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Melvyn's Restaurant Restaurant Review: Classic Palm Springs still exists, and especially inside Melvyn’s --- its formal ambience, old-school hospitality and menu options create a sort of culinary time warp. Movie stars past their prime come to Melvyn’s to reminisce about the good old days, and tourists want to sit in Frank Sinatra’s favorite chair and pretend that they’re the chairman of the board. The menu is continental with dishes like oysters Rockefeller, chicken Marsala, escargots, veal and other favorites from another era. Caviar? They have it. Double-olive martinis? Check. Steak Diane? It’s on the menu, too, though they’ve renamed it “Steak a la Sinatra.” Additionally, Melvyn’s is one of the few restaurants still offering tableside preparation of desserts that require flambéing. The same goes for salads that need to be tossed and dressed.