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Desert Bistro

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36 S 100 W, Moab, UT 84532-2513
+1 435-259-0756
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

dined here due to the rating listed in TripAdvisor. I am a chef and always search out establishments that highlight local & sustainable food sources. The Desert Bistro had many things to choose from that were grown in the area & made from scratch... I loved that! Execution was done well but needed a little more professional touch to warrant... More 

Thank Cynthia L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Made reservation for bar seating at 7 pm, tables filled until 9:30 pm. Tough to get table this week before 9 pm. School was out in Utah and it it near and of the fall season. The Show Malbec from Argentina was very good and reasonably priced. Bison and Elk entrees were very good, not sensational, very good. Bison and... More 

Thank Mark B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After 6 days of traveling through southern Utah's breathtaking landscape and 6 days of mediocre to average food at best, we decided to treat ourselves to the only restaurant whose reviews promised something special. When the only reservation we could get was the following night on the patio at 8, we went with it even though temps would be in... More 

Thank MaryAnn K
largo, florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best restaurant in Moab by far. Excellent setting, excellent food, great presentation, excellent service. I was amazed at a restaurant this good located in a small town. Would highly recommend.

Thank ercpman
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant to celebrate a special event. 1st surprise the dress code being somewhat relax which was quite nice in comparison to what you would expect from a similar place in Europe. The food was just delicious and interesting, the service attentive from the front house to the waiters.

Thank Mary200064
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With the closing of the Center Street Cafe, the Desert Bistro has no competitors for the best restaurant in Moab. In fact its the best food west of Aspen, south of Salt Lake, and north of Taos & Santa Fe). I don't quite understand the comments of reviewers who find this restaurant to be very expensive. Perhaps it seems expensive... More 

Thank NickCafe
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Airbnb host recommended this restaurant and it was quite a treat. They have a great wine list and the food available was fresh and excellently prepared. The fish they offer is flown in (and never frozen). My husband and I both had one of the fish specials ad it was outstanding. The service is friendly and fast (but not... More 

Thank Susan S
Sherman Oaks, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By their "ground rules." Moab is a small, casual town. And along comes this restaurant that wants your credit card # and your agreement to a $20/pp penalty for no shows. Awfully big city conduct in a small town. But you will understand when you get there. This is a SMALL restaurant serving truly upscale food. Too many no shows... More 

Thank fishyak
Brandon, MS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best meal of our recent vacation in Utah. We shared a beef filet complimented with a roasted tomato sauce (I've got to experiment with this recipe); it was delicious. The vegetable sides were also very good. I was a bit concerned about the patio seating, but they furnish a light blanket on the chair backs, and as... More 

Thank Rosemary B
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joined friends this week at Desert Bistro for dinner and a reunion in Moab. We wanted good food, good wine, a pleasant atmosphere to re-connect. Our group are not strangers to wonderful foods and beautiful wines. The wait staff is very pleasant, but they've been instructed to elaborate on the fussy dishes so poetically, it's grating. Our conversations were bluntly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $75
American, Fusion
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 S 100 W, Moab, UT 84532-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Moab
  • Phone Number: +1 435-259-0756
Casually upscale gourmet southwestern cuisine. Join us in our intimate dining room or on the covered patio for fun & innovative food with friendly, attentive service.

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