Restaurant Impossible - Rising Sun Bistro - CLOSED

Rising Sun Bistro Restaurant Impossible

In this Restaurant Impossible episode, Chef Robert Irvine visits Rising Sun Bistro in Kalispell, Montana, where he finds three owners Peggy, Jennifer and Sally.

Their relationship is strained and it is affecting their ability to run the restaurant successfully and they are in nearly $500,000 of debt.

Robert attempts to mend their relationship but also revamps the menu to offer more authentic french dishes and the interior of the dining room, adding a communal dining table.


What Happened Next at Rising Sun Bistro?

A few months later, sales are up nearly 30% and customers love the new decor, especially the communal dining option.

They hired more staff but decided to close for breakfast so they could focus more on dinner service and the relationships between the owners and staff are much improved.

They firstly added new dishes to Robert's menu before they fully reverted to their previous menu.

The restaurant was put up for sale for just under $500,000 and Rising Sun Bistro closed in April 2014 after Sally decided to retire.

Both Yelp and Trip Advisor reviews prior to their closure are mixed with criticisms on off service and an overpriced and limited menu with hit and miss menu items.


Recipes in this episode

Spinach Quiche

Croque Monsieur


Rising Sun Bistro was Restaurant Impossible Season 5 episode 4 and aired on December 19 2012.

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This post was last updated in October 2019.


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