Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn

4.4
2330 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Melvyn's Restaurant at the Ingleside Inn is open for Dinner Wednesday-Sunday. Our fabulous Garden Room has been transitioned into an open air patio for a Al Fresco dining experience.

**Dress code required. Casual Elegance: no shorts, tank tops, flip flops, beachwear, or t-shirts. Collared shirts and slacks are required and jackets are recommended.

Due to County and State Regulations, The Casablanca Lounge is currently closed.

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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vipFrequentDiner
Palm Springs
467 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though we'd recently just been, when we heard that restaurant dining was being temporarily suspended, due to Covid, we knew we had one last chance to dine out for the next several weeks -- so we returned to Melvyn's! Melvyn's continues to be one of the best restaurants in the area, and their "gracious, casual (yet sophisticated) charm is evident everywhere - decor, reception, seating, all aspects of the dining room, and the entire dining experience.

Whether you're in the mood for nostalgia reminiscent of the rat-pack days or a contemporary gracious dining experience, you'll find it at Melvyn's. As an extra delight, the ambiance is just busy enough to be reminded that it is a popular destination, but there remains an opportunity for a quiet, private conversation to take place at a comfortable volume and tone.

When the Covid curtain is lifted, we'll be among the first to book Melvyn's, again! And again, and again, and again...

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piano player was wonderful, our food was amazing. Loved the after dinner Melvyn’s coffee. Thank you for a great night.

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Enjoyeroffoodbeverage
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We popped into Melvins for a much needed Sunday reprieve after a few long weeks of busy work lives. What an amazing little Oasis! From the time we arrived for our reservation, we were promptly seated at our select table, enjoyed service staff that were beyond attentive, but never intrusive to amazing food quality and flowing bubbles during champagne brunch. We were saddend to hear that only after a few short weeks, they would be closing temporarily again due to current covid regulations. Robert our server was amazing and gracious and I do hope he and the rest of the team hold on a bit longer until we g3t through this. Can't wait to come back and enjoy their company again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was outstanding, menu was small due to Covid and seating was outside in tent, which can be a bit loud. Food was solid and overall a very good experience. Will try again after covid to get the full experience.

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vipFrequentDiner
Palm Springs
468 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melvyn's continues as one of the "classiest" restaurants in the Coachella Valley, and given that they are able to offer outdoor seating, perhaps the only "old school" (respectfully!) establishment in Palm Springs. Though there have been adjustments over the years, the sophistication, friendly elegance, and attentive setting and service ensure that it remains at its finest.

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Cindy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love going to Melvyn's and we have been going there since the kid 70s. Melvyn's never disappoints. We had the steak Diane. It was outstanding; the steak was very tender with plenty of mushrooms. I highly recommend the shrimp cocktail appetizer. The shrimp are jumbo and they tasted like the came from the Gulf of Mexico whose shrimp is more flavorful than Pacific Ocean shrimp. I loved being serenaded by the piano player while we dined.

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LindseyV
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience . Never take a trip to Palm Springs without a visit to Melvyns

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Marilyn
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

In light of the fact that we are in COVID restrictions, it was very pleasant to sit on the "patio" and dine at Melvyns with the piano player giving us beautiful music.
Cannot wait to get back inside for some fun times in the bar and my favorite oysters and caeser salad!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So much for the iconic Melvyn's! We went there for Sunday brunch. There were six items on the menu to choose from. My husband decided on the overpriced 2 eggs and 2 bacon strips. Unknown to him, they came with tater tots (really??) and no toast. And the cost for this?? $22.00! Totally outrageous!

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Alexv
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great live music and good covid safe precautions taken.

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DebbieB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening the food and service or a great

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vipfood1st
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We miss Bobby and the formal table captains. Wedge salad, Caesar salad, pot pie and salmon we all delicious well presented. My wife thought the crust on the pot pie was the best pastry she had ever tasted. The cherry’s jubilee was delectable. The best tasting cherry dessert I have ever had.

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Jonathan
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As all ways, my experience was outstanding. The piano player added another plus to my
dinning experience. Superb ......
The fountain and the soft ambiance music made for a delightful evening.

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lauram
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere and delicious food. Friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second year I’ve come for thanksgiving dinner and it was top notch once again. Even during the pandemic and restrictions it was amazing service and amazing food. Thank you.

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Rita
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic Thanksgiving. Food couldn’t be better and our waiter Peter was the best!

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vipTOGwen
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving dinner, the meal was terrible, the Chef should be embarrassed by what we were served! The turkey was over cooked and dried out, the stuffing was dry and inedible, the Brussels sprouts were over cooked and mushy, the only passable item on the dinner plate were the potatoes.
No one asked why my plate returned to the kitchen almost full; this was an incredibly disappointing experience!

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vipNYCJack
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melvyns is one of our favorite places to dine in Palm Springs. It was also a favorite of Frank Sinatra’s And featured prominently in the documentary on Mr Sinatra’s life in Palm Springs.

The food. The service. The ambiance is fantastic.

And despite the fact that our Open Table reservation was confused due to the holiday the fantastic staff at Melvyns made it work. Emily thank you so much for your kindness and professionalism.

John. Joseph and Matthew.

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DavidC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was wonderful, food was delicious and staff was spot on!

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TracyL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful ambiance, delicious food and wonderful service!

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ElvaW
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Melvyn’s for my husband’s birthday. Had our cocktails, relaxed & enjoyed the music. When our meals came, wow! They were sooo good! We were very pleased with our selection.

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vipFrequentDiner
Palm Springs
468 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The "patio dining option" at Melvyn's is wonderful! A sensible, upscale menu, elegantly presented in a "dressy, but casual" environment, with an outstanding kitchen and professionally served. SO refined; so warm; so wonderful! In every way! Yay, for Melvyn's!

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vipmksnyd
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great time celebrating a birthday at Melvyn’s. The outdoor/tented seating was beautiful. Food and service, excellent. The evening was sealed with a wonderful piano player. Thank you!

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Dance
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A Palm Springs institution. Great vibe, elegant setting, good food and perfect service. Icing on the cake is the great entertainment provided by pianist Mikael Healey.

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Sunny
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the ambiance of Melvyns . The outside dining area was so tranquil. We sat by the water fountain which gave us a relaxed feel. The food , wine and service were great . My favorite place in the desert!

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vipKini
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Granted, it's COVID-time, so our expectations were not huge, but...
Their "famous" chicken pot pie was full of undercooked (crunchy!) vegetables. The short ribs were good.
The service was iffy, at best. We had ordered a loaf of bread to munch on, since dinner was taking quite awhile to arrive - right, at $9. - apparently they are not aware MANY restaurants offer bread gratis? Anyway, it finally arrived after the entrees had been served. When we complained about the delay, the server argued with us, saying it had to be specially baked for us! The heaters in the rigged-up patio weren't working, so it was cold. Seating was uncomfortable. Martini was small and weak. It was not a good evening for Melvyn's - or for us. In fact, it felt like a big waste of money!

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BrandiA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. We had a lovely dinner.

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Fishcoteque
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Classic Palm Springs restaurant that has been around for years. Still great and always a scene.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The host was awful.
The waiter couldn’t wait to get rid of us and we were guests!
The food was OK
I would have rather spent 140.00 somewhere else!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First Date

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TamiM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from start to finish! Loved the food, ambience, and the service was impeccable!

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Egrant
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melvyn’s remains our go-to place to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed the food and service. We miss Brian, and the waiters who understood fine dining, but it’s still a great place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

We’ve been there several times before. But this time was terrible both of us ordered the same thing and we both got sick. Steak Diane. My steak was very fatty so I didn’t even end up hardly eating any. The side of the potatoes were hard, they needed to be cooked more. Just wasn’t happy. My Cesar salad was the only good thing.

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vipZalkaA
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a wonderful trip at this historic and classic place. We were served on the covered patio for a 6 pm reservation. Socially distanced perfectly. Table for 2: we ordered a classic Ceasar and a wedge salad for starters. We did not order any sides but they looked yummy. I had the Day Boat Scallops. Some of the best I've had in a long time. My frie d had the Steak Diane! Wonderful former Rat Pack hang out! Enjoy!

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vipMarkJ
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David, our server was AWESOME. Food was great, service was excellent! Thank you Melvyns.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Although due to covid we were in the patio only. It was beautiful and welcoming. We loved the live music and the food.

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CoryM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Worst service to date, Brandon should not be in the service industry. He’s rude, slow and doesn’t care..

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JaniceF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and ambience. Had a wonderful old school charm.

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KimberlyH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melvyn's is everything we could want: a great experience that's a throwback to the old days in Palm Springs when dining was upscale. The service is impeccable, and it's clear they take great care of their staff (many have been there with Melvyn's for years). They have really stepped up and made everything safe for diners. The menu is simple and delicious.

There's live music on the weekends. White linens, low lights...you feel like Frank Sinatra could walk through the door any minute.

We were allowed to bring our well-behaved Frenchie to the out door patio. They even checked with us to make sure the seats were OK with us.

Looking forward to when the bar re-opens!

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JeanneJ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the most wonderful restaurant to go to in Palm Springs, either for lunch or dinner. It's been our go-to favorite for years. We love to hear Mikael Healey on piano and they treat you like you're Sinatra!!

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Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 2330 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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