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Pearl Cafe

231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
+1 406-541-0231
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rabbit” (15 reviews)
“escargot” (12 reviews)
“filet” (22 reviews)
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French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
231 E Front St, Missoula, MT 59802-4403
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An absolute gem. Top quality service , nice ambiance (apart from a loud party downstairs) and excellent food - my trout was superb. Best of all were the reasonable prices, no nasty surprise at the end of the evening. In over two weeks touring around...More

Thank RobertJGray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our meals at Pearl Cafe. Both the pork loin and grilled seafood were delicious. The wine list contained a number of interesting selections. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Prices were reasonable for the quality of the food. I highly...More

Thank rickspear
Pearl C, Owner at Pearl Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your very kind words. We appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you again. Pearl

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice menu with great service. Good wine selections, decent beer selections. Both my date and I had nothing but good to say about the food. Very close walk from the Holiday Inn. I'd go here again for dinner in a heartbeat!

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we did not have a reservation we ate outside on a delightful summer evening and enjoyed Trout with crab meat and a lovely salad.

Thank Rick E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking by, you would never imagine what a sublime experience awaits you inside. Amazing menu that makes choosing your meal difficult. Wonderful flavor combinations all executed perfectly. Fantastic service! Filet, mushroom crepes, farmers market salad and German chocolate cake. One of our favorite wines. Beautiful...More

Thank MadWIExpTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to finish up her birthday weekend in Missoula with a nice dinner and the Pearl Cafe did a fine job. We were a little full from a late lunch, so we opted for appetizers and a bottle of wine. The...More

Thank colin m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed dinner. The atmosphere, service and food was all very good. We sat upstairs. My husband started with the onion soup and I a salad. We both had the trout. We did splurge for a very good bottle of Walls Walla wine. Wonderful dinner

Thank Karen12350
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a drive from spokane to big sky we stopped at at pearl cafe. We enjoyed the entire experience and met the owner who had a great story about the beginnings of the cafe. The crab stuffed trout-amazing. The salads were each fresh and had...More

Thank ckm100
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks again for the great dinner. Great service and atmosphere to go along with the quality meal!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Missoula friend recommended the Pearl Cafe because she's never had a bad meal there. As it turns out, our meal ended up being one of the better ones we've had dining out in awhile. I ordered the halibut with beet rissotto and it was...More

Thank Alverda3
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4 July 2017|
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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