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72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260-3344
+1 760-340-1000
16:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 16:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 02:30
Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Palm Desert, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not worth this amount of money. Before you order any specials ask what is a cost For each. Avarage apetiziers are in a range of $15-$ 20, but special was $ 42 for two small pieces of pate.

Thank jdrnktlc36
Pacific Grove, California
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this site for happy hour with three of couples. We were promptly served our drinks but we had to wit about an hour for the food orders to arrive! Once the food arrived, all of the selections were good, but the slow delivery of food spoiled our experience. The ambiance on the outside patio is great, but seating... More 

Thank Bill F
Riverside, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Sunday, February 12 - thoroughly enjoyed the happy hour, cocktails, food offerings and atmosphere. After paying the bill wanting to visit the restrooms and look at the wine storage our great waiter told us about, we were questioned and scrutinized by an obnoxious hostess. Definitely a turn off - she needs a new job, definitely NOT one... More 

Thank PatriciaStraub
Vancouver BC
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245 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been twice in the past 3 weeks - very satisfied, will return almost every week, second week. Appy items are $9.95, house wine $5, excellent menu. Superior service, high end feeling in the bar (happy hour only in the bar), about eight seats at the bar, 4 or 5 tables for 2, maybe 3 booths for 4. Lots of outdoor... More 

Thank 8Peter
Skaneateles, New York
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187 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar and dining room are lovely and make this feel like a special occasion place. Food was very good (not exceptional) but very expensive. Service was outstanding. Notable in decor: Photos of the chef/owner's children on bookcases, a nice touch. Best menu item: Wild mushroom soup.

1 Thank SkanLaker
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended for an early bird dinner with a group of 7. We arrived about the same time as a bus load of people so the wait staff were rushed off their feet. Despite being busy the wait staff did their best to provide service. The early bird menu was interesting and I would recommend the chicken roll ups (chicken &... More 

1 Thank Alan H
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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.

1 Thank meldeucef
Palm Desert, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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

1 Thank chefsuzy2017
Calgary, Alberta
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85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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 January 2017

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 

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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$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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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, 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?