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About Red Bird - Montana

Red Bird Restaurant severs eclectic local cuisine with flair. Red Bird Restaurant is opened for intimate evening dining in dramatic architectural surroundings with an art nouveau feel. The Restaurant strives for sustainability and serves local meats, handmade pastas, sustainable fresh seafood & delectable desserts. Our menus change frequently to reflect the wide variety of seasonal foods available regionally. The Wine Bar has over 25 wines by the glass and an extensive representation of Northwest Wines. The Wine bar offers enticing appetizers, fresh salads, artisan sandwiches and petite entrees. Monday night is live music night in the Wine Bar. Come join us at Red Bird and taste what grows under the Big Sky.

111 N. Higgins Suite 100
Missoula, MT 59802
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 Pm - 9:30 Pm

Cross Street:
Front

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(406) 549-2906

Website:
http://www.redbirdrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
We are located in the historic Florence Hotel Building which is on the corner of Higgins and Front Street. There is parking on Higgins and Front Street with a parking garage on Main street which is half a block away.

Public Transit:
Public Transportation is available to the downtown area in which we are located.

Executive Chef:
Jim Tracey

Private Party Facilities:
We offer private dining on Sundays and Mondays in the restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
Laura: (406) 549-2906

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Red Bird - Montana Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.4

service

4.5

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4.5

value

4.1

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Romantic (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Casual (8)
Healthy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Business Meals (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Boise)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I had dinner here on a Thursday night. We were seated in what appeared to be the quiet dining room after walking through the wine bar area which looked fun and inviting. My husband started off with a roasted beet salad that he raved about. I had roasted pepper bisque which was really good. For entree I had a small tenderloin with fried leeks, asparagus, and mashed potatoes. My husband had a boneless pork chop with farro. Both entrees were very good.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Montana)·Dined 6 days ago

Red Bird is the best restaurant in town. Dining room is fancier, in terms of decor, the wine bar more casual. Are you still here?! Go on! Go!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

We had never been to the Red Bird and were very excited about trying it out for Valentine's Day. We had reservations made over a month in advance and had to wait almost 30 minutes past our reservation time to be sat. I decided to go to the host stand and check on our table and the host was very receptive and pleasant and we were sat shortly after that. We were taken to the dining area as opposed to the bar and it was beautiful, a very wonderful atmosphere. After that, our service was very disappointing. Our server stopped by our table as minimally as possible. I had to flag people down to get my water glass filled and to get another beverage. We were not offered a desert menu but had to ask for one after he dropped our check off. The food was sub-par, I got the chicken marsala which was pretty flavorless and my husband got the lamb which he was not a fan of. I know this was Valentine's Day and they were very busy but I still expect good service and tasty food at a restaraunt of the caliber.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

This is specific to dinner on 2-13. Usually Red Bird's food is a little more inspired. This time it was underseasoned and the plating did nothing for inspiration. Imagine a piece of brown meat placed in the middle of brown grains - that's it - no greens, nothing else. I've found that the bar food is usually better than the main restaurant. Pump it up a bit!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Montana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Red Bird offers excellent and unusual entrees that are artistically presented and delicious. The service was outstanding. The restaurant is located in an historic building and offers a beautiful dining area for special occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Montana)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Red Bird is very wonderdul. Its generally quietish with the exception of larger groups who tend to be louder, but its still perfect. The food is amazing, and local. I highly recommend Red Bird for any kind of celebration. It is also very worth the money I paid, and i also recommend saving room for desert, which was also absolutely delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Montana)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Lovely Evening!
Exceptional Service
Beautiful presentation of each course!
Definitely will return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Montana)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Another outstanding meal made with fresh local food. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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 (Montana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful, as usual. Our favorite restaurant for special nights out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Casual, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Montana)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The Black Cod was just OK, a little fishy. the accompaniment was a little dry and not very warm in temperature.

I had the Eggplant dish previously which was absolutely excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montana)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I thought the decor was beautiful. The food was definitely wonderful. I felt the restaurant was too brightly lit to be considered romantic. The can lights on ceiling detracted from the ambient chandelier and sconces and negated the candle light. I would turn the can lights off and then the beautiful chandelier and candlelight would really shine. Just my humble opinion. Thought the food was outstanding and service was top notch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very comfortable and quiet with delicious fresh, local and innovative cuisine. The service was excellent and we will return. We only ate apps and desserts. Looking forward to main dishes

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Seasonal, Organic
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 (Montana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was our first visit to the Red Bird and over all I was not disappointed. The beet salad was tasty but I probably wouldn't order it again. The bison sirloin was tasty but more on the rare side as opposed to the medium I had ordered. The potatoes were nothing spectacular and my husband's albacore was not as presentable as it should have been. Wilted kale should not be served with anything. The tomato and potato soup was to absolutely die for and is worth the experience alone. The service was excellent and the ambiance was very nice and relaxing. The dessert and coffee were delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I love the Red Bird wine bar but this was the first time I had eaten in the dining room. The waitress was superb. Very friendly, helpful and great service. The food was lovely. The wine was perfect! The ambience is very nice. Beautifully decorated. Quiet so you can have a conversation. I was very impressed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Montana)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food and menu. Extensive wine menu. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet evening with friends and family.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was great, good service. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Montana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I love this restaurant. It has a romantic atmosphere. The food presentation was exquisite. For a starter we had the beet salad, the flavor combination was amazing. I had the Chicken Marsala which was one of the best entrees I'be had in awhile. It's a great place to eat. I can't wait until my next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Montana)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Tasty, creative cuisine. The owner was very accommodating when they didn't have several wines we were interested in and came up with a tasty alternative.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Montana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We went to Red Bird for our 4th anniversary because we had gone for our first anniversary three years prior and had a great experience. The ambience and environment were nice. Our waiter was friendly enough but didn't make any attempts at talking with us or inquiring about our special occasion. The menu options were quite bland compared to the last time we were there, and nothing sounded all that appetizing. We decided to order the cheese platter, only to find out that they were out of the cheese, so we could only get the meats. The meat platter was not incredibly exciting and we only enjoyed 1 out of the 3 meats. I ended up ordering the chicken Marsala, which was bland and unexciting. My partner ordered the steak, which was good but nothing special. Overall we were bummed to pay $100 for a meal that neither of us really liked.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Montana)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Thanks we had a great meal with our wine. Wonderful server

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Our waitress was great. She was always their just when we needed her. And the food was delicious. Sorry can't remember the name. My husband had salmon and I had chicken

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Montana)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This was absolutely disappointing.
Our waitress had NO charisma.
They were out of menu items, out of the wine we wanted. Then, the waitress suggested something "cheaper" (her words)
Stale bread, crappy bread with very average fondue.
Over salted food.
Garish interior with NO windows.
We indicated it was a special birthday when we made the reso. We also told the waitress. She could not have cared less. No free dessert, no enthusiasm at all.
$280 for six of us.
I will never return to this restaurant, and I will NEVER recommend it to anyone.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I took my wife for our anniversary. The food was amazing but the service really lacked. For a fine dining restaurant you would expect the service to be much better.

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 (Montana)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Took us 5 minutes of standing at the entrance before someone noticed and seated us. We then waited 15 minutes with no server and finally asked the first employee that walked by if he could help us. He was very friendly and gave us a free appetizer for our wait. Food was great but came out a little cold. Overall this is a great restaurant but someone obviously dropped the ball or they were having an off day. Will go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved the food so much , went two nights in a row. Wine bar area trendy, good when eating solo. Dining room more quiet , great for quite conversation. I will be back !

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food and service were both good but surprisingly pedestrian.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We arrived a little early but still had to wait over 20 min past our pre-made reservation time. This wouldn't have been too bad except that the bartender didn't seem overly excited to serve us a couple glasses of wine while we waited in the lobby. Seems the bartender was from CA and was talking to a couple visiting from there so breaking the conversation to get service was difficult and was eventually done by the CA guests at the bar pointing out to the bartender that we were probably wanting service.
Our hostess was fairly friendly but seemed overly talkative with everyone but us. We noticed that as she seated other guests around us she was very interested in them...asking where they were from, if they were having a good time, if she could take their coats...we never had this courtesy.
Our server, Carl, seemed like we were really wasting his time and putting him out. Not friendly. Our meals took some time to get to us. Each course seemed to be drawn out a bit too long especially when we ordered dessert. We ordered one to share and asked for coffee to come with it. We noticed with everyone around us that had been seated after us getting very prompt service and each plate service in a timely manner. We got to the point where we were checking our watches...not a good sign. There was never a check back to let us know that it could be a few minutes, never asked if we wanted to order more wine or a beer. When our dessert was finally plopped down in front of us we didn't get our coffee and we never saw Carl again in order to even ask for it again until he came with the check. At that point we were just ready to go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was average and the service was average as well. The wine was overpriced.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Montana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food in a great ambiance at reasonable prices for what I would consider one of the higher end dining experiences in Missoula. Foodie enough...and yet still Missoula. Well done!

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 (Montana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We visit the restaurant a few times a year and our meals are always delicious, but this time both of our meals were not what we have come to expect. I had the beef special and the potatoes were tough and dry and my husband had the lamb dish and said that the cauliflower was also dry and not very flavorful.

The service was great as always and we really enjoy the atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Montana)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Redbird always has superb food and good service. There was a very loud gentleman a couple tables over who could be heard throughout the restaurant though. The acoustics aren't great for that, and I don't believe anyone on staff ever said anything to the gentleman.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

A great evening with innovative, creative cuisine . A great space for a comfortable meal and warm atmosphere. Our server was informed and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Organic, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Montana)·Dined on October 5, 2017

could not have shosen a better restaurant to cerlebrate our anniversary.
The servies was superb, ambiance divine and the food was out of this world!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The wait staff seemed disorganized, but were very nice. No one checked our water after our food was served. Matinee was okay, a little grisly. The potatoes were not even close to being cooked

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 (Montana)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at Red Bird prior to going to a concert at the Wilma. We sat in the dining room. The atmosphere is relaxing and quiet with funky decor. The food was excellent with reasonable prices. Location is ideal for an evening out on the town in MIssoula.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We are beer geeks so the exotic and extensive beer menu always draws us in. Not many restaurants have Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier. The food, service and ambiance is also excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Montana)·Dined on September 21, 2017

No wonder this restaurant has a great reputation. We finally got to eat here. Excellent all the way around. We appreciated the quiet, comfortable ambience. The food was extraordinary. And I can't stop thinking about the delicious fondue! Hope we get a chance to dine here again soon.

Tags: Great Beer, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Montana)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We always enjoy our meals and experience at The Red Bird. Love that many of the ingredients are local and what they do with those ingredients is always delicious. I feel special and pampered when I eat here. Good for a casual meal with friends in the bar or a special romantic dinner in the main dining area. We will be back!

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Montana)·Dined on September 9, 2017

ONE OF THE TOP 3 PLACES TO EAT IN MISSOULA - SHOULD DEFINITELY BE ON EVERYONE'S LIST OF PLACES TO DINE. EXCELLENT.

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 (Montana)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very nice ambience, and comfortable atmosphere, yet elegant. Very retro motif, but not too tacky. Food was most excellent, with incredible flavor and texture. The server had great suggestions and the price was a pleasant surprise! Recommend for any special date.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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