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72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3344
+1 760-340-1000
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank meldeucef
Palm Desert, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank chefsuzy2017
Calgary, Alberta
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81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Free_Skier
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 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Exploremyworld
Palm Springs, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Whitmore11
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere with outstanding appetizers. French Chef that commands respect for his made to dishes that are delicious complimented with exquisite wines. Service is professional and always meeting expectations and beyond. Deserts are beyond description. Great 4 Star plus.

1 Thank Gene N
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Poor ratio quality/creativity/taste ...to price. Food not good, over priced, Ambiance ok, service good but very snobby

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Met old friends for a dinner. Took my 18 year old son. The restaurant is beautiful. Huge vaulted ceilings, rustic lights and a wonderful modern French menu. My son had the small steak w pommel frites, our friends had the sole and I had the crispy chicken. All 3 selections were outstanding. Staff was attentive but kept far enough away... More 

1 Thank mark z
Upland, California
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Cuistot? What can one say? The child of Chef Bernard and his wife Susan now going on 15. A wonderful place for a superb meal at any time, but with a special 4 course menu for Thanksgiving --- can't be better than this. Choice of three main dishes (Turkey, Sirloin of Beef and Sea Bass ...) something for everyone. My... More 

1 Thank Bill S
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Ordered two different pasta dishes.One with truffle oil simply had no flavor,not even salt! The second was angel hair,somewhat over-cooked and with only three small shrimp on topper flavor. Bread was good,thank goodness.

Thank Robinkarr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 21:30
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?