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bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

4.1
4.1
753 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

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 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

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What 753 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was terrific! Food was great and perfect ambience.
  2. Twofww

    Orange County

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were excellent. Nice evening so we sat outside, flies swarmed in when our food arrived. It was hard to keep the flies off the food. Not the restaurants fault but made it a little awkward to eat our nice dinner.
  3. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was great. The seating very nice. My chicken was very dry The wedge salad marvelous
  4. Desertmom

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was great as always but unfortunately there was a HUGE group of young families and kids who were sooooo LOUD.
  5. John

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Because of the time of year chose to sit inside (hot) The service and food impeccable. Several items on the menu for different food choices such as vegetarian. Afterwards enjoyed the live music outdoors with cocktails.
  6. Luv2eat

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner outside.. our server (Oscar?) was terrific and attentive. The truffle fries were fabulous! My dinner mates enjoyed their burger and wedge salad. The salmon was crisp on the outside and moist inside. Delicious. And the shishito peppers… order them! Yummm
  7. AndreG

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Overall our experience was fine, the biggest disappointments were that we asked for a reservation for 7 at 5pm and we were told that they couldn’t do that…only to see a completely wide open patio (and I’m a former server so I get it), and then our server, instead of walking around each guest to deliver drinks, handed them across other guests, and there wasn’t anything blocking the seats, etc. Food was great, so assuming we will be back, but hopeful for a better experience.
  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Unexpectedly excellent Cobb salad with salmon. Cocktails were on point. Waiter was a sweetheart. Great experience!
  9. Lynn

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    We dine here often and the food is always very good to excellent and the outside dining is wonderful. The restaurant seems to be suffering from a lack of well-trained service employees. All of them are very pleasant but there simply aren't enough of them.
  10. MilliMat

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent services, beautiful outdoor views, good food and excellent cocktails
  11. KimS

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice outdoor area but not all tables offer heat lamps, noisier music and ambiance. Food so-so for price. Shrimp scampi better than the short ribs.
  12. KathyO

    New York Area

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best wedge salad in the valley! Had a lovely table outside… Service was exceptional!
  13. BethC

    Seattle

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    To be sat inside is to be made the poor step child of diners. Servers completely ignore you. I had to ask after 20 minutes for service. I had to ask 3 times for extra sauce for the short ribs as they were dry. To the waitress credit, she offered us all dessert on the house because she knew the service was poor. The Omni is chronically understaffed.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Poor service. Hostesses were . Totally ignored us. Small portions. Few items on the menu. Table not fully set for the number of guests. Salads no bread offered. Very disappointed
  15. RandyB

    Vancouver

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    bluEmber at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort offers a magical outdoor experience. We have enjoyed the fireside, live music setting a number of times and never been disappointed.
  16. JulieB

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    My husband & I wanted to try it for dinner. Hostess was welcoming and we were seated inside quickly. Waitress took drinks (great) & app order (crab cake minus the crab), returned with drinks, took dinner order than disappeared for half an hour. Did not check on us until half way through entree.Food was good & served by runners which is fine, but when asked for clean bread plates (because we had to use for app) they were just grabbed from next table and set stacked on table. Runner clearing tables was hovering which made us feel rushed even though not busy.
  17. PeterJ

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    My wife and split the 16 oz steak. We each got a piece that had little meat on it and a lot of grissle. It wasn’t worth $52. We are canceling our reservations for Saturday night
  18. London

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The restaurant is in a lovely setting, outside looking onto a golf course and the mountains in the background. There were not many people there having lunch so our waiter was overly attentive! we ordered the "tortilla soup" which ended up being a "tomato type " of soup that was not good. We ordered truffle fries and they were very greasy. So would give it another try because the setting was so perfect.
  19. YVRer

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    My steak was ordered medium rare and it arrived almost raw, still cold in the center. I sent it back and it was over 30 minutes before it came back. The veggies were grey by then and the potatoes were cold. By the time it was delivered the other guests were all finished. No apologies! I’m not impressed!
  20. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whet a find! This is super close to my mom’s house in Rancho Mirage. We ate here while I was visiting her from Colorado. Great food, service, and ambience. Prices were reasonable too. We will be back on my next trip out.
  21. JPAO

    Palm Springs

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service !! This is a very beautiful property as well !! We highly enjoyed our dinner !!
  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our server was very friendly and attentive. He did a great job taking care of our table, but the food was inconsistent. The burger was excellent but the seared tuna bowl was just okay. It included a very generous serving of fried rice, but very few vegetables. The portion of tuna was also very generous but I didn’t love it. The waiter had recommended the bbq shrimp and I probably should have taken his advice. The fries that came with the burger were wedge fries, but I was hoping for skinny fries. Overall it was a good experience but I wouldn’t likely go back.
  23. CarolineM

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The facility is dated and food is like it comes out of a box. Wedge salad came with Green Godess dressing (heavy on anchovies) :-(. Portions were small, dried out, and overpriced.
  24. greyhnds

    San Diego

    161 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    161 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The appetizers came out quickly, but the entrees lagged significantly thereafter. The server was very friendly and attentive, so that was a great experience. However, our patio reservation was for 5:45 pm and we had anticipated enjoying a peaceful and quiet dinner. Instead, there were many tables next to us and behind us with very small kids running around, being noisy as kids will do when bored. I would not recommend going for dinner anytime before 7 pm unless you have small children or grandchildren with you. By that time the families with young kids had basically left the patio area. Heads up to other couples who may want a quiet dinner and lesson learned for this particular restaurant. All in all, the food was good albeit slow for entrees to be served and not equivalent to the high prices. However, there are several other nearby restaurants that offer much nicer dining experiences for that price point (Eddie Vs, Mastro’s, Ruth’s Chris and La Spiga, to name a few). We were not staying at the resort, and had simply chosen this restaurant based on attractive menu options and pricing that led us to believe it would be a fine dining experience.
  25. specialk

    Palm Springs

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beet salad was great! Shrimp scampi was nice and garlicky, too.
  26. sara

    New York Area

    113 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lovely setting with indoor and outdoor tables and outdoor heaters. The staff is lovely. The food is OK, not great, and not terrible. What I did not like was that after I told them that the crème brûlée was bad, i.e. overcooked and grainy, I was charged for it. Not cool. The prices are typical of this area, exorbitant, In New York City food would be twice as good and the prices about 25% less.
  27. Shelly

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience1
    Our cauliflower was blackened beyond recognition. There was no flavor and it was dry.
  28. JCC0214

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    Got the entrees when still eating appetizers ! Ordered bread that we never received ! Had to ask to get a glass of wine! Food (paella) was dry since it went back to the kitchen since we were not done with appetizers !
  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Over priced food and lighting on the table was not bright enough to see what I was eating. Paella was to dry and chimichurri sauce to salty.
  30. WEHOFoodie2014

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Terrible food
  31. MsKitKatt

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Christmas Night Buffet was terrific. Menu selections, including various salads, shrimp cocktail and snow crab; roasted chicken, petite filet mignon, and sea bass were all outstanding. The dessert station offerings were also delicious. The servers were attentive and gracious, and the ambiance was very pleasant. Everyone around us was enjoying themselves thoroughly - until the last party of 6 we saw seat themselves and bullied the staff, acting like we all owed them sonething. Nonetheless, we had a lovely evening and perfect ending to Christmas Day.
  32. JimG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    When we made our reservations we were given the option of standard or holiday menu. We chose the standard menu. When we checked in we were asked if we preferred indoor or outdoor seating and were seated with only the holiday menu. If we made a reservation, wouldn’t a table already have been “reserved” for us? We sat for about ten minutes before we were served water and maybe another ten minutes before we saw the waiter. When we asked about the standard menu we were told it wasn’t an option. The buffet was spread out amongst the entire restaurant. The prime rib was over cooked with only medium to well options, we prefer medium rare and it was pretty much a full roast. The turkey options were dry as well. There was no crème brûlée amongst the desserts as listed on the menu. We were rarely checked on by the waiter or water person, even though we saw they taking care of other tables around us. When we received the bill it was almost $40 more than we expected. When we asked why we were told there was an automatic 18% holiday gratuity but we didn’t have to stick to that, meaning we could tip more. If I could have tipped less, I would have. We are considering trying this restaurant another time just not during a holiday and where we can try the regular menu, but we are just a little discouraged and disappointed at this time.
  33. BrianL

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall warm hospitality, from the time we approached the host stand until we were walking to our car. We had much appreciation for the great service and the food quality. We will always remember the best swordfish we had probably ever tasted in our lives. There was not a weak moment about our Christmas Dinner. We will be back for either the next special occasion or a good reason to treat ourselves to a great experience. Everyone involved in the production of this should be commended. We were thoroughly impressed and will probably tell fifty people about it. Thank you very much for making our Christmas Day flawless!
  34. Grovecr

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this place. Excellent service and food.
  35. YVRer

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server Jose was charming and very amusing! Food was good, order mixed up but good anyway...
  36. TaraG

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Beautiful property. The food was surprisingly good. The staff was really slow.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Turkey dinner came out cold which was disappointing. Wait staff was hurried and rushed but kind.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ambiance everything!
  39. BethC

    Seattle

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The waitstaff was on top of things and very attentive but they are clearly understaffed in the kitchen so the service was slow. I ordered a steak salad medium rare and it came well done. I’ve had much better meals here before. I assume they missed the mark because of lack of staff
  40. MomMD

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely evening outdoor atmosphere, aided by several outdoor heaters. Excellent service from David. Food very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided

FAQs

bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is rated 4.1 stars by 753 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 7 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–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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