Burns St. Bistro to close permanently

The owners of the popular Burns. St. Bistro in Missoula’s Westside neighborhood have announced they’re permanently closing the restaurant this fall.

“Bistronauts, thank you for twelve or so years of patronage,” the wrote. “Our final day of service will be Sunday, Oct. 1. In the meantime, we will be open Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. We will still be offering catering well into 2024 and taking care of our catering clients who are already on our books.”

The bistro is owned and operated by Walker Hunter, Cameron Williams and Jason McMackin. In 2021, the trio opened a new fine-dining restaurant called Brasserie Porte Rouge in downtown Missoula.

Burns St. Bistro has had a loyal following since it opened near the railroad tracks in 2012.

“I eat here every Friday,” said Al Gooday as he had lunch in 2012 at the Burns St. Bistro. 

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