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Shame on the Moon

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908 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

Shame on the Moon in Rancho Mirage, CA opened in 1995. When you visit, you will find two different dining rooms. The main dining room is a formal area that features mostly booth seating. The garden room has more of a relaxed and intimate feel to it.



The food is what makes Shame on the Moon such a special place to visit. Appetizers include salad, crab cakes, jumbo prawn cocktails and shrimp scampi. Entr�e options include pasta primavera, seared ahi steak, Northern Atlantic salmon filet, veal meatloaf and grilled flank steak. Shame on the Moon has desserts as well, including peanut butter pie, ice cream and sorbet.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 908 people are saying
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vipWayneH
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the liver and onions. My fave.

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TomW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were seated on time but in the 'cheap seats' in back. There was plenty of space to place us in the main, more intimate dining room. The food was lackluster at best and our server was about as beige as they come. Our water person had more personality. Considering it was a planned anniversary dinner I'd expected more. Previous dinners had been marvelous with a fantastic server, nice ambiance and a much better table. It may be that we've had our last meal with Shame on the Moon.

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vipDavidlovesfood2
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not quite the same due to COVID-19 requirements. New waitstaff not on their toes like the old timer waiters who had been there for years. Food was decent. Disappointed that no gazpacho was in the menu. One of the best soups. Should be on the menu year round. We’ll be back as we have for the last 30 years.

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vipJohnM
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, welcoming staff, prompt, efficient and accurate wait staff. Good prices, generous drinks! Excellent experience.

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christophers
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was delicious. We had a lovely meal. The veal meatloaf was very tasty.

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David
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of Covid-19 restrictions there were probably a maximum of only 10 tables occupied on 10/15/2020. The menu was modified so there were only a dozen choices. Our meal was outstanding and the service was the best as usual.

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vipMkdmalibu
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Shame on the Moon and have been coming for years! It’s our fave. Thank you for always giving us great service and yummy food! Xo

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sharingo
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fourth time dining at this restaurant and it’s always wonderful! Food excellent, the service fabulous!

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SuesDinnerduringcovid
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our table was ready when we arrived. The paper menus were dropped on the table and no specials were discussed. We did hear the specials being announced to other diners. The wine list was good, but the dinner selections were limited. However, I don't blame them with the current guidelines.

The food and service were good. Not as good as I remember from before, but I believe that has to do more with Covid issues.

We enjoyed our dinner.

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Whitey
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife had the filet mignon, I had the rack of lamb, both were cooked to perfection. The ambiance of the shame on the moon is one of the best

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KathyD
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff and nice ambience!
Love the table distancing in the patio area....

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Sweetpea
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Not comfortable with their very lax Covid protections. Won’t return unless they have true outdoor dining by converting the parking lot, for example. Staff should have face shields and we didn’t need 5 different staff coming to our table, sometimes multiple staff at the table at the same time. That’s just nuts.

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vipGilB
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time there. Enjoyed the experience

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vipRosalindH
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have consistently been very disappointed with their policy of not permitting separate checks at the table. Many people prefer to order additional food and drinks but feel limited when dining with people who don’t.

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ErinL
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Shame on the Moon! We try to go every time we're in the area. The Cosmos are to die for! And, they did an excellent job adhering to COVID protocols. Everything felt very, very safe. Highly recommend.

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EileenB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be able to enjoy a wonderful meal and excellent service at Shame on the Moon. They never disappoint!

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Frequentdiner
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Very nice

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vipYummy
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for probably 25 years and they never fail to please.
Service here is always exemplary and the food is typically outstanding.

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vipLindaP
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food.

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vipCiaoBella
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and terrific service. They have adapted well to COVID-19 restrictions and have done a great job to maintain a healthy and safe dining environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service

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PaulS
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently re-opened to allow seating in the enclosed patio area.
Nice to have A/C, since evenings are still pretty warm in Rancho Mirage.
Single use paper menus due to Covid conditions. Great atmosphere.

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vipTdrex
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In normal times a vibrant and always full restaurant is now serving on the sourounding patio with proper table distancing and quiet but very pleasant atmosphere. What has not changed is the enormous menu of delicious dishes very well prepared and extraordinary great service. Thank you.

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Donghia
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. Exceptional value and friendly attentive service.

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vipItalianSpecials
Palm Springs
52 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In spite of Covid19 restrictions the staff made it as nice as usual. The patio was quiet and comfortable.

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LesaM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We introduced new friends to this lovely restaurant. The four of us had an early reservation (5:15) and were seated in the patio section of the restaurant. Nice table, with windows allowing air to circulate ( however, they also let in some road noise). We enjoyed large cocktails and a well paced meal. No rush, just easy flow. Great food, crab cakes, steak and of course liver! Our friends were impressed and will be back. Enjoyable evening!

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vipLorraine
Palm Springs
90 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great the they have opened again. One of our favorite places. All was good. Definitely will be back.

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vipDonnaW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a wonderful evening out for my husbands Birthday!!
The service, as always, was amazing and the menu was plentiful!
We enjoyed every minute, as usual!

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vipjasmine
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the filet with blue cheese the meat was cooked to perfection the sides were delicious. My husband had the Penni pasta with shrimp and sausage also a winner. Good size portions we both took some home

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vipGlenn
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We are always happy to come here when we visit the desert. The service food and ambiance is wonderful. Sad due to the Covid that it was sparse, but we did enjoy ourselves. We were there for my husbands birthday which they acknowledged with a card. After we sat down. Enjoyed our dinner. There were others around us celebrating an aniversary and 2 other biryhdays. They all received a candle lit cake. We unfortunately did not. I let the hostess know as we left, and she said she would pass it on to the manager. Did not hear back from them. Just a small jesture makes a huge impact. Especially when celebrating a special day which left us sour even after a great dinner. Will we go back. Yes absolutely.

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GerriF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Shame One The Moon was "over-the-moon." SOTM, is our go to place for special occasions , as well as stopping by for a great cocktail from time to time.
Thank you. We'll be back!

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vipSuzi1
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Cosmo's are usually the best in the valley. They were awful.

Dinner was the worst we have ever had here. Moms liver and onions was pounded so thin, she couldnt eat it. Husbands steak was served almost raw. My tuna was ok, the shredded carrots were the vegetable and they were already in the salad. With so many restaurants to choose in the desert, our days at this restaurant are over.

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Frequentdiner
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and very good. Service is great and unobtrusive.

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious. Me and my friends have been patronizing this restaurant for years.

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vipJimO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Adamsbunch
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Wonderful dining experience!

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Bill
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect martinis. Great Caesar Salad with anchovies. Very good Flank Steak- sauce is amazing. Peanut Butter Pie- a must- but share!

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vipTomS
Dallas
105 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great experience, food and cocktails are fantastic!

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vipBiggerfan
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were relieved to see that Shame on the Moon was taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They limited the number of tables that were used which created more than 6 feet of distance between tables that were occupied. Staff wore masks and customers were required to wear masks except when dining. By the way, the service and food were excellent! The salmon was some of the best I've had. We look forward to returning.

FAQs

Shame on the Moon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 324-5515.

Shame on the Moon is rated 4.5 stars by 908 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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