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“Excellent! Fine dining in the desert”
Review of Cuistot

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Ranked #41 of 272 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $49
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Bellingham, Washington
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent! Fine dining in the desert”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

The service was outstanding, the ambiance wonderfully appropriate and the food selection...exquisite. An incredible wine selection all fairly priced. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful French restaurant with amazing decor”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

We were a party of four and went there twice. The first night we ate at the brasserie. The Caesar salad was nicely presented with grated Padano on baby romaine. My friends had cassoulet and they all liked it. I had the wild mushroom soup, a MUST and the lobster ravioli. The waiter was excellent. We returned the next night and were seated in the wine room. We all had the wild mushroom soup. The lobster pot pie is rich and full of chunks of lobster. The rabbit ragout was delicious. We also tried the diver scallops and the seafood quenelles. Everything was delicious but our waitress was a little bit pushy. We have had better service in the main dining room. Both nights we had the Chehalem pinot noir. We visit Palm Springs once a year and Cuistot is always on our list of restaurants.

  • Visited December 2012
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Yes you can come back!!”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

It had been several years since we dined at Cuistot and our expectations were high when we arrived at the new digs. The food, atmosphere, service and wine selections were even better than our collective memories. We will be back as often as we return to P.S.

Visited December 2012
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Coachella Valley California
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

A lovely dining spot for really delicious French food. Try the bar menu offering small paltes if you are in the mood for a casual dinner. The pasta with truffle cream and the mussels are especially good. They have an excellent wine list with some real gems by the glass!

I always have a wonderful time at Cuistot. The employees are very kind and accomodating.
Bravo to the management for creating such an excellent dining experience!

  • Visited October 2012
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La Canada Flintridge, California
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197 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Outstanding French Restaurant!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

We have eaten here several times when we stay in Palm Desert and always find it outstanding. It reminds us very much of visiting France. This time again our dinner was delicious, the wine steward and wait staff were very helpful and attentive. I had the quail with black rice and it was excellent! My husband often has chicken as he finds that the French do a superb job of cooking chicken. Since we were celebrating our anniversary, we were given a lovely dessert of Floating Island. This was not our Missouri grandmothers' floating island, but the French version.....Interesting to see the national variations of a dish....both delicious, but different. It is a real treat for us to be able to again enjoy dining at Cuistot!

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