often to celebrate our anniversary or a birthday. The food is always excellent, and the staff is unfailingly both efficient and pleasant. Youneed never fear a bad experience.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is the second time we have been here for a celebration. When we walked in everyone was so friendly and even wished us well on the celebration. The server was very friendly and helpful with recommendations which is always very nice as the servers usually know what is good. We had the butterfish, a Roy's specialty, it just melts in your mouth and the crab crusted shrimp, amazing flavors and both are highly recommended. We order the chocolate souffle for dessert, they brought out a trio of desserts including the chocolate souffle, compliments of the chef...amazing! The server also took our picture and had it printed in the back to give to us for our memories! They really know how to make you feel special here!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I found the use of cell phones quite a bit annoying. There was a table, with one gentleman, close to us who were evidently know to the staff, since they were being visited by staff constantly, who was always on the phone and of course speaking loudly. God,only knows why people have to come to a fine restaurant and sit and talk on the phone. Cell phone use should be banned in restaurants here as they have done in New York.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were given a gift card from a friend and as we don't dine out much we had no idea of the type of restaurant this was. We were very pleased! Friendly staff, delicious food, great atmosphere. Definitely wiil recommend to others.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow what a great experience from the moment we walked in the door. Hostess was friendly and wished me a happy birthday and sat us at our table. I had a personalized dinner menu that had a page wishing me a happy birthday very nice touch. Our server Joselyn was very good the martini suggestions were delicious and the Butterfish was cooked to perfection. What a great experience and we will be back.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday and Anniversary Dinner
It was my wifes and my anniversary so invited friends one who was having a birthday to join us for dinner. Service ( Ray ) was exceptional and our guest who have never eaten at Roy's were given the royal treatment. Food was terrific as usual and everyone had a great time. Highly recommend.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent, good service
Nice, reliable upper end chain. Service was appropriately attentive and friendly. Food presentation was a bit sloppy, but the food is fine.
9/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We've wanted to try Roy's for quite some time and we finally made it there. What a great experience we had. From the super nice hostess who sat us, to our server who was very personable and definitely a people-person, to our wonderful food and drinks. We will definitely be returning there again. Thank you!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - small desserts
Had a lovely Sunday evening dinner here. Service exceptional; food is wonderful. We ordered one of the "special desserts" upon ordering dinner. The pineapple upside down cake with coconut ice cream. It was wonderful, but very very very small. And frankly the ingredients for desserts are not precious...there was no caviar or gold leaf. So beware, you will need a whole dessert - sharing not an option and my hubby cannot recall what they charged for it. I hope it was not more than $8...May be noisier in "season" & on Friday or Sat as Newport location is, but Sunday was heavenly peaceful and a pleasure.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wife and I celebrating her birthday, spending weekend in Palm Springs. Roy's was a perfect match for everything we were hoping for. The food was terrific, wife selected the Macadamia Nut Encrusted Ahi-Ahi, it was "To die for." The Waiter, David, was very personable, and the entire staff made the dining experience enjoyable. We discovered Roy's years ago in Hawaii and have never been disappointed when we choose to go to Roy's.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Manager step in
The manager stepped in at every point there was a lull in the service, which made the service outstanding. It made us feel special and Im sure everyone around us b/c he he stepped in at everyones table.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Roy's is definitely worth a shot!
Food and service was great. It was a birthday celebration and the wait person even brought a nice little desert with a candle and took our picture. We LOVE Roy's in Carmel overlooking the ocean; this Roy's does not have the same ambience, but is a wonderful dining experience and we will definitely return, even if it's not a special occasion!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second verse... same as the first!
Second time there and it was awesome as the first time. Great decor, wonderful waitstaff and the food knocks you socks off! Will always plan a visit when in Rancho Mirage! Oh.. the Ribeye and Butterfish were amazing.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Dinner out
Definitely nice dinner out. Am foodie purist and not a fan of Asian fusion, but very happy with quality and preparation of the fish. My mahi-mahi was delicious, and my husband's crab crusted prawns were enormous. His dollops of mashed Okinawa Sweet Potato were amazing... wish I had a whole tub of it.
The service was terrific, and even though it was really busy - our reservations got us right in. We ended up bringing our 7 year old, who was treated as well as any of the adults. They did have crayons and a coloring book, but Roy's does a nice touch with a special free appetizer of crudite, apples and slivers of quesadilla. And the kid's portions of deep fried CA roll were huge!
Well done, Roy's!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed this place. Food is pricie but thy do have specials at this time. We wish it were a lot quieter but wouldn't stop us from coming back. It is definitely on our hot list! Great service!!!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommend for special occasion.
My wife and I celebrated her birthday with dinner along with a friend. I mentioned in making my reservation on open table that it was my wife's birthday. When we arrived and after we were seated, virtually everyone on the staff who interfaced with my wife wished her a happy birthday. Her menu included a recognition of her birthday as well. The food was excellent although the wines are a tad pricey. All in all, a very enjoyable experience!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great
Food was GREAT. Server was EXCELLENT, but food took a bit to come out to table. I think we hit the end of the busy time so they must have had a slight back up in the kitchen, but well worth the wait. Ambience was good. They sat us in a banquet room and not on the main dining room floor, which was nicer than being on the main floor as it was a bit noisy on the main floor, but unbearable. Overall I would definitely go back and do plan to.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the most consistant restaurants i know of. Always relaxing, comfortable & with an ever-evolving menu the chefs keep the culinary of Roy's fresh and delicious.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always getting better
Cameron is a personable outgoing smiling manager, always helping workers and customers. John and David are efficient friendly dependable servers and requested always by us and others. Watch out for David's quick wit, if you can't keep up.
The food quality and presentation are improving yet again recently. Great new additions to the menu.
Still like the Ginger Sidecar; not on the menu as a specialty anymore, but available.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and attentive service by Krystal our waitress made for a lovely evening. Both the mahi and salmon entrees were delicious! Somewhat pricey, but a most enjoyable evening.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a solid experience
Dined for our Anniversary and Roy's always does a solid job for special occasions as well as taking care of the kids. Service is always friendly, attentive and well paced.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoy the excellent flavor sand consistently good service at Roy's Rancho Mirage. All of the servers make you feel so welcome. Great wine list and cocktail menu, and the blackened ahi melts in your mouth.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Roy's in Rancho Mirage brings the Aloha Spirit to the Coachella Valley. Our evening at Roy's started with friendly complimentary valet service. The hostess greeting was warm. The table service was excellent, friendly and knowledgable, and not rushed. The tables are nicely spaced so you enjoy a sense of intimacy. Pairing Roy's classic mai tai with the chef's special kung pao calamari was a brilliant decision. We had seafood entrees (seared scallops with pork belly and shrimp), each of which was well-prepared with a creative twist and presented with lots of eye appeal. Although the food/beverage is a little pricey, the total package is superb and makes Roy's in Rancho Mirage a great place for a special evening out.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ordered the price fixed and
Ordered the price fixed and did not like the appetizer. Told the server and she immediately took it away and brought us something else. The Manager came over and apologized and assured us that the replacement would be delicious and he was right. The rest of the meal was delicious. We will be back .
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a weekend getaway for
It was a weekend getaway for my boyfriend and I, and Roy's complemented the rest of the rest of our stay. Great food! Excellent service!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a most wonderful evening for all. My husband and I were dining with my 2 sisters and one of their husbands. The food is always excellent here so that was assumed but the service topped any expectations! Our waiter, especially, made it a very special night. He was concerned that everything be just right and did it in a way that was very unobtrusive but extremely attentive. Super evening!! The noise level of this restaurant is not good for anyone who is at all hearing impaired but otherwise it can't be beat!!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was exceptional! I had the sea food trio and loved the salmon and butter fish. The seabass was good but not as good as the others. It was my birthday and they brought a pineapple upside-down cake with coconut ice cream that was the best I have ever had!
The service was perfect and I would highly recommend Roys.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
MY HUSBAND AND I CELEBRATED A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WITH A FAMILY MEMBER! THE RESTAURANT WAS VERY ATTENTIVE FROM THE TIME WE ARRIVED. THE SPECIAL TOUCH OF A PERSONALIZED BIRTHDAY ANNOUNCEMENT AND PHOTO TAKEN WAS A VERY NICE ADDED ATTRACTION. THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND THE SERVICE WAS VERY EXCELLENT. THE SPECIAL ATTENTIVENESS TO DETAIL WAS DEFINITELY POSITIVE AND I WILL REMEMBER THAT FOR FUTURE EVENTS.
THANK YOU, WE HAD A LOVELY EVENING...
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food...unique sauces
On Mondays, they are running a good special..any starter and most entrees for $29.99. Great deal for great food.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were excellent. However, even the house wine was $8 per glass. However it is annoying that it was a small glass only half full.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Cork Tree is a "Corker"
A very enjoyable evening with really excellent food and presentation.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Hawaiian Food
The food service and atmosphere were very good. Even though they were a large group at another part of the restaurant, the atmosphere was very pleasant. The chocolate soufflé was great.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made me want to come back
From the moment we arrived, Roys' staff made us feel like VIPs. The service was phenomenal. The food recommendations were spot in on, & the food was delicious. I recommend the calamari appetizer and the Chilean Sea Bass was perfect. Very upbeat place. A little noisy if you're looking for an important meeting for business but the noise is from the positive vibes that everyone has because the staff and th thee great food.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Roy's. I have been
I love Roy's. I have been there many times, and I enjoy each visit. Sometimes, though, I have found that some of the food sits under the heating lamp too long while waiting for the rest of the order to be ready. Although it is loud, I don't mind it at all……it is fun…….however, sometimes when I take guests to Roy's, they do not like the noise. The service at Roy's, as usual, is outstanding, The service people are more than accommodating. Roy's is actually one of my favorites.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dinner as usual.
We visit the area once or twice a year and have come to really enjoy our visits to Roy's as it is always on our list of places to eat when in the area.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
After 26 years in the desert this was my first experience at Roy's, therefore my expectations may have been too high. The first thing that greets you at the door is the noise level. It's extremely difficult to carry on a conversation. Not only is the bar noisy but the full length open kitchen with servers and chefs screaming at one another is a bit much. Service was good but not exceptional. I had the steak salad and my guest had the Prix Fixe meal which he said was very good. Unfortunately, my steak was rather tough and chewy. What made up for a good part of the disappointment was the dessert. The Macadamia nut tart was absolutely delicious and by far the best part of the meal. I also have to say that the decor was very bland.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is always great.
The food is always great. Service was excellent.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife's birthday
We were in Palm Desert for a vacation and decided to go to Roy's with another couple to celebrate my wife's birthday. I had noted her birthday in my Open Table reservation and when we arrived, the hostess made a special point to welcome her and congratulate her on her birthday. When we got to our table, they had a special insert in her menu, greeting her and providing birthday wishes. And of course, they provided her a very nice desert at the end of the meal. Their level of attention to my wife (while not making a big deal of it in front of the rest of the diners) was very nice. In addition, the food was great. We had all raved about our main courses (Opah, Short ribs, mahi mahi and butterfish, I believe). It was a wonderful evening!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always the food was incredible! Our waitress was awesome and made great suggestions for us to order. Roy's always has a great wine list, with a variety of prices. I will always go back to Roy's. It's one of my favorite restaurants!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The blackened ahi tuna appetizer
The blackened ahi tuna appetizer was excellent. The fish in the hot pot were over cooked. Chocolate lava cake was very tasty.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like it quiet? And great?
Roy's has a quiet room. Ask for it when you reserve. Carlos, our server, was especially professional and thoughtful, including presenting us with a free photo of us showing his handiwork in chocolate on the plate of our dessert: Happy Birthday and 30th Anniversary. Wow!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal, great service!
On a mini vacation in Palm Springs from L.A. and found Roy's, my husbands favorite restaurant. Free valet parking. Smiling, friendly greetings when we walked in. Our waiter, John, was fantastic! Our meal was great. Kids meal choices were plentiful and healthful. Lychee grapefruit martini-best drink ever! Roy's signature flourless chocolate cake was amazing. Manager came to our table to check-in. Just a fabulous evening!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent, service was outstanding. Went for a birthday celebration (let them know through open table) and they had an array of special experiences for us. Wait staff couldn't do enough for us - everything was wonderful.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one bett Roy's
Return to this location was warranted. Great service, great food.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
John, our server , was fabulous!!!!!! The others were also super!! We had a wonderful evening. Thank You!!!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Roy's at The River in Rancho Mirage
Roy's does not disappoint. We had another relaxed excellent evening. Our table request was honored, our server was engaged and attentive, the shortribs were beautifully presented and delicious and the chocolate soufflé was irresistible. The staff is well trained and very welcoming- even the valet extended that extra energy and positive attitude. Many thanks to Roy's!
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our favorite waiters,,John was serving private party,,and David was off, but our waiter had the nicest smile and took very good care of us. We had a,wonderful time!!!!
12/16/2013 4:00:00 PM