The Nest
The Nest

The Nest

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gotothenest.com/
  • Phone: 7603462314
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Hours : Nightly 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: JC Valadez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We can do offsite catering. Please call Dodi Henry at (760)346-2314 to discuss details.
  • Entertainment: Celebrities, local entertainers, sports stars, and just plain wonderful people fill our lounge nightly. There's a warm glow that you won't find anywhere else in the Palm Springs area valley - It's been that way since 1966. Tim Burleson has appeared nightly at the nest since 1993. His open-ended run at The Nest has been marked by critical acclaim, standing-room-only crowds, star-studded audiences and guest artists. Dancing too! Tim Burleson and/or Kevin Henry will entertain you 7 nights a week!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cook St/Province Way
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer free Valet Service. Self parking also available.
A word from The Nest
The Nest is Indian Wells' most famous restaurant and lounge. We've been serving fine guests, celebrities, golf and tennis legends since 1965. The reasons for our exceptional longevity and acceptance are delicious food, wonderful, warm atmosphere, great entertainment, and generous refreshments, along with the service you would like to receive all the time .... If you could just find it!

We have it all. . . . . . At The Nest. Come on in, join us, and become part of our excitement and friendship!

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Nest reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (49)neighborhood gem (37)hot spot (29)special occasion (26)late-night find (24)good for groups (18)fit for foodies (17)romantic (13)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Always fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Fun, fun, fun, and pretty good food. The bar scene is a hoot. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good music. Really good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Good music. Really good food. They work hard to make sure u have a good time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the restaurant. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Love the restaurant. Very noisy but it is a wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fabulous Service
    Herb
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We had a wonderful time. The sole was spectacular. The wedge salad was one of the best we have had. The service was spectacular as well. Thanks. Lorie and Herb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I had a great
    OutOfTownerVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    My wife and I had a great evening. Delicious dinner, then dancing in the bar. Could not have been more fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great 1950 s food
    rap13
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Escargot. Sweet breads cabbage rolls mousseka(sp) all done perfectly. It doesn't get much better than that. Other than the noise level was high
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun.place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Outstanding attentive service by a knowledgeable team of servers. Good solid food if maybe not very innovative. Escargot best ever full of garlic and lemon. The real deal here though is the bar area, the great entertainment and dancing and people watching. A crowd you won't likely forget.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time trying this restaurant
    Debbers55
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    After having heard so much about this restaurant/nightclub over the years, we finally ventured out to it and were not disappointed. We went on a Friday night and the whole place was very busy...The food was as good as any other comparable restaurant in the city and the service was excellent....we tried the lamb and it was cooked to order , tender and very well flavored. The house special was filet mignon goulash and also did not disappoint. After our meal we stopped for a few dances but the floor was packed at 9 and was looking like it was only getting busier so we left. All in all a great experience and will definitely go back in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    It was our first time going for dinner there and we thought it was great! The food was excellent, steak was cooked perfectly. Service was excellent and the live music coming from the bar made for some nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Early bird diners
    MereVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The bar looks fun and exciting but we usually go to the Nest with my grandparents, so we are there for the early bird specials. The food and service are both great! There is always dancing and beautiful music when we're leaving, which looks fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a nice dinner and then
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Had a nice dinner and then a very fun people watching experience on the dance floor! Very interesting and energetic place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must-do while in Palm Springs
    Scott
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The Nest is fantastic. Food is always fabulous, service is superb and we always have a wonderful time there. Everything we order has always been great. Highly recommend while staying or passing through the area. The bar scene and music on the side of the restaurant is also great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner
    LuncherVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We never miss a dinner @ the Nest when visiting the desert! Wonderful food, great service & terrific people watching!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fun experience
    MikeTVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    You can count on an excellent meal and reliable, friendly service at The Nest.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Eve 2013
    roadrunner19
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Our visit to The Nest was one of our best Christmas Eve dining experiences ever. With a warm greeting at the front door by Dodi (she and her husband are the owners) she escorted us to a table for two and made sure we were happy with it's location before seating us. The dining room was very busy and noisy in a way that could only be described as festive and fun. The special Christmas Eve menu offered a choice of three main courses, plus a starter and a desert. We chose the Honey Baked Ham and the Salmon, both of which were very good. For starters we had the Porcini Ravioli, and the Bacon & Date Skewers, both excellent. The Cuban Flan and Smores Cheesecake were chosen as desserts. Our first visit to The Nest was a rare treat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love The Nest.........
    Kathy
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    My favorite is the pork chop, always cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect combo...
    Portlanders
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Have dinner..then dance the nite away..fun people...great music :) ps salads tasty..pork chops were really juicy-very good!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Service, Great food
    MGM3841
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    We discovered The Nest last year. Absolutely the warmest welcome and attentive service anywhere. Feeling like I wanted a home cooked meal I ordered cabbage rolls and the stuffed pepper. Delicious! My husband had sole piccata that he equally enjoyed. Great freshly baked rolls and always the offer of another basket. We had a nice red wine that was reasonably priced. For us, the bar and dance floor at the front of the restaurant is a great finish to a night out. We would certainly recommend The Nest.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is great
    MikeTVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Uncharacteristic slow service on the night we were there. Usually everything about The Nest is excellent. The bar is always a lively fun place with terrific entertainment. We will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ordered from your early
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    We ordered from your early bird menu. The sole was very good. The portion of the stuffed cabbage was pitiful. Our guest finished his meal in four bites! The amount of berries on the vanilla ice cream were extremely stingy. Not the way to get return customers.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun! Fun! Fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    My husband and I spent the weekend in Palm Desert and after hearing about The Nest, we decided to check it out. We loved it! The service was great and we enjoyed our dinner. After dinner we went to the bar and listened to the band, they were awesome!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It took them to long to get
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    It took them to long to get us seated even though our reserved table was ready for us. The hostess was to busy chit chatting with friends to stay focused. The food was quite good and our waiter did a great job. I would recommend this spot as the atmosphere was great and energetic. Beware they automatically added a 20% tip which I am never in favor of. I have no problem tipping 20% if the food and service warrants it's, but I don't that to be decided for me.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is obvious that the owners
    GourmetKidVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    It is obvious that the owners care as you see them working their bunns off to make sure .everyone is taken care of. The food was great, the service was good, the prices are fair, and the ambiance ???. Noisy, but tolerable. It is certainly worth dining here
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best resturants
    MARY
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    One of the best resturants in the Desert without question
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We modified our reservation
    Bunkerone
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We modified our reservation 3 days before the event to add 2 people. They did not have the change when we arrived. Extremely crowded, lines out the door all with reservations. The bar was "jammed" and we couldn't sit anywhere near the music. They are a victim of their own success. I would not return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night out!
    Girlsnightout
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Super fun, great atmosphere, the BEST people watching, and pretty darn good food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Nest
    pmarti50
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    As always the food and service were excellent. We were planning in going into the lounge area after an early dinner. At 7:00pm the lounge was already standing room only. Very popular place on Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to it's reputation!
    DianaOCVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I have been hearing about this restaurant/bar for some time, and decided to check it out. I had a very nice dinner with my boyfriend before the place became a bar/dance venue later in the evening. What a fun night of dining, people watching and music enjoyment. We will definitely return and have referred friends already. Fun place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food really poor
    tennisdr99VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    This place has a lively bar scene, but the food is so not so good if you enjoy better dining, Heavy sauces, heavy creams and butter. Had to wipe the cream sauce my "healthy" grilled salmon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Considering it was the restaurants
    HungerVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Considering it was the restaurants anniversary they did great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overbooked
    Dick
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    We had a 6:30 dinner reservation and did not get seated until 7:00 due to overbooking. Once we were seated we were attended to promptly by a very good waiter. We ordered wine, an appetizer and our main entree all at the same time. The wine and appetizer were served in a reasonable amount of time, We were then served our salads, also in a reasonable amount of time. Now comes the wait for the entrees. My wife and I both ordered grilled salmon. It took at least an hour for that to be served. Then as we started to eat, my wife noticed that hers was not fully cooked. Mine on the other hand was slightly overcooked. We sent my wife's meal back and had to wait another 20 minutes for it to be returned. Very crowded bar with live music.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great variety of dinner options.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Great variety of dinner options. Very flavorful dishes. The half off on bottled wine Sunday and Mondays is an added incentive. Nicely decorated, friendly servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great 20 years later...
    PatriciafromtheBayVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    I first ate at The Nest approximately 20 years ago. When visiting the desert, we decided to give it a try and it was amazing. Still great - keep up the good work. We'll be visiting every year from here on out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    zabuzsazsa
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We always take first time guests to the desert to The Nest. It's an institution. We asked for our favorite table. The place was jumping on a Saturday night. Our visitors from Laguna Beach loved it - and want to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early bird
    Newbie
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    A group of five for early bird dinner. Met in the bar at 5:30, drinks were VERY weak - not sure if it was because it was happy hour or Halloween weekend? Food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Dipseajoe
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Traveled to southern California recently, and happened upon The Nest. Superb food, great service, friendly people, and the added joy of watching multiple retirees dance and party. Go. Its great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was disappointing
    KDCandy
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Have been here numerous times for the music and loved it. This was first time to eat. Veggies were very over cooked and an expensive piece of meat was poorly prepared.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Weekend
    YOLO
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Second time toThe Nest, no disappointment!!! The Nest overall is the best find in the Desert!! They know how to take care of their customers, Thank You DODI!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Indian Wells
    CandJ
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    After reading mixed reviews about The Nest, we decided to just go. We were not disappointed! After enjoying an early dinner in hopes of going over to the music/dance area afterwards, we (50 somethings) danced all night long and hadn't had this much fun in years. Ages of the patrons ranged from the 20's through the 80's and everyone was having a great time. Music was top forty songs from the 70's, 80's and 90's. Dodi's husband (the DJ) was out of site. Go here to definitely make your own fun. Since the dining room and music/dancing area are separate and across from each other, should you decide the music/dancing isn't for you, you can either stay where you are or join the party. Next time we're in the area, definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love The Nest!!
    Blessed5x
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    We came in with our kids and really enjoyed the atmosphere and the reasonable pricing. They have a great Prix Fixe menu and Early Bird menu to choose from. The Filet Mignon was amazing as was the Rack of Lamb. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.