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231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
+1 406-541-0231
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Six of us ate supper at The Pearl in downtown Missoula. The atmosphere and service are five star. The good was too. Whether it was trout, one of their specialty steaks or the great wine lust, we enjoyed it all. Best meal in Missoula.

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Thank TheDotdog
missoula
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd say best, but Missoula's gotten so many new places recently, and haven't tried them all. Hadn't been there for quite a while, but Pearl is still at the top of her game. Food, wine, dessert, service were all perfect. And still got out in plenty of time for a concert time. The blue cheese tenderloin is all we ever... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was very nice. Every person on staff that I spoke to was very welcoming. My dinner was fabulous. I was torn between several dishes and ended up with the mushroom crepe special. I was there on business and if I ma in Missoula again I will definitely go back. I highly recommend it!

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

Thank you we appreciate your thoughts! Pearl More 

Hamilton,montana
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere, a must ! online reservation program didn't work for me, so call by phone to make reservations....Yelp recorded reservation confirmation was annoying, so I had to call to confirm. But ignoring all of that, the Pearl is one of the best places to dine in all of Montana !

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

Lynette thank you for the comments and sorry about the reservation confirmation system. Difficult to reprogram the software but we'll try! Looking forward to seeing you again, Pearl More 

Missoula, Montana
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here with family, a romantic meal with my husband and with co-workers. Always a delight! The food, wine and service are all excellent.

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

Thank you and your comments are most appreciated! Pearl More 

Missoula, MT
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pearl has been around for years. We have always loved this place. A great spot for a special occasion. Really great for steak or seafood. All is excellent. The atmosphere is lovely and the servers will take good care of you. A beautiful experience in all.

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Thank TMBOB
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have never been disappointed at the Pearl. It's where I take friends from out of town. Everything is fresh and the sense is that each plate is important.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We were in Missoula, from Denver, for a conference and decided to try the Pearl Cafe for dinner. The asparagus bisque was excellent and the bread was great-I don't eat carbs, but decided to on this occasion. I had the Idaho trout with crab and it was wonderful. My husband had the rib eye and ate everything. If we are... More 

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Thank lesliebB4132GE
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Leslie, Thank you for your review! The Idaho Trout and Rib Eye are two of our classics. We hope you had time to explore more of Missoula while you were in town too! Come see us again next time you're in Missoula. Best wishes. More 

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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Food is remarkable and the service is second to none. Pearl and Bob are wonderful hosts and run the place with military precision. There is no better place to dine in Missoula.

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

Hi Curtis, Thank you for the flattering comments and kind review. The restaurant is a very special place for us! We look forward to you dining with us again. Best wishes. More 

Missoula, MT
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My husband & I have a few favorite restaurants in Missoula (we think of ourselves as "foodies" these days!) & the Pearl is definitely one of them - if not THE one. The dishes are amazing & the atmosphere is great. It's actually larger inside than you'd think (or than I thought it would be). They also have a nice... More 

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

Hello Tesh, We appreciate you leaving your review! We are happy to hear that we are on of your favorite Missoula restaurants. Thank you for dining with us, we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?