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Melvyn's Restaurant

200 W. Ramon Rd. (Palm Canyon Dr.) Send to Phone
Its continental menu hasn't changed since the Ford Administration, and that's what makes Melvyn's a legendary haunt.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Dining room at Melvyn's Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA

Melvyn's Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Tucked into the historic, intimate Ingleside Inn, a 1920s hideaway, Melvyn’s is a beloved restaurant with a menu that has hardly changed, except for the prices, since it opened in 1975. The dining room is timelessly elegant, with crystal chandeliers, linen-clad candlelit tables and comfortable chairs. The Garden Room flows seamlessly from it and offers a less formal, but equally attractive setting. The signature entrée is veal Ingleside, topped with avocado and a particularly creamy mousseline sauce, but the steaks figure prominently. Other dishes are as rich as the veal: chicken breast with prosciutto is accompanied by a béarnaise sauce; the flan is baked with Kahlúa for added sweetness. Just get in a retro mood and enjoy. Many dishes are prepared tableside by a tuxedoed waiter who has been flambéing here for many years. It’s a mixed crowd of old and young, perhaps because in spite of all the trappings of luxury, Melvyn’s also offers a low-priced, prix-fixe offering alongside the pricier à la carte menu. Some say Melvyn's is past its prime, but the loyal guests still arrive in droves to nosh on solid food and sip double-olive martinis.

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