Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge
Rockwood Grill FabulousGreat food, outstanding service...a highlight of our trip to the desert.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining in Palm DesertThe Rockwood Grill at the J. W. Marriott Desert Springs did not disappoint on any of our appetizer or entree selections (market salad, wedge salad, halibut, seafood with pasta and chicken paillard and an eggplant side dish). The grilled entrees come with a choice of side sauces (the halibut and the chicken are grilled). We chose the lemon caper butter which was OK but perhaps a bit plain or unimaginative. The dessert (apple tart with cinnamon ice cream) was absolutely stellar! If their other desserts are similarly gourmet, then I would come here for the desserts alone.
Service was outstanding as was the contemporary, open atmosphere. I will definitely return on our next visit to Palm Desert.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place for outdoor dining.Nice place for outdoor dining. Their dinner buffet is a great value and make sure you leave room for the deserts they are something to behold!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful lake views insideWonderful lake views inside and out. Love the service and the food! The Burrata Cheese app is great...We had the white fish and 2 had the filet. All good. I like that they offer so many sauces for each item. Had two diners in the party that are very specific with exactly what sauces etc.. could be on the dish or on the side. Server got it all perfect!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood & Service were excellent.Food & Service were excellent. Birds flying through the outdoor seats and under tables is annoying and takes away from the ambiance.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMRequest outdoor table!Be sure to request an outdoor table. We didn't and wish we had. The service was superb, as was the food. I also expected the prices to be higher for the quality. During our vacation in Palm Desert, this restaurant was by far our favorite.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome prime rib and kingAwesome prime rib and king crab legs. Not a huge selection at the. Buffet, but those two items is worth the price of admission alone.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite stopsOne of our favorite stops in the desert. Beautiful sunset views over the mountains through the palm trees. The Blue Star Lounge was our first stop. Although there was a large private party in the patio and several conventioneers in the Lounge the service and cocktails were excellent. Our next stop was the Grill where the food was fresh and flavorful with a variety of local favorites including hand tossed pizzas. Our server Elena was exceptional. She went out of her way to insure our dining experience was unique. This is why we return again and again to the Grill and Lounge.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM