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Desert Bistro

36 South 100 West, Moab, UT 84532-2457
+1 435-259-0756
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Ranked #2 of 67 restaurants in Moab
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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. Open seasonally (March through November) 5:30pm-9:30pm Tuesday through Sunday nights, closed Monday nights.
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Decatur, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The quality of the food is excellent, but all of the menu selections are too spicy for our taste. In addition, while very good, the dinner that we had at Desert Bistro was the most expensive of any dinner that we had during our ten-day trip in southern Utah.

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Bellevue, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent dishes and make sure you try the chocolate espresso martini for dessert! Went there after a long drive from Capitol Reef and had a wonderful dinner.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Would love to have this special little bistro in my home town. Spent the night with long time friends sharing our main dishes and desserts and sipping the wine for their extensive list.

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After reading reviews of how good this place was my boyfriend and I decided to go while we were in Moab for one night. Overall the food and service was amazing! We ordered the specials for the night (July 21, 2013) peppered Venison rack with Yukon Gold potatoes and vegetables and the Bison tenderloin with garlic mash potato and vegetables.... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This restaurant is a real find. It is small with reservations necessary. The staff is very knowledgeable about all aspects of food preparation and is extremely helpful. The menu is quite unique, with appetizers like cheese stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, fried scallops in a chipotle sauce, main courses of excellent steak or elk, excellent fish selections and delicious deserts.... More

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prescott,arizona
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149 reviews 149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was our second visit, the first being about 2 years ago. Wonderful experience both times. Yes it is expensive, but you get what you paid for- an excellent choice for a special occasion...or any occasion for that matter. Server was knowledgeable, friendly, attentive and efficient. Excellent menu choices (including a kid's menu) and very nice wine list. Food was... More

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Marlton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We have eaten here before, twice on this trip to Moab. It continues to be a special place to dine. This is a must for a special night out in Moab. Great food and great service.

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Long Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We arrived at the 5:30 PM opening and boy are we glad we did! Since it was a beautiful April evening we elected to dine on the patio and missed the gathering crowd in the restaurant when we left. Our server, Karissa, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Just to preface the below, the presentation of the dishes is spectacular!! In... More

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

When you read some of the reviews on Trip Advisor that are negative you wonder if the person is just one of those "haters" that wouldn't like anything even if it was free. I don't want to sound like a "Debbie Downer" but I think this place is going to be difficult for me to review without sounding like one... More

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have found only two restaurants in S.W. Utah work commenting on. The Painted Pony in St. George and the Desert Bistro in Moab. D. B. has quiet ambiance, excellent service and food off the main drag in Moab. Don't miss this for an excellent dining experience.

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