About The Nest

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.

75-188 Hwy 111
Indian Wells, CA 92210
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Hours : Nightly 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Cook St/Province Way

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 346-2314

Website:
http://www.gotothenest.com/

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!

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

Parking Details:
We offer free Valet Service. Self parking also available.

Executive Chef:
Alen Badzak

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Nest Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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People Watching (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Happy Hour (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for a Date (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Late-night Find (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Comfort Food (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Casual (9)
Authentic (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Cozy (6)
Disabled Access (5)
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Live Sports (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We enjoyed the delicious food and excellent service. They made us feel like family from the moment we arrived. We had the Sole Piccata, Filet Mignon and the Porcini Ravioli. All of it was cooked perfectly. We loved that the owners were present and friendly, and that they interacted with guests and staff, that is so nice to see nowadays. They checked on us to make sure we were enjoying our experience, we felt like they really cared and wanted us to know it. We will definitely be back and highly recommend. 👍👍

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fun, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Although I checked "quiet", it is quiet before the music starts at 7. That said, it still doesn't get too loud in the dining room and I find it enjoyable to hear the bar music in the dining room. The bar would be a little more to the louder range. We went for the early bird dinner and not only was the food delicious, but the price is excellent! Plus you get soup or salad and desert with the early bird meals. We also ordered escargot. It is to die for!! A must if you love escargot. The dining room was decorated beautifully for halloween. Not goulish, just cozy and elegant. This is one of our "go-to" restaurants when we are in town.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Waiter Frances or Francisco was awesome. Great experience.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife and I had an excellent experience here. Had wine in the bar before dinner and then an excellent meal. Very much a local feel. We will definitely be back!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Have been here many times and celebrated several birthdays. Food very good, great service and lots of fun! Great live music, Kevin is the best!

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food at the Nest was excellent and our waitress Rosalee was great. She superbly covered many tables.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was very good. A little pricey but early bird menu was reasonably priced and a nice selection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always a GREAT experience. Our favorite restaurant.

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Another fabulous time at the Nest! Food and service were wonderful! Fun to help celebrate the anniversaries- including ours!!

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 17, 2017

always a nice evening. Staff always accommodating. Food consistently very good !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Yet another outstanding meal at The Nest! Even though the dining room was crowded to capacity -- the restaurant's seventh anniversary celebration -- both the service and the cuisine were excellent. The staff and kitchen managed everything flawlessly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great evening with fabulous food and ambiance ~ I frequent the Nest often.
One of my favorite place!

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Came for friends Birthday. Dinner reservations on a Saturday night for 8:30p. The place was jamming, which was pretty cool. I just think the establishment is to small for the amount of people they let in. The live music is fantastic!
On to the food: the Steaks were very good, however under seasoned. The garlic potatoes where very flavorful. The sautéed spinach was bland and needed some serious seasoning. We finished with a piece of chocolate cake which was heavy, but delicious.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is a great place to go if you want fine dining while you watch all the cougars get hit on by old and young dudes. Definitely an experience as told it would be by our Uber driver.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Interesting local restaurant with a wide variety on the menu. I had the burek-a spinach and feta pie and a meat pie. Both were good and served with a nice variety of vegetables. I would recommend going for the entertainment and sitting in the bar for appetizers. Lively crowd!

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our experience was excellent, the food was delicious, the live music was wonderful: live singing and piano entertainment in one bar area and a DJ dance area in the room and patio in back. It is obvious that the owners care about their customers and take pride in providing the best in meals, music and atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Live Music, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a wonderful time. The couple next to us needed a room! Guess it truly is romantic

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 8, 2017

GREAT EXPERIENCE. FOOD, STAFF & ATMOSPHERE ARE TOP NOTCH. THE OWNERS COME BY TO CHECK & TO SAY THANKS.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had several extremely noisy tables near us where the groups came in already with too much wine or something. It is a noisy restaurant but these girls were extreme. Our food was good but somehow not wonderful like the last time we were in . We will return on a Tuesday when the more boisterous crowds aren’t shouting foolishly. It is a lively, fun place to dine occasionally when we are in the desert.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Live Music, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was our third visit there - new in town. Great food and great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Live Music, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Outstanding food every time and the early bird dinners are the best around.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a wonderful evening with a great wait-staff and delicious food. The owner stopped by which shows the caring atmosphere at The Nest. We will return!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our waitress, Tuesday, was very sweet! We were very pleased with the food, and service. The Nest is a lot of fun for a night out also. They have live music early evening and a DJ later on. It can get pretty loud, so if you want to got just for dinner, I recommend requesting outdoor seating. Great spot to get together with friends.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, People Watching, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The restaurant is a favorite with locals, I hadn’t been there in a long time and found it extremely noisy. The food and service is fine and even with the noise my friends and I were happy. I must say our waiter Raul was. very accommodating ,, a nice touch. The bar has been enlarged since I was there last, it’s a happening bar and music is good, not for older adults!
I think Dixie & Kevin have made it a huge success.
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was worth the money any evething was fun. Had a great time

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We were a party of two. Service was geared to large parties. Those of us in small groups were on our own. We sat outside during a warm evening. We had to ask for water which was never refilled. I ordered from their summer special menu and picked one of the first courses listed. The waiter came back later and told me that it was a mistake, they no longer included the appetizer I ordered as part of the special menu. I couldn't believe a busy restaurant, with so many options and which made the error by giving me an incorrect menu did not honor my choice. That alone will prohibit any return on our part. We live in the area and realize that a busy restaurant won't miss our business, but we do have friends who will know of our unpleasant experience

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 15, 2017

What set this place aside is the service. Incredible.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We've been dining here for years. Recently updated, exceptional service. Good place for a date or celebration. Last visit was pretty noisy with several larger groups. Locally owned and operated.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The Nest is unique in every way. Fun to go for appetizers and happy hour in the bar. The entertainment rocks everyone from 21--91, so much FUN! We had a great dinner and our server was very warm and friendly. The food was tasty and beautifully prepared.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 9, 2017

It is more
Than ok but not outstanding.
Service excellent but expensive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Food was amazing and the service was above and beyond!!!! The carrot soup was beyond delicious!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great evening, as always. We can always depend on The Nest for a comfortable and delicious evening meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was good, good overall value. Excellent cocktails. Very, very noisy but fun!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 29, 2017

This was my first time dining at the Nest. They offered an early bird menu which appeared to be a good value, however I chose a wedge salad with The shrimp scampi for my main entree. The wedge was just ok with watered down dressing. The main entrée had very little flavor and was also very watered-down. I don't know if the sauce was watery or if they didn't drain the pasta enough. My boyfriend said the same thing about his ceaser and chicken fettuccine. Good sized portions and reasonably priced however I do not believe that we will be dining there again.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2017

A lovely place to enjoy good food, good service and live music. Always fun to sit at the bar after dinner to dance ad enjoy the music.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Live Music, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Francis, our server, was excellent. The escargot was perfect, the sole piccata was perfectly cooked. The liquor was a bit pricey - $11 for Tito's vodka. Overall we had a good time in a fun atmosphere. Come for the food - stay for the dancing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Wonderful experience. Very good food and service. Right size proportions. Reasonably priced. Live music. Good date night place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We celebrated our Dad's 91rst birthday with a wonderful dinner and dancing afterwards. The food was really good and the service was impeccable. The manager/ owner went above and beyond to make sure that we were very happy! I would recommend this place for a fun filled evening to anyone😊

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a lovely Saturday night dinner and took advantage of the summer menu. Such a good value for a great dinner including desert which was a delicious carrot cake. We will definitely go back and not to mention the fact that it is so convient to our home in Indian Wells.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, People Watching, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love coming for the bar. But as expected, restaurant was a FANTASTIC experience!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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