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Pearl Cafe

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231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
+1 406-541-0231
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Missoula, Montana
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149 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely love this place. Wonderful service and peppercorn steak was tender and very tasty. Can't say enough about the service, the waiter accidently touched my fork when delivering a plate and immediately replaced it. Very conscientious. This is the top place for a great dinner in Missoula

Thank Mtarmygriz
SF Bay Area, CA
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been coming to the Pearl yearly as my bon voyage restaurant of choice after fly fishing the local rivers for several days. The Pearl Cafe is perfect every time, from impeccable service to their outstanding wine list and entrees. A must-do for every visitor to Missoula

Thank RobertSFBayArea
Solon, Ohio
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling through on our way to White Mountain and were surprised to find this "fine dinning" experience with good wines and good food. Atmosphere was nice and serve good. I would definitely make this a stop if you are in town.

Thank OhioTraveler7342
Missoula, Montana
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found the classic bar up front well placed for either waiting for the rest of party or an aperitif after the seated portion. I found the place surprising void of many other patrons given its boutique atmosphere, good food, selection of wines and the feeling of genuine experience one gets when dining in such a place. I would certainly return... More 

Thank wanderer32_13
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food we ordered was delicious. However, I requested polenta instead of potatoes for the side of my filet. It was listed on the menu as a side and I explained that I am allergic to potatoes. When my food came, it had potatoes on the plate. I sent it back and had to wait over 8 minutes for the... More 

Thank gracelise
Missoula, Montana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pearl Cafe has wonderful ambience, very good service and excellent food. I do not hesitate to recommend this delightful dining experience to everyone, be they travelers or locals as am I. The owner, Pearl, has maintained a first class restaurant for a very long time.....rest assured you will always find consistency whether you return next week or next year. Donna... More 

Thank donnamt107
Calgary, Canada
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by accident passing through Missoula and we're very thankful we did, we had a wonderful dinner and it's the best we've ever had in Missoula. We had a very good sample of the menu starting with the beef curry spring rolls and an heirloom tomato dish that was a special. We followed with French onion soup... More 

Thank Oceanbound80
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with a friend the other night and loved it! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The place was very clean and I loved the decor. The food was amazing. I ordered the prawns with wild rice. It is a very cute place and would be just perfect for date nights

Thank Jessica J
Lolo, Montana
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We don't go often (young teens in our family don't like dinner to last very long) but when ever we do go it again becomes our favorite Missoula place to eat The food and service are excellent. Plus we seldom fail to run into long time Missoulians who we haven't seen in forever.

Thank June E
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hi June, Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback greatly! It's great to run into old friends. More 

Billings, Montana
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

My family and I celebrated my father's 60th birthday at the Pearl; and we are so glad we did! Everything from the appetizers (charcuterie plate, and beef spring rolls) to the entrees (Gnocci, Rabbit, Duckling, Tenderloins, and Trout) were to die fore. We would recommend the Pearl to anyone,

Thank Rmclb20
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your review! Please visit us again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $38
French, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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