The Nest

4.6
2231 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2231 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner from the food to the service! Everything was perfect!

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Graytop
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vintage atmosphere, great service. We had there Thanksgiving dinner. It was the traditional turkey dinner. They do a great job at the Nest. The Nest is the best.

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vipLaura
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Too loud, it’s more like a big bar and the tables are all crammed together. Cold pie for dessert with cheap canned like whipped cream - very bland soup - too much salad dressing - they are nice people there but it was a very unpleasant dining experience. The ceiling is low and you can hear everything. The lady sitting better me kept pushing her seat into mine. The guy at the next table in front was so loud talking about really In appropriate things for my daughters to hear. Don’t go with kids

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AnaR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service where Amazing!!!! Owner was amazing she even gave us 2 small toysfor our kids. Highly recommend and will return!!! Great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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RowenaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

That was the worst food for the highest price I've ever had. I am so upset. Open Table advertised the price of The Nest as $39 per person. When we were seated, imagine our shock when we saw that the price was $65. We should have left then, but we stayed, hoping the food would live up to the price. The rolls were baked from frozen, the salad was blah, the salmon was much too salty and dry. The turkey dinner was ok. The apple pie was made with canned filling. I want Open Table to reimburse me the $26 extra that was charged over the advertised price. You can be sure that Yelp and every other website people look up to find out the rating of Open Table and The Nest will hear about our experience.

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SharonT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner there. The food was delicious and the wait staff superb. Beautiful restaurant and easy free valet parking. We will visit The Nest in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

TJ
vipTennisJamie
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a solid performer. Good food, good service and a special touch of the owner, Dodi greeting us and checking in on our table. Its pretty rare to find this level of personal service and we appreciate it.

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vipEVAS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation family meal-outstanding!
Thank you!

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BlairB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

I felt everything was up to par until it took an hour to get our food. I felt that was not acceptable.

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vipMarkO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and great Saturday night entertainment , had a great time at the Nest

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance is quite beautiful. We arrived half an hour early and they gave us a seat right away. Our table was in a back corner; we could have chosen another table, but we moved a chair and the three of us had a perfect view of the entire room from our corner. The room is large, spacious, and uncrowded, plus great artwork with a jazz theme.
Sounds of the piano bar from the next room was quite pleasant. Our waitress was wonderful. She even bought her own pepper grinder which delivered exactly the right amount of pepper on to our amazing wedge salads with house dressing. Her attention to our needs was just right.

The food was prepared perfectly. We ordered shrimp scampi, chicken milanese, and goulash. Each dish was cooked to perfection. No extra spices were required. We shared tastes and loved each one.

If you arrive earlier than 5:30 you may order a dinner special of salad plus main dish for $25, which will save quite a bit of money. That's the price in late 2021.

The only thing that we didn't appreciate was the desert. We ordered blueberry pie a la mode. The pie was cold not warm, and was served with a fruit compote which was good but didn't seem to match that there was already a berry pie. Perhaps a caramel or chocolate sauce might have been more appropriate.

Our bill came to around $200 including an appetizer, three dinners, three cocktails, tip, tax, and dessert. I would say the price matched the food so I gave it three Stars.

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The service was very bad and slow. It took a very long time for the dinner to be served. The dinner was very bland and the caesar salad had no flavor. Nothing special about this evening.

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vipTerrilm
Palm Springs
96 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

One fun place to eat, drink and dance! Love the service and the good attitude here! The season is here and the crowd is back. Dining outside and in the back is the least noisy for times when you want to talk more...But the whole place always feels like a party to me. :-)

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vipCindyV
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious and the service was great, but the noise level was terrible! Could not hear any conversations due to loud music!

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BrynR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun trip back in time to quality, service, ambiance and good food. The staff have perfect timing. The music and dancing bar was a blast.

DB
DonB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were charged double for a half Sapphire, half Kettle One. COVID pricing? Not for $27.00!

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Mgkern1950
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our third visit here. Our food was delicious. I had chicken Marsala and he had veal Marsala. Dodoe was managing the floor incredibly. Our waitress was lovely. Food took a long time to be served.music from the bar is so very loud that we sat next to one another to be able to converse. Still ha some trouble hearing the service staff. We’ll come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for us when in the 🐪

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DonnaS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Soggy caesar salad, parmesan crusted sole good, but not what it was served with.
Cheesecake was missing the berries. Service was slow.

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vipLoriS
Tulsa
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed our first time at the Nest - the food was great and despite being short handed the service was pretty good - the owner was very attentive to notice issues and handle it - we’ll be back

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vipItalian
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you visit Palm Desert this should be your#1 Dinner Date . Great food ! So fun , music is amazing and Jeffrey the Door Man / Security guard us so Great.

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LiaO
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Finally had an opportunity to visit! Did not disappoint! Only reason Food didn't get 5, was that we just had few Happy Hour items and I want to experience a full dinner.
The Ahi was cooked to perfection and the pasta with sausage was so tasty! Our server Kari was attentive and we had such a fun night!

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PaulZ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, dancing and fun in the Valley!! A MUST!!

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hollyd
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Drinks and dancing the best!

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ShannonB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner was there and wonderful. She was working along side her staff and keeping everything running smoothly. We had a nice table to wait at and have some pre-dinner drinks. The crowd was lively and entertaining. Dinner was outstanding! Our first visit and we will be returning on our next PS visit.

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vipMark
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date night restaurant for sure. Food and service is always excellent.

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Phibcb2
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very surprised, better than its reviews and rankings.

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Moondoggie
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food was excellent. It got a little too noisy and we couldn’t talk at our table. We will go back again for their early bird specials! Terrific place !

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vipKCampbell
Grand Rapids
39 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived early with hopes of sitting in the bar area. It was happy hour - and we enjoyed drinks, spinach artichoke dip and the calamari. Excellent choices. Music started at 6:20 and by then - place was packed! We had dinner - Dodi’s pasta x 2 , salad and I had the chicken piccata. Yum! We go every year when in town. Don’t miss this desert gem!

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JimmyC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a fun place and the food was very good ....but noise level is very loud because of the music and dancing going on at the bar .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nest always rocks and guarantees a good time

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vipGinaL
Palm Springs
272 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We went at 5 pm in the hope that the restaurant would be quieter. We ordered the 3 course early bird menu and were in the restaurant over 50 minutes before the soup/ salad came, then sat there after finishing for another more than 20 minutes before letting the server know we had to keep it moving to be someplace else. The entrees came, dry and lacking in flavor. Mine went back and I was told the kitchen was backed up so it would take a long time to get a replacement. I asked for a second dinner roll instead, and was told after 10 minutes that they’d be out of the oven in 6 minutes. Mind you, the place wasn’t even half full and there was plenty of staff buzzing around. A complete disappointment, and we won’t make this mistake again.

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vipJeffS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit to the iconic Nest. We had a blast. The food was great and we enjoyed the live music and dancing after dinner. The owner, Dodi, was very nice and accommodating. We are looking forward to our next visit

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VICTORS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

its amazing that a place known for its music,dancing has very good food and service, husband and wife Kevin and Dodi run a fantastic supper club!!!!!!!! Take my word for it i had supper club and Italian ret> in manhattan NYC Victor Sorrentino

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SeattleGrandma
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

It is way too noisy. Hard to talk. Waitress was lovely. Food was ok. Dining rooms could use some decor. Very basic.

CJ
CJ190
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good service but not the level of ambience advertised. Said it was “cozy”. Huge flat screen TV in dining room and extremely loud. Had to literally yell to converse.

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vipSTUG
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I have been coming here for quite some time especially during the pandemic. I have to say that raising their prices as dramatically as they have and lowering the food quality as dramatically as they have has turned me south on this place. The prices for things like steak are almost as high as going to a steakhouse like Morton’s or Mastro’s. The food quality and the choices are not what they once were. Although this is a place where people come to hang out, the food isn’t a reason to be here anymore

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Food and service were wonderful. Love that the owner always comes to talk to everyone and cares about everyone and everything.

FAQs

The Nest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 346-2314.

The Nest is rated 4.6 stars by 2231 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.