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72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-3344
+1 760-340-1000
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  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“mushroom soup” (18 reviews)
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72595 El Paseo, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-3344
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been dining here for a good long while. Lunch this Friday we selected the Salmon Carpaccio (splendid), Mushroom Soup (a must, the mushrooms are finely diced rather than pureed, the broth delicate) and shared the Sand Dabs (beautifully pan fried). Marcos, our server,...More

Thank Pirogene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I always take our neighbor to this favorite spot. The wine, food, service and relaxed ambiance complement one another perfectly and it is a beautiful restaurant. We usually do Happy Hour because the portion sizes meet our needs---ahem....adequate food portions and a...More

Thank Tanders25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is great too. And, eating food in a lovely room set with beautiful linen makes it even more special. The lighting is exquisite and the colors are lovely and muted. We came for lunch after visiting the Palm Desert Museum. The restaurant is...More

Thank Teri F
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This was our first visit to the restaurant. We met another couple friend of our ours who had enjoyed the happy hour experience and wanted us to experience it. This French restaurant is such a delight to explore all the areas of dining, inside and...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Lobster pot pie is a must. It was amazing! If you go for lunch see if they'll make it for you. It's a bit pricey, but worth it. I also tried the Scottish salmon, which was also good. The mushroom soup is amazing and they...More

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Ambiance is terrific! Very upscale dining room. Food is well prepared French food and prices are reasonable given the quality and the prep required. Lots of choices for both starters and mains. I always love the quail stuffed with sweetbreads and it was great as...More

Thank n2r49rs
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Cuistot was up to it normal standard. It is my #1 restaurant in Palm Desert. The food is typical French not like many of the restaurants in the Desert which prepare food with French names!! We were with friends from San Francisco who are used...More

Thank MEB123
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We're lucky to have Roy as our server. Enjoyed a visit by the chef, and help with the wine list. We have this custom of sharing the main dish such as fish and a dish of pasta. They were very accommodating and ready with suggestions...More

Thank Isaac S
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent upscale friendly service! Food quality beyond expected, and very reasonable prices. Will return with a group of friends in the near future.

1  Thank Monica G
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

It’s a special day, so here we are at a very special restaurant We began with cocktails and ordering wine...and for appetizers the fois gras and the lobster ravioli....oh my, insanely great For the entrees we had the pan seared veal chop with wild mushroom...More

Thank davefoshee
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Mary R
14 January 2015|
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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, Brunch
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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
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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