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
65 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% 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
  • the food was okay but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    the food was okay but not my favorite place definetely recomend arnold palmers
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow! What a great experience.
    FlossgoodVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    Wow! What a great experience. The filet mignon was amazing. Then afterwards going into the lounge was so fun! Lounge singer! Older crowd so fun to watch!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long established restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2011
    Long established restaurant with new owners. Very good food served along with pleasant entertainment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We dined at this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    We dined at this restaurant on Christmas Eve. A busy time for any restaurant. Regular menu was available plus a holiday menu. We both ordered the turkey dinner with traditional trimmings from the holiday menu. Well presented, good food. Maybe a bit salty for my taste but I am sensitive. I would dine at this restaurant again. Good "old time" desert experience. The owners were hands on and present the entire evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Nest Rocks
    SAYWENNVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    I have been here several times... Love the food, the bar scene... How classic is to see people over 60 standing in line to get into a bar. I took my 22-ish daughters here and they thought it was classic! When you go to Palm Springs...hit The Nest for something different.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Palm Desert institution.
    golfergirlVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2011
    A Palm Desert institution. Worth it just to people watch in bar after 8 pm. Food was good. Wine list could use help.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and ambiance were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    The food and ambiance were very good. These were overshadowed, however, by the impeccable service we received from our server. In fact, every individual who approached our table was on-target, friendly, helpful, and suitably "classy." If I had a complaint, it would be that the restaurant went from calm and intimate to excessively loud in about 30 minutes.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food. Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2011
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Great atmosphire. Fun in the lounge/bar after dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off the charts. Fun, food & music
    Rkherwig
    Dined on 11/23/2011
    Off the charts. A desert tradition. Dodi and Kevin have taken this once dark and rustic party place for seniors and updated both the bar and restaurant to become the best , any night of the week venue. This is the place for a very nice dining or live music experience .Tim & Kevin rock the joint.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took some friend's that had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Took some friend's that had never been, food was very good, service great. Not two many reseraunts offer a 3 course meal that is included with your dinner entree. Homemade soup, salad dressing was outstanding. Carrot cake was also homemade and made our Birthday Dinner complete. If you like a piano bar and love to look at all the 50 plus and dance this is your place. Be sure to make reservations. Thank's round table for an easy way to make reservations with no hassel.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Nest was very energetic
    Fernando
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    The Nest was very energetic and vibrant, service was excellent and the food was delightful. The best part was the Bar scene, place was pack with locals just getting crazy on the dance floor.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So noisy couldnt hear. Service
    Happytodine
    Dined on 10/28/2011
    So noisy couldnt hear. Service not much help but food was great
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Nest- The Place to Be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2011
    This is the hotspot to be in the desert! Fit for a foodie! The entertainment is hip & everyone has a great time- young and mature. The family that owns The Nest are favorites in the desert and make your dining experience perfect.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2011
    Very enjoyable and service was great, looking forward to our next dinner at the NEST
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Food and Service in the Desert
    Blessed5x
    Dined on 10/20/2011
    Dinner Menu had a great variety of choices. Our food was prepared perfectly and was delicious. Our server was friendly and efficient. Went into the bar after dinner and were surprised at the younger crowd dancing the night away. Everyone has a good time at The Nest. Music is top notch! The refreshed decor and new owners have breathed new life into an icon of the desert. We have been coming here for years and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our visit to The
    PDH0822
    Dined on 10/17/2011
    We enjoyed our visit to The Nest. The food was good, service good and atmosphere good. The really bright spot was the band playing at the bar, they were awesome. We would go back but more for the bnd/bar than the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Owners were visable and friendly.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    Owners were visable and friendly. Food was tasty. I will return and will tell my friends about The Nest!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food a bit over priced for,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/3/2011
    food a bit over priced for, the entertainment afterwards was fabulous! Will definately go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding restaurant, bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    Outstanding restaurant, bar and music. Can't wait to go back there again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but get a table
    FranklySpeaking
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    Great food, but get a table away from the door to the bar. Too noisy and loud for dining. Good for dancing and no conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    The food was excellent and so was the service. What else can you ask for?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The summer season menu was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2011
    The summer season menu was a good value and was excellent. I had the scallops and my wife had the sole. Excellent bottle of wine and the deserts were tasty. Our server was very aware that we were not in a hurry and made the evening fun.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth an other visit...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    We heard good reports about The Nest recently. Much improved under new ownership, nicely redone inside, much lighter and very clean. Good menu & value, great food and the sourdough bread is not to be missed. The deserts were just okay, improve them and I would give 5 stars. We had a very nice booth where we could actually talk during dinner but the music got very loud after 8pm. Great bar and dancing if you are interested.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a fun time at the Nest.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/3/2011
    Always a fun time at the Nest. We love that it is locally owned and operated by a fabulous husband and wife team who put in 200%! Dodi dotes on everyone in the dining room all while serving up my favorite specialties like frog legs, escargot and delicious specialties noted as "What the help ate" like the night I was there and dined on cabbage rolls. I love that the menu is so versatile and I can find things I normally don't find at other restaurants. Kevin makes sure the piano bar is going strong, there is no place on earth like the Nest and it's evening entertainment! It is definately a must on your trip to the desert, go for the food but stay for the fun! It is a place you will never forget, I promise.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very tasty, and
    Hope
    Dined on 7/29/2011
    The food was very tasty, and well presented. They had a special fix price menu that was very nice with lots of delicious choices. We wanted to go into the bar later in the evening but it was packed.... no empty seats, would go back but would just stay in the bar and enjoy the music.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/22/2011
    The food was excellent and the special summer menu was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was the busiest place
    KphjrVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    This was the busiest place we found off-season... Obviously popular with locals!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This makes our 2nd trip to
    BrunchVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2011
    This makes our 2nd trip to the restaurant within a week. Simply wow. The food is so fresh and YUMMY and we love Dodi and her husband, who happens to also be a terrific pianist and singer in the lounge area. We LOVE this place!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a great place! I am
    BrunchVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    This is a great place! I am considered a "foody" and enjoy eating out as well as cooking at home. The food here is terrific and the wait staff understands how to serve each table without being intrusive. We thoroughly enjoed our evening here. As a matter of fact I am back on the OPENTABLE website today to make reservations at The Nest for this week as well!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was the best in the desert!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/3/2011
    Was the best in the desert! Wonderful food and Ambiance! Loved every minute and will definately return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our 1st time and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/3/2011
    This was our 1st time and it will not be our last. This was a wonderful dining experience. The food was wonderful, the server, Sara was extremely attentive and had excellent suggestions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server Danielle was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2011
    Our server Danielle was great! The food and service were wonderful, we had an excellent night at The Nest"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience overall !
    mama
    Dined on 6/30/2011
    We had an amazing experience with the entire staff at this restaurant. We were treated like family. The service was exceptional considering we made a very late reservation and was the only party left in the restaurant. The food was awesome & very reasonably priced!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Nest is Lots of Fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2011
    My wife and I had dinner and then drinks afterward this past Tuesday, June 28. We had an ENORMOUSLY GREAT TIME. The dinner was outstanding (Sarah was an excellent server, too!) and owner Dodi Henry is an absolute doll. Our steaks were excellent and the wine list is a good one. We danced and drank after dinner, and we both had a wonderful time. The other guests were friendly, the lounge service was top-notch, and the music was great. Co-owner Kevin Henry is a great keyboard player, and his energy kept him playing—and kept people on the dance floor—nonstop for several hours! We'll be back as soon as we can get out there from Cincinnati again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food. Try the steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/24/2011
    Awesome food. Try the steak medallions with crab cakes - amazing! Music left something to be desired for younger crowd. Very loud in dining room after 730 on weekends.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining room relatively quiet.
    HappyNana3VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2011
    Dining room relatively quiet. The food was very good. There were six in our party. 2 had the sole, 1 had the sweetbreads, 1 the nightly special, the filet and shrimp, 1 veal cannelloni and 1 pork chop. The only complaint was that the pork was a little dry, not as succulent as the waitress described, but still flavorful. The bar was really hopping and the music was great. All in all a good experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • extended restaurant week menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/12/2011
    extended restaurant week menu which was appreciated
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bartender Andy was outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2011
    Bartender Andy was outstanding outgoing and very good customer service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The owner is the best in the
    Daddy
    Dined on 6/7/2011
    The owner is the best in the valley, it starts with a warm greeting to homemade cookies to say goodbye with. You feel compelled to dance before you leave cause upon departure you leave through and past the dance floor where every walk of life is cutting the rug. It's been a beautiful transformation that the desert has appreciated keep up the good work
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE the "new" Nest!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/7/2011
    Wow-the Nest has changed!New owners Dodi & Kevin are amazing! The place is definitely cleaned up & back to its iconic glory. Atmosphere was cozy & hip. Bar had great energy & live music was a ton of fun! I didn't expect the food to be wonderful-but it was even better than wonderful! Soups are delicious,escargot was the best I have ever had. My husband had the special chicken dumplings, & I had the sole. It was fantastic! BE SURE TO GET THE CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS IF THEY HAVE IT! I could eat the sole every night! Dodi is a chef & you can tell by the food. The service was also very good-the owners are hands on & make sure you are taken care of like a VIP. Blueberry pie is to die for! Bar scene & dancing was a blast after! FUN!! A+++!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic