Montana September 18, 2019
1889 Steakhouse Combines Montana History And Modern Flair
On November 8, 1889, Montana officially became a state. And 130 years later, Reed and Melissa Mooney decided to open a modern steakhouse that pays homage to our local history while serving some seriously delectable cuisine. The 1889 Steakhouse is new to the Missoula dining scene, and it’s already getting rave reviews.
1889 opened in summer 2019 - and although the concept is entirely new, the owners' names and faces are familiar.
Reed and Melissa Mooney also own The Keep, one of Missoula's most beloved fine dining restaurants.
The eatery is located in The Mercantile, which is home to several other restaurants and next to the Residence Inn by Marriott.
Just look for the shiny black building on the corner of Higgins and Front.
Step inside and you'll instantly notice that the decor and menu reflect Montana's history.
The Mooneys wanted to capture the classic feel of the era during which Montana was becoming a state, all while adding in contemporary touches. In fact, the company's logo looks a lot like cowboy artist Charle M. Russell’s signature buffalo skull, but with plenty of modern flair.
Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, although the official hours are 4 p.m. to midnight so patrons can take advantage of the full bar.
The steaks on the menu include everything from a small baseball cut sirloin to a huge 30-ounce ribeye that will serve 2-3 people.
Not in the mood for steak? 1889 also serves plenty of seafood, pork chops, and other entrees.
The Pan Seared Scallops are exceptional, and the Bitterroot Bison Burger is a top seller.
Wash everything down with a glass of wine, a beer, or a cocktail from the bar.
And don't forget to save room for dessert. With choices like Dark Chocolate Mousse and Paradise Peach Cobbler, plus after dinner drinks like the Grasshopper, you won't want to pass up a sweet treat after dinner.
The historic Missoula Mercantile is the perfect place to house this classic yet contemporary spot.
Construction on the original building started in 1877, and the renovated structure used some of the original wood, metal, and brick recovered during the deconstruction of the old building.
Address: 125 North Pattee Street, Missoula, MT, 59802
Enjoy a meal at
1889 the nest time you’re in the beautiful city of Missoula.