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

Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn

4.6
4.6
3321 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 also features a full bar, dancefloor and piano lounge on a first come first serve basis.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 65 times today
Experiences are available.

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 Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–11:00 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

    Erik Dandee

  • 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

Experiences

  • Grgich Hills Wine Dinner

    $175.00 per person

    Feb 23, 2023 only
    Join us for our special Grgich Hills wine dinner. We have created a special five-course tasting menu to complement wines from Grgich Hills. Menu: Course One - Beet Cured Hamachi Course Two - Duck Breast Course Three - Red Snapper Course Four - "Steak Frites" Course Five - Dark Chocolate Chiffon Cake * Tasting menu does not allow for any substations or modifications
  • Opus and Mevlyn's Wine Dinner

    $175.00 per person

    Mar 23, 2023 only
    Special Melyn's wine dinner paired with Opus Wines
  • Import Wines from Gerard Bertrand

    $175.00 per person

    Apr 27, 2023 only
    Melvyn's menu paired with Gerard Bertrand wines

Popular dishes

What 3,321 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Contemporary American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute best!
  2. C

    Charmer

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I will always go back to Melvyn’s, but I wish the food was better. And the prices have been raised by at least 20% since Covid, so that doesn’t help. The $60 dishes are not worth it, such as Steak Diana, which used mediocre cuts of meat. The shrimp scampi has tough shrimp that are either frozen or over cooked. I go for the memory of Melvyn’s. The cocktails are good, but I was shocked to see the bar empty on a Saturday night. There’s a lot of competition now in Palm Springs. Time to step it up, Plumpjack Group. Your staff is great, buy better quality food! I’ll recommend for the setting and history, not the good.
  3. AS

    AmbraS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was amazing!
  4. P

    Peter

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience! The ambiance transports you back to a time of elegance. Our waiter, Daniel, was extremely personable and finished 3 of our steaks in a phenomenal flambé’d Diane preparation.
  5. C

    Chuck

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    96 yo birthday party Gabriel great server!
  6. RC

    RCPS

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance. Service was a little bumpy. Another round of drinks took so long we changed our minds by the time they arrived. The same with dessert. It took so long to ask for our order we were out of the mood by the time they asked for the order.
  7. h

    hiddenhillsspecialist1958

    Los Angeles

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I came here many years ago, it is old time restaurant with a lot of history, I ordered the famous Chicken Pot Pie, it looked amazing with a crispy crust, unfortunately the inside was not creamy and very mushy. I would not order again.
  8. D

    David

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic evening at Melvyn"s. Service was a slow from being seated until a waiter came to ask for drink orders but after that it was superb. Food delicious. Atmosphere A+. Highly recommend. David Smitherman
  9. s

    sherylg

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Chicken Pot Pie all the way. Best ever!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience! Food and service were outstanding
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service food and ambiance. And live oak o player excellent
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, great staff easy to access. Live music in the bar is a great place to start your evening. Highly Recommend
  13. LW

    LynnW

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went with out of town friends and had a lovely time with good food and great service!!
  14. BA

    BillA

    Palm Springs

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. I had the Catch of the Day, which was the halibut. As promised by our waiter, it was cooked to perfection, still glistening inside. My dining companion had the signature Steak Diane, prepared tableside. The Ceasar salads are always crisp and well dressed (no longer prepared tableside). For dessert, we shared the Cherries Jubilee, which is also prepared tableside. Overall, it was a delightful evening. We are already looking forward to our next dinner here.
  15. EC

    EdinCC

    Palm Springs

    111 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We were celebrating a friend’s 83rd Birthday. Service and Ambiance were OK. Service started out great, but the second half of the meal suffered from lack of service. A drink had to be sent back. 2 of 3 Escargot dishes were sent back and not replaced (the were the entree for those guests). They were lacking in garlic and the butter was watered down with either water or oil. 2 Risotto dishes were like paste and not very warm. 2 chicken dishes were small and for Jindori chicken were lacking flavor. The French Onion soup was mediocre. The prices were extreme. A Grey Goose martini was $19.50 and served in a glass that was about 1/3 of the volume you would receive at better restaurants like Pacifica, Spencers, Tropical, Johannes, etc. A glass of Verve Clicquot was $30. Considering the quality of the food we received they need to have the manager and chef review their menu and make the appropriate changes. It was a very disappointing experience and the 6 of us will not be back. It was made especially sad because on our first experience there, over 15 years ago, we were introduced to Melvin by NY friends, one of whom went to school with him. We’ve enjoyed Melvin’s a number of times but this was a really bad experience. Edward Thomas Clarke
  16. MS

    MarkS

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service for brunch. Paio seating very comfortable.
  17. JK

    JuliaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our visit. Wait staff very friendly and attentive. Brunch menu needs some work.
  18. NJ

    NancyJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was PERFECT! We all had the NY Strip steak, charred. it was pure perfection. Daniel our server was attentive and friendly. Perfect meal.
  19. U

    Upscalehealthynatural

    Los Angeles

    392 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    392 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food is delicious but overpriced and menu is limited. Ambience is fantastic
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much history combined with quality food and service. It did not disappoint!
  21. K

    Kasie

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother recommended this restaurant. The fact that she was recommending it should have warned me it was expensive. Our server Gabriel was wonderful and the food was amazing. Thank goodness I am not a starving student anymore because it was pricey. The food and service were worth every penny. I will be returning to both the restaurant and Palm Springs. Thank you Mr. Haber.
  22. N

    Nick

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was great as usual
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing end of the year with lovely food and great company.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Horrible experience here on NYE. Incredibly overpriced and very mediocre food. Poor service from start to finish. There’s way better places to go in Palm Springs that can serve a much better meal.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was a New Year dinner but we expected more from the food.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Relative.
  28. O

    Odyquik

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, server, and ambiance. Melvyns proved all the 5 star reviews correct.
  29. AM

    AuroraM

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter Gabriel was extremely attentive. It was a wonderful birthday meal.
  30. MM

    MeganM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    50th birthday celebration
  31. D

    Dandyandy

    Palm Springs

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    This visit to Melvyn's was disappointing. Positive aspects include great classic dinner house atmosphere and efficient, friendly service. Unfortunately, the food was the big let down. Shrimp cocktail was excellent, but the cocktail sauce was on fire with Tabasco, so lemon it was. My rib eye ($65) was chewy and the side of creamed spinach ($17) was small and tasted like it had anchovies or some fish in it. My partner's beef Wellington's ($75) puff pastry was soggy. Be prepared to pay $10 for bread and butter. The restaurant has been better in the past (we are local) so I expected more for a $$$$ restaurant.
  32. AF

    AshaF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Christmas Dinner- was fabulous- Great food and service. Lovely atmosphere and surroundings nicely decorated.
  33. DG

    DawnG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an absolutely perfect Christmas dinner. We love this place and they did not disappoint. The food was delicious with perfect wine pairing and service was spot on by Aaron. Can't wait until next time!
  34. MH

    MaryH

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Christmas dinner! Stellar service! One of the best places.
  35. SG

    SalesGirl

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Went here for brunch. The restaurant adds a 20% "service charge" over and above the set Prix Fixe price. Restaurants don't have to declare who receives the service charge: does it go to the staff or the restaurant's bottom line? I will not be returning.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Avoid , overpriced , disappointing. Lovely setting , excellent servers , great initial impression but EXTREMELY average food. Wine pairing was nice and servers were what you would expect for what you are paying ( $440 before gratuity for 2 pax) Shrimp Cocktail was super. RIb Eye Steak VERY ordinary Chicken - run of the mill Panacotta - average at best Cheesecake good , but not amazing Overall expected a lot better.Left feeling ripped off and way short of expectations ….
  37. PS

    PSILUVU

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Christmas Eve-Melvyn’s has always been one the great Palm Springs venues. Old PS glamour with a classic menu.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highlight of our pre Christmas visit…The whole experience was amazing! Service from the valet to the host and every course of our meal was fantastic. A wonderful dining experience- something everyone should do while visiting Palm Springs. After dinner drinks in the piano bar was also fun. We will be back!
  39. K

    Kittykat69

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance were fantastic! Everything was delicious with the exception of the crème brûlée - it was bland and practically tasteless. Other than that, everything was wonderful,
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melvyn’s is always a delight! Wonderful atmosphere, service by TRUE professionals that care! And just perfectly prepared food. It’s my favorite PS destination.

FAQs

Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 3321 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 65 times today
Experiences are available.
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 Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–11:00 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

    Erik Dandee

  • 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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