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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (35)
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Special Occasion (26)
Happy Hour (25)
Live Music (25)
Fun (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Bar Seating (22)
People Watching (22)
Late-night Find (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Romantic (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Casual (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Authentic (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Cozy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Live Sports (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

This was me and my fiance's first time. it was little noisy inside because of the live music (which we will be back for) so we sat on the patio and they had a gentlemen playing guiter. the food was amazing and our waitstress helped me decide on a drink. and they had heaters too.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

As always the Nest’s food was awesome. We find the entertainment is always energetic and enjoyable. Dodi makes you feel like part of the Nest family. In the bar area you have the opportunity to be served by the hardest working waitress in the world, Rosalee. You could never go wrong by eating and being entertained at the Nest.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

excellent food and experience!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Always reliable tasty meal in a energetic fun environment

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

The best meal in the valley! Early bird menu is great and wonderful value. Can't miss!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Just a fantastic evening plus dancing! Great food too!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We enjoyed a great night with friends. Eating, drinking and generally having a wonderful time. The extra special care given by front of staff to make sure we got the table we reserved was appreciated. We continued our party in the lounge and the "live" entertainment was very good and we experienced lots of good dancing fun. Thanks for a night we will cherish in our memories.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

They always have a great special available. I have never had a bad meal here. I also like the variety of the menu.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful food. If you don’t like noise, best to dine early. Terrific experience.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Service was very good. Wait staff was very attentive and answered all our questions.
Food was served at appropriate temperatures. We were seated in a corner area, so it was not too noisy and we were able to still communicate with one another, in spite of the fact the main dining room was packed and a bit noisy. Will return again another day!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Superb. Great value. Great service. Our favorite!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This was a very unexpected fabulous experience. I have lived in the desert for a very long time and haven’t been to the Nest in some 20 years. Wow, has it changed. Amazing food. Great service. Friendly and very attentive.. Can’t wait to go back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I have been to the Nest a few times before to grab some appetizers and a glass of wine. Great music playing, a lot of friendly locals and just a fun ambiance.

Decided to have dinner there with my wife. I had the Chefs Special (breaded sole on pasta) which was ok, nothing special and she had the chicken piccata which she said was ok, but not a big deal. I realize it’s Indian Wells, but $30 each for these plates was not worth it. I compare my meal to the $30 dishes I have had in Bev Hills, OC and other upscale restaurants and the meals we had we far too expensive and were not that good.

I don’t mind hitting the Nest for Happy Hour but I won’t be returning for dinner- I don’t mind paying $30 for a meal but you have to knock it out of the park with taste, presentation and portion. Service was ok but the waitress was very busy with other tables so service was a little slow.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved everything! Food was amazing and service efficient and friendly. Will definitely be back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

we went for the early bird dinner, and it is by far the best deal in town. The menu is generous, lots of choices, and at $21 for 3 courses a true value.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This well known restaurant with a long history offers a varied menu and excellent food. However, we were there on a Saturday night which seems to be their busiest night. It was so loud from the crowd in the bar, we could barely have conversation. There was a long line at the door when we left at 8:30 and obviously this is THE place to go for bar action and music. If you want a hip, happening place with great food, this is the place. If you want a quieter dining experience, try another night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

What a fun place with a great vibe. The food and service were excellent. We loved the dishes from Dodi's native Croatia. Oh yes, we'll be back!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 26, 2018

the restaurant was extremely noisy: tables so close together we could not hear our guests.
also, though delicious the chicken premavera was cold when served. Hostess was most
Apologetic but it was disappointing after being highly recommended. we will try again,
But not on a Friday evening at 6:30 pm.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food with many choices. High energy evening and fun people watching. Festive. Really unique for the desert. Loved it!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The nest was terrific as usual. We had a secluded booth like a private room.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food and excellent service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This place is just always consistently good. The owner is constantly prowling the floor making sure that everything is being done just right.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 24, 2018

So incredibly loud that it was difficult to have a conversation even though we were sitting directly next to one another in a booth! Not the place it used to be.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The pork chop was so dry and tough it could not be eaten. The mashed potatoes were dry and cold. The lamb was thin and smaller portion than expected, potatoes again dry and cold.
Very disappointing. Needless to say we will not return or recommend.
I hope it was just a bad night

Tags: Live Music, People Watching
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

This has been by far the best dining experience, we have had in 3 weeks in
The Palm Springs.Area .& we have been out every Night 😎😎
10/10 to Kevin & Dodi
Well done 👍
JohnV

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Fantastic food entertainment was pretty good! Good people watching place!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Service would have received 5 star rating. But the hostess’s seemed unorganized. We asked for booth. Which we were asked to wait in the bar for 15 mins. 1/2 hr later I checked in w/the Hostess, she mentioned she couldn’t find us.
She sat us immediately but not at the booth.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Service and food is always exceptional

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Delicious food & good service. Too loud for the hard of hearing, but fun.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Casual, Fun, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Interesting place. Golf was showing on tvs. The excitement was high. We want to go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The Nest is a Palm Springs classic. It is nice to re-visit from time to time. They have good food and the owners have been personally involved for a very long time. I went with my parents back in the day, and now am dining there with my friends. It is a also well-known as a night time hotspot and gathering place with good entertainment (selected days) and shoulder to shoulder dancing in the bar.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

My husband and I went there for a special celebration to the early special dinner. We each had a wedge salad, petal sole picatta, and Pana cotta for desert. All of this only cost $20 and it was delicious! Wr have gone there many times for this special dinner. It's fabulous. Ingredients are high quality and the food is meticulously prepared. Orders must be in by 5:30 p.m. the staff recognized our special celebration in made it very nice for us. I love that we can go dancing afterwards and listen to music. A great place.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Food was great. Good value on wine. Then dancing and music around the corner. Lots of fun

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 16, 2018

It's always a wonderful evening at The Nest. Impeccable service, an array of fine cuisine, and excellent entertainment after dinner in the bar. They have a great thing going at The Nest. We look forward to it every year when we visit the Coachella Valley.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The service, menu, food and drinks were delicious. After we ate, the bar area had great music and fun people. I had a fantastic time dancing my dinner off and meeting everyone! A must place to visit in PS

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The NEST is the perfect place to go for great food and great entertainment. We went for my sisters bachelorette and Dodi took such great care of us. We had a reserved table right near the bar for dinner and also in the bar when we moved on to drinks and dancing. I highly recommend visiting the nest for a great time and great people.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We enjoy this restaurant year round - however, this was the busiest time we have ever been there! Our reservation was honored on a timely basis, the food was great and served also on a timely basis. We did have a table that was along the side windows which was more quiet than most.....but still quite a hub bub of activity! The food and ambience are great, it was just a little too loud this evening! Still would highly recommend this spot - the owners are hands on, lovely and very professional!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great early dining options with multiple tasty selections . A reservation will be a good idea as they fill up quickly. Valet parking made it a complete success.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wow, wow, wow!
From start to finish, ours was an amazing experience! Dodi and Kevin go above and beyond to ensure their guests are well cared for.
We went to celebrate our anniversary and I am so thrilled we did. We heard the Nest was great for dinner and dancing and that is an understatement.

Reserving a table and making a special request was super easy on Open Table. We arrived and Dodi ensured we had a lovely booth and the table was decorated with anniversary greetings - quite a nice touch. My husband ordered the petit filet mignon and soup. The soup was amazing and the filet was perfect and accompanied with lovely mashed potatoes. I had eggplant Parmesan and it was perfect. Flavourful with a bit of crunch and not greasy. I also had a Brussel sprout salad to start - yummy. Also, as an accompaniment, I believe it was cauliflower mash, which also was very tasty. With all that and a bottle of Pinot noir, we also had room for a shred dessert, which was a heavenly carrot cake. Much to our surprise they were kind enough to give us our cake to celebrate our anniversary- thank you, what a nice touch.
Service was amazing, attentive and always timely.
Once we were done dinner, we moved to the piano bar area and danced for a few hours. It was great fun.

We will definitely go back again and also make sure that everyone learns of this amazing gem.
Thank you again to Dodi, Kevin and staff for a wonderful experience and for your most amazing dedication. You can see they love what they do. If you have the time, the Nest should be on your list of must visit places in the valley!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food is the best, excellent Chef. Never a bad meal and reasonably priced.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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