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Desert Bistro

36 South 100 West, Moab, UT 84532-2457
+1 435-259-0756
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Ranked #3 of 70 restaurants in Moab
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
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. July & August Hours: Open Tuesday - Saturday nights, closed Sunday and Monday nights. September - October Hours: Open Tuesday - Sunday nights, Closed Monday nights.
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91% Recommend
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Essex England
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144 reviews 144 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
433 helpful votes 433 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We booked online as it's really busy here. Rightly so. The food was fantastic. Our server Phil was so enthusiastic about all the dishes on offer. All of our food was really delicious. We ate inside. There are only 7 tables inside and only 1 beside the window. Freshly baked bread from scratch with delicious dips. The quality of food... More

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Service, food, atmosphere were the best we found in UTAH ! The fish (flown in daily) and beef were delicious .. the service was great and made friends with the table next to us !!

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Moab, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Desert Bistro is truly exceptional. I've been dining with them for years and so have had the happy opportunity to enjoy many different menu options - all wonderful. I would describe the food as Southwestern Fusion. My husband and I were quite fortunate in having them cater our wedding. Our guests were very happy people. :)

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Amelia Court House, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed dinner here one night while in Moab. Delicious food, good service, a bit pricey. Quiet setting.

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New York City
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My dinner at Desert Bistro was the best meal I had during a 12-day coast-to-coast road trip, and I tried my best -- helped by TripAdvisor -- to eat at the best restaurant in every town I stopped in. As many others have noted, the food is absolutely superb. Not only does every ingredient appear to be super-fresh and the... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were only in Moab for two nights and we were so impressed with our Desert Bistro dinner the first night we went back again the next night! Really a surprising find in Moab with a great gourmet menu with top notch food, great service, and a nice ambiance. The outdoor eating area looks upon the parking lot so we... More

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Everything was delicious. The warm whole grain bread started us off and was yummy with a bottle of Pinot Gris. My husband has the sea bass special with chilled watermelon and couldn't stop raving. I loved the potato bowls with veggies- I tend to to vegetarian and loved every bite. The spring rolls were fresh and the chili sauce was... More

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Las Vegas, NV
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I found this place on Yelp and it did not disappoint. It was outstanding. The ambiance, service and food were all excellent. I had a garden salad and the bison tenderloin. Terrific!!!! I can't wait to visit Moab again to return to the Desert Bistro.

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Edwards, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

over the top,, desert bistro could fit in any big city and to find it in moab,,, what a treat,,, my dinner was outstanding,, the owners were both working and the service outstanding.. if your travels take you close to moab,, it is well worth some extra miles to visit their place,,

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had an outstanding dinner at Desert Bistro with our family of 4 (kids age 13 and 15). The food is original and perfectly cooked/presented, the choices are great (even for vegetarians and special needs) and the service was fabulous. Highly recommended for all.

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