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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
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.
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!
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.
Four very different meals, 2 desserts and a beautifully fresh gazpacho...all excellent. Vegetables were farm fresh and perfectly prepared. Bison tenderloin was outstanding, as were the lamb and the sirloin steak. My wife is vegetarian and had many delicious options. The wine list is nice and the markups on bottles were very reasonable. Will definitely return next time we are in Missoula.
One of the most inventive, delicious meals we've had. In the old Florence Hotel which has been lovingly redone and appears to be Arte Deco. We started with the scallop appetizer which was perhaps the best combination of flavors and presentation we've ever had. We also had the beet salad which was mixed greens, lightly dressed with a "nest" of crispy, hair like beets on top. They were a little salty and greatly added to the salad. I had bison and it was very good. My wife had salmon which replaced the Halibut and lived it too. We finished with beignets with a rhubarb puree and they were awesome too. You have to love any restaurant who has Merry Edwards pinot noir on their wine list. Service was excellent. A great and leisurely evening.
Missoula was our entry and exit point for a week long trip to Glacier. We had such a great meal on the Saturday of our arrival that we ended our week at Red Bird the following Friday. The staff is engaged, the menu appealing and flavorful and the wine and beer list ... fantastic!
Looking forward to our next trip!
Our meal at Red Bird is one of the best meals I have had, every course was delicious and well crafted. The menu highlighted lovely seasonal and local food items. The service was great and they were able to accommodate my dietary restriction (little to no cow-dairy). The space was uniqur and perfect for a date night.
Lovely music and atmosphere in the back restaurant area.
Our hostess was great, I wish she had been our server... extremely personable.
Our server apologetically admitted that the specials that night were too detailed to remember so she laid the specials menu card down on the table and had us read it. She also couldn't offer any insight into the bubbly we were curious about but was very quick to get us a sample. I appreciated that effort.
We ordered the charcuterie app and it was fun to eat. The mustardo really punched it up for a classic appetizer plate. Our entrees were well executed and so fresh and beautiful with the edible flower garnish. I had the halibut but it was last minute changed to King Salmon due to being out of the halibut and my date had the chicken special.
Overall, very yummy but we didn't have knowledgeable or engaged service.
What a FABULOUS restaurant!!! While on vacation in Montana, we came one night and made it the goal to return for one ore outstanding meal prior to flying back to Ohio! The chef's wife (and co-owner) could not have been more kind and friendly with the entire family throughout both evenings. The food was exceptional (the lamb is out of this world!) and the flavors so complimentary. The Vegetarian dish was the best I have ever had and the Chicken Marsala was melt-in-your-mouth, along with the steak and fish!! The wait-staff is just as exceptional as the food, and we all agreed that we would trust the chef to serve us sight-unseen any dish and we know we would just love it. We are sorry that we live so far away but know that we will be back! Missoula is very luck to have you!!
Lovely dinner, as always, with thoughtful service and attention. The menu is varied and creative, with careful attention to detail. For example, the tempura-battered squash blossom atop a cold squash soup was perfectly prepared and delicious. The wine and beer offerings are also extensive and excellent.
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!
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