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

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    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
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indian Wells, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

So, French restaurants serve small portions. I Get it! But when you are still hungry eat after eating in a "nice " Restaurant, something is wrong. Trust me on this one. I am a food & Beverage veteran and run twenty some restaurants in my career, and this place is ridiculous. I took my wife for Mother's Day Brunch, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Stopped in on a whim, and was pleasantly surprised. Wait staff was excellent, and we followed his recommendations. Every dist was impressive, and well executed. Would highly recommend.

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Belgrade, Montana
Top Contributor
351 reviews 351 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Chef Bernard who also own this lovely place is a fabulous chef. Although we do not frequent Cuistot, we will go for special occasions which this was. True French cuisine prepared in the traditional way. We had 3 people all enjoyed their meals. We ordered the Mushroom soup which they are known for, Foie Gras because we like it and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Four of us had a patio table, though the inside tables are in a fine dining setting. All four of us enjoyed our selections, though none of us had a fish dish even though they looked excellent.

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

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 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
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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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, Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic
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?