Stuart & Cheryl Tracy, the proprietors of Pirogue Grille, saw the dream of Pirogue Grille turn to reality with the opening of the restaurant in September, 2005. Stuart's extensive culinary expertise coupled with a passionate desire to provide the ultimate dining experience in the region, has lead to much local and national acclaim.
Chef Stuart Tracy spent over a decade as the Executive Chef at The Rivery, south of Bismarck. Prior to accepting the position at The Rivery, he held the position of Chef de Cuisine at the Fairmount Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma, Ca, where he made a connection with The Lodge at Pebble Beach culinary team. Chef Tracy has been a part of the Pebble Beach Golf Tournament's Culinary Team since 1994. He is originally from Minot, ND and received his formal culinary training at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and Walt Disney World's Culinary Management Program in Orlando, FL.
Our approach to the operation of the restaurant is truly cooperative. Owners Stuart & Cheryl believe that every member of their staff is essential to their success. Both front of the house and kitchen staff have a sense of pride and ownership. Cheryl's caring and detailed approach in the dining room is balanced by the creative vision of Stuart's culinary team.
Our food is sourced from top quality seasonal ingredients, featuring local and organic components whenever possible. The menu changes seasonally, offering a mix of new and signature dishes, inspired by great food from around the world. Our kitchen staff crafts our stocks, sauces, breads, desserts, and ice creams from scratch. We source out lamb, beef, and bison locally and are shareholders in a Community Supported Agriculture network that provides organic produce to the Bismarck area.
Balanced by both culinary expertise and natural aesthetics, Pirogue Grille offers a rich, flavorful experience for all your senses. With 70 seats, the restaurant offers attainable elegance in downtown Bismarck. The inviting interior blends wood, exposed brick walls, original artwork, and metal work to create a casually elegant atmosphere. An open archway with views of the chefs at work adds a bit of drama to the main dining room, allowing guests to employ all five senses while observing the preparation of their food. Parking is limited to street parking and the 3rd street parking garage, which is free after 4pm. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5:00pm.