The Bistro - Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino
The Bistro - Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino

The Bistro - Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/
  • Phone: 8008272946
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Executive Chef, Freddy Rieger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Bistro offers two private dining areas - one indoor and one outdoor. The indoor private dining room seats 10 and features exclusive service. The outdoor area is a private patio seating 14 to 16 with a fireplace. This is the perfect spot for a special occasion on a balmy Palm Springs evening.
  • Private Party Contact: Ajit Acharya 8008272946

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Golf Center Parkway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Bistro inside Fantasy Springs Resort Casino offers two complimentary valet areas. The most accessible valet to The Bistro is via Hotel Valet. Guests may also park in the parking garage adjacent to the hotel, or in the self-parking areas in front of the casino.
A word from The Bistro - Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino
A world of flavor, textures and ambiance await you at the Bistro. Start your Bistro experience with a hand-crafted, specialty cocktail at the stunning mahogany bar.

The Bistro specializes in exciting, contemporary fine cuisine including succulent seafood and tantalizing sushi selections. You’ll also enjoy carefully dry-aged on site, hand-carved, premium USDA beef. The Bistro offers an enticing array of salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, sure to impress the most discriminating of palates.

Guests have the option to dine inside with a view of the exhibition kitchen, or outside overlooking palm trees and a beautiful courtyard.

Reservations are recommended.
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The Bistro - Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since June 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (23)fit for foodies (17)romantic (14)notable wine list (9)neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (7)scenic view (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • We found this restaurant by
    Judalee
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We found this restaurant by chance one evening when we were Just walking around the casino to see what it was like. We sat at the bar for dinner as the restaurant tables were full. We were so impressed by the food & ambiance of the restaurant that we had my birthday celebration there & again it was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a very busy night
    GordonWenner
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    and yet everything was excellent. The food was to our table on time, hot, correct and delicious. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent as always. The best filet in the valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We were seated upon arrival drinks were served with artichoke appetizer (over priced for what you got) dinner was ordered Dinner took what seemed a long time to get and food was so so Filet was supposed to be rare and was almost well done we didn't want to wait another 1/2 hour to have them re-do it, the fish was also over done on a good note the cauliflower side dish was amazing . Offer was made to get us an appetizer but no mention to take anything off the bill. It was an ok experience but for the $ we will go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Bistro.
    Roland
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    A Wonderful Evening of Food and Drink....Alison Brown and Terry Belajack are Outstanding as Server and Manager ....Maudeen as Our Bartender ....Great Jokes and Drinks ......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistro
    luvfood
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We have eaten here before and are always impressed with the food and service; however Friday night we almost didn't stay. The greeter took us to a tiny table in an out of the way alcove. We said that wouldn't work and that we wanted to be in the main dining room. She said nothing was available although tables were open. We went to the manager explaining that we made our reservation in November and why would we be seated in the alcove. She was not helpful or even pleasant. We chose to sit at the bar for our dinner and I'm glad we did. The food was great and our bartender was delightful. We'd go back but will always require the main dining room, and avoid the Manager IF she's still there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    Antonio
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were most impressed with the staff on New Years Eve. They all had a wonderful attitude. We were able to get a drink and wait by the fire. We were delayed as our table did not vacate too quickly but the Hostess kept us informed. We had a wonderful dinner that was very tasty. We will definitely come back soon. All in all and really great experience..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    One of my favorite restaurants. However, they have removed one of my favorite items off the menu, namely, spring rolls. I decided to try the sushi platter, but found it lacking, also the "low sodium" soy sauce was extremely salty. The waitress tried to remedy the problem by bringing other dipping sauces, and the mirin sauce was successful. will still be faithful to this restaurant, but do miss my favorite dish..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Christmas Day Dinner
    kdkb933
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    This was our 3rd trip to the Palm Springs area for the holidays and we have had our Christmas Day dinner at the Bistro each year. The food is exceptional and the wine list extensive. We have had the same server each year and she makes this restaurant experience outstanding. Although located in a casino, you can park in the parking garage and by pass the casino.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We waited a long time for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We waited a long time for a drink and even longer for our meal which I saw the waitress carry around to another table and back to the kitchen before delivering it to me luke warm. Not as long as the 2 couples adjacent to us who waited even longer and then were advised meat loaf takes an extra amount of time? Quality of drinks and food very good..no place to go with any time frame in mind.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    perrycecil
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    Excellent as always. Maria is outstanding. Victor is always very helpful. Monica is so friendly and nice. All staff doing a great job but we don't know all their names. We are sorry to see the turnover of some of your servers that have been there for so long.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fantastic
    MeasieVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    The Bistro at Fantasy Springs Resort never disappoints! Excellent food and excellent service: every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not up to their usual standards
    DianawithanA
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    The Bistro at Fantasy Springs Casino has always been one of my faves in the desert. My experience was a bit of a disappointment. They have made some changes to their menu and have taken off a few of what I considered their signature dishes. Lobster bisque, double cut pork chops, creme brûlée, to name a few. I ordered one of my favorite dishes there, the short ribs. The portions were very generous and the meat was lean., however, the meat was a tad dry. The sauce didn't seem as tasty. One of my friends that dines there with me often, ordered the salmon and agreed the food was good, but not great. Her husband ordered the special of the night, Veal, and was very happy with his selection.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable Experience
    Heat
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Started with crab cakes and speciality drinks both were great. Our main course was the surf & turf special and it was excellent! Overall the experience at the restaurant was excellent. It's fine dining with a causal upbeat flair.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda's Birthday & PitBull
    betsy
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    First time for my Besties. Amazing food, very cool presentation. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again, the Bistro did
    DiYasVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Once again, the Bistro did not disappoint. Had another great dinner !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced
    Bonapit
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    We went here for my wife's Birthday dinner because of the Palm Springs Life favorable review. What a disappointment. Nothing was terrible, but was just bland. For a $200 dinner night we could have paid for Ruths, LG's and maybe a carefully ordered Mastros. The only thing we liked was the bartender, Heidi. She was a joy to talk to, plus she tried to build up (talk it up) this place to make us feel good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The meal and service provided
    imkb
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The meal and service provided were great. Also healthy cocktails were served. My only complaint is that the air conditioning filter system was unable to remove the smoke smell from the casino. The dining experience would have been perfect with that exception.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Mindofneeko
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    My wife and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary here. Caught a slow window on Sunday around 7 pm. Diligent service and outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite fine dining spot.
    Fantasyfan
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    A favorite fine dining spot. The menu is diverse without being cluttered. I've been 5 or 6 times without dissapointment. Three of us had to share to appreciate the diversity of dishes and sauces. Friendly, prompt, attentive service. Helpful and knowlegeable, able to give great descriptions and helpful suggestions. It's obvious the chef puts care into his dishes. Everything was perfectly prepared. Great fresh bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always!
    perrycecil
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Great food, Great atmosphere and the staff are always friendly and accomodating!!! We have known Maria a long time so we always request to be in her section....however, all the servers are great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Yet again I chose this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, My birthday! It never disappoints. Food is outstanding. Service is superb! Always happy to dine at The Bistro!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    Amazing that when we walked in the Bistro we were greeted right away, sat down and a waiter filled our water glass within a second of our seating. Amazing the server Adarianna remembered us from over a year ago, she remembered I loved the Banana Bliss. WOW. The Ribeye I ate was cooked and seasoned spot on, the food is always amazing. What can I say that hasn't been said this place is AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Occasion
    fantasyFan
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    The food was delicious and very appealing on the plate. The service was outstanding, starting with the placement of the napkin in your lap to the prompt refill of water and drinks and efficient removal of plates. All in all a very pleasant upscale birthday dinner experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    Tony
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    The service is excellent, they are very knowledge and how to to sell and how to convince client what they are looking for.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    This restaurant is always so consistent. The chefs are very talented. Service great. The best rack of lamb in the Coachella valley. Ivy was a terrific server
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet Summer Fun at the Bistro
    LiveMusicLovers
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    We love the Bistro at Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, CA! We reserve a balcony table between 9 - 9:30 PM and get wonderful service with Ivey, who always gives us great food and drink recommendations, and listen to the Rockyard concerts. We love the classic rock tribute bands and have a wonderful time sharing drinks, dinner & desert on the Bistro's balcony. This past weekend, we shared a phenom desert titled "Phyllo Wrapped Banana Bliss"; it was made of fresh banana, melted white chocolate, cinnamon toasted walnuts, vanilla bean ice cream and caramel, it was indeed a 'died and gone to heaven feeling!' I also had 2 of the excellent triple chocolate martinis while loving the sounds of Hollywood U2 and dancing on the balcony! Sweet Night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed the mark
    islandhopperVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    This is a decent restaurant, but not up to par with an LG's or Chop House. Great service. Bread came with no butter (had to ask). I ordered the Rib Eye (I don't think it was prime or aged, but I could have made it better on my BBQ at home). Ordered it med, came med well to well done. Waitress brought the sour cream and butter for the baked potato with the bread and drinks so it sat there on the table for 20 minutes before the food came. Was expecting more by the reviews, but was not impressed. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great!
    ArtnJoeVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    We celebrated another special event and we were very pleased with service and food, Stephanie was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredibly unexpected for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Incredibly unexpected for a casino restaurant. Absolutely excellent food and stellar service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing place
    Melly
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    This is an up-scale restaurant. If you want to take someone out to a fancy nice dinner, here is the place. A bit pricy, but well worth every bite. Amazing service as well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and varied menu...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Interesting and varied menu... Had a very nice meal! Good service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very ho-hum place - however,
    ThumperVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Very ho-hum place - however, the filet mignon was delicious and of high quality. It's an expensive place. I think it would be a fine place to eat if you had to eat in Indio (which we did).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steaks, soups and bread,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Great steaks, soups and bread, and be sure to try the fresh fruit flambe for desert! Yum!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Bistro is an average casino
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    The Bistro is an average casino restaurant with above average food. The Filet Migno was excellent and the Grouper was prepared perfectly, Service was good too, The decor was either homage to the 50s or a demented attempt at hip. Overall, not a "fine" restaurant, but certainly acceptable if yor are at the Hotel or in the Casino anyway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Good portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Great food. Good portions and fair prices. Easy to make reservations online. Would eat there again if at the casino.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best in Indio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    Love going to the Bistro. It has a superb staff. They are so attentive and cheerful. In addition the menu is varied and each dish mouth Watering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you are in the vicinity
    ValdeeVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    If you are in the vicinity of the Fantasy Springs Resort, this may be a good restaurant to try. Although my medium steak was overdone, it was still tasty, and my husband loved his chicken and crab fontina. The wine by the glass selection is limited, but satisfactory. The issue for us is that it's right in the casino, so the smell of smoke can filter through, and the casino atmosphere is not necessarily appealing to many. It definitely would NOT be a destination dinner for us, but, like I said, if you're already there...
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  • The Bistro is my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    The Bistro is my favorite restaurant, however, my favorite appetizer, the spring/summer rolls appetizer was removed from the menu. Also, the seafood trio appetizer was disappointing, the kind of thing I can get in any chain restaurant. Hence, the 4 stars for food..
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner and show at Fantasy Springs
    LADYBUG
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    The venue fit what we wanted before the show in the special event center.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal !
    XUSCGR8
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Food and service was wonderful ! Make sure you make a reservation on concert nights !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic