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

Vibrant Bar Scene (41)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
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Fun (31)
People Watching (30)
Special Occasion (30)
Hot Spot (30)
Bar Seating (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Happy Hour (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Late-night Find (18)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Casual (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Authentic (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Cozy (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (4)
Live Sports (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Always visit The Nest when we are in the desert. We invited eight friends this time and everybody enjoyed it. Service and food are always great. Bar area is a lot of fun too! Love that the owner is always walking around and checking on guests. Thanks!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food with good value and a classic environment. But the notable aspect is the live entertainment and active bar scene that makes this a unique environment. Old time food and fun environment rarely seen into days fast casual or traditional find food dining. I classic eclectic mix.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

My Daughter always takes me to the Nest for my Birthday....So Lovely

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

The double cut pork chop was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious.
Thank you Dodi.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

The escargot was excellant!!! The calamari was also delicious. We enjoyed the early bird special. The sole piccata was very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The place was very loud as they had a DJ in `1 room and a Live Band in the other. We were sitting right in the middle of both rooms and service was not good. Needless to say, we ate and left immediately. Though we were going to a Piano Bar/Restaurant not a Night Club.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Mushroom Ravioli and Potato Leek soup . . . Yummy!!!

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Service was very excellent,we had to wait for two of guests and did not feel rushed or pressured. Food was excellent everyone enjoyed their meals. My husband had the pork chop and said it was the best he had and one of our guests had the salmon and was equally impressed. We were there for our son's birthday and he received a piece of cheesecake,he was very excited. After dinner we went to bar and listened to music and did some dancing, had a great time would recommend to all..

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Nest is an excellent fine dining restaurant with great food. The service is very good and generous glass of wine. This is our "go to" place for high quality dining and entertainment while visiting Indian Wells.

Tags: People Watching, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food w/good friends

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Overall very good. I did phone ahead and ask if they could do separate checks because there were 8 girls dining together. They said no problem, but we got a totally different answer when we got there.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. Early bird dinner great value.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

One of the worse meals we have had. The veal was tough and my frog legs had no taste, just a lot of breaking. And it was not cheap. Any time we wanted to oreder a drink, meal, wine we had to look for our waiter.

Tags: Live Music, Fun
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Just lovely. Great location and menu was excellent. The food was very tasty and the server was very pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 27, 2017

A restaurant for all occasions, casual or dressy, and menu with a good variety food choices. The bar area is alive with live music to continue your evening to enjoy late in the evening.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Bring first time family members

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving evening meal with family. The excellent cuisine, fast and attentive service made for a night to remember.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We got a reservation for early Thanksgiving Dinner and were shown to a great booth. They had been serving since noon and the place was pretty full. Really great people-watching!
Had a friend k and their great bread and were completely unhurried.
We both had the traditional turkey dinner, which was hot and delicious but there were so many other choices and they all looked great coming out of the kitchen!
Service was very nice, and we enjoyed a bottle of wine that was recommended by the waiter.
Dessert was pumpkin pie which tasted like home made.
The owner Dodi was there with a big fun table of family and she got up from her table each time a new table was seated and greeted them and checked on every tables dinner the entire time we were there.
Very nice touch, especially on a holiday when they would do 500+ covers!
Small but nice note, even the busboys and the valets were remarkably nice!

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a lovely Thanks giving dinner at the Nest with three generations of our family. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and the Thanksgiving dinner menu selection provided options for those that didn't want the traditional turkey dinner. We were seated in the back room which was perfect for our large gathering and quiet enough to have a conversation with our large group. We would definitely return to The Nest on our next visit to Rancho Mirage.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our fourth time to the Nest for Thanksgiving dinner. Which prior to this year was always exceptional. The carrot soup was Very Heavy garlic, the dressing was full of carrots and no real flavor, the presentation of the food on the plate was rather sloppy. Nothing was quite up to par. Not sure about next year if we will give The Nest a try again or not.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving lunch and were very pleased. The food, service, and atmosphere were all great! We were 4 adults and 2 children. The owner came around with a small happy (stocking stuffer type toy) for the kids which was very unexpected and fun. The service was great! We asked if the server could take our 7 year old’s plate back and give him turkey without gravy and she was very sweet about it. Overall it was a really lovely dining experience and we would definitely go back and recommend it to others. The prime rib steak was outstanding and 12 ounces of meat so my husband got to enjoy his leftovers the next day - which he declared was even better the second day!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Montana)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food and friendly service! Strangely turned on an NFL game in the middle of the main dining room (no sound, but distracting). Also, the band kicks up at just after 7 too which makes it really loud so consider that when timing your reservation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food and service were outstanding. We will be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Unique, delicious, and definitely unforgettable!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Vibrant and lively venue with good food (although quite pricey) enjoyed it but did not appreciate having a big screen tv with football playing in the restaurant. It was an upmarket venue but this made it feel like a sports bar with table cloths.

Loved the music.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The dining room, service, menu, and meal was excellent. Unfortunately the after hours music in the bar area was not nearly to the standard of previous visits. We were very disappointed as we had raved about The Nest to the 8 guests were were entertaining. No one was impressed with the Euro disco thumping music. We missed the great dance music we had experienced on so many past visits. We left early and went elsewhere. But service in the bar was superb as always. The staff is great.

Tags: Tapas, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Dined with two other couples, went early for Happy Hour, and took advantage of their Early Bird special. Food was excellent. Only complaint would be how noisy it was.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Had a blast with my friends for my birthday. Such a wonderful dinner. Try the bacon and date appetizer! The Pork Chop was cooked perfectly. Best restaurant I’ve been to in a long time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 13, 2017

A great place to eat and to enjoy some wonderful music. Could have stayed for a couple of hours.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing night, live band, dancing!! So much fun! Great service, appetizer menu impeccable and ambiance was a show stopper. A must place to visit if you’re in the area and worth the effort if you’re not.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dodi....thank you for paying attention to the details and taking positive proactive action. Our medium double cut Cajun pork chops were terrific and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back in the near future.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Romantic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very welcoming, attentive staff and delicious food! I would highly recommend the Nest to anyone looking for a great atmosphere and a wonderful variety of tasty food and drinks!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fun evening with friends; menu is great! Food and service was perfect! Bar scene was hot!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fun, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Had the Sunset Dinner Double pork chop. I asked for it to be medium rare. The chop came out well done and dry. I couldn't even nd swallow it. I asked to have it taken back which they kindly did and again bring me a juicy med rare. Second chop came out almost the same as first, to well done and dry. I did not ask to have it redone correctly as my other 3 guests at our table were done eating. Very disappointed .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Such a warm ambiance and old fashioned good value. The dancing at the bar was great fun. Will go back as soon as we can.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food. Great service. The Nest is my favorite restaurant in Palm Springs!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Good times were had on the dance floor but that’s the best I can say. Food was alarmingly average.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great find. Staff was very friendly. Food was great. Prices were fair.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Late-night Find
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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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