Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn
**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.
Due to County and State Regulations, The Casablanca Lounge is currently closed.
8oz. Filet Mignon Medallions, Cognac-Mushroom Sauce. Prepared table side
Chicken Pot Pie
Classic Bchamel Sauce, Mirepoix, English Peas, Puff Pastry
Wilted Spinach Salad
Warm Bacon-Dijon Vinaigrette, Boiled Eggs; Prepared Table Side
Classic Old Palm Springs setting. Wonderful food, service, and ambience. A bit pricey, but well worth it.
We were visiting Palm Springs for my boyfriend’s birthday. I made reservations through OpenTable before hand and subsequently spoke with the manager to request Frank Sinatra’s table for the occasion. The manager was extremely helpful and accommodating. From the moment we walked in through the door for our reservation, we were greeted warmly. We did arrive early so we had a drink at the bar and our bartender was friendly and an expert mixologist. Our server, David, was gracious, knowledgeable and timed our dinner perfectly. He even brought out a birthday dessert. Overall, a perfect evening and delicious dinner. Recommend the escargot, wedge salad and steaks. Oh, and don’t forget dessert. The creme brulee was out of this world. We will definitely be visiting again next time we are in town.
My husband and I reserved at this restaurant for a wedding-anniversary dinner. We requested outdoor seating, and reviewed the menu in advance to find something we could eat. (We are on a specific diet.) The website also indicated a jacket-required dress code for men. When we arrived, we were informed that they were not serving outside, so we're placed in a dark corner inside. As we sat in our corner, it was clear that there was no particular dress code for men. The menu was much more limited than the one we saw online. And, the prices were high. The staff were very nice and accommodating, but had we realized that outdoor seating was not an option, we would have gone elsewhere.
Perhaps they have changed chefs after.covid. food was ok but bland risotto had little taste, salmon same and escsarfot similar. Wanted so much for.it to be better and perhaps. Next time it will as they are opened longer
The ambience and historic atmosphere of the restaurant made for a wonderful date night! The service was extraordinary. I would highly recommend this hidden gem!
what a beautiful meal we had.. The french martini was oh la la and every detail perfect.
We ate outside, but next time we would like to be inside the amazing location.
If you're looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or just treat yourself to a luxurious dining experience, go to Melyvn's. A wonderful menu - the food does not disappoint. White tablecloths, servers dressed impeccably offering the high level of service you would expect in an establishment like this. If you want to feel fancy, book a table for a meal at Melvyn's.
We had a great time. Place has been refurbished and looks and feels much better. However.....food needs to go up a notch for the price. Expensive and not that special for classic food choices.
Everything was wonderful as it took me back to the heyday of Hollywood. The only recommendation I would make is this; many of their menu items would be greatly benefited by having them prepared and served “table side”. Overall my thanks to the staff for a fabulous evening!
Beautiful restaurant fabulous service but I ordered the mushroom risotto it was very disappointing the salad ,desert and escargot were delicious but not the risotto
Returned to one of our favorite restaurants once the pandemic restrictions were eased. Melvin's did not disappoint. Tables were already generously spaced and very little had to be done to meet social distancing standards. The food under the new Chef is still brilliant and the service was Sublime. So happy to welcome Melvin's back in our lives.
Menu offers steak diane for $48. You will not get steak diane, which is prime steak butterflied, pounded into medallions, and cooked flambé in the sauce. You will get a filet cooked on the grill and served plated with the sauce separately.
Menu offers a tagliatelle bolognese, $36. The plate came with packet elbow pasta and mystery meat.
The bar has live music with the piano amplified to a painful level and is heard in the dining room. Different music is piping into the dining room, so customers must hear both.
Service personnel are disobliging and rude. Their attitude seems to be shut up and eat what we give you.
This was a long time high-end restaurant until the owner passed a couple of years ago. A corporation now owns the place and standards are in the gutter.
In years ago, it was a Frank Sinatra hangout. If Frank was served what is served now, it would have ended up on the wall.
Not surprising there were only three tables seated at prime time.
All very sad. If this is the best they can do for sky high prices, it really is to time to close the doors.
Celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in this historic restaurant! Excellent food, service and ambiance! All sanitary measures in place. Highly recommend!
Melvyn’s is one of the most historic and romantic restaurants in the Palm Springs area, and even with occasional upgrades, they continue to exude grace, tradition, and excellence in every category. The safety measures are top notch, so guests shouldn’t have to unnecessarily worry, while dining there.
What a wonderful night!!! To be back at Melvyn’s is so special. If I could give more than 5 Stars I would.
Worth the visit to a Palm Springs institution. Great bfast and ambiance.
If culinary nostalgia is your thing, then Melvyn's is the place for you. The chef does 60's cuisine with aplomb. Beef Wellington, pot pies and assorted dishes not found on too many menus are here to be appreciated by those seeking remembrances of things past. Beware! Recapturing the past will cost you.
We had a wonderful time at Melvyn's. We arrived 5-10 min early and sat at the bar to have a cocktail before dinner as we had heard the bartender- and the cocktails were amazing. The rumors were not wrong; the bartender cooked up two classics- a Cosmo and a Lemon Drop that were so good! Next time we will come a bit earlier so we can enjoy the bar seating- good people watching! When we were led into the restaurant we were on the patio (despite the fact that when I made the reservation on Open Table I asked for indoor seating). At first we were disappointed. It felt like we were being banished to the kids table, and felt like tourists outside, regulars inside. Our outstanding server Brandon (Atilla) changed our minds. The ambience was nice, food very good, but it was Brandon that was exceptional. When we come back to Palm Springs area next year for the Indian Wells tennis tournament we plan on returning to Melvyn's, but this time, instead of asking for inside or outside seating, we will be asking to be seated with Brandon. Amazing service, exceptional human!
Service was truly excellent!
A wonderful experience for my wife and myself
We want there for our anniversary dinner while we were I town and couldn't have been more pleased.
We will definitely come back
Richard our waiter was beyond attentive, knowledgeable & friendly! SCOTT was also friendly! We will return again next year!
Melvyn's is always a special experience. Love the patio for lunch with a friend. Thinking that lettuce other than Boston head lettuce would be a better choice for a salad.
From out of town. Read good reviews and our friends who have been to Palm Springs all recommended this restaurant.
Brought first time friends here for a taste of old Palm Springs. Ambience was good, festive. What I had hoped. Food was slow getting out, fortunately we had no place to go. Food was good, not great. My asparagus was almost raw and was supposed to have truffle shavings which I never saw. Friend had a backed potato which was under cooked and a black spot in the middle. Had to send it back.
When the bill came we were overcharged a glass of wine and the potato. We got it all sorted out but sort of out a damper on the evening. Not sure I will be going back.
Great place, good food, entertaining waiter - good pacing - not rushed
Archetypal Palm Springs. Lively, a bit eccentric and great fun.
Expensive but overall good. My wife and I had their special for the night ....lobster pasta. Good but very rich and heavy.
Appetizers escargot was excellent.
Another fabulous evening at Melvyn's! We were warmly greeted and seated immediately in the Hollywood Room at a very special table. Peter was our server and he is fantastic! So much fun and so attentive. We split a very delicious Caesar salad; I had the incredibly good beef wellington and my husband had the pasta special which was with a whole lobster tail. Both were fantastic. We were celebrating our anniversary and were full from the meal but Peter brought out a delicious and very light anniversary dessert. Melvyn's is one of our very favorite restaurants and offers a beautiful setting with very attentive service and delicious food.
Great experience. Old school service with personality. Stephen, our waiter, was attentive, professional but not snobby. Food was excellent and wine recommendations were on point. A bonus is you can actually carry on a conversation without shouting.
Very disappointed. We have been there before and we're back to celebrate a milestone birthday but will not be back again Richard was our waiter and was not attentive but seemed to have time to schmooze with the bar staff, and one of the entrees was incorrect. We asked twice for three separate checks and he kept saying, " three cards". When one bill came, after figuring who owed what amount, he argued with us about how to leave the tip. When you pay this much for food, drink and ambiance you shouldn't be disappointed.
Delightful from start to finish. Remarkable Staff, Lovely Dining Room, Delicious Food. Plus live music every night! Make time to visit the bar. The Ingelside Inn is an enchanting property too.
Reservation was at 8:15pm so the place was more then half empty when we arrived. Surprisingly, the host sat us at the first round table in the middle of the dining room, in the direct path of the kitchen and exiting the restaurant. As you can imagine, we had to endure every patron that left the restaurant that night as well as the flow of servers to and from the kitchen. Also, it took 15 full minutes after being seated before our server, an incredibly elderly gentleman arrived, introduced himself as our server and and asked “are you ready to order.” We politely told him we had not even received a menu and we would certainly like to order a cocktail first. One of our oysters was so badly mangled when it was opened it should have never been served, especially considering the price! The frisée salad with “warm bacon vinaigrette” was cold, as was the poached egg served on top. I will say the steak was delicious and cooked properly. Sadly, the near $800 the four of us spent on dinner was not worth it. Sorry Melvyn’s, you got it all wrong with this group.
Very enjoyable evening. Always good food & service @ Melvyn’s
Food isn't remarkable here. When I asked that they add cheese to the scrambled eggs, they brought out a plate of three slices of American cheese. instead of mixing it with the eggs. That was hugely disappointing. For a truly good Americaan breakfast, go somewhere closer - like Spencer's or Wilma & Frieda's.
Food was good. Weeks ago I made this reservation for inside seating and it was over 30 minutes late and we were sat outside. Waiter was very distracted and kind of rude. Maybe it was an off night?
It was great really. Everything. Well, it's pricey. I had a glass of Mumms champagne and my date had a perfect margarita at the bar waiting for our table and it was $51. Our dinner was $220 each had glass of wine, appetizer, entre-no coffee, no desert. Another $10 to valet. So if you don't mind $350-$400 for a night out, it's a great adventure! Yes, I'll go back.
Great place for the Palm Springs Experience. I am big Sinatra fan so it was a perfect evening. The Bar was fun, service was great and the food was very good.
Food and service were excellent. We sat in a room that faced outside and enjoyed the view.
Have been to Melvyns many times for both lunch and dinner. My wife and I have never been disappointed in their lunch menu, but after having dinner on 2/29/20 we will never go back. The appetizers (we both had escargots) were lukewarm and bland with nary a hint of garlic. My wife had the breast of chicken (once again bland and lukewarm) and I had the Steak Diane cooked at the table. I requested medium rare and received a very rare, rubbery piece of 1/4 inch beef. Our waiter, Dennis, bolted out of sight after serving us or I would have sent everything back. To be fair they were busy but for the prices they charge one would think they would be more attentive. Substandard food and service to say the least. We will NOT be back for dinner.
Food quality not what is was a year ago. Disappointed !
Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 2288 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.