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72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3344
+1 760-340-1000
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just loved the atmosphere, service and food! Top notch in every way. Highly recommend. Foie was awesome! Extensive wine list. Will make for a memorable evening!

Thank n2r49rs
La Quinta, California
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We just had a very disappointing dinner at Cuistot in Palm Desert. The disappointment centered around the service. We order a $70 bottle of wine, and after the initial pouring, no one offered to pour us wine. We had to get a wait person's attention on three different occasions to get refills. We also had to ask for bread. As... More 

Thank Fay M
Michael S, Director of Sales at Cuistot, responded to this review

Hi Fay, Thank you for taking the time to sit down and write your review about your dining experience at Cuistot. While I would prefer a glowing report we need to hear the bad with the good, otherwise we can't improve. You do have amazing dining options in the Coachella Valley but we do hope you give us another chance... More 

Indio, California
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108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

As French cuisine is one of our favorites, as is a wine list featuring many French - and worldwide wines - Cuistot is easily our all-time-favorite place to dine. Last evening was most rewarding: we four all had a great time here, once again, and the selections available for the "Restaurant Week menu" were simply the best we have seen,... More 

Thank Dennis S
Michael S, Director of Sales at Cuistot, responded to this review

Hi Dennis, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. On a side note, we close June 18th, so hopefully we will see you again before our summer vacation. we certainly appreciate your patronage! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We visit this place nearly every time we visit Palm Springs area. This time, I had the mushroom soup, and it was the best I've had anywhere. The lamb chops and filet mignon were also outstanding. They have a great wine list although we brought in our own bottle ($25 corkage) because we cannot do that where we live in... More 

Thank Jlsellers
Gig Harbor, Washington
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We always have a great meal here. I see the criticisms of expense, but we usually go for a late lunch or happy hour. for lunch I love the veal patty, and the wild mushroom soup, perfect. my wife usually has the lunch box feature. The happy hour has small plates of the regular dinner items, and they are not... More 

Thank THW_777
Rancho Mirage, California
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254 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Mother's day brunch. Very peaceful and civilized. Lovely patio. The little pastries at the start were nice, but they should be mini and more so that each person can have a little taste of different things. we were the 2nd table to be seated on the patio, but we were the 6th served our meals. Something went wrong in the... More 

Thank Irvinggetthecar
San Marcos, California
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697 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We were taken here by a friend, so that she and my wife could see the fashion show at lunch time. (Reservation is needed for the fashion show lunch). The food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. The fashion show featured high end items from shops alond the El Paseo Shopping District. A little out of my price... More 

Thank csarchibald
Spruce Grove, Canada
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This place is to die for.!!!! for starters if you want to go for happy hour 4-6 the menu (small version than the dining room) is half price the restaurant its self its décor is lovely you'll know your in a French restaurant. okay have the ceasar salad, the angel hair pasta and the raspberry desert, guaranteed you'll thank me... More 

Thank kelli g
Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Happy hour menu is special. Better than most' entrees. Excellent setting and service. It is our go-to place when food matters. Don't miss it.

Thank Michael6539
Pasadena, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We arrived early on a Tuesday evening after a fun visit to the Palm Desert branch of the Palm Springs Art Museum. The happy hour menu is the perfect offering at the perfect time of day in the beautiful desert early evening. Polite, attentive service, thoughtful food offerings, creative cocktails and nice wine choices. Elegant surroundings attended by experienced, polite... More 

Thank Rochelle L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $49
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3344
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-340-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?