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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
Hours:
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had crab-cake muffins and caesar salad as a starter and as main course we went for the mushroom and truffel pasta and the bison filet-mignon with green peppered sauce and potato puree (bison was suggestion menu). Portions were normal, presentation was perfect and all of our food was really more than perfectly served. Tasted all so good!! Staff was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a wonderfully creative meal, service was good and we never felt rushed. Each dish was interesting, I loved their version of a spring roll. Great value when you consider the quality of the food. A minimum of one visit is a must during your stay in Moab. It was a half mile walk from our hotel which was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great food with high quality ingredients. Both day's specials were really good, the starter Ahi was delicious. We sat outside at the front and it was a very pleasant and calm dinner. We were happy to have found the Desert Bistro!

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Sandia Park, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not your typical desert restaurant, this place tries hard. Our server (Chris) was affable, if a bit scripted, but we never wanted for anything. Drinks were excellent, but the ice melted onto the glass surface and made a mess (Tip to the owner, if people are paying these prices, lose the glass and give us tablecloths please.) Wine prices were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a very nice place to have an excellent dinner with a varied menu and all our family had from the appetizers to the dinner to the dessert were very tasty and enjoyable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Fabulous food, great combination of flavors. Never expected this type of good and quality on our Moab hiking trip. Equivalent to a Park City or New York restaurant.

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Kingman, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is definitely not a budget restaurant, but if you are looking for a delicious meal to mark a special occasion, we highly recommend Desert Bistro. My husband had buffalo filet wrapped in bacon, and I ordered the Hawaiian sea bass, which was melt-in-your-mouth delicious! We finished it off with a key lime tart, which was superb (and certainly big... More

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Newtown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The restaurant is in a quiet setting on a back street. The staff is pleasant, professional and efficient. The food is both eclectic and excellent. A wonderful mixture of ingredients and flavors. It's one of those places where there are so many interesting things on the menu it's difficult to choose. Quite a nice find in a small town. We... More

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a very nice restaurant with a very friendly and professional service, but I am afraid that the food was a bit of a let-down. It is not like it is poor quality or badly cooked, but it is far too complex, with many ingredients in each one of the dishes and combinations that they do not work together... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Surprise of our trip!! This restaurant would do well in any major city in the US! That it chooses to be in Moab is pretty amazing!! Service was excellent and our waiter was very helpful in choosing entrees. We had a chicken dish that was delightful and a featured blue snapper that had just flown in from Hawaii; it was... More

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