First, a little background is in order. The Nest in Indian Wells opened in 1965 and quickly became a favorite for local residents and celebrities alike. Everyone from Arnold Palmer to The Rat Pack hung out at The Nest. If you don’t know those names, The Nest might not be for you!
Dodi Henry managed The Nest until Arnold Palmer convinced her and her musician husband Kevin to open the new Arnold Palmer Restaurant in La Quinta. Being at Arnold Palmer’s worked out just fine until November of 2010, when Dodi and Kevin were given the opportunity to purchase The Nest.
The Newly Improved Nest
My husband Bill and I have now been to the Nest twice. The first time was when it was under the previous owners and last Sunday under the new ownership of Dodi and Kevin, who have made numerous improvements. The dining room is new and the wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.
The menu varies from comfort food to more interesting and unusual items. I started with an excellent Beet Salad and then enjoyed the Spinach Knish that was baked in filo dough and stuffed with spinach and feta cheese. Bill ordered the Petite Filet Mignon. His entrée included soup and salad, which were excellent, as were the mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. His steak, however, lacked the juices that flow from great steaks when freshly cut into at the table. We naturally had to sample desert and I’ll simply suggest that you don’t miss the Banana Cream Pie!
Bottled Wine At 50% Off Sunday’s & Monday’s
Bottles of wine are 50% off on Sunday and Monday. If you’re not looking for the crazy weekend scenes, these are two of the best days to visit. We enjoyed a wonderful bottle of 2010 Molly Dooker (Aussie for left handed) “The Boxer” Shiraz from Australia.
While we didn’t stick around for the nightly music, Bill and I agree we would return once in a while for dinner. The bar scene is full of intrigue, dancing and lively conversation, and you can read countless stories / reviews about the Nest on ‘Yelp’.
The Nest is located at 75188 Hwy 111, Indian Wells. (760) 346-2314