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“Overpriced, long wait, and poor quality.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Canyon Kitchen

Blue Canyon Kitchen
3720 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59808
406-541-2583
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Ranked #64 of 241 Restaurants in Missoula
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Off of I90 Reserve Street Exit, adjacent to the Hilton Garden Inn.
Maryland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Overpriced, long wait, and poor quality.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We tried the Missoula Blue Canyon restaurant for the first time last night (Sunday the 18th of November), and we were very disappointed. We (four of us) came into the restaurant at about 7pm. It was not crowded at all, and there were quite a few wait staff present. However, every component of our meal was extremely slow in being delivered. Drinks, bread, etc, and it was a full hour and half before our main courses were brought. Two of us ordered steaks, one well done, the other medium. When they finally arrived, they were rare and cold.

Several times during our long wait I asked our waitress what the delay was, and each time was told they were just very busy. The total bill came to $139, for a miserable meal. I left no tip, and on our way out explained to our hostess the reason why, asking her to let the manager know. Here response was a simple, "ok," without a word of apology. I have lived in Missoula 30 years, and go out several times a week, and routinely tip 20 to 30%. This is the first time in my life I have not left any tip at all, and the first time I have written to complain about a meal. If this note is being read, I hope this review is brought to the owners attention so that they will know they have a serious problem with their Missoula staff. However, you have lost four potential customers already.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We chose this restaurant because it was right next to our hotel. We were tired from a long long day of driving and didn't have the umph to go very far. My gosh this place was nice! From the comfortable seating in a large room and the roaring fire in the massive fireplace, one felt right at home as soon as we sat down. We both chose an absolutely delicious shrimp cocktail for an appetizer. Then on to flatiron steaks w/a balsamic vinegar/bleu cheese glaze.....OMG to die for! Then there was the salad, baked potato and delicious bread. Way too much food, but everything was good. Although we were comfortable and casual the prices were not.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gardiner, Montana
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158 reviews 158 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Overpriced average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The restaurant has an open and airy feeling of a lodge. The service is good but the food was just okay (the filet was chewy and the Ahi smelled fishy). For the amount we paid, it should have been a lot better!!!

Visited October 2012
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Forsyth, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“You don't have to ask "hows the beef?"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Aged beef steak with garlic and butter coated mollusks for an appetizer. What could be better? Reasonable selection of good wines, even the house wine. Service was extraordinary, as well as the food.

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Montana City, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Food & Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

If you haven't been there yet, you have to try it at least once. It is one of my favorite hidden spots in Missoula!

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