Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge

4.5
530 Reviews
$30 and under
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The elegant dinning experience at the Rockwood Grill in the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa is a fantastic representation of American cuisine. Come enjoy our menu full of local ingredients and flavorful fare.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.5based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant experience. They service was excellent. Our servers were very attentive and were very knowledgeable about the menu...

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viplk2eat
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Awful service- everyone running around trying to figure out heaters- what ever happened to checking out how to take care of your patrons!!once they found out heaters didn’t work they ran around like idiots trying to change propane tanks!! Why not before people got there!!!

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clintb
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation and were quickly seated even though it was Thanksgiving week. Our server was friendly and easily caught his eye when we needed him. Our food was all absolutely delicious! Will definitely go back.

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LisaP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table on one of the balconies overlooking S. Palm Canyon square! Fish and Chips were excellent! The salmon special was excellent, too!

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Popes74
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and beautiful scenery to look at outside while you dine

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maryf
Tahoe
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Patio seating only. Had breakfast and it was quite chilly. Staff was replacing the propane tanks in the heaters. He finally got to our table as we were paying the bill - 45 minutes after the restaurant opened and we were seated. Brrrr. Why wasn’t this maintenance item completed prior to opening? Granola parfait was premade (probably the night before) so granola was soggy. The potatoes they serve with an egg dish were outstanding

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vipMargaretM
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great table, our server, Elena, was outstanding and the food was of very good quality and very well prepared. The only negative was the fact that the fuel containers for the outdoor heaters appeared not to have been checked and filled as there were several that didn’t work. Not good planning since the only dining option is out of doors.

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viptp78
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great staff and service. Lucia is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! We celebrated our anniversary!

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DennisW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved our egg white frittata! Always enjoy dining there!

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ChristinaE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our last night in the desert was such a pleasure dining at Rockwood Grill. All outside dining with the covid restrictions but our waitress Elena made it so special. The water next to the tables with the swans is special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service ! Lisa was so wonderfully personable & made my brunch feel even more special. Thank you !

— PACAI, xoxo

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vipREDSOX
New England
47 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good meal with excellent service... but the outdoor seating did feel a little crowded at first. I would return, because it seems as if they are making a genuine effort to offer a safe and pleasant dining experience.

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PeterJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was amazing and the weather was even better for outdoor eating

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vipJoshuaT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love this place but they are so short handed on staff it is painful to watch the folks that are working. They need more staff!

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vipMichaelH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding.

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Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, though, pricey. Staff was wonderful and attentive. Was busy but staff was able to handle it well. Hope you guys open full time. Can't wait to go back when it is fully functioning.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We came here for our last minute birthday reservation as most place was fully booked. The restaurant is right next to the man made lake/pond in JW Marriott do the setting was superb. There’re many different types of seating be sure to ask for lake aide booth seating that’s the best. Service was great, our server served us well as it was a typical super hot desert evening and we asked for lots of ice and water to keep us hydrated, we order Calamari (pretty generous portion for 2), Scallop entree, beautiful decorated but it got some bitter taste probably too much baking soda, Shrimp Pasta as quite oily and a bit salty to my taste but overall it was decent, not a bad choice if you want a casual dinner

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

beautiful views from patio inside the JW marriott. little hard to find. Basic overpriced hotel food. Staff was very accommodating an friendly.

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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
56 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
21 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
21 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
3 reviews
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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ChuckC
Los Angeles
6 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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vipMaui
San Diego
17 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
45 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.

FAQs

Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 341-2211.

Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 530 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.