Melvyn's Restaurant
Melvyn's Restaurant

Melvyn's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://inglesideinn.com/melvyns_restaurant.html
  • Phone: 7603252323
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Juan Castaneda
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer 2 private dining rooms seating up to 50-85 guests, and 75-100 standing,
    both great for meetings and private dining. We have hosted meetings for Pitney Bowes, CBS, Warner Records and many others. Use the hotel for a business retreat and meet in the private rooms for meals, meetings, etc.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Ellis 7603252323
  • Entertainment: Join us for nightly entertainment in our Piano Bar and dancing in our Casa Blanca Lounge from 8pm. On Sundays join us from 3.30pm till 7.30pm for our weekly Jam session.
  • Special Events: Perfect setting for weddings, meetings or private parties. Custom menus are available for any budget.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available during hours of operation. Public and street parking are also available.
A word from Melvyn's Restaurant
Melvyn's Restaurant was named "One of Ten Best" by the T.V. show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous". Recipient of many top national awards. Melvyn's ambiance is the perfect compliment to gourmet dining. Every detail was selected to reflect gracious elegance and old world charm. Extensive wine list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Melvyn's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (42)special occasion (40)neighborhood gem (31)fit for foodies (19)vibrant bar scene (15)good for groups (14)notable wine list (11)great for brunch (10)late-night find (8)great for lunch (8)hot spot (7)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • We love Melvyn's each and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/24/2009
    We love Melvyn's each and every time we visit. Outstanding cuisine and wonderful staff! Everyone receives personalized service and the boutique feel of the restaurant is welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was five star, every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2009
    The food was five star, every dish was different and special and delicious. They had a special three course meal for $19.99 with four selections and they all sounded wonderful. The two we had were done perfectly and we almost went back to try the other two. They have live music in the piano bar every night and a great group on Sunday afternoon. There are great pictures on the wall of the bar of all the famous people that have been there through the years. Quite enchanting. Caters to an older group, and we are younger, but just loved it. We found it by googling 'the best restaurant in palm springs' and it was the best that we went to over five nights.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Wife and I spent our 27th
    JimboVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2009
    My Wife and I spent our 27th wedding anniversary at Melvyn’s and the food and service was stellar! We started by sharing the Pate Mason which is made there by the chief and I was happily surprised that there was more than enough for 2 people to share. Next came the Hot Spinach Salad which was prepared table side and that was done perfectly and once again I was surprised by the size of the salad, my wife and I loved it. After the Spinach Salad we ordered the chicken minestrone soup which was ok but not my favorite. For our main course we had the Chatebriand Bouquetiere for 2 which we ordered to be cooked rare and that’s how it was severed table side with plenty of fresh vegs. The dinner at Melvyn’s was delicious and we had some
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is an incredible "throw-back"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/13/2009
    This is an incredible "throw-back" restaurant to the ambiance of the 50's and 60's. We had tableside service from a man who had been with the restaurant for 35 years! He was incredibly knowledgeable about Palm Springs and did a great job with our food. I give this place my highest recommendation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful find honoring
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/4/2009
    A wonderful find honoring old Palm Springs. Food is excellent without the huge servings you get elsewhere. But the service is even better, and lots of fun. We will always return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The selection of wines by
    garyDVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2009
    The selection of wines by the glass was beyond poor & the stemware needs to be updated.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melvyn's is a Palm Springs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/25/2009
    Melvyn's is a Palm Springs "Institution". I have been going to Melvyn's for dinner and for their wonderful Sunday brunch and the Sunday Jam Session for at least 30 years. From the moment you walk in the door and are greeted by the ever delightful matire d' the experience is wonderful, friendly, efficient and totally pleasant. The staff, without exception, exhibit their enjoyment of serving you. I unconditionally recommend Melvyn's to all my friends and visitors to Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a classic step back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2009
    This is a classic step back in time to the Palm Springs in its heyday - the service is outstanding, right from the start with Brian greeting you when you walk in to the attentive and warm service - the food is outstanding, very classic in its preparation and a tremendous selection - from appetizer to dessert, the overall experience was exceptional and my only wish is that we had found this gem 20 years ago when we first came to Palm Springs - by all means, go and experience what true Palm Springs tradition is all about!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Ambiance. Food excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/16/2009
    Wonderful Ambiance. Food excellent as was the service. Melvin dressed to the nines and dapper as always working the tables and making everyone feel welcome. A beautiful place to dine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/15/2009
    Food was good, service was outstanding, but it was not good enough for the price. The lounge/dance area was far too small. I was disappointed by the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Step back into old Palm Springs
    Warren
    Dined on 5/14/2009
    Step back into old Palm Springs at this legendary spot. The best Cobb Salad too!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is old world Palm Springs
    Exnerfan
    Dined on 5/5/2009
    This is old world Palm Springs dining at its best. Do not be put off by the formal maitre d' or the over-the-top decor. The service and food were outstanding, and we all had a very fun dining experience, especially my mom who was turning 84. We were treated like celebrities, and because we were warm to the staff, we were treated with genuine warmth in return. All the food was excellent, but the steak Diane and cherries jubilee were especially noteworthy, because they were both made tableside. We will definitely return to Melvyn's when in Palm Springs again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Historical spot with much
    s2artrVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2009
    Historical spot with much ambience. Formal setting with dim lighting and large chandelliers. Attentive service. Romantic. Great $19.95 4 course price-fixe meal with many choices of entrees. We throroughly enjoyed our evening. Piano bar in lounge with nostalgic melodies.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Melvyns is a classic in old
    EnsenadaAl
    Dined on 5/2/2009
    Melvyns is a classic in old Palm Springs. Clientel is largely older, and the fare is what you would expect in an upscale Old Palm Springs restaurant. Service is always friendly, thorough and yet unobtrusive. I chose on this occasion to book a table at Melvyns to visit with longtime friends who had moved to nearby Rancho Mirage. We had a solid meal, decent wine and a nice long visit in a very comfortable atmosphere. There are many trendier (and noisier) places abounding nearby, but on this night Melvyns was the perfect selection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a great restaurant
    karenz
    Dined on 4/20/2009
    This is a great restaurant - been here various times thru the years and is always a favorite. Charm and class in all areas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We love Melvyns. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    We love Melvyns. The food is always well prepared and the service is impeccable. Prices are surprisingly reasonable for a fine dining restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere, awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/18/2009
    Great atmosphere, awesome service, good food at very reasonable prices. We love this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our waitress was awesome,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2009
    Our waitress was awesome, however, the Easter special menu and exhorbitant price were not put on the website, so were felt blindsided. It was a apred down regular brunch menu but twice the price!!!! Even dessert was extra. Usually if you're going to charge more because it's Easter, at least there is something "extra" on the menu. Especially in this slow economy, the price should have reflected the less choices menu! And, we didn't get to sit on the patio 'cause those tables are for parties of 4, very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although I requested the garden
    DonaldVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2009
    Although I requested the garden room, when we arrived we were seated in the dining room with no acknowledgement that the room I requested was unavailable. There were six of us eating and the majority of them thought the food was average, meal served lukewarm and thought it was not worthy to return for dinner again. Very disappointed after hearing good reviews from other people we know.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service, delicious
    AliceWZVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2009
    Excellent service, delicious food, lovely ambiance...adults can have a real conversation because it is relatively quiet. One of most favorite in Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was very pleased with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/10/2009
    Was very pleased with the service, food, and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant is excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/9/2009
    This restaurant is excellent but know that it is very "old-school". They make no pretenses about the menu being very old and consistent with the finest of dining from years ago. If you are looking for the latest in Califonia "fusion" cuisine, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for an elegant dining experience with tuxedo wearing servers who cook things tableside, then look no further.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As Always, Melvin's was great.From
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/9/2009
    As Always, Melvin's was great.From the Maitre D's welcome and the first class table service the dining experience was memorable. The Squash soup is one of my favourite choices on the menu. It is a great way to begin any meal. I have been to the restaurant 5 times now, and it is a great place to bring out of town guests. Wonderful ambience, food and service
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a busy night, Valentines
    PSJohn
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    It was a busy night, Valentines Day. We were seated in a timely manner and the service was prompt and efficient. The restaurant is quintessential old style Palm Springs. The music in the bar was great. That night there was a set price menu, which had interesting choices. Both of us enjoyed our orders. All in all a wonderful Valentine experience.
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  • Not recommended. Service very
    BBetter
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    Not recommended. Service very slow. Dinner took more than two hours. Cancelled dessert.
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  • Melvyn's is living on its
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/6/2009
    Melvyn's is living on its reputation. The main entrée was hot but the vegetables were cold. Each dish had exactly the same sides it was apparent that this was a production line. When asking for description of the entrees the waiter was indifferent to our questions. The deserts were not fresh. More coffee was offered but never came. Do not go The Chop House and The Falls are much better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate