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“Excellent Food”
Review of bluEmber

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Ranked #32 of 103 Restaurants in Rancho Mirage
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Rancho Las Palmas Drive
Rochester, MN
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

One of the better meals I have ever had. My wife and I both enjoyed the sauces and preparation with our entrees. The prices are a bit higher than what you'd expect for a similar restaurant in the area, but we were staying at the resort and ate here for convenience.

We weren't able to get in until 830 (last minute reservation), and the table we would have had outside had no heaters, so we chose to eat inside. Inside was completely empty, so I am wondering why we couldn't have had a 7/730 reservation inside?!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Andrew T
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Better selection”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

The exceptional Staff.
The dinner menu was limited, I would suggest Breakfast, it's a broader selection and more interesting items and surely a better value.

Visited January 2014
Thank Jim K
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Portage, Michigan
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“"Great Atmosphere"”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

Beautiful setting, exceptional food and great service. We ate outside under a star covered night. There was also wonderful live music to enjoy while dinning.

Visited January 2014
Thank gensta
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Edmonton, AB
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for :)”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Its a bit of sticker shock when you see the prices, but it really is worth paying for this kind of food and service every once in awhile while on holidays or for a special occasion!

Visited December 2013
Thank mojito99
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Los Angeles
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155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

I have to say that we’ve been here a few times with another couple who seem to enjoy the establishment, but each time the food and overall experience were lacking. None of the food is memorable, service is merely adequate at best (among the four of us, dishes have gone back more than once), and there was always something that resulted in our not getting the requested table. And despite the outdoor setting, there is something that is just not particularly pleasant about the ambience – perhaps it is the closely-set tables. It’s a very popular place, which results in waits for the table despite reservations, waits for food and waits for the car at the end of the meal. Next time our friends suggest going here, I think I’ll spend the evening washing my hair.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank fantasticv0yage
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