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All 70 Moab Restaurants

Desert Bistro

36 South 100 West, Moab, UT 84532-2457
+1 435-259-0756
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Ranked #2 of 70 Restaurants in Moab
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, French, Seafood, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Now located in the heart of downtown Moab. We've moved out of the Ranch House and into our own charming, turn of the century building. Our new location offers quaint indoor dining combined with a beautiful, private outdoor patio. Our goal, as always, is to provide fresh, high quality, innovative food with friendly and attentive service. We appreciate you taking the time to visit us while in Moab! Reservations, while not always necessary, are highly recommended to ensure we have a table for you. November Hours: Open Wednesday - Sunday nights, Closed Monday & Tuesday nights. Last night of 2014 season: Saturday, November 29, 2014. Closed December - February Reopening in early March 2015
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Westchester, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 NEW

The menu here will not disappoint - eclectic, original and quite good. The service also was top notch. But it's also not cheap. So if your budget allows one expensive meal in Moab, go here, as opposed to Jeffrey's Steakhouse, which matches the Desert Bistro in price only.

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London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner, Tenderloin and Barramundi. Excellent flavours, serving size not excessive. Service was good but no one at the desk to say thank you when we left.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

the Desert Bistro is an urban quality restaurant in a far away place. Quality, atmosphere, details, pace, all are professional grade. One more reason to return to Moab.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant! Better make a reservation, it gets busy fast. Truly gourmet. Service was great, too!

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Destin, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Food was spectacular! Bacon wrapped dates will knock your socks off! Elk was so flavorful and like a filet, the filet tenderloin was perfectly cooked, and the chocolate cheesecake and cobbler pie were both delicious, top that off with wonderful coffee, delightful staff, and cozy atmosphere and you have yourself a magical meal! Loved it and will come back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, not creative, or original. Service of wait staff is conscientious, but missing the thoughtful touch.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We called ahead for reservations out of habit - when we got there, we realized they only have 7 tables! GREAT service and likely the best food you'll get in the area - definitely good for foodies. The bison dish was to die for! Bacon-wrapped dates were an amazing starter. Sides were a bit bland compared to our main dishes,... More 

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Layton, Utah
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335 reviews 335 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is the best restaurant in Southeastern Utah. We were shocked at the professionalism of the wait staff when explaining the specials. The variety of items on the menu and the clever sauce/flavor combinations made it difficult to choose one item over the other. We chose two different fish specials and enjoyed both of them immensely. The Desert Bistro must... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Having read the reviews we thought we'd give this restaurant a try. They get very booked up so it is probably best to book ahead, especially at busy times of the year. By chance they had a table for us without booking and we sat outside in the covered conservatory which was nice as the weather was warm. The service... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were somewhat taken aback by the sophistication of Desert Bistro but that is no criticism. But be warned, it is extremely expensive but the food is, as you would expect for the price, very very good. It has an air of exclusivity about it and the waiter certainly was very professional. It probably lacked warmth but if you are... More 

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Additional Information about Desert Bistro

Address: 36 South 100 West, Moab, UT 84532-2457
Phone Number: +1 435-259-0756
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Moab
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: Southwestern, French, Seafood, Fusion

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