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72-595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760 340 1000
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Ranked #40 of 237 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $60
Hours:
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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Seattle
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
109 helpful votes 109 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Monarch Beach, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We tried the restaurant last year during restaurant week and loved the food. We were in the desert last week and decided to go again. We had the pre-fixed menu in the "Brasserie 25" and thought it was good. Went back again two nights later and ordered the same pasta but it was cooked differently and was not as good.... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

we come here on every visit to Palm Springs. The wine, food and service are always delightful. For those more budget sensitive, they have just introduced a fixed price bistrot. Definitely worth trying if you've never been

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La Quinta, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Absolutely horrific set up for an Easter Brunch. If you wanted only hot food, you had to wait all through the cold food line just to even get to the hot food! Very poorly serviced brunch - items would run out and they either would not be replenished at all or in an extremely non-efficient manner (taking a lot of... More

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Dined here on a busy Saturday night and the service was excellent. Staff were very friendly and exceptionally knowledgable about all aspects of the food and wine offered. Ambience was very good with a good 'buzz' going on. Food was very good - baked oysters to start with Sea bass as entree - both very tasty. Highly recommend this restaurant... More

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Portland, Maine
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten here twice in the past two weeks. Food is generally very good. The service the first time was good but this time it was terrible! Very quiet night but they still couldn't keep things moving. Water refills were uneven. Course timing was off. Always looking for server but she wasn't anywhere to be seen. Unfortunately the evening was... More

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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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