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

Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn

4.6
4.6
3270 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 33 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 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

    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 3,270 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Contemporary American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Contemporary American

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  1. V

    Visitor

    Key West

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has made a huge turn around. We actually stopped dining here several years ago. We made this decision reluctantly after having had several bad experiences with food, service. I have to say we are delighted to be returning as regular customers again. Good job
  2. SM

    StephenM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melvyns is a top notch joint . Straight aces in my book.
  3. VD

    VictoriaD

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! Overall cozy, good food and ambiance.
  4. WR

    WiltonR

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Spectacular!
  5. C

    Cazz

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Planned a special evening. Our anniversary. Forgot our order. Very disappointed. Very loud setting.
  6. SM

    SusanM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was perfect until after dinner we went to see the entertainment in bar and the piano players voice was so terrible we had to leave. Expected someone good that played some old time music from the 50s or 60s. Really lost it on that.
  7. ND

    NickD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun night at Melvyn’s! Good food and top notch service. Melvyn’s Martini with the blue cheese olives are awesome! Then had a few in the bar after dinner while listening to Mike playing fantastically on the piano! Definitely recommend a stop at Melvyn’s while in Palm Springs.
  8. SB

    SueandBill

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We enjoyed the food, drink & wine. Service 😡😡😡. Paying these prices customer should not be pouring their own wine.
  9. T

    Tank

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Told of the tomahawk wygou steak special, but no price stated. A little flabbergasted at the $250 charge. No warning given, until the bill arrived.
  10. AB

    ArdenB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    I was really excited to eat here due to all of the history and rave reviews of food and service but we were extremely disappointed. The place smelled absolutely horrible. It smelled like sewage so bad that I lost my appetite. Our service said he didn't notice but then inquired about it for us to see if it was our particular table and reported back that they had cleaned to pipes recently and it truly was sewage backup? We ended up just getting drinks and apps and getting out of there ASAP. The food was just OK. Nothing special. Martini was good but should have been for the price. It became a laughing point for the rest of our weekend at least. They should have given the restaurant a day or two at least to air out....
  11. JC

    JoannC

    Tahoe

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Jose and Alex went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. Shrimp cocktail was amazing
  12. SW

    ShannonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Melvyn’s!! A stop every time I come to town!!!
  13. ND

    NancyD

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daniel waited on us. He was excellent and knew the menu and bar offerings well . He was just terrific. The food was the best, plates warm and presented first class . The valet Julio Was also terrific and we usually do not valet the car but having him greet us we felt he was experienced and professional and our car would be in good hands The place is not cheap but honestly so worth it for the quality and professionalism We will return
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch! Excellent service — I never saw the bottom of my mimosa glass— and delicious food!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time visiting Melvyn’s. The ambiance was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the service was phenomenal!!! The chicken pot pie is a must! The wedge salad is also a must! The jidori chicken was also delicious. We had the molten lava cake and key lime pie for dessert and both yummy. We will definitely be visiting again!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Pork belly was awful
  17. MG

    MonaG

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table was wonderful. Ron, the maître d’, very pleasant. Jose the waiter was great. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Enjoyed celebrating two birthdays there last night. My husband and a close friend had fun cause they didn’t know we were celebrating them together.
  18. J

    Judy

    Palm Springs

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving dinner. Food was fine but disappointing as the Carrots were not edible and the cheesecake was too sweet and didn’t taste like pumpkin or cheesecake . Waiter was great. I love the ambience but the food was mediocre.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Denise and John make the experience! Love it here.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had brunch there for our anniversary. Denise and John took special care of us, even though we stayed well past their closing. The seafood tower was superb, the drinks exquisite, and the service immaculate. They even surprised us with a boysenberry panna cotta dessert on the house and gave us great suggestions for where to grab dinner on our special day. Simply sensational in every way — 5 stars!!!
  21. OD

    OjaiDiner317

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure dining at Tac/Quila. Service was excellent as usual. We’ll be back again.
  22. DA

    DavidA

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want the mid-century glamorous old-school Palm Springs experience... this is THE place.
  23. L

    Lorenzo

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    You miss much if the ambiance on the enclosed patio so we asked to be moved inside which, with some persistence, they were able to do. Other than that, it’s a class act and good food!
  24. KB

    KeithB

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service staff here is excellent including the great host, John and our great server, Denise. They make the experience extra special.
  25. NC

    NorCalFoodie

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Such a cool, energy-filled vibe - with a great piano lounge and bar that fulfills your desire to step back into the 70's. Overall, our dinner was good though fell short with my wife's 'catch of the day' special: Chilean Sea Bass. It looked more like a seafood pancake (a gentlemen at the next table must have received ours since it truly looked like what we expected for $60). My ribeye looked like a huge filet, and was prepared to perfection. The $17 Caesar Salad turned out to be fairly small when split with my wife, though our table-side prepared Bananas Foster was wonderful. Service was slow, all the way around but we were not in a hurry thankfully. Great people watching too (does anyone dress up for a nice dinner anymore?) When presented with a gift card to pay for the bill, things went south quickly ("How do we do this?"). Baffling...but we laughed at their attempts to finalize payments with two different credit cards. We'll be back...likely only for drinks in the lounge.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We have made our reservation weeks in advance for a special request for an unique event. We asked for a table on the window and thought for this special occasion they could make it happen. When we arrived a couple minutes early they told us that our table was still occupied by a scruffy couple for two hours already & they did not made any sign of leaving. We ended up with a table at the gangway. A bit disappointing… fortunately, the food was delicious & the server was great.
  27. t

    ta22

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints
  28. MM

    MarkM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The overall experience was great but I don’t agree with pet’s being allowed in any restaurant especially a high end one like Melvyn’s.
  29. JK

    JanK

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beef Wellington was perfectly prepared and of excellent quality.
  30. BB

    BBinRM

    Palm Springs

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Had dinner for the first time at Melvyn's this week. I had read the mixed reviews but was optimistic that it would be great dining experience. Unfortunately, it was just ok, and not what one would expect considering the prices. We each had the wedge salad for our first course, and for entrees we had the Steak Frites and the Catch of the Day which was Chilean Sea Bass. The salads were delicious however they were drowning in dressing. It would have been better to have the dressing on the side. The steak was cooked correctly - to medium as requested, but was both tough and dry. The fish was excellent. Service was very efficient, water glasses were continuing filled, but no one ever asked if I wanted a refill of my iced tea. My partner enjoyed both his Martini and a class of Chardonnay. Overall experience was fine, but not really worth the cost in my opinion.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just brunch at this hidden gem today! First class experience from start to finish.
  32. D

    Dragon65foodie

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    The food was superb however the meals arrived 45 minutes apart. The beef Wellington was overcooked so we had to wait for a redo. The manager was gracious and accommodated us. The cherries jubilee were fabulous. Sometimes we all have an off day. I will go again as once the food really arrived it was delicious.
  33. KG

    KellyandGreg

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved thee old school vibe with the high end service. Food was amazing as were the cocktails. We can't get back soon enough!!
  34. t

    traciej

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Steak Diane table side … swoon
  35. s

    scottm

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. Chicken Jiadore was outstanding!
  36. B

    Bertramr

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great evening at Melvins. Entire experience was awesome

    Melvyn's at the Ingleside InnResponded on November 27, 2022Bertramr, thank you for writing a quick review about your recent visit with us at Melvyn's!

  37. P

    Peter

    Palm Springs

    331 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    331 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful setting. Diverse menu. Professional and attentive staff. Food was very good.

    Melvyn's at the Ingleside InnResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you for your review, Peter. Hope to welcome you back to Melvyn's again soon!

  38. f

    fen1027

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gabriel was a fantastic, generous and thoughtful server- from cocktails, wine recommendations and descriptive suggestions of the entrees - dinner was amazing
  39. C

    Christian

    New York Area

    425 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    425 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We have been vacationing in PS annually for years but had surprisingly never tried Melvyn's so we decided to try it during this visit. I know it's been around for year but we felt the menu was lacking and honestly the food was average at best and expensive for what you got. The atmosphere is great but you can get that at other high-end restaurants in town that have also been around for years.
  40. BH

    BrianH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Second time there. The waiter was really bad, major bad attitude like he did not want to be there. We spent $400, four people, lots of wine. We ordered wedge salad and Cesar's salad, the Cesar is usually made at the table but waiter brought pre-made. After, we ordered two steaks ($70 each) and shrimp scampi (35), sides of broccolini, potatoes and mashed potatoes (14 each). The steaks were overdone as was the shrimp ..probably because the waiter was working the table next to us much harder than ours for some reason... and let the food sit under the heat lamp. the sides were luke warm. Not going again, too bad....

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Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 3270 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 33 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 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

    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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