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Red Bird Restaurant & Wine Bar

111 N. Higgins Suite 100, Missoula, MT 59802
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Ranked #6 of 240 restaurants in Missoula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Front
Transit: Public Transportation is available to the downtown area in which we are located.
Description: Red Bird Restaurant severs eclectic local cuisine with flair. Red Bird Restaurant is opened for intimate evening dining in dramatic architectural surroundings with an art nouveau feel. The Restaurant strives for sustainability and serves local meats, handmade pastas, sustainable fresh seafood & delectable desserts. Our menus change frequently to reflect the wide variety of seasonal foods available regionally. The Wine Bar has over 25 wines by the glass and an extensive representation of Northwest Wines. The Wine bar offers enticing appetizers, fresh salads, artisan sandwiches and petite entrees. Monday night is live music night in the Wine Bar. Come join us at Red Bird and taste what grows under the Big Sky.
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89% Recommend
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Great Falls, Montana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner. Was well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive! The service was wonderful, the seafood sausage - very unique and delicious. Enjoyed the beet salad - it was so pretty - the lamb and scallops were so wonderfully prepared. We enjoyed the presentation of all the dishes and their wine menu was good.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Favorite spendy restaurant in Missoula - very unique and romantic atmosphere - but be prepared to spend some money! Decent amount of food though even considering the cost... its worth it for the atmosphere!

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Our food was very good- had the lamb, the duck, the scallops and the Indian veggie dish. The beet salad was amazing and innovative. The wine selection was impressive. Our waitress, Leah, was on top of her game. Then we had dessert. Universally disappointed. The creme brûlée was tiny, pathetically inadequate. The hot chocolate lava cake was tasty but tepid.... More

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Churchton, Maryland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Our party of three enjoyed the food, which was creative and good. Great wine menu, entertaining musician, and pleasant service.

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Missoula, Montana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

When you check in to the Red Bird in the Florence Building, you step back in time. The 1930s/40s opulence abounds here. You are taken back behind the curtain to a hidden dining room that is very small and intimate. There is gold and blue wallpaper and a large retro chandellier in the center of the room. Every table or... More

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Missoula, Montana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

on the down side for me. very dark, tiny print on menu, kind of stark decor in bar area. the food however was superb. champagne fondue, i had pork chop(best ever) and wife had vegetarian dahl. molten chocolate cake was superb. very good meal. nice glasses of wine.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

This was my second venture to the wine bar at Red Bird. The food is excellent and locally sourced. The items on the wine bar menu are well designed and well composed. This visit included the Chef's Charcuterie selection, all made in house and made well. I also had the sirloin steak salad; the steak was perfectly seasoned (believe it... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My husband and I shared bison shortribs with tenderloin stead with risotto- was perfect. Also had a chili relleno appetizer which was really good. My favorite is after dinner coffee which comes with real whipped cream, chocolate chips, cinnamon sticks and crystallized sugar sticks. It is so fun and such a treat.

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Missoula, Montana
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have been visiting the Red Bird since it opened years ago. There is a wine bar as well as a dining room, each with it's own menu which changes periodically and an expansive selection of wine as well as beer. Both the wine list and beer selection are varied and multi-national and are unique for Montana. The atmosphere is... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic place in Missoula. The roast beef Chicago style is out of this world. The wine bar gives it a nice atmosphere, live music and friendly servers. Good luck with the next derby match Jesse.

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