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Reviewed 10 September 2023

Fun dinner spot for our family of 11. Good service, with the right level of informality and a great setting and view just out on the patio.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding food and service. Sincere thanks to Chef Jason and to our server Jen for taking such good care of my father and me. Dinner each night was the highlight of our 3 night stay at the Yellowstone Valley Lodge.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

EXCELLENT all around - food, service and location. We had the Carpaccio appetizer that was fresh and unique, my husband and son both got the short rib that was tender, flavorful and enough food for lunch the following day. The mushroom pasta and the burger...were also excellent, and nothing could compare to cocktails around the fire pit listening to and viewing the Yellowstone River. Beautiful location!!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

The menu is really different and varied. Nice patio overlooking beautiful scenery. We received attentive service.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2022 via mobile

We were staying at the Yellowstone Valley Lodge a few nights and decided to make reservations for the grill on our first night. So glad we did! It was one of the best meals I have ever had! 3 weeks since we have returned home...and I am still thinking of that fantastic meal. I love restaurants that are true to farm to fork and this place is definitely authentic in that. Our server, Sage was also amazing and very personable. We enjoyed talking to her. The place is small so reservations recommended and the quality of the food is out of this world.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 September 2022

My husband and I ate at this restaurant while staying at the Yellowstone Valley Lodge, which itself rated 5 stars. However, this restaurant is not really enjoyable. The food, what there is of it, is very good. The menu consists of a bunch of small...disconnected dishes which add up to a very expensive meal. The menu is more suited to people who want to spend 2 to 3 hours drinking wine and eating occasionally than to people who would like a normal dinner with protein and vegetables for a mid range price. I gave the restaurant 3 stars because the food that we did have was good, but the experience was really 1 star. We would stay at the lodge again, but we would not eat at this restaurant again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 September 2022

We ate here three days in a row. Our service from Sage and Morgan was excellent. They were informed, friendly and helpful. They guided us through the menu. Over the course of our visit, we were able to try just about everything on the menu....Everything was good, but we especially liked the prawn toast, chicken and lamb dishes. Don’t judge this book by its cover! Amazing dishes are coming out of a tiny little kitchen! Our favorite desserts were Frozen Blueberry Cobbler and Sweet Strawberry Cake. The chef is doing innovative, interesting and delicious things here in Emigrant, Montana. Don’t miss it!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022

Make sure to sit on the covered patio as the inside is bland. The restaurant sits above the Yellowstone River with the mountains as the backdrop. The food is creative although pricey due to the number of dishes you are likely to consume. Kind of...a modified tapas style. Good wine and beer list. We had great service.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 August 2022 via mobile

The chef at this restaurant serves 5 star meals. It was absolutely delicious and we loved EVERYTHING we ate. The atmosphere is beyond compare.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 July 2022 via mobile

The scenery is everything. As another reviewer said, they give speeches about how they are a sharing restaurant. And want you to order multiple dishes. I said we don’t want to share. Then the waitress comes over and says the same speech - we are...a sharing restaurant. I said we don’t want to share. Portions are very very small. Food is mediocre. Service is terrible. My tiny piece of fish was cold. There were six in our party. One person asked for bread. I said yes I would like bread. She didn’t ask if anyone else would like bread. She comes back and says they are working on the bread. After the meal was over she brings two rolls on two plates. Only the two who asked for a roll got one. Again, the scenery is beautiful and worth it. The restaurant is one of the worst we’ve ever been to. Did I mention the bugs? Ants crawling all over our table. Multiple bugs flying around our table. The doors were open to the outside but still-ants on the table?!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 15 July 2022

Yet another chef who comes into a great restaurant that has been around for years and changes everything! Hello! We are Montana and not California. None of the old favorites are to be found anyone on the menu. In their place are tapas style choices...that are not even good. The salads....so far overdressed that you lose taste of any of the underlying ingredients. A $71 steak? Give me a break. Animal cheeks...I guess if you are into them, OK. A burger described with "American cheese"! Velveeta? Kraft singles? The former menu was so good and so down to earth. The wine prices are jacked up so much higher. And for dessert, gone is the famous huckleberry ice cream. In its place is a pasty sorbet of strawberries and almonds, among a few others. The scenery is gorgeous still; you can't ruin that. And to end on a positive note, the chicken dish was really the only good thing at our table. We were regulars and now we certainly will not return. Too bad.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 July 2022 via mobile

My husband said, if he was sent to prison had a last meal, it would be here. 😂 Just an amazing restaurant. Morgan took such good care of us, shepherding us through the menu to create the perfect evening. The view was beyond words. It...was pouring outside as we sat with all the windows open having our dinner. I’m very memorable experience. And the food? Absolutely amazing.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022

On the pro side: the hamburger entrée and the 1/2 chicken entrée were good. Also, the vegetable side dishes were beautiful, tasty, and creative. The setting on a covered patio was beautiful and the view toward the river and mountains lovely. . On the con...side, beware very small portions. Most entrees were tapas sized, not enough for a dinner. To make matters worse, the waitress strongly urged us (scolded us) to share these tiny entrees with everyone at the table, leaving not much to eat. So ridiculous, almost comical except that the meal was very expensive. The service was very slow, long wait to get the bill. The Lodge provided a free breakfast in this dining area that was excellent. Dinner was very strange.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022 via mobile

The cabins are beautiful and beds comfortable, the view is awesome on the the river,decks on the back of cabin.the grill was very unique with many choices,and Morgan was wonderful our server.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022

New Chef and Menu. After many seasons of dining in this establishment, we found the menu to be nothing like the past menu and Very Disappointing.😔

Date of visit: April 2022
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The Grill is open Tuesday thru Sunday and Wednesday thru Sunday in October. We look forward to your visit!
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