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Culinary Design Studio

8531 Mt Highway 35, Bigfork, MT 59911-3715
+1 406-270-4255
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good0%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
10 Apr 2017
“Culinary Delights!”
25 Sep 2016
“Be sure to reconfirm your reservation”
All hours
Asian, American, International, Spanish
€€ - €€€
8531 Mt Highway 35, Bigfork, MT 59911-3715
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Owner Josh is a wonderful chef who is always coming up with creative dishes! You will not be disappointed! BYOB as he does not have a bar.

Thank Muffin V
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We made reservations for a Saturday night dinner three weeks in advance of our trip. On the day of, we busted our humps to arrive in time for our 7:00 p.m. reservation (we drove from Victor, Idaho, an 8-hour drive with several stops along the...More

1  Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Josh's food is spectacular. I have eaten in his restaurant several times and have been to many dinner parties he has catered. Can't say enough about his creativity and taste. He's an artist of food :).

Thank Alexandra L
Reviewed 11 October 2015

It's called the Culinary Design Studio because the dishes are presented in a particularly artful and appetizing manner -- but those of us who live in Bigfork just call it Josh's. It's that charming. The setting is intimate and warm; the food is delicious. Tables...More

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This is the place we take out-of-town friends to convince them that Montana does have some excellent dining. Chef Josh does an amazing variety of tapas and the pacing of these small plates with wine and conversation makes for a great evening. Local produce and...More

1  Thank travel-adventure42
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Small and intimate, the Design Studio is a charming place to spend an evening. It's bring your own wine, so be prepared. The food is excellent, and you can watch the chef preparing the meals. It's a fun place that's worth a trip! Call for...More

1  Thank Patti C
Reviewed 9 July 2015

You are greeted to a very intimate setting with only 4 tables. The open kitchen is right there for you to view the chef preparing the meals. I had originally come for their sushi night but it had been switched unbeknownst to me. I was...More

Thank TravelGuyMontana
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

This is hands down the best restaurant in the flathead valley! The restaurant is so clean and comfortable. The food is Amazing. All of the dishes are Tapas style so you get to try several dishes in 1 visit. You can get creative and splurge....More

1  Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I am a culinary student at the moment, and part of finishing my degree is interning under a seasoned chef. I could not be happier with my experience, it is absolutely a must go. Chef Joshua is one of kind he runs his restaurant with...More

1  Thank Brandon Z
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We had heard so much of this place, but the menu had changed dramatically by the time we ate there. It once offered full meals, but now it's just tapas. That could work, IF they were good, but they were pedestrian at best. We ordered...More

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18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
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  • Address: 8531 Mt Highway 35, Bigfork, MT 59911-3715
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bigfork
  • Phone Number: +1 406-270-4255
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