Cielo

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Cielo, is a Steak and Seafood Restaurant that celebrates a distinctly comfortable, Californian approach to fine dining. Each dish, inspired by traditional steak and seafood fare, showcases the fresh flavors of California’s farm produce and presents it with a playful sense of humor. Known for its warm, accommodating service, Cielo is a special dining experience with a casual touch. Cielo is nestled in California’s Cabazon Valley, 20 miles west of Palm Springs, and in between the spectacular San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountain ranges. Located on the 27th floor of the Morongo Resort and Casino, Cielo is set aglow with stunning chandeliers. Cielo is quite literally a jewel at the top of the Morongo Resort and Casino.
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shelias
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my first time at Celio , i love everything about it , the food was superb, service was excellent Enrique was very tenative we appreciate his hospitality .The atmosphere was delightful. I would recommend this fabulous establishment to family and friends.

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ArtO
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only negative was waiting 15mins to be seated after reservation time. Food and service was excellent from all staff.

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CandyU
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Palm Springs and when I was searching for a nice restaurant I came across this one. We were really pleased. It exceeded expectations! And for me that is hard to do. The restaurant was elegant, the views were amazing. The cocktails were perfect, the service as well. The food was fabulous! We had the poached prawn cocktail for a starter, the petite filet and NY Strip w a shared twice baked potato. There was a pianist and I can’t express how nice it was to hear music of any kind played live. Great experience!

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Markh
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cielo at Casino Morongo is our favorite place to eat when we are celebrating! My husband just retired and that was where we wanted to go. The food as always was outstanding. The service was outstanding as usual. Douglas is always a joy and makes our dining experience that much better. He is always the server we request when we go there because we know he will take good care of us. His support staff was wonderful as well. Thank you so much for making our dining experience unforgettable. We truly do appreciate it. I'm sure we will see you again soon. The Henry Family.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriend’s birthday. It was such a great experience for him, that was his first time dinning there. Our server Enrique was excellent. Very polite and tentative.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Douglas is the best, very friendly and professional! Thank you again.

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MichaelM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the filet mignon and NY steak paired with an asparagus side(one order was more then enough for two). The food was amazing the waiter (Douglas) was awesome. We took in our own bottle of wine and Douglas took care of the pouring and display. The dessert was amazing as well we had the butter cake.

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TrinaN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter's food and wine recommendations were outstanding. Great food and service. Thanks, Doug!

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SoleyaF
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Tasty food great for date night

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lisap
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times and everything on the menu is delicious! Love the ambience of the restaurant. Always delightful service.
Definitely a must place to eat.

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Jemma
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing option for an indoor birthday celebration in 2020. Food was amazing, we had a great experience!

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JasminM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were very friendly with us. Enjoyable dinner.

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RaymondB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for my wife's birthday. From the sec. we walk in the ambiance was amazing. The service was outstanding. My wife and I shared multiple appetizers but the Sea Bass entrée was to die for. Also enjoyed a few Limousin Margaritas 🍹 they were delicious recommended those. They surprised my wife w/ a Birthday dessert to finish off the night perfectly. Thank you to our server Enrique and all the staff.

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Gabriela
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cielo is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The food is fantastic especially the Crab Cake. Our server "Doug" was exceptional. Overall, very happy with our experience.

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Inlandway
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff. Excellent food.

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Markh
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Cielo at Morongo Casino. The food is fantastic and the service is beyond great. We always ask for Douglas and he never fails to give us the great dining experience we are looking for. You never feel rushed, so you truly get to enjoy every moment. If you go to Morongo plan on eating at Cielo. You won't be disappointed. Mark and Dawn Henry.

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ChevyNova
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Our first time eating at this restaurant, we brought my father for his birthday. First, we were told a lot of items on the menu were already sold out and unavailable, had to go through it with the waiter checking off what we couldn’t choose from. Second, the taste was bland and my pork chop was dry. Lastly, it was pretty empty with boring music in the background and a lot of staff just standing around not offering much, we had to keep asking for drinks when they should see our glasses emptied and since it took very long to get our food. Not worth the high price we paid, and a dry small brownie, that almost choked you, for the birthday boy☹️

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cielo provides an elegant dining experience with canyon views on both sides of the restaurant. Our meals were excellently prepared and the server paced the meal perfectly. I particularly liked their New York steak which I found to be superior to both Flemings and Ruth's Chris.

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EdwardE
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my good friends 50th birthday 🎂 and she had the best time! Douglas our server was the best. He was professional and entertaining at the same time 🤣.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent! Enrique was very attentive and checked oj us frequently and made sure everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Douglas was so knowledgeable and kind! The ribeye was 🔥🔥🔥

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had requested window seating in my reservation and when they sat us down at a table I said it was to be a window seat .. so without making a fuss I just stared there! When the server came to introduce herself I was a bit fussy and explained the reservations and what was asked she made sure we had our window seat

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enrique made the whole experience worth it. One of the best servers we could have asked for. He never upsold anything and even told us when he thought we ordered too much!
Fantastic experience and would go back for sure, as long as Enrique is there helping us.

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Charlene
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not order the tomahawk cause it’s only on the menu specific days of the week that was the only downfall. Service was amazing, food was top of the line excellent and the safety precautions for Covid-19 were amazing. We felt very safe while eating.

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GilF
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service as always. We recently had dinner at Cielo for an anniversary dinner and the wait staff was excellent. Thank you Enrique for an awesome dinner.

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TikiAtomica
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie at the front desk was welcoming and friendly. Maurice was an amazing waiter and very knowledgeable of his menu. Will certainly come back again

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My boyfriend and I ordered room service from here because there were no reservations available. We enjoyed it, other than the hair on our crab cake. The sea bass was outstanding, the lobster mac and cheese had good flavor, but not enough lobster for $30. Wouldn’t get it again. The following week, we decided to make reservations so we could enjoy the ambience and to actually sit down and enjoy ourselves. Waiter was friendly. We decided to order the crab cake again to start, since we enjoyed it the first time. Unfortunately, way different in texture and charred at the bottom. We didn’t finish it and when we mentioned it to the waiter, he said nothing. Asked if we wanted a box. No thanks. I ordered the sea bass again and same thing, not the same flavor as the first time and slightly undercooked. I did ask to sub the forbidden rice with cream cheese mash and I was able to. They were good. My boyfriend ordered the salmon. He said it was just ok. I really wanted to love this place, but for $146, I didn’t feel it was worth it. I don’t mind spending on a good meal; this just didn’t do it for us. We most likely will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
90 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing steakhouse!
Plus you are able to dine inside, which we really appreciated.
The servers are working so hard to deliver top notch experience. Having to wear mask and gloves all night is a testament to pure commitment to their job and restaurant.
We have been here a few times in the past couple of years and we do miss the table side service. Only having half the tables to seat and six feet away from one another has to be a challenge.
We understand why they recommend reservations, half the tables make it twice as hard to just walk in and ask for a table. Guest trying to get in earlier than the reservation time and complaining is just down right insane.
We watched the servers wash the chairs, lamp and tables before they reset it and they place one time use menus and rolled silverware on the table checking to keep distancing all around.
Great steaks (except for the lighting) servers use flashlights to make sure the steak is correct and it’s needed we thought they were over at first then we were asked to cut it and it was perfect.
Why don’t they replace the lights.
Food service and evening was fantastic.
The Cielo team rocks
We appreciate what you have done and are going through
Forget those KARENS that think it’s a fast food restaurant
Cannot wait to return to our favorite and consistent restaurant

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CelinaC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was the absolute best from getting seated to the end of dinner. I feel like the recommendations of the waiter were so genuine and helpful. So professional yet friendly. The food was amazing, it matched the price so I cannot complain. I would definitely go back because of the service and the food.

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FMBDAY
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hostess could have been friendlier.
Server Enrique was great, along with the water boys. We got the chef's special, but for $200 I expected a little bit more Scallops (plate had 3 and the wt was not 3lb as told), Lobster was a major disappointment. It was so small, barely got one bite out of it. Fingerling potatoes were beyond basic, worst part of the meal. Food temp. was as if the food was sitting for a bit.
Wtrmln Lemon Drop was good, but not the berry mojito. Overall we had a decent dinner but expected more for the $290 for two( +tip). Trust we had no issues to splurge, just personal experience. Not sure if I'd go back.

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Jeda
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good. Oysters were excellent if you go ask for Douglas to be your server. He was very good, friendly, and funny.

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Drew442
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a Great dining experience. Food and service have been great both times and the view from the restaurant is very relaxing.

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent; a little pricey, but at par with other steak houses. The service and ambiance was great. I also really appreciated their COVID safety protocols.

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Derek
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous views at sunset; excellent food and wine/alcohol list; exceptional service.

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debraB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. It was romantic and the food was great. Celebrated my Birthday with champagne. Everyone was so nice that worked there. I would love to go back.

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IeashaH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, food delicious, great atmosphere. Great service!!!

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CiaraR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. The staff was personable and very attentive. We spoke with many different members of staff there and all were a pleasure. We are picky about dining out and really enjoyed the food. Not one complaint and a great view! We will be back!

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RichardB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

High quality food, prepared by some great chefs. Mixed drinks were on point! Very nice experience.

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JerryH
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was exceptional.

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Lori
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fabulous but pricey. The staff was friendly, and the warm butter cake was delish!

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Cielo is rated 4.8 stars by 1611 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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