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Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge, Palm Desert, CA

Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge

4.5
4.5
1395 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 341-1788
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Eric Theiss
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Desert
  • Cross street
    Cook and Country Club
  • Parking details
    Valet is available for a fee. Self parking is complementary for restaurant guest.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 1,395 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Good for business meals

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Kid-friendly

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Good for business meals

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Kid-friendly

1,395 Reviews
  1. DebM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Atmosphere is not for dinner. Restaurant needs updating. Food not the best for price. Service was good.

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  2. PAMB

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the meal and the service were fabulous! Will definitely be going back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food super friendly staff and server. It was windy outside but of course that’s no reflection on the restaurant. We will dine again here!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service - I thought our waitress was excellent. Food was hit or miss. My lamb entree was horrendous

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  5. EllenL

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were great. Nice birthday recognition

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really great dining experience at the Rockwood. The staff was great, the food was delicious, and the outdoor seating was amazing. Overall, we would definitely return, and highly recommend.

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  7. WayneM

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Great food and service. Zero ambiance. Wedge salad and Scallops excellent

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and ambiance. The Salmon was excellent.

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  9. LAFoodLove

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I LOVE the appetizer of bacon-wrapped stuffed dates, even ordered seconds to have for dinner! The bread appetizer is also very tasty! Downsides - the menu variety is too limited, and heavy on meat and oddly cauliflower?? Also, overall the place is too pricey, but that we knew that before we made reservations.

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  10. RedWingFan1

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, ambience all exceptional. Great seafood special, New Zealand whitefish

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One name, Elena. Phenomenal server. Beautiful, engaging, intelligent, helpful. Oh, and the food was great also! Wife and I split the Farmers Salad, then a perfectly cooked ribeye. Elena made it fun and fantastic. Beautiful surroundings as well.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We were looking forward to a nice celebration for our mothers day dinner. The location was nice, the server was average, and the food was ok. The biggest problem was the number of flies. We were sitting inside, but i felt like we were outdoors. Definitely a food safety issue. Hard to enjoy a meal with so many flies. We ate and left ASAP.

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  13. Smnavarro

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Mother's Day brunch! Huge selection of savory and sweet items, great presentation and good organization. Made reservation and did not have to wait at all!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place with excellent customer service. Food was delicious.

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  15. MichaelK

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Buffet was tremendous. Excellent service. Will go again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable night amongst friends. All was wonderful.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and wonderful food choices beyond the usual nice restaurant fare. A special dining experience.

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  18. BarbaraG

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again Rockwood Grill DID NOT disappoint!!! Food was prepared beautifully and great tasting. Love the staff!!!

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  19. BarbaraG

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rockwood Grill is always the best. Food and service are above reproach!!!

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  20. SteveT

    Tampa

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Marriott meal experiences I have ever had. Our server Elena was so sweet, so helpful. The lamb t-bone recommendation was spot on. Best I ever had. After a long day of East to west travel, it was a perfect ending to the day and beginning to vacation.

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  21. CarolL

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, excellent service, husband’s filet was perfect, fish special was Mediterranean but had very spicy peppers on it. Not my thing. Was not told it was spicy or I wouldn’t have ordered.

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  22. DEats

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, but there wasn’t enough servers so it was a bit slow.

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  23. SheriJ

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best meal ever. The garden salad was amazing as was the spicy sausage dish. Our server was Elena. She was the best server we have ever had. Thanks so much for such a perfect meal from the chef to all who helped Elena make our dinner so special. We will tell everyone how wonderful our experience was.

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  24. SheriJ

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was Elena and she was so amazing. The food was so perfect and delicious. Everyone was so nice and welcoming. We will definitely dine there again. Just the perfect food and perfect server thanks Elena and the team.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wait staff this visit. Were there for lunch and dinner.

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  26. ThePeaceStore

    Palm Springs

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    In a beautiful setting, management should match with a respectable menu. I’m a local who eats out many night a week, and the pricing is unfriendly for locals and seasoned travelers who may be offended by a $32 chicken dish with watery mashed potatoes. The black swans in the fake lagoon don’t make up for the rather average dining experience.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a delightful place with outdoor seating around the pools at the JW. but by far the best thing was Ronnie, our server. He made the entire evening a delightful experience. I would come back again and again just for him!

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  28. GaryZ

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service along with just as great food. Went there for dinner every night we were at the adjoining hotel

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  29. ScottM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was outstanding! The food was very tasty with good value.

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  30. Greg

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced, food ok, service good. More for business folk, not families.

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  31. patricks

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The worst baked potato because it was cold and the butter didn't melt. Ribs were dry. Lemon Drop martini was awful. Manager came across like he was new and had no idea how to handle the situation. Would never go back.

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  32. DrBart

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our 5th time going to Rockwood and, like previous visits, it was excellent. The food was unique and delicious. Our sever was knowledgeable, friendly and polite. Although a bit expensive, it is well worth it. Good size portions so left overs made for a repeat taste experience the next day! Excellent dining while overlooking the lake with the mountains in the back ground. We will be back!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. I’m only criticizing how they put a Staff Charge of 18% on the bill. It caused me to question whether this was an automatic tip or a separate charge where I was expected to tip over and above that. I chose that as the tip and left it at that.

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  34. EliN

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food experience wish top notch. We had a delish rib eye , Brussels sprouts, garlic mash potatoes and a variety of flat bread pizzas. Everything was fantastic. Our server Ronnie was excellent as well, he went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and well taken care of.

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  35. Jamie

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ariel was our server and she was fantastic! So attentive and personable. She went out of her way to make my birthday special and to make us feel comfortable. Such a great memory with my family. :)

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family of 3 was fortunate enough to be served by the fabulous Elena. She provided an exceptional dining experience! She was professional, kind, and attentive throughout our meal which was delicious! Elena, thank you for making our final evening at the JW Marriott so special, especially for our daughter. You really made her day!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good food, as always . The buffet was a bit busy.

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  38. Sammysprize

    Philadelphia

    125 reviews

    3.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Front desk person was not nice. Put us a a table outside. All was good until we were told sun screen was broken and we baked in the sun. Would not move us. Food is ok but very expensive. Drinks are good but very expensive. Server was very good. This resort is very expensive.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Salad was terrible, bread was fair, steak and mashed potatoes great. Good wine and cocktail selection

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  40. Sammysprize

    Philadelphia

    125 reviews

    3.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was interesting to see this buffet. They had different kinds of salad in a cup, which was cute. But they were tired and brown the lettuce. The chicken was overcooked, but the vegetables and the mac & cheese were good. The prime rib was just OK. Dessert table was good. Staff was fine.

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FAQs

Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 1395 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge

74855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cook and Country Club
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Desert
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet is available for a fee. Self parking is complementary for restaurant guest.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Eric Theiss
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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