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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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471 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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English first
Tenafly, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 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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Colleyville, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Unbelievably good food, beautifully presented, and ingredient combinations I had never tried. Baked bacon wrapped dates, stuffed with goat cheese and topped with pomegranate molasses. Nearly died from happy.

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Park City, Utah
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Attractive venue in Moab. Prompt, competent service. Good food with some unique combinations, often quite spicy so be prepared. Attractively plated and good wine list (with the usual high Utah prices). An unusually good restaurant for an outdoor vacation destination in Utah.

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Columbia, MD
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was surprised to find a foodie restaurant in the middle of no where but here it is. The menu has lots of interesting meals including fresh fish flown in from Hawaii and many meat dishes which are sourced locally. The service was very good and the food outstanding. As in all of Utah the cocktails are a little weak,... More

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Houston, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Moab. Great food and great service. More expensive than most alternatives but well worth the extra bucks in my opinion. Not the place you'll bring the kids - but definately the place for a romantoc dinner for two or a dinner with friends. We'll be back!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This small bistro serves the best food in Moab. Delicious appetizers and fresh fish flown from Hawaii make this place a fine dining establishment indeed. It is expensive but reasonable for what it serves. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. The interior is elegant as you would expect and has about ten tables altogether so reservations are strongly recommended. This... More

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Broomfield, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Four of us went to the Desert Bistro on the recommendation of the innkeeper at our B+B in Moab. The salads, main courses, deserts and service was superb. I thought at first the cost was on the high side, but after having one of best dining experiences of my life, the cost was well justified. All 4 people in our... More

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