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Rockwood Grill and Blue Star Lounge

4.4
229 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
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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Cuisines
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
Peter Smith
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Neighborhood
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 229 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Er liked the place for breakfast a lot and so we booked a table for dinner ...

WHAT A MISTAKE!

The meat high priced and it was not good at all

Regular Chardonnays were extremely expensive/ they doubled the price on every bottle so it was no fun to eat and drink there and we will never go back for dinner
SORRY 😐

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food!!!
Loved the full buffet

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful breakfast and buffet!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Everyone was above and beyond exceptional! It was refreshing to have such amazing service and food! Bravo to the runs this property and the kitchen. The servers all work together and have the best attitude. I would 100% return and recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The atmosphere was casual, the food at the breakfast buffet was delicious with many choices. The waitresses and cook had a friendly greeting and made me feel welcome to be there.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent food, amazing service and a fairly priced wine list. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I love the ambience and outdoor patio. This time we couldn't get a table outside however it's lovely inside as well. I really like their buffet options especially pasta station. Icecream making is a nice touch too.
When I'm in palm desert I always like to go there

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I have written reviews before of your outstanding prime rib and amazing crab. The crab is always delicious never salty and cooked perfectly.
I want to commend Dzenana who provides the most professional service we have ever had anywhere. We have dined at many fine restaurants around the world but Dzenana is the best. She greets every guest with a smile, she has your napkin refolded, and if required new silverware at your seat before you can turn around.
Our highest commendations for her 19 years of outstanding service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent service. Restaurant is inside the massive Desert Springs Resort so be prepared for some walking to get from the parking lot or garage, through the lobby and down to the restaurant. Nice healthy menu. Good drink options and wine list.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Our entrees were very slow in arriving at our table. We ordered desert and we waited at least 15 minutes at which point I beckoned another waiter and it came out shortly after that.

We did appreciate the fact that the restaurant offered a kids buffet for $10 which our three grandchildren enjoyed.

Judy Curran

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service and amazing brunch

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Service was top shelf!! Food was fantastic. Scenery very romantic.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our server tried to sneak in an extra $40 steak on our bill...

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Mediocre food in a cafeteria environment
Service excellent A++
Food C-
Experience C

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Nice dinner option for guests staying at the JW Marriott Desert Springs. Ahi Poke was very fresh and tasty. Steaks are a bit overpriced. Nice atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

average food. not bad but not exceptional.
service was poor. but they apologized and gave us a free desert for the slow service.
the waiter always asked the men first for their orders. the men would defer to the women and then the waiter would ask the women what they wanted. He always served the men first.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Our waitress was over the top amazing. She has been there a long time and so knowledgeable and polite and just over all a great person ! Makes you want to go back again. I think she has been there for 19 years when they had “Tuscany’” which was amazing !

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food and atmosphere was great. Our server didn’t tell us about the room to the left of the stairs on the other side of the hostess desk. We came in via the patio and totally missed where the carving station and donut wall were located. The table next to us sat down with crab legs after we ate and told us where those were served. That was disappointing.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Poor service overall. We order appetizers, entries and side dishes. Not only it took 1 he for the food to be ready but to add insult to injury, everything arrived all at once. This completely spoiled our evening. We asked to speak to a manager who showed up 10mn later and offered a Spa "pass" to me. I felt so insulted as that's all it was, a pass. We will never come here again.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

3 of 4 thought meal was excellent. 1 struggled with menu choices - just not selections desired - not a venturesome diner either. Server outstanding.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

This restaurant is an upscale option at the JW Marriott---a short walk from the Marriott Desert Villas. The scene is beautiful---especially the outdoor dining. The menu is limited but everything we ordered was done perfectly---Filet Mignon, Scallops, and Rotisserie Chicken. Our server was fantastic---so friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Rockwood is one of my favorite places for Sunday Brunch. The food is awesome and the view from the patio is beautiful. My only recommendation is that they organize the hostess stand a little better. First impression is everything. They had three hostesses and they all seemed very confused and the restaurant was very busy.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Went with friends and family on a Friday night. We were told that we could either order from the menu or go through the buffet. Ordinarily we avoid buffets but after seeing this one, we changed our minds. This was the best buffet ever! Pasta, meats of all kinds, seafood, salads, veggies, desserts of all shapes and sizes, and an ice cream stand! Service was great and unobtrusive. Will definitely go back again!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We found this restaurant the week before and decided to try it due to the variety of seafood and prime rib. We liked it so much that we came back the following week with out of town guests. I hope they have this menu during the summer as it is a great value with good food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Ask for server..Elaina. She is the nicest and most efficient. I’ve booked this restaurant three times with Open Table and each time I reach the reception desk they try to put me outside or in a location I don’t want. Even after I put my preferences on the reservation. This is a great food restaurant with a great chef. But the “seating” people just do what they want. This last time they seated us at the other end of the restaurant from the server I asked for. She saw us and reseated us in her area.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Breakfast & brunch buffet is amazing

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food decent, crowded, irregular service, an overall unpleasant dining experience that I recommend only for people who seek the most accessible restaurant in a busy old hotel

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

attentive staff, high quality food and a beautiful view. we will definitely visit again soon

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Just an average bar/restaurant in a neighborhood strip mall. Average, average, average, nothing more.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

My husband and I both the had the filet. It was cooked as ordered and delicious. The plate was hot. The service was welcoming and prompt, much better than a few years ago. We loved the bacon wrapped fig appetizer. The grilled artichokes and potatoes were fine, but nothing special. I would go back.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Excellent wine and entree selections. Beautiful setting.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Dinner was good, service nice, beautiful surroundings outside.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Love the place for Sunday brunch!

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Best service by a waitress I have ever experienced.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food, service and server."..................
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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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