finn & porter

4.4
163 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Waterfront
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Scenic View
Finn & Porter gives surf and turf a contemporary twist. Try spectacular seafood like our freshly shucked Oysters, Dungeness Crab Cake and Serared Rare Ahi. Prime grade steaks including Filet Mignon and Grilled Beef Ribeye. Innovative features are showcased with an emphasis on regional northwest cuisine, just like our tender Braised Lamb Shank . Try our hand tossed, gourmet pizzas including the Finn & Porter Supreme, Duck, Bacon and Balsamic and Wild Mushroom. Gleaming glass with a spectacular Clark Fork River view and soaring spaces. An award winning bar with innovative cocktails including 16 specialty Martini's and 200 select wines with over 20 wines by the glass. 16 draft beers on tap highlighting Montana micro-brews. Friendly service that keeps the energy coming. Come savor something fresh.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:00 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 6:00 am–12:00 pm
Lunch
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
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(406) 542-4660
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew Martin
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room is glass encased and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the scenic Clark Fork river. We can accommodate groups up to 22 guests for full service and up to 40 guests for Cocktail and appetizer receptions.
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Private party contact
Emily Brown: (406) 542-4660
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Madison Street
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Parking details
Ample free parking available in the Hotel lot and overflow parking available in our upper lot.
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Special events & promotions
Finn & Porter Missoula is open 365 days a year. We have many special events throughout the year including wine tasting and pairing dinners, holiday celebrations and University events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 163 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Daughter Graduation

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

$40 a head for brunch is just too much.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

The ladies serving us were very nice and professional.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

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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2.0Dined on August 26, 2017

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,

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on August 25, 2017

we had such a wonderful experience yesterday we had to go again! the lavender shortcake was incredible.

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4.0Dined on August 24, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

We had a wonderful evening and look forward to coming back soon!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Great evening. Food was spectacular awesome white chocolate mousse.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2017

Excellent service and meal. We had scallops and tenderloin. Both were superb. Great location overlooking the river

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Great experience, best view in Missoula. We had a graduation celebration with 10 people. Service and food was excellent. Thank you Finn and Porter!

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter dinner in a private room with a river view.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2017

Excellent service and beautiful setting! We were in a rush and she was both accommodating and attentive.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We had an amazing Valentines meal... it's such a pretty spot on the River! We asked for a window view and had a lovely time! Started with a Cresar Salad....Yummy! Then had the Valentines Special and it was Great! Amazing service and we feel so Lucky to have such a nice place here in Missoula!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2017

Food was average, service was great. Not too informed about gluten free options and not eager to find out. As we were in a private room, noise level was low. Fine place to seat 8 and have a converstion. Food needs to improve from average to above average for the price. Location and ambiance was fine. Would go back and maybe order different items from the choices! 😳

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2017

Service was great and so was the food.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2017

Service was great! We really appreciated the complimentary dessert for our anniversary and the window table was a great addition. The parsnip soup was AMAZING! Our server struck a fair balance between letting us enjoy ourselves and checking in when needed. Hope to be back soon!
Thank You!

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