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Melvyn's Restaurant & Lounge

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200 W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-7333
+1 760-325-2323
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Palm Springs, California
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After living in the desert for six years we finally made it to the eponymous Melvyn's. The restaurant's namesake recently passed away, but it soldiers on in his memory. One can easily understand the fanatical devotion locals have for this place: our waiter has been there for 40 years! The maitre d' told us we were being seated at Frank... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There's no question, Melvyn's is a classic restaurant located at historic hotel in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. But, be warned: the cuisine is nothing special, the decor feels tired and the service felt pretentious. Not a winning combo, in my mind. It almost feels like they don't think they have to try hard. But, come now, it's the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience at Melvyn's was 10 out of 10! The restaurant is situated in a peaceful tropical garden with twinkle lights in the palm trees and bougainvillea. The maitre 'd greeted us wearing a tuxedo and bowtie and was so refreshingly elegant compared to so many other restaurants that cater to the ultra casual. We were escorted to our table... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have traveled from Virginia for our annual vacation to Palm Springs. We celebrate my birthday at Melvyns and without fail it is an exquisite dinner and experience. The staff is the same the ambience, food and memories are so memorable and satisfying. We have a different group with us each year and each year is just as good as... More 

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San Diego
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to dinner at Melvyn's since it has been around for many years and we'd heard good things about it. Unfortunately we were disappointed: my petrale sole was cooked right but with all the breading it was soggy. My husband had the huge lobster pie-the crust was nice but the abundant lobster was tough. However, the Caesar... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is absolutely AMAZING! With it's classic Hollywood atmosphere, it allows you feel like a part of the rat pack. I absolutely love everything about this restaurant, the staff, the food, the ambiance, this restaurant is a MUST do if you are in the PS area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit in the 'show much go on' spirit after the owners passing. Kitchen is busy as ever.

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Steve B, Guest Relations Manager at Melvyn's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Yes. Mel oversees everything from above. Thanks! More 

calgary
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old school. Meaning professional servers. Polite. Amazing Behind the scenes the best chefs Bartenders? Can't beat them. Try the Brie appie. House pate. Steak poivre. Beef rib. Extroidinaire. Spinach salad. Yum. It's not low cal. It's not healthy macro. It's living large circa 59-71. House martini. Please. Thank you.

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Steve B, Guest Relations Manager at Melvyn's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Most of our staff has been with us for decades, it shows. Tell your friends! More 

Maple Valley, Washington
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner at Melvyn's. Loved the table side service steak Diane, steak au poive, and cherries jubilee. It's a true dining experience. I needed gluten free, but heard they're not food allergy friendly, so I picked and chose around the menu and was fine. I had the lobster cocktail app, steak Diane and cherries jubilee. All were... More 

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Steve B, Guest Relations Manager at Melvyn's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Tableside cooking is a lost art and done very well at Melvyn's. Bon Appetit! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

fabulolus.... Matt, the maitre d', was awesome and Emily, our server, was amazing. The food was outstanding, Ron Greenip was very entertaining, and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. We had the house specialty filet and the house specialty veal with the prawns to start and all was prepared perfectly. Emily was fun and made great recommendations, clearly all the staff... More 

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Steve B, Guest Relations Manager at Melvyn's Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and hope to see you again soon! Bon Appeitit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 02:00
Monday
09:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 02:00
Thursday
09:00 - 02:00
Friday
09:00 - 02:00
Saturday
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264-7333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-325-2323
Description
Melvyn's Restaurant was named "One of Ten Best" by the T.V. show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous". Recipient of many top national awards. Melvyn's ambiance is the perfect compliment to gourmet dining. Every detail was selected to reflect gracious elegance and old world charm.

Chef's Special 3-course dinner (choice of 4 Entrees) available all evening every evening. Extensive wine list.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?