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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Missoula, Montana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food, charming ambiance and an attentive staff. Pearl is a successful restauranteur and The Pearl reflects that experience.

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Thank magpie452016
Missoula mt
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I love Pearl Cafe and we go there for special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays, or just a special date night. The decor is rustic, yet elegant. Staff is somehow ready and at your table before you have a question or are ready for the next course of dinner. You will love going here, the food is amazing,... More 

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Thank Judy3301
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited duuring our brief stay in Missoula by recommendation, took advantage of their on line resevation service ( good job we did as it was packed on this saturday night), a complete misnomer to call it a Cafe, this is a top class restuarant, prices are similarly effected, this was the most expensive meal of our entire trip to the... More 

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Thank Rogandrose C
Seattle
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a good as anything you would find in a bigger city. I had the DUCKLING WITH POMEGRANATE CHERRY SAUCE AND TRUFFLE SHIITAKE CHEVRE FLAN and my husband had the SEAFOOD STEW PROVENCAL. Both were excellent. The atmosphere was very nice and the waitstaff was very good.

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1 Thank 2bTraveling
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much we appreciate the comments and especially about Ryan. See you the next time! Pearl & Bob More 

California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Pearl Cafe. Have to admit that we made dinner reservations first, and then hotel reservations! On a road trip to Calgary and stopped in Missoula specifically to have dinner here. Food was excellent, and our waiter, Ryan, was an absolute joy! Best Caesar salad we have ever had, mussels and crab cakes and beautiful... More 

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Thank leadore
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to come before we were married, but remembered the restaurant fondly and after many years made reservations for our 10th anniversary...now with two kids. It is scaled up, but relaxed and gracious with great service, appealing menu, and well executed plates. Nice beer and wine list too.

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

Tall Drink of Vino, Thank you very much! Pearl & Bob More 

Missoula, Montana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the upstairs dining. Feels far more romantic than the lower level which is more for families or groups. The wine selection is fabulous, food is delicious, and desserts are lovely.

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1 Thank Schrimp126
California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Pearls several times. The ambience is wonderful, service outstanding and every dish exquisite! This has to be the best restaurant in Missoula-5Star to us!

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Thank ExploringCultures
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite possibly the best dining experience I have ever had. The food was superb and the service was excellent. This would be the perfect place for a special occasion. The quality of our dining experience was well worth the price of the meal. I would definitely come back.

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Thank Amanda H
Missoula, Montana
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best restaurant in town! Beautiful decor, amazing food, and exceptional service. Try the pate, you will not be disappointed .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $38
Cuisine
American, French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?