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Pearl Cafe

231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
+1 406-541-0231
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rabbit” (16 reviews)
“escargot” (12 reviews)
“trout” (20 reviews)
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French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I have considered The Pearl as one of the finest in Missoula since it opened. Over the years included in our dining experiences there, we have had an informal engagement party, a dinner for my sophisticated world traveler mother, and most recently,...More

2  Thank Kaye C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looked interesting and close to my hotel. I was happy that the restaurant accommodated a solo traveler w/o reservation on a busy Friday night (it was packed). Excellent wine list, with many good by-the-glass offerings. Carrot-ginger soup was superb - great balance of sweet and...More

Thank RachelR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love the Pearl. The quiet, almost European atmosphere, allows us to celebrate our lives together- and actually be able to HEAR each other. With the award-winning food presentation and service, it's easily become our favorite.

Thank dianeramsey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Pearl Cafe on three different occasions during visits to Missoula. We have consistently been impressed by the excellent customer service and personal accommodation by Pearl, the owner. Each dish that I have had was really enjoyable like the recent wild...More

Thank SteveParker116
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined in some exceptional fine-dining restaurants, and the Pearl Cafe is one of the best. It is no surprise that the chef admires the Inn at Little Washington (one of our favorites). The service and meal were impeccable. This restaurant is worth a...More

Thank jmch491
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a nondescript storefront in a somewhat sketchy neighborhood is possibly Missoula's best restaurant. I just had a meal that would have cost $60 in Boston, for $38. Everything was just right -- food, service, ambiance. The beet soup, house-smoked trout and mushroom crepe were...More

Thank OOBonomist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute gem. Top quality service , nice ambiance (apart from a loud party downstairs) and excellent food - my trout was superb. Best of all were the reasonable prices, no nasty surprise at the end of the evening. In over two weeks touring around...More

Thank RobertJGray
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our meals at Pearl Cafe. Both the pork loin and grilled seafood were delicious. The wine list contained a number of interesting selections. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Prices were reasonable for the quality of the food. I highly...More

Thank rickspear
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your very kind words. We appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you again. Pearl

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Very nice menu with great service. Good wine selections, decent beer selections. Both my date and I had nothing but good to say about the food. Very close walk from the Holiday Inn. I'd go here again for dinner in a heartbeat!

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Even though we did not have a reservation we ate outside on a delightful summer evening and enjoyed Trout with crab meat and a lovely salad.

Thank Rick E
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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
US$21 - US$38
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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