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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
Tue - 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. September - October Hours: Open Tuesday - Sunday nights, Closed Monday nights. November Hours: Open Wednesday - Sunday nights, Closed Monday & Tuesday nights. Last night of 2014 season: Saturday, November 29, 2014. Closed December - February
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San Francisco Bay Area
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Astoundingly good. World class in any city. We had the Gyoza starters. Big portion for a starter and even if you have never heard of tempeh you will be in heaven. The variation on a Caesar salad was excellent. Clean and simple. The garlic soup was subtle, rich, incredible. The mushroom stuffed pasta was incredibly complex. We didn't have room... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

didn't expect to find such good food in this little town. the tuna dish was amazing. the flavor combinations was surprising and very tasty. and it was my first game bison.

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Santa Fe, NM
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129 reviews 129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

What a wonderful treat to find such interesting, creative and delicious food in Moab....my husband and I enjoyed everything we ordered......we shared the scallop appetizer with a yummy salsa first; that was served with warm bread and a selection of 3 dips.....my favorite being the tapenade. Following that excellent dish, we shared the salad that featured romaine lettuce, red pears... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had an excellent dinner at Desert Bistro. It was quite expensive, but worth it. I had the halibut special, which was very good. But the bison that my sister ordered was the best dish on the table. My other sister had ravioli, which was delicious. The best part of the meal was that we sat outside on the back... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

While in Moab we had the pleasure of dining at the Desert Bistro. It was the best dinner we have had while in Utah. I ordered the stuffed duck breast which was prepared perfectly. It came with a fabulous Mac and cheese with smoked Vermont bacon. It was outstanding! Everyone in the restaurant was extremely helpful and friendly. When we... More

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Albany, OR
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208 reviews 208 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

First, my Cosmo was delicious. I then had a glass of white wine in a huge glass - not my favorite way to drink wine, and impossible to judge how much wine is inside. The bread was fresh and hot, served with three tasty dips/spreads. I made notes re the salad I had, with red pear, diced jicama, raspberry dressing... More

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Pasadena, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Some people we met at the hotel where we were staying recommended the Desert Bistro. We were able to get a reservation on short notice and we were so happy we did! The menu was extensive and creative, the wait staff were exceptional and the food was fabulous. I had bacon-wrapped elk medallions and they were prepared perfectly. The rest... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Good food, decent drinks, nice service. This is not a 5 star restaurant, but when matched up against the competition in Moab, it is. We would go back. We enjoyed our meal and the ambiance. DG

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Columbia MO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had an amazing experience at the Desert Bistro. We were told about it at breakfast while staying at the Cali Cochitta B&B. Dave got us reservations that night. The food was excellent and the service was even better. If you are in Moab, you have to come here!!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Robust menu with lots of food and wine choices; good specials to select from as well. Food and service was excellent.

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