About bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

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.

41000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am -11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour : Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
Rancho Las Palmas Drive

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 862-4581 ext. 2110

Website:
http://www.rancholaspalmas.com/bluember

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 |

Catering:
Ember Room for 50
Wine Room for 24
Priavte Dining Room for 10

Parking Details:
bluEmber is at Rancho Las Palmas which offers free valet parking or self parking.

Executive Chef:
Billy Deaver

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Ember Room seats up to 50 people. We have a special wine room that seats up to 24. The Atrium room is a semi-private room that seats 42. You may select a limited menu from our dinner menu.

bluEmber at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (5)
Romantic (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
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Good for a Date (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Casual (3)
Scenic View (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Business Meals (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We loved it - such a beautiful spot! Great setting and decent food. We will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fabulous atmosphere, good but not exceptional food, server was polite but didn’t have the first clue about wine, yet pretended he did. If you don’t have a clue, just find someone who does. Don’t tell me that the rose is both dry and sweet. When I request a pairing recommendation for the crab cake don’t tell me “probably a red.” Crab cake itself was great but the spicy aioli was more sweet than spicy. Same too sweet mayo overwhelmed my tuna poke - just too much of it. Frisée mushroom salad had fresh ingredients but again dressing too sweet. I dunno. It wasn’t bad food, I just expected a lot more based on reviews. Fabulous setting though.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and service. Very attentive to servicing customers. Limited main course options but all portions were properly sized and satisfying.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Blu Ember is fantastic! Food, service and ambiance were all fabulous. Beautiful patio with georgous views. The chocolate cake was a perfect ending to delicious dinner. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Went when it first opened wasn’t impressed, now it’s wonderful!!

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our server "Oscar" was great...did not hover, but was there when we needed him. Beautiful outdoor seating.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was a little lackluster, food was good but not spectacular.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great staff and food

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

I requested gluten free options and was told what I ordered was gluten free (per the chef) but I still got extremely sick from the meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Menu is too small, worst service ever! We have come here for 9 years on the Fourth of July and sadly not much has changed. No salad option with protein. Server had no personality, was not cordial, did not even introduce himself. I wanted to leave but kids were hungry. The menu has very little options, salmon was not cooked so ate around edges that were done. Overpriced for both size, flavor, options, and service. No wonder it was so empty. Save ourselves next time and dine across the street.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 26, 2017

I asked to change tables as there was a screaming toddler close by. Our server was Manny who was wonderful. I will definitely request him the next time I'm there.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went for Fathers Day brunch. The food was mediocre and much to expensive for what we got. The scrambled eggs were rubbery.
The bacon was excellent. I don't eat sausage, buy my husband, who loves sausage, only ate a portion. He said the sausage wasn't good.
Extremely disappointed, and we'll never go back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The service was wonderful and the food was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Initial service was a little slow. We didn't seem to be noticed by wait staff for what seemed like too long. But after our first contact with our waiter, we received much better attention. The kids buffet was very nice. The kids could eat at their leisure. Overall the food was good, and the outdoor seating was nice. It was a handy option since we were staying at the resort.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was pretty good, but we went on a weekend and the love music in the beautiful patio area was deafening - sat indoors which was fine, but certainly not as nice as outside.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was decent -- once it arrived. First entree arrived alone without explanation (delivered by kitchen runner) other entree arrived more than 10 minutes later.

By our own choice we sat outdoors but had to be moved after 20 minutes of fighting off the flies. We counted 10 on the table at one point. Server explained that it was because it's "hot outside." I didn't bother explaining that we eat alfresco all the time at other restaurants without experiencing such a problem.

Indoors was slightly better --fewer flies -- but poor acoustics made it almost impossible to carry on a conversation.

As previously stated the food was good but the overall experience was greatly disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Nice area, great weather. food was mediocre.
They had a kids buffet which I tried a bite from my sons food and I don't know how he was able to eat it. I guess kids are a little bit more understanding when it comes to food

Tags: Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Overall experience was nice. It was quiet and relaxing and didn't feel rushed. The brunch option was fair....nothing special and I wouldn't order brunch again there for the price. I would order off main menu and get a sandwich.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Disappointed in food, pub food quality, box to fryer type. Old pomegranate seeds on many items.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We have loved going to this restaurant for dinners periodically throughout the last 20 years. We reserved a table for 2 for brunch on Easter Sunday this year and were very disappointed. The food was wonderful and the restaurant is beautiful but the service was almost non existent. We were served a drink and then after 15 minutes or so we flagged down a waiter to find out if there was a menu or if we should just go ahead and find where the food was and serve ourselves. The food was excellent. We were never asked if we wanted another drink and then when we asked for the bill, an 18% gratuity was figured into the amount charged. We won't be recommending the bluEmber to anyone for brunch.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Had an enjoyable lunch and we had a reservation at noon and my mother in law needed a breakfast item and Harmony our waitress was able to accommodate that by taking the time to talk to the chef s. Must say she was more then impressed ! Will be back !

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Poor service. Great ambiance. Come to Palm Springs often. This is the 2nd time in a row we have been so disappointed with the service. Took 20 minutes to get a server, and they weren't very busy. Poor management! So if you like waiting 20 minutes for a server, then another 10 to get your drink - this is your place!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Love the setting. Wine was great. I liked the 9 oz vs the 6 oz option. My husband ordered NY strip cooked medium. It was overlooked and dry. I had the shrimp cocktail and salad and they were very good.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Best Restaurant in Palm Springs area. We ate three meals a day here and everyone was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 26, 2017

The evening was quite pleasant except for the overpowering lounge singer act that commenced about 9 pm and literally overpowered the pleasant experience of chatting with friends after our meal.
Service was excellent and food was quite acceptable.
The guitarist featured on the patio at start of evening was quite pleasant but lounge act was not. Multiple parties exited the restaurant patio once lounge act commenced due to overloud vocals and piano.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Beautiful outdoor dining space. Very romantic. Good live music.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I planned the dinner to celebrate a birthday for a friend. When the 3 of us arrived at the hostess station we were greeted by the hostess, she told me to wait one minute and walked away. Not a good start to the evening. She was clearing a table that was located directly next to the band. I went over and asked if it was possible to be seated further away from the band, explaining that we wanted to be able to talk. The hostess seemed annoyed by my request and reluctantly, but without acknowledging my request move to clear another table.

While the table was being cleaned by the hostess I was going to walk to the edge of the patio to look out at the grounds and was told that our table was almost ready! As if it would take hours to find us and there were crowds of people, we were the only people waiting and it was not more than 10 feet from the table. Strange and not very inviting a greeting.

The food server was unfriendly and rushed, visited the table infrequently, water and cocktails not checked. The Salmon dish was not fresh, the risotto was under cooked, when the server brought the dish to the table he announced, here are your mash potatoes. Not good.... The birthday girl requested a side of cream to add to her pasta dish when she placed here order and that came halfway through our meal. There were a few of the sides that we really enjoyed. I wound not go back or recommend for dinner, maybe for drinks and a snack.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2017

We stayed at the Omni for 4 nights so had the pleasure of experienced BluEmber for a few things..first off was our one dinner experience-not good. We were seated and it took our waitress about 20 minutes to notice us-she was busy chatting with some people at another table. It then took another 20 minutes to get our drink order. In fact I think our meals came before we had a glass of wine which was ridiculous. The dinner food was just average-avoid the crispy brussel sprouts, way too greasy. Breakfast, on the other hand, was delightful every morning! he staff were the friendliest, most attentive, just really great people to see first thing in the morning! The breakfast menu is awesome-so many great options...egg white farm ommlettes, smoked salmon toast, avocado toast, scrambled egg bowls...all really yummy! Finally, our bar experience...I was traveling with my almost 22 year old daughter...we had been to the gym and stopped in the bar to pick up a glass of process on our way back to our room to get ready for dinner. The bartender asked if she was 21, my daughter said yes, then the bartender proceeded to give an attitude like we were lying. She then asked for ID which of course my daughter didn't have as we had just come from the gym. She insisted my daughter go back to our room to get her ID (which she did) and as soon as my daughter walked out the door to get it, she turns to me and says "oh wait-tell her to come back..." like it was some kind of test. I found the whole thing absolutely ridiculous-this isn't a night club-we weren't ordering shots and there was NOONE in the bar-she was just a bartender on a power trip so beware and have your ID on you at all times!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Food was superb but service was a little slow. The restaurant was not busy so the slow service kind of threw us a bit. Otherwise top notch experience.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Really enjoyed a little slow on service

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 (México)·Dined on February 27, 2017

La verdad el servicio fue muy malo, la comida era buena, los meseros parecían que estaban haciendo un favor en vez de hacer su trabajo, todo se les olvidaba y de mala manera,

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Service and food were not up to par. Food took forever. Waiter rarely around to serve or check on us. Food was not heated properly. Short ribs were dry. Coffee was cold. Disappointed.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Service was slow, too loud for conversation inside, food was not the best.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great service and very nice ambiance. Food came very quickly. Almost too quick. So quick it came before wine was served. Food is very good but not great or special. Quite expensive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Delicious warm soft rolls, with two types of butter served with them! We devoured them quickly. Great kids buffet, which our boys enjoyed. We really enjoyed the Brussels sprouts, deviled eggs and bacon wrapped figs. The cocktails were a little watery, but the list and descriptions were awesome. Delicious coconut cake - that was thoughtfully brought to us by our attentive server for our anniversary. Thanks for the great dinner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Was fun this is our second time at this hotel and second time at this restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very disappointed in Krista the hostess. Confirmed a outside table for Valentine's dinner, upon arrival was told my confirmation was not guaranteed and whisked to the poorest table inside. She was unapologetic, condescending, and unfriendly. Ruined a special evening.....congratulations. Would have left but was held hostage due to the occasion. Service was unattentive and unengaged. Halibut was over cooked....I think sitting under a heat lamp waiting to be delivered. The only reason I ever go to Bluember is for the outside ambiance as the food is hit and miss.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The service was great - our server recommended a wonderful wine and our dinner. The food was extremely good and we would tell all our friends to go there

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Blu Ember is an often overlooked "gem" sitting in our own backyard here in Rancho Mirage. Most people don't think of going to a resort's dining establishment unless they're guests of the resort. Blu Ember offers delicious food, beautifully presented, in a stunning environment. Sitting under an umbrella in the brilliant sunshine surrounded by colorful flowers, towering palms and open vistas across the emerald green golf course with a gurgling fountain in the background makes for perfectly wonderful luncheon, afternoon coffee or tea, happy hour, or dinner with special friends. Fresh and delicious food along with exceptional service come with the inviting environment. This luncheon was at least my "10th+" visit to Blu Ember and I look forward to returning again soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The service was poor and the Chilean Sea Bass was nothing special. It took forever for our meal to come out and the restaurant didn't have the first 2 bottles of wine I ordered in stock and it's Valentine's Day weekend! Ridiculous! And the band is distracting and too loud! Could be a lot better and it makes you wonder in the restaurant reads their reviews, many of them are exactly like mine but it doesn't seem like anyone cares.

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