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Pearl Cafe

231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
+1 406-541-0231
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (15 reviews)
“escargot” (14 reviews)
“filet” (27 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00 Hours
CUISINES
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
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1 - 10 of 367 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the food was truly delicious and special, we found the service lacking. Our waiter seemed put out dealing with us. Never asked how the food was—and never mentioned a $5 charge to split our entree. (Something we do often after an appetizer and salad)....More

Thank dawn s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This would be a lovely date spot even though I came with my family. Beautiful interior. We sat on the upper floor which was nice. We had the charcuterie plate mixed with the cheese board which was good but filling. The duckling entree was delicious...More

Thank Sophie H
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Don’t let the word “cafe” or the facade on the front of the building fool you. This is an AWESOME restaurant with first class food and service. The inside is MUCH bigger and nicer than what it appears to be from the outside. I had...More

Thank Donna Lynn M
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Three of us went to Pearl Cafe for dinner based on its high ratings. We ordered the mushroom soup and French onion soup. The mushroom soup was tasty, creamy and had a lot of umami. The French onion soup was not too salty, had added...More

Thank LoveCreatureComfort
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I love the Pearl. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Missoula because it's elegant, classic fine dining. The menu has regular items that I always love and new items added periodically so you can try something new. The food is always good and the...More

Thank ShelleyYoung1
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Coming from a state that taxes us to the hilt and going on date night is quite expensive, it was nice to dine at a bit more fancy restaurant but it's still laid back and honest. I did not like the dish I chose (way...More

1  Thank M K
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Went as a special dinner for my birthday with my mom. Definitely on the spendy side, but so good! I had the mushroom bisque and the flat iron steak and loved it. Would go again for a special occasion. It’s busy, so I highly recommend...More

1  Thank Corrie H
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We like the location and atmosphere but we always get seated in the upper level. The food was good but terribly expensive for what you get. The table was too small to fit the plates and a drink. It was a little cold and we...More

1  Thank tj113
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I went there with my husband and our kids, we had the traditional "escargots!!!!!" which were very tasty, the Scallops as well were delicious... Well, a very good place if you really want a typical French restaurant!!!!!!!

1  Thank carandnat
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We had a excellent meal at the Pearl. The food was excellent. Fresh and local . The atmosphere was casual and comfortable as is Missoula its self. Service was spot on.

Thank pwdrlabby
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Hesketh7
3 July 2017|
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Response from DaniMTPA | Reviewed this property |
I'd answer like the two before me, I believe so, they have just what you need and if they didn't on the menu, I'm sure if asked properly, they would accommodate anyone and actually so, just the right way, cooked apart from... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$38
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-541-0231
Description
Chef-owned and operated, Pearl Cafe is an aptly named jewel of a restaurant serving regional cuisine with a country French accent. The massive beams and peach toned bricks of the historic warehouse provide a warm and inviting atmosphere. Specialties include bison with huckleberry-zinfandel sauce, duckling with dried cherries and pomegranate sauce and beef tenderloin with port and Roquefort. Fresh fish dishes change daily and local products are used whenever possible. The menu is rounded out with a variety of appetizers, soups and salads, house made bread and a list of sinfully delicious desserts. The restaurant serves wine and beer, with a list of 15 wines by the glass, local draft beer, a broad selection of half bottles and over 100 full bottles.
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