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bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA
bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA
bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA
bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA
bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA

bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

4.3
4.3
800 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 862-4581 ext. 2110
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Simon Warren
  • Catering
    Ember Room for 40<br />Wine Room for 22<br />
  • Private party facilities
    The Ember Room seats up to 40 people. We have a special wine room that seats up to 22. The Atrium room is a semi-private room that seats 42. You may select a limited menu from our dinner menu.
  • Private party contact
    Stephanie Torres: (760) 568-2727 ext. 2104
  • Neighborhood
    Rancho Mirage
  • Cross street
    Rancho Las Palmas Drive
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Entertainment
    Wednesday | Dreams with Nikki and Willie | Thursday | Strings with John Stanley King Band | Friday | Caribbean Rhythms with the Stanley Butler Trio |Saturday | Jazz Music with Steve Madeo | Sunday | Jazz Music with Steve Madeo |
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 800 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Kid-friendly

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Californian

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Kid-friendly

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Californian

800 Reviews
  1. YvetteV

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It took 3 servers to finally bring extra salad dressing. The grilled chicken came after and was too dry.

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  2. KathyB

    Fayetteville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There seemed to be a bit of confusion as it took quite a while to get waited on. Once the waitress showed up, she was attentive & the service was good. Food was delicious & arrived hot.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great love it. Always a good vibe, good food and good service

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  4. SR22

    Las Vegas

    99 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    With the exception of Alfredo, great bartender, the dinner was a bust. Hoped to eat outside, had to eat in because of wind. Inside tables were COLD, we were freezing. Salmon appetizer was presented with white bread straight out of the bag. Not even toasted? Caesar salad was good. Shrimp scampi had an uninspired glop of premade Alfredo sauce over the top. Yuk. Service was spotty - servers were too busy.

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  5. Desertmom

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great round table of 8 of us! Had a run evening and the service was great!

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  6. ulu1

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Oscar was fabulous. He made recommendations, checked with us throughout the meal and added to the pleasure of the meal. Thanks for hiring such an friendly, competent server. He was a delight!

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  7. nadineJ

    Palm Springs

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sitting outdoors amidst the colorful flowers and green fairways was a delight. Our dinner was quite delicious EXCEPT for the rolls, which were dry and stale. The very average wine was outrageously expensive: $16 for 6 ounces, $20 for 9? Yikes!

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  8. diningoutandabout

    Chicago

    115 reviews

    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot for dinner — beautiful setting, attentive service and very good food. What more do you need? We’ll be back

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  9. Foodie

    Pittsburgh

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed two lovely entree salads, one with salmon, one with. tuna. The seafood was perfectly cooked. Everything was fresh and tasty. Nice wine options. Service was very attentive. This was a last minute booking and it turned out to be a great choice in the Rancho Mirage area. Would recommend and would return.

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  10. CC100

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation but it seemed like they did not have a table for us, we ended moving a couple times, but the bar was overly crowded and very noisy and our table ended up being in a loud spot. Service was good, food was very good. I will admit the inside of the restaurant does not have the nice atmosphere that the patio has, so it’s disappointing when you have to eat inside. We will be back, but only when you can use the patio!

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  11. ChristinaF

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice restaurant at a resort with good food and excellent service

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  12. RoseS

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    A mix of good and not so good. Lovely ambiance; courteous wait staff WHEN they showed up. Jidori chicken overcooked and tough. Salad ok. Bread /rolls pretty boring. FABULOUS coconut cake! Coffee good but not hot. If someone else invited me there for dinner, I would go, but I wouldn't go out of my way again...unless it was for that cake :)

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  13. YVRer

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    2.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations that had been made 3 months ago and when we arrived we were told that there were no tables available, except inside. We said we wanted to sit out doors as per our request at the time of reserving, and after being brushed off the host staff were rude and basically just ignored us. We were eventually seated 45 minutes late while we stood and waited for a table that had been empty but not cleaned for 25 minutes!!! The host staff there are quite often unpleasant and if I owned the place I would have cheerful, helpful people greeting the guests.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent spot for great food, service and ambience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great family dinner, 6 guests and everyone loved the food and ambiance!

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  16. LoreenH

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience, great service. My short rib was a bit dry but the ahi tuna was wonderful.

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  17. SBFoodie

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was pretty decent, but the service was insanely slow and underwhelming. Items we should have received (bread, waters) never came until after we asked multiple times and much too late. Took 30 mins to just get our drinks put in, and well over an hour to get our food. Luckily it was good and still hot. Gave us a free dessert and coffee to make up for the poor experience, which was a nice gesture

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  18. EdwardL

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    FOOD WAS FINE WAITER OVERBEARING CHARGED 2. 50 FOR ICE ON THE BILL, WHEN ORDERED A VODKA ROCKS. UNBELIEVABLE!

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  19. MurrayW

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We are regularly here when we are in the RLP resort. This is a great place

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  20. DavidK

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Parking logistics were PAINFUL. Food was outstanding. And service superb.

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  21. CC100

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love the patio at Blu Ember, the ambiance is fantastic. Out steaks were cooked to perfection and were delicious! Service was very good!

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  22. DiningWithFriends

    Palm Springs

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I joined five friends for dinner before seeing a show at the McCallum theater. We sat in the back, where it was quieter. We all enjoyed our food. I had the Angel Pasta Pamadora, which was delicious. The wait staff were pleasant and did not hurry us through our meal. We all agreed we would return for a meal on the patio when the weather warms.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service was good. This hotel automatically charges 22% gratuity which is a little high but still great experience.

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  24. MICHAEL

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit was New Years Eve enticed by early live music from 6-10 in the very comfortable and spacious patio. Plenty of really good radiant heaters. Lots of friendly staff. Busy, but not to crowded. Quite a few children this night. Not really much of an issue though. Choice of buffet or limited menu. We shared a delicious beet salad, and each had the grilled Ahi. Generous portion and cooked perfect. Really fun band. I'd call the BluEmber classy, but not pretentious. Perfect for a special occasion.

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  25. DennisH

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect evening ambience fire pits everywhere music to the level. You can have a conversation. Brand-new heaters 1 to 2 per table 2 blankets per table given as option for warmth. Server Jose was Ted happy and very informative. Prefer the exterior dining to the interior as much more to offer Ambience. Selection of food and layout was very good. All met for an enjoyable evening to treat our guest to

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stanley Butler and his band are gold and play on Friday and Saturday nights. We took my brother and his wife who are visiting from Washington and had an amazing dinner and enjoyed the patio heaters, torch lights and fire pits. Food was perfect. Drinks were perfect. Venue was perfect. Music was the best part. It’s part of a hotel so it’s kid friendly and dog friendly. I highly recommend it as a place to bring your out of town guests for a fun night with good music and ambience.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Average food. Seared Ahi Tuna dish was rubbery and served lukewarm. No seating inside despite reservation. Unlikely to return for dinner despite living 5 minutes away.

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  28. LeslieB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I ate at the BluEmber on Christmas night. We did last year too, but this year, they let us order off the regular menu instead of just offering the $75 buffet which was nice. My son loves the buffet - eats a lot of the prime rib and chicken and desserts. Lots and lots of choices. It was better this year - felt cleaner and better stocked, but we went early - 5:30 - so who knows what it was like at 8; hopefully just as nice. The one thing I didn't like was that when the check came, there was an 18% "service fee" added to the bill, and it was VERY unclear whether this was a tip or a service fee (which I've never had added to a bill before). We asked someone there who was ambiguous about the charge, saying we could "ask to get it taken off" if we wanted to...but also saying it was the tip, but then saying we could add a tip. It was super confusing, so I just counted as a tip, signed it and that was that. But it was a nice dinner. I love the outside of the restaurant and the food was good. I had the cobb salad (off the regular menu) and it was way worth $14. Never would I have eated $75 worth of food from the buffet, so again, I'm glad the regular menu was offered.

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  29. YVRer

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    2.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We are regulars at this place and sadly it has recently been very disappointing! We had a very rude woman on the phone earlier in the day when we called to say that one couple couldn’t join us for our dinner so it would only be four of us. When I asked to change the reservation to 6 from 6:30 she said it wasn’t possible but we could come at 6:15. We were there earlier than we anticipated and the place was empty. No obvious reason as to why we couldn’t change our time. It went steadily downhill from there, from our shared appetizers arrived with the dinner, the tenderloin steak was tough and way over cooked, and the prawns on one guests salad were slimy and when she complained the waitress had a busier come over with a small plate for her to scrape them off her plate. They were never replaced or taken off the bill. Evan at our members discount it wasn’t worth it!

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  30. MLand

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Service was better. Josè is usually our server and such a pleasant guy and professional.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful date night destination for my girlfriend and I, greeted by a a gracious host who saw to our needs wonderfully. We got drinks, an app and two dinners and didn’t even break $100. It’s great. It’s beautiful.

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  32. LorraineB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it all! Amazing service. We were a table of 6 and enjoyed the round table on the upper level.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was average and everything tasted like it had been soaked in butter. Nothing felt fresh, not even the salad. The lighting outside is so bad that it was hard to even see what we were eating. The patio was packed and many people had the same issue. This is the not the quality I’ve had before at the Omni RLP so this a really disappointing experience. Maybe the kitchen was busier than expected but overall, not good!

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  34. Portlanddiner

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ahi tuna was a excellent! The service really made our night on the beautiful patio,

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  35. LorraineB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Edgar is an outstanding waiter in every way. He is so professional and efficient. Friendly and super accommodating too! He made our night a wonderful experience! Thank you so much!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was great as were both of the appetizers we had (ceviche and salmon rillete). My table did have two separate issues with the ribeye steak however. Mine had a faint taste of salmon like it had been cooked in the same pan as salmon without cleaning the on in between. Both me and my girlfriend asked for medium rare and both our steaks came out raw, actually cold in the center and close to blue in color. The waiter didn’t even recognize it as a steak when we showed him. Our server did however let the cook staff know and they were apologetic and did offer to make amends for the issue. It was not overly busy so it definitely wasn’t a case of the kitchen being slammed. I would go again but would likely skip the steak as my main.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nothing special. You won’t love it and it won’t make you sick.

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  38. BL1B

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat on property with kids. Food is delicious. A little pricey, but worth it.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice restaurant but they put us in the worst looking area. Water glass that I was given had a huge lipstick imprint on it, didn’t look like it was even washed. They did provide complimentary drinks for this inconvenience.

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  40. KathyH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My credit card was not returned and no one can find it. No call back or concern. Very disappointed

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FAQs

bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is rated 4.3 stars by 800 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

41000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Rancho Las Palmas Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Rancho Mirage
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Simon Warren
  • Entertainment
    Wednesday | Dreams with Nikki and Willie | Thursday | Strings with John Stanley King Band | Friday | Caribbean Rhythms with the Stanley Butler Trio |Saturday | Jazz Music with Steve Madeo | Sunday | Jazz Music with Steve Madeo |
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 862-4581 ext. 2110
  • Catering
    Ember Room for 40<br />Wine Room for 22<br />
  • Private party facilities
    The Ember Room seats up to 40 people. We have a special wine room that seats up to 22. The Atrium room is a semi-private room that seats 42. You may select a limited menu from our dinner menu.
  • Private party contact
    Stephanie Torres: (760) 568-2727 ext. 2104
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