Uniformly praised by restaurant critics and repeat customers, this restaurant under the direction of Jorge Villabona continues to win accolades. It is ... More
Shame on the Moon Restaurant
Uniformly praised by restaurant critics and repeat customers, this restaurant under the direction of Jorge Villabona continues to win accolades. It is less expensive than its competition, with excellent service and cuisine. Dine in the comfortable, subdued interior or on the temperature-controlled terrace. The favorite is an outstanding orange-glazed duck. Desserts are all made on the premises and often incorporate fresh seasonal fruits. The menu changes three times a year, so some items may not be available at your visit, but what you discover is likely to be excellent.
This place is truly a winner! First time visit celebrating my wife s birthday put a smile on our faces. We re from OC and visit the area a couple of times a year always looking for great dining at a not over the top price and this one moves to the top of the list. Shame on the Moon staff knows the meaning of fine dining and how to treat their guests. Exquisite food and service from our arrival to the time we left with the feeling good smiles. Great job and.we will be back! Jerry and Holly
Ginger is amazing! And she IS the restaurant! Her greeting, by name, sets the mood as she escorts you to your table. Once seated the attention to detail and by the staff if excellent. The only thing better is the food! Consistently top notch! Tony is our favorite waiter, in fact, our ONLY waiter! Love his attention and expertise! Great all around and a must for someone looking for a great place to eat!
Food was excellent...presentation was superb. Service was beyond both. Duck was spectacular, as was the shrimp and scallop dish. I had the Ahi Tuna...was not served warm (as advertised), which led to my less than superior review.
That said, it was a wonderful restaurant, with great service...and a nice ambience.
Eating at the Shame of the Moon for the first time over Memorial Day weekend was an excellent experience. Being from Las Vegas one never truly knows what to expect from new restaurants. Shame on the Moon was as good or better than many of the Strip restaurants, and best of all, was a better value for the money. The food was outstanding, the service superior, and the atmosphere very romantic. Shame on the Moon is a true gem within the desert cities. Plans are being made to return to Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and most certainly Shame on the Moon.
The food was very, very good. The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated. The service was so-so: the waiter was slow, confused about who ordered what, and eager for many of his tables to leave (he would start collecting salt and pepper shakers while people were still finishing their dining!). Maybe he was having a bad day.
Very welcoming, excellent value and ambiance.
The food is very reasonably priced and beautifully cooked.
The reputation is very, very well deserved.
Ginger, the hostess, is particularly worthy of a mention
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