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Desert Bistro

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French, Southwestern, Seafood, Fusion
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36 South 100 West, Moab, UT 84532
+1 435-259-0756
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Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Now located in the heart of downtown Moab. We've moved out of the Ranch...
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. HOURS: Open Wednesday - Sunday nights, Closed Monday & Tuesday nights. Open seasonally March through November
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Desert dinner

After experiencing the worst breakfast ever in our Moab hotel, my friends and I decided to spoil ourselves with a great dinner. We were not disappointed! What an amazing menu and great wine list. The mojitos were the best we'd ever had. The entrée of tuna, it was divine, I had the bison for my main... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

After experiencing the worst breakfast ever in our Moab hotel, my friends and I decided to spoil ourselves with a great dinner. We were not disappointed! What an amazing menu and great wine list. The mojitos were the best we'd ever had. The entrée of tuna, it was divine, I had the bison for my main and it was superb.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

WOW! What a great restaurant in an unexpected place. After a long day of hiking in the national parks around Moab we experienced "big city" fine dining in a charming little place in this outdoorsy, sports orientated location.That would be Moab! Did I mention the very professional service yet? OK, our waiter was as good as any I have had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We ate at the Desert Bistro 3 years ago and the food was outstanding. We were looking forward to our return this year but we were DEEPLY disappointed. Neither the appetizer nor the entree was seasoned properly (no salt or pepper on the meat at all!!!) and although they were prepared well the food had no taste. It was a... More 

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Colts Neck, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Took the family of 5 for a nice dinner. 3 teens 2 adults. EXCELLENT meal. great wine list. friendly staff. nice garden. air condition. Had the buffalo, steak & fish specials - perfect. Homemade bread was off the charts. HIGHLY recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My girlfriend took me to Desert Bistro on my birthday. The restaurant lived up to all of the reviews we had read previously. Very good experience and delicious choices on the menu. Highly recommend Desert Bistro.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent!!! Food tasted delicious and was nicely presented, attentive and friendly staff. You get what you pay for and in this case it was worth it.

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Bucks, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Although there are lots of positive reviews about this restuarant I would rate this place as average. We felt that the service was very staged and the food was overly creative with sometimes too many flavours that didn't complement each other (Seabass with watermelon) and the restuarant lacked atmosphere. There was nothing overly wrong with the food although I didn't... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The sandwiches were very good, and they have plenty of healthy options! BEWARE, it took about 10 minutes for the sandwich to be made and they weren't busy. The food was for sure worth the wait though!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

First the upsides. Very friendly and terrific staff. The setting is peaceful and off the main track so it is very quaint. The wine list and the rest are very well thought out. The plating of the food is very nice and borderline artistic..... But the food was a letdown. My guests and I did not even discuss this until... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Reservations recommended; however, we didn't have one but were seated fairly quickly. The service was excellent and I highly recommend the bison. Great food and worth the price!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 South 100 West, Moab, UT 84532
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Moab
  • Phone Number: +1 435-259-0756

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Southwestern, Seafood, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

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. HOURS: Open Wednesday - Sunday nights, Closed Monday & Tuesday nights. Open seasonally March through November
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

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