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Pearl Cafe

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231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
+1 406-541-0231
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Missoula, Montana
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been here with family, a romantic meal with my husband and with co-workers. Always a delight! The food, wine and service are all excellent.

Thank robandjanie
Missoula, MT
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Pearl has been around for years. We have always loved this place. A great spot for a special occasion. Really great for steak or seafood. All is excellent. The atmosphere is lovely and the servers will take good care of you. A beautiful experience in all.

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been disappointed at the Pearl. It's where I take friends from out of town. Everything is fresh and the sense is that each plate is important.

Thank Terri B
Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Missoula, from Denver, for a conference and decided to try the Pearl Cafe for dinner. The asparagus bisque was excellent and the bread was great-I don't eat carbs, but decided to on this occasion. I had the Idaho trout with crab and it was wonderful. My husband had the rib eye and ate everything. If we are... More 

Thank lesliebB4132GE
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Leslie, Thank you for your review! The Idaho Trout and Rib Eye are two of our classics. We hope you had time to explore more of Missoula while you were in town too! Come see us again next time you're in Missoula. Best wishes. More 

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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is remarkable and the service is second to none. Pearl and Bob are wonderful hosts and run the place with military precision. There is no better place to dine in Missoula.

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

Hi Curtis, Thank you for the flattering comments and kind review. The restaurant is a very special place for us! We look forward to you dining with us again. Best wishes. More 

Missoula, MT
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I have a few favorite restaurants in Missoula (we think of ourselves as "foodies" these days!) & the Pearl is definitely one of them - if not THE one. The dishes are amazing & the atmosphere is great. It's actually larger inside than you'd think (or than I thought it would be). They also have a nice... More 

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

Hello Tesh, We appreciate you leaving your review! We are happy to hear that we are on of your favorite Missoula restaurants. Thank you for dining with us, we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, More 

Lacey, WA
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk through the door of the Pearl and into a little slice of France. We walked in at 6 pm on a Friday without a reservation and were immediately seated; good thing we arrived when we did! Next time, we would reserve ahead of time, just to be sure. Staff a are very welcoming, efficient, and correct. Decor was a... More 

Thank Lisa D
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thank you for leaving your review! We try to update our wine features weekly, so we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our selection. We recently updated our furniture and are glad you like the atmosphere. We look forward to you dining with us again! Best wishes. More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a lovely place to enjoy a beautiful meal and evening. Service was amazing and the food was very good. Highly recommend it!!

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

Hi Weno, Thank you for your sweet review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and evening with us. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I have been so excited to eat here, as it gets such amazing reviews. I was very disappointed. We got a nice bottle of wine, although the list needs some serious refreshing. We started with the escargot and crab wontons. The escargot was very overdone (super chewy) and somehow managed to have zero flavor. The crab wontons were delicious but... More 

Thank mkrcak
Missoula, Montana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Always top-notch atmosphere and service. I am a gourmet cook, so to me, it's not mind-blowing cuisine, although it is very good for restaurant food. Be prepared to pay top dollar. Excellent wine list, and delightful desserts.

Thank Judy387
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Judy, We appreciate your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. You can never go wrong with wine and dessert! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 38
French, American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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