finn & porter
finn & porter

finn & porter

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.finnandporter.com/missoula
  • Phone: 4067283100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:00am - 10:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sam Reed
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room is glass encased and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the scenic Clark Fork river. We can accomidate groups up to 24 guests for full service and up to 40 guests for Cocktail and appetizer receptions.
  • Private Party Contact: John Melchior 4063704321
  • Entertainment: We feature local artists, such as Jodi Marshall, Jerod Fisher, Tom Catmull, Lori Conner, The Discount Quartet, Eric Keeling and more. Contemporary jazz or classical. Saturday evenings from 9:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Special Events: Missoula finn&porter is open 365 days a year. We have many special events throughout the year including every Sunday brunch buffet, wine tasting and pairing dinners, holiday celebrations and University events.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking available in the Hotel lot and overflow parking available in our upper lot.
A word from finn & porter
Finn & Porter gives surf and turf a contemporary twist. The freshest seafood like Aldar Plank Roasted Salmon and Hazelnut Halibut. Prime grade steaks including Filet Mignon, Porterhouse, Ribeye and New York. Inovative daily features are showcased with an emphasis on regional northwest cuisine. Try our hand tossed, gourmet pizzas including the Margherita, Prosciutto Walnut, Shiitake, Apollo, Seafood and The Griz. Gleaming glass with a
spectacular Clark Fork River view and soaring spaces. An award winning bar with innovative cocktails including 16 specialty Martini's such as the "Finn-Tini" and 200 select wines with 40 wines by the glass. 16 draft beers on tap highlighting Montana micro-brews. Friendly service that keeps the energy coming. Come savor something fresh.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
finn & porter reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.2
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
44% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (14)great for outdoor dining (8)notable wine list (8)special occasion (6)good for groups (4)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My bride and I have eaten here several times and have enjoyed the meal, but our experience Saturday evening was not pleasant. SOUP: French Onion Soup / Lobster Bisque - both were below par. The FO bowl was filled with bread, lacked onions and was served lukewarm. The LB lacked the flavor of lobster and the soup base was much like Campbell's Tomato Soup. The Ahi was grey in color and the cucumber salad was swimming in vinegar. The shrimp tortellini had plenty of shrimp but was extremely "dry". I asked the server if there was a chef change and her response was "no" but the kitchen had 2-3 new employees - it appeared there was a lack of training and undersight of what / how to make the entrees. I would like to return, but ....
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last chance failed
    Firestick19
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Way over priced for poorly prepared food. Waitress did not ask how we wanted the kobe burger prepared, it arrived beyond well done. Slow service, over priced and boring food. Blue Canyon is head over heels better. Finn and Porter has been on a steady decline for years now. This was there last chance for me.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    ClarkForkRiver
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Outstanding dinning experience. Great scenic view and the food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service killed it.... In a bad way
    Dans91
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great but I had the worst service. I spent well over a hundred bucks and expected so much more than that. It took is over ten minutes to get a refill of water because our waitress was too busy having a conversation with the bartender. The part that irritates me the most is that she noticed and said she would bring some water out, then went and had a 10 minute conversation with the bartender, which was 20 feet from our table. Fix the service and more people will like it there. I, however, will never find out. Good luck to those who go.....
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hard to Beat!
    2luvgoodtimes
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food and wine surpassed anything I have enjoyed to date in my 4 years in Missoula. Oot guests from Bay Area were also thrilled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finn and Porter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Enjoyed the view and the salads. The French onion soup and the Drunken mushrooms were so salty, we could only eat a small portion. The filet mignon was flavorless. Good garlic mashed potatoes and broccolini.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a location!
    1BaymomVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    finn & porter is located right on the Clark Fork with stunning views of the river and the University. The food ranges from good to excellent and we especially enjoyed the antipasti platter which was made fresh to our specifications…excellent! My son enjoyed his pizza fresh from the oven and the steaks were quite good too. Breakfast was fresh, fast and filling- a nice way to start the day. The service is excellent from the hosts to the servers and we always enjoy dining here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food with a view
    wilma
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We enjoyed the seafood, the view of the Clark River and Nick was very nice to kids in our group.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Total blah experience
    peaksandwaves
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our reservation was at 4pm, this is "in-between" lunch and dinner service, so the staff seemed distracted, and not really interested in waiting on us. We had a calamari appetizer which was good, and my dining partner had the Halibut entree which she loved. I had completely unremarkable (previously frozen?) seared tuna on a bed Uncle Ben's white rice with some raw red onion slices... didn't make sense to me at all. Nothing about the experience justified the pricey menu. I won't be returning.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 75 reviews are from the finn & porter reviews archive.
  • Shrimp and Gumbo?
    Beowulf
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    My companion I was treating to lunch recommended the beet salad. Our service was excellent and our table was near the Clark Fork water view as I had requested, which made it a memorable experience for us. I was somewhat disappointed by the gumbo - it was not what I expected from reading the menu - I did not see any shrimp in it. However, on the whole, I would defintely recommend finn & porter as the place to go to for lunch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic dinner spot
    Josephine
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The restaurant overlooks the river and provides a wonderful view of the mountains surrounding the city and endless entertainment watching the ducks and other birds, fishermen, and boaters. The food is excellent and the wine selection is extensive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anti pasta
    slider
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Wonderful. Eat on deck in the sun in the sun right next to the river!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had a little higher expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I had a little higher expectations for the food than what it turned out to be. Service was great, beautiful spot, parking was easy to find but food was lukewarm. (and barely that, my meal was almost cold).
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive for Missoula
    Feddy
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    You can't have everything! Good food, service, ambience and noise was low. My senior group settled for appetizers! I am a member of the Lions club-we meet once each Monday for lunch at your facility. Just pricey Thanks
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I appreciate you!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Thank you so much for the enjoyable meal and service at Finn & Porter. We came to celebrate my daughter's 33rd. birthday with a group of her friends and really appreciated the beautiful surroundings on the Clark Fork, the attentive waitress and the delicious food. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice surprise for meat lovers
    Larios
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I was nicely surprised by the way the steak was cooked and presented on plate. I ordered it rare to medium, as I normally like it. It was spot on, one of the best meats served in restaurants that I can recall. My wife had the rainbow trout. She was delighted with it as well. As an appetizer, we had crab and artichoke dip. It was very tasty, although a bit too greasy due to the cheese gratin on top. For dessert, they were out of their popular creme brulee. We had to go for the cheesecake, which was pricey at $9.50 for the small portion we got. Enjoyable view overlooking the river. However, there was too much noise on Friday night. For a quieter and romantic evening, I'd suspect a school night would work better. Overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clark Fork River Dining
    Queenie
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    We booked a reservation for a special dinner with our son on our last night in Missoula and I am typically leery about eating in hotel restaurants but Finn and Porter exceeded our expectations. We chose it for its location on the river and we asked for a river view by the window as we were unsure about the weather that evening so we chose to dine inside. Table with amazing views and quiet! Calamari was excellent. Alder wood plank salmon Delicious. Son reported MY Strip was perfectly cooked ate four rare and husband had the tuna and reported it was excellent! Don't miss the may tag blue cheese mashed potatoes! We were too full to order dessert but they sounded good! Beer and wine selection was good I would return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday evening
    Sunshine
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    I had a wonderful dining experience the evening of August 16th. The food was excellent, so was the service. I was a little disappointed that the main entree did not include a salad. The creme' brulee dessert was outstanding. The staff goes above and beyond in the service area.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finn & Porter Missoula
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    We met family who were visiting Missoula. Manager was both genial and helpful in arranging a table for six with a great view of the river. Our waiter was both polite and patient in taking our orders and bringing food and drinks for 4 adults and two teenagers who were more involved in their conversations than looking at their menus and ordering. Happy hour food of pizzas and oysters was excellent and a good bargain. The waiter even took a photograph for our group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clueless server
    grommet
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    Chose the location in order to have a quiet conversation. Each time the server came by she interrupted us in mid sentence with her business instead of waiting for us to acknowledge what should have been her quiet presence. We are capable of making our needs known.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous view - Food not so much
    Eliza
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    The Finn & Porter has a beautiful setting with gorgeous views. Our table was next to a window with a panoramic view of river and sunset. The restaurant is plush and the waiter was attentive. We enjoyed a basil gimlet martini which was quite good. The food, however, was lacking. The razor clams were incredibly tough, but came with a wonderful sauce and multi-colored pepper vinagrette (my overall fav). The calimari was rediculous. It came in a large bowl, so appeared to be ok upon arrival. However, there was little calimari cut into what I would describe as rubber bands and the rest of the bowl was filled with what seemed to be breading from the bottom of the pan. I would recommend F&P for ambiance, but not the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terrible service
    zeetie
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    After waiting for coffee for 20 minutes, being ignored when we tried to get the server's attention, we left. Have no idea how the food tastes.
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  • Good food on the river
    JLDCEOVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The porch is the place to be! The food is very good and service is slow but engaging. Everyone is very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Right on the Clark Fork. Lovely
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Right on the Clark Fork. Lovely view. Food not as good as previous time. Special elk medalions, not worth ordering - tough, too thin to cook rare as requested.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waitress could have been more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Waitress could have been more prompt and a little more attentive.Food flavor was not up to what a 4 star restaurant should be.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liked the View
    Hungry
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Food was okay. Disappointed they did not have the seafood selections posted on the web-site or some of the draft beers. Best for window seating by the river. Nice walk from the hotel along the river trail.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    The service was fantastic. Our server was very patient with us while we made our drink and food selections. It was very quiet in the restaurant, but we were there early in the evening. The food was prepared quickly and brought to the table within an appropriate amount of time. The dishes were aesthetically pleasing to the eye as well as the palate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was decent, but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    The food was decent, but not on par for the expense.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding! Finn and Porter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Outstanding! Finn and Porter did an outstadning job for our group. Service (by Jessie Gates Brock) was impecable. There were 8 in our group, everyone ordered something diffrent, and everyone raved about the food quality. This is fast becoming one of our favorite places to go.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good--as always
    MrsPaul
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    I have been eating here for years. It never disappoints. A bit loud and a bit slow, but it was the night before the Cat Grizzly game so it is what I expected. They may have sensed we were not in a hurry. They were right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and wonderful staff.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    Great food and wonderful staff. And the view looking over the Clark Fork River is a bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience though the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    Great experience though the high prices will keep me away except for VERY special occasions.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good, but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    The food was good, but not worth the price. I will pay for a great meal and great service but the food was good and service below average. We waited 45 minutes to get our meal. We were one of the only groups there for our reservation and service was excellent at that time. When things started to get busy the waitress seemed to forget about us. We were waiting for drinks contstantly and she had to make a few trips to get the right check for us. I will not go back. We should have went out to LoLo for steaks or just gone to Jakers. Finn and Porter doesn't live up to the hype!
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  • Most expensive
    dmsiVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Food and service was very good, prices were way too high. Plus you are asked if you want anchovies with a cesear salad and charged for them with no prior advisement. When your already getting beyond top dollar pricing this seems over the top in getting every nickel out of the customer.
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  • Very expensive for what it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2012
    Very expensive for what it was worth. Drink and food orders were messed up. Steaks, requested at medium, came out well-done. Would not recommend.
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  • On the river - it is a nice
    VerycoolVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    On the river - it is a nice view. Food was typical steak house but very good. Can't go wrong if you want a great steak or a great piece of fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite place of ours,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    A favorite place of ours, especially for visitors to this part of Montana. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a happening place
    apricotalma
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    This is a happening place but also great for romantic celebrations and groups. Service was truly outstanding with food and drink suggestions right on the money. Their specialty manhattan was wonderful w/maple sugar - really! Enjoyed their french onion soup too. Steaks and seafood are their top choices; however, the pork chop my companion had was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always enjoy Finn and Porter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2012
    Always enjoy Finn and Porter every time we are in Missoula!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were seated exactly on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    We were seated exactly on time at the exact table we requested
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic