bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
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We had a very enjoyable evening. It got a little noisy with a table full of young children, but it was also fun to watch as they were having a great - happy - time, enjoying themselves to the fullest.
Ambience was very relaxing. Had reservations on a Saturday night. Great food, great service. Portions were pretty big for the price. Had lots of leftovers.
Excrement service and ambience.
Food really good, ambience great service mediocre. Warning that roasted Brussels sprouts are very oily.
Due to Covid restrictions, dining was outside on the terrace. Table were very nicely distanced, service was fairly even and good and the outdoor ambiance is pretty stellar as this is a beautiful, almost tropical environment. Food was excellent. Only problem was the outdoor furniture which, for a luxury resort, is way past it's prime. Tables were wobbly and chair uncomfortable. I'm sure this probably caught them but for anyone dining outside, the furniture could stand a major upgrade. Overall, I would go again. Went with another couple and easy to talk.
Beautiful setting, great food & service
OpenTable help me get this reservation. The ambiance was lovely outside . The food was excellent as was the service.
The food and service are great! The only issue was that it was "party night" for some families celebrating birthdays and little children were running around screaming which made it difficult to hear to person I was with.
Good food , beautiful ambience and attentive servers !
Food was good but children running wild everywhere cause hotel has water park
Service was great! The outdoor patio was quite comfortable with umbrellas, fans and misters. Food and cocktails were superb ... as always!
We sat outside. Very good and fast service. Food was excellent and staff cleaned and sanitized everything.
Shrimp quality very good. Salad had large amount of chicken that was freshly grilled.
When everything seems to go wrong with COVID, this staff did it all right. Good selection of food as well.l - it wasn’t like there were 2 choices, there was a good selection.
The food here was very good, although falling just short of excellent in small ways (ahi tuna was a bit overcooked, shrimp in the shrimp cocktail seemed a little small). Two dishes we can recommend unreservedly, though, were the poke and the mushroom side dish - both were superb, and we'd definitely get them again.
Service was also very good, if a bit disjointed. That seems mostly to be a function of the new health regulations, which are proving to be a challenge everywhere. All the servers were very attentive, the meal was well-paced, and our drinks were never empty.
The patio setting, on a warm summer night, was spectacular.
We went to bluember as a family. We came to the resort for my husbands birthday. The minute we sat down we were overwhelmed with an incredible amount of flies. The other tables didn’t seem to have as much of a issue because they were near fans which I’m sure helped. We asked to be moved closer to a fan but we weren’t moved. Both my kids were whining and complaining about the flies and we hadn’t even ordered at this point. We quickly ordered but between getting our food and ordering, we were just too uncomfortable with constantly swatting flies off our bodies and faces and food. We asked for our food to be packed up and taken to go and my husband took the kids away from the table to get them away and more comfy. So i got the food and went to take it to them. They refused to eat it because of the fly problem. I understand it’s nature and these things can’t always be helped but the lack of an attempt to at least re seat us or want to make us comfortable was really disappointing. And it was my husbands birthday which makes it even more upsetting.
Great place to have dinner.
Family vacation. Food was amazing, we are here 2 of the 3 nights!
The food was great and the" servers' were good...there seemed to be some confusion who our waitress would be as it took close to 20+ minutes before we were able to order cocktails or anything else...after that was settled, our orders were very timely. The tables close to us were reserved for a large birthday party with lots of small children so we know it takes extra effort to accommodate that type of crowd. The Parents seemed oblivious to it all because the kids were running all over the place, mostly away from the dining tables....that wasn't your fault, it was the adults that should have said something, but all-in-all it did not stop us from enjoying our dinner!
This will not keep us from returning as we live here year-round and appreciate how much your Hotel strives to accommodate everyone. Once our waitress appeared, she was efficient and very nice as were the rest of your staff. The BAND was terrific which counter-acted any other noise issues plus the food, as usual, was delicious!
We will be BACK...that's for sure! Linda Hickam
We did outdoor seating in which the waitress sat us as far away from the entertainment as possible and nobody was even here. The table we wanted next to a fire to stay warm remained available the whole time. They only had 3 heaters for the whole patio area. We ordered drinks and dinner and my dinner came in correct asked for a burger without onions or aolie sauce and it was delivered with both. Took a while to get someones attention. When the burger was returned it had the same fries which were now Luke warm almost cold. Simple burger and fries.... Micheal Keith was awesome on the music otherwise.
Great place to have a nice meal and not ridiculously expensive
We went to the bluEmber on a Sunday evening for a gathering with friends. When we got to the podium to speak with the hostess she was talking to two colleagues and didn’t acknowledge us. When she did finally take our name she made no eye contact and was unfriendly.
We were shown into a room devoid of any character or charm. The round table was situated near the stairs into the room. Two of our party had chairs at the top edge of the steps which felt very precarious. There shouldn’t be a table in this position.
The waiter was friendly and the food was good. Unfortunately, the food runner delivering our meals plopped them down in front of us like we were in a diner.
When the bill came we noticed that an 18% gratuity had been added, but none of the serving staff pointed it out. It is unusual for an automatic gratuity to be added on a table for 5 and I believe it was done to ensure it was calculated before any discounts on the bill were taken; however, they should have mentioned it and they should have provided service that warranted an 18% gratuity.
We’ve always liked this restaurant when we’ve been seated outside so this experience was unexpected.
Perfect place for a Valentine dinner with friends! The food is always excellent and good selection of wine and cocktails. Service was exceptional.
Just your typical hotel restaurant. Nothing special or outstanding. Held in their restaurant where they do the hotel breakfast so the room is very large and cold.
Good day JBG, Please allow me to personally apologize for the lack of luxury you experienced. Your detailed comments have been shared with our design team to create ways to warm up the space. We as leaders always strive to ensure all guests have a positive experience at bluEmber and I hope that we have another opportunity to impress you in the future. Again, I apologized on behalf of my management team. I look forward to hearing from you, David Cavazos bluEmber General Manager 760-568-2727
Great place. Wish they would change the menu up there with some new items though .
Food was creative and very tasty. Good presentation. Waiter could have known a bit more about the bar offerings.
Beautiful evening on the patio for dinner
We sat inside as was chilly that night- outside is nice but inside is boring. Need more ambience!
We are club members so everything is 50% off on Sundays. Good deal for us.
Lovely late lunch overing pools and greenery
in the winter sun.
Wonderful Christmas Day dinner. Excellent service!
The service is great. The food is expensive and doesn't taste good, unless if you like some unusual creations by the chef. The food is very heavily spiced, with different kind of unusual dressings that hard to digest. Servers did their best to accommodate us, however, food just doesn't taste good.
It can get chile in the eve outside so bring a sweater or jacket. Food and wine selection is a good mix.
Love the ambiance, perfect desert evening. Food was great. An experience!
We liked the menu. Interesting options. Tuna Bowl and tacos were great as well as the kid friendly food.
cant wait to come back
Great ambiance, family friendly, delicious food and priced fairly
Great resort restaurant, however I didn't appreciate being seated indoors. The space indoors really lacks atmosphere. They could use better lighting and decor to make the indoor seating more elegant and enticing. The service was good overall. The steak was excellent!
Very pleasant location. Food was very good, pleasznt atmosphere, good music
overcooked and service was bleak/not present. They at least did the proper thing and removed the plates that were not up to standards from the bill. I think everyone that works at this resort is finished with Summer. They are all non-attentive to guest needs.
Surprisingly delicious dinner. Best sea bass we ever had
Our meal was amazing! From start to finish. Our waiter, Oscar, was great and the whole experience was great. From the food to the service, all around great experience!
bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is rated 4.3 stars by 678 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.