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The Nest

4.6
1147 reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
Perfect For:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Live Music
  • People Watching
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Continental, American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner Hours : Nightly 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 346-2314
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alen Badzak
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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.
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Private party contact
Dodi Henry: (855) 524-5692
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Catering
We can do offsite catering. Please call Dodi Henry at (760)346-2314 to discuss details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cook St/Province Way
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Parking details
We offer free Valet Service. Self parking also available.
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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!
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
What 1147 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always good, Saturday evening so really “rocking”. That’s were to go if you want action, the weekend is always noisy but during the week very subdued and elegant. Best chef in the desert!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding in every way as always

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This is our go to restaurant. Food is always excellent and we love the fun atmosphere. We always leave with a smile and feel like the owners really go the extra mile to make sure their guests are well taken care of. Highly recommend. 👍🏻

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Ate outside... s beautiful California evening.. food was great... I was totally shocked.. can’t wait to go back.. we had.. veal Marsala, sanddabs

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

WE ARRIVED EARLY, JUST A FEW MINUTES BEFORE DINING ROOM OPENED. THEY WERE ACCOMODATING AND FRIENDLY. SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND FOOD WAS VERY TASTY. WE WERE NOT RUSHED, SO IT WAS A VERY RELAXING EXPERIENCE. WILL DEFINATELY RETURN FOR THE BAR MENU OR EARLY BIRD SPECIALS.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Expected a piano bar and therefore somewhat disappointed to find more of a hit parade type of entertainment. Also noisy atmosphere and quite pricey but food very good.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Best food and people watching in the planet!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fabulous dinner experience with great live music entertainment! We were greeted so graciously and service was exceptional! Loved being able to try the family’s special menu items! Loved this jewel in the desert!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Haven’t been back to The Nest in years and while in town, I took my daughter and her friend. They had fun and the owner brought over desserts complimentary.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Date night for husband and I while on out of town trip. Found it on open table app and was pleasantly rewarded. An established longtime bar and restaurant with enough yesteryear charm that has stood the test of time. Service was vigorous and friendly. Cuisine was delicious and rich with sauces. Older crowd with a vibrant bar scene. Valet available

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

First time there. Server Francis was sweet, food was good. Timing of food delivery over 20 minutes. it was Easter, but one never wants to want that long. We were compensated, so that definitely helped.

My chicken schnitzel was delicious and I enjoyed their Caesar salad. I was crazy about the decor!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Nest is a great place to enjoy fantastic food, energizing live music and excellent service. It is a must when you visit Coachella Valley.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Lives up to its reputation! The food was great — need to come back and spend more time listening to the music.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent food and service. We’ve been there several times and will continue to go again. Great place to meet friends. Martinis are wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent service, food in the dining room and fun in the bar area and also the hip hop room for the younger crowd. Great all round evening

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Nest is always great! One of our favorites. The food is great, the service is 5* and the bar after dinner is always fun!
Thank you Dodie for another wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always a favorite!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Best restaurant in the Coachella Valley. Food superb. Dodi is a consummate hostess. Love her and The Nest.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Disappointed. We asked to be seated in the bar but were told the bar seating was first come first serve. Only restaurant seating was reserved. But when we arrived it was hard no to notice all the bar tables that had reserved signs posted on them. I have being lied too!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was great. Service was as well. 6 for 6 on meals

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

What a kick! First being greeted by one of the owners and chatting about the number of years we’ve been married to her buying us drinks. She was very entertaining. The veal piccata was very good. There was a large crowd the night we were there and that was a week night at 6:45 pm. We did not stay for the music but the bar area with the dance floor was filling up. As we left a rather large group of 20 something year olds was coming in. I was surprised by that as I thought the atmosphere and music called to an older crowd. But then I heard from locals that it’s a happening spot.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

A must "do" in Palm Desert. Extensive menu, great wine list and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Dodi's meticulous about service and food quality - she sat with us for a few minutes making sure everything was OK.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

You will never go wrong with this choice! But note burst to make a reservation for dinner and dine in the dining room. Then you have access to the best party in town! No lines... just great music, dancing and people watching!! Great for groups and truly just a blast!! Thank you Dodi for such a great spot :)

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful dinner and don’t miss the music!!! Played all our favorite tunes!!! Rock on!! Love it!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great service excellent food fun ambiance quite noisy so not great for a romantic dinner but lots of fun to go with friends!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Had dinner with 7 friends. Our table was ready when we arrived. Group arrived staggered so we were a little unorganized. Our server was very nice but they were obviously busy. Had to ask for a few things more than once.
The Dodi & Kevin salad is delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meal and after a little dancing in the bar, all left happy!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Wonderful dinner and great service! Plus we got our favorite booth! The Nest never disappoints and it’s one of our favorite dining places!

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

was told it was one of THE places to go while in Palm Desert. Enjoyed the dinner. The hostess had to move us because someone was coming in that needed to sit where they sat us and she was going to comp our wine. She didn't, but other than that, we had a nice dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Good food . Nice people. And on Monday wine is 30% off. Can’t beat that!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We have enjoyed The Nest many times and will return many more I'm sure. No disappointments.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent food at reasonable prices. The staff was very accommodating. There’s something on the menu for everyone.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Bar music was way, way too loud. It actually hurt our ears. Food was good but nothing to exclaim over - other than the date and bacon appetizer (terrific)

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My wife and I were on vacation in Palm Desert for a week and dined out each night at a different restaurant. Some guests at our resort recommended The Nest, so we had dinner there the next night. The service was fantastic; our server took such good care of us and didn't rush us through our dinner and two bottles of wine. The food was what we consider good, but not excellent. We began with crab cakes which were excellent and then each had a wedge salad which were okay. The salads did not have the tradition bacon crumble. I had the rack of lamb which was a little fatty and not served very hot. It was done medium rare as I ordered it and was very tender. My wife had a fish with risotto. The fish was very tasty, but the risotto was not cooked well; the grain was crunchy. We had two bottles of wine which were excellent and well priced. After dinner, we still had 3/4 of a bottle left, so thought we'd finish it in the bar and free up the table so our server could get a turn on it. The bar was a nightmare of a "pick up joint." We were warned of this by the people who recommended The Nest, but we didn't realize how true it was. There was not room to stand and drink our wine, the bouncers kept pushing us out of the way saying we needed to move in further and we finally put our full glasses down on a table and walked out very upset with the way we were treated after just signing a bill for $300! While the dining is good, we will not return there on our next vacation to the desert because of the vibe in the bar area.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very crowded, noisy and staff rushed you as many people waiting. No room in the bar after meal so no dancing......would not go again

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Exceptional as usual

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great happy hour and early bird selections. Food was very delicious and service was very good.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

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.

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