Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn
Dress code required. Casual Elegance or Business Casual: no tank tops, flip flops, beachwear, or t-shirts. Collared shirts, slacks and jackets preferred.
Been there so many times over the years. Always excellent. Brian is a person who should be training other hosts. He is that good with people.
Melvyn’s is great - a real throwback to a swankier age.
The expression "the good old days" is embodied here. Melvyn's takes you back to a time when fine dining included each of the following: a stylish yet comfortable atmosphere, prompt and friendly service, appropriate portions, an appropriate dress code, absolutely delicious and welll-presented food, and all at a reasonable price.
If it was good enough for Frank Sinatra, it's good enough for you.
Celebrated my parents 50th Anniversary and had a fantastic night !! Such a great atmosphere, excellent food and nice strong cocktails !! We will be back often !!
Awesome service, wonderfully prepared meals and old school ambience. Also a surprisingly hopping bar scene!
Great restaurant. Every time we come to Palm Springs we come to Mervyn'S for dinner.
We've been to Melvyn's a few times and have always had a great time. This most recent, however, was not as good as previous visits. We arrived on time for our Friday 7:00 pm reservation and were kept waiting 45 minutes for a table. This is really unacceptable. We were invited to move our party to the bar, but we were not offered a complimentary beverage to compensate for the inordinate wait. After thirty minutes of standing in the entry (we did not choose to go to the bar), we heard that an ambulance had been called. Ten minutes later, paramedics arrived, and we were told our table would be ready as soon as the paramedics left. Five minutes after that, we were taken to a table, but the paramedics hadn't left, so one of us couldn't be seated as that chair would have blocked the path of the gurney. No apologies, no complimentary dessert. Nothing. In future, we should book a table at 9:00 pm when the place has begun to empty out. All that notwithstanding, the food is delicious, and the setting is nicely old fashioned.
Food was excellent. Old school dining with steak diane and a huge pot pie. Bananas foster was not on dessert menu, but we asked if they would make it and they did.
Very good service.
Wide and varied menu.
We are locals and look forward to our next dinner here.
it is a very old crowd..Not many younger people, it was still fun and lively!
You feel like it is old days of Frank Sinatra..
Valentine’s Day is always a busy time so service is a little varied. Food was good though and waiter was lovely. Just very busy
Everything was great
We have been to Melvyn’s several times and the service was always excellent. Not sure what was going on as although it was Valentines Day, we were there for lunch and only 1 dining room was open. The waiters were confused, bringing out food and then taking it away. We had to ask for ketchup 3 times.
very old and limited menu, not really performed well. No specials that night. Wine menu good and very reasonable. Not high on my list.
Melvin’s was really fun. A step back in time. Ambiance was perfect. Great art, waiters in black tie scurrying around doing table side preparations. Food was great. I had escargot, steak Diane and a chocolate soufflé. All wonderful. My wife had caesar salad, sole piccata and a shared soufflé. All were perfect. Great drinks and wine. Not everybody would appreciate the experience but we certainly did.
The experience, environment and food are top notch, and we will be back again soon!
It's always delightful at Melvyns's! It's one of few restaurants in Palm Springs where you can hear your dining companions-AND the food and service is the BEST!
We were there the night of the transition from Plumpjack to
Nothing like old
Loved our first dining experience at Melvyn’s & will definitely be back!
I’ve been wanted to try Melvyn’s for some time. I selected the more casual outdoor patio area because I wanted an informal setting. Overall, food was good (a bit on the salty side). The service was adequate (at best). The server dropped our charcuterie plate on our table without giving us any information (very unusual). Had to wait an unusual amount of time for appetizers and then our entrees were rushed to our table.
Finally, Poor bar selection and my martini was warm.
A bit disappointing. I’m hoping the formal dining room offers a more delightful experience because last night was a big disappointment.
Was disappointed in quality of the food and it's preparation. Meat was sub-par and the vegetables were somewhat undercooked.
A throw back to another era (which I remember well). Excellent service, great food & wonderful classic cocktails.
Friends from Florida and NJ came to town and we wanted to show them the best of Classic Palm Springs. From the genteel waiters to the table side performance that produced and incredible Steak Au poivre as well as a bananas Foster, every minute was pure joy. The oysters were incredible and our table of eight then moved to the dance floor where we danced to a Frank Sinatra-esq singer who did a fabulous job.
The crowd is both gay and straight and definitely trending toward an average age of 60ish but it’s lively, fun and an excellent value.
Sister’s Birthday! Beautiful evening in every way!
We love Melvyn’s. From the moment we approach the front door to the moment we step out, we are able to relax and forget about life’s pressures. The service is so professional! Having your meal prepared table-side just makes it feel that much more special. Thank you for providing a true dining experience at a fair price.
Delightful. A throwback but delicious menu and our waiter Bobby made our visit perfect with dedicated service and celebrity stories.
Cozy atmosphere. Loved the history of the establishment. Food was great. Our service in dining area was great. Our service at the bar was poor. We have visited the establishment several times, each time bringing out of town guests and each time the bartender was unattentive and rude. The establishment could be so much better with someone behind the bar with some personality.
Appreciated the special chocolate tart for our birthdays. Richard was gracious and helpful.
The quality of the food was excellent!
Everything was fresh, delicious, and not too heavy. We will come back soon for dinner!
Always a great time. Food excellent, a definite throw back to a bygone era. Nice to know you can revisit it every once and awhile.
First time I’ve been unhappy with my lunch experience here. Our waitress was new and knew absolutely nothing about the menu or what she was doing. Kept apologizing but that is not what patron should expect at a nice restaurant like this. They were very busy and management should have had her spend a couple days in the kitchen with the chef to learn about the menu options, how they are prepared and something as simple as the bread options.
Not her fault, but bad management here obviously. This is normally a great option but it does appear as though they have a high turnover of waiters. something is wrong at the top. Food was excellent as usual. Keep the Chef, hire new management!
Everyone fantastic from Maitre d’s to funny waiter! Terrific
I took friends visiting from Michigan. They enjoyed the dining experience. Our waiter was excellent. The valet met us at the car and ushered us inside with an umbrella due to rain. Beautiful covered outdoor eating. I will return. I had the chateaubriand and it was excellent.
This is our second dining experience at the restaurant. We gave it a second chance after five years, taking into consideration the aftersale effects.
However, the wine bottle selection left little to choice. The price was basically this or that. 80 dollars for a mediocre red.
Still, the sea bass was delicious and the salmon quite nice. The French onion soup was overly salted and was heavy, almost too rich. A lack of delicacy certainly with a big lump of wet bread and cheese as the center piece.
On a positive note the service became better and less chatter among the servers when it got busier in our patio room.
Always, the bar atmosphere and bar tenders are great. Just not a likable dining experience for us.
Thank you and continued good fortune, Cassandra Joseph.
Classic elegance, great ambiance, food, service, and entertaiment. Can listen or dance in the bar.
A great and classic restaurant with a mid century modern appeal. You get the feeling Sinatra used to eat there and apparently he did.
I have eaten there since 1980. Excellent always. Locals make up bulk of clientele.
Melvyn’s has preserved the cool and elegance of original Palm Springs. You can have casual table conversation without straining your voice or straining to hear your dinner companions. The menu includes classics. Service is quiet and impeccable. The table side cooking adds taste to food you won’t get any other way. I am thrilled this restaurant keeps this style going.
Our drinks and wine were tasty and appeared without fuss.
Later, music begins in the lounge and puts a delightful finish on the dinner.
I really like Melvyn’s. I look forward to trying the brunch !
Come once a week when in Palm Springs. Really fun and good food.