finn & porter
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.
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.
Excellent food !! We loved it. We have come back many times this was the best meal.
Very enjoyable experience.
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.
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.
Fantastic Valentines meal. Great service! Waitress was great! Best Short rib I have ever had.
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.
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.
Service was incredibly slow. Food was low quality for the price.
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.
Awesome service and delicious sparkling margaritas!
Was a very nice meal and staff very friendly. I would go back anytime I am in town.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
got no points for reservation, server handed your plates to you not set in front of you
I needed a quiet pleasant atmosphere, and my needs were more than met!
THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD. What stands out most is the friendly and efficient service.
Great space with fantastic customer service. Food is well prepared and the value is well worth a visit. Sit outside if available!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great views of the river and atmosphere. Extensive menu that would please anyone. Highly recommended.
Top 10 local foodie place for sure. Everything was good. Not over the top fancy. Beautiful view!
Service was slow. Buffet was very expensive for mediocre, cold food.
$40 a head for brunch is just too much.
My husband and I both enjoyed our meals very much. The wait staff was friendly.
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
Not going back again after that experience!!!!
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
Our meal was outstanding. The flavors were excellent. I only wish for the price, they would have tablecloths.
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!
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.
The ladies serving us were very nice and professional.
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!