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“Better than most in Bismarck” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pirogue Grille

Pirogue Grille
Ranked #2 of 179 Restaurants in Bismarck
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Better than most in Bismarck”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

This place was referred to us from a friend.

The last time we were in Bismarck, we had the WORST experience with not only bad food, but awful service in all the places we tried.

The Pirogue Grille was a refreshing difference. The place was packed (Friday night), and our server was excellent. I gave this place 3 stars because it truly is better than most places in Bismarck. If I were somewhere else, it would probably only rank a 2 or 2.5.

The first thing I noticed was the "bread basket". It consisted of regular wheat bread slices (like wonder bread style) cut in half, and a few what appeared to be sour dough slices? We had a good giggle just because we couldn't believe a restaurant (white table cloth) would served regular sandwich bread...cut in half in their bread basket!

The second thing that took them down a notch, was the house/dinner salad. It was essentially a plate of mixed lettuce with 4 small tomatoes cut in half and laying on the side. HOW hard is it to actually add some red onion, cucumber, avocado or ?? That would have made a huge difference for us.

We both ordered the Walleye dinner which was served with an awful red pepper sauce. Would be so much better served over risotto or something similar.

Anyway, if in a bind, this place is a good option. I think in time, once they receive more feedback...this could be a great place!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Bismarck, North Dakota
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best food in Bismarck”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

The menu is delicious - I've never had a bad meal here - and the service is excellent. The food is absolutely worth the price, but I don't think it's that expensive anyway. The specials change frequently and are created to highlight locally sourced proteins and farmer's markets. This is a fairly small (seats 70) restaurant so it has a lovely atmosphere. The Chef's special (seasonal) soups are SO tasty, I've been known to use bread to soak up every last drop. Seafood is prepared and cooked separately from other food, so they are able to accommodate those with allergies. Whether it's date night, or a celebration with friends, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Valentines day Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

What an awesome place to eat! Food is top notch, steaks are cooked correctly and fork tender. Service is attentive and never pushy. Good wine list will ensure you have a great wine to pair with any meal they serve. My Favorite Restaurant in Bismarck.

Visited February 2014
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Special meAls and menu!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Best upscale restaurant in town! Quite,romantic atmosphere. Unique decor and unique meals. AlwAys great meals here!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Redfield, South Dakota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding quality of food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

The service and quality of food was outstanding. It is an expensive menu, but it is worth the price.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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