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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Beautiful presentation of each course!
Definitely will return!
Another outstanding meal made with fresh local food. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.
Wonderful, as usual. Our favorite restaurant for special nights out.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Great food and menu. Extensive wine menu. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet evening with friends and family.
Food was great, good service. Will definitely be back.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks we had a great meal with our wine. Wonderful server
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
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.
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.
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.
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 !
The food and service were both good but surprisingly pedestrian.
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.
The food was average and the service was average as well. The wine was overpriced.
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!
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.