Montana and back

Our Story

Owners and Chefs Davey and Kierst Rabinowitz fell in love in the kitchen. The two met while working under celebrity chef Gregory Gourdet at Departure, a contemporary Asian restaurant in Portland. After training in fine dining establishments around the globe, a move back to Montana, and a new addition to their family, the husband-wife team put their heads together to create bisl, a visionary restaurant in downtown Bozeman.

“WE WANT OUR GUESTS TO FEEL SPECIAL, RELAXED AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, HAPPY.”

FAMILIAR INGREDIENTS, NEW FLAVORS, CLEVER DETAILS

bisl represents exquisite fare from a culinary journey that began in Montana, circled the globe, and landed back at the start . Join us for a creative dining experience in downtown Bozeman.

THE BISL TEAM REPRESENTS A SPECTRUM OF TALENT WITH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CULINARY EXPERIENCE.

Davey

Davey Rabinowitz found his passion for cuisine as a chef at Starky’s, one of Bozeman’s most popular restaurants. From Montana, he left for Portland, Oregon and completed formal training at Le Cordon Bleu. He gained further experience in some of the city’s finest restaurants, such as Castaña and Departure, where he was honored with the 2013 San Pellegrino Award and the West Coast “Almost-Famous Chef” Award.

Before heading abroad, Davey apprenticed at Atera in New York then moved to Copenhagen to apprentice under renowned chef Christian Puglisi at Relae, the world’s most sustainable restaurant. In each position, Davey took careful note of what he would include in his own dining establishment. Feeling the pull of Montana, he and Kierst returned with the idea for bisl in hand, ready to share their exciting palate with the Bozeman community.

Kierst

Kierst left her hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska at 18 to attend Le Cordon Bleu in Portland, Oregon. Upon completing her program, she interned and then worked as a cook at Gregory Gourdet’s Departure, where she met Davey. While she holds all the training of a chef, Kierst’s greatest passion is for management and service. She understands all aspects of restaurant roles and seeks to ensure bisl staff provide the best experience possible. She holds high, achievable standards and wants each guest to feel special and fully engaged in the experience.

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Dinner Menu