Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn

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2027 reviews
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Melvyn's Restaurant at the Ingleside Inn is open for dinner 7 days a week. The main dining room experience is tailored to guests who want to dress up and make it an exciting and elegant evening. Melvyn's offers table side service for parties of 6 or less.

**Dress code required. Casual Elegance: no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, beachwear, or t-shirts. Collared shirts and slacks are required and jackets are recommended.

The Casablanca Lounge is open at 11AM daily and features live entertainment 7 days a week starting at 7PM Monday- Thursday and 8PM Friday-Saturday.

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Sun 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Tue 6:00PM - 7:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Thu 6:00PM - 7:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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JS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an awesome experience. So glad we went here. Made my parents 50th Anniversary a very special one.

NS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place remains the secret of Palm Springs. It’s the real OG atmosphere, forget about all of those new hotels and restaurants trying to recreate what Melvyn’s has had for ever. The updated menu is great and service is incredible.

A
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful place! We had a great time here. The service the food and the ambiance are just simply perfect for a classy summer night out in Palm Springs!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful birthday experience for my husband! The ambiance, fun and attentive service, as well as wonderful food made for a great evening.

e
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were honored to be at the Boss' table and were treated as such. Fantastic!

R
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good. The service was excellent. The room was peaceful and elegant.

FD
Palm Springs
309 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

During the daylight, Melvyn's is charming, historic, and nostalgic... and quite informal and convivial. After dark, it's a bit "dress-up," but more in attitude than in dress code (smart casual is just fine!). Fulfilling the promises of a bygone era, doing very well in the present, and embracing the future, Melvyn's is more than a tradition... It's an institution! So romantic!

KW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was like stepping into another time. Great ambiance, impeccable service , food , and drinks! This place is a must go! The pictures of stars on the wall of the piano bar are classics. What a wonderful experience!!

NL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere Can't wait to go again

b
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Steven was very professional with a great sense of humor. He pointed out the prix fixe specials and told us the price without us having to ask. The shrimp scampi was especially delicious.

DO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb as usual, celebrated our golden retriever that we had to put to sleep on the Thursday before.

R
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melyn's is a Palm Springs treasure! Special occasion or just a special treat to yourself. Exceptional service set in dinning room fit for a movie star. New Chef has updated the menu with outstanding selections while also retaining some classic favorites. High recommend!

b
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food great

Decor looking a bit tired

Service great

All in all a good night out

R
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. The food was exceptional it was a perfect evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely space, attentive service, made me feel special! Food was perfect!

SH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My only complaint about Melvyn’s is their dress code for men. Clearly they don’t enforce it. There was a group of guys wearing t-shirts. I felt like a damn fool carrying around my sport coat when it was 115 out. So, either enforce it or get rid of it.

IF
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We haven’t been to Melvyn’s in a year. The changes aren’t to our liking. The service is still outstanding, but the menu is much more prosaic. We used to look forward to bottomless champagne, Cobb salad tossed table side and filet mignon eggs Benedict. Now the Cobb is just like you can get anywhere. Gone are the interesting menu items like the filet Benedict and no more delicious muffins that we’ve enjoyed over the years. And bottomless champagne — $25 per person! Will we return? Yes, but we long for some of the past Sunday brunch amenities.

CS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was even better than I expected after reading a lot of reviews. Across the board, my favorite little hidden gem in Palm Springs. Everyone was very friendly. Our server was excellent. I love how attentive all of the staff was. Even the Pianist asked me how I was doing that day. Sometimes it's those little things called common courtesy that matter. It's hard to find nowadays. I have been telling everyone about it. Can't wait to go back.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents and my husband and I trying a restaurant we all have never been to before. And everyday with my parents (ages 96 and 87) is a special occasion! We all had a great time.

AS
Los Angeles
432 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was my first visit to Melvyn's after their recent remodel. Melvyn's is "old school" Palm Springs, with an updated look. The food is very straightforward and classic. I opted for the Prix Fixe menu, which came with several options for each course. The escargots were prepared properly, nestled in a rich buttery sauce with a hint of orange zest and served with a crusty bread. The petite filet mignon with béarnaise sauce and crusty roasted potatoes was a tender and tasty main course with just the right preparation and size. The cheesecake with raspberry coulis was a nice ending to a satisfying meal. My friend was disappointed with the signature Vichyssoise soup, which has been a staple at Melvyn's for years. Instead of the traditional classic glass over ice, the soup was served in a ceramic crock. It was room temperature, instead of chilly, which is a important serving consideration. Service, as always was formal and polite. My friends commented that the bathrooms looked messy and unkept - always a concern at a restaurant. All in all, I enjoyed my meal but am not ready to rush back soon, considering the many new dining options in Palm Springs.

BS
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was an enjoyable meal. We especially appreciated the quiet atmosphere. We were slightly disappointed. There was no WOW factor. Everything was satisfactory.

DC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 3

Been going there for years. The food had no flavor. Escargots should be loaded with garlic so bland. Filet mignon had no taste but cooked to order.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived up to the hype of old
Charm steakhouse.

T
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The staff made us feel like we were regular guests.

G
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always elegant, always first class. Old school charm. The beef wellington was stupendous. Most delicious flaming bananas foster. My husband had the steak diane which was prepared tableside. Perfect place to take your parents and for entertaining. Always ask for Peter to be your server. Your evening will be perfection

V
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A classic Palm Springs place- with all the old school feels without being cheesy. Obviously the place to be in Palm Springs. We had the best table and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Only downside is their wine cellar had a broken cooling unit so all the wine was way too warm.
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Will definitely go back next time we visit- more than once!!

GI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melvyn’s is old school at its finest! Pricey but worth it. Be sure and ask Matt, the maître d’, for a story. He has some great ones.

U
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Melvyn’s is a Palm Springs experience. It’s absolutely beautiful on a resort that is private, small and exquisite. It’s old Palm Springs. The service was top notch and the layout of tables was spacious and comfortable. The issue is the food. It wasn’t bad but certainly quite average and not worth the steep price. I had the price fix as did my date. The escargot was fine. Not superior but tasty. The main dish of a 6 oz filet however seemed rather tasteless and the two sauces it came with were overly potent. The cheesecake dessert was fine but not much above any other. Overall I’d take an out it town guest there but perhaps for lunch not dinner.

m
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this romantic little getaway always good food and ambience

OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is excellent. Highly recommend!

R
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great time. Everything was outstading food was outstanding
Just a very good time

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to catch up with friends over a quiet and great dinner and good conversation, service was great along with the prefix dinner.

p
New England
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time dining at Melvyn's and it did not disappoint. Will always have dinner there when in Palm Springs. It is the best!!!!

SA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We took our mother there at her request for her 84th birthday...kind of a walk down memory lane. For 3 of us the out the door (including tip) was just about $400 we did have a 1/2 bottle of Champagne and mom had 2 martinis...we brought our own wine and the corkage was only $25.00. The food (IMO) was so-so..the service spectacular, and my mom was so happy (which is all that mattered). Our waiter did tell us they are preparing to revamp the menu so perhaps then the food will be more interesting. I can tell you not to order the chicken with brussels, my mom enjoyed her fish and my brother enjoyed his scampi.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant great dining experience

JC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly had the best time. The food was amazing as was the service. One of the best dinners we've had in a long time.

S
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful surprise! We were looking for an old-time Palm Springs evening and that’s exactly what we found at Melvyn’s. Peter, our server at the restaurant, gave us awesome service and it was an incredible meal. Then we went to the bar which was very fun with lots of different types of people and lots of dancing. We will make it a mainstay of our trips to Palm Springs.

DA
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place for Lunch and Dinner. The staff is very attentive.

S
Palm Springs
61 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoy going to Melvyn’s for brunch or lunch, but we continue to see changes to the menu and in the kitchen, that make us loyal followers, feeling frankly uncomfortable. When your Wagyu beef hamburger description, deliciously describes smoked bacon and sautéed onions as part of the burger, and sliced white onions and no bacon arrives on a thin patty, it is a huge disappointment, when you expect it to be the best bite ever. A side of Parmesan fries came on our plates, while another burger - with fries was delivered to a nearby table in a metal container to keep them crisp and hot. How can a kitchen serve food so inconsistent in plating, or so apart from listed ingredients? VERY DISAPPOINTING, and not to Melvyn’s usual high standards. I refuse to believe that I was to expect this rushed burger on Father’s Day. Staff was great and understanding as usual, but I chose to make my complaint here. We will return, but I guess we will have be very specific that we want exactly the menu description reads.

SM
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Unsure why they have a wine list, but no wine. Chose 2 different bubbly's and they had neither in stock. Finally asked what they did have. Also, service was slow and tired. Not my favorite spot in PS, service could be improved and we do miss the bottomless champagne.

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