Buck's T-4, Gallatin Gateway
Gallatin Gateway , Montana
Tel: 406 995 4111
Concierge.com's insider take:
Don't let the location fool you. Although Buck's T-4 is part of the Best Western on Highway 191, any carnivorous epicurean within a few hundred miles will point you in this direction. Originally a base camp for hunters, Buck's was established in 1946, and it's been serving up steaks and chops ever since. The main dishes usually consist of a thick slab of wild game—perhaps New Zealand Red deer or Great Plains bison—augmented with an ambitious side, such as golden beet–truffle risotto or Amaltheia goat cheese gratin. You could just stop in for a quick beer after a long day of hiking (the bar menu is passable), but the menu served in the main dining room—a timber lodge adorned with taxidermy examples of the entrées—is why you're here. The extensive wine list includes a number of well-priced Burgundies and Bordeaux.
Dining room open daily 6 to 9:30 pm; bar open daily 5 to 10 pm.