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231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
+1 406-541-0231
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17:00 - 21:00
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Billings, Montana
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I celebrated my father's 60th birthday at the Pearl; and we are so glad we did! Everything from the appetizers (charcuterie plate, and beef spring rolls) to the entrees (Gnocci, Rabbit, Duckling, Tenderloins, and Trout) were to die fore. We would recommend the Pearl to anyone,

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Thank Rmclb20
Calabasas, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant selected by my niece and her husband who live in Missoula. The food and service are excellent!! I have enjoyed it both times.

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Thank Susan G
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed dining with us, Susan. We really appreciate hearing your feedback! More 

Missoula, Montana
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my husband to the Pearl for his birthday 🎉 it's one of his favorite places to eat. The food is always splendid and the wine selection is ample. We definitely recommend the Pearl

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Thank debbiew12020
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Debbie! Glad you and your husband enjoyed your dining experience. We are so happy that we could be part of his birthday celebration! More 

Kennewick
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even with reservations my wife and I were snubbed as soon as we walked in. We had to wait while it was decided which table we would be relegated to...we lost. A small table right at the intersection of the dining room and the way to the kitchen. Wait staff was condescending and distant, while the food was quite good.... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was always our favorite when we lived here and after a four year absence it continues to be what I would recommend when looking for fine dining. The menu changes often and offers thoughtful preparation and accompaniamants not found in most restaurants. The decor and ambiance is so very pleasant, old varnished oak or pine plank floor, soft... More 

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Thank larry m
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Larry, we are happy that you continue to come back and dine with us after leaving Missoula! We appreciate your thoughtful insight about our restaurant atmosphere as well. Best wishes! More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from Kansas City so I have a discerning taste when it comes to steak. The filet at Pearl melted in my mouth, truly. My eyes teared up a bit. Best steak I've had in a real long time.

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Thank Pamela H
Missoula, Montana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you are looking for something off the beaten path as far as fare goes, you must stop here. Great location downtown with excellent food. Low lighting so if you use cheaters bring them. It can also be a little noisy at times if the place is full. Those are my only "criticisms" of this place. Food and wine list... More 

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Thank jbowditch
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127 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped in here in 2015 and it was so good that several of us returned last month on a bicycle ride. I had a seafood mixed grill and my wife had salmon. Each was excellent as I recalled. A standout is the service. We rode into Missoula on a Friday afternoon and I called the cafe for reservations. They... More 

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Thank SteveParker116
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us, Steve! We are happy that you enjoyed your meal and the service too. We hope the rest of your bicycle ride journey went well! If you ever find yourself traveling through again, please stop in. Best wishes! More 

Missoula, Montana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We often take out-of-town guests here for dinner - the menu is varied enough that there is a choice for every diner, yet each plate is prepared so well you will all want to trade bites!!

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Thank Robbin R
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Robbin! It's flattering to hear that you bring your out-of-town company in to dine with us! We are happy that you enjoy sharing plates too! Thank you very much for your review and best wishes. More 

Missoula, Montana
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Peal Cafe is an exquisite place to dine. The menu is delightful and the chefs are amazing. It is located downtown Missoula looking out on Caras Park. Very relaxing place to dine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$38
Cuisine
French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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