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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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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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
Fine dining in Moab but pricey

This was a treat after travelling across the US and this is what it turned out to be. We were happy to sit outside and inspite of a localised downpour stayed under the veranda roof. The briefing by the waitress was a little odd in that it sounded like it had been rehearsed to say exactly what the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a treat after travelling across the US and this is what it turned out to be. We were happy to sit outside and inspite of a localised downpour stayed under the veranda roof. The briefing by the waitress was a little odd in that it sounded like it had been rehearsed to say exactly what the script for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Got a bison filet that was excellent. All of the ingredients were super fresh and the baked goods - bread and desert - were baked in-house. Large menu full of variety with a nice back patio.

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Vail, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We loved everything from the local brews to the bison tenderloin, the pheasant with verde and mole sauces, and chocolate pecan tart for dessert. Service was excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Reservations are suggested, although I had not made them I was able to get a table within an hour or so, which was fine with me. Once seated warm bread and accoutroments were served. Our waitress, Bridget, was knowledgable and informative. Her suggestions were spot on. She was chatty but not too much - made a connection to the Chicago... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A small place - a bit hidden from the main street - but absolutely a visit worth. I think this must be THE place to have fine dining in Moab. Our servant was very knowledgable - and where she need more knowledge (on a very special local wine) she asked the owner. We had tuna as starter - and an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I drove down to Moab for the weekend of July 18, 2015 to see the National Parks. After walking all afternoon at Arches, we saw Desert Bistro highly recommended on TripAdvisor, so we made a early reservation for dinner. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is located in a modest house on a side street with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Excellent food but pricey, good for a special occasion. Good service and wine list. Check out their menu on web before you go

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were in Moab for four days and tried three restaurants of which this was the best in terms of quality of food and service - probably the place to go to for a special occasion. There is a reasonably full menu covering both meat and fish. However, it is relatively expensive. It is best to book, even outside the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had an incredible experience here. It's definitely one of those places where you get what you pay for, and totally worth it. Bacon wrapped dates with pomegranate sauce for an appetizer was amazing, chipotle Caesar salad had a significant kick, both entrées were superb, and the black walnut chocolate pie was heavenly. Our server B was impressively knowledgeable about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Second trip to Moab; just found this restaurant this trip - I wish I could bring it back to Philly!!! We were in Moab 5 nights and we went to Desert Bistro twice. The first night we had two specials - some kind of snapper, and the bison. Both were amazing, as were ground pork appetizer and the mojitos. Our... More 

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Additional Information about Desert Bistro

Address: 36 South 100 West, Moab, UT 84532
Phone Number: +1 435-259-0756
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Moab
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: French, Southwestern, Seafood, Fusion

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Southwestern, Seafood, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?