A culinary experience that satisfies.
We are committed to providing a superior meal forged by the challenging elements of woodfire cooking — honoring the best beef with the highest level of culinary preparation.
Our chefs practice patience, ambition, and artistry to create profoundly satisfying culinary experiences through the comforts of time-honored steakhouse fare.
Standout wine selection sourced from the world’s best winemakers.
Classic cocktails, perfectly-prepared steaks, and meticulous service that anticipates your needs – J.W. Heist Steakhouse strives to be a Bozeman icon with an enhanced culinary experience wrapped in sophisticated ambiance, rich in warmth and style.
The Heist Family Story
Joseph Walter (J.W.) Heist, the great-grandfather to co-founder Brett Evje, was born June 25th 1896 in Electric, Montana on the border of Yellowstone National Park to Solomon and Mary Ellen Heist. In 1907, they homesteaded just outside Gardiner in a quiet valley next to Yellowstone called Cinnabar Basin.
J.W. and his sister were raised on the 320-acre ranch until he took over operations with his wife Alma in 1934 after his father’s death. J.W. and Alma worked the ranch for twenty years until they retired in 1954 and moved to a smaller ranch in Manhattan to raise prized polled Hereford bulls until J.W. died in 1993.
J.W. Heist Steakhouse pays tribute to ranchers’ continued legacy of excellence, hard work and Montana values.