A little complimentary happy birthday dessert would have been fun. It was our first time to The Nest. The bar was rockin’ so it wasn’t a place for a romantic dinner for two. Waitress was excellent! Open Table works great! Made reservation at tennis court and showed up early. The Nest had our reservation. And seated us on time.
Everything was great except the waiter had an attitude. Hard to feel good about your meal when you waiter isn’t nice and can’t smile. Don’t know if I will go back. His energy was enough to keep me away. However, if I could be given a different waiter, I am sure the evening would have been more pleasant.
Great food great service. Can’t wait to go back!!!
Beautiful evening made even more special by Dodi and her great staff! Food was excellent, service was on point. It made our evening magical! We will be back.
Great service. Love the double cut pork chop.
great fun! Friendly energetic atmosphere with old Palm Dessert charm.
We arrived to the main dining room at 6:15 pm. Within a half hour the space was filled. There were several large parties. The noise volume continued to increase throughout our stay. We ordered a red wine but a white wine arrived. It was sent back. We ordered a spinach knisch. It was very fresh but had limited flavor. The caesar salads were fresh but we would have preferred less dressing. Our entrees, ravioli and egg plant parmesan were delicious but we felt the size of the entrees for the price were on the lean side...lastly on our check we were billed $14 more for wine than we had purchased. The Owner corrected the bill and gave us an additional cost reduction. It is a very popular restaurant, but too loud for our taste.
Just a fantastic evening as always. This place is a MUST for those visiting the Coachella Valley for the first time or again. Amazing dinner quality as well as a solid bar/evening spot. Many places can do one of those but very rarely do restaurants do both ‘Restaurant’ and ‘bar’ well. This place does both! Highly recommend as a visitor who has stopped a few times.
Dodi and Kevin have created one of the most special places I’ve ever been to! The food, service, and hospitality are 5 stars. You are missing out by not having this experience!
Thank you Dodi for your excellent hospitality!
The Nest is truly one-of-kind. Very good food and always fun with the best “people watching”....
I love The Nest! Kevin & Dodi and the entire staff are amazing. I have been going to The Nest for years and they are just tremendous. Never a dull moment. The atmosphere is wonderful and the live music when the sun goes down makes the ambiance incredible. I would suggest starting with the escargot and the bacon and date skewers (melt in your mouth!). I am always in the mood for a great steak, and the filet never dissapoints! After dinner you can pay your fine server and head out or mozy on into the bar and enjoy a fine cocktail and enjoy the vibe.
Never a disappointment ! Great food fun w friends good service
Our experience at The Nest exceeded our expectations. We thought it was just a place to enjoy drinks, music and dancing. That was all great but the restaurant was also outstanding. Hard to believe an establishment can offer both fine dining and a vibrant music-bar scene. Highly recommend the Nest!
Great menu and delicious food. Very noisy but fun.
We have enjoyed "The Nest" for decades and its current iteration is the very best. It is elegant yet welcoming and comfortable. The excitement of live music and bar sounds adds a scintillating edge. The menu has "prime steaks" and old world bureks, ghoulash & stuffed cabbage to satisfy the most diverse of palates. Warm, happy and friendly wait staff, great food, what more could you ask for for any occasion.....Doni.
The Nest is such a Palm Desert staple... Great restaurant and the after party is legendary. We went for a bachelorette party and they were so great with us, kept the wine flowing and even came out with a p***s shaped dessert for the bride to be. Highly recommend!
The food was not great, kinda bland, ...and overpriced for the quality.
The food was good - Leo was GREAT and fun - The service was awesome - The owner was even better!!!!
My friend and I have read the reviews and thought it sounded like a crazy place. Once we walked through the doors we could see how packed the bar was with loud energetic music playing. The bartenders were very friendly when talking to them while waiting for our table. The service was great. My friend is a vegetarian and the server was extremely helpful with her needs. Over all was a fantastic time :) will be coming again monthly.
Great place. Live music. Fun atmosphere. Great food. Owner took great care of me and made me feel welcome.
We had a party of 10 and the place was busy! Lots of people, lots of noise from everyone talking and having a good time! Service was good, especially in light of how crowded they were. The menu included something for everyone and everything we (10 people) had was very very good. Wine list was good and so were the cocktails. Bar scene was hopping - crowded but still able to dance and enjoy the live entertainment. Would highly recommend this restaurant to others.
Best value in SoCal
We were asked to sit outside on the patio...or we could ‘wait awhile’ for an inside seat, no thank you. So outside it was but needed to keep our coats on as the heaters were no match for the 45 degree evening. I really should have left at that point...
Took 20 minutes for a server to come to the table, another 20 to get my glass of wine. Food was good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Server never made it a point to let us know anything the days specials, got to find out about those AFTER we had ordered when she was telling another table about them.
Would have let all of this go had they not reported to Open Table that we were no-shows for our reservation. Um, no, you were so busy you just wanted to shove the Mom and her daughter outside and out of the way to make room for more profitable tables. We were there. Have the receipt to prove it.
Bottom line - the bar looks fun, but the restaurant is mediocre. They don’t handle busy nights well. We will not be back.
So crowded -no place to wAit for table
Service is awful
Dodi is the best.
Dodi and Kevin run a great place. Our family (eight of us) celebrated our sister’s birthday. Great dinner ( that’s not including the clown!) and fun dancing after. Wonderful time and great food.
Great service, good food and fun atmosphere although very loud. For a Wednesday nite it was packed.
The Nest is our destination dinner with our aunt. Great service and wonderful food. Hit the early bird for a good deal.
Had a Reservation at 7 PM but did not get seated until 7:40 PM.
Hostess kept making excuses.
reservation was scheduled for 7:00 finally got seated at 7:35 the young lady was overwhelmed as she was doing her job on her own.....she did the best she could do ....very disappointed as our valentines dinner was great - think you need more staff as it is too busy for one person to deal with! also dinner was warmed over - not freshly made - think it was left under a warmer too long!
Second visit in one week - food was great and good value. Fun bar and energy. Table next to us was loud you can't pick your neighbors. Our waiter Tarik was good and responsive
We really enjoyed our dinner and service. The noise level is high and we had to wait 30+minutes for our table with reservation, but I guess the people before us were enjoying their time too. We actually saw a younger crowd mixed with us oldies. I forgot my eyeglasses at the table and they were waiting for me at the front door 40 minutes later. I will definitely return!
Great fun as ever
This past pair of visits (Valentine's Day and a date and dancing night), we had traveled across several states to get to The Nest. As always it was more than worth it! Dodi is a wonderful hostess, and Kevin's music keeps people on the dance floor. Despite having moved out of California, I make it a point to visit The Nest any time I'm in the area. I recommend it highly!
The veal piccata was outstanding...loved the beet salad. My spouse throughly enjoyed the liver and onions.. it was nice that owner checks on all the tables.. we definitely return❤️
Great food, friendly efficient staff, great entertainment. We will be back!
Spectacular as usual
Fun place with good food, great music, very energetic vibe.