Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn

4.6
2916 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.

Safety precautions

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
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience!

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KarenM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and history.

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vipKatie
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A 60th BD for a friend. Just a lovely evening all around. Never disappointed with Melvyn’s

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere.. beautiful setting, our server was outstanding.. local, knowledgeable about area, friendly and wanted our experience to be top notch.. food was great.. price was at top end but definitely worth it.

KR
KarenR
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a special occasion. We celebrated my husband's birthday.

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vipMark
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the ambiance of one of Frank Sinatra's old haunts, the food is always spectacular, and an incredible bar. We will continue to return whenever in the Palm Springs area. Kudos!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service

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vipSheilaE
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the Manhattan was outstanding. The food was good not great. The mussels were very small and the Mac and cheese very disappointing. It was noodle with cheese sauce poured over it. Octopus was good and the escargot excellent. The deserts were excellent, bananas foster, cherries jubilee and chocolate lava cake were highlights. For such an iconic spot the food could improve. Jose was an excellent server.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGerry2660
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
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 on January 12, 2022
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.

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JaneC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun. Great food. Perfect service

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vipeatenalot
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
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 on January 12, 2022
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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vipGiraffe
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recently our party of four had a lovely evening dining at Melvyn's. It's old world Palm Springs with valet parking, a captain at the door, well dressed waiters, table cloths, well mannered guests, a piano bar, and a few items on the menu that are prepared at the table; sometimes even flaming. We found the menu nice and the quality and taste quite good. Expensive. Dressy. Recommended

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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.

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 2916 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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