Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge

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$30 and under
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American
The Rockwood Grill is a sophisticated all-day dining venue featuring an upscale-casual menu of diverse American classics. Made from scratch daily from locally sourced ingredients, the dishes are expertly prepared and served in an atmosphere of warmth, comfort and sophistication.
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AngelML
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside the JW Marriott, the Rockwood Grill, has a lovely ambiance and the food delectable. The scallops were tender, the risotto and garlic mashed potatoes delicious. Will definitely be returning again and again.

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vipAndi
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The good was excellent. The bread was wey good. The service was very good. Unfortunately the decor was very dayed; no ambiance at all.

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Cyndi
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Elena was superb! Every aspect of the meal was excellent and prepared to perfection! The wine list was comprehensive.

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vipJake
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The entire staff were so friendly and attentive! Enjoyed eating outdoors!

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MG41
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation. Beautiful, peaceful setting. Loved all the birds and ducks close by as well as excellent food and service.

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jeannep
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A thoroughly enjoyable brunch! Delicious, fresh food; beautiful presentation.

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AinMcLean
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at the weekend buffet. Such delicious choices: soups, salads, full charcuterie cheeses meats and veggies, shrimp, ceviche, crab legs, prime rib, chicken, lamb, fish, pasta bar and more. Incredible array of desserts as well as cold stone ice cream bar with toppings. Beautiful table on the water. We had a great time. $42 pp. which was a bargain given the quality and choices. Highly recommend

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GeorgeW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 out of 4 meals while we were staying at the JW Marriott were at the Rockwood Grill. The outdoor dining was great. Food was great and selection offered good variety. Service was excellent. The 4th meal was breakfast and I think the resort was getting busy for the weekend. We had to sit indoors and they seemed short staffed as we had poor service. Breakfast took forever to be delivered to table and server didn't return for long periods. The buffet was very pricey so we opted for hot cereal from the menu.

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vipKathyO
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever! Filet terrific and great Brussels sprouts!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a business conference. Met a client here for lunch.

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vipDonnie
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hanna was the best server.

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vipPumpweho
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

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ALPM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Acoustics very bad - so loud that impossible to hear one another at our table. Food was fine, but not worth the price.

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DaleE
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The waitress was very attentive, apologizing many times while we waited for our food. Another table with small children was quite loud as they claimed to be waiting for 2 hours. The mans burger was raw when it did arrive. My wife’s entree of cauliflower steak was cold when it arrived. The waitress offered several times to take it back. My wife declined so the waitress offered a free desert. That salvaged the experience but not the best investment of $140 meal. And that price without purchasing alcohol.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Took 1.5 hours to get food and ordered no appetizers or salad ahead of entrée. Waitress worked her tail off but food service was extremely slow and restaurant was not over half full of patrons.

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Sorf
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pancake chef was amazing. Every thing was great except the long wait to seat us even though we had reservations

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Ingie
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Opted out of the Buffet they offered and chose a filet medium rare it was dry as a bone and cold and a baked potato which was ice cold. I sent them both back only to have them returned microwaved I would assume still both in the same way they came out the first time.

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vipJJay
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoy the food there..Being V tines day,it was incredibly busy and consequently the wait staff was challenged.

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vipgigi
New England
59 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How gracious and lovely Elena was as our server and the food was superb! We will return to celebrate our birthdays next year!

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fffa
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Meh. Expensive and disappointing

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MarilynW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overpriced for what you get. Just a buffet in a hotel, nothing unique or worth $40/entree.

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vipBobbo
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

No atmosphere, Server was good, but very, very busy. Someone is giving up service for $$.

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Lynn
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was our waiter and was very professional and polite. Great brunch!

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vipWinLil
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent way to end a full day of meetings - sitting outside - having the ducks visit - Fun - casual and relaxing

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Outstanding
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast buffet is as good as any I have had maybe even better! The selection of foods is almost endless and includes all the normal breakfast goodies plus excellent egg and other breakfast dishes. Also they have excellent prime rib, wonderful sushi and a large assortment of aperitif items, vegetables fruits breads muffins Sweet goods all topped with excellent service. Wonderful experience!

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vipSketch44
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

At conference and the food is very good. Ate here 3 times. Caesar is good but heads up dressing is heavy. Poke bowl is really good but the onion is very present. Bacon dates are good. The scallops are ok... not a fan of the Rissotto... just didn’t have a very savory flavor. Rotisserie chicken was very good! Bread and herb butter is yum! View of mountains is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Although the restaurant was nearly empty, the service was terribly slow. Server was nice but food, especially desserts came out slow. The soup made it just in time for my entree to come out before I’d had a couple spoonfuls, this after she asked at time of ordering if I wanted my soup right away. Seemed strange, as if we were between shifts or something. Food was good but not remarkable. Desserts, while beautifully plated, were clearly frozen and well past their prime. Waited 20 minutes plus for the desserts to come out. Probably won’t try again. It’s a shame. Views are pretty and it’s in close proximity to where I work. They did take a dessert off the check. Thank you very much.

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Devlinn
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely go back again!

JJ
vipJJay
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dinner at the Rockwood. Our server Elena is the best! Thanks Elena for a great evening.

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ElaineR
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. But not good for for quiet conversations

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

The roasted cauliflower was burnt and everything was very salty. We won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The manager was great, but we were seated in the back area with all young families. I am guessing b/c I have a 6 y/o. There were 5-7 energetic kids with little to no supervision(which is not on the restaurant). The buffet was $50 a head and left much to be desired. The manager apologized for the seating situation and gave us a discount on our bill, which was very generous.

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mimi
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was terrific. The Pink Flamingo drink was a real hit. But we were really just overwhelmed by the talent of the speciality, customized pancake chef. He patiently listened to each child's request and did an absolutely amazing job with the fancy pancakes. What a hit. What a gem.

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
513 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant. Hanna was great!

HC
vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
513 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant. Victor was great!

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vipRobinB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jovan was superb. Very helpful and personable.

HC
vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
513 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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RIckS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I know it was Christmas dinner, but I'm sure it wasn't the first one they've hosted. Hostess station was overwhelmed, people were walking in behind me and getting seated areas of me with later reservation time, I was finally told "just sit wherever you want." So I wound up taking a table for 8. Food was okay, limited vegetable choices. Dessert bar was good!

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vipJack
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day buffet was excellent.

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KathrynK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! The salmon, roasted cauliflower, and steaks were amazing! Our staff that served our table were above and beyond.

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Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 341-1788.

Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 511 OpenTable diners.

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