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Gallatin River Lodge Restaurant, Bozeman, MT

Gallatin River Lodge Restaurant

4.7
4.7
143 Reviews
$50 and over
French American
The Gallatin River Lodge is the most unique and special place to dine.

With breath taking views, thoughtfully curated cuisine and a full bar, the lodge offers a Montana fine dining experience in a casual atmosphere that you will never want to forget.

The bar at Gallatin River Lodge offers local microbrews, premium liquors and wines to complement your meal. Enjoy your entrée while looking out over the trout pond and wildlife coming in and out of the surrounding riverbed & pastures. Drinks and dessert are even more enjoyable by the fire or down by the edge of the pond.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French American, American, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (406) 388-0148
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Jorge Morales
  • Private party facilities
    Gallatin River Lodge has a special atmosphere to accommodate thoughtfully curated private Events, Meetings and other Gatherings & Celebrations.
  • Neighborhood
    Bozeman
  • Cross street
    Highway 85 - Jackrabbit Lane and Valley Center Road (or Hulbert Rd)
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 143 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montana

    Best Overall

  • Montana

    Best Ambiance

  • Montana

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Montana

    Romantic

  • Montana

    Great for scenic views

143 Reviews
  1. KathleenM

    Montana

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1/2 price/bottle wine night was good. A “happy hour” side salad only curly lettuce. Nothing else on it. Smashburger good but $28?? “Special” entree seafood (soup-ish style) overcooked but not temperature hot. Crusty bread had a strong mustard (“aioli” topping. Would have preferred just buttered crusty bread. The vegan crepe & veggies not hot temperature. Very pleasant staff. Menu a bit odd.

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  2. marinabreeze

    Raleigh

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gallatin River Lodge has become one of our favorite dinner spots in the Bozeman area. Great setting, service, food and ambience. Always a pleasant dining experience.

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  3. DebH

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and beverages. Quiet and cozy! Knowledge and helpful bartender.

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  4. MOLLYC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I came here with my partner for Valentine's day and I think the whole experience could be described as mediocre. Just like all other high-end restaurants in Bozeman, the food was just... fine. I ordered a martini and for the first time in my entire life, I sent it back because it was brown from too much olive brine and was too salty to be drinkable. The ceviche was bright but under seasoned, and would have been great for someone who has never had ceviche before. My partner ordered the lobster fettuccini, and it was fine, nothing spectacular. The homemade noodles had great texture but several of them had stuck together into a large ball that he cut into pieces to eat. There was also maybe 3 oz of overcooked lobster on the dish. I had the miso cod, and the flavor was great but the portion size was laughable for $45. about the size of a deck of cards with nothing else of substance on the plate. We gave up before dessert. Nothing (except the martini) was bad, but it was just mediocre considering the price and the history of the lodge. I think you guys can do better.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu is great. Thank you for exceptional service .

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  6. CarolynC

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food, ambiance very nice. The setting by the lake is magical.

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  7. jamesv

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Evening! Good staff and service. Always good food.

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  8. Joan

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a find ! Service was five star ,food amazing . This is a secret gem being discovered. Don't miss this one !

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  9. NateM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderfully cozy, with a beautiful snowy view. Food was prepared well and delicious.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the peace and quiet of this restaurant! Great place for date night

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous. We love the new menu!! Both the happy hour and dinner menus are great. I’m glad to see the new chef refresh.

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  12. JeffO

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve always had excellent food at GRL, and this was no exception. We opted for the Vegan dish which was delicious. Lizzy was our server and she was friendly and very attentive to our needs.

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  13. JohnH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a first class restaurant and hidden away from busy Bozeman, even though its only 20 minutes outside of town. The menu/food is as good or better than the best BZN spots. Very creative menu and Chef. Service is down home impeccable. Highly recommended.

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  14. LindseyH

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve never ordered anything that wasn’t delicious. You can’t go wrong! And the service is impeccable.

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  15. Nikodeepdiver

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I called the morning of to tell them that we had a vegetarian. They said they would talk to the chef about a dish and a soup. especially since we were staying on property for a very high amount of $. We got there and the soup was basically a chicken soup. and they had one vegetarian dish and no starters that were vegetarian. so basically no effort was made. Cost was high, and it wasn't worth it. Meat dish was delicious for the meat eater, but for this cost, most places would show a bit more effort to accommodate.

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  16. KatelynL

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect meal with my family. Thank you!

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  17. Jessicac

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, Chef Jorge is incredibly talented! The bar staff are great mixologists and the dining from servers are top notch. A casual feel but definitely high quality fine dining!

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  18. Cfoodie

    Anchorage

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Pre-Christmas Dinner. We discovered the Gallatin River Lodge thru a post on Facebook about a Spanish Wine Tasting, but when reviewing the restaurant menu we decided to book reservations for Dinner. From the warm welcome at the reception desk to cocktails, dinner selection and wine choices with the help of the our server Lizzie and the bartender we had a wonderful experience. the staff was was friendly, attentive and met every need. We were able to meet and converse with the Chef about the Miso Cod (5 stars) and the Lobster Ravioli. Desserts were a wonderful Blueberry Crème Brûlée (this being a first in the cream brûlée realm of creations) and a Foie Gras Profiteroles - a desert you have to try - there is just no way to adequately describe it. It is truly an experience…Intriguing… is the best word I can up with. Prices for some can be higher than expected compared to other establishments, but the food, service and ambiance makes it worth the drive outside the midst of downtown Bozeman. We have eaten at almost every high end restaurant in Missoula and Bozeman and strongly recommend a visit to this “Montana” restaurant.

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  19. EdwardB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fun evening. Lovely setting and outstanding service. We will be back.

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  20. KariY

    Montana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was perfect! The chef came and chatted with us and was warm and welcoming. The service, as always, left us feeling well taken care of. A place that has been around for so many years and continues to deliver at such a high standard, definitely impressed us!

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  21. MariaL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, setting, and service. Would suggest a change in the music repertoire to something more sophisticated and relaxing…perhaps some dinner jazz.

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  22. KenL

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down currently the best food in Bozeman! They have a real chef and spectacular food. You are missing out!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food wash fresh and delicious. We enjoyed our dining experience very much. The space was open, clean, and relaxing.

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  24. NicholasT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Had allergens in the food that wasn't listed on the menu.

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  25. JohnA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was quite good and I recommend the duck duck goose in particular. The food quality and quantity are better than the last times I ate here, pre-COVID ( whenI felt the quantities were stingy, quality average, and price point too high for what I was served from around 2015-2019 but some of my friends disagreed to be honest). The service was outstanding and the ambience is quite nice, as it has been since it opened. While I was hesitant to eat here based on prior experience, above, I was quite pleased and can recommend it; I plan to return.

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  26. Nick

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a culinary gem nestled in Montana's scenic beauty. Their duck dish is an exquisite delight, perfectly balanced in flavor and tenderness. The lobster fettuccine, seamlessly marries the richness of lobster with the finesse of homemade pasta. Kudos to the chef and the rest of the staff! Their expertise truly shines in every facet. The service was great from Luke and Jess.

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  27. TomM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, waitstaff were great and really fun to talk with. Food was excellent, especially the Bourguignon

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  28. MaraR

    Montana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience at GRL, the new menu is great, Mary, our server was excellent! We’ll be back soon!

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  29. Nope

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always worth the trip. Staff are incredible friendly and the food is unique and exciting (and good!)
    Gallatin River Lodge RestaurantResponded on November 1, 2023
    Thank you for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience.

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  30. mary

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for happy hour. The fondue was excellent, as was the shrimp lettuce wraps!!
    Gallatin River Lodge RestaurantResponded on November 1, 2023
    Thanks Mary! We are so glad you came for HH and enjoyed the food! Hope to see you again soon!

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  31. SteveD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place, beautiful, best to go daylight hours to enjoy the outdoor grounds.
    Gallatin River Lodge RestaurantResponded on November 1, 2023
    Thank you for joining us Steve! We love our sunset views as well, we hope you join us again soon!

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  32. Jenna

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a good dinner at Gallatin River Lodge. We hadn't been there since the pandemic and enjoyed our time there with friends. It was quieter than we expected...which facilitates conversation.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem! We will definitely be returning. Great atmosphere.

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  34. naplesfoodie

    Naples

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot! Will be back. Food was very tasty, service was on point!

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  35. Susan

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed all of the aspects of our meal!

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  36. JeniferR

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish, it was incredible!!! Kayla the bartender was amazing, our server was awesome, even though I forgot her name, and let’s talk about your new Chef, Jorge!!! What a fantastic menu he has put out, so delicious!!! We especially loved seeing him out serving his food, and talking with all the guests. You’ve got a keeper there!!! 5 stars, hands down!!!

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  37. MichaelP

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4 of us sat outside beautiful weather storm rolled through far away. watched people fly fish in the pond. Live music was wonderful. We had the trout dip and Brussels sprouts shareable was amazing. The duck, lobster fettuccine, smash burger and salmon all perfectly cooked. Had all 3 deserts recommended them all. Liz our server was the best took care of us wonderfully. I guess there is a new Chef great job Chef

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  38. SuzanneM

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent spot as always for date night! We have celebrated many anniversaries here 💙💙 one of our fav places in the valley!!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Trout was amazing as was the mushroom soup and the tartar. The setting is spectacular.

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  40. AmberR

    Montana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We noted in our reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary and requested a table in a certain area of the restaurant. We made our reservation around three weeks ahead of time. Unfortunately, though a table in the requested location was available and other parties of two were seated in that area, we were put into a table crowded right by the server station. Though our food was wonderful, we were disappointed with the lack of acknowledgement of our request and our table.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Gallatin River Lodge Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Gallatin River Lodge Restaurant

9105 Thorpe Rd, Bozeman, MT 59718-7260

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Highway 85 - Jackrabbit Lane and Valley Center Road (or Hulbert Rd)
  • Neighborhood
    Bozeman
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French American, American, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Jorge Morales
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (406) 388-0148
  • Private party facilities
    Gallatin River Lodge has a special atmosphere to accommodate thoughtfully curated private Events, Meetings and other Gatherings & Celebrations.
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