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Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge

198 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Californian, Organic
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Hours of operation
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(760) 341-1788
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Horner
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Cross street
Cook and Country Club
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Parking details
Valet is available for a fee. Self parking is complementary for restaurant guest.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 198 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMmaureen (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent wine and entree selections. Beautiful setting.

vipDevour (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice Valentines Day dinner. Lovely setting. Filet was flavorful and tender.

JJay (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We just had the best Valentines Dinner! When we arrived waitress Elena presented us with a special prix fixe menu developed by their Chef Albert Ruiz. The meal was executed perfectly. Our waitress Elena was most personable and attentive to our needs. Chef Ruiz has mastered flavorful meals from beginning to end. We look forward to returning They both went over and above our expectations

DavidM (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Love the place for Sunday brunch!

vipmelo (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food and service in a very nice atmosphere. A little pricy but definitely worth it for the quality of food service and ambiance

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Best service by a waitress I have ever experienced.

JJay (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food, service and server."..................

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

It’s a beautiful relaxed place, great staff, food was excellent, everything was impeccable.

OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoyed the dinner buffet very much. The seafood and prime rib were delicious. The dessert options were amazing. We love dining outside. I ended up eating breakfast, lunch and dinner here several times over my six day stay. All of our experiences were wonderful.

steakeater (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Having a second home in the desert, and hosting friends at such, we always bring our guests to the Marriott Desert Springs for a nice dinner out. The service and food this time was way below par. Initial acknowledgement of us seated at our table took 30 minutes. Finally get to order drinks and get a basket of bread (wife was starved) Drinks come 10 minutes later, and still no bread ( did I mention wife was starving? she's pre-diabetic) Order dinner. Got 5 meals right, one was wrong. All 3 of the 1/2 chicken orders were so bad that they were left on the plates. We promptly paid. left. and got something for my guests from in n'out. Great ambiance. Fix the food and we will be back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was excellent and the restaurant is very convenient to the hotel.

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Beautiful setting Have been multiple times for holiday buffets. Tried Christmas this year. So disappointing. All the breads were hard as rocks. very poor selection repeated throughout For 72 bucks each at least keep pouring the sparkling wine

vipSpecial (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

This memorable brunch was on Christmas day - EVERYTHING about it was outstanding. From the huge variety of exquisitely prepared food to the professional & thoughtful service by Andrea to the perfectly glorious weather & exquisite setting outside on the lake at the JWMarriott in Palm Springs. Perfection was achieved by the whole team - management, chefs, front & back of the house staff - in creating this stellar dining experience.

CMULYNN (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

AMAZING! It was my birthday and on Saturday night they have a Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet! Pasta bar, salads, appetizers! It was King Crab legs!!! $44 per person. We’re going back again this Saturday!!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

The service was slow and my entree was cold by the time it got to me. Expensive and disappointing.

vipzola25 (London)
1.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

We waited over an hour for our food without any explanation. When the food eventually arrived 3 of the pasta meals were cold and had to be sent back.

range78 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was the best part of the experience
Hostess was welcome and very respectful
Servers and food runners were loud in putting silverware and glasses. Need to learn more fine dining edicts. After dining and spending about $300 for only 2 people. The person left at the front desk refused to stamp the ticket for valet and we had to wait for manager to take care of it.
It wasn’t about the $8 valet parking but about the concept that the hostess said the normally validate tickets! They have some communication issues and as I said edicts about fine dining.. sadly for an establishment in JW Marriott.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

We enjoyed an excellent dinner at the Rockwood Grill. The restaurant has the choice of inside or outside dining. This visit we chose inside along the expansive windows, as we decided to order their magnificent buffet for dinner. (Available Friday and Saturday.) Their set up for the buffet was quite amazing. The food choices included sufficient variety from soup and salads and a pasta station, to pizza, chicken strips and fries for the kids, to shrimp and crab legs to chicken and prime rib. And much more. The dessert selections were so beautiful from chocolate strawberries to pecan tarts to mousse chocolate cups and so many more selections. It almost looked too pretty to eat! Wines (extra) by the glass or bottle, and cocktails are also available. Service was friendly and professional. We were looking forward to returning to this restaurant on this trip and we definitely came away happy (and full).

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

The dinner was excellent from the bacon wrapped dates, to the meat and fish entrees, to the desserts. Our waitress was fantastic. By the time we finished our appetizers she was already a new “member” of our family. Would definitely go back.

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

We used to really enjoy this restaurant, but it just didn't seem to meet the bill this time. Friday night should have been at least moderately busy. Wasn't busy at all. Had our choice of any table.
I specified a special occasion (Anniversary), no mention of it by our waitress. Restaurant reported a "no show" to Open Table. Had our name wrong on the reservation at the restaurant. How can you do that when it is on the open table reservation? Food was good, but not spectacular as it has been in the past. Not sure we'll be back