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The Nest

75188 Hwy. 111 (Cook St.) Send to Phone
760-346-2314 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Perched in Indian Wells, this popular restaurant and bar caters to the young, the old and everyone in between.

Dinner nightly

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The Nest Restaurant Review

: The Nest, which has been in business for more than 40 years, was a place for silver foxes to meet and mingle. These days, it's a bit more diverse, with those barely 21 raising a glass alongside those in their 80s. The hybrid restaurant and bar features an eclectic menu of steak, seafood and Mediterranean entrées, including gluten-free options. Bacon and date skewers with a mornay sauce provide a sweet and savory start to the evening. Veal sweetbreads is a classic here, with its peppercorn sauce or, better yet, tossed with sautéed lemon and capers. All portions are ample. Graze for less nightly starting at 4 p.m. with a $6-per-item bar menu. The three-course dinner, served from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., is available for as little as $17. But it's not the early birds but the party animals who tend to stay until last call. The Daisy, a signature cocktail, seems to be the drink of choice. If you like star-gazing, keep your eyes peeled for celebrities who enjoy the dim lighting and a hot scene in the piano bar.


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