The Nest

4.5
1583 reviews
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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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CR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love The Nest. Always great good & wonder ambiance. Great service. Wish the bar/dance area was bigger!

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food. Waiter wasn’t very friendly. Didn’t ask if we would like ground pepper on our salads. My friend saw a pepper mill so she used it to pepper our salads.

Loved the Happy Birthday sign on the table. Purse stand great idea.

My lamb was a bit over cooked. Still wonderful flavor.

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BA
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was incredible. Food was delicious.

A clown (seriously a circus clown) was wandering around the restaurant. I think it was inappropriate and disrespectful to anyone with coulrophobia.

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s
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Would not recommend coming here if you are under the age of 35. Definitely an old crowd where you can watch older folk bust loose. Older music until at least 9 PM something (Couldn't stand it any longer). Good for people watching. But one time will be enough for me!

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CR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The dinner was excellent. Very tasty and I love the decor and the professional rest of your staff. The bar and dancing room was fine and obviously as everyone says quite a spectacle of people watching. Unfortunately music was very difficult to dance to for my girlfriend and I. I love the smiling and happiness of the man at the keyboards and everyone was having a good time. I'm really glad we stopped by I read reviews for weeks before we went. It was a good addition to our Palm Springs trip vacation of three days.

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KC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always have a great time at the NEST, such a fun spot!

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RL
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service wonderful and the music added to the great ambience. Will definitely return.

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KS
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

People usually go to the Nest for the scene, live music, dancing, etc... but you HAVE to go for dinner. The service is fantastic and the food is excellent. It's a must-do when you visit the desert and it's also a great place for locals to gather. Dodi and Kevin are amazing and work so hard to make your experience a great one.

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RC
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely and great music

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

Went here for a birthday dinner. It was quite lovely! Good food. Only disappointment was they were out of the dessert 3 of us wanted as part of their “special”, and we didn’t eat late. Go early if you’d prefer all options available! Loved how the staff was friendly and atmosphere was pleasant. I’d recommend if you’re in the area. Great food.

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SL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre fix great value . All5 of us loved our meal. We went for the first time and would live to come back and try everything.

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TG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great jazz group with owner Kevin at the piano.

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JQ
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, friendly Service. Fun place. Dodi is a great hostess snd Kevin is a great entertainer.

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FU
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Another wonderful evening at The Nest. Will be back soon.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a very fun evening celebrating a birthday with friends!! Good music and friendly crowd and owner!

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OT
Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought a friend for the first time to the Nast and it was delightful as always thank you Dodi

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KM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

It was more like a local hang out than a fancy dining place. It was just okay, nothing special at all. Pretty disappointing.

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DC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The Nest offers a distinctly throw-back feel. The facility is nice, but dated. The service is attentive and personable without being formal or stuffy. The bar is lively with so-so drinks. The food is a good value. (There is certainly better food available in the desert, but the Nest offers quality food, complete with soup or salad for a fair price) Bottom line... If you are looking for 5-Star dining, this is not your place, but if you want decent food at a fair price served in a fun environment that reminds you of yesteryear, than give the Nest a try. If you do, be sure to order the escargot.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun place

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DI
Palm Springs
22 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Three course early meal was wonderful. Good food, good value. The staff was very pleasant and efficient.

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TG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food / Service fantastic, we were lucky, we were between music sets. Although the music is great it’s just too loud when trying to have dinner.
But, we love the place .....
Thank You.....
....Tom

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W
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very popular place! We received great service from Frances, he was very pleasant to talk to, very professional. It’s great that the Ness has complimentary valet.

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T
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Strange crowd. Complete with everything from over sexed seniors, biker types and a fully dressed clown. I won’t be returning.

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OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Our reservation was for 5:30 and in the beginning it was calm and nice atmosphere, BUT when we asked if we could sit in lounge we were told dining room would be quieter due to large party. By 6:45pm the dining room was SO Loud we couldn't even hear our guests talking. Way too noisy it sounded like a small town bar. Then at 7:15 the hostess literally walked over and said "just so you know I have people waiting for this table. " I thought that was so RUDE.!

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c
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. The fixed priced menu is a great deal. It was very busy the night we were there, so the service tended to be a little slow getting our order in and the check. But the food came out hot and was very well prepared. All in all, a very nice experience. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

100th Birthday Celebration

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S
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, Everyone ordered something different and we all loved our food! No complaints at all

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OT
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!!

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J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding neighborhood gourmet restaurant. The owner's are very "hands on" and try to accomodate all their patrons. The filet cut like butter and was prepared perfectly. We sampled several items on the menu and were pleased with everything that was presented. Our waitress was knowledgable and took care of us. We will be back!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love everything about this place !

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DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and ambiance were great! Christina was awesome! We’ll be back soon.

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J
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First timer at the restaurant. Food was very tasty, and presented well. The noice level was loud, as there were larger parties close to us. We enjoyed the value, attending during Restaurant Week.

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DD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. I highly recommend The Nest.

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AM
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent! A bit noisy and crowded ( it was restaurant week..) but wonderful as usual!

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FU
Palm Springs
39 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful evening at The Nest - thanks Dodi for you attention. Hope to be back soon.

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MC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us had wonderful dinners.. Sole, Egglant Parmagiana, Pork Chop, Chicken Marsala were all excellent. Service was great - Dodi made sure of that! She & Kevin have upped The Nest to a go to dining experience. Love the redesigned interior... and of course the bar is amazing.

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CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The main course (pork shops) was very dry and not hot. The desert was cold and hard as a rock. I don't think we will eat there again. Sorry Dodi

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D
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service and music. Owners provide the direction for the staff- only the best. I love the lady valet too. If you want a night to remember go to Dodi and Kevin “the Nest”.

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EP
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit - during restaurant week. Loved all three courses.

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were polite, friendly, efficient and not hovering. Food was served fresh, salad greens very crisp. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Atmosphere quiet. We enjoyed our dining experience at The Nest. If anything, the dessert sampler plate was nothing to write home about; not bad, but not special.

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