bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

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Experience bluEmber, the resort’s signature restaurant for an inventive spin on California New American cuisine. Enjoy the sophisticated dining room, or sit back and enjoy food and wine pairings on the award winning patio. Cozy up with a cocktail by the fire pit and admire the majestic mountains and lush fairways. Whatever you choose, bluEmber embodies the Rancho Las Palmas experience at every turn with an exquisite menu, variety of fine wines, and unmatched hospitality. Plus, enjoy live music select evenings every week. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food & service

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SusanS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

OpenTable help me get this reservation. The ambiance was lovely outside . The food was excellent as was the service.

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WillD
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food , beautiful ambience and attentive servers !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good but children running wild everywhere cause hotel has water park

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! The outdoor patio was quite comfortable with umbrellas, fans and misters. Food and cocktails were superb ... as always!

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vipWineGirl
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipWilliamN
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation. Food was amazing, we are here 2 of the 3 nights!

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LindaH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

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

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rugspinner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to have a nice meal and not ridiculously expensive

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vipDebraR
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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.

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KayleneR
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a Valentine dinner with friends! The food is always excellent and good selection of wine and cocktails. Service was exceptional.

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vipJBGFoodie
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

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.

bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
Responded on February 13, 2020

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

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Ellen
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place. Wish they would change the menu up there with some new items though .

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Kiki
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was creative and very tasty. Good presentation. Waiter could have known a bit more about the bar offerings.

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PeterB
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening on the patio for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat inside as was chilly that night- outside is nice but inside is boring. Need more ambience!

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Apache
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are club members so everything is 50% off on Sundays. Good deal for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely late lunch overing pools and greenery
in the winter sun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Day dinner. Excellent service!

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vipJennaA
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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.

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SteveP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It can get chile in the eve outside so bring a sweater or jacket. Food and wine selection is a good mix.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance, perfect desert evening. Food was great. An experience!

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GAILR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked the menu. Interesting options. Tuna Bowl and tacos were great as well as the kid friendly food.
cant wait to come back

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PamelaA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, family friendly, delicious food and priced fairly

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NellieF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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AngieK
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant location. Food was very good, pleasznt atmosphere, good music

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laurat
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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.

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JaNiNiBaNiNi
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprisingly delicious dinner. Best sea bass we ever had

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wardaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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AldoM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality and great service. We were seated immediately and the servers were very accommodating for my family. Really appreciated the kids eat free section with every entree.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and provided a free dessert for our anniversary!

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vipHriddle
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Superb service. I love that they have a kids buffet that is included with an adult meal. They also gave us a special anniversary dessert to celebrate.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was a great choice for convenience and for quality of food. Staying at the resort made it an easy decision for us, plus they went above and beyond when they found out it was my stepdaughter’s birthday. We’d dined here before and the only let down was that the menu was different (I found a dish before that I loved and it wasn’t available anymore). However, my husband LOVED the turkey sandwich - he can’t get enough of it! Kudos to our waiter, Oscar, who was the right balance of service and timeliness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Shelby was great. Always a great dinner

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bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is rated 4.3 stars by 673 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.

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