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John Bozeman's Bistro

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125 W Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715
14065874100
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: The Bistro continues its tradition of fine-dining in an elegant yet casual...
The Bistro continues its tradition of fine-dining in an elegant yet casual environment offering their guests a unique experience with Montana hospitality in a one-of-a-kind setting. The imaginative world cuisine, fine wines, quality brews and great service are enhanced by the unique design of the renovated 1905 downtown building. The menu is known for its creative treatment of the freshest ingredients with an international flair offering a multi-dimensional flavor. The customer returns, because The Bistro staff cares. The Bistro is passionate about cooking and caters a wide variety of events as well as smaller corporate and family gatherings seeking upscale Hors d' Oeuvre luncheon and dinner parties. Good food makes a great party, anytime anywhere. If your hungry for a traditional meal with flair or something refreshing and different, head for The Bistro.
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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 16
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great calamari!

Dined here a few times while in Bozeman. The service was always good and the food followed suit. The bag of calamari is awesome. My go to is the fish and chips. Others in our group had a variety of the offerings and there were no complaints. Great place to dine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
KyleS582
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously amazing food! We came during a slow time and the food was perfect. Want to bite into a burger and literally stop and say wow? Come here. Spot on. Great beer selection as well!

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Thank nelson_soph
Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Decided to try a local restaurant rather than a chain and was not disappointed. Person who seated me forgot to tell wait staff I was there so I waited awhile to get service. Ordered the French onion soup (always on the menu) that was delicious. Nice rich brother with plenty of onions and crusty cheese on top. Ordered Tokyo tuna... More 

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Thank nanaonthemove
Bozeman, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Excellent Dinner and evening! My guests each had a variation on the Blackened Salmon and informed me it was some of the best they have had! I enjoyed the Cheesy Mushroom Rib Eye which was perfectly seasoned and cooked! Great evening including the best Key Lime Pie dessert! Very good service.

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Thank JayW0182
bozeman mt
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This used to be one of the best small restaurants in Bozeman, but has been getting more expensive and the food has gotten marginal.

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Thank llamamamabzn
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Dined here a few times while in Bozeman. The service was always good and the food followed suit. The bag of calamari is awesome. My go to is the fish and chips. Others in our group had a variety of the offerings and there were no complaints. Great place to dine.

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Thank KyleS582
Jacksonville, IL
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176 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We stopped by for lunch the other day at this establishment. They had great $8 lunches. I had the Chicken Salad on the $8 menu and was VERY PLEASANTLY surprised! The atmosphere is inviting and the service was VERY GOOD!

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Thank moodymolly
Montana
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Don't miss the cinnamon spice iced tea! We all had the grill Mahi, Mahi fish tacos and they are fabulous!

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Thank Kate H
Montana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We love their brunch (offered only one? day a week- check ahead!), and their $8 lunch menu can't be beat! Also the dinner and wine lists are a great with something for everyone. Great spot that has been a part of Downtown Bozeman for a long long time!

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Thank Jessica E
Bozeman, Montana
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We have fantastic dinners and some that were "Ho Hum" type (not bad but not good either). Great atmosphere and service.

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Thank Dennisrl67
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Very nice local fare. Dined here alone and with a small group and had great service both times. The calamari is some of the best I have ever had. The fish and chips were awesome.

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Thank Kyle S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 W Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
  • Phone Number: 14065874100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Thai, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

The Bistro continues its tradition of fine-dining in an elegant yet casual environment offering their guests a unique experience with Montana hospitality in a one-of-a-kind setting. The imaginative world cuisine, fine wines, quality brews and great service are enhanced by the unique design of the renovated 1905 downtown building. The menu is known for its creative treatment of the freshest ingredients with an international flair offering a multi-dimensional flavor. The customer returns, because The Bistro staff cares. The Bistro is passionate about cooking and caters a wide variety of events as well as smaller corporate and family gatherings seeking upscale Hors d' Oeuvre luncheon and dinner parties. Good food makes a great party, anytime anywhere. If your hungry for a traditional meal with flair or something refreshing and different, head for The Bistro.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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