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Cuistot

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72-595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760 340 1000
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food-overwhelmed service

As usual the food was the star at Cuistot-The scallops and lobster were divine, and the asparagas soup wonderful. My wife had the pasta with truffles and I had the duck, both were well prepared. But, we had to ask for water, not one but at least 3 times-the servers were too busy

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
AJL70
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Kingman, Arizona
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tallahassee, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was by far my favorite eating out experience while in the desert. We ate outside by the fireplace and the food was outstanding. We sampled wine and all of it was superb. Everything from the service to The food to parking and the valet was a first-class experience.

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Deephaven, Minnesota
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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cuistot is consistently excellent. Food and service and ambiance. Convenient location juts off 111 is good too.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Made Reservations for two at 7 PM Sat April 11 nice table host pleasant ordered a bottle of Wine served cold with proper glassware. Shared Lobster/ Scallops Appetizer very good Restaurant features Dover Sole a new Server been there only 4 days recommended the fish. We ordered two at $ 48.00 per person Food arrived with in reasonable time after... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

As usual the food was the star at Cuistot-The scallops and lobster were divine, and the asparagas soup wonderful. My wife had the pasta with truffles and I had the duck, both were well prepared. But, we had to ask for water, not one but at least 3 times-the servers were too busy

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NJ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We are visiting from out of town and were introduced to Cuistot by local friends. Good service, friendly staff. Dover sole was excellent. We ate on the bistro side and would happily dine there again!

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seattle, washington
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131 reviews 131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a very nice dinner on the patio. The food was all served hot and the salads were not over dressed. Love the wine list since they offered California wines and international choices. The service was prompt and the waiter was will to split serval salads for us.

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Lahaina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The restaurant is always busy. The food and service are very good. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We go back every year we visit Palm Springs. Just Listen for the daily specials and enjoy some great food!

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Ontario, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were looking forward to this restaurant that friends recommended but were disappointed in the meal. I had the schnitzel and it was way overdone as was my pomme frites. I would have thought that a 'french' restaurant could have offered a better 'french fry'. My wife's cassoulet was just average. Her pea soup was delicious. When oh when are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We ate here last year and twice again now. They have an excellent deal on Happy Hour small dishes and house wine on a side patio. The main room and patio has a good variety of food,cooked by the owner, the chef from Lyon in France. He even came round to ask us what we thought! Had mixed service,once fantastic... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We visit this restaurant once a season. We enjoy the mushroom soup, best in the desert. The peach cobbler was perfect for sharing and so delicious. It is one of several fine dining restaurants in the valley. The outdoor dining is very nice. Our waiter was good, his support staff was not. I appreciated the chef visiting the tables, it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72-595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: 760 340 1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 60
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?