6 oz. Filet Mignon
Bordelaise Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus
Veal Sauteed in Marsala Wine with Mushrooms and Garlic
Romaine Hearts with Parmesan Cheese and Creamy Caesar Dressing
Amazing restaurant! Delicious food and unbeatable service
Dodi is amazing! The restaurant is amazing! And the food is delicious!
We ordered the pork and dates. The dates were just ok. The pork was poorly cooked. Flavorless and very very dry. We had it swapped out for the shrimp scampi which ended up being very good.
We have dined at the Nest on several occasions and it was so great to see they have added a patio so we can go there during Covid. We went for the early dining special and everything was wonderful. The food was delicious, the service and ambience were outstanding! The owner Dodi stopped by at our table to make sure things were good. Couldn’t be happier, can’t wait to go again! Love The Nest!
Had another reasonably enjoyable outing at the Nest this trip. Food was good, not great. The bacon-wrapped date appetizer was a big hit. A little disappointed that the pasta dish I first ordered from the menu was not available, but my second choice was acceptable (chicken parm, which I could get just about anywhere, just as good, probably at half the price). My wife had the double-cut pork chop, which was excellent. No complaints there. We always make the Nest a stop on one of the nights we're in Palm Desert. It's one of my father-in-laws old haunts from way back in the Sinatra (mob) days.
But what deserved the 5-star rating from me this trip was the treatment we received from our server Francis. Not only was he attentive, but extremely calm and engaging, despite the number of tables he was assigned to and the gauntlet he had to navigate in this "new normal" environment. He was the hit of the evening.
One comment I feel I must make, since this happened to us for at least the second time, if not the third, and may very well have happened to you. I suspect it has. When we first arrived at 6:15 for our 6:30 reservation, we were told that to sit at a table that we had asked for, we would have to be done and out of there by no later than 7:30. So, not wanting to rush through dinner on my wife's birthday, we "settled" for a table much further away from where we preferred to be. We might as well have been sitting in the parking lot. As much as I appreciate what restaurants are going through, and how charismatic Dodi can be, if she says to me one more time, "Well, I have to turn tables," I swear I'll turn around and leave.
The irony is that the kitchen was so slow that night, we didn't even finish our meal until 8:30, a little over 2 hours after we were first seated. And it was just the two of us. Not doddling; not deep in conversation ignoring our waiter or our meals. Just a normal night out. And yes, we will return. But will we stay?!
While we miss the lounge, we loved our outdoor seating on the front patio! When the weather is moderate this is very nice. Love the staff and of course the food is divine! We enjoyed our extra dirty martinis, the date/bacon and crispy cauliflower appetizers and of course the main courses! We had quite a selection... the pork, a petite filet, shrimp scampi, ahi tuna and the sole piccata! We were celebrating a birthday and loved the dessert choices.
I traveled solo to the desert for some much needed self care and was excited to take myself out for dinner. They sat me 15 minutes late, referred to me as their “single girl”, sat me at a 4-top and then proceeded to remove 2 of the chairs while I was eating. Very disappointed.
Food was excellent. Best escargot I've had in a long time. A bit noisy but normal conversation OK.
Music was very entertaining, food and drinks were great, felt very homemade cooked...
Great variety to the menu to satisfy the entire group.
Very enjoyable meal. Great service! Food was excellent!
Great food and service and patio experience was fabulous!!
Food was fabulous and our evening was made even more special by a fantastic piano player. We were seated outside - but it started to drizzle and Dodi made sure we had a great table under the roof on the side patio. Warmers kept us comfortable! While we started with the crab cakes - two of us had the ahi tuna, husband had pasta and I enjoyed Chicken Piccata. Desert was tough to choose - so we ended up with the Snickers Pie and Bread Pudding. Just YUM! Thank you Dodi for a wonderful dining experience!
The propane heat lamp ran out of propane so it was cold
Outstanding as always!
So fun enjoyed the food music great service and didn’t feel like Covid 👏
Excellent service by Tuesday and delcious food
Great entertainment by Kevin and hospitality by Dodi. Went the first time Halloween Night. Great crowd and great live music.
Dinner was great, service was awesome and atmosphere was super fun!
If it wasn't for the live music my review would be lower. Waiters service was unforgiving. Careless.
Family friendly cute restaurant! The owner was so sweet!
Once again the Nest did not disappoint! It was a hectic night for Dodi because of the Anniversary Celebration but she handled everything with grace and patience! She is one owner that doesn’t mind jumping in and busing tables if needed! Our food and service were A+. The side patio that was created for outdoor dining was perfect!
We always have a good experience at The Nest. We were happy we could share in their 10-year anniversary.
Seated promptly and drink orders were taken and served quickly. Food orders included various changes and all were completed as ordered.
Final bills were supposed to reflect some special prices that were not shown on the final bills and had to be asked for and the bill recalculated.
Overall a pleasant experience.
Even during the pandemic lockout, with only outdoor dining available on a very busy night, The Nest was wonderful from start to finish!
We were trying to get away, because of the Virus. So we decided to fly to Palm Desert, since we had not been there for 10-12 years. The last time there we found this great restaurant, "The Nest" great food and entertainment. That's why we wanted to go back and YES it's still there and "even having to dine outside on the patio" and YES the food and entertainment has not changed, it is still one of the Best we have ever found in our many travels.
This may have been our finest dining experience here in the desert. While the ‘basics’ of excellent food and service are more than covered here; it is the added ingredient of hospitality that makes this such a special place. Greeted with the expectation of our arrival by Dodi and her immediate connection with her guests (us strangers) we felt as tho we were regulars among instantly familiar faces and friends.
My wife enjoyed the finest filet ever. While I indulged in the pork chop... also among the best chops I’ve had. This is a no brainer dining choice for any occasion.
Great food, amazing service and beautiful ambiance.
Wonderful dining experience with superior food and service.
Great night at The Nest! A little nosier since we were dining in the “valet” area! So grateful that they were creative to make that area available! Food and service were as good as ever!
Our group of 5 were greeted by the owner Dodi and she could not have been nicer and more welcoming. Our server Jasmine was great. Made some recommendations and took excellent care of us. Hubby had Tylers Chef Favorite and raved about it. I could barely get a bit from him! I had the Sampler - Cabbage Rolls, Spinach Burek and Moussaka with Asparagus. Delicious!!! Mom had the Sole and also said it was great. From the appetizers to the desert... bread pudding..yum... our meal and evening were awesome!
The food was outstanding and the service was awesome. This is our new favorite place for dinner.
the food is always great especially pork chop one of our favorite dining spots in desert
We got to the Nest as often as possible--for the early bird dinner. We're very senior citizens & like to eat early. The quality of the food is awesome and consistent. We were able to eat indoors, but that's going to shut down to outside only (alas). The only minor complaint is that the squash veggies for very undercooked.
We were a table of 6. Socially distanced in the outside patio. Everything was great service, drinks and food. Felt safe and enjoyed eating out.
The Nest is a perfect venue with incredible host and entertainment. The food is always exceptional and Dodi herself is the consummate professional who is extremely attentive to her guest.
During this time of Covid the Nest does a good job providing top service and social distancing. Good always good.
Always the best over experience, food and overall ambience.
Amazing service and outstanding food. Dodi and her team went above and beyond to make our date night memorable. We shall be back..
The Nest is rated 4.7 stars by 1882 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.