Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn

4.6
2850 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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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Wed - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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Margaret
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Disappointing and food is extremely overpriced

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Luv2eat
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and service. However the restaurant was empty except for about 8 people dining. Their website advertised live music but that wasn’t there. Maybe it’s just the pandemic but I felt we were dining in sone remote area with not much human contact

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vipElinaScotch
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Nice service. Food was very good, but extremely tight menu.

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LindseyC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The level and quality of service is fantastic, and the menu is full of the classics. I wish more restaurants were like Melvyn's.

GJ
vipGaryJ
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lively bar scene and beautiful outdoor dining. Service was a bit off. Jose, our server, explained the chicken pot pie was delayed. Our food arrived warm, not hot. Food preparation was excellent. When server appeared at our table after we had finished our meal a staff person said ‘are you done eating?’ Not the phrase that should be used. A long wait for us to be asked if we wanted dessert. An even longer wait for our bill. Disappointed in the service. We had a much better experience last April.

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vipFoodie
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was very very mediocre last night….especially the Pasta Bolognese….temp of the food was barely warm and noodles were over cooked. Very, very disappointing. Filet was bland and seemed quite small even for a 6oz…..

Overall experience was very disappointing and it will be sometime before we return. We (group of 4) avid foodies and dine out 5X per week.

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vipPSPdinning
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food in an elegant setting

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AnthonyA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you arrive you are experiencing a class act. Tito our “Table Master” was terrific. You’ve got a jewel there, he’ll make your restaurant sparkle as he did for us. We’ll be back and we want Tito’s table.
Thank you

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viparizona2000
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

BIG DISAPPOINTMENT, we have been Melvyn’s fans for years and every time in town it was a must — but, things have changed. We had filet, New York, duck and chicken pot pie on a scale 0-10 a 4 is being very generous. Dessert was the final disappointment.
Servers bumped back of chair all night because tables are so close together.
Did away with small dance floor in lounge so they could get more tables in ☹️
A very good example of what happens when a big corporation takes over. Sadly, we will miss the Melvyn’s we used to know.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to celebrate your birthday! Thanks to all the staff.😊

JG
JayG
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food far below prior visits

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RobertC
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant, food, drinks, service are excellent! Classic old time Palm Springs Restaurant. definitely a recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service…loved the atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary dinner

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vipMdrfoodie
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 2 year anniversary- the food, ambiance and service were perfection!

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vipjimbarnes
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special sea bass ordered by whole table and was really good. Waiter same as before and recognized us as we bring out-of-towners there as our favorite dose of old Palm Springs, and it's really good.

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vipPattiE
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and atmosphere! We can see why it was one Frank’s favorites. Only sorry we didn’t discover it sooner.

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vipHoltwest
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always an elegant evening when dining at Melvyn's! We are never disappointed. On this visit, I tried the Beef Wellington and it blew me away! Perfectly flakey pastry with perfectly cooked beef and a delicious sauce...paired with whipped sweet potatoes and root vegetables. The portion was so big, my husband and I split the left over half for lunch the next day! Always make a reservation at Melvyn's when in the Greater Palm Springs area...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Baba
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been a while since I've eaten at Melvyn's. Better than I remember it, but still not a 5-star place for food. Excellent service, hostess was very nice about letting us move to a better table. The oysters were briny, but a little on the small side. The ribeye was cooked perfectly, but not very substantial for the price. In fact, all the prices felt high for what we were served. But the ambience is as good as ever, good energy and the piano bar is still such a great experience. I still recommend it to friends and visitors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we are in Palm Springs, we try to dine at Melvin’s. The food and service is always consistent. However this time we noticed they have made improvements as well: my chicken pot pie was even better than I’ve had in the past. The crust was exceptional and the chicken and vegetables baked inside were even tastier than I’ve had in the past. Melvin’s continues to be at the top of our list when in PS.

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vipJDFoodie
Philadelphia
202 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fixed price menu did not offer enough choices. Turkey dinner did not come with mashed potatoes! Had to pay $12 for a side. Stuffing was dry and boring. Also no bread was served. We asked for bread and later saw we were charged $9 for the bread. Squash soup was delicious. Pumpkin cheesecake and pecan pie were excellent. Our server, Brendan was wonderful. Very attentive despite being very busy. Cocktails were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience3

There was no gravy or potatoes with Thanksgiving dinner. The stuffing was barely more than dry bread crumbs. The turkey was very salty. The cheesecake was still frozen and the pecan pie was almost frozen. Worst meal we have ever had there. Not what we expected for $89! Very disappointing.

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MarySM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!

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AnyaL
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Service was impeccable. Food was not great. We were there for Thanksgiving dinner 2021. Turkey was dry. Stuffing was just crumbs...like what you would see at the bottom of a store bought breadcrumb mix....we would have needed a spoon to eat it. No mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving!

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vipBHBUM
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An adult restaurant with terrific service, food and ambience. We go whenever we are in Palm Springs.

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vipSBGiGi
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambience was very nice. It was a little loud, because the restaurant was full. But that did not stop us from having a good time.

Our waiter, Scot, was professional, but that is the best that could be said. He was extremely aloof and although he did his job, he did not engage at all or smile even once, despite us trying to have a nice time with him.

As for the food, it was a mixed bag. The cream spinach was a delightful surprise and superb. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly, but you would expect that from a steakhouse. My friend had the Seabass which was terribly overcooked and pretty much flavorless. The escargot was mediocre, at best. But the risotto was fantastic.

So as I say, a really mixed review. For the price, I probably won’t go back anytime soon. But at least I can say I have been there.

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vipPalmSpringsRegular
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 29th anniversary and from the moment we arrived, they were warm and congratulated us on our anniversary. The staff was attentive but not intrusive and the food and atmosphere were great. It’s a good place for a nice celebration.

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vipBM2021
Palm Springs
43 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Great ambiance- service a bit shoty -slow and not very attentive for this type of dining and price- food is just OK nothing to crave going back for unfortunately ..

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vipErynE
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible birthday dinner at this timeless classic. Food and ambiance were perfect!

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food was good, but I was surprised the filet mignon was tiny and didn’t come with any sides. Want potatoes or veggies? Extra charge. Had the duck, and 2 orders of filet mignon, one drink, one soup. Price was like $240 …not a good value once you think about it .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time! Truly memorable. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice food, and club like, intimate environment. Feels very upscale.

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LOLO09
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to get lunch before going to a friend's wedding so we needed to find a place where we weren't coming in looking overdressed. We were driving in from LA so we didn't have time to come in in casual clothes or change after for the wedding. Well, we were still overdressed but the ambiance was nice that we didn't feel out of place. Loved the service and food, and the environment was relaxing. Parking is very limited but it was such a nice lunch. We enjoyed ourselves.

JJ
JJallday
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

we asked to take home the rest of our Butcher Board and they dumped the rest of the fig spread in the container covering bread, cheese, and nuts! We stupidly assumed they had a small container for that or would ask "do you want the jam in the box too?" But the duck was outstanding!

PK
vipPhilK
San Diego
89 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, delicious food, served by a professionally trained staff in a beautiful, comfortable setting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and deli soups bits from an extensive menu. The service is top notch and the people watching is amazing.

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vipPSILUVU
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a neighborhood gem, great food, attentive staff. A bit of Old Palm Springs that can never be replicated.

EB
vipEllenB
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was terrific. Friendly and informative. Food was delicious! Love the ambiance

GL
vipGinaL
Palm Springs
273 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We started by sharing the wedge salad, which was good, but we both agreed that the dressing had an odd spicy taste we weren’t used to. My fiancé had the chicken pot pie, which had lots of chicken, but could have been creamier. I had the beef Wellington, which was excellent. We finished with cherries jubilee and shared a limoncello. Both were great. There was always someone there to fill water glasses and remove plates. Our server, Veronica, was friendly, efficient and professional. One critique is that the music coming from the bar area is way too LOUD.

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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 2850 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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