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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
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.
This was my second time dining at The Red Bird. Both times were very enjoyable, with great service, and creative plate options. Our server also provided excellent recommendations for wine paring. I would dine here again. My one critique is that both times I found my meals to be slightly over salted. Apart from this, I love everything about this venue.
I've eaten at Red Bird over a dozen times since living in Missoula and consider it to be our finest restaurant. The preparation, service, ambiance, and food quality were all amazing, as usual. Laura goes out of her way to ensure that guests have an excellent experience. She even recommended taking home the banana cream tart for dessert (we were too full to eat it there) and it was phenomenal. Wonderful as always!
Great wine list. Fair pricing too. Not the most prompt service. We were one of three tables and waited more than 15 minutes to be acknowledged. The waygu ribeye was cooked correctly, but was tough and chewy. Not what I expect from American Kobe. The beet salad was, however, fantastic! My wife's bison filet was overcooked and under seasoned. Our guests lamb chops were way undercooked. The décor is a bit dated feeling, compared to the adjacent bar area, which was hip and modern. The bar menu differs from the main menu. I think next time I'll try the bar area, which was much more crowded and buzzing with locals having a great time.
Every time I go to Red Bird restaurant, I am reminded what a truly great option it is for fine dining. The location is great, the food is always good, service is stellar, and there is always something interesting going on. Thanks for being a fabulous big city dining option in little ole' Missoula!
We love Red Bird! It is unpretentious although beautiful, delicious food that is innovative. They use local, fresh product and the wine list is extensive. It has a lovely more formal dining room or you can eat in the front which is a more casual, cafe menu and vibe.
I love the beautiful decor and intimate dining experience of the Red Bird. The food is always amazing and innovative. The attention to detail and presentation is elegant and thoughtful. The local bison is not to missed, but the six at the table agreed the lamb, chicken and salmon dishes were all spectacular as well.
One of the most expensive restaurants in Missoula, and yet unremarkable aside from its location in the historic Florence Hotel building. There are better options in similar gastronomic categories, with better atmosphere, service, and menus at 20-25% lower prices. This is mediocrity for people with too much money.
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