The Nest

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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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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome place for dinner and partying afterwards. Most popular place in Palm Springs I believe!! Crowded on a Sunday night.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing else like it on Earth.

LA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Don’t go for the food or service, but the people watching can be worth it!

OT
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place. Food great. Service perfect.

RJ
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for six people for a birthday party
As soon as we've arrived we were seated by the owner, very friendly and warm greeting
Enjoyed the food and ambiance. The only thing I would asked for next time is not to be seated by the entrance. A lots of movement and constant passing by the guests and workers

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great time, food was great,

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good music.

KE
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Nest never disappoints. Great food and service. Does get a bit noisy after 8.

OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific dining experience. Started with the tasty bacon and date appetizer. We enjoyed a variety of entrees from the Early Bird menu(an unexpected perk!)-my Chefs favorite sole was excellent. Our party also fully enjoyed the Cajun pork chop and the sole piccata. The Brussels sprout salad and the other salads were very good too.
Service was exceptional.
Highly recommended.

MR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, entertainment and awesome service from Rosealee. We have been going to The Nest for over twenty years have never have never been disappointed.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and fun bar afterwards!

OT
Sacramento
53 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We eat at the Nest more than any place in the desert. Aways great food and service.

We always go for the early bird and find the food always a 10.

However, everyone at our table on Monday night, observed that the menu never changes. I think the current menu has been in place for well over a year. We all said we may go less often as there are other great choices in the desert with a little more variety.

Ideas: perhaps a non breaded fish---a chicken dish---a different pasta (don't like Dodi's)---maybe a burger and a beer---vegetarian plate.

Hope this helps...we love your reataurant and will continue to visit

BA
Palm Springs
74 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

WE WERE 2 COUPLES DINING ON THE 9TH ANNIVERSARY DAY, WE HAD A NICE TABLE SIDE
WINDOW, WHICH IS A QUIETER SIDE, AND LIGHTING IS GOOD. WE ALL ORDERED FROM THE
EARLY BIRD MENU AND EACH HAD A DIFFERENT ITEM FROM THE MENU.

WE ALL WERE SATISFIED WITH OUR SOUP OR SALAD AND MAIN ENTREE SELECTION.

THE SERVERS ARE PLEASANT, ATTENTIVE AND ACCOMMODATING. DODI, THE OWNER CAME BY EACH TABLE TO GREET AS SHE USUALLY DOES. IT WAS A VERY PLEASANT DINING EXPERIENCE AS USUAL.

SH
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Three of the four of us had excellent dinners. The fettuccine Alfredo and goulash got rave reviews as did the GF sole picata. That was the best I’ve ever had. The date skewers appetizer was also very good. The one entrée that didn’t Measure up was the shrimp scampi. There were only three shrimp and the garlic appeared to be missing from the pasta. That’s highly unusual for the Nest.

H
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were very good. It was very loud and noisy in the room.

OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Celebrated an anniversary dinner. The food was delicious. The service was wonderful. The entire evening was special.

RK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Dodi is the best and very involved and attentive. Don't miss having a drink at the bar after dinner, especially on the weekend.

OT
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the owners. One the hostess one the singer

KR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to dine. The appetizers, the main course are all excellent!!! Favorite place to dine when I am in the desert.

RK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and a great place to people watch after dinner in the bar.

j
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Been coming for 5 years from London uk.

j
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at The Nest. Our server was incredible!!
The food was delicious - we'll definitely be back...

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to the Nest. Went on a Sunday and found out the have a Jam session that starts at 2:30. So fun to get out and listen to live music. The food was amazing as always and the server was so helpful. Will definitely be coming back.

T
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food was overpriced and not very good. 3 of us ordered a Wedge Salad only to discover it doesnt come with bacon - come on - every restaurant on the world does a Wedge Salad with blue cheese and bacon. Then they had the nerve to charge us $3.50 x 3 for 6 strips of bacon - good grief.
This is a TOURIST TRAP full of old guys wearing their 1986 Bill Cosby sweaters trying to act like they are all that.
We really just wanted to come here and dance and have drinks but thought we'd have dinner and then move onto the dance floor. DONT MAKE that mistake - not worth it when there are so many other fabulous restaurants around with better service and better food.. The dancing wasn't that good either. Will pass on this moving forward.

T
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We arrived for dinner for our anniversary. Our service was superb and we were treated very special. Our food and wine were delicious. The atmosphere was pleasant and we danced in the bar afterward. It was a super fun night.

JZ
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Staff and owner were very friendly and helpful staff

CB
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and nice service

DK
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very noisy. Our server was great and bus girl excellent. But felt rushed as a party of 21 was coming in and they even moved us for dessert to accommodate them. Felt like we were not good enough. Bar very crowded. Probably would never visit again. Nothing spectacular.

KM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Went with a group of seven guys....food was great and music/band after was great!!

SS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant on Friday night was quite loud with several large tables in the dining area. As well, the band in the bar increased the volume in the dining room. If you are looking for a quiet dining experience, this is not the place for you.
Seems to be a local spot. The service was good. Our meals - Shrimp scampi and Rack of lamb were average at best. If you don't mind a wedding reception feel, this may be a good place for you. otherwise there are better places in the area for a more quiet dinner.

m
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed the food and the service. It was our wedding anniversary and they gave us a free piece of delicious cake. We recommend the nest highly

BP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table of 7 and had an excellent dining experience. The service was outstanding and the food delicious. The noise level was a little loud for good conversation but overall a great night. We will definitely return

B
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great discovery!
We’ve been going to the Palm spring area for few years now but It was our first visit to the Nest.
The Energy is good , the food is wonderful and the personal interactions with the staff and owners made this night memorable! We will definitely go back during our next stay in the desert!

k
Little Rock
71 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was extremely good with a large variety. The best part was that they had standard items for a high end restaurant but also had a number of home made items. Both were excellent.

OT
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When I was a kid in the O.C., my parents would take us to Mother's Kitchen for a real treat. The food was fabulous, the price was about seventy five cents; if you wanted a Pepsi, it was five cents extra. What a thrill to find out The Nest has the same attitude about serving great food, great service and comfort to boot. Its not seventy five cents, but the value and welcoming experience will win you over. This is a rare find thats been delivering satisfaction for years. Don't wait. Life is short, Eat Dessert First!

MT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night at The Nest! Dodi the owner and her team took great care of us. The Veal Marsala was fantastic and had so much fun after dinner in the Bar dancing. Great Energy!

BA
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was decent. Food was mediocre. We've had better.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The Nest is a fun place to go for drinks and for live music. The food however was not good in my opinion. I would definitely go back for drinks, but not for dining. I was pleased with the overall atmosphere and the service was outstanding!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very Nice Place.... We got there at 9pm for dinner and the bar area was already packed and a DJ/Band was going.

Food was great I got the Summer Special which includes a salad, entre I picked the filet mignon and a small desert. After dinner we moved to the bar to people watch. The bar even more crowed. We had a great time.. We will be back again

RI
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great in every way