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Thu, 2/22
11:30 PM
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Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn

1381 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (43)
  • Romantic (40)
  • Good for a Date (37)
Melvyn's Restaurant at the Ingleside Inn is open 100% to entertain all our guests. The Formal Dining Room is open serving those guests who want to dress up and make it an exciting adventurous evening. Table side service is available in the Formal Dining Room only. One new addition to Melvyn's Restaurant is the Garden Patio, now serving dinner to those more casually dressed. Feel free to come in with jeans and tee-shirts and enjoy the casual dining experience. The entire menu is available with the exception of table side service, the meals will be prepared in the kitchen. The Casablanca Lounge is open with entertainment 7 nights a week starting at 8:00 pm. We are excited to share our restoration taking the restaurant back to the 1970's when Mel Haber first opened Melvyn's.
Dress code required. Casual Elegance or Business Casual: no tank tops, flip flops, beachwear, or t-shirts. Collared shirts, slacks and jackets preferred.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Continental, Californian
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Hours of operation
Saturday – Sunday 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Monday – Friday 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Monday –Thursday, Sunday 6:00 pm– 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Lounge & Bar Bites
Daily 11:30am - until close (Live music starts at 8pm)
Sunday Night Jam Session 3:30pm - 7:30pm.

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Phone number
(760) 325-2323
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Jennifer Town
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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.
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Private party contact
Brian Ellis: (760) 325-2323
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Cross street
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Parking details
Valet parking available during hours of operation. Public and street parking are also available.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Perfect setting for weddings, meetings or private parties. Custom menus are available for any budget.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1381 People Are Saying
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
2.0  Dined 3 hours ago

We should have stayed home and finished watching the Martian with Matt Damon on Fx.

The restaurant is beautiful, but it is adjacent to a Piano Bar full of rowdy people. It really kills the ambiance.

Maitre D was welcoming since we were in Palm Springs for our Anniversary.

There were two waiters and 10 support staff. They need help with logistics. Our waiter was scattered and disorganized.

Drinks were good. Food was bad. My raw oysters were warm. Salad was inedible. Chilean Sea Bass was meh, lacked flavor and seasoning. The Lobster in my wife’s Lobster pot was overdone and rubbery. Sides were bad.

We waited 30 minutes before we could ask for our tab, as we watched our waiter prepare dishes table side for 3 other tables.

All the waiter did was make excuses. We turned down desert and took off.

5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We all enjoyed the evening on many levels. We liked the room in which we were seated, the easy to read menu, the variety of choices, and the live music in the bar. Thanks goodness for the valet. Parking could be an issue.

Steve (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

An uneven experience with respect to food quality and service, but the Maitre D was outstanding and the ambiance just reaked of steak and martinis which is right on point. They have improvements to be made still ahead of them, but our lunch made for a memorable stop, and we loved the "oceanfront" view. It was just a bit choppy.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were finally seated 45 minutes late for our 830 reservation. The dining room was half empty. We were not given menus, and then were ignored by staff for the next 30 minutes, until we finally left, hungry and disappointed. Honestly one of the worst restaurant experiences of my life.

vipPucci (London)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Had high hopes, made my reservation months in advance. We had 8:30 reservation, showed up at 7:30 to enjoy the lounge. We did not get seated till 9:20. The host staff was very rude. We start checking in with hem at 9 pm about our table. Did not even offer to pay for a round of drinks. Many nostalgic places are closing in PS. One reason is that they need to appeal to the next generations. You make your reservation on line and then they manage it on paper and make exceptions for regulars. We dine out like 3 times a week and have a lot off new favorites. If you want to stay old school get off Open Table.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had reservations and still had to wait 45 min for a sub-par table right by the kitchen. After we complained they moved us to a better table. Both salads we ordered had way too much dressing to the point we commented to each other “get any salad with your dressing”. Our waiter made up for a lower star rating, he was very professional and took good care of us.

vipKeithC (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter Bobby is a national treasure! He has seen it all!

Bobbles (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good food, great service one of a kind old school ambiance

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very expensive food was awful
Vegetables were hardly cooked potatoes tasted like they had been warmed up —cooked several days before

vipUnforgettable (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Over rated and disappointing. Yes, they do table side preparation but why sit 6 people at a table for 8-10.? Btw, the highly recommended soufflé...don’t bother ordering it because even if you do, they forget to put in the order. Service was pathetic but the food is decent. Time to bring in wait staff who remember orders and know how to pour wine. We’ll wait a long time before going back.