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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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

GA
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

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

Great ambiance, family friendly, delicious food and priced fairly

NF
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!

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

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

l
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.

JN
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprisingly delicious dinner. Best sea bass we ever had

OT
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!

AM
1 review
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

H
San Diego
5 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.

OT
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.

OT
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Shelby was great. Always a great dinner

SS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful ambience. Service excellent particularly Shelby our server. Attentive yet sensitive to the needs of the table. Easy to make reservations. All service personnel were superb. I would highly recommend it.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was kind of abrasive .... but our server Oscar was OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you for making our experience memorable. We will be back thanks to him !

CB
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

From the way the restaurant promotes itself, I thought it was a quiet , sophisticated, adult environment. There were screaming kids and babies at multiple tables and no attempt to create a quiet environment for dining. Families with kids and babies should probably be seated in a separate area. Thanks

DD
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was so good! We were so surprised!!!!!!! It was GREAT!!!! Literally the only complaint I have is this.... They brought bread and apps with no side plates. We're so low key. Who cares! We messaged and called the place beforehand to ask if we could get pancakes for dinner for my birthday boy. They made it happen. They delivered the pancakes with no syrup. Honestly, who cares! They made my birthday boy's wish come true. Food was exceptional. No complaints! So very appreciative! Great service and friendly staff. No complaints.

p
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal thank you for the great experience at dinner

M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok, service was ok, it was ok.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Restaurant is inside, outside area is beautiful. The place was filled with children under ten. We had to ask to be seated elsewhere. Food took approx 45 mins to an hour to receive. My meal was very good, as was another’s. The third party with dietary restrictions ordered a la carte and received the tiniest pc of chicken, range free which was the size of a cornish game hen. They only provided a tiny leg and thigh combo. Bedsides being lost on the huge plate, my guest had dietary request and they said they couldn’t comply with another vegetable option. They did eventually supply a boring salad. I wouldn’t go back.

MB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was pretty good a bit limited for lunch on the menu, service was slow especially considering there was nobody there appetizers came with the main meal that ialways sucks

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It was my sons birthday and we had the worst service and worst table!!

LD
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate at an outside table with a view of flowering trees, pond, pool and golf green. Service by our waiter Monty was friendly and attentive. The food (Thai tacos) and drinks were very good.

OT
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Friends were here from Long Beach. Always fun

BC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service needs to be improved. We couldn't find our server, neither could the host and hostess. Poor

JM
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We had 4 adults in our party looking for a nice evening out. We wanted to sit outside near the entertainment but when we got there they said they shut down the outside dining and there was no outside entertainment. The hostess seated us in the very back area near 3 tables of small kids, not quiet!! The food was good, service was ok. When we left we notice there were people dining outside, that was frustrating. The only entertainment we found was in the bar and it was too loud for such a small bar. Needless to say it was not the nice evening we were looking for.

JG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's a fine place to get a bite if you are staying at the hotel but nothing special. They are great at accommodating children though and pricing for kids is great.

OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and fabulous service. Friendly staff.

DJ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The surroundings were beautiful and the music was nice. We had a wonderful experience.

DC
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Menu bad changed. Less elegant. Patrons with hats, flip flops, and tank tops.

M
Palm Springs
55 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing patio. We arrived for a 5:30pm reservation and it was still fairly hot. For some reason, they refuse to put an umbrella by our table. That being said, the hostess was very kind in giving us a table that within 30 minutes was in the shade. Service and food were very good.

q
Palm Springs
64 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

What a great outdoor dining space! We have enjoyed this spot for many years.

DS
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outside deck where we sat has a lovely ambiance. Upon our severs recommendation we ordered the meatless chicken and it was absolutely delicious! We will return to the bluEmber.

SS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

It is all the same food you can find at splash grill and room service with added entrees & special dishes. The food was good, but cold once I got to eat my filet mignon which was delivered without a steak knife and was cold by the time I request one and was given one. Also, server did not check on us to refill cocktails from the first round until we were finished eating. My husband and I ordered the same drink- kettle one and soda and the second round came and was not consistent. My drink tasted like cheap vodka and my husband tasted like there was no alcohol. All in all disappointing for the price. We should have gone across the street to Flemings or PF Changs.

T
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The setting is gorgeous. Our service was slow, but what was really bad was that I was charged $2.50 for “rocks” when I ordered a Baileys on the rocks. I’ve never had that happen before. I think they should tell you as you are ordering.

BV
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the overall experience, from the food to the entertainment.

J
Palm Springs
125 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a pleasant outdoor luncheon spot, on the patio overlooking the pool area. Even better was the cheeseburger ... large, juicy, left rare just as ordered, and on a very tasty bun. Best of all was our very responsive, continually attentive server.

ML
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have been going to the Blue Ember for many years , the service and the food was the best ever !

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the food was delicious!

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