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Pearl Cafe

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231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
+1 406-541-0231
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Washington
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Thank weno
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank mkrcak
Missoula, Montana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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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 

Kalispell, Montana
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509 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 768 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its nearly sad to say that we had heard of the Pearl for years and years and always put it off or forgot about it. Its simply great. Great food, Great service. I have to say, now it tops our list for special occasions in Missoula. Its a little pricey so plan ahead...a plus side is that for $5 you... More 

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Thank MaryEllenM27
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Mary Ellen, We are very happy to hear that you joined us and enjoyed your experience! The filet with port sauce is one of our favorite's. Please come back again and dine with us! More 

Missoula, Montana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited the Pearl twice with friends form out o town. Excellent meals, nice atmosphere, good service. Best in Missoula.

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

Hello Scotty, We are pleased to hear that you and your company enjoyed your meal with us! Thank you very much for your kind response. Please come back and dine with us again! More 

Missoula, MT
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I visited the Pearl Cafe last weekend for an early Valentine's Day dinner. We had heard it was the best, but had never been. Without describing the entire evening, I'll summarize by saying everything was perfect! The atmosphere is delightful, the service exquisite, food extremely flavorful but not too heavy - we couldn't have been happier with... More 

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

Hello, Mrs. Malich, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Valentine's Day dinner with us! Please join us again sometime. More 

Missoula, Montana
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151 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this place. Wonderful service and peppercorn steak was tender and very tasty. Can't say enough about the service, the waiter accidently touched my fork when delivering a plate and immediately replaced it. Very conscientious. This is the top place for a great dinner in Missoula

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

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again! More 

SF Bay Area, CA
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I've been coming to the Pearl yearly as my bon voyage restaurant of choice after fly fishing the local rivers for several days. The Pearl Cafe is perfect every time, from impeccable service to their outstanding wine list and entrees. A must-do for every visitor to Missoula

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

Hi Robert, Thank you very much for the kind review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again, next time you find yourself fly fishing. More 

Solon, Ohio
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Traveling through on our way to White Mountain and were surprised to find this "fine dinning" experience with good wines and good food. Atmosphere was nice and serve good. I would definitely make this a stop if you are in town.

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Thank OhioTraveler7342
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, We are pleased to hear that you dined with us during your vacation! If you find your way back in Missoula, we hope you join us again. Best wishes and thank you for your review! More 

Missoula, Montana
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Found the classic bar up front well placed for either waiting for the rest of party or an aperitif after the seated portion. I found the place surprising void of many other patrons given its boutique atmosphere, good food, selection of wines and the feeling of genuine experience one gets when dining in such a place. I would certainly return... More 

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Thank wanderer32_13
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, We are glad that you discovered us and enjoyed your dining experience! We hope to see you again and thank you for your review. More 

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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, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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