Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn

4.6
2908 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Wed - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Loved the decor, the atmosphere, the food, the piano player - wonderful evening!!!

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vipGerry2660
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The very worst food in the desert. $5 valet ,$6 Covid charge,$9 for bread. Bartender did not know how to make a Manhattan, the Bolognese had zero flavor( hard to do) and the New York Steak, What is that? Was as cheap a piece of meat $$ can buy. There are too many fine restaurants here to bother with this one. Open Table rating is a joke!

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WendyL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining in every way. Loved everything except that from the dining area, I could not hear the live music. Great place for a special evening.

JC
JaneC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun. Great food. Perfect service

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vipeatenalot
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent…. But - First World Problem… the $18 martini is way, way, way too small, and served in a coupe glass. Does anyone like a tiny cocktail? It was the only mark against an otherwise fantastic meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben the server is awesome! What a great birthday night of dining! Top notch!

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DarylO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I have ever eaten at a restaurant! Service was impeccable!

CB
vipCarBow
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family celebration

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viplisal
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, ambiance & food. Loved the piano singer playing in the back ground too

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vipMattS
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

After a wonderful week in PS area, we wanted a classic PS restaurant experience. We went to Melvyn’s. The menu is similar to nearly all of the same style restaurants but the prices here again were just too high. $17 for onion soup? Burnt onions and celery Vera one with sherry. The Caesar was $18. Had great flavor! The steak tartare was served with quail egg and had decent flavor but the toast points weren’t sturdy to hold the prep. The 16oz Ribeye was great and I added on a lobster half, poached. It was awful…overcooked and had zero flavor. My son ordered the paperdelle pasta and it was too sour from the tomatoes and lacked any depth. Overall average but at $250 with no alcohol, I’m not rushing back!

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JImD
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Ben as our server last night. He was absolutely one of the best servers we’ve ever encountered. His professionalism and food knowledge was exceptional.
Get the Beef Wellington. One of my favorite dishes, and this one was simply the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not what it used to be, for sure

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CraigB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the corner booth

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vip4jamiejam
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This excellent restaurant evokes memories of the glamorous jazz years of Hollywood. The food is tasty, and the live entertainment was wonderful. This place is quite a treat for visitors because of the good energy brought by all the locals. Add it to your to do list for Palm Springs!

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Hana2017
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was quite a subdued New Year's dinner for us, given that we were not in our turf, but still with family nonrtheless. The place was vibrant though.

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MaraN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Ben! It’s rare to experience such curated service these days.

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vipCKeats
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre New Year’s Eve dinner & martinis with friends
So festive and of course the best martinis.
The seafood platter is the must have item for the table … it’s abundant & very very good

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vipMaryN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and great service.

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vipDavidC
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a "must" for us when daycationing in PS. Seems, though, it used to be that the famous table-side Steak Diane preparation included having the steak thinly sliced and tempered with the sauce, so was disappointed that the sauce was prepared and simply poured over a kitchen prepared piece of steak that was sitting under a warming cover which ultimately steamed the stead beyond the desired preparedness. That was a disappointment.

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vipLeonaL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Mediocre. Very crowded, touristy spot. Decor is pretty. Request the patio for a quieter table. The truffle risotto wasn't risotto at all. It was a very dry rice dish with mushrooms and small slices of truffle. They should not label it as risotto. Every table in the restaurant ordered Steak Diane for the flambe show. Restaurant was very smokey from all the flambe.

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Marydisappointed
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Waited 1.5 hours for our entree. Rubber octopus. Sent it back. Sat in enclosed patio, full of people. Bad Cosmo. Won't go back...

JP
JeannieP
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service very bland, poor table in cold corner-seated next ti greasy haired
Young adult with ball cap.
Service again very bland, several food
items not available. Not a good experience since meal cost over $400.
😤😤😤

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AndyN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school class in Palm Springs. Dinner., Desert, & Drinks are always awesome. Love the music in the lounge too - perfect every time.

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LaurenD
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Duck was delicious as usual, the prime rib was also excellent great flavor. The chicken pot pie was dry inside - no sauce in it .
Overall we had a wonderful experience

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KristyT
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder food, had the chicken pot pie, and it was delicious. Good Wine, and if you are up for it the music in the bar was fantastic. Wait staff was excellent, as was the valet, and location.

No negatives in this experience.

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TonyS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific classic venue, great live music, friendly professional service, good food though expensive for what they offer.

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vipGary
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Big improvements at Melvyn's! Beginning with a friendly and accommodating host at the front desk, and servers who were helpful and of pleasant demeanor. We were there for brunch and it was a great experience. Will be back soon.

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EricD
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sunday brunch. Very limited breakfast items. Coffee $6. That’s a bit over the top. Good service. Food was just average quality.

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vipusmc178
Palm Springs
70 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were there on Christmas Day. Ordered the Rack of Lamb and Braised short ribs which were excellent. What lowered my overall score were the Martini's and lemon drops which were served in the smallest drink glass I have ever seen at $17.00 each.
We were seated in the enclosed patio which I prefer and it was great.

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DawnD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melvyn's in one of a handful of my favorite places to dine in Palm Springs.
The service, atmosphere and the food always makes for a real treat!!
Can't wait for my next trip :)

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vipGdgirl
New England
84 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is a classic Palm Springs scene. Elegant and festive but feeling a little tired.

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vipHDez
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant does not have outdoor seating and they should not advertise so. It has a totally covered patio with tables very close to each other and no open window.

Visit if you have an appetite for Covid.

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Tasty
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Wonderful, always... Yes Always............

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Outside patio area was loud and service not as good as previous visit in the main dining room. Ambiance was not good-very loud and atmosphere was not enjoyable. Service not equal to main dining area service. Disappointed with overall experience. Would only sit in main dining room area when we go back. Love this restaurant but not last night.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner. Quoted $74 per person by phone but was actually $94 per person once we got the bill. Short rib was very good. Scampi shrimp pasta appetizer was ok but only had a few tiny canned shrimp. Caesar salad was good but very average. Toffee cake dessert was a bit dry.
Good service & ambience. Overpriced for the quality.

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RebeccaL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melvyn’s was fantastic - from the friendly, competent service to the delicious food, just an overall perfect experience for our anniversary. Highly recommend the Steak Diane!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They didn’t have half the items in the menu and we were forced to order whatever was left the minute we sat down or there would be no choices left. It wasn’t not even 8pm and they ran out of food. Totally not worth it.

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LorrianeM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, ambiance and low noise level which was a bonus. Great live music in the background coming from the lounge. Love this place!

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vipScottH
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Holiday dinner party. Food was overall good. Check your molten cakes. Not so molten.

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sgourmet
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ribeye steak with Brandy peppercorn sauce was perfectly done and tasty!

FAQs

Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 325-2323.

Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 2908 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.

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