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Westward Social

4.2
4.2
45 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Westward Social is a craft cocktail bar catering to après guests who are looking for a fun and energetic atmosphere after a day on the mountain. Serving signature craft cocktails, local microbrews and wines. Guests will find a lively space including outdoor patio seating to enjoy both the stellar view of Lone Peak as well as the excitement of the village atmosphere.

A unique contemporary Americana menu features items that are focused on communal, sharing, and exciting small plates. It’s upscale casual, fun, après focused.



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2 people

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, International

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Dinner
    Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (406) 995-5723

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brendan Burke

  • Neighborhood

    Big Sky

  • Cross street

    Located in The Exchange building at the base of the mountain

  • Parking details

    Free lot located at the bottom of the resort.

  • Public transit

    Bus stop located right outside The Exchange building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Snacks, Greens & Vegetables

    Snacks

    • The Social Board$25.00

      Salami, prosciutto, bleu cheese, goat cheese, sharp cheddar, dijon, pickles, grapes, crackers

      • Crispy Fried Oysters$18.00

        Hot honey, huckleberry mignonette

        • Cheese Beignets$13.00

          Shaved parmesan, truffle oil

          • Crispy Hash Browns$16.00

            Salmon roe, seasoned sour cream, dill

            • Potato Jo Jos$8.00

              Curry mayonnaise, toasted walnuts, cilantro

              • Smoked Trout Dip$14.00

                Cream cheese, parsley, grilled sourdough

                Greens and Vegetables

                • Roasted Carrots$15.00

                  Black pepper yogurt, pepitas, gremolata

                  • Beet Carpaccio$15.00

                    Goat cheese, arugula, balsamic, bread crumbs

                    • Kale Salad$15.00

                      Roasted squash, parsnip, pickled cranberries, apple cider vinaigrette

                      • Baby Lettuce$15.00

                        Granny smith apple, bleu cheese, pickled cherry, toasted walnuts, dijon vinaigrette

                        Soups, Entrees & Sandwiches

                          Soups

                          • Sweet Corn & Crab$15.00

                            Roasted corn, coconut milk, basil, dill, chili oil

                            • Celery Root & Parsnip$16.00

                              Sautéed kale, roasted walnut, truffle oil

                              Entrees

                              • Crispy Angus Beef Short Rib$34.00

                                Sautéed mushroom & cabbage, sweet onion gravy

                                • Grilled King Salmon$29.00

                                  Roasted corn, coconut curry, arugula, basil, dill

                                  • Smoked Pork Shank$28.00

                                    Braised collards, crispy polenta, sunny side egg, hot honey

                                    • Papardelle$24.00

                                      Winter squash, brown butter, parmesan cheese, pepitas, sage

                                      Sandwiches

                                      Choice of fries or side salad

                                      • Smokin' Joe$21.00

                                        Sloppy joe, american cheese, pickles, sesame bun

                                        • Bison Patty Melt$18.00

                                          Bleu cheese, caramelized onion, arugula, rye bread

                                          • Oyster Po' Boy$21.00

                                            Coleslaw, horseradish remoulade, hoagie bun

                                            • Wagyu Brat$17.00

                                              Sauerkraut, swiss cheese, russian dressing, hot dog bun

                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                              What 45 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                              4.2
                                              4.2 based on all time ratings
                                              • 4.1Food
                                              • 4.3Service
                                              • 4.2Ambience
                                              • 3.8Value

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                                              1. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dallas

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Casey is the best server we’ve ever had! Not only is the food amazing, his energy is awesome!!!

                                              2. L

                                                Lordgin

                                                Inactiveville

                                                227 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                227 reviews

                                                Dined on December 20, 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Westward Social is a very good restaurant with great service and a modern menu with delicious food. Some of the highlights are their salads which makes the restaurant a refreshing change after days of delicious meat eating meals elsewhere. The chili was excellent as well but the ribs were a bit tough and an overabundance of spice. The wait staff is excellent, very friendly and attentive. Overall a great place for wonderful food.

                                              3. v

                                                vacationplannerk

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 14, 2021

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                They're not open right now so don't make a reservation. Not sure why reservations are even an option

                                              4. BS

                                                BradS

                                                Minneapolis

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 22, 2021

                                                overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                Way too understaffed. Food was mediocre for the price.

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Seattle

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 16, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great evening!

                                              6. SU

                                                SUPgirl18

                                                E. Tennessee

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on August 9, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Good food! Appetizer- short ribs, then a Broccolini salad and a Tri-tip sandwich w/the best curly fries ever!! Pleasant atmosphere, although a little hard to hear, but a happy place to be. Our waitress was nice and did a great job.

                                              7. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Orlando

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on August 1, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great resturaunt and good food

                                              8. h

                                                heathers

                                                Birmingham

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on July 19, 2021

                                                overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                Trying to get back up and running after COVID I think. Out of a lot of things. Small menu. Charcuterie board was tiny with very little on it for $25. Views and service were good.

                                              9. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on July 12, 2021

                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                Tri tip sandwich was very good, didn't eat much of my curly fries they were a little on the "sat on the plate for too long". Service from the wait staff could've been better. Overall experience was okay.

                                              10. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Chicago

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on July 5, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great server and vibe. Really good food- the kids Mac was a hit, scallops and Cornish hen were good for mom and dad. I would go back for the cheese beignets alone.

                                              11. SC

                                                SCP2013

                                                Los Angeles

                                                187 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                187 reviews

                                                Dined on June 28, 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Great fritters and wonderful pasta

                                              12. D

                                                Dave

                                                Portland

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on June 19, 2021

                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                The food was good. Portions are small for the cost. Service was ok but not great.

                                              13. m

                                                micheleo

                                                Pittsburgh

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on April 1, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was outstanding and the service was amazing. We haven’t eaten out much during COVID but saw the spaced out tables, read and heard positive reviews, and decided to give it a try. Everything was fantastic. We have a seat close to the bar. We found out at the end of the meal that our server was the general manager. She was terrific. We tried the cheese beignets, smoked trout dip and kale salad for starters. Each one was delicious and loved by all 4 of us. For our main courses, we split the short ribs, salmon and brisket sandwich. All were outstanding and the portions were perfect to large. Dessert was very good - chocolate cake - but our least favorite item. Highly recommend. We felt very safe during COVID times and have debated a return for a second dinner during our stay in Big Sky.

                                              14. TL

                                                TamiL

                                                Seattle

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on March 27, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Fabulous place! The corn clam soup is wonderful! It is a bit SPICY. The hot cocktail drinks were amazing! Service was great! Awesome TVs to watch many games at the same time. The salads are HUGE!

                                              15. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Sacramento

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 25, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Food was fantastic. I would love the smoked pork shank w polenta and greens recipe.

                                              16. S

                                                Skovacsnj

                                                Montana

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on March 18, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great Food, excellent service. Felt very comfortable with seating arrangement. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Very nice dining experience.

                                              17. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Jacksonville

                                                4 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on March 14, 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                Menu was a little odd and not kid friendly. Add a burger and chicken fingers and all is good.

                                              18. CS

                                                CarmenS

                                                Salt Lake City

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on March 13, 2021

                                                overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                Our group's experience mirrored the reviews we had read prior - mixed! It was OK in a pinch - staff was friendly, food was fine - some things definitely better than others. I wouldn't make a huge point of going here but it's fine if it's what's available!

                                              19. PW

                                                PamelaW

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on March 11, 2021

                                                overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                very noisy and not much selection for dinner. portions small

                                              20. J

                                                Jcoop

                                                Atlanta

                                                15 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on March 5, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great location and cool venue! Would go again if back at Big Sky. Great food!

                                              21. HD

                                                HilaryD

                                                Los Angeles

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on February 26, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Delicious and plentiful charcuterie board on adorable buffalo platter. Good cocktails.

                                              22. s

                                                sydneys

                                                Seattle

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on February 18, 2021

                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                We had the fried oysters to start - very good (1 or two enough per person because they are big and rich) Had the roasted carrots with yogurt and pesto and will try at home it was so good. And the green salad was delicious with apples and blue cheese (they cut the apples in nice little slices instead of big chunks. The vinaigrette tasted homemade and they didn’t over dress. Also loved the parpadele pasta. Again, it’s rich in flavor too and could be split. Overall- best meal we had in Big Sky.

                                              23. SF

                                                SlyFox

                                                New York Area

                                                13 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                13 reviews

                                                Dined on February 13, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Excellent food, service and next to the slopes.

                                                Westward SocialResponded on February 15, 2021

                                                Thank you SlyFox!! come visit us again soon!

                                              24. S

                                                Seafoodie

                                                New York Area

                                                9 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on February 11, 2021

                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                Very attractive dining room with great atmosphere. Trout dip was a bit bland but the salmon was tasty. A dining companion really enjoyed the pork shank. Was an unpleasant surprise to find that adding salmon to my salad had more than doubled the price from $15 to $33.

                                                Westward SocialResponded on February 15, 2021

                                                Seafoodie- thank you for the 5 star review. The Ora King Salmon portion added to the salad, is identical to the entree portion. We don't list additions on the menu, but are always happy to modify to a guest request.

                                              25. MC

                                                MCCFoodie

                                                New York Area

                                                16 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on February 6, 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                A very nice time with friends

                                              26. K

                                                Kirchners

                                                San Diego

                                                38 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                38 reviews

                                                Dined on February 5, 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Ate lunch during our last day skiing at Big Sky. Wanted something with controlled crowding vs the food hall. We ate here last year and was really good. I remember having a fried chicken sandwich that was very tasty, however that was no longer on the menu. We both had the bison patty melt. The meat was very tender and not over cooked. There was a bit too much blue cheese for my liking, but easily remedied by scraping some off. Fries were good but could have been crispier. They were not fresh out of the fryer. It was a really busy place. Big Sky limits day tickets but not pass holders, so on a powder day it’s packed on and off the slopes. We were able to make a reservation that morning. Also the tables are spaced, however they have poor exterior door placement, every time it opens to go to the patio the whole dining room gets cold. We were unfortunately seated right next to it, so freezing cold draft every time.

                                              27. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Minneapolis

                                                4 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on January 31, 2021

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                Our noodles were not homemade as expected. Food was very average.

                                              28. AA

                                                AnneA

                                                Seattle

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on January 29, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We all loved our meals and the experience. Awesome cocktails and service!

                                                Westward SocialResponded on February 1, 2021

                                                Thank you for the review, and thrilled that you enjoyed it!

                                              29. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Atlanta

                                                20 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on January 23, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent service. Exceptional slope side dining. Freshly prepared salads, soups, and sandwiches. Kitchen was a little slow but we were able to relax and enjoy our drinks with the beautiful view of Lone Peak. We will be back by this ski trip.

                                              30. PM

                                                PeggyM

                                                Montana

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on January 3, 2021

                                                overall2food3service3ambience3

                                                Service was slow, food was even slower. Much of the food was cold by the time it arrived at our table.

                                              31. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Vancouver

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on January 1, 2021

                                                overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                Service was horrible, could only get a bowl of soup, could not get cup, could not get olives on a stir stick, the olives were dumped in the bottom of my drink.. Value for price was not there

                                                Westward SocialResponded on January 4, 2021

                                                We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience at Westward Social. You are correct that our menu only includes bowls of soup, and not cups as they are house made by our chef daily with several components involved in their preparation and presentation.

                                              32. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Montana

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on January 1, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was great.

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on December 28, 2020

                                                overall1food4service3ambience1

                                                We would have been warmer sitting outside! They refused to close doors or make it warm enough in there... it was beyond freezing! My kids were shivering. All they need to do is close doors ! Move hostess stand into mall. They seemed very unhelpful . What a shame as menu and decor nice. I’ve been coming to big sky as a home owner for more than a decade and never been SO MISERABLE during a lunch. Typical Boyne though-the customers experience doesn’t natter!

                                                Westward SocialResponded on January 4, 2021

                                                We apologize for your experience, and sorry that you were cold while dining- unfortunately, our host stand is not able to move outside of the restaurant for many reasons. Although the doors to the restaurant open to the inside of the exchange building, we understand that can also get cold here on Lone Peak. Our staff should have offered to move you to a table away from the doors if you expressed to them your concerns.

                                              34. TK

                                                TanjaK

                                                Los Angeles

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on December 27, 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Dinner date with husband. The food and service was excellent. Had a cocktail from the menu and it exceeded expectations. Small, cozy place with delicious food.

                                                Westward SocialResponded on January 4, 2021

                                                Tanja, thrilled to hear dinner date with your husband was great. Certainly the company also made it exceptional!

                                              35. CD

                                                CrystalD

                                                Washington DC

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on December 26, 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Outstanding service and food. We ate here every day on the mountain.

                                                Westward SocialResponded on January 4, 2021

                                                Crystal, thank you for your review, and thrilled that you enjoyed dining with us.

                                              36. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Miami

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 23, 2020

                                                overall1food5service1ambience2

                                                My helmet and googles were stolen from the hangers at the entrance. That is not the restaurant’s fault but they said they would email to follow up and I didn’t receive an email just to say: We are sorry but could find the person that took it and left his rental instead.

                                              37. MD

                                                MichaelD

                                                San Diego

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on December 22, 2020

                                                overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                Kitchen lost our main course ticket. After lengthy delay food came cold on the one and burnt on the other. Dissatisfied.

                                                Westward SocialResponded on January 4, 2021

                                                Michael, sorry to hear of the mistakes that lead to your dissatisfaction. If you would be so kind as to email us directly at westwardsocial@bigskyresort we would like to get more information about your experience in order to better coach our team.

                                              38. C

                                                Cke30

                                                Grand Rapids

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                Slow service. Food not that good. Food cold. Not worth it

                                              39. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 18, 2020

                                                overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                When we sat at 7pm, our server informed us after looking at the menu which has limited number of entrees, they ran out of 2 of them, along with 1 appetizer and ran out of the soup of the day. Again, we sat at 7:00. Noticed people left as they were hoping to have burger on the menu. No daily specials. We had wings, scallops, elk, wedge salad and arugula with goat cheese salad, which were all very good. My elk entree was supposed to come with finger potatoes but they ran out of those too. If they had a couple more entrees added to their menu and did not run out of so much food, we would return for dinner. But I would return for lunch in hopes they had everything on their menu available. The restaurant looked very nice compared to the former occupant. And the staff were pleasant.

                                              40. SU

                                                SUPgirl18

                                                E. Tennessee

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fun atmosphere, beautiful decor, cozy feel, the noise level was a little high, but it’s a bar so expected that. Our food was cooked perfectly & tasted great! We had the Elk Tartar for an appetizer, then the Elk Flank w/roasted potato fingerlings & carrots for the main course. Wow! Really yummy!

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                              FAQs

                                              Westward Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (406) 995-5723.

                                              Westward Social is rated 4.2 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                              Google Map for Westward Social

                                              50 Big Sky Resort Rd Big Sky, MT 59716

                                              Dining areas

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                Located in The Exchange building at the base of the mountain

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Big Sky

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
                                                Dinner
                                                Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Contemporary American, International

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Resort Casual

                                              • Parking details

                                                Free lot located at the bottom of the resort.

                                              • Public transit

                                                Bus stop located right outside The Exchange building.

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Brendan Burke

                                              • Additional

                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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