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Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn, Palm Springs, CA

Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn

4.5
4.5
3127 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
A timeless Palm Springs classic specializing in traditional American Fare with a modern twist. Located in the heart of Palm Springs, in the famous Ingleside Inn, Melvyns Restaurant features a full bar, dancefloor and piano lounge.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue 11:00 am–3:00 pm Wed–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon, Tue 11:00 am–3:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 325-2323

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Larry Monaco

  • Catering

    Perfect setting for weddings, meetings or private parties. Custom menus are available for any budget.

  • 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

    Antonio Alvarez: (760) 325-2323

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    Belardo

  • Parking details

    Public and street parking also available.

  • Entertainment

    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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,127 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Contemporary American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great
  2. AB

    AnneB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the best in Southern CA. Dined here 10 years ago & so pleased we came back. Great service & amazing food & wine. The piano bar just adds to the overall experience. Make a reservation. Well worth it.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed when we arrived last night and it was my partners birthday. We chose this restaurant particularly for this reason. I would at least have expected a call to say the restaurant was closed. Awful customer service. Have been to Palm Springs 3 times and my partner lives in La and I in FL, but will never give them another try.
  4. CS

    CharlieS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the most special restaurant in Palm Springs. The food is delicious, the service outstanding and the history makes it one of a kind.
  5. FJ

    FrankieJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The appetizers were good, but the main course - eye of rib eye was tough. Very pricey for the amount and quality of food.
  6. s

    steve

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melvyn's is always a wonderful experience. We have consistently received excellent service. Top-quality & great tasty food. All within a wonderful ambiance of the days gone by!
  7. PS

    PhilipS

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Melvyn's used to be a go to for kitsch and glamour simultaneously. While it is still gorgeous, the food is lacking ... $30 for an ordinary burger, or chicken pot pie where the chicken tastes old ... not worth it. Drinks fine, service good. This is not fine dining so prices should reflect that. Come on Plumpjack, you can and should do better with this historic and fabulous property.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a celebration dinner. We started with the house special Manhattan and had the crudo and porterhouse for two. Excellent all around!
  9. GL

    GLENNE

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    1) My wife sends back a bad glass of wine maybe once in 25 occasions. The response from Melvyn's was "what am I supposed to do with this one?" (I told them). I expect a lot of things from a restaurant, especially if it's high end. But to be in a confrontation with a waiter in the first 10 minutes is not one of them. The next issue is that we were not allowed any nuance in meat temperature. My wife wanted medium rare on the rarer side. The abrupt response was "No! You can have rare or medium, now which is it?" 2) One of our guests ordered Lobster. Melvyn's admitted they dropped it on the floor. A new one was produced quickly but it had a strange look and was tough and not able to be eaten. Our more than half serious guess was that they rinsed it off, threw it on the grill for 3 minutes and brought it back. To be fair the rest of the food was good. 3) I brought 6 people to Melvyn's that evening for a special occasion. (That is to say a total bill of $800 to $1000, to include $20 for a Manhattan, $70 for a steak, $10 bucks for non-complimentary valet before tip etc.). These are top end prices which I have no issue with if I have a top end dining experience. But we had a 7pm reservation, ordered by 7:30pm, and were not served until 8:40pm. There is no industry standard by which an hour and ten minutes is an acceptable time to wait. 4)The occasion was our anniversary for which we were honored with a 2 inch piece of flan with a single candle that the other 4 people got to watch us not eat. For that kind of money I think we had the right to expect far better and certainly more accommodative service. I have been to Melvyn's when he was still alive. I seriously doubt he would have abided our treatment. It's too bad because it's a nice looking place with a great history but if the name Melvyn's is supposed to be synonymous with fine dining in Palm Springs my guess is that he's rolling over in his grave.
  10. s

    siouxi31

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing evening at Melvyn's. The servers, and service, were wonderful! We made our reservation well in advance and shared the happy news that this dinner would be our wedding meal. We were married on the same day in Frank Sinatra's home. The hostess kindly took that into regard and seated us at Frank's table. It completed our "Sinatra experience". Thank you for the wonderful food and warm and attentive service.
  11. g

    gregl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good but over priced. Portions are small
  12. SM

    SilviaandMiles42

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Old world atmosphere.
  13. L

    angieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceptional Service. Can't say enough good things about Jose & the rest of the staff. Front greeter's and so on everyone is inviting and attentive. Patio was an excellent seating choice quiet and air conditioned. Would return to dine inside soon. Food was impeccable drinks are amazing - must have the Manhattan and Old Fashion. Don't just save this gem for a special occasion- can't wait to try lunch & brunch or plan staycation and order pool side.
  14. PG

    PeterG

    Palm Springs

    110 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Beef Wellington was not as tender as it has been on prior visits. We went to celebrate my friend's birthday and, even though the host acknowledged that as we checked in, Melwyn's didn't provide even a morsel of desert. I won't be celebrating occasions here in the future!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bday celebration. Server was awsome and food and ambiance was terrific
  16. K

    Kim3b

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, nice wine list. Ordered ribeye medium rare but it came medium. We chose to eat it rather than wait for another as we were very hungry. Get the loaded baked potato. The server discounted our bill due to the steak issue.
  17. TD

    ToddD

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Lovely place and good service. We were impressed to see Wagyu Babette on the menu and 3 of us ordered it. 2 were incredibly chewy, the 3rd was so bad and had so much gristle it was sent back and replaced with a different entree. The replacement entree should have had priority in the kitchen but it didn't, and it took nearly 45 minutes to arrive. To top that all we were presented with a demand for $10 to valet park. As as the entry drive is narrow and vehicles stack up when arriving we didn't see the small sign with the fee but the $10 dinner valet fee was the same as overnight valet parking. Unbelievable and unacceptable.
  18. JR

    JonR

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the table side food options. Was a little noisy based on seating set-up. Would totally recommend for anyone.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal and service. Melvyn never disappoints. I love the restaurant and the bar.
  20. JM

    JenniferM

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the staff were professional & friendly, the ambiance was wonderful. It was a very nice dinner. Loved it!
  21. PS

    PalmSpringsDiner

    Palm Springs

    523 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    523 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One, again (and as always) Melvyn's "came through" with a splendid evening. Great food, friendly and professional service, and prices that justified the quality, preparation, and surroundings. For the budget conscious, I see that the phenomenal Melvyn's hamburger was on the dinner menu. However, my all-time favorite is the incredibly budget-priced Chicken Pot Pie, which is large, flavorful, and topped with a crust that's one of the finest I've found, anywhere. If you want a "big splurge" and feel as though it was worth what you spent, Melvyn's is the place. And if you choose to pay attention to the prices and STILL have an elegant evening, Melvyn's can provide that experience, too. If you're seeking a gracious, "old school Palm Springs fine dining experience," there is no better place to do so than Melvyn's. DO make an Open Table reservation, however. The reputation of Melvyn's often leads to a sold-out dining room. We prefer to go very, VERY early, when it is quiet, and then watch the other guests arrive and experience the growing excitement. EVERYONE at Melvyn's does a fabulous job, from the bartenders to the servers in the lounge to the bus staff, waiters, in the kitchen, and more, but we always rely on Emily's hosting skills to ensure that our experience is of the highest quality -- starting with being escorted to our table.
  22. CM

    CraigM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Went with the steak Diane, delicious. The waiter Gabriel was very attentive and paced the meal nicely.
  23. BW

    BrunchWasGreat

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very special place. From the ambiance to the meals,...the pianist in piano bar was absolutely superb. Beef Wellington, steak tartare, salads, desserts, cocktails...We will return soon.
  24. MC

    MichaelC

    Salt Lake City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating here, and it did not disappoint. Old school vibe with modern elegance. Yes, it’s pricey, but the service and personal attention, and the amazing food was worth it. Highly recommend.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. Not only is the food delicious, the service is outstanding and the ambiance is the quintessential classy vintage Palm Springs. Lots of history at the bar/restaurant as well that the server and host were happy to share. The live music was also amazing! I love this place and make it a point to visit every time I am in town!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    We went for restaurant week and the food and service was really really slow and our server only had two tables at 9:30 reservation. Warm oysters that were served on ice, tasteless creme brûlée, mushroom soup with a ton of uncooked white wine added, two small carrots on my main dish. Portions were small, weird sauce flavors, and the food wasn’t great compared to high end restaurants we are used to. I wouldn’t eat the food here again. Music, atmosphere and bar are a great but no food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely evening. Kitchen was slow. Food was good. Service was just ok. I’d go back.
  28. V

    Valerie

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Melvyn’s. Always have. Miss Mel Haber, Richard and Bobby but time waits for no one .
  29. DG

    DinningGuy

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Server was excellent although he spent a lot more time with the larger tables. Food was okay, but for over $200 for 2 people I would expect a lot more.
  30. CO

    ClaudiaO

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never been to Melvyn’s but decided to try it during Restaurant Week. The food and service did not disappoint. The regular menu is a bit pricey but the food is exquisite!
  31. J

    Jazzie1992

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Beef Wellington anywhere! We come here every time we’re in Palm Springs.
  32. N

    Nedi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way. cocktails, food, service
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was incredible 10/10
  34. f

    fransap

    Phoenix

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary and birthday celebration. Loved it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Not the old Hollywood feel we were looking for when reading other descriptions but still nice. Service was good but our order was wrong. The waiter offered to replace it and comped us our dessert. Risotto and Beef Wellington were delicious. Bone-in New York Steak that replaced the wrong order was rushed and under-cooked. Table side bananas foster was great!
  36. LD

    LizD

    Austin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent as usual.People watching g was great. The beef Wellington & filet were excellent. The music was a little too loud for comfortable dining. Our New York strip had good flavor but was a little tough. This is the first time our steak hasn’t been excellent. Overall a good experience & would recommend it.
  37. MJ

    MichaelJ

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated the life of our friend Carol who was a long standing fixture there. It was a perfect t evening.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Excellent cocktails from the bar. Had to walk out after food was served. Lets leave it to that! Hopefully you get a better server.
  39. k

    ksgang

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Service was brusque and inconsistent. Food was serviceable, but definitely not worthy of the prices. $17 French onion soup was burned instead of brûléed. Kitchen allowed a bowl of clams to leave the kitchen with at least a half-dozen unopened. Note to kitchen staff: this is a great way to poison people. Server apparently didn’t notice or didn’t care either. No adjustment in the price of the $50 entree, either, after we pointed this out. That the valet was a really nice guy is the best I can say for our experience. This may be a PS classic, but it’s resting firmly on its laurels.
  40. c

    carefulc

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The 1000 Open Table points got us to make a reservation. The food very average. The cocktails $20 each, escargot wasn’t served normally, it was like in a red wine sauce, the Waygu burger average (they charged $30) and charged $4 for a very small amount of sauce for the burger, the wedge salad was good but please don’t bother with the croutons (and charged extra for 7 of them). The really outstanding plate was of the bread with a garlic dipping butter. Won’t bother going back.

FAQs

Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 3127 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn

200 W Ramon Rd Palm Springs, CA 92264

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Belardo

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue 11:00 am–3:00 pm Wed–Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon, Tue 11:00 am–3:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public and street parking also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Larry Monaco

  • Entertainment

    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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 325-2323

  • Catering

    Perfect setting for weddings, meetings or private parties. Custom menus are available for any budget.

  • 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

    Antonio Alvarez: (760) 325-2323

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