Melvyn’s Restaurant hits Los Angeles Times front page!

Los Angeles Times celebrates Palm Springs’ Melvyn’s restaurant on front page! We’re so lucky that the last, great classic dining restaurant in the desert, with its top notch seasoned staff, remains for us to enjoy. Here’s to Steak Diane flamed table side!!


About Peter Moruzzi

Author and historian Peter Moruzzi is passionate about the middle decades of the 20th century: its nightlife, classic dining, and architecture. Born in Concord, Massachusetts and raised in Hawaii, Moruzzi graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and later attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, he founded the Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) an architectural preservation group. He is the author of "Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground," "Palm Springs Holiday: A Vintage Tour From Palm Springs to the Salton Sea," "Classic Dining:Discovering America's Finest Mid-Century Restaurants," "Palm Springs Paradise: Vintage Photographs from America's Desert Playground," and "Greetings from Los Angeles." His latest pictorial history, "Greetings from Las Vegas" will be available in September, 2019.
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2 Responses to Melvyn’s Restaurant hits Los Angeles Times front page!

  1. LivingMCM says:

    Melvyn’s is great! I find myself in Palm Springs about once a year or so. Whenever I make it back to Melvyn’s, I plan to do a little write up for my new blog.
    The tradition of tableside flambee dishes seems to be slowly fading away, unfortunately. I think that if you go to a place that offers such items, you should definitely order them. It’s a wonderful experience that takes you back several decades.
    I’ve seen some comments on other sites that dismiss this kind of presentation as just some tired, fuddy-duddy ostentation. But I say, if I’m going to drop $85 on dinner, a drink and a dessert, the meal better come with a show, too!


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