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207 West Olive Street, Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 586-5247
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Fabulous Food. Reallly good wine list. A local told me about it when we...
Fabulous Food. Reallly good wine list. A local told me about it when we were looking at universities for son. Hope my son choses MSU!
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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Well-prepared, good service

Somehow when you pay top dollar for a "dining experience" you expect top service. The waitstaff was surprisingly less attentive than they should have been at 6:00 p.m. Only three tables were occupied and the waitstaff tended to hang out closer to the bar and the door. We had two salads - the one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
travelermt22
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Montana
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Montana
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Somehow when you pay top dollar for a "dining experience" you expect top service. The waitstaff was surprisingly less attentive than they should have been at 6:00 p.m. Only three tables were occupied and the waitstaff tended to hang out closer to the bar and the door. We had two salads - the one with the goat cheese bruschetta and... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I try to leave NorCal food expectations at home, but readers should know I travel with high hopes for a good meal. Emerson's menu offers nicely varied options leaning towards Northern Italian focus, often using local organic produce & meats. Surprisingly good wine selection, impeccable service in a warm pleasant setting. Food was a bit generic - one could find... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Service and food are great. Nice cozy winter place for dinner. The only distractor is the menu need to be changed. It has been the same since I can remember, many years. I have had about ever thing on it, so please have about a major change or addition.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had a salad special with turnip, arugula, beet, and medallions of fried goat cheese with a citrus fennel viniagrette that was excellent. I greatly enjoyed the scallop appetizer but the calamari appetizer was too oily (it was cooked but not fried or breaded). Good service and a good wine list.

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Cleveland, oh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We lucked into a last-minute reservation here on a busy night. Our server was excellent, very friendly in spite of the hectic atmosphere. Highly recommend the pizzas - they are large enough to share between 2-4 people! We also found a good wine to enjoy (no liquor, just beer/wine). This restaurant is in a neat old building with an art... More 

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Truckee, California, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

well cooked meat, interesting salads and appetizers, fresh food, great flavors, and a very good offering of wine. The outdoor seating is charming and the service was excellent, the prices were high but they were on par with the quality of the restaurant.

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Bozeman, Montana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Kind of hard to find and in a venue that can have lots of other people attending movies and talks. Food is always very good, the service help is great. The kitchen is open and the chefs are open to any type discussion you would like. Good wine list. Out side seating need to be up-graded next spring. The outdoor... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had tickets to the Opera in Emerson Theater and managed to get reservations for after the performance. The arugula and beet salad was a bit too heavy on the greens. The pastas were perfect. The room was beautiful. Enjoyed the evening and will return.

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The food was delicious, as was the wine. The service was impeccable, and the whole experience would have been delightful, except that they rushed us out when we weren't ready.

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Clancy, Montana
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146 reviews 146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We recently held a professional meeting at the Emerson, and had a private lunch catered by the Emerson Grill staff. "Chef Robin" personally served our 3-course lunch. We had a wonderful soup, fresh and satisfying entree salad, and then desert....I am not typically a sweet tooth person, but the house-made Tiramisu at the Emerson Grill was seriously one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 West Olive Street, Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
  • Phone Number: (406) 586-5247

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

Fabulous Food. Reallly good wine list. A local told me about it when we were looking at universities for son. Hope my son choses MSU!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?