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72595 El Paseo (Hwy. 111) Send to Phone
760-340-1000 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A menu of classic and contemporary French cuisine appeals to an array of palates.
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Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner Tues.-Sun. (closed June 29-Sept. 12)

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Dining room at Cuistot, Palm Desert, CA

Cuistot Restaurant Review

: Request to be seated in “Chef Bernard’s Dining Room” when you have a hankering for Cuistot’s “Brasserie 25” menu. Served in this room only, it features a casual, prix-fixe trio for just $25. If you’re in the mood for more formal fare, then you won’t be disappointed with Cuistot’s French offerings. While Bernard Dervieux’s formal training took place in the legendary kitchen of Paul Bocuse, and the classics are well represented, a menu rebranding also reflects some lighter dishes: cuisine modern légère. Crispy free-range chicken with aromatic fresh seasonal vegetables and reduced natural juices is a standout, as is lobster potpie. Roasted quail stuffed with sweetbreads is reminiscent of traditional French cuisine. The bar menu, offered only in the lounge from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., has a long list of shareable plates. Try the house-made pâté and the asparagus and lemon risotto with Gruyère. There are plenty of desserts, including the traditional fromage plate.

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