By far my favorite restruant
By far my favorite restruant in Missoula, wine bar is great for a casual dinner, and dining room is perfect for special occasions.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Highly recommend. The best
Highly recommend. The best we have found in Missoula. Fish and duck were both cooked perfectly.A few minor and inconsequential glitches with service. Waited a little long for desert to come out but overall, service was very good. Red Bird is definitely at the very top of our list for special occasion dinners out.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had only been to the wine
I had only been to the wine bar section of Red Bird and decided to make a reservation in the restaurant section to celebrate a special occasion. From the moment we were greeted by the host to the time we left, we experienced a magnificent evening that exceeded each of our expectations. The atmosphere was magical. Our waiter was incredibly professional while also being personal and genuine. The food was unique and divine. The wine top notch and the dessert unlike anything we had ever indulged in. I will never forget our evening and will absolutely return again. It was complete perfection.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Well done, great food, ambiance
Well done, great food, ambiance and service in a college town!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my goddaughter to the Redbird for a grown-up dining experience. We had an excellent meal and she had dishes she had never had before. The restaurant was quiet enough for us to have a good catch up conversation.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Red Bird Remains Outstanding
We've been visiting The Red Bird since it opened. I've always had the opinion that it is the best restaurant in Montana. We've been dining at the wine bar which has a different menu and it's been a few years since we've eaten in the dining room. I was fully impressed once again with the outstanding quality of the food, which sets the bar for Missoula and Montana. Friendly, courteous and professional service was also noted.
From the amuse-bouche to coffee and dessert every item was delicious.
If you haven't been you are missing out.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, well balanced dishes that are fresh and innovative. The Red Bird always delivers and doesn't disappoint. If you haven't you need to eat here ASAP!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always well prepared, knowledgeable
Always well prepared, knowledgeable waiters/waitresses, attention to detail and personal service.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative cuisine with finishing touches that show the chefs love what they do. The focus on local ingredients keeps the menu new and interesting; the service is excellent.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a wonderful fifth year wedding anniversary at red bird. The food was amazing, the service was great, and the overall experience was definitely positive.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very creative; memorable
Well done!!! I was very impressed by Red Bird. Fabulously inventive creations that are clearly for foodies however very approachable and understandable. Almost gourmet comfort food. Love the Southern Cooking threading that chef showed.
Excellent presentations and plating. Attentive service and thoughtful wine service and offerings. Well worth the money.
Congrats you all at Red Bird. .
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to go back
What a marvelous place -- from the food to the service to the historic building to the Art Deco decor -- a memorable experience. We look forward to our next visit to Missoula and the Red Bird.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This would be a perfect date night place, waiter was cool and knowledgeable but not overbearing. I was in town on a work assignment, we went to a different place each night, this was the best. The food was awesome. Started with the Lamb Pierogi, I couldn't believe something could taste so good, the sauce was light and minty, I wanted more. I had the 3 way Duck, it was the best thing I have ever eaten, I felt compelled to go slow, put the fork down and just enjoy every bite, it really was amazing. My friend had the seafood pasta dish which looked good but he was not satisfied. My other friend had the Lamb which he thoroughly enjoyed. Doubt anything could be as good as that duck, now I need to figure out how they made it.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Gem in the mountains
Excellent food and service. Presentation was amazing and equal to any San Francisco restaurant. We didn't expect to find this in Missoula MT. Quite a variety of menu items and all fresh and local. I had the lamb special and it was very good. We went using a gift certificate we bought at a fund raising auction in the San Francisco area and were so pleasantly surprised to find this great place to eat. You won't be disappointed.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waiter was very knowledgeable. Food was excellent, and prepared well enough that it was easy to expect that anything on the menu would be as good as what we ended up ordering. We were just passing through Missoula, but Red Bird would be at the top of the list of places to go back to if we ever pass through again.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
great local meat
local Montana lamb was superb and properly cooked and mozzarella was good
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food but too complicated
The food was good, but I think they were trying to do too much with each dish. For example, I had the duck which included a duck breast with plum sauce plus duck potstickers. Both were tasty, but I would have preferred ordering one or the other and getting just a little more of the plum sauce which was scant. It was hard to decipher the menu to know what you were getting exactly. Also, I had a scallop starter which was good, but again had too many flavors, sometimes working against each other.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food couldn't be better.
W had an amazing meal here the other night. Every dish was extraordinary. I picked the restaurant after reading through their menu and thinking it sounded quite interesting. Well, the food was wonderful, I had a mushroom sampler for an appetizer that was to die for. My husband had the homemade sausage appetizer and lived it, For the main course I picked the duck (yum,) and my husband had the pork roast. We capped off the meal with beignets and a warm , happy feeling that we had dined like royalty! Definitely choose this restaurant for a special treat!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything is always perfect. This was our 5th time at this restaurant and we have never had anything but wonderful things to say. Eat here. Surprise your partner with a date to the Red bird......You won't regret it.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hadn't been here in about ten years. I was happy to see the remodel--reminds me now of an old supper club. I expected to see Sinatra stroll in. Cozy, romantic atmosphere with nice lighting. The service was impeccable. The scallops were a little under-done and the halibut was overdone, but the duck I had was excellent.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a celebratory dinner for our party of 3, it was a birthday and we were treated to birthday pink champagne on the house. the service was amazing and the ambience was perfect for an intimate affair. I recommend for romance, great food or any special occasion. This a special gem in the downtown area!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Redbird in Missoula
A great experience starting with Laura the Maitre'd. Great service, super pre-bites of tasty starters, everyone had delicious food, great surroundings.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The setting is in an Art Deco restored hotel in Missoula. The service was excellent. The menu extensive and uses local produce and the chef is a master AND an artist with presentation. We visit NYC frequently. Some NYC chefs should take a trip to a wonderful restaurant in a hospitable town. Thank you for a great meal and a lovely memory of Missoula.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Restaurant in Missoula
My husband & I were greeted promptly & seated in the wine bar for a few minutes while we waited for our table. Very friendly staff , were very helpful with wine selection. We were excited to discover they offer a pinot noir from a small winery that we love in Willamette Valley. The main dining room is separate from the wine bar. It is fairly small with an eclectic vibe. The tables are well spaced for private conversation. Our server (Carl, I think) was very gracious; the meal was paced perfectly. The best part of the evening was the FOOD! The salads were amazing!!! I had the asparagus and rhubarb salad. My husband ordered the beet salad.We both had the same entree(Alaskan halibut and lobster)-fabulous! Too full for dessert :(
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Red Bird restaurant never
Red Bird restaurant never disappoints. Our guests from out of town always request a meal here and it is always memorable.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always fantastic !
The Redbird NEVER disappoints. It is a fantastic place for romantic dinners and also has a great wine bar. The food is consistently delicious . It is on the expensive side, but it is so very worth every penny!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife to Red Bird for the first time, and we adored it. She had Prime Rib and I had the duck breast. The meals alone were filling and extremely delectable. We would definitely go back again if the occasion called for it, only because it cost me about $80.00.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
As Good as Chasens!
Food was elegant. Environment quiet and staff dressed somewhat formal, but allowed me in shorts and collared shirt. Portions could be somewhat larger. Pricey yet very good!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful end to a great Trip
We were so happy we found the Red Bird, our waiter Carl was fantastic and helped make the evening so enjoyable, the food was fantastic and the overall experience was a 10/10. Thanks so much!!!!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best place for new lovers
We prefer The Pearl's food, but our table location allowed us to be romantic without disturbing other guests. Love the round booth seats. Next time, we'll take the hidden round corner table under the beautiful chandelier. Enjoyed the music too.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite for Missoula dining...neve
Favorite for Missoula dining...never disappoints. We only go through Missoula a time or two a year and this restaurant is a must to complete our visit. The food, service and experience is consistently great.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My partner is vegetarian.
My partner is vegetarian. The chef prepared a remarkable appetizer. Wonderful food.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Red Bird is the perfect place for the special occassion in the dining area or the more relaxed & casual dinner in the Wine Bar. They do everything right, from the white table clothes to the wonderful meals, service & wine list. Missoula has many great restaurants but NONE better than Red Bird.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A creative menu is the plus for Red Bird. Food pairings are unique and well done. Food was prepared perfectly. I had halibut in a green curry sauce with coconut rice and grilled veggies. The bar is a hopping place and the location in the old Florence Hotel is very convenient .
Our only problem was that the service was slow. We like to enjoy a good meal but 30 minutes between courses was a bit too long for us.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Impression: Red Bird Missoula
Being fairly skeptical of any fine dinning in a small town like Missoula, The Red Bird Is in my opinion is one of the best you are going to get. So open up your wallets and get ready to spend a third of your minimum wage paycheck because the dining is about to begin. The food ranged from tasty to what is in this shrimp soup stuff and can I can I get some to go? I hate going to a new restaurant because I can never decide what to eat, thankfully the service was informative giving suggestions and apologizing in advance for anything that they were out of. My wife loved the chicken and waffles, leading to a very poor decision to get some Lays potato chips that falsely claimed similar flavor. To the garbage with those but not the Red Bird.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
All over the map
After reading it was voted the people's choice in Missoula, we decided to stop for a splurge meal on our way through town. First off, the decor and ambiance was totally bizarre to us.. The outer room, a wine bar, was so dark we seriously could hardly see, and the inner dining room was garishly painted and wallpapered. I don't know what they were going for. Our appetizer, a trio of mushroom dishes, contained one hit and two misses. Both of our entrees were truly delicious, bison tenderloin and lamb sirloin. But then the dessert was terrible- deep fried fritter-like gut bombs with a coffee-flavored dish of something they called pot de creme. It was bad. I think the place is trying too hard. But the meat was great!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprised at the quality and
Surprised at the quality and the service...exceededour expectations
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the complexity of
Enjoyed the complexity of flavor in every dish. I had the 5 spiced duck and my wife had the steak. The duck and steak was perfectly cooked and the side dishes complemented each other perfectly. Our waiter was fantastic by providing service at the right moments and he also provided helpful tips on wine pairings. Meal was very pricey, but it was entirely great for a special occasion. Really nothing to criticize about the meal.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time.
The food was fantastic, we were taken care off, and we will be going back.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
don't skip dessert!!
We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Red Bird on Saturday. Have been here before and always had a great meal. But I am always so full I never get dessert. Since it was a birthday we had to have something! We shared an order of beignetts and espresso pot de creme!!! it was so good we ate every bite.
I had the lamb special, both a rack and a sirloin portion were spiced with Indian flavors and grilled. The spices were perfectly balanced and the lamb was tender and done perfectly. paired it with a 2007 Pinotage that was a featured wine just added to the menu, overall the experience was just what we wanted and I will certainly go back for special occasions.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
As if it came in a scabbard
Unbelievable quality yet again. Red Bird always continues to impress, as this time I got a beautiful piece of swordfish so fresh as if the swordfish reached around and sliced it off itself. Service was praiseworthy; impeccable. I would never pause to recommend either the wine bar or the restaurant side to any and all my friends.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great fun
We had been to the Red Bird before for our anniversary a time or two, but this time was for a Halloween special dinner offered by the restaurant. The package included a wonderful course selections which could include wine or not at the diners' option. The servers were dressed in costume and costumes were encouraged for the diners. We had a fun evening with wonderful food, all made fresh by the restaurant. The Red Bird is a special place to go and we will continue to visit them.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined at Red Bird two times. Everytime we are in Missoula, we will make plans to eat here. The menu is an eclectic combination of dishes and we have throughly enjoyed each and everything we have ordered. The dining room is cozy and the service attentive but not overbearing.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM