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“Terrible dinner experience” 1 of 5 stars
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bluEmber
41000 Bob Hope Dr, 41-000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92260
760-568-2727
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Ranked #28 of 91 Restaurants in Rancho Mirage
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rancho Las Palmas Drive
Lakeside, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Terrible dinner experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We ate at the BluEmber twice. We had breakfast there on Tuesday morning & had a fabulous experience. The food was great & so was the service.
We ate there again Tuesday night & had a horrible experience. When we first got there no one was at the front desk & we waited for a about 5 minutes before a lady came up & greeted us & told us it would be a 10 min. wait. We should have walked out right there, but we decided to wait. When we finally were taken to our table the place was pretty empty & we passed a bunch of empty tables along the way. The service was EXTREMELY slow. In fact a couple of times I had to get the bus boy to get our waiter for us. The food was okay, but for the price should have been a lot better. My husband ordered the scallops & there were literally 3 scallops on his plate. We have no problem paying a high price for good food & good service, but we really did not receive either & will never consider eating dinner there again.

Visited June 2013
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Irvine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“nice but overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

menu was great but the flavor and the price was not as good as some of the other local restaurants nearby,

Visited June 2013
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Norwalk, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“yummy dinner @rancho las palmas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

we had the buffet breakfast there daily and they were excellent... the final night we had dinner and it was out of this world... loved my scallops and the coconut cake for desert was delicious!!!

Visited May 2013
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Evening cocktails, live music , beautiful setting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Try out the restaurant. Food was great, even though a bit pricey. In the evenings sit outside and enjoy the live music and fire pits. Great ambience.

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, reasonably priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Had a fabulous dinner while in the area. Cooked to perfection, reasonably priced wine (and good selection), amazing fig and blue cheese muffins (that was actually my favorite. Loved sitting outside as well.

Visited May 2013
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