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Jan 18, 2007 04:48 AM

Looking for a great place to celebrate a birthday in Palm Springs...

perhaps something a little nostalgic---any ideas?

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    1. re: torta basilica

      I ditto Le Valluris!! We went to Palm Springs from LA a few months ago for my BF's birthday and I took him to dinner was terrific!!! Definitely on the $$$$ side, but it was worth it!

    2. It would also depend on HOW nostalgic you want to get. If you are looking for the rat pack Melvyn's is about the only place left.

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      1. re: RBCal

        How's the food at Melvyn's? Just looking for someplace with great ambience--where you can get drinks at the bar, enjoy a leisurely meal.

      2. I personally haven't eaten there but Gayot gives it a 13/20 which is not bad. Its definitely old style nostalgic from reviews. From what I understand the crowd is mostly retirees (not that this is bad). I also have heard that most people dress up a bit to eat there.

        1. Le Vallauris gets 14/20 at Gayot. Their food is continental and Melvyn's is more of a classic American steak house.

          1. Although it's a fun atmosphere, I wasn't that impressed by Melvyn's food - it has been awhile, but I remember piles of food heaped all together on a plate, all running together & it wasn't very appetizing. I think LV should have a higher score than 14.