The Nest

4.6
1422 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
The Nest is Indian Wells' most famous restaurant and lounge. We've been serving fine guests, celebrities, golf and tennis legends since 1965. The reasons for our exceptional longevity and acceptance are delicious food, wonderful, warm atmosphere, great entertainment, and generous refreshments, along with the service you would like to receive all the time .... RESERVATIONS ARE FOR THE DINING ROOM ONLY. THE BAR IS ON A FIRST COME BASIS. Thank You for your understanding.
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K
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere and food!

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MS
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Palm Desert for 8 years, and we've been meaning to go to the Nest. Well, we finally did go for dinner and dancing, and we're sorry we didn't start going years ago. Good food, great service and ambience, and a lot of fun. We'll be back!

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OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in the Coachella Valley for great food, great atmosphere and great friends.

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SR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience with family. Excellent food and service!

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Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 3 course early bird dinner is a great value. It was crowded but still had very good service.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best time in the AREA!!! We had a great dinner with cute birthday decorations. The owner was so sweet to invite us the the bar, even bought us a drink. The bar was the place to be, fun for ALL ages! The band and service was great.

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v
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a good meal and the surroundings were exactly what we expected!

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SE
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The dinner was wonderful. German, Italian, cuisine. The service was also great.
Afterwards went to the bar area for the piano music, gets really crowded and more of a singles bar, pick up place.

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SS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best time. Great food, music and dancing. What could be better?

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RI
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great in every way

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MM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great people watching. Love the live music.

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DE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fun....so accommodating. Food great and the bar next door was a hoot. We had a great time!

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w
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love'd it - Early Bird special is great value - Noise level in main dining room is high - Regardless, I'll be back

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D
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Caesar salad..dry... fish mushy.
Cabbage rolls poor, moussaka poor. Wine cost price of half the $20.00 meal.

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B
Calgary
44 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had s great meal at The Nest. Wine was 20% off which was a nice treat! Well priced wine list. Always good people watching and entertainment. Fun place to be.

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VL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Nest has nice ambiance, great food; it is a very pleasant experience to dine there. We always enjoy it!

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OT
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing meal with great service! Always love coming to The Nest.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the Nest was wonderful! Our kids had called ahead for a gift certificate and told them it was our anniversary which I had not mentioned. The waitstaff made the surprise perfect! Oh yes, the food was wonderful, as usual!

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M
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Nest and their value menu is a real bargain! Fish was excellent as was the stuffed cabbage.
My salad had a little too much dressing on it after I asked for it on the side. It was pretty noisy but still an enjoyable experience..........Dodi does a wonderful job!!

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DK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The noise level was out of sight. I could hear conversations from two tables away. Our server was lovely. The wait for dinner to be served was at least 45 minutes. The special Salad with broccoli and kale had no dressing and fruit which was not in the description. The $32 price for the stuffed cabbage seemed high when there was only a smattering of mashed potatoes and a few vegetables. The cabbage was delicious but I went home and had to have a snack. Very disappointed other than with our lovely server.

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SW
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went for the first time, we're renting a house in Palm Springs for the season. I found the Nest on TripAdvisor, highly rated so went. Everything was wonderful with service and food, the only thing negative that influenced us not giving a higher review is the lighting in the area we were in was so bright it blinded us, the heat was bouncing off the wall by us making us hotter, then went to the bathrooms,,,, Oh my they were absolutely filthy and my husband stated the mens had one open and it was not very nice either...

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San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always good!!!!

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t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were most impressed by out-of-the ordinary menu items, e.g., stuffed cabbage and Moussaka which my wife and I ordered. Outstanding. Lively place, nice vibe.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was outstanding. Everyone commented who ordered it blackened or otherwise. Dodi always takes good care of me and my guests. Thank you, Dodi. You are fabulous. So is The Nest.

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SM
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Over-priced for very ordinary food. Very expensive drinks. Ambiance is zero.
Booth seating is extremely close, practically sitting on neighbors lap. Understand it is a bar hot spot later in the evening, but there are so many better restaurants in town than this.

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MK
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Year after year...great food, great service and a really fun atmosphere!

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Sacramento
50 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We bought friends from Northern CA that were visiting. Our food and sevice were perfecy---as always!!!

Pork Chop was huge and delicious---the Chefs Favorite Soul with Pasta is probably one of the best items on the menu. Caesars were perfect as well as the Bleu Cheese wedge.

Forgot our servers name but whe was spot on from beginning to end.

Desert is always a hard choice but both the Mousse and the Cream with Fruit Compote were the perfect end to a great meal.

Dodi stopped by our table which is always great to see an owner relate with her guests.

Can't wait to go back---and it will be soon.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The owner was very welcoming and engaging. The food was excellent and very reasonable. It was very busy for a monday night after super bowl. The bartender was excellent. The music was fantastic. All in all a great experience. There was every age from 20 to 90 single people couples a real mixed bag. Will definitely return

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was busy, but our waiter was calm and collected... a true professional!

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San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

My husband’s pork chop was delicious, but I was disappointed in the soup and my sand dabs, which I usually love,. They weren’t cooked right. Usually they are crispy as they were a little soggy. I had told them we were celebrating a birthday, but they never commented.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed a fabulous dinner at The Nest! After dinner we went into the bar area which was filled with a lively crowd and live entertainment, a great place to come for a fun night out with good food, drinks and dancing.

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Nest always a good time. Have dinner and stay for the nightlife

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g
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the nest. The food and service are always consistent. It's an upbeat casual friendly place to visit.

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CT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday treated like family!

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p
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very good and the service is ALWAYS outstanding

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R
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite dining places in the valley.
Food is great.
Danielle is severer.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the ambience. Noisy but fun and the food is very good. Went into the bar after dinner and enjoyed the music and dancing.

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JY
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the recommended wiener schnitzel and found it to be better than any we have ever had, including on our trip to Germany. We ate outdoors which was wonderful. Please note they also have a very popular bar and entertainment attached to restaurant. There was a line to get in!!

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Terrible
Long wait
Snobby hostess
Bad food
Expensive
Avoid

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Sacramento
50 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding at always.

FRANCIS WAS OUR WAITER---HE IS THE BEST WAITER IN THE VALLEY---GIVE HIM A RAISE.

GREAT FOOD---LOVE THE PORK CHOP ON EARLY BIRD. SALADS ARE ALWAYS LARGE AND EXCELLENT---THE BEST BLUE CHEESE.

TASTY DESSERTS.

WE WILL BE BACK--THIRD TIME HER IN LESS THAN A MONTH.

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