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The Nest

4.5
4.5
2473 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Continental, American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 346-2314

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Robert Galindo

  • Catering

    We can do offsite catering. Please call Dodi Henry at (760)346-2314 to discuss details.

  • Private party facilities

    Beautiful private room with seating for up to 40 people. Menu designed exclusively for guest’s needs. Contact us for your next business meeting, holiday party, family get together or just a night out with friends. We also provide Live Entertainment every night which your group may enjoy as well.

  • Private party contact

    Dodi Henry: (855) 524-5692

  • Neighborhood

    Indian Wells

  • Cross street

    Cook St/Province Way

  • Parking details

    Self parking available.

  • Entertainment

    Celebrities, local entertainers, sports stars, and just plain wonderful people fill our lounge nightly. There's a warm glow that you won't find anywhere else in the Palm Springs area valley - It's been that way since 1966. Tim Burleson has appeared nightly at the nest since 1993. His open-ended run at The Nest has been marked by critical acclaim, standing-room-only crowds, star-studded audiences and guest artists. Dancing too! Tim Burleson and/or Kevin Henry will entertain you 7 nights a week!

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,473 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Hot Spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Hot Spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. AK

    AnneK

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Good food and great energy and music in the bar. The crowd progresses throughout the evening from an older crowd to a younger clubbing crowd as it got past 10pm.

  2. DB

    DawnB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff and our waiter was one of the best. Very attentive, friendly and accommodating.

  3. J

    Judge

    Palm Springs

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The place was clean and inviting. The staff friendly and efficient. However, the veal marsala was tasteless and the spaghetti which accompanied it was watery and overcooked. My wife had the chicken parmesan which she said was not the best she's ever had.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mom in town- my husband and I took her to the Nest- could t get her to leave! She loved the food, atmosphere and dancing!

  5. TJ

    TJMimi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Go there every time we come to town! It’s our favorite!!

  6. DN

    DarylN

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1

    Horrible! We absolutely love Cassidy and her detail to service but Doddi the owner is horrendous. Our group spent over $700 and Dodi rudely asked our group to leave to make room for a party of 20 that didn’t exist. We will never go there again. So sorry as Cassidy is fabulous and I hope a classier restaurant like Mastro’s or Vicky’s will scoop her up.

  7. TM

    TheMule

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I were celebrating her Birthday and took advantage of the Early Bird Specials. As we are both athletically inclined, we are very early risers so a 4:30 pm reservation was perfect for us and we basically had the place to ourselves. This was our first time at the Nest and everything about the restaurant was fantastic! Looking forward to our next visit.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab! Fun had by all.

  9. RD

    RogerD

    Palm Springs

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    rogerd Nice as alwayso

  10. P

    Patty

    San Francisco

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Good food but very loud but it’s fun. So nice to see the owners there all the time that’s why it is successful. Good job.

  11. b

    bonzie

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a nice booth. Ordered the Chef’s Special- Parmesan crusted sole with penne pasta. Delicious. Hubby had the salmon. Nice big piece cooked perfectly. Wish we could have stayed & watched everyone dancing but the bar area was packed! (on a Wednesday night).

  12. KC

    KatC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was amazing! Excellent choices and quite tasty! We were celebrating a birthday and the table acknowledged the birthday - a nice surprise! Laurie was our server and did an amazing job and was very nice! We danced for about an hour afterwards - the band was very good and a fun time to be had for all on the dance floor. Thanks!

  13. CB

    CathyB

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Nest is the diamond in our desert full of lovely restaurants. Rated in the top 100 restaurants in this country, The Nest is a dining experience I crave to repeat. We have eaten there many times over the years and are still so pleased to make future reservation. The Schnitzel, the Veal Scallapini, just out of this world. The only 5 star restaurant in our valley that includes a salad & fresh steamed vegetables with each meal. Any 2 adults can enjoy 2 fabulous dinners for $100. The service is a ten also. The best!!!

  14. FC

    FrankC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent on top of a great vibe. The Nest will be on our list every time we come to Palm Springs. The

  15. DM

    DavidM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great waiter. Food was delicious. Fun night for food and dancing

  16. C

    Chewysteak

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5

    If you want your own “Hangover” movie experience go here. Drink lots cause you will need it.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! Very distinctive menu - great to see sine of the old favorites like stuffed cabbage and schnitzel.

  18. C

    Chipaver

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    While the food was above average, your main reason for going to The Nest is to attend the party! Been going there since the mid-eighties. It’s been completely revamped but hasn’t lost it fun edge. We had an assortment of dishes for our party of eight. Most were more than happy with their choices, none gave their meal less than an average as a comment.

  19. CB

    CherylB

    Portland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful remodel since we were last there. The food was fantastic and the service quick and friendly. Can hardly wait to return.

  20. SA

    SlavkoAntolos

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cool and laid back atmosphere!!! Food was great and the service was fantastic.

  21. D

    Dissappointed

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience2

    Food was mediocre at best. Flavor was a 3 out of 10.

  22. C

    Caligirl

    Orange County

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    We came to The Nest to enjoy dinner and then stay for the music. Our food was disappointing. Nothing was very flavorful and the portions were quite small. I started with the beet salad. Hardly any beets to speak of. It was mostly spinach. Second was the chicken marsala. Very bland and a small portion. My husband started with the wedge salad. He enjoyed his salad very much. For his entrée, he order the Dodi pasta. Again, very bland and a small portion. Our server was good though. She checked in on us frequently and assisted us with our dinner selections. The entertainment here is why we would go back. Great people watching and good danceable music. Bottomline: Skip the food and come for the music!

  23. HB

    HarryB

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and entertainment. Service was also very good. Great place to dance,drink,and eat

  24. DN

    DarylN

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1

    Excellent service with Cassidy. Hopefully Mastro’s, Eddie V’s or Vicky’s will scoop her up in a management position. Dodi, the owner is extremely rude. Our group spent over $700 only to try to rush us out to a non existent group of 20. We will never go to the Nest again. They are not supportive of their local community and take advantage of the tourist. We have enough fabulous restaurants in the desert to support. A big ZERO to the Nest. Try Il Corso, Mastro’s, Eddie V’s , Vicky’s for great restaurants who are happy to service you with great food and ambiance. Just say NO to the nest and their rudeness,

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fun!

  26. J

    Jennifer91296

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Oh my! What an amazing dinner! From the dates to the fish and the lovely desert, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! So much so, I am taking 4 friends there tonight!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good time.. good delicious..owner was very friendly.. we will be back!!

  28. c

    charlesb

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Nest is always good. Th good hams gotten better during the past few years .We had a great waitress. Even though the dining room was full, she kept making sure things were going ok with our dinner

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous as always.

  30. SW

    SteveW

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service, food and ambiance, everything went great

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Girls trip

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s always a good time at The Nest! From the amazing customer service to the incredible menu options! The Nest is the perfect place to be no matter what day of the week it is! Definitely give this place a try! I promise you will not be disappointed!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit to The Nest. We made it just in time for the price fix menu and it was a great value for a delicious meal. Francis was our waitperson and was very attentive. The Nest provides a combination of people watching, sports on TV and live music filtering in from the bar, yet you still can have a conversation with your dining mates. We will return!

  34. D

    Dank

    Sacramento

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always. Best deal in town---early bird at $25.95---3 course. Relatives from Montana and Oregon...were they impressed. Server Allison...jus the best..I am sure she is one of your best servers...personality,, extremely friendly and efficient...Did not miss a mark and read us perfectly on our time in-between courses. Chicken parm, Doddies pasta, pork chop--(superb and apple sauce is delicious,) 2 Pasta with sole and an eggplant parm. all 10 plus! Great Caesars and wedge. Great dinner rolls...best in town too.. Desert choice on early bird is limited. Hey Doodie and Kevin... maybe a new choice or add a dollop of whip cream and a strawberry or berry or some chocolate sauce to the ice cream choice. Just a suggestion to impress your guests . Flan is always good...last night with a blue berry compote. We eat at the Nest more than any other place in the desert. Probably twice a month... Place was packed and great dinner club atmosphere...

  35. P

    Pstrainer43

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1

    The bar/dance floor is way too noisy to be able to enjoy dinner on a date. If you want to dine and have a conversation this is not the place. The food and service were excellent.

  36. S

    Sask

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entertainment value is unbelievable with the live entertainment

  37. MH

    MaryH

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always try to go to The Nest whenever we are in the desert. It never disappoints. The food, service and ambiance are fabulous. I always have the stuffed cabbage rolls, which are by far the best I have ever had. They are handmade by the owner's Mother. Our friends loved their entrees also. It's also an old school traditional place where you get a salad or soup included with the main course. I haven't had a dessert there, only because the entrees are always ample and I never have room.

  38. S

    Snobot

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    The early bird special for dinner was really of good value. Unfortunately, the food was not good. We liked the wedge salad and the soup but the entree fell short. The cajun pork chop was dry and no cajun spice at all. The eggplant parmigiana with pasta tasted like it came out from a can. The only decent entree was the cabbage roll. The pana cotta was totally tasteless. Service was good tho Maybe next time we will just come for happy hours and skip the food.

  39. C

    Chesterfield

    Seattle

    156 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always.

  40. RG

    RuthG

    Baja California Sur

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Love going to the Nest. Great food, great people watching!

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

FAQs

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

The Nest is rated 4.5 stars by 2473 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for The Nest

75-188 Hwy 111 Indian Wells, CA 92210

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cook St/Province Way

  • Neighborhood

    Indian Wells

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, American, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert Galindo

  • Entertainment

    Celebrities, local entertainers, sports stars, and just plain wonderful people fill our lounge nightly. There's a warm glow that you won't find anywhere else in the Palm Springs area valley - It's been that way since 1966. Tim Burleson has appeared nightly at the nest since 1993. His open-ended run at The Nest has been marked by critical acclaim, standing-room-only crowds, star-studded audiences and guest artists. Dancing too! Tim Burleson and/or Kevin Henry will entertain you 7 nights a week!

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 346-2314

  • Catering

    We can do offsite catering. Please call Dodi Henry at (760)346-2314 to discuss details.

  • Private party facilities

    Beautiful private room with seating for up to 40 people. Menu designed exclusively for guest’s needs. Contact us for your next business meeting, holiday party, family get together or just a night out with friends. We also provide Live Entertainment every night which your group may enjoy as well.

  • Private party contact

    Dodi Henry: (855) 524-5692

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