BEST CLASSIC: INGLESIDE INN
The Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs, and particularly its Melvyn's Restaurant, have been celebrity hotspots since they opened in 1975. That's original owner, Mel Haber with Jerry Lewis at the opening party, about which Hollywood Reporter wrote:
“The night we opened, we turned away Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw,” recalls Melvyn’s Restaurant & Lounge maitre d’ Brian Ellis, who was hired by the late Melvyn Haber in 1975 to help run what quickly would become one of Old Hollywood’s most beloved Palm Springs getaways. “They were on a motorcycle, they weren’t dressed right, and Mel said, ‘Can you come back another night?'” And they did. Because everyone came back.