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Shame on the Moon

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890 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 890 people are saying
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vipYummy
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
48 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
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. Exceptional value and friendly attentive service.

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vipItalianSpecials
Palm Springs
51 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
88 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
1 review
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
32 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
3 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
103 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.

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MarcS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food the the cocktails and the waiters were outstanding I'm happy I choose this to celebrate my husband of 40 yrs his 70 milestone

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psblond
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very glad to see the re-opening and reasonable crowd for a Wednesday night! A very few small kinks being worked out after the Covid-19 related closure but service was outstanding as usual - only real quibble was far too much soy sauce on my partner's stirfry vegetables accompanying the ahi tuna. My flank steak was cooked exactly as ordered and all else was good. Would give a 4.7 overall rating if that were an option.

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vipHunger
Portland
60 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been regular patrons since this restaurant was Elroy’s, and always look forward to coming back.

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vipFernandoD
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time out after restaurants were opened. Shane On The Moon is very close to our home - everything was wonderful - I missed not be able to sit at the bar - c”est la vie

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MajorFan
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times; favorite restaurant in the valley!!

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vipCandiceM
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. There was a birthday card on the table and a free birthday dessert. Nice touch.

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fapddw
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Shame on the Moon was no disappointment. Everything was great. The ambiance, service, and food are excellent. We will be back soon.

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vipDavidG
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal for the dollar in the Valley. Hope it doesn’t change under the new management.

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vipConsistant
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shame on the Moon has always been one of my favorite restaurants. While we had to do social distancing it was nice to see that they hadn't removed the tables. Just put flowers on the ones in the middle of social distancing. Saw that the restaurant has been sold and is in escrow. Hope the new owners keep the same staff. Our evening was very enjoyable.

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vipTomS
Dallas
103 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always.

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DeniseP
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!
One of our favorite restaurants.

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vipTexascsroline
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Palm Desert staple. They did the very best job of serving us a night before the pre Corona shut down

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipAlexanderP
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

One male server you have is a little snappy with the customers. I can't say I am fond of him too much.

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jerryb
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All staff is excellent...

We missed the home baked rolls.

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Cat49
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the ambience and the food!
Location perfect between Rancho Mirage and Palm Spring s!
Always bring our friends!

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Marty
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Shame On The Moon every March for the last 20 years. It is one of our favorite places for dinner. We have never had a bad meal.
It is the only restaurant that serves seven ribs for the rack of lamb which is excellent that I know of.

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vipsavannahtraveler2013
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been in years, but it will become more of a regular. Same decor and ambience
the 4 meals were fantastic. energetic and fun service.
Would highly recommend for a great meal and time.

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 890 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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