Call Ahead! Takeout, curbside pickup and delivery options available. 50% off select wine bottles

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

In these difficult and unprecedented times, we firmly believe that our combined effort as members of the community will result in the protecting the health of our staff, guests and neighbors. Cuistot has had to temporarily close our dine-in service in accordance with the county-wide mandate to curb the spread of COVID-19.

IN THE INTERIM WE WILL OFFER A LIMITED TO-GO MENU that we will bring out to your car when you come to pick up. We are offering a 50% discount on many (but not all) wines from our Wine Spectator Award winning wine list.

Special Take-Out Menu

Featuring ‘The Nightly Special’
Delivery available courtesy
of Chef Bernard’s ‘Kids’
Camille and Colin

Please call ahead 760-340-1000
Pick up hours are 4 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday – Sunday

Salads & Appetizers:
Soup of the Day $10.50 / $35 quart
Chef’s Famous Wild Mushroom Soup $15.75 / $55 quart
Classic Caesar Salad $13.75
Wedge Salad $9.75
Lobster Ravioli $20.50
Smoked Salmon Salad $13.50
California Caprese Salad $13.75
Caesar, Ranch, Thousand Island & House Dressings $20 quart

Entreès & Pastas:
Ditalini Pasta Fazool $31.50
Grilled Seasonal Seabass $46.50
Crispy Free Range Chicken $34.75
Rack of Lamb $49.75
Bernard’s Sirloin Burger $22.00
Farfalle Pasta with Tomatoes & Basil $26.50 – add shrimp $8.00
Meatloaf $ 19.75
California Sand Dabs $26.50
Classic Cassoulet Toulousain $34.75
Pork Tenderloin Medallions $35.50
Côte de Boeuf $65.00

Raspberry Feuilletè $14.50
Lemon Meringue Tarte $14.50
Chocolate Mousse Cake $14.50

Cuistot is a beautiful Restaurant with excellent French cuisine. Chef-Owner Bernard Dervieux. Award winning wine list with moderate prices. Outdoor Dining. Located on beautiful El Paseo in Palm Desert.

Wine & Spirits

Cuistot is proud to be the only restaurant in the valley to have earned the Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine every year since 2005. We’re also the valley’s only recipient of the Award of Unique Distinction from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Our attractively priced List offers approximately 650 Wines starting at $29. With nearly 200 choices under $75, we offer great wines for everyone.

Also included are many hard to find wines including DuMol, Peter Michael, Marcassin, Turley, Kosta Browne, Sea Smoke, Williams Selyem, Saxum, Blankiet, Amuse Bouche, Quilceda Creek, Abreu, Araujo, Bryant Family, Continuum, Futo, Dana Estates, Grace Family, Jones Family, Lokoya, Pride, Scarecrow, Spottswoode and many more.

Our extensive selections from France include wines from the Loire Valley, Rhône Valley and Burgundy, with several vintages of Romanée Conti, plus a large selection of Bordeaux including Château Cheval Blanc, Château Margaux, Château Lynch Bages, Château Mouton Rothschild and Château Lafite Rothschild.

Wine List

Spirits Menu

Cocktail Menu

Private Dining

Cuistot is the perfect venue for private parties, meetings and events.  From small, intimate gatherings to large receptions and dinners for up to 320 guests.

Please contact Michelle Gernand for details or to book your event • 760-340-1000 •

Private Event Lunch Menu

Private Event Dinner Menu

Passed Appetizers Menu

You can also customize your Menu by including items from our Regular Dinner Menu.

About Chef / Owner Bernard Dervieux

Bernard was born in Condrieu, France in 1953. His family operated a farm and this is where Bernard gained his appreciation for fresh, tasteful food. His father wanted him to pick up a trade, so at age 13, he became an apprentice charcutier and worked in Vienne until 1972. He worked under the direction of Chef Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France from 1972 to 1974 as a cuisinier and with Roger Verge in Le Moulin de Mougin. Bernard was sent by Paul Bocuse to the United States in 1974 to work at Le Francais in Wheeling, Illinois as a saucier/sous chef under the supervision of Jean Bachet. He then worked at the Pump Room in Chicago, Illinois from 1978 until 1980 as Executive Chef.


Happy Hour


Closed Mondays

72595 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260