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
35 reviews since June 24, 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
  • kiradog1
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Brought some "out of town" folks (Scotland) in for dinner & by far this was our most memorable experience. Always very good, but last night was excellent. Thanks to everyone for their service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is excellent
    Melissa
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food is great. Service is awesome. There is only one complaint. We made a reservation on the patio approx. two months in advance to celebrate a birthday. We received a phone call stating that the entire patio was reserved and they couldn't honor our request. They said the 'online' reservations take longer to appear then calling so. So I suggest , if you use open table, call to confirm your special request. The question I have to The Bistro and Open Table is = if I am calling the restaurant then why do I need to use open table? Otherwise, food is always outstanding and if you are looking for upscale...eat at the Bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef Freddie does it again.......
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We decided to change it up a bit and order an appetizer we hadn't tried before--the "Lobster bouillebaise". It sounded a lot for one person so we split it-came with rouille and croutons. Very good. Husband had the halibut en papillote--fish was excellent, prepared very well. He isn't one for the sauce, but said this was excellent. I had my mind set on a NY steak all week---best place for a steak--flavorful, and got it with matchstick fries. Comes out perfect everytime I order it--rare-plus. We ordered dessert--the berries, marinated w/liquer, served w/vanilla ice-cream and whipped cream. Best dessert on the menu. Fantasy Springs is a casino---we come here specifically to enjoy this restaurant. Planning on lamb chops next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food, mediocre service
    Matticuss
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Having eaten at many restaurants in this price range, this one barely meets the minimum standard for that caliber. 2 persons, 130.00 no drinks. The service was inexperienced and clunky, not graceful. The bread service is odd in that they serve it in a paper "bread bag" like you would get from a grocerie store with a little oil and sauce for dipping. No butter. We asked for butter, I think we received soft margarine gloped on a plate. Presentation was uneventful and uninspiring. Taste was OK. nothing standing out. I ate the filet mignon with creamed garlic mash potatoes and asparagus spears and bearnaise sauce. Next days leftovers did not inspire either....
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  • Pre Concert Dinner
    TOMN
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had an excellent dinner - the scallops, sea bass and crab risotto was excellent. The warm bread served to start is a nice touch. Service was excellent. We received our food very quickly which left me concerned that much of it was pre prepped but the food was good. This is an excellent restaurant that I don't think is well known.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    New waitress this time for us Maria, however she said she has been working there for quite sometime. She was EXCELLENT! so friendly, down to earth and a great waitress. You should be very proud to have her as an employee.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place
    dine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food and place to go. Except that I requested a rose for my date and they didnt have it. Other then that great place
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HIgh Quality and Value
    Ronald
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We enjoyed the Escargot, and special "crab and avocado" starter (off menu, just for us). The Halibut was excellent and sauced just right. They have high quality meat, and the fillet Mignon is always superb. Dove sole as good as the Halibut. Wine list medium size and well selected. Not priced at 5 times Ralphs, like Las Vegas. Wine decanted, reasonable corkage. Not like Las Vegas where corkage is offered if you buy one of their overpriced bottles, then they will open yours (never heard of this?, neither had I). Stay here and gamble closer to home where you are treated like old friends because you come in so often. We dine in restaurants all over the world, but keep coming back to The Bistro, and wonder how they do it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    Beavercreeklovers
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner at the Bistro! The service by Adrienne was personal and attentive. She made many helpful suggestions. The quality of the food and presentation were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    great food, great service, very helpful staff. the filet is wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was surprise how grean LG 's
    food4thought
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I rate this a 10 you have try Bristo steak house you won't be disappoint better than L G 'S
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cmluck
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent food excellent service! I have never been disappointed with the menu - good variety - well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I made my reservation 6 weeks in advance because this was a special dinner. My son works at the Rock Yard and this was the first time that I was able to attend a concert here. We wanted to have dinner and watch the concert from the balcony of the bistro. I tried calling 4 times to confirm that we could have the balcony and never was able to speak to a manager. When we arrived the manager was nasty to us and told us to get off the balcony that it was reserved. I tried to tell her that I had made a reservation and she told us to go to the other balcony where she treated us like red-headed step children. We were told by a waitress that all three fans were broken (105 degrees) only to find from a bus boy that they worked 1 hour later
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  • Couldn't be better
    TonyG
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Beth, our server, was very attentive despite having quite a few tables (at 5:30) on a Saturday evening. My wife's filet & accompanying asparagus was cooked perfectly and my scallops were perfectly seared, presented on a bed of rice with a delicious Asian inspired sauce. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2satisfed
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We were staying at Fantasy Springs for our 48th anniversary and so I went on line to reserve dinner at The Bistro, not knowing what to expect, since we've never been there. The evening turned out to be wonderful. The service was great from our server (Monica) and the food was excellent. The filet mignon I had melted in my mouth. My wife had a chicken dish which she loved except for the crab topping. She was trying it for the first time so they put on the side. That asked if it was a special occasion and because it was our anniversary, they gave us dessert on the house. Which was also delicious. When we stay here again or are in the area, we plan on dining at The Bistro again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite
    Bday
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We've always enjoyed The Bistro...great food and exceptional service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 209 reviews are from the The Bistro - Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino reviews archive.
  • An enjoyable experience
    Snoopy
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    This was our first experience dining at The Bistro, but won't be our last. We made reservations and were seated right away. Our waitress was cordial and efficient, and checked on us during the evening without being bothersome. We ordered the filet mignon and scallops. Both were delicious, but the scallops were some of if not the best we've ever had. I would recommend The Bistro for any occasion. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding taste & presentation
    winendine
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Service is the best. The food never fails to meet my expectations. A nice variety on the menu. The lambchops are especially good. Appetizers & salad are terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT DINNER BEFORE A CONCERT
    DeDe
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had an amazing dinner for the Alan Jackson Concert. Great service and food was plentiful and wonderful. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    Shan12
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    My wife and I had our anniversary dinner at the Bistro in Fantasy Springs Casino. It was a great way to start our evening. From the greeting at the host desk to the service at the table and the food was very good. Even walking out the chefs said good bye to us. You are able to see them and the kitchen over a high counter just off the dining room floor. Nothing to hide.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desert1
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is a casino restaurant...Nothing innovative and really average fare with just about everything containing some form of bacon. After three visits as a convenience to attending a concert after, I'll try to dine elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • thor
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We love this place , only location to get a great dinner in the whole area..
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was an unexpected delight!
    JavajudiVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Dining at a local casino doesn't usually excite me but I was pleasantly surprised at the whole experience we had at The Bistro. The hostess gave us a warm welcome and we were seated after a short wait. Our waiter was warm and efficient. My friend and I each ordered something different and we both were very pleased with our meals. Because we had tickets to the show in the Event Center, we had to leave before we could eat our desserts which the waiter graciously and quickly packaged up so we could take them home. I will definitely return to The Bistro and have already sung their praises to other friends.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Party
    Shantzy
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My only disappointment was walking through the smoke to get to the bistro and the smell of smokers during dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was not good my steak
    bill
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    The food was not good my steak had no taste my wifes fish was rubbery not good for the price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meat and Seafood
    Ronald
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Well prepared quality meats, and seafood. Dynamic changing menu, but they make things for you that you have had in the past. Great service. Reasonable prices for a gourmet place. Some great wines that you can't get anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place with Friends
    Horse101
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Great place to come with friends as the atmosphere is nice and relaxing. Menu offers a large variety to accomodate everyone's tastes. Service and food have consistently been great. The warm fresh bread is always a big hit with our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly & nice decor
    Dolly
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Had a "newbie" server so wasn't my best trip to this restaurant. Also, food wasn't really serving temp, slightly too cool. Recipes and presentation were lovely.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service Great, Food was Bad
    Spring20
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    We went to celebrate my birthday and my and my sister's dinner was completely overdone. Our other guest's meal was just ok. We ordered the langostinos to start and they were small and overcooked. Wedge salads had too much blue cheese main course was overcooked and dry. Our server however was excellent! She was very nice and apologetic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT!
    ArtnJoeVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    As usual the food, and atmosphere was wonderful. I have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere, It was a great send off for a friend who had passed and also love the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything great except Concert
    Budd
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Wonderful stay for our 54th wedding anniversary. Great meal at Bistros as usual. Wayne Newton Show was a bit disappointment. Too many jokies, too many past expierences on a big screen, too much back up singers. He is just getting over the hill. We left at intermission.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my 4th time to your
    Foodie2Shoes
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was my 4th time to your restaurant, each time my wife and I have been very happy with both the service and our entrees. It was the perfect way to celebrate my 60th birthday, thank- you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always our meal at The
    yankeefan
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    As always our meal at The Bistro was magnificant...the food is great, prepared just the way we wanted it - the staff is very accommodating and friendly and we always enjoy dining here..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty fantastic dishes.
    BadKat
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We've been twice in the past month. The first time just the two of us. He had the VEAL CHOP PARMESAN. I had the BRAISED BONELESS BEEF SHORT RIBS. Both dishes were terrific, the short ribs to die for! The second time he started with the VINE RIPE TOMATO WITH BUFFALO MOZZARELLA and said it was the best he'd ever had. Then he thoroughly enjoyed KOBE BEEF MEATLOAF. I started with the SWEET PEA BORSETTI and was completely delighted with it. Truly a sumptuous dish. My main was the CHICKEN AND CRAB FONTINA. It was good, but nothing I'd rave over. Staff, on both occasions, were friendly, courteous and professional. Prices are VERY reasonable. Decent wine list. Creative, yummy cocktails. Delish desserts. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Spot
    OneofFavorites
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great ambience, great food, great service, great portions, great price for value,great menu - can't think of anything offer as a negative!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only Average
    Winterpeg
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Went here before a concert at the Casino and both of our entrees came out "luke-warm". I mentioned this to the waiter and did point out that we saw the entrees sitting on the "warming" area for at least 5-10 minutes! He did /not know what to do! He mentioned he would warm them up! NOT!!!!!!!! He seemed lost as to how to respond. Not a lot of choice when going to an event at the Casino due to where the Casino is located. Go else where!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Bistro
    Noodles
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This place has the best chicken and crab florentine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the Best
    Desertdiner
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Great food, excellent service, and relaxing ambience. One if the best restaurants in the desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was great...we could smell
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Was great...we could smell the "smoke" from the casino at first. The food and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A mixed Review
    chefaVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    The restaurant was literally empty, but we were sat next to a group of eight including several small children ( doesn't make for a romantic evening ). The manager kindly moved us. Our server was too busy attending to the large group to check on us, refill our beverages, see how our food was. The Sushi we ordered was delicious, the tempura was just OK, the tomato mozerella salad was the best dish and they graciously split it in the kitchen. We eat at the lower end restaurant in the casino POM frequently and the food and service there is always good and consistent. I don't think we'll return to the Bistro, its good, but we find better value downstairs at POM or at the Chinese restaurant.
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