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72-595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760 340 1000
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Ranked #36 of 241 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $60
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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135 reviews 135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Cuistort was recommended by a friend who had lived in Palm sprinds. It lived up to everything. On entry, a delicious aroma or the servings and elegant decor.thecservice was great and the wine list extensive. We were wonderfully helped by Fred, the sommelier to pick a wine that matched our meals. He suggested a nice French Chardonnay, 2009 meursault which... More 

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San Francisco, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I visit lots of restaurants, and usually don't bother to post a review because my comments would merely echo what everyone else has written. Cuistot is different. I have eaten here 4 times in the past 2 years, twice on Christmas Eve, and believe it is consistently worth 2 stars. You can find more detail in my 2-star review from... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were visiting the sculpture garden right next door when we spotted the Cuistot's outdoor seating area with the huge fireplace. We went to look at the front of the building and spotted the happy hour sign. It was the right time and we just wanted to see what the happy hour consisted of but were convinced to be seated.... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Arguably the best food you will find in the Palm Springs area. Every dish I've had, lunch and dinner, has been top drawer. A standout is their mushroom soup, a real masterpiece. Service is always excellent and when the weather is nice (which it pretty much always is in this area) the patio is very nice.

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Palm Springs, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a first string, fine, five star establishment that is time honored and a downright prize Not an overwhelming menu however there is a range of Rabbit and Beef to Lamb and Fish . We had ROASTED RACK OF LAMB (tender and cooked perfectly-not easy to do) and GRILLED SEASONAL SEABASS over basmati rice, ginger herb vinaigrette, with Chinese... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

PS isn't a very foodie/dinnery town but this was nice for a birthday celebration. Great wine list and good food to match. Very large restaurant but a nice comfortable atmosphere. Friendly service. The seafood was good, but the steak was the way to go. Flavorful, tender, and well-cooked.

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San Diego, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Cuistot in Palm Desert. We went for happy hour and liked it so much we returned two nights later. From 4-6 wine is offered at 4.95 along with a menu of delicious dishes that range around $10. They are generous plates and absolutely delicious. Finish it off with the best Peach Tart I have... More 

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Vancouver BC
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159 reviews 159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Every aspect was superb, from the Happy Hour wine selection, to the Pasta Papardella with Truffles, to the tomato soup, to the lamb sliders. Superb cooking, superb flavours, superb service, superb ambience, superb decor. In a world of mediocre to good food, why wouldn't you reach for the top - so far, no restaurant in PD has been better. And... More 

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Palm Desert,CA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Frig was lacking in anything exciting for dinner, so we popped down to Cuistot's and enjoyed some great lamb sliders with a salad first. The wine was delicious, too. I love their bar, so very French and romantic with the pretty lamp style lights at the bar. The owner and Chef is a delight...very, very French. It's an elegant setting... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Cuisitot also has a bistro that has an early bird special during season with your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert for $19.99 The food quality was very good and service friendly. $$-$$$

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Additional Information about Cuistot

Address: 72-595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone Number: 760 340 1000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 60
Cuisine: French

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