finn & porter

4.5
183 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
We give surf and turf a contemporary twist as we provide our guests with an authentic Missoula experience. Choose from the freshest steaks, seafood and hand tossed pizza. Innovative daily features are showcased with an emphasis on regional Northwest cuisine. Our award-winning bar features an impressive list of signature cocktails, select wines and 16 delicious draft beers on tap highlighting Montana micro-brews.

You'll appreciate the ambiance with some of the best views in the city; and, a location next to the University of Montana and downtown Missoula. Our outdoor deck sits off the river, near surrounding mountains, and is one of the city's favorite outdoor dining spots. Host an intimate meeting, or special group event, in our glass-walled private dining room. Stop by before a Grizzly game, or celebrate your anniversary with someone special. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails – you'll find it all our restaurant and bar, Finn & Porter.
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CS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great. The location is excellent along the river. We will go back again. This is the best or tied for the best restaurant in Missoula.

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TR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food !! We loved it. We have come back many times this was the best meal.

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RL
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience.

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N
Montana
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thanks for giving us a seat by the windows, as requested!!! I love the fact that there were quite a few families with kids.

The filet was more medium well than medium.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from the origination of the reservation to closing payment. Waitress was respectful of our business meeting and delivered just the right amount of attention that allowed us to both enjoy our dialogue and food.

Bravo!

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Valentines meal. Great service! Waitress was great! Best Short rib I have ever had.

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner to celebrate Valentines Day. This was our 1st visit to Finn and Porter and we will definitely be back. The hostess was very courteous and seated us at a window seat. The server was very prompt and courteous. We both ordered the filet and it was cooked perfect and was delicious. The whole evening was a very pleasant experience. Thanks to all the staff at Finn and Porter for a special evening.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! I hadn’t been in since the remodel and absolutely love the changes. Thank you for a wonderful lunch experience with friends that were visiting from out of state. Making a reservation online was super easy and convenient too.
Andie Moore

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Montana
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was incredibly slow. Food was low quality for the price.

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LB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on Christmas Day it was amazing! Our server, Rachel was so great and helpful. She is very knowledgeable and kind. It was a perfect Christmas dinner. The food was very tasty and creative, also affordable, the wine was amazing also.

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E
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and delicious sparkling margaritas!

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s
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was a very nice meal and staff very friendly. I would go back anytime I am in town.

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for a wonderful evening at Finn and Porter last Saturday night. We came for a birthday celebration and we had a great time. Thanks!! Dick Goldsmith

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The grilled fillet was prepared perfectly! The service from my server at my table was great, however, service at the bar was horrible. The price value for my dinner was comparable to other like restaurants. The wine, however, was extremely overpriced. The markup on the bottle of wine I ordered was nearly a 300% markup.

finn & porter
Responded on December 5, 2018

JustMe, thank you for your constructive review and rating. We will take a look at our bar procedures and see how we can make sure to deliver an excellent experience to every guest. I am concerned about wine, as we do not have any bottles that are near that markup. If so, we have an error on our menu that we ourselves cannot find. Please let us know which bottle and we will check every print we have in house. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you again.

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TD
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We were seated at a table that had a flooring transition under one of the chairs so I had to sit so close to the table that it was hard to breathe or balance my chair between carpet and a hard surface so that the legs teetered back and forth. In addition my direct view was right into the kitchen. This area used to have smaller tables, which is a better fit..literally. After adjusting to the poor seating arrangement we ordered beverages. The wine list by the glass is very poor and I chose a $11 glass of French wine and my husband a $20 red (not sure where?). My wine was so bad it tasted like vinegar and the heat from the alcohol was so strong I couldn’t drink it. The waitress said she’d ask if it the bottle had been left open. She came back with a new glass from a fresh bottle and it was almost as bad. My husband was nice enough to trade me glasses. We ordered salmon and it was over cooked and dry. My son chose a Serrano pasta dish and it was bland, except for the Chile taste, and the noodles were over cooked. The prices are high, service marginal and food needs help. I won’t be going back anytime soon.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view of the river, great service and food, great cocktails and beer and wine choices! All in all a great place for any occasion.

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JR
Montana
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

got no points for reservation, server handed your plates to you not set in front of you

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J
Montana
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I needed a quiet pleasant atmosphere, and my needs were more than met!

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H
Montana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD. What stands out most is the friendly and efficient service.

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CW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space with fantastic customer service. Food is well prepared and the value is well worth a visit. Sit outside if available!

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KR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were staying at the doubletree to drop off my daughter at UM. It’s her first year and wanted to have a special dinner before I left for home. The food was great. They have an extensive wine list that paired well with my ribeye.

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D
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food at this hotel restaurant. It is a good restaurant by any measure. Food was tasty; nice views of river. Prices were good. A happy surprise.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and right on the water. We were there for an early dinner before a show and so we ate off the happy hour menu and drank the happy hour beers.

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SM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was overall very good, however the Lobster Fettuccine was a bit dry. A bit more sauce and it would have been perfect. Wines by the glass were a bit high priced and could use more of a selection of them. Our server was excellent.

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j
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not your every day run of the mill restaurant menu. I had the salmon with shredded asparagus and tomatoes. My wife had lobster alfredo and it was all excellent. The price was reasonable, with two beers (we don't drink wine), the bill was only $58. Everything was very nice.

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JE
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The view from the dining room is very nice. The outdoor patio and live music was a plus. Food was good and service was fair. Wait staff could use a lesson on how to make the evening out for their customers a bit more enjoyable with better personalities. Would go again but most likely would do patio dining only so service staff wouldn't play such a big part of the dining experience.

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d
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat on the deck and it was marvelous!! The food was very tasty and we had a wonderful time watching floaters on the river. Recommend this as great summer dining!

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PD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great views of the river and atmosphere. Extensive menu that would please anyone. Highly recommended.

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RB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Top 10 local foodie place for sure. Everything was good. Not over the top fancy. Beautiful view!

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PM
Montana
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was slow. Buffet was very expensive for mediocre, cold food.

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Naples
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Daughter Graduation

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M
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

$40 a head for brunch is just too much.

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KI
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I both enjoyed our meals very much. The wait staff was friendly.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Have been to F&P a number of times. However, after this experience, would not go back. There were 5 of us celebrating my retirement. I would note:

Menu selections poor
Service was slow
Food was fair, cold for most of us
Only thing worth eating was the bread
Noisy place
Wasted $160

Not going back again after that experience!!!!

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T
Montana
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The waiter forgot salad and didn't offer any kind of dessert or dessert menu the crab cakes had crabshell pieces in them which really ruined it for me ...to bite into something sharp... we had to yell to be able to hear each other because it was so loud ...but it calmed down... the steaks were amazing and cooked perfectly lots of flavor...overall it was a really nice time and I will be back i heard they have lavender cake

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was outstanding. The flavors were excellent. I only wish for the price, they would have tablecloths.

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Montana
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner was delicious, our server very helpful and attentive, and the view we enjoyed as we dined made for a most memorable holiday! Fly-fishing, ducks paddling in the river, sunshine sparkling on the water...can't be beat!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are regular diners at Finn and Porter for a reason. The food and service are excellent.
We've been going there after Griz Football games for 10 years.

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H
Montana
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ladies serving us were very nice and professional.

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Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

yum yum yum! breakfast was fabulous :) the view was outstanding, two does and a baby deer came down to the river for a drink. they hung around for about ten minutes :)) i absolutely love the finn & porter!

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