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Pearl Café

4.6
648 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

About

Pearl Café is an eatery in Missoula, Montana. It offers an upscale spot to dine that still maintains a casual feeling. The eatery offers excellent customer service, along with excellent food. It could be a good spot to go with some family and friends.

Pearl Café has some great appetizers. Consider the escargot in mushroom caps, house smoked trout and the curry beef spring rolls. You can also enjoy some delicious dinners, such as the local rabbit, duckling, Wagyu beef rib eye and the Idaho trout. Finish your meal at Pearl Café with something sweet from the menu. Try the sorbet, sundae or the dark German chocolate cake.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Stop seating after 9:00PM
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Phone number
(406) 541-0231
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pearl Cash
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6  based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NPNY (Montana)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2015

My girlfriend and I currently live 1,153 miles apart. We arranged for a long weekend in Missoula over the New Year holiday, and made a reservation at Pearl Cafe at a colleague' suggestion.

It was a PERFECT romantic dinner. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious.

Keep in mind that this place is kinda pricey. A dinner for two with an appetizer and dessert (no wine or drinks) was $125 with tip, so this place is probably best suited to the affluent, business dinners, and romantic couples.

That being said, if I'm in the neighborhood and I need to celebrate a little something special, I'd go back here in a heartbeat.

I would suggest reservations, though. Mine was on a Friday night right when they opened at 5:00, and by the time we were brought our coats, the place was packed.

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Jackrabbit (Montana)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2014

We enjoyed our New Year's Eve dinner at the Pearl. We were greeted immediately and seated (at our reservation time). The waiter was kind and helpful. We felt we could take our time and enjoy a leisurely meal . The food was beautifully presented, with our party voting the salmon as the best of fare. Serving portions were on the lean side. One of our friends joked that, if we celebrated at the Pearl next year, he would have to order two entrees. He has a moderate but not overly-voracious appetite, so I chose to include that comment here. Otherwise, the Pearl offered us the perfect atmosphere and cuisine to celebrate the end of a banner year and our highest hopes for the next.

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Rebekka (Montana)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2014

We were there for New Year's Eve. It was a special event and The Pearl made it perfect. We'll book again in the near future. I love the lighting and the fireplace. I go there for the mood and the food.

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KayJay0722 (Montana)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to Pearl Cafe for New Year's dinner and it was perfect for a special occasion. We wanted a place that was nicer than the usual burger and steakhouses we go to, but wouldn't break the bank. Being from out of town, I browsed online to find a suitable restaurant and made reservations for Pearl Cafe based on the wonderful reviews. It did not disappoint! We ordered escargot as an appetizer. It was very good. My boyfriend's steak was cooked a perfect medium rare and so delicious! He said it was the best steak he's had in years. I ordered the duck and it was also fantastic. The service was very professional, knowledgeable, and attentive. We never had an empty glass. They have a lengthy wine list and a nice variety of entrees, though not too many as to overwhelm. The lighting was quite dim, but suited us just fine as a couple. I could imagine my grandparents having trouble reading the menu in such low light, though. I also wouldn't recommend this restaurant for families with small children.
Overall, we were very pleased with our experience at the Pearl Cafe and I would recommend it to any couple for a nice dinner date!

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Bern (Montana)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2014

The Pearl Cafe is consistently excellent. It offers a quiet, inviting place, free of windows and outside distractions, where you and your partner and/or friends can share dinner and converse. The menu offers sufficient, but not excessive, choices. Dinners are expertly prepared and presented without pretense. Over the years, my wife and I continue to regard The Pearl Cafe as our favorite Missoula restaurant.

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frontstreetneighbor (Montana)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2014

Pearl Café ALWAYs delivers. We have never had a bad meal, or bad service, which seems to be the white whale of Missoula restaurants. Here I am watching Practical Magic with my wife and I remember our anniversary dinner the other night was so special. The steaks are better than any other restaurant in Missoula. They are incomparable. The wine list is a true treat, and basically lays out deliciousness the same way Mount Sentinel and Pattee Canyon mountains silhouette sensually in the morning light.

I digress. And I think about going back. It is, and will be, ALL GOOD.

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OpenTable Diner (Montana)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2014

We eat here for most special occasions. Good food, service and atmosphere. Very nice restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Montana)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2014

This is always our restaurant of choice for a romantic and special occasion dinning experience. The waitress was not pleasant and service by her slow. This is not the usual case at the Pearl so I will just assume she was having a bad night. Do not hold this against the Pearl. All others were very pleasant.

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vipN515PR (Jackson Hole)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2014

Neighborhood gem on the quiet end of Front Street. Service is excellent...same wait staff has been there forever. Food is creative and nicely presented. Excellent wine list. Pricing screens the patrons, so no baseball cap wearing, mouth breathing gum chewers to be seen (this is a college town, after all).

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GratefulFoodie (Little Rock)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2014

It is so nice to have such a high quality restaurant here, and one that is capable of The Grand Gesture, which we experienced on Friday night. We left with a great feeling. Thank you, Pearl and staff.

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GardenGuardian (Montana)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2014

Excellent food made even better by attentive and knowlegeable service. Our go to place for a special evening out.

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Redbird (Montana)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2014

The Pearl has to be one of the top restaurants in Missoula.
The service was outstanding and the food was wonderful.

We will be going back again.

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Gary (Montana)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2014

The food atmosphere and ambiance make for a very pleasant dining experience. My girlfriend finds it romantic. The service is superb with well presented, tastefully prepared food.

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MontanaMark (Montana)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2014

We are consistently impressed by the delicious entrees, excellent service, splendid atmosphere, and overall wonderful experience. Thanks for another fantastic evening! We have gone to the Pearl Cafe countless times and have yet to be let down. The Pearl is an excellent choice for those seeking a guaranteed great night!

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vipRich (Montana)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2014

great service, great food. Great staff. Always a pleasure.

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