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Beargrass Bistro, Lakeside, MT

Beargrass Bistro

4.6
4.6
491 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Montana is not only beautiful, it is bountiful. An incredible community of farmers, ranchers, gardeners and growers provide much of the food we serve at Beargrass Bistro.

We're big believers in what we eat matters, which is why we make everything from scratch daily and use locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Our goal is to provide the finest dishes, drinks and service in the Flathead Valley and we hope you will join us.

If reservation times you desire are not visible please call us and we will try to accommodate you.



We invite you to join us!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (406) 407-9577
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Cece Andersson
  • Neighborhood
    Lakeside
  • Cross street
    Hwy 93 and Blacktail Rd Lakeside
  • Parking details
    most convenient parking is on the south side of the Lakeside Town Center
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 491 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montana

    Good for business meals

  • Montana

    Neighborhood gem

  • Montana

    Great for fine wines

  • Montana

    Good for special occasions

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Overall

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Food

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Service

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Ambiance

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Value

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for business meals

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for groups

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Healthy

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Great for fine wines

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Romantic

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for special occasions

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Lively

491 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in the state of Montana! Service and food is amazing!

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  2. Daniel

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Besrgrass Bistro is fantastic! I have strict dietary guidelines, and spoke with the owner on what I was able to eat. I felt bad bc I get tired of asking for customish orders and apologized for being a pain. They said not a pain at all, anyone with legitimate nutritional needs we do our best to accommodate. They spoke to the chef who made a completely different meal for me. I was blown away and very grateful. My wife and I enjoyed both of our delicious meals to the very last morsel. The lighting, ambiance, and decor are beautiful & relaxing. Everyone was very considerate, and on top of it all their menu is full of thoughtful, intentional, healthy, nutritious choices. I would recommend it to anyone!

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  3. StefanieS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beargrass Bistro is our favorite restaurant in the valley! They have wonderful food, wonderful presentation, and wonderful service.

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  4. Sheeemo

    Montana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, great service and cool atmosphere...got there ahead of reservation to enjoy a drink at the bar.

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  5. JimP

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef is the best in the valley. Best place for a quality dinner

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  6. JeannineB

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Beargrass never disappoints. The service, food and drinks were phenomenal. I highly recommend the filet with truffle butter.

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  7. MeggenW

    Orlando

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant in lakeside. Rock solid whiskey sour. Service was a bit slow. Salads were very fresh. Short ribs- fantastic. Clam & sausage pasta special needed more sauce, flavor, butter- something.bread pudding dessert out of this world. Very very pricey.

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  8. TomO

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was OK, but expensive for the ambience and food.

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  9. Curt

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a phenomenal experience at Bear Grass Bistro. The food is perfectly portioned, always very good flavor and the dining experience is always pleasant.

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  10. MaryM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four dined at the Bistro. 2 ordered Filets and said they were excellent. One order of Lasagna which was good. I ordered the veal and sadly it was tough. I expect veal to be fork tender and I had difficulty cutting it with a table knife. Also there were way too many capers on it. The pasta with crispy prosciutto was excellent.

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  11. KaylaM

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have made it our tradition to come and eat our anniversary dinner with Beargrass. Our anniversary is on new years and we love that we can have an amazing 5 course meal with such a great ambiance. Thank you for another amazing meal!

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  12. HeatherI

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We brought my parents here for their 40th Anniversary. They had a blast and the food was phenomenal. The service was prompt and the food came in a timely manner. I tried to book another date because my husband had executives coming in but it’s a day they are closed! Great place!

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  13. GregB

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant excellent food excellent ambience. Great place to take family and friends too.

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  14. Freeheeler

    Montana

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    $105 for a steak??? I had the seafood special and it was ok, not spectacular at all. The gnocchi appetizer was extremely good though.

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  15. SamS

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress, Jennifer was very pleasant and kind. The food was good but a bit over priced. I would recommend to my friends.

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  16. LucieS

    Montana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beargrass is trying hard to be a sophisticated place to eat but they are far from that.
    Beargrass BistroResponded on December 31, 2023
    What did we do wrong?

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered the New York steak. It was cooked absolutely perfectly, the wife ordered the seafood special she still talking about it, the server was outstanding, and on point l. We finish the evening with a espresso martini absolutely delicious highly recommend this restaurant great place to enjoy friends and family accompanied by great food and awesome hospitality 

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  18. TranJoe

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I appreciate this establishment being open on Christmas Eve as I am here for work. Service was fair, biggest observation was that it took a very long time for drink refills. Food was described well but came out completely different- “Delmonico steak comes sliced, with broccolini on the side…”- it did not come sliced and was served with asparagus, not broccolini. Other meals at our table had random vegetables that varied from description or menu. The steak looked promising (we had three at our table), but they all ranged from burnt crispy on the outer portions to purple cold raw in the center. Meat was also quiet tough. I would not recommend the Delmonico steak. Nice ambiance, but not worth a trip from Kalispell.

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  19. KatheeC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Montana. Food, service,atmosphere-here is to- notch.

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  20. DonS

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best kept secrets in the Valley! Guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

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  21. EliseM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have the best experience at Beargrass every single time!

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  22. ToddB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Brought our friends for the first time, and they loved it. Always a great dinner at Beargrass Bistro.

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  23. SamanthaP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beargrass is my absolute favorite restaurant in the valley. Always great food, wonderful service and ambiance. Truly the best place for dinner anytime! A must go

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is great and the decor is average which if fine because I am there for the food. My gripe is the seating. We arrived at 6 with a reservation for 2. I had booked in advance and had mentioned it was my husbands Birthday. I had to remind them of this at the restaurant. Then they sat us a a small table right next to the window on a cold night. I understand saving bigger tables for larger parties but there were lots of tables available (and not by the freezing cold window). I find this treatment arrogant at worse or just thoughtless at best. Why would you not seat your guests at best table available on a slow weekday night and why ask if it is a special event if the host does not know it when you arrive. In the plus side the food and drinks were great!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Excellent service!! Our server, Karen, gave us great recommendations on food and beverages!

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  26. Soccerref

    Los Angeles

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dinner in the Flathead! Our four diners had the mushrooms and shrimp appetizers, the onion soup, the kale Caesar, the filet mignon, and the chicken with a great and reasonably marked up bottle of Austin Hope Cabernet. They make a very good Old Fashioned too. Excellent service. We have been there five times and always had a great time.

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  27. JacquieM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a gem in Lakeside! This is our consistent tried and true favorite - which never disappoints. The entire team works so hard to ensure your experience is delightful and memorable from booking the reservation, drinks, service, incredible meal, and finally to leaving the restaurant. And, should you enjoy whiskey sours, my husband says it is the best he had ever had! :) If you are visiting Lakeside, be sure to put this on your list of places to go! Enjoy!

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  28. scott

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Beargrass is, in our opinion, the best bistro or restaurant in the Flathead Valley. The menu is interesting with good choices. The service was professional and prompt. We were able to carry on conversations without the distraction of loud music.

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  29. DwightL

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit. Very much enjoyed the experience. My wife had gluten allergies. There were not many options for her, but the server and chef were very accommodating on short notice to create a very good meal for her. Thank you for the great service. See you again!

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  30. MarkS

    Montana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Expensive (for Montana) but worth a periodic visit to be pampered. Had a Cobb salad which was rich with bleu cheese and delightful. Maybe not the healthiest, but that's not why you get that! Had the menu lasagna which was fancier than your mother's version. Very good. Ambience is nice, but room is small within the confines of what may have been a store at an upscale "strip" mall location. So they do very well with the setting they have. It appears there's a nice outdoor patio weather permitting.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We recommend Beargrass Bistro to all our friends (and family) as the best food, wine and service in Lakeside and the West Shore. Plus, Chef CeCe is the very best!

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  32. PatriciaL

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was excellent. Servers were great; sometimes a bit slow from the bar. But overall, very good experience.

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  33. greggs

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my, this was an absolutely wonderful experience! Service was outstanding, ambiance was perfect and the decor was wonderful. The food was amazing! we had several appetizers and they were spectacular. We did the specials for entrees and they were all sooo good but we are also looking forward to going back to try the regular menu items as well. Desserts...oh yummmmm! Coming from whitefish it is a bit of a drive but we all agreed it is well worth it.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience. The food was great and our server Andrea was amazing. The restaurant was beautiful.

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  35. GregC

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great little local restaurant in Lakeside... good for a nice night out.

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  36. PhilG

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, food was absolutely amazing!!! Atmosphere was really nice and the noise level was low so it made for great conversation.

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  37. KaylaG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomonal food. A good variety of food for all. The staff is always very professional and kind. Would highly recommend!

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  38. Mike

    Montana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to Beargrass numerous times and it's always amazing. Great menu, food is excellent, drinks are delicious and the wait staff is always excellent.

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  39. JudyL

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! The meal, the service, the wine. .. could not have been better. A terrific dining experience.

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  40. SamanthaW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I hadn't had had date night in fmso long considering we have young children and no family close by. We managed to have an evening to get away and came for dinner. What a pleasant experience all the way around. Friendly staff, fantastic food, and a lovely environment. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

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Beargrass Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 491 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Beargrass Bistro

306 Stoner Loop, Lakeside, MT 59922

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hwy 93 and Blacktail Rd Lakeside
  • Neighborhood
    Lakeside
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    most convenient parking is on the south side of the Lakeside Town Center
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Cece Andersson
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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