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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
09:00 - 02:00
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San Diego, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh my. What a throwback in time and fun to visit. Piano rocking, music loud, all ages up and dancing. We found a great corner to enjoy the crowd with a cocktail. Then indulged in a terrific burger late. Would stay longer next time and will definitely drop by again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful dinner last evening at Melvyn's! The food was perfectly prepared and service was impeccable! (Thank you Bobby and team). We had the unique opportunity of eating at the table that Frank Sinatra sat at during his time at the restaurant. (Thank you, Brian). My veal oscar was delicious as was my husband steak au poivre. THANKS... More 

Thank Jan91649
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Dining at Melvyn's is like going back in time - but in a very good way. Waiters in dinner jackets, traditional dishes on the menu and several table side preparations.The reason I gave it an excellent rating is that the food and service are exceptional. Yes, the facility is old an in need of a facelift( my understanding is that... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We called in to Melvyn's for Friday evening drinks shortly after arriving in PS. From the moment we walked in we could sense the history of this little bar and lounge, which is the epitome of faded glory in this town. Several times we had to pinch ourselves as the place is so 'out of time', but it is great... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is place is dining done as it should be. Great staff and a wonderful setting. As many have said this is old school. The Maitre D wearing a tuxedo, excellent food, table side cooking. What could be better? If you want fast service a quick meal this is not the place for you. This is a linger and savor... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is Old School. A charming, personable maitre d, Matt, I believe is his name, seated us at Frank Sintra's favorite table at our request and proceeded to entertain its with stories of the rich and famous who have dined at Melvyn's. Matt has been working there for 35 years. Service was impeccable and the cuisine was superb and... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful find in the middle of downtown Palm Springs. We had heard about this old time restaurant and we anxious to try it out. It was better than our expectations. When you drive up to the wrought iron gates and proceed past the Ingleside Inn to the all valet parking in front of Melvyn's Restaurant, you know you... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Melvyn's is caught in a time warp but is all the better for it. It is an old-time martini bar and restaurant. Make time to sit in the bar before dinner. The martinis are good; the bartenders are pros; the other patrons are a show unto themselves; the decor will take you back to the sixties. Service staff in the... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you find yourself in Palm Springs one evening and happen to be in need of a fine dining experience, then book a table at Melvyn's. Do it up right, dress to the nines and take your date out for evening of live music, great cocktails and even greater stories from Matt. Have Steak Dianne prepared table side, along with... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is like a time capsule, but in a totally awesome way. I took my family for martinis on New Year's Eve. It is an absolute Palm Springs must do. The martinis are boozy, the crowd totally into the place, and a swingin' 60s vibe. Apparently this place was Sinatra's watering hole; if it was good enough for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?