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Emerson Grill

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207 W Olive St, Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT 59715-4688
+1 406-586-5247
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 13:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bozeman, Montana
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

The outdoor seating for Emerson Grill is under a large pine tree canopy on the back Corner of the Emerson building. The weather was perfect. The food was Yummy. My daughter is a vegan and they did their best to create a yummy flatbread pizza option for her.' We would definitely go back.

Thank Susan F
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Food is always good. Menu always fresh and specials are always intriguing. Little cramped on space, but feels like an Italian cafe.

Thank jayebird
Detroit, MI
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Our first night was highlighted by delectable dinner set under huge evergreen tree one block from downtown. Caroline was a charming and gracious hostess, Jim our server directed us to a delicious reasonably priced Rioja that enhanced our fantastic meal. Grilled calamari, gently seasoned, mouthwatering grilled tuna and coq au vin main courses melted in our mouths were the culinary... More 

Thank dashgold
Bozeman, Montana
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272 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

This is a small restaurant inside the Emerson Cultural Center. Good idea to have reservations. We walked in early in the evening and were lucky to get a table. I had the Carbonara with Fettuccine. It was OK, I took it home and added more butter and it was better. My husband had the spaghetti and Meatballs and was very... More 

Thank DMTNHTravelers
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

Somehow when you pay top dollar for a "dining experience" you expect top service. The waitstaff was surprisingly less attentive than they should have been at 6:00 p.m. Only three tables were occupied and the waitstaff tended to hang out closer to the bar and the door. We had two salads - the one with the goat cheese bruschetta and... More 

Thank travelermt22
Sebastopol, California
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139 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

I try to leave NorCal food expectations at home, but readers should know I travel with high hopes for a good meal. Emerson's menu offers nicely varied options leaning towards Northern Italian focus, often using local organic produce & meats. Surprisingly good wine selection, impeccable service in a warm pleasant setting. Food was a bit generic - one could find... More 

Thank Don L
Bozeman, Montana
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

Service and food are great. Nice cozy winter place for dinner. The only distractor is the menu need to be changed. It has been the same since I can remember, many years. I have had about ever thing on it, so please have about a major change or addition.

Thank moffit2014
Bozeman, Montana
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

We had a salad special with turnip, arugula, beet, and medallions of fried goat cheese with a citrus fennel viniagrette that was excellent. I greatly enjoyed the scallop appetizer but the calamari appetizer was too oily (it was cooked but not fried or breaded). Good service and a good wine list.

Thank Tiffany K
Cleveland, oh
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

We lucked into a last-minute reservation here on a busy night. Our server was excellent, very friendly in spite of the hectic atmosphere. Highly recommend the pizzas - they are large enough to share between 2-4 people! We also found a good wine to enjoy (no liquor, just beer/wine). This restaurant is in a neat old building with an art... More 

Thank sr_shee
Truckee, California, United States
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

well cooked meat, interesting salads and appetizers, fresh food, great flavors, and a very good offering of wine. The outdoor seating is charming and the service was excellent, the prices were high but they were on par with the quality of the restaurant.

Thank WWTreesh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 W Olive St, Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT 59715-4688
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
  • Phone Number: +1 406-586-5247
Fabulous Food. Reallly good wine list. A local told me about it when we were looking at universities for son. Hope my son choses MSU!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?