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Desert Bistro

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36 South 100 West, Moab, UT 84532-2513
+1 435-259-0756
Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The food was to die for, the waitstaff was friendly and the place is clean. It was well worth the money!

Thank Scott A
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

First, checked if it is open, many places in Moab closed on winter, and then, get a reservation, the place has only 6 tables and 4 spots at the bar and apparently is hard to get a table if you don't make a reservation in advance. About the food, it was delicious, dishes with a lot of work and components... More 

2 Thank DCoro
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We found inventive, beautiful presentations of superb ingredients in this lovely, intimate restaurant in Moab. We hadn't reserved, so we sat in a well-heated outdoor patio area and were completely comfortable on a chilly wintry night.

1 Thank Kathy V
Bungay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Nice small bistro, that promises 'fine dining', but that, it isn't. It serves some good dishes, but the chef seems to believe the more flavours on the plate the better, but as we all know it isn't! Quite simply in modern cuisine, less is more, great ingredients simply prepared is the way forward.

2 Thank Bungaymike
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, great food , friendly staff , what more is there to say ? You probably couldn't afford to eat there every day but for a last evening treat or a special occasion it would be hard to improve on

2 Thank JANDDBritinParis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Food elegantly prepared and delicious. This is a repeat visit during our Moab stay and we were not disappointed.

1 Thank JimjG
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic and our waitress, B, took fabulous care of us. This restaurant was quaint, charming and family friendly all at the same time. Great spot!! Highly recommend!

1 Thank Tkwanderlust
Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place is the Crowned Jewel of fine dining in Moab. Every detail attended to, food and service of the highest caliber. Wonderful atmosphere in the old house. My Mediterranean Sea Bass was perfect.

2 Thank 13boxers13
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went there with friends who spend 2-3 months a year in Moab; they have been there enough times to have everything on the menu at least once. We were not disappointed! The food was excellent as was the service. We will definitely go back next time we're in Moab.

1 Thank KF_A109
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is the best restaurant that we ate at in Moab. The duck was perfectly cooked and tender with an apple chutney-like compot. A pear salad and butter lettuce with pomegranate and raspberry vinaigrette was beautifully presented and excellent. Also an apple and rhubarb cobbler for desert was perfect. We ate there twice and both times excellent.

1 Thank Larry M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 75
American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 South 100 West, Moab, UT 84532-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Moab
  • Phone Number: +1 435-259-0756
Casually upscale gourmet southwestern cuisine. Join us in our intimate dining room or on the covered patio for fun & innovative food with friendly, attentive service.
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON - reopening in early March 2017

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?