Bistecca at The Granary
Bistecca at The Granary

Bistecca at The Granary

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bisteccagranary.com/
  • Phone: 406-259-3488x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Bar & Patio (Weather Permitting): 4:00 pm Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Kevin McNurlin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Bistecca at the Granary's loft is a private dining room that can accommodate up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Pat Naglich 406-259-3488x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cedar Wind Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bistecca at The Granary
Set in a building with rich history in Billings Montana, Bistecca at the Granary brings the region casual and fresh Italian and American delights in the perfect relaxing setting. We feature an intimate but casual dining room and private rooms that are perfect settings for special occasions, parties, holiday gatherings and celebrations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bistecca at The Granary reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)special occasion (4)good for groups (3)fit for foodies (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)romantic (2)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • First Time after Re-branding
    lacandccc
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Menu had numerous additionsnew items. in line with "re-branding". All four of us tried the new items -- Scallops, Sauteed Shrimp, & Cajun Pasta -- all satisfied totally; however, sauteed shrimp were larger than expected and bacon rapped scallops outstanding! Busy in dining room, but quiet. We'll come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Burned lasagna
    Sassy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Two of our party ordered the lasagna and it was horribly burned. You could not cut through the bottom and the edges were inedible.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great place to eat!
    cccbillings
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I have eaten at the granary many times in my life. My uncle owned and managed the granary for a very long time and I have many fond memories. Bistecca at the Granary was an amazing experience. The waitress we had was amazing and did a great job. I order the prime rib and they happened to have served the last piece before I could get in my order. Our waitress recommended I try the filet special with a Gorgonzola cream sauce mushrooms and carmalized onions. It was perfect. The filet was cooked to perfection. I am a very picky meat eater and I would easily compare this meal to an amazing meal I had in Italy. I will gladly tell anyone to go to Bistecca at the Granary. It will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Not as good as I had hoped Salad was a "Costco" salad. Food was only fair. Service acceptable, but not outstanding especially for the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner
    sosoon
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The place is lovely, the service was excellent. I am sorry to say the main disappointments were the food. My "Caesar Salad" served as a wedge with a light drizzle of dressing was totally disappointing, but the biggest disappointment was the tempura coating on the shrimp. Rather than the light, thin coating that I have come to know as Tempura was more like that found on hot dogs on a stick. We broke the crust off and ate the shrimp. The potatoes saved my dinner experience. I know you are just beginning so hope to come back before too long and have a better experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • tedanddiane
    onceinawhilediners
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    the food was very good. I had the salamon which was very good. My wife had the veal and did not like it. Need to work on the vegetable sides.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed bag
    chefpicky
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Made a reservation for four. When we arrived some friends joined us and the staff was able to seat us together in the bar. We were now a party of eight. Food in general was good, especially the osso bucco. Service was not good. Lots of obviously recently hired and not fully trained wait staff. Some orders didn't arrive until we reminded waitstaff that they still hadn't appeared. Two of us ordered the mussels and in both cases found that 4 to 5 of them were served unopened. The first waiter in the bar had to go ask his supervisor if they carried a certain beer. Obviously another new hire. Training costs money but saves money in the long run.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Time4us
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Was excited when the restaurant opened, but it was a total let down. My dinner was bland and unimpressive. Since I live close, I was hoping it would be a great place to hang out like the old Granary, but I left feeling disappointed. I had a friend with a similar experience. Hopefully they improve.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Star in Billings
    happycamper
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I tried this establishment this year, and I am kicking myself for not doing it earlier. Pay attention to the Chef's Specials, they are good. The steaks are prepared the way they should be prepared. The Caesar Salad which came with the meal was very good. The service was great and it made for a great end to a wonderful day in Billings. I will be going back tonight before I have to leave Billings. It is too bad that they will be changing hands on July 1st. I hope that the new chef will be as good as the present one.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 74 reviews are from the Bistecca at The Granary reviews archive.
  • Mimi
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    There were three in our party. One person ordered the Tomahawk steak which was excellent, although a little pricey ($64.00), one ordered the Mozzarella Salad which was very good. I ordered the Halibut special. I was disappointed, as the fish was very bland. I also had the mushroom soup which was very good. Our server was very knowledgable and personable but we had to wait quite a long time for our dessert and then for the check.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find on Open Table!
    Janet
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Very extensive wine list - great food - wonderful atmosphere. It exceeded our expectations!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always enjoy dinner at The Granary
    Robyn
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The Granary is a special restaurant for me and my husband. We've celebrated birthdays, Christmas and a wedding at The Granary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Granary
    Lovesgoodfood
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The service was phenomenal. We were sat immediately, and our order was taken in a timely manner. The server was very professional and sincere. The food was great and prices were fair.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • samuelfoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    overpriced considering what we got for main entrees, desserts were excellent, recommended a dinner special they were out of early in the evening
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • waited far too long to be seated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We arrived for lunch. Had a reservation. Waited at the hostess stand for an unacceptable time with no acknowledgement of our presence. had to go find someone to help us.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sher
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Love the special with the mushrooms and nokie?(spelling wrong?)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Service
    CJCH
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    While food and ambiance were excellent, the level of service was substandard. Length of time between courses was excessive and detracted from the otherwise good meal. Given the number of people in the restaurant, it was apparent that there was a shortage of wait staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day
    Mills
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Showed up a little early and expected to wait, but was immediately seated (Family of 4). Host was courteous, Waitress was excellent. Food arrived promptly and was prepared excellently. Definate repeat customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining Experience!
    belovedwifey
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It was an early Saturday evening, and our first visit ... the atmosphere was relaxing, our server was very sweet ... the coconut shrimp appetizer was delightful ... the prime rib was perfectly seasoned and tender perfection! We ordered the asparagus and mushroom shareable sides ... more than we could eat, but worth it for the flavors. Everything was presented beautifully, the right temperature, and aromatic ... a wonderful experience! The price is comparable to some chain restaurants ... but the food quality and relaxing atmosphere here left us more satisfied ... and wanting more ... we'll be back :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch!
    trevol
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Two of us had the lunch special burger (ground steaks, grilled onions, cheese together with a great toasted bun) and loved it! Our other friend had the fish & chips which he really enjoyed (I tried the fish too & really liked it) - we all sampled his fries and loved them!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Title?
    JoeC
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Highly disappointed with quality and cost. Years ago this was the first place to go. . . now. . . the last.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We'll be back!
    greatexperience
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    In a word; PERFECT! The Granary accommodated 20 of my family members for Easter Brunch. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxed, the service was stellar, and I didn't have to cook...BONUS!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch
    Kristi
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    What a treat!! I have tried some of the other buffets for Easter but the Granary's is in my opinion is the best. Service was great and the food as always was outstanding. I enjoy the large variety of everything you could dream of from prime rib, salmon, decadent desserts. Awesome!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and ambience
    ets51801
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I have eaten here a few times and I would have to say that it is my favorite restaurant in Billings! They have the best steaks I have ever had and it is just a pleasure to eat there.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always.
    BJdaDJ
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Took my son there for his birthday dinner. He enjoyed it very much. Food and service were great. Will go back in the future.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat often
    frequentflier
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Excellent food, good service. Both lunch and dinner menues offer interesting choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Meal
    mixeddiners
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We dined at the Granary to celebrate our anniversary. We could not have picked a better place in Billings. The food, service, and setting were all top notch. Beautiful dining room, well decorated, and most importantly not noisy were all contributing factors to our enjoyment. Prices were reasonable as well. One of the reasons we selected the Granary was their excellent web site including the menu and on-line reservations feature. The Granary has enough variety on their menu to please a vegetarian as well as a meat lover. However, a few more meat free options would be a plus. Overall we had an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Sher
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The lunch special on Thursday the 20th was awesome, it was the pasta :o) We brought a out of town client that loved his sandwich.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food not so great server
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We had seven people in our group and we waited maybe ten minutes before getting out drinks ordered than after receiving our drinks we were going to order a few appetizers but our waitress didn't check on us for 45 minutes so we had to order our appetizers and food at the same time. The food was amazing when we did get it but then she never brought us plates and forks for our appetizers to share with seven people. Told her it was a birthday she didn't offer a smile or anything. Every other waitress I've ever had has been great, but this lady who had short cut dirty blonde hair didn't seem happy to see us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great waitress was
    realtalk
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Food was great waitress was brusk and not very friendly. She seemed distracted and inattentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time just as charming.
    BJdaDJ
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    1st time was a blast, so needed an encore appearance, once back in town. Highly recommend it to anyone in Billings for a few days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had prime rib,garlic mashed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Had prime rib,garlic mashed potatoes,5 skinny asparagus.Temp of everything was cool to warm My wife had filet. Also served on the cool side. Granted we each ordered our meat med rare, to take our first bite of meat and have the temp barely warm was not too cool(pun intended). Should take a tip from some other steak houses and serve the meat on a sizzling plate to keep the steat hot while eating.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My baked potato was overcook,
    buster2
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My baked potato was overcook, taste of the shrimp was fair,the sauce I didn't like at all. My wife's steak was very good but the mashed potatoes had too much garlic. The food is over priced.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tastey but slow
    weeat
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Our dining experience was a good one, but you have to be patient. Even our drink orders took a long time to get. The food was good, and we were offered a free dessert for a birthday of our of our party, which is nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great change of pace!
    CJCH
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    For those of us who get tired of the noisy, same-menu steak houses, The Granary offers a different menu and a little upscale ambiance. The variety of salads and main dishes is a nice change, and the desserts were truly amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up there with some of the best.
    BJdaDJ
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Great food and great dining experience. Highly recommend it to anyone stopping in town or looking for a great place to eat, while in Billings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service, over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Terrible service, over priced food. Don't waste your time
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    ThomasC
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had steak & crab legs. The steak was AMAZING and the king crab did not disappoint. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Val192
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant was very pleasant to be eating in. The noise level was way down and you didn't have to compete with the back ground music. The whole atmosphere was very pleasant and we did not feel like we were being rushed. There were empty tables around us but they slowly filled up as other people came in, yet no big commotions or noise. That is hard to find now days. Yes I would dine there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I ordered the special, which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I ordered the special, which was a "45 day dry aged USDA Prime bone-in New York Strip". The only way that could have been true is if the steak had started out as a horse. It was tough and tasteless. My wife had the rib-eye steak and her experience was the same. The steaks were the quality I would expect at a buffet style restaurant. The appetizer (bacon wrapped scallops) was very good. I had the cheesecake for desert. The portion size was small which was not all bad since it tasted like it had come from a grocery store freezer. My wife had the blackberry desert which she enjoyed. Overall, a very dissapointing experience that I won't be repeating.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet