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Pearl Cafe

231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
+1 406-541-0231
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely dining experience! Exceptional service in an environment with French overtones. The menu had one unusual, delicious sounding dish after another. It was difficult to choose but my friend had the pork loin and and I chose the trout topped with crab. Both...More

Thank Judith S
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review! Bob

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow is all I can say. Beautiful French themed restaurant with wide selection of entrees, appetizers end desserts. I had the avocado, pear end pecan salad which has just enough blue cheese crumbles to make it a superior choice. We had the filet with port...More

1  Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard so much about how fantastic the food at Pearl was I was excited to try it out. From the menu prices I was expecting a pretty amazing fare - what I got was "okay" but truly didn't live up to the hype....More

Thank curtis673
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Trout dish was fabulous, desserts were great, elegant atmosphere, and pleasant service. Best spot in town. Highly recommend it.

1  Thank jackmac20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful French-themed restaurant where it is clear there is a culinary genius in the kitchen. My tomato soup was not only delicious, it was a work of art!

Thank MarshallJennifer
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The Pearl is one of the best restaurants in Missoula without question. Recently celebrated my mother's 70th birthday here. The German Chocolate cake we ordered was brought out beautifully decorated with violets and glazed sugar. We were the last table there and never felt rushed...More

1  Thank faunec
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for dining with us for your special occasion. We hope that your mother's birthday was fantastic! German chocolate cake is a great birthday treat. We are glad that you enjoyed your food and your service. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Best french country fare. Delicious food. This place is wonderful for special occasions or just a high quality meal.

Thank ziamaumenee
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Thank you for dining with us and leaving such a kind review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 June 2017

The food at this place would stand up to any fancy restaurant in LA or NYC and the waitstaff were much more friendly. I'd go back to Missoula just to eat here again!

Thank Lasuvera
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Hi and thanks for your review! Our wait staff sure is one of a kind. If you ever find yourself in Missoula again, please stop by!

Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is the nicest place in town so dress up a bit if you want, but not necessarily. Lovely menu to suit any one. Nice wine selection. The six of us were seated near a large table of 12 there to celebrate something. After drinks...More

Thank viz1967
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

We really appreciate hearing your feedback and are glad to hear that you and your party enjoyed your evening together. Thank you so much for leaving your review!

Reviewed 6 June 2017

We went to The Pearl on our last night in Missoula. What a wonderful way to end our stay here! Sam, our server, was professional, yet very friendly and helpful. I ordered the Filet mignon with the roquefort sauce and my husband ordered the duckling....More

1  Thank gore1111jp
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sam is a great server and loyal Missoulian too! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food and your experience dining with us. Thanks for dining with us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Response from DaniMTPA | Reviewed this property |
I'd answer like the two before me, I believe so, they have just what you need and if they didn't on the menu, I'm sure if asked properly, they would accommodate anyone and actually so, just the right way, cooked apart from... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 38
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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