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Melvyn's Restaurant & Lounge

200 W Ramon Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 325-2323
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Ranked #30 of 265 restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
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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81% Recommend
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English first
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a great restaurant serving amazing food in a wonderful atmosphere. All the waiters are dressed in bow tie and the service was impeccable. The bar is impressive too. Definitely a place to visit if you are in Palm Springs.

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Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It's just cool to sit at Sinatra's favorite table, under his portrait and hear stories from the woman who waited on him! And yes, the food and service are marvelous, too! Put on your Madmen best and have a bourbon!

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We always eat here when we visit Palm Springs. The food and service is very good. Try the Cherries Jubilees for dessert.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

The beef is excellent and I always go for the creme brulee and coffee for dessert. Most people dress up a little for this place, but not required....after all it's California.

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Mountain Center, California, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The atmosphere at this restaurant is classic and elegant. We recently hosted a shower luncheon for 20+ guests in their beautiful patio room. Our guests were very impressed with the food, the service and the beautiful grounds. We were not rushed at all and I appreciate that. The entire staff was attentive and so helpful with our every request. The... More

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Long Beach, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love Melvyn's. It hasn't been redecorated since the 80s and much of the clientele is a bit senior, but that's part of its charm. The other part is excellent service, from the maitre d to the bartender to the waiters, who will cook part of your dinner table-side. There is also a piano player and dancing every night. Love... More

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Burbank, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We dined in the Bar Lounge and enjoyed great food along with great live music from Ron at the piano, we even danced.

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Palm Springs, CA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Yes, Melvyn's is great for dinner, dancing to live music, or just having a cocktail at the bar, but having lunch in the Garden Room, is where I entertain clients during the week. You are never rushed, the service is"par excellence" and both the Cobb Salad and the Oriental Salad are to die for! Melvyn's is located in the 89... More

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San Diego, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Tableside preparations are fun, staff is very friendly and attentive, food is wonderful. Have drinks later at the bar and listen to great music. Recommend Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon for jam sessions with local musicians.

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Edmonds, WA
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have gone before and will keep coming back, it’s an institution and you feel like you’ve gone back in time 50+ years. I had the Steak Diane this time. It was prepared tableside by the Captain and done to perfection. And I said the ‘Captain’ with few restaurants having this layer of service. It remains a classy treat on... More

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