Dinner at The Nest – Saturday, March 28, 2015

There is no other place like this on earth, really. It’s Disneyland for, let’s just say, more mature crowd. You can call them snowbirds, middle age, whatever; these people that frequent The Nest are what I would call “fun-finders”. They just want to let their hair down, eat great food, listen to danceable music, and flirt the night away. Whether you’re a local, an out of towner or an Angeleno, you will feel right at home at The Nest.

The first time I came here I came with my Mom and her best friend Zee, we had a nice dinner and then made our way to the bar area/piano bar. Before we could say where should we sit, we were all up and dancing with different partners. I believe our partners were avid golfers from Chicago. They too were out just to have a good time, with no strings attached. Hey if you’re in the market to get lucky, at any age, The Nest will provide you with that and more. It’s just peoples attitude there, everyone wants to partner up and dance and drink and be merry. I am not that brave and am also taken, but for single people in the desert this is the place for you!! Did I mention how fantastic the food is as well? So you can come and satiate on some top-notch cuisine and then dance your calories away.

Here’s what I tried:


Porcini Raviolis, with Prosciutto & Light Creamy Truffle Sauce. These raviolis are light and fluffy and the porcini cream sauce is to die for.

New Orleans Crab Cakes- with Creole and Tartar Sauce. The perfect crab cake in all its glory.

Garlic Bread- House Specialty, French bread with Butter and Garlic Spread. This is bread that they are known for and it does not disappoint.


Caprese Salad- Burrata Cheese, Tomatoes, Balsamic Glaze and Fresh Basil. The Burratta cheese just melts in your mouth, and the balsamic glaze is just superb.

Seafood Selections:

Shrimp Scampi- Sautéed in a Lemon Garlic Butter and White Wine Sauce. These are very small fettuccine noodles, but very tasty. The shrimp is just what you expect from this type of dinner house, but with just a bit more liveliness.


Prosciutto Fettuccine Romano – Peas and Mushrooms with a Marinara Cream Sauce. This pasta just knocked my socks off. You get a beautiful cream sauce with salty prosciutto, delicate mushrooms, and peas, what more could you want?


16 oz. Prime Rib Eye Steak. Meat glorious meat, so very delightful, this steak was a true winner.


Chardonnay, Frank Family Vineyards, Napa Valley. With all of its buttery essence this wine was just perfect with the Shrimp Scampi.

Pinot Noir, Martin Ray, Russian River Valley, a nice light but fruity wine to go with porcini ravioli’s in its entire great mushroom splendor.

Dingac 50, Plavac Mali, Superb Croatian Wine, very fragrant – light – huge glasses – will open w/steak – nice rich color – strawberry vinegar subtle. My server Tarik, who also is in charge of the wine list, very generously made sure I got to try this amazing full bottle of wine!


Flawless Chocolate cake with Chocolate goodness, rich oozy chocolate.

The Nest has been serving fine cuisine and the best entertainment in the valley since 1965, located in the heart of the Coachella Valley in the beautiful city of Indian Wells, The Nest has long been a favorite of celebrities, golf and tennis legends, and locals alike. Under the new ownership of Dodi and Kevin Henry, after 45 years in business The Nest has recently been remodeled carefully preserving the cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Where one can still find classic dishes like Frog legs and Escargot. Newly appointed Executive Chef JC Valadez has added some great modern classics as well.

The nightly 7 day a week entertainment is Kevin Henry & Tim Burleson’s and their repertoires cover the entire Musical Spectrum. Playing everything from Classic Jazz Standards to Lady Gaga the live music of Tim Burleson, Kevin Henry, and many other local entertainers will make you get up and dance.

They have one of the lowest turnover rates for staffing in the valley. That insures consistency, professional skill, and recognizing you when you come back to visit.

Only in the desert on a Saturday night can you have dinner at dusk, where everyone is drinking and partying already. If you have been here then you know exactly what I am talking about!!

The Nest
75-188 Highway 11
Indian Wells, CA 92210



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