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About Melvyn's Restaurant
Melvyn's Restaurant at the Ingleside Inn is open 100% to entertain all our guests. The Formal Dining Room is open serving those guests who want to dress up and make it an exciting adventurous evening. Table side service is available in the Formal Dining Room only. One new addition to Melvyn's Restaurant is the Garden Patio, now serving dinner to those more casually dressed. Feel free to come in with jeans and tee-shirts and enjoy the casual dining experience. The entire menu is available with the exception of table side service, the meals will be prepared in the kitchen. The Casablanca Lounge is open with entertainment 7 nights a week starting at 8:00 pm. We are excited to share our restoration taking the restaurant back to the 1970's when Mel Haber first opened Melvyn's.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Sunday 8:00 am–11:00 am
Saturday – Sunday 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Monday – Friday 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Monday –Thursday, Sunday 6:00 pm– 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Open Christmas Day 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Dinner $75.00 plus tax & gratuity
New Years Eve 5:30 pm seating $105 plus tax & gratuity
10:00 pm seating $175 plus tax & gratuity
New Years Day Open
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Valet parking available during hours of operation. Public and street parking are also available.
Private Party Facilities:
Melvyn's is fabulous for Holiday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, company events, family reunions, and more. Melvyn's can provide fabulous service for a small gathering for dinner and drinks, to a large wedding reception for 125, complete with a Dance floor, Open bar and Entertainment.
Private Party Contact:
Brian Ellis: (760) 325-2323
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Perfect setting for weddings, meetings or private parties. Custom menus are available for any budget.
Melvyn's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We eat here once in a while, but something has change with food since Mel passed.
The steak I had was not as good of a piece of meat as I have had in the past, too much fat and gristle. My wife had the lobster pot pie (her favorite) and it was not as soupy and flavorful as in the past.
So something has changed in the food area, otherwise great place.
The food at Melvyn’s was excellent, with a great selection of entrees, salads, soups, and desserts. The wine list was good, with some reasonably priced offerings. Suggest that the selection of crisp dry white wines be expanded to reflect choices from eastern France. The ambiance was good, and very conducive to easy table conversation. The service left much to be desired; our waiter made us feel rushed when we ordered our meals, very rushed as we ate our meals, and even more rushed when we tried to order dessert. We decided not get dessert because of this extremely rude and insensitive treatment. Needlessly to say, the management should have some words with their wait staff to remind them about the importance of being polite to and patient with their customers!!!!!!!!! This was a very unfortunate finish to an otherwise lovely dining experience! It will be a long while before I take any of my friends to Melvyn’s.
To the new Ownership of Plump Jack: We are fairly new to Palm Springs, but love our home, the area, the people and great dining - and that’s why we frequent Melvyn’s, particularly on the weekends for brunch. Melvyn’s was introduced to us by close Palm Spring friends, who have been coming to dine here for years. They know what good, consistent food is. We adore the original menu, the accommodating and friendly staff, and the great management chops of Brian and his team. We understand the change in ownership, and to expect changes with the interior and with the kitchen. I can live with the interior adjustments, but I cannot live with extreme kitchen and menu changes. I have to interject, that the service staff, were extremely loyal to the current menu choices, albeit with change. I had to push hard to understand what were the differences now, in the Melvyn’s Cobb Salad. Hard to imagine and hard to visualize to Loyalists like me. Needless to say, for both my husband and myself, the “new” Cobb Salad was definitely NOT up to Melvyn’s quality. I understand that the original chef is no longer there, but I am not here to criticize the new chef. But you must understand, that like in San Francisco, we do not tolerate well, menu content/presentation changes in upscale restaurants. We respectfully demand, that the original Melvyn’s Cobb Salad be returned to its original glory! I don’t want to see half grape tomatoes all over my plate, or iceberg lettuce replaced by Romaine in leafy chunks. I want the same perfectly chopped salad that brought me there in the first place and made me happy. I love Romaine, but not in this salad. PLEASE reinstate the original recipe! If you can continue with the same original Chicken Pot Pie, then you can revive and continue Melvyn’s Original Cobb Salad. There is a huge difference! And without the precise small chop, the current salad is a failure. Please respect the original menu. Thank you.
Melvyn's is iconic, and my wife and I made reservations well in advance for our honeymoon dinner. We noted this in our reservation request and hoped we would be placed in a secluded romantic spot, but that didn't happen. As luck would have it, the table across from us had a long and vocal disagreement with the management that dampened our experience. The food was ok, but the wine choices by the glass were very limited. If there was a valet parking attendant, he must have been on a smoke break and we had difficulty parking. Overall, it felt like a very private club where we were guests who were tolerated but not welcomed.
We love Melvyn's and wanted our friends visiting from Houston to experience it as well. We were not told the restaurant was under renovation and we would be sitting in the patio area but it worked out just fine. Michael Healy entertained us royally and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Richard was our excellent waiter and he did a fabulous job. The house salad is always so delicious and fresh. My filet of sole melted in my mouth and was perfectly prepared. My husband had the lamb shank and he loved it. Our other guests each had a filet that they said was delicious. The Caymus wine was the perfect accompaniment to our dinners preceded by ice cold martinis to start. The carrot cake was divine and the cheesecake was fabulous. We had another wonderful evening at our favorite spot in the desert. Highly recommend. Cannot wait to seethe restaurant when the remodel is finished.
This is our second time dining at Melvyn's and they are just as amazing as we remembered from the first time. Even though they are undergoing a renovation, the staff is doing a fantastic job of working around their own back-area construction chaos and still maintaining their high standards of customer service. A sense of humor and their positive attitude makes up for anything that may seem out of the ordinary for a higher end restaurant. The food was fantastic, recommendations for wine spot-on and service impeccable. I highly recommend this historical gem as it has rapidly become our favorite foodie haunt when we come to Palm Springs.
Our first visit to Melvyn's was disappointing. Our second visit was VERY disappointing. There probably won't be a third visit. We had heard so much about Melvyn's. "It is an institution", our friends said. For our first visit we had a 7pm dinner reservation and arrived around 6:15 for a pre-dinner drink at the bar! Well, the bar was closed for a private function. We were rushed over to a table in the back corner and tried to make the best of our Happy Hour, but the staff seemed to rush us into ordering. That was in November of 2016. We decided to give it another try last month for my birthday. The website stated that the "Inn" was under renovation, but the restaurant remained open. We made the same 7pm reservation and arrived at 6pm for Happy Hour. We arrived to find a chain and padlock on the doors to the restaurant. A glassed in patio (extremely loud) had been turned into a makeshift bar and restaurant. We decided to stay and make the best of it, starting at a very small table near the door. After 10 minutes, we finally had to ask if someone would take our order, or if we needed to go to the bar ourselves. We watched as three other couples arrived expecting a nice dinner at Melvyn's as we had, only to be disappointedly shuffled into the patio area. Because of the noise, we asked to be moved to the back corner and once again had an early dinner. A member of the staff jokingly asked us if we needed earplugs! They seemed to be as surprised as we were about the restaurant being closed. I just don't think I could stomach a third disappointment, especially at some of the most expensive prices in Palm Springs. I do have to say that the food was very good and despite the bad service at the bar, our service at the table was very good.
I was very disappointed to find out that the restaurant was under renovation when we arrived. We ate in the revised patio dining area as the main dining area was closed. Moreover, I was disappointed that there was no table service. In the past I have enjoyed the Chateaubriand prepared table side. I wish someone had contacted me to inform me of the renovation. I have totally enjoyed my prior dining experiences at Melvyn's but tonight's experience was not good.
I'm sorry to say we were "under-whelmed." The food was just OK. The service was not great (lots of confusion, not particularly knowledgeable or attentive or friendly). And the prices are quite high, which lead me to expect a much better experience. I understand that the menu changed a few weeks ago and I hope that they're still ironing out the kinks, but I was quite disappointed by my experience there yesterday evening.
Oh, and the selection of wines by the glass was quite limited. I wish I could tell you about the rest of their wine list, but it was never offered, despite the fact that we asked about wine.
My wife and I were having a little tete-a-tete to celebrate our wedding anniversary. And we wanted to catch this restaurant while it still had the appearance and the ambiance of the 50s and 60s when all the big names dined there. It still had it for our visit. The food was amazing but the staff were beyond anything I have ever experienced-efficent, kind, humorous, knowledgable and treated everyone like they were a big name!! Anything that Id suggest? More vegetarian offerings and a table for two where I can look at my wife!! But really, 5 stars aren't enough.
I thought this restaurant was not as advertised. The food was not prepared tableside. It was prepared in the kitchen and then over cooked at the table so it was well done. The "captain " was surly and didn't listen to the order. We did not get all that we ordered. We were told they made bananas foster table side by the "captain " and then we it was ordered we were told they didn't have it tonight because they were renovating and redoing the menus. Then why advertise it and say it's available. Maybe it was just not available the one night we asked for it. Overall the feeling was the servers just didn't care and wished we would go. I usually tip 20% but the evening did not merit it. Save your time and money and go elsewhere. There are too many other places that want to earn your business. This place has had its time and should just close.
Melvyn's is a beautiful old-school dining experience and the staff could not be nicer or more professional. I would like to chastise some of the guests, though, who do not understand that there is an appropriate way to dress at upscale restaurants. It's shameful what some patrons wear that disrespect themselves, the location and other guests. Our whole dinner experience was wonderful until about 3/4 of the way in when a table of twenty-somethings (which is not my issue at all) sat down in front of us and one overly-dramatic woman was yakking non-stop at high volume. Fortunately we left not too longer after they arrived.
I hope that the new owners keep the charm and class of the place when they make needed renovations.
Stuck in time. Fun place to transport you back to another era. We would have enjoyed it more if our table was in the main dining area, but when we arrived for our 7:00 reservation, that dining room was filled, so we were seated in an adjacent room, divided by a wall and some Windows. Not one other table around us was taken, so it felt a little lonely, otherwise I would have given a 5 star for atmosphere.
Food was good, dated a bit , but we knew what to expect. Service was very nice and professional.
The bar is always a fun option.
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