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

Thank mark z
Upland, California
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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 2 weeks ago

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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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met another couple for drinks and a light dinner. The waiter messed up two parts of the drink order, which took forever to arrive. The food was quite good, but my Caesar Salad was four Romaine leaves slathered in dressing. Very difficult to cut and eat without making a mess. Might have been an off night. The dining rooms... More 

Thank wienerdogsdad
West Vancouver, Canada
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161 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Cuistot for one of the best happy hours anywhere. We had a selection of lamb sliders, pate, caesar salad, truffle pappardelle..... all were outstanding and reasonably priced... $9.50 per dish. There were also a plentiful list of wine and bar drink specials. We visit Cuistot at least once every visit to the Desert for one great reason.... it is... More 

Thank EconomistGuy
Rancho Mirage, California
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent food, fine service (generally) and nice décor. Upscale and expensive and requires nice dressing. The bar is fine also. During the season, reservations are aa must. Valet and self parking available.

Thank MichelleElyseLesser
San Jose, California
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The is our favorite restaurant in Palm Desert. There are many average restaurants in Palm Desert and surrounding areas which hotel rate as good? The service was very good and the spacing of the courses was perfect. Too many restaurants serve food at the speed of McDonald's. We sat on the patio (the only people eating outside) in a very... More 

Thank MEB123
Rancho Mirage, California
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Always make a reservation. The service is superb (generally), and the food is excellent. This is a high end restaurant, and really not a place for youngsters.

1 Thank MichelleElyseLesser
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 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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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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?