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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.
Missoula, MT 59802
Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00 Pm - 9:30 Pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 Transportation is available to the downtown area in which we are located.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer private dining on Sundays and Mondays in the restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Laura: (406) 549-2906
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Red Bird - Montana Ratings and Reviews
We were on vacation and so wanted to try the best restaurant in Missoula. The food at the Red Bird was outstanding. I had the roast duck kale salad and crab cakes and my husband had the lamb special for the evening (I believe a T-bone) with rice pilaf. All three dishes were delicious. The salad was large enough for two with a lot of roast duck. Could have become my full meal if needed. The crab cakes were all crabmeat unlike most restaurants that use a lot of breadcrumbs for binding. The lamb was perfectly done. We finished off with the trifle for dessert. The service was excellent. Our server Andrew was warm, courteous, answered any question we had regarding the menu and was delightful overall. I was glad we had a reservation as they are quite busy. They have a vibrant bar scene that extends beyond the dinner time and they were very busy when we left after 9:00 PM.
One of my finest dining experiences for all time. Came away feeling well cared for and superb quality food ingredients and interesting combinations. I am so intrigued with the beets. Missoula is so fortunate. We are still talking about what a great event it turned out to be.
My friend and I both had the Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut and it was truly the best halibut either of us had ever had - anywhere! The halibut was super fresh and moist, cooked perfectly and the buerre blanc was incredible. I never would have thought roasted root veggies (like beets) would go with halibut, but it was a fabulous combination.
The chilled carrot soup was yummy, with cilantro and a bit of heat as well. We had the beignets for dessert and they were good. (Next time, I would choose another dessert. They generally have really excellent desserts.)
Excellent, knowledgeable server too!
So glad we found Red Bird in a Google search! Every morsel was cooked perfectly and delicious. We ordered the scallops appetizer, beet salad, halibut and sirloin entrees, and the lemon berry ice for dessert. The dining room is beautiful and unique. Our service was amazing!
Trusting online reviews, I selected the location of this restaurant because the menu looked like it would satisfy the variety of people who were attending the dinner. It did not disappoint. The food was good and my only disappointment was the lack of any "special" call out as I had added a note to the reservation that it was a special occasion. The waiter didn't ask although commented that he has noted it was a special occasion when prompted. I'm not talking singing at the tableside but a quiet comment of congratulations would have been most appropriate.
Overall, food and service was very good. However, both my husband and I were disappointed in the lack of options for entrees, and found it weird that they offer a $13 burger and sandwich on an otherwise upscale menu. My husband ordered the beet salad and I the grilled octopus salad, and were disappointed that when the dishes came to the table we couldn't tell which was which. The beet salad was a salad with fried beets on top, and the octopus salad was a salad with a few pieces of sliced octopus-in my opinion, not how the dishes are described on the menu.
This was our first visit, even though we have been in the area for over 35 years. I had an impression that the Red Bird was more of a bar atmosphere, which was totally unfounded.
My wife and I prefer a more "fine dining " experience when we eat out. I have truly missed the boat by not dining here before! Excellent service. Great flavor. Creative menu choices. Plate presentation photo worthy. It is moderately expensive, but in our opinion worth it.
Though we had hesitation when we decided to go we were thoroughly pleased that we didn't back out. Service staff on all fronts were very courteous and engaging which we enjoy. From the Appetizers to the Dessert there was not one thing left on the plate. Loved they are working closely with the community and changing their menu as new opportunities arise for them. Atmosphere is pleasant and it was nice to hold a conversation without shouting. Decor was interesting and unlike most dining experiences town. Would love for them to establish a full bar menu instead of just beer and wine. Will be on our list this point forward of places to go.
I went with my two daughters. We were just wanting to have great food and some time to visit. Our server, Andrew, was friendly and very knowledgeable. We had the sausage appetizer which is made in house, the scallops, duck, pork trio, and chicken Marsala. Everything was fantastic! We also highly recommend the iced tea which is a special blend brewed in house!
The wine bar is busy and loud. Magic happens when you pass into the intimate dining room. It was amazing how a curtain at the entrance created a calm oasis.
Locally sourced food and creative combinations made for a great meal. Who knew root vegetables could be the highlight of a meal.
Must try the beet salad even if you don't think you like beets.
The food and service were wonderful. On the night we went, there was a loud birthday party in one part of the restaurant. So the noise level was high when we arrived. But our server allowed us to move to another table removed from the noise, which really helped. Highly recommend this place! And the wine bar/small plates menu is excellent, as well.
An absolutely beautiful experience from beginning to end. The wine list is expansive and the best of any restaurant in the area. The menu features high quality 'farm to table' offerings from local farmers with creative and inspiring flavors and presentations. Our server was prompt, friendly and very knowledgeable of the wine list and menu. The dining room offers intimate tables with candle light and tasteful but interesting decor. We had heard about the fondue with buffalo added and were advised that it was served in the lounge and from a separate kitchen. Our server was able to get it for us in the dining room and it was much appreciated. It was excellent and the bison was tender and not gamey at all. We were very comfortable and felt welcome.
The lounge area was packed and the ambiance was upscale casual with a bit of a hip vibe. Our next visit will be to the lounge as it looked like everyone was having a good time and we've heard the menu in there is excellent as well. It would be a great spot after work to meet friends and enjoy wine or a cocktail and a nosh. The beer selection is also very good and quite large.
As you can probably surmise, we highly recommend the Red Bird and enjoyed ourselves immensely.
This is one of the few restaurants in Missoula that is quiet enough to have an intimate conversation. The food is creative without being weird and there is enough variety to please most people. My steak was slightly tough, otherwise the food and service were excellent. The waiter very knowledgable about wines and very professional.
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