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72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-3344
+1 760-340-1000
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“quail” (11 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-3344
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Went for Happy Hour - love the menu and the good was outstanding- especially recommend the sea bass and chicken/prosciutto- superb. Ambience beautiful- tastefully done. Staff and service above average. Prices surprisingly low! Sadly they are closing for the summer on June 17. Can hardly...More

Thank Joni W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Excellent service- delish cuisine. I am a bit surprised Cuistot wasn't very busy the two times we've been; especially for Happy Hour. The tasting menu is excellent, unlike many other Happy Hour specials. Theirs was great. The second time we dined by the fireplace outside....More

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Had a wonderful evening at Cuistot! Everything was top notch. Service was excellent particularly the Somm (Ben). Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food. Quail was a beautiful dish and highly recommend. Great choices across the board. Had the short rib ravioli to start, really rich and...More

Thank n2r49rs
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I took several work colleagues here for lunch recently. I had eaten here several years ago and was not impressed with the food or the attitude of the staff. That had changed for the better on this visit. We started with a seafood galette that...More

Thank nznorm
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Second best dining experience of the trip. Expensive but worth the atmosphere and environment provided. Expect to pay ott though.

Thank Neil P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Such a lovely restaurant. Beautiful decor. Lovely, fun pictures. Beautiful bar area, too. 6 of us went for Happy Hour and we tried a variety of things. Most Happy Hours have "bar food" but they had a lovely risotto, lamb sliders, pate and assorted cheese...More

Thank Lillian S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were right there as they were opening for a 10:30 reservation. Our wait staff was attentive and friendly and offered Mimosas, OJ or plain champagne. We ordered the set price entrees which included the above, plus a choice of entrees. The brunch Seabass set...More

Thank Krisinseattle
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I was looking forward to a wonderful friday lunch at this highly rated restaurant. The only wonderful thing was the valet parkin. The food was ok, the service is really bad i hate when i go to a restaurant and they dont know their omw...More

Thank julio c
Reviewed 8 April 2017

An excellent restaurant where the chef is French with an impeccable training and background. The quality of the food is outstanding. We were here several times 2 years ago, and this time had 2 lunches and 2 dinners on their patios. Great choice of food...More

1  Thank unclepaull
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This restaurant hits all the categories of a fine restaurant. Service- Second to none. The staff were friendly, from valets to servers. They are very accommodating. Environment- The restaurant is beautiful and the grounds are amazing, you take a walk and you'd never think you...More

Thank Joseph S
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Mary R
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Response from Sugarfoodie | Reviewed this property |
There is no beach near by Cuistot Resteraunt. The Salton Sea is about 40 minutes away but would not be a swimming or snorkeling beach. Alternatively there is a water park in Palm Springs, a snorkeling school in Cathedral... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$49
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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-3344
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Desert
  • Phone Number: +1 760-340-1000
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