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About Rams Hill

Dine in Rams Hill, or enjoy fine dining in the Santa Rosa Room. On a balmy night there's no better place to savor the stars and Chef Kurt's fresh fish specials than in your own al fresco private hillside dining area. Roast s'mores on your own crackling fire, and select the perfect wine pairing from our list of over 300 selections. You'll experience an unforgettable evening under the stars after watching the day's last light slowly crawl across the valley floor far below, and then up the distant mountains.

1881 Rams Hill Rd
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Monday and Tuesday Closed
Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 AM-9:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM-6:30 PM

Cross Street:
Yaqui Pass

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 767-3500

Website:
http://www.ramshillgolf.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment throughout the season. Please check our webpage for performance schedules and information

Private Party Contact:
Front Desk: (760) 767-3500

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Rams Hill with it's panoramic views offers a beautiful backdrop for weddings and special events up to 200. Call our Event Coordinators at (760)767-3500 to find out more.

Rams Hill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (73)
Scenic View (73)
Special Occasion (42)
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Romantic (42)
Great for Lunch (37)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Notable Wine List (21)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
People Watching (2)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We love the views, the outdoor seating, and the nice people who work there; however, we feel the prices are much too high for what one receives. We save our outings to Ram's Hill for only very special occasions. And we choose menu items carefully.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Two Thanksgivings ago (NOV 2015), my husband and I and our friend experienced the most glorious Thanksgiving buffet ever: there were various meat options, as well as roasted vegetables of all kinds, salads, a variety of breads, and tempting, mouth-watering dessert offerings. So this year we were looking forward to re-visiting that experience, and, man-oh-man, were we ever disappointed, almost to the point of tears.
Our first disappointment was the fact that there was no "spread" this year, just an a la carte menu option. Our second disappointment was almost everything served on our plates: the turkey was rubbery, we're pretty sure the potatos came out of a box, the stuffing was too salty to eat, and the gravy? Was that gravy? I don't think so. And the pumpkin pie was cold and had a strange glaze on top.
Here's what was good: the salad, the cranberry sauce, the wine, and the service.

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner the at restaurant and had a very nice time. Leisurely had cocktails and the dinner was good.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View
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food5
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Beautiful setting, best fine dining in Borrego that we have found

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Good, unpretentious food, well prepared. Lovely service. Good steak dinner. Great shrimp salad. Avoid the potato chips with blue cheese. Unless you want to eat them all. Like I did. A chipaholic's indulgence.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great lunch but with party of 6 there were no larger table to see the view.we were placed way back by the wall even though not crowded since all table with pretty water views were only for 2 or 4 even though I called ahead.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 19, 2017

A pleasant evening spent on the patio overlooking the beautiful golf course.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Beautiful setting for an evening meal overlooking the desert valley and mountains. Service was excellent but food was disappointing. Roasted chicken was heavily salted (brined) and beef stroganoff was swimming in oil. I will return, but will be more selective about what meal to order.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Ate their twice this week, and it is always a pleasure. Fine menu selections, impressive dish presentations and delicious cuisine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The food was great but the restaurant had run out of the salmon and "upgraded" me to the higher priced special..The service was ok..a little difficult to understand through a thick accent..The atmosphere was worth the "but" and "ok"and we had a very special dinner together..Thanks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2017

This was our first visit to Ram's Hill restaurant. We were staying in one of the homes on the property for a 2 day weekend vacation.
Visually, the property is stunning. Everything is so well maintained and expertly manicured.
We made a reservation through OpenTable and that went off without a hitch!
The hostess was expecting us and seated us right away at a table with one of the most beautiful views ever (just a gorgeous view of the desert, the mountains in the distance, &the beautifully maintained golf course) located outside. The temperature was perfect. The waiters rearranged our chairs to maximize the view and WOW was it killer. They took our drink order and zip, we had our drinks. Then in a perfect amount of time they came back and took our food order. Everything was top notch. They were all friendly and welcoming.
The food came out quickly and everything was perfect.
I had almost completed drinking my beer and got up to take a photo of the sunset. When I got back, the waiter had poured ice tea into my beer (the last tiny sip I had). Without saying a word he was back with a brand new full glass of ice cold beer and a huge apology and said the beer was on the house because of the error.
I was stunned. I only had a sip left and didn't expect a thing, but that was excellent service.
The quality of the food was top notch - this place could hold it's own with any 4-5 star restaurant in Beverly Hills - and this is Borrego Springs?
My wife and our 3 boys ate everything on our plates - it was simply fantastic. The portions were good sized as well...about perfect.
Then came dessert. Flourless chocolate cake, salted caramel cheesecake, creme brulee & strawberry shortcake - we had one of each and shared it all...and it was all gone in a flash!
I tell you God does look down upon Borrego and bless it... at least he does at Rams' Hill restaurant.
Now, you will pay for it. It is NOT cheap but it IS a GOOD FAIR VALUE and worth every penny.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for a Date, People Watching, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Great luch, friendly service, beautiful views, will come back as often as I can.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Superbe wiews , great food ! Peaceful , lovely experience, a perfect destination !

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea
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food5
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great restaurant-- very pleased w/ food & service--we will definitely go back the next time we are in Borrego Springs!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Outstanding Value
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

All of our entrees were excellent. I had the attic Char special and indeed it was!

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Lovely view, excellent food, elegant music, romantic setting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Beautiful view on the patio. Great spot for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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food4
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Delicious, creative, fresh food. Excellent, friendly, helpful service. Beautiful outside ambiance. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 17, 2017

On St Patrick's Day at lunch they were out of both of the "house" wines we ordered. No problem as they sold us the more expensive choice(s). Almost seemed fake and no attempt to offer the expensive glass at the same price as the house wine which is what many restaurants would do. Hostess was "busy" talking with staff even though she knew we were waiting to be helped. Nice waiter who was very personable. We will go back but hope they have the wine offering figured out especially on a sinking holiday which also happened to be a Friday.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Beautiful views of the desert and mountains, attentive and friendly service with a "whatever it takes", nice menu if somewhat unimaginative. Outdoor seating and "private patios" with firepits are the best for cocktails or after dinner drinks.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We were staying in Borrego Springs for the hiking and riot of spring flowers. Since Borrego was packed and we wanted to dine outdoors to enjoy the magnificent weather and desert beauty, RamsHill seemed like a perfect choice. Plus we received a very nice recommendation from one of the rangers at the Visitor Center. The food was superb and so was the view out on the terrace overlooking the silent golf course and the serene mountains in the distance. We ate the shrimp Louie salads which were the best I've eaten in ages! Great selection of vegetables to accompany perfect fresh shrimp and a specially made dressing. We also enjoyed the flatbread w Brie, pesto, and sliced fresh strawberries as an appetizer. Very good wine list and reasonable by the glass prices.
Would have been a five but the service was slow - we could tell they were understaffed. Some of the other diners were very loud - certainly not the restaurants fault. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Really a mixed review here. Great views of the Valley and wonderful outdoor seating. Charming, "clubby" atmosphere. Probably best food prep in the Valley. Maybe the only fine dining in Borrego. That having been said, the front of house staff was a mess that day. After having reserved on Opentable, I called noontime to confirm the reservation for 6:45 and for an outside table to accommodate our dog. (Most places in Borrego allow dogs outside.). We arrived a half hour early to watch the sunset, and they did not have the reservation. Staff tried to be nice, and said we could have a drink while we waited. An hour and two wines ( for which we paid ) later we were shown to an inside (Not outside) table. Subsequently, they "found" an outside table among the dozen or so empty outside, and we picked up and moved. At the end of the meal, our waiter said he would comp our two coffees to make up for the fiasco. Really ? Comp the coffees ? Not really compensatory fellas. I wish I didn't have to be so negative about this, but staff can really diminish a dining experience, and this staff did.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 14, 2017

The setting is a stunning view of the Borrego Valley and the surrounding landscaping is simply fantastic. The food and wine are the best in the area. Hailie is one of the best servers we have ever experienced anywhere. Be sure to reserve through Open Table. Otherwise, if it's a busy night you might not make it past the resort's guard gate without a reservation.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching
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food4
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Great place for lunch. During busy season make a reservation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 13, 2017

This was our first trip to Ram's Hill and we were overall pleased and will go back. The servers are excellent and the sunset view of the desert valley is amazing. The food was very good over all (particularly the Gnome Salad), but one of our entrees was not hot. The kitchen problem was due to an unexpected influx of tourists to Borrago Springs because of the spectularly big bloom of desert flowers, coupled with a shortage of staff that evening (which they assured would be fixed). The restaurant was simply overwhelmed. While the restaurant fell short of a four or five star overall rating this evening, we are willing to give them a second chance. Because of the crowds this year, if we did not already have a reservation, we would not have made it past the entrance gate of the resort. So book ahead of time! We will be eating there again tomorrow night and will provide a further review.

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food3
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Awful. Disorganized and clueless staff. The boss must have been away on March 10. After 1 hour sitting at our table we were told our food would not come for another 30 minutes. We decided to cancel the order and go somewhere else.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2017

They lost our Open Table reservation, the service was incredibly slow and disjointed, we did not get the table we asked for but the food was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 12, 2017

We've dined here 5 or 6 times. Have always enjoyed the food and the service has always been excellent, too. Get an outside table and enjoy the view to the east. Beautiful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 12, 2017

The hostess was less than friendly, didn't welcome us,seemed like we were bothering her....not a good front line person. However once in and seated our waiter was great, service was a little slow but is didn't matter as we were sitting outside enjoying the views. Food was good, we never felt rushed or "over-served".
Fantastic views, we watched the full moon rise out of the Salton Sea and over the mountain, just stunning.
Would return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We went to Borrego Springs during the busiest time of year - wildflowers - and Rams Hill was the only restaurant on Opentable.

Restaurant is located in the golf club, so there were lots of drunk golfers milling about.

Service was excruciatingly slow. There seemed to be only one server for the entire place, including a large patio.

Just the two of us and we were there for over 2 hours. Gnome salad was fantastic but beef stroganoff was chewy.

I doubt we'll go back - maybe on a slow weekend 😩

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 9, 2017

First time there. I'd heard the food was the best in Borrego....and that proved to be the case!
Ahi poke appetizer, caesar salad, and a prime new york. Our waitress was very friendly and experienced...with great suggestions. Outside seating was excellent. I will return....

(and they make a great martini!)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 4, 2017

very pleasant ambience, service a little leisurely, food very tasty, very pleasant setting

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 3, 2017

good food, good service, somewhat noisy in the bar area. We had a pleasant experience and will return

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Definitely under-staffed----only 1 waiter and 1 server/helper that we observed on a Sunday eve which is why service was on the slow side??---delicious dinner enjoyed to celebrate relative 96th b-day

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great service, magnificent view, good food, good outdoor seating, easy conversation. Well worth the visit.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 15, 2017

The food was excellent, the service friendly but not intrusive and an excellent if limited wine selection. The setting, outdoors was lovely. The patio heating assured comfort on a cool evening. Will go back soon.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 15, 2017

The chef was wonderful to talk to and the food was amazing.
I would hire more wait staff they were hard to communicate with
and or to get their attention.

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

There is a beautiful view from the patio, so be sure to go during daylight hours. The food was excellent and the service was OK. The dinner menu was very pricey for the middle of the desert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2016

I remember when Ram's Hill was built. It's been through several incarnations, but what's happening now is the real deal. Excellent food, professional service, beautiful artwork, comfy ambience. Get there before anything changes!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Everything from service to food to ambience was on point. Alex, our server was on top of it the full two hours we were there havings apps drinks and entrees. View is incredible. We came back next day for breakfast and chef came out to offer blankets on patio and introduce himself. What a touch. Must try the homeade granola for breakfast!!! We will be back soon.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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