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Cuistot

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72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3344
+1 760-340-1000
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Pacific Grove, California
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this site for happy hour with three of couples. We were promptly served our drinks but we had to wit about an hour for the food orders to arrive! Once the food arrived, all of the selections were good, but the slow delivery of food spoiled our experience. The ambiance on the outside patio is great, but seating... More 

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Riverside, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on Sunday, February 12 - thoroughly enjoyed the happy hour, cocktails, food offerings and atmosphere. After paying the bill wanting to visit the restrooms and look at the wine storage our great waiter told us about, we were questioned and scrutinized by an obnoxious hostess. Definitely a turn off - she needs a new job, definitely NOT one... More 

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Vancouver BC
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243 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been twice in the past 3 weeks - very satisfied, will return almost every week, second week. Appy items are $9.95, house wine $5, excellent menu. Superior service, high end feeling in the bar (happy hour only in the bar), about eight seats at the bar, 4 or 5 tables for 2, maybe 3 booths for 4. Lots of outdoor... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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186 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar and dining room are lovely and make this feel like a special occasion place. Food was very good (not exceptional) but very expensive. Service was outstanding. Notable in decor: Photos of the chef/owner's children on bookcases, a nice touch. Best menu item: Wild mushroom soup.

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1 Thank SkanLaker
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended for an early bird dinner with a group of 7. We arrived about the same time as a bus load of people so the wait staff were rushed off their feet. Despite being busy the wait staff did their best to provide service. The early bird menu was interesting and I would recommend the chicken roll ups (chicken &... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Great find for Happy Hour. Generous bar drinks for $6. Small plates for $10.Wine service is very special. Extra special service. Sea bass is excellent.

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Palm Desert, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We love sitting in the bar area and having truffle pasta and wonderful warm bread & lovely fine wine

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Calgary, Alberta
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85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I went for dinner one night, service was great but the food was just ok. We both had pasta dishes, I had the tomato basil which could have used a bit more flavour. The espresso crime brulee was very good and the wine list is also worth the trip. And in fairness we went because we were looking... More 

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Lutry, Vaud, Switzerland
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We have been coming to Cuistot for many years as it was always a reliable choice for good quality "Americanized" French food, so it was a natural choice for us to book a table on New Year's eve. Even if the 4 course menu at $120 was pricey, there were a number of Bernard Dervieux's signature dishes on the menu... More 

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Palm Springs, California
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Four of us had Christmas Eve dinner there and it was excellent. They had a special menu including Roast goose, Rack of lamb. roast prime filet of beef, whitefish and maybe 3 other entrees. I had oysters on the half shell as an appetizer. They were just the right size, fresh and delicious. They also had oysters rockefeller and many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $49
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
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?