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Pearl Cafe

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231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
+1 406-541-0231
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Missoula, Montana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited the Pearl twice with friends form out o town. Excellent meals, nice atmosphere, good service. Best in Missoula.

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Thank sascottyclarke
Missoula, MT
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited the Pearl Cafe last weekend for an early Valentine's Day dinner. We had heard it was the best, but had never been. Without describing the entire evening, I'll summarize by saying everything was perfect! The atmosphere is delightful, the service exquisite, food extremely flavorful but not too heavy - we couldn't have been happier with... More 

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Thank MrsMalich
Missoula, Montana
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150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 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

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

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again! More 

SF Bay Area, CA
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

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

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

Hi Robert, Thank you very much for the kind review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again, next time you find yourself fly fishing. More 

Solon, Ohio
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

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.

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Thank OhioTraveler7342
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, We are pleased to hear that you dined with us during your vacation! If you find your way back in Missoula, we hope you join us again. Best wishes and thank you for your review! More 

Missoula, Montana
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

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 

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Thank wanderer32_13
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hello, We are glad that you discovered us and enjoyed your dining experience! We hope to see you again and thank you for your review. More 

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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 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 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

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 

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Thank donnamt107
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Donna, Thank you so much for your kind review! We appreciate you sharing your thoughts and look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes. More 

Calgary, Canada
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 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 

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Thank Oceanbound80
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are flattered and hope you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again and send warm wishes. More 

Missoula
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 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

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Thank Jessica J
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the prawns with wild rice, it's one of our favorite dishes. We hope to see you again and appreciate your review! Thank you and we hope to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $38
Cuisine
French, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?