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 21, 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
  • Not Impressed
    desertrats
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Upon entering, we were ignored and kept waiting for a hostess type person. The table setting was elegant but the food not impressive. Sort of ho-hum for the price. The bar section (through which you had to enter) was very noisy and would probably appeal to bar clientele. But it was a put off for the fine dining section for what was supposed to be a romantic, special occasion. The hostess attire might, by some, be appropriate for the bar section but not the fine dining area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • THE happening place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Nest was everything we had heard. We made dinner reservations for 2 at 8:30. The place was hopping when we arrived, live music, dance floor and bar filled. We were given a corner table away from the music but it was still quite loud. Good food and wine, both reasonably priced and attentive service. We noticed the people continued to stream in. When we left at 10:30 there was a line of attractive people waiting for the opportunity to get in. Great place to eat, see and be seen.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Fun
    BlueBelle
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Nest is a long time gem in the Palm Springs/Indian Wells area. Though it has live music, dancing and fun nightly, it also boasts high quality meals and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Desert Restaurant
    NelsonTVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Absolutely our favorite place to dine in the Desert! Great food, outstanding service and pleasant atmosphere. We go once a week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best service
    bsandslaw
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    most accommodating. owner great service best in valley. will return
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off season but still terrific
    MikeTVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The Nest has a prixe fixe menu option that is excellent. The staek and lobster were prepared perfectly. And Tuesday was half price wine night. Our waiter was excellent. While alittle less lively than during the season, the bar was still very active. The Nest is just a consistently excellent food experience and, if you like to dance, a great social experience too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buzzing
    Coko61
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A vibrant and buzzing place. Noisy but not overpowering. Good food and great atmosphere. Not necessarily the place for a quiet romantic dinner but if you want some live music and dancing after dinner this is the place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VEE4VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    They renovated, refurnished since we visited last year so it was a very good visit this year. Last year the live music was rather loud but this year the live music was there but it was rather pleasant.The food was very good and so was the service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've been to Palm Dessert many times, staying at the JW Marriott over the years and just heard about The Nest so we had to check it out.. fun a fun night.. we have 16 of us and it was a blast! great food and the bar side for the late evening was a lot of fun!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Nest
    Ink1VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Unexpected. Diverse crowd. Very busy and loud on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food & service excellent. Do you wanna dance? This IS the place 7 nights a week. Live music.. Gifted musicians.. Great vibes and so much FUN!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    PCHSUMMER
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very good food and service and always high energy in the bar. One of the very few places with music and dancing for folks 40 and older. You'll have a great time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Place-Music
    wonderfuloxnardVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have visited the Nest many times over the past 35 years, however, the new ownership has vastly improved the food. The special Parmesan Crusted Cod was delicious, and my husband's cabbage rolls a departure from the tomato sauce loaded version of the past. Our waiter snagged us a table in the packed bar where piano music had brought in the locals, and we noted that both the older and younger crowd were enjoying the music and dancing. Still a great place.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sheila
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Very much enjoyed our dinner! Service was attentive and the food was good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    KreativeKeli
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were staying at a resort in Indian Wells and looking for a restaurant for my birthday celebration dinner. Found this place by searching Yelp where it got very high ratings. The food was AMAZING! I got the parmesan crusted filet of sole and my husband got the shrimp scampi. We were both 100% satisfied. The wedge salad was delicious too with blue cheese crumbles, bacon and tomato. The waiters were super friendly and helpful. The live music from the bar was not too loud and added to the ambience in the room. For 2 people with dinner and 3 drinks, the total was about $100. There are slightly less expensive options, but it was fine for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinning Experience!
    Frenchman
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I was in Palm Desert for the week-end with family and had to find a place to celebrate my dad's 70th Bday. Look up on online for reviews and found "The Nest". Not only the food was delicious, but the service and atmosphere was great. Once you are done with dinner you can enjoy some 70s & 80s music and dance in the bar area. All the ingredients are there for a good and fun evening. The owners are there to greet you and add the personal touch. I will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than we remember
    NaranjaVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Okay! the food was great, even with a shortened selection for summer. We quit coming here years ago, but decided to give it a shot with the new owners. We were pleasantly surprised and will go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was Awesome!!
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I really enjoyed the Veal Milanese as it was melt in your mouth tender. My wife had the Capellini pasta with Mushrooms and enjoyed that as well. We opted to upgrade for the Kale Salad and were very impressed! Both of us love dessert and we really thought the banana cream pie was delicious. Our server was very attentive and we enjoyed our evening out! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best bar scene hands down
    Reviewlover
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was very good but not an intimate setting. But the main reason to come here is the bar. If you get there early you can nab a table in the bar and eat in there which is the only way to guarantee a spot. The locals own this place so it's very busy after 9. Get there early! The music is amazing. The night we went a singer from the temptations showed up and sang. Come in comfortable shoes because you will be dancing the night away.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad!!!
    Knowgoodfood
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have eaten here many times in the past; some time ago. We had the early bird "Prime" Rib Eye Steak that came with a couple of tablespoons of mashed potatoes, a couple of tablespoons of vegetables, a wedge salad (which was good) and a so called carrot cake. The 1/4 inch thick steak was about 1/3 fat and was one of the worst "steaks" I have ever had. We could have gone to Sizzler and had a better meal for a lot less than the just under $20 plus tax we were charged. I will NEVER go there again nor recommend it to anyone; just the opposite.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only place like it on earth!
    luvgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The Nest is a must see in the desert. Go for the dinner and be sure to start with the ever famous escargot. The night we dined Dodi had per prix fixe menu where for a mere $25 you get choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. That night we had the Clam Bisque which was creamy and had the consistency of vichyssoise with hints of buttery clams. For the entree start with the extra large double pork chop which was moist on the inside with a carmelly crust complemented by veggies and a starch. The desserts need a little help, and by this time we were full so we took our desserts home. Be sure to stay for the incredible entertainment, if you like people watching this is the place. The crowd changes the later it gets so be sure to stay late!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 30 years new again
    24summerheat
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    It's been many years since we tried this restaurant, primarily because it was showing it's age in many respects. However, after reading of it's new owners efforts to bring things back to life we gave it a try. Wonderful job! Ambiance was great, food even better. After a few Happy Hour drinks in the bar, we enjoyed a 30% off early bird meal that was just perfect. We will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • summer bargain in the desert
    desertfoodie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We frequent The Nest year round in the Palm Desert as it is one of our favorites. Good News is that if your reservation is prior to 6:00pm in the summer, your entire meal is 30% off!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Nest
    bettyboop
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food, service and ambience were all really good, it was just too noisy, couldn't even have a conversation with the other couple we were with
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous as usual
    Funandgreatfood
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    A great place for wonderful food and great fun in the bar /dance floor! Everyone there is happy! The owners see to it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    pmarti50
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The Next is always a favorite for dining and entertainment. Favorite of the locals
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dannigirl
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The Nest is always a fun, happening place with great music and the food is great as well! Dodi is always very personable and really tries to make every effort to take care of her customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Nite
    SnS2cents
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Perfect for all ages. Ate dinner for Restaurant Week and enjoyed the meal very much. Stopped over at the bar side and listened to the piana/singer and watched the crowd for a little while. It was nice, and fu. We wished we could have stayed longer as it looked like a fun spot for drinking and dancing after dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldest Swingers in Town?
    ClubberK
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had been told that the Nest was a lively bar/restaurant so decided to try it on our last night in Palm Springs using the REastaurant week deal. Meal eas mixed, my mushroom starter was that - 1 mushroom, while my pork chop was large and lovely. We were asked to move before we ate to allow a bigger party to sit, not a problem as we were at the edge looking out at the main room. Desert was tasty. Afterwards we went to lively bar scene were we spent a good hour or so laughing at the lounge lizards and plastic surgery queens all proving to each other that they were 'young n hip'. The live music was good but too many drunk people posing to really enjoy. Go if you like people watching or a re superfical like most of the crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DAVE
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    FOOD AND SERVICE ARE ALWAYS GREAT. WHENEVER WE ARE IN THE DESERT THE NEST IS ONE OF THE SPOTYS WE LOOK FORWARD TO.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the dancing!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I was excited to have dinner with my boyfriend, because I love the bar scene at the Nest. We were visiting friends in Palm Springs. The place was busy and the service was OK. My wedge salad had way toooo much dressing, which I returned and my steak was so rare I also had to return. The owner was very nice and took off my bill. For the price of the food, I do not think I would return to the dining room. I will go back for the dancing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 336 reviews are from the The Nest reviews archive.
  • Winter resident
    LocalG
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We enjoy The Nest for its good food, good service lively bar and dance floor. The wine list if above average and fairly priced. The restaurant is somewhat funky and dated but that's part of The Nest. It's always a fun experience and great for people watching.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TheNest
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great service and food selection. The owner and several other people came by to see how everything was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Nest
    desertrat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed a Mother's day dinner there. Food and service were impeccable. The ambiance of the dining room is comfortable with the table layout that gives you plenty of privacy. Yet, just steps away is the lounge area. They always have live bands and a very lively scene. Great way to top off the night even if you didn't dine there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best restaurant around!
    ShantelVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Special thanks to the beautiful owner, Dodi. She always goes out of her way to make sure everyone is happy and taken care of. A special thanks to Rosalee, who is absolutely exceptional! We call her the "Day Maker," because she makes everyone's day! We've been coming to The Nest for years to enjoy the music and atmosphere and recently started dining in their dining room. Their food is the best around! Not only will you receive the best service, but you'll also receive an evening of great music and entertainment and the best food around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Much Fun!
    JustAGuy
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Who would believe a bar jam packed with dancers at 8:30? and 11:30? The food was good and having a table was perfect for the show!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Hotspot Gem
    desertgirl952
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The Nest has done a complete 150 degree turnaround, from the delicious food to the entertainment and dancing in the lounge. Our dynamo waitress Heidi really made our evening great...she is a gem. Loved the whole experience and we just live down the street!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic and Fun
    NonicorVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We always have a great time here - up to and including dancing after dinner - where else can we do this?
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent food and fun
    Zadd
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Each time we visit the Palm Springs area, we dine and dance at The Nest. The food is great, the service is friendly/outstanding, and the music and fun at the bar is exceptional. We can't imagine not visiting The Next on any trip we make to the area. We love it.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Evening
    JohnsTake
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We found the Nest comfortable, friendly and the food was priced right and very good. The bar looks like fun and the music and singer terrific.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate