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Reviewed 13 December 2023 via mobile

This place is a no go. They’re billed as one of the best in town. Not. Dinners came out 30 minutes late then had to be sent back as the steaks arrived super rare - they were ordered medium rare. Back to the kitchen. Another...10 minutes. By the time I got what I ordered, my guests had finished their dinner. Waitress couldn’t handle being told the service was disappointing. Poor training. She didn’t seem to care whatsoever. This place needs service training in a bad way. Food was good when we finally got it. Service was a joke.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023 via mobile

This is the French bistrot seen from a Montana angle. Everything so good and fresh. I particularly enjoyed the ratatouille and the bison filet so tender and lean on a bed of parsnip puree.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

Gastronomic heaven, right here! If you want a foodie experience with amazing ambiance, this is the ticket!! Reservations required and get the wine flight to enhance. Petit filet the best I’ve ever had and the French onion soup top notch!!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 September 2022

Food & service outstanding, Every menu option delicious. Owner came by & gave us full story of restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

The 2nd Street Bistro is decorated with many tall candles with long dripping wax tails. They also have a votive candle near the entrance with the image of Saint Anthony of Bourdain whose alcohol fueled visit to Livingston brought attention to this restaurant. The food...here is excellent. Our four course $85 prix fix meal started with poached artichoke hearts for my lover, and a single duck egg ravioli topped with asparagus for me. The ravioli surprise was the filling was a bright yellow yolk still liquid like a poached egg. My second was an outstanding French onion soup with rich beef broth and my wife had a traditional and tasty Caesar salad made with an intact Romain lettuce leaf. She chose perfectly cooked lamb riblet and an entree while i select a Waygu beef steak thinly sliced. Dessert was an espresso martini for her and a cheese plate for me. The chef has some more adventurous selections on the monthly menu such as a tripe appetizer and a skate wing entree. Perhaps we would try something less traditional on a future visit. They have a large and fairly priced wine list with both French and domestic bottles. This is a special occasion restaurant with a civilized atmosphere, good service and great food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 12 November 2021

Michelin awards three stars to restaurants which are worth a journey and the Second Street Bistro is certainly very well worth a journey. In its current mode of operation it is only open for dinner and only open three days a week. Reservations are absolutely...essential. There is just one seating per table and so you have your table for the entire evening. The menu changes monthly and is four courses for $75. There are about four choices for each of the courses. We make the journey to the Bistro monthly and it has been absolutely superb each time in terms of food, ambience, and service. Some years ago Anthony Bourdain visited the Bistro, gave it an excellent review and featured it on his television show. It’s even better now. We have dined in fine restaurants all over the world and the Second Street Bistro is equal to the best of them.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 28 September 2021

The food is excellent with ultra fresh and unique choices. The interior fits perfectly with the vibe of the place. If you make it to Livingston this is the place but get a reservation in advance.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 September 2021

5 star dining experience. Excellent/attentive staff, delicious food, we loved the Chef/Owner and his stories about his restaurant. A must when visiting Livingston!!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 8 September 2021

Went on our annual fishing trip, with six friends. Found Second Street Bistro. Spent 3 hours, enjoying and unpressured great dining experience. Rabbit, Elk, Beef, Duck, we had it all. Our Server, Rihana, was the BEST. Knew the menu, and gave great suggestions. We will...definately be back if we get back to Livingston. I'd give 10 stars if I could.....More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

This was such a lovely, relaxing evening. A well made cocktail and a nice wine list at reasonable prices. The 4 course tasting menu is now $70 per person and worth every penny. All the vegetables on the summer menu are from the restaurant’s own...garden! The menu changes monthly. When you book a table, it is yours for the whole evening which was lovely. There was time to relax between each course and enjoy the atmosphere, service was attentive and friendly. The soups (borscht and French onion) were extraordinary- the beef broth in the onion soup to die for. All the food was lovely, carefully presented and delicious. Be sure to make your reservation well ahead as the restaurant is only open a few days each week. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 25 May 2021

We go frequently to the Bistro in Livingston. It NEVER disappoints. Lately the chef Brian has been doing a fixed price menu which has been over the top. For $50.00 you get appetizers, soup or salad, entree, dessert. All are exceptional. If you are on...Brian's email, he sends a reminder of this month's menu and it is just more fun than anything. I am pretty sure that he will be booked up into the next month here pretty soon, so if you want to get in CALL EARLY!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

We stayed at the Murray Hotel and stepped out the side door to this great restaurant! Very cozy atmosphere, great menu to choose from. The food was great, drinks superb & dessert amazing! We are certainly going to return with guests!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

Great bistro! I've visited this place twice and enjoyed it both times. They have a terrific french onion soup, various braised dishes that are great comfort food, and, last but not least, try the jalapeno infused margarita.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 7 November 2019

This place rocks. Sat in the bar area. The bartender-server, "Nate" I think his name was, was supurb. The food, fantastic. Seemed like a good mix of well-healed locals and tourists. The cocktails were abot the best I've had. The fresh, homade ravioli was good,...and I understand the vary that offering nightly. Bread-the best I've eaten in years. Highly recommended if in SW Montana, which I am often.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 September 2019

Had a great dinner at 2nd Street Bistro while Livingston last month. Pasta dish was excellent. Don't miss dessert.

Date of visit: August 2019
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2nd Street Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4