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Pearl Cafe

231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
+1 406-541-0231
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank M K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Corrie H
Reviewed 4 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

Thank tj113
Reviewed 5 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!!!!!!!

Thank carandnat
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 20 January 2018

The wife and I were in Missoula last week and dined at the Pearl Café for the fourth time in the past 18-months, and once again our experience was excellent. The Ginger Scallops appetizer was wonderful...not overpowered with ginger flavor which can happen. For our...More

Thank B J
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation a few days ago and were seated right away upon arrival. Professional waitstaff took good care of us. Ordered a bottle of wine, appetizer to share and throughly enjoyed both! For dinner I had the Seafood Blanquette which had fresh seafood...More

Thank akbuddie
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Having lived in Montana for nearly 6 years now, I'd heard so much about The Pearl! My husband and I decided to make a reservation and have a nice evening in Missoula. It was early and not busy yet. We were seated and got waters...More

Thank Mason406
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

First class service, food and wine list in understated elegance. Don't skip the hour d'ourve menue, it has a huge sellection of amazing flavors. The entees don't just look good, it is a culinary delight.

Thank Monique D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Pearl is an amazing restaurant full of great flavors, wines and service. Make sure to make your reservations because they can be very busy. Start off with an amazing bottle of wine from their great selections. They have an amazing selection of delectable hors...More

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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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 38
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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