finn & porter
Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 6:00 am–12:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Limited Light Fare Menu
Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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!
well i hate to say this but todays visit wasn't good :( we enjoyed the previous visits (dinner)here so we decided to try it for lunch. the restaurant was empty at lunch time, less than 10 people. the service was slow and the food was greasy. do not go here for lunch! dinner here is alway amazing,
Ate here twice. Lunch was very good. Good variety. Dinner was over the top excellent. The best pork chop I ever had. Smoked with smoked cherries. Had a peach, burrata & arugula salad. Awesome. Also enjoyed an appetizer of beets, candied pecans, goat cheese & arugula. Can't wait to go back. Thank you. Also, the servers were super friendly & attentive.
we had such a wonderful experience yesterday we had to go again! the lavender shortcake was incredible.
beautiful river view dining! the lamb was absolutely delicious, defiantly my favorite dish. i highly recommend this place for the delicious food and beautiful view.
We had a wonderful evening and look forward to coming back soon!
Great evening. Food was spectacular awesome white chocolate mousse.
As always Finn & Porter did not disappoint. It has become a favorite go to place when we have a chance to get away for a night in Missoula. It was my granddaughters choice when I asked where she wanted dinner after our day shopping. Her pick as she loves the oysters and pizza. And we had a window table so we could watch the entertainment as she put it. Tubs and kyacks coming off the river. You won't be sorry if you give it a try.
Excellent service and meal. We had scallops and tenderloin. Both were superb. Great location overlooking the river
We had a beautiful dinner on the deck overlooking the Clark Fork River. Though it had been a hot day, the orientation of the deck and the many umbrellas made being outside comfortable. My husband had an excellent fillet cooked just right and I lived my lemon morel asparagus pasta. Deck is more casual than inside, but food was very good. Fun to watch all the rafts, paddle boards and fishermen while dining. Recommend highly for special occasions or celebrations.
Great experience, best view in Missoula. We had a graduation celebration with 10 people. Service and food was excellent. Thank you Finn and Porter!
The food was very good. The service was very good. We were greeted with a smile and seated promptly, due to our reservation. Wonderful mountain and river views. The only negative was the 5 ounce wine pour that was less than that. And served in a 12 ounce or greater wine glass. But priced at a full glass. Sent it back.
Easter dinner in a private room with a river view.
This was our first visit to Finn & Porter. We were seated next to the large view windows. Lovely view of the River and Mountains directly behind the University of Montana campus. The menu offered a nice selection of appetizers. We had the crab cakes, nice texture, good flavor and not overcooked. Both my wife an I settled on the Caesar Salad and Rib Eye Steak with Mashed Potatoes. The salad was to my looking but was too spicy for my wife's liking. Our steak was flavorful, tender and grilled nicely to medium rare. We had a side dish of asparagus...we'll pass next time. The potatoes were pretty dry, maybe too much time in the steam table. We finished with a Huckleberry Cake/Ice cream.. Tasty but really sweet. Our waitress was great, food came out quickly and we might try this place again in the future.
Excellent service and beautiful setting! We were in a rush and she was both accommodating and attentive.
Summary: Service is chaotic and indifferent, almost rude. The tenderloin was actually cooked perfectly medium rare, but was dry (never experienced that) and more importantly tasteless. The salad was not fresh and the caesar dressing was brackish. The appetizer clams on the other hand were delicious. The story: We learned they had a new chef and decided to try out what appeared to be a new menu. We had reservations but arrived 30 minutes early and found a seat at the bar while we waited. Since it was Valentines day, the service was best described as chaotic. I have eaten at some of the finest restaurants around the world that are always busy, but never chaotic and disorganized. The bar itself had a terrific menu of 'aphrodisiac' drinks for Valentines, my wife loved her drink. I have to assume that bar management is good. We were seated midway through our second drink, and were promptly served some requested 'bread' in the form of dinner rolls along with the customary water. After ordering we waited 30 minutes for the first course, the salads and the clams. A few bites of the salad were all it took, soggy and brackish - I should add I am a bit of a caesar salad snob. The 'garlic toast' with the clams was burnt, actually, blackened - I could not believe that passed through several hands being plated and served, that was tossed to the side. While we waited for our entree, we were served with a separate bar tab - really, this is 2017... the best part is they charged us for 'rocks' -- I assume that is the ice. We promptly requested that to be fixed and they agreed something was 'wrong with our system'. Then the steak, it is steak and seafood after all, couldn't believe how perfectly it was cooked. Two or three bites, thinking it might get better, it was stacked alongside the salad and burnt toast. Shockingly tasteless - tenderloins actually are, but properly prepared they can be stunningly delicious. The curious part was why it was so dry.
We were unable to get a waterfront table. Food portions were small and expensive for the amount of food. Taste was acceptable. They were an overrated average restaurant posing as a fine dining establishment.