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Melvyn's at the Ingleside Inn

4.2
1457 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Cuisines
Continental, Californian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Saturday – Sunday 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Monday – Friday 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Belardo
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Parking details
Valet parking available during hours of operation. Public and street parking are also available.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Perfect setting for weddings, meetings or private parties. Custom menus are available for any budget.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1457 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The service at Melvyn’s is outstanding. My Chinese Chicken Salad was OK but not great. The hamburger ordered by one of our group was cooked exactly to his request.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Melvyn's dining room is always the place I take our out of town guest to impress them in Palm Springs.
I frequently sit in the bar area when looking for more casual dining when my myself.

Thank you for keeping it alive.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Anniversary

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Perfect brunch ambiance classy and quiet

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were very lucky to have been served by Bobby. He had been at Melvyn’s for over 40 years. He knew everything!! He was very attentive as well as making us feel at home. He prepared steak Diane which was fabulous and he prepared the sauces table side. Both he and the establishment were wonderful. Great place to go while in Palm Springs!!!!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

“One night outside a restaurant, Frank Sinatra asked the valet who brought him his car what was the biggest tip he ever got. The valet said it was 100 bucks. Sinatra slipped him 200, and before driving away, asked who gave him the 100. The valet replied, ‘You did, Mr. Sinatra.’”
This was the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Melvyn's is a real taste of old-time Palm Springs. They say this was one of Frank Sinatra's favorite restaurants, and after tasting their food, I believe it! Everything is first class, particularly the service. I recommend one of their entrees made table-side. We had the Steak Diane, and it was TO DIE FOR!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great meal great service!! Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our group of 5 had an outstanding brunch here. We all ordered different items and everyone was pleased with their choice. We sat in the garden room and it was lovely. The service was impeccable, food was delectable and prices very reasonable. It was a wonderful Sunday interlude. We were a happy group! Look forward to our next outing at Melvyn’s.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

8:30 reservations. 9:50 seating. Very late. Very weak apology. I am standing right next to the manager who knows I am equally as delayed as another young woman, and he is loudly saying to her as she is further away than I, “you can have a free bottle of wine, whatever you want”. And nothing is offered to me. Quite clueless. For that level of delay, most restaurants will offer a free desert or something. Nothing of that sort for my wife and me. Otherwise a very nice restaurant with good food at a good price and nice live music and a sweet old 83 years waiter.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I have eaten at Melvyn's many times in the past 20 years. I understand there have been changes in the past year and have eaten there several times since the changes. It keeps going downhill, the food being the biggest disappointment. The soup of the day came out luke warm, as did the three appetizers we ordered. I was surprised since we had to wait a long time for them to arrive, without anyone coming to our table to explain the delay. The same thing happened with our entrees. The only dinner that came out hot was the Chicken Pot Pie. The two veal dishes were cold and the changes to each dish from the original was not for the better. The veal was dry, tough and overcooked. I was very embarrassed. One of my guest was from Dallas and I had been raving all afternoon about the restaurant and food. One of my guest said something to the waiter who sent over the manager. Halfway through our explanation, he interrupted and said in a sarcastic manor "if I take the appetizers off the check, would that make you happy"? That is not why we were telling him about our experience. You would think they would be interested in living up to their previous reputation, especially with all the new restaurants opening in Palm Springs. I feel like I lost an old friend. I will not be going back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Melvyn’s is always a treat, and it’s managed with grace and charm. A throwback to the past, it also perfectly fits in for the discriminating diner who appreciates genuine elegance.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We will definitely go back when we head back to Palm Springs in a few months.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was my birthday treat and I had an enjoyable evening. You really feel like you have to dress up for Melvyn's - it's very old school - even the servers are old school! The food and service were very good. We sat in a corner booth which could have used some more padding especially for your back but other than that it was a good experience.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Amazing experience, thank you very much 👍🏻

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had dinner and then went for drinks in the lounge...outstanding.

The Chateaubriand could have been cooked more and hotter but all in all fantastic night.

The lounge is my favorite place ever.... Michael is so talented and David was awesome..

Marilyn Bianchini
Edmonton

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

One of my favorite places! Excellent service and food. Very special.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I arranged a special "Ladies that Lunch" luncheon at Melvyn's for myself and 4 of my childhood girlfriends. Two were vegetarians. The menu and service did not disappoint! We enjoyed our meals and each other immensely.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

New chef no short ribs but still great!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

What a beautiful job they have done on uplifting this place
Great service as usual

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner, especially the ambience. We love Palm Springs and it’s history, and Melvyn’s is an important part of that history.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great tradition in the desert with old world elegance.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always a pleasure. Delicious food. Great place for a client lunch.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Out of two signature side items and two of the entrees my wife and daughter ordered.

Service was great and we had a good time, disappointed about the food availability.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Outstanding service and food

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

This place was great, from the 60s I sat in Frank Sinatra's booth awesome

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Since moving to Palm Springs a few months ago, I have heard from many sources that Melvyn's was the one place I just HAD to try. A very special visit from dear friends prompted me to make the reservations. What a delight. The entire experience was splendid, from the valet's greeting to the warm smile of the maitre'd to the waiter's outstanding and welcoming service to a surprisingly good value as tendered on the check. The food was superb -- please do order the dessert souffle when it is available. I am sorry I waited so long to go. Melvyn's is now my favorite restaurant in Palm Springs and I expect to be a frequent diner there.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Sat at a table that was an add on two wooden uncomfortable chairs. Started off with good service but then we sat for 1/2 hour looking at our dirty dishes. Unacceptable for a fine dining place.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Richard our waiter was amazing and he made some food suggestions that we tried and have no regrets
Great dinning experience

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I loved the ambiance of this restaurant! My friends and I had cocktails in the lounge prior to dinner and it was such a fun experience. The food was wonderful and service was excellent!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I brought my 86 year old mother there because she had
Fond memories of years ago! She loved it and so did I. Our dinner was excellent. Then we went into the bar to listen to the piano player. It was very fun!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our party of 4 were celebrating our friend’s 70 th birthday. We all had a fabulous time. Our waiter Brandon was fantastic. We ordered Chateaubriand , Steak Diane, all were excellent. We will be returning soon.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing good and ambiance after recent refresh.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The resorvation was easy to.. the ambience was fine , however a little bright., the food was ok however not that flavorful . I have there several times in the past, however this was my first time since the new owners.. I was taken by the lack of class and style and respect that the patrons had for each other.. the reason why most people go there is it brought back to the ol palms.. when men and women dressed with style and actually cared about themselves., to see men and women in shorts and flip flops ruined the romantic ambience that Mel created., its ok if you have a dress code., it doesn’t have to be suits and tie... however slacks and shoes would be acceptable., or it’s just any other restaurant.. you know that old saying “ if it’s not broken don’t fix it’ .. hope you folks have the opportunity to fix it.,, ..

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1.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Good service, bad food. The valet, host, waiter, and waitstaff were all great; the food, however, was very bland. We got the fried brie, pork loin medallions, and shrimp scampi. The fried brie was good. The pork loin medallions were gummy and very bland; they basically blended in with the vegetables. The shrimp scampi was very plain, the shrimp didn’t even seem to be seasoned and the pasta was quite dry. We didn’t bother looking at the dessert menu.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Special meal, food offerings, service and ambiance! Will definitely return!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Ever since the new owners have taken over this place it has really gone downhill. The original Melvyn’s was such a great restaurant that was my go to place for special occasions. So sad.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The Monte Cristo will make you cry with flavor tears

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great throwback to yesteryear! Whole place is like a Time Warp! Even the servers look like they've been here since day 1! So cute watching the older people really have a good time. People watching is amazing!?

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