About Us and the Bistro

We are Angie and Eric Loessberg . . . A brother and sister duo right here from our home town of Stevensville, MT. Our philosophy . . . . We are both inspired by great food and great service and wanted to bring that to our friends, family and community. Food is meant to be enjoyed with loved ones, with people who share the same love and joy of food as you do, and we just wanted to provide a warm, comfortable place for everyone to gather, and serve great food with a smile! Our food . . . . Northwest cuisine with a touch a french inspiration… Hearty and delicious… Not something you can find everywhere in our Bitterroot valley… Our background . . . . Eric, Chef and co-owner, graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle’s culinary school. That was after many years of cooking in Missoula, and then on a paddle boat on the Mississippi river.  He had the honor of doing his internship with Chef in the Hat, Thierry Rautureau, at Seattle’s upscale Rover’s. This is where the French inspiration in Eric’s cuisine comes from. His years in Seattle after the culinary school had him cooking at restaurants known for their seafood and fresh fish, and even specializing in vegetarian fare. After spending 10 years in Seattle, Eric decided to return home, to Stevensville, MT, and a short year after his return, his sister, Angie returned… Angie’s experience in the restaurant business has always been in the front of the house.  It started in Missoula and then took her to Seattle as well, always working in customer service. Slinging coffee and beer in coffee shops and bars, and cooking sandwiches and eggs in cafe’s and local hang-outs.  Her travels then took her to the east coast where she landed on Martha’s Vineyard, still working in customer service and cafe’s, and getting a feel for fine dining at an upscale Inn and restaurant. An unexpected vacation home turned into a permanent relocation to live close to her family and friends from her childhood.  This is where the siblings decided they would be the perfect team to open their own place, a place where they could put out the kind of food and service they learned to love on their travels, and the kind of place Stevensville longed for and needed. So, here they are, owners of Mission Bistro, a friendly, cozy little Bistro, putting their hearts and souls into their food and service to share their passion with all of Stevensville, and hopefully, all of Montana! ~Cheers!   We are located near the heart of downtown Stevensville, MT