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Desert Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, Southwestern, 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:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Description: We are closed for the 2015 season and will reopen thursday, march 3, 2016.

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  • 582
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  • 118
    Very good
  • 44
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great meal

We really enjoyed our time at the Bistro. Great food and atmosphere. We were surprised to find this quality restaurant in Moab.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ames S
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our time at the Bistro. Great food and atmosphere. We were surprised to find this quality restaurant in Moab.

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Thank Ames S
Kamas, Utah
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113 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Came here because of TA rating and had a superb meal. Not often do you find food this unusual but still superb. Highly recomended

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1 Thank nzcharles
Minneapolis MN
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160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We enjoyed our visit the Desert Inn once we found it. Be aware that some gps units and websites will direct you to their previous location on the North end of town. The hostess was friendly and promptly seated us at a larger table. Service was good but a bit cold and hard to engage. It seems they are trying... More 

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Thank Jeff F
Los Angeles, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

EVER. My boyfriend picked this place out for my birthday dinner and at 24 years old now I can without a doubt say it's the BEST meal I've ever had. We started with a recommended appetizer of the softest most delicious scallops that I've ever had - imported from Florida! I had elf for my main entrée and everything was... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Great restaurant. Chef is creative but doesn't confuse the customer. We shared four different dishes (including tuna and scallops) and all were excellent. Great wine selection as well. There is outdoor seating. Inside is small, cosy. They were booked on a random night the week of Thanksgiving. Only suggestion: If you're going to serve buffalo, get 100% grass-fed buffalo. There's... More 

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Thank Em1789
VT
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We visited just after Thanksgiving and right before they closed down for the holidays. Our timing was perfect as we had the entire restaurant to ourselves for most of the night. The service was spot on and the food even better. We started with the bacon wrapped, goat cheese stuffed dates drizzled in pomegranate reduction. It was the perfect balance... More 

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Ontario
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We had a very enjoyable dinner here during our stay in Moab. After reading other reviews we chanced dropping by to book a reservation for the following evening. The food was fantastic! I don't know how anyone could give this place a less than 5 star review! We had the scallops and dates as an appetizer, salads, bison special which... More 

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Thank finesew
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Had high hopes for the nicest looking menu in town. Sadly disappointed. The cut of meat was nice as it should be for $45.00. The potatoes were dried out and the vegetables were way too heavy with balsamic/vinegar. The server was nice but seemed non attentive when another table arrived, I ordered another lemon drop martini and it came came... More 

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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Utah is beautiful, but during our visit it became a struggle to get a decent meal or a glass of wine. In some towns and counties there wasn't any alcohol and menus consisted of burgers and fries. One town over I heard the microwave's ding followed by a waitress scurrying over with a hot plate of shredded nuked cheese wrapped... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We phoned 1.5 months out to make reservations here after reading rave reviews on TA, once we had our Grand Canyon road trip itinerary set. We drove from Denver to Moab to Grand Canyon to Durango back to Denver, and our dinner at Desert Bistro was by far the best meal of our 4 night trip. They are not open... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southwestern, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

We are closed for the 2015 season and will reopen thursday, march 3, 2016.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
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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