Concierge.com's insider take:
Livingston, a tiny town at the mouth of Paradise Valley, is home to writer, artist, and actor transplants (including Tim Cahill, Peter Fonda, and Margot Kidder). The Second Street Bistro, located in the vintage Murray Hotel, caters to the unusual local population with French bistro fare with some North African and American twists. Although the dining room's design (basic bar stools pulled up to plain-set tables) is nothing to write home about, dishes like lamb seasoned with Moroccan spices and fried in phyllo dough, flash-fried soft-shell crabs, and pan-seared sea scallops over a crawfish-and-basil risotto are a refreshing change of pace after a few days on the beef-heavy Montana diet.
Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 5 to 9 pm, Sundays 10 am to 2 pm.