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Pearl Cafe

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231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
+1 406-541-0231
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here and were very pleasantly surprised. We absolutely loved everything we ordered, the combination of flavors and ingredients was amazing. My husband is not a foody at all and at one point he said to me: "now I understand what people mean by "food experience"". All of that to say, this place is awesome.... More 

Thank Agus J
Grants Pass, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly, efficient waitstaff. Excellent food (both days as we went on consecutive days after the perfect first night). Salmon and steaks were tasty and were cooked perfectly. Great finish of a day fly fishing.

Thank Tom B
Washington State
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is perhaps the best dining restaurant in Missoula. The ambience is casual, formal with white linen, fresh small, wildflower bouquets, and wait staff dressed in black. It has a fine wine list both by the glass and in bottles. We had french onion soup, a salad, mushroom soup and steak with the flourless chocolate cake and coffee. The French... More 

Thank Alpine43
Missoula, Montana
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food quality is superb, the service is excellent. Honestly, we never eat here because I don't like it when there aren't windows. It disappoints my husband to no end, because it's his favorite restaurant. I'm sorry, babe. I just like to be able to see outside.

Thank Page_I90
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the exposed brick/high end yet unpretentious atmosphere, and the food was phenomenal. I'm still dreaming about the vegetarian special (and I don't typically choose the vegetarian option)...wild mushroom crepes with an unbelievable sauce.

Thank abriner3
Missoula, Montana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good choices and excellent service. We had asked the waitress for a wine suggestion for our meals and she nailed it. Nice atmosphere for a romantic night out.

Thank Dale B
Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pearl Café is Missoula's best restaurant when it comes to high-quality dining. The atmosphere is casual, yet elegant. Service is just right; attentive and professional with pauses to enhance conversation between dinner guests. The bread is to die for and the scallop appetizer is the offering on the menu - worth the visit all on its own. Wine selection is... More 

Thank ScottT814
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner in Missoula with hubby and another couple. Be aware that most restaurants do not have a liquor license so beer and wine only !! Great menu and atmosphere. There were several specials along with their regular menu. Very good, put probably the most pricey in town. We had the halibut special, steaks and rabbit. Desserts were great also- butterscotch... More 

Thank nashvillebosse
Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were given this location as a recommendation from a business associate while in town on business. It was excellent! The menu was creative, the food was excellent and presented with a lot of pride and lastly the service was outstanding - the true triple threat! My expectations were low considering other dining experiences in MT, but this is the... More 

Thank jfoster1268
Vancouver, Canada
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362 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reservation, arrived on time, seated immediately. Menus and warer arrived. Ordered a bottle of red (excellent price rage and selection available). Started with a Crab Cake appitizer (2). Nicely cooked, tasty. For mains we had the daily specil Halibut (grilled perfectly, served over rice and the menu item Trout. Also perfectly cooked with broccolini and potatoes. Service comes with a... More 

Thank Ted M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $38
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?