Paul Johnson
The Rialto Bar The Rialto Bar
Helena, Montana
"Paul Johnson"
Old school? Classic? This place was gutted of its quaint character, stripped of its glory, and got TGIF'd in mauve. The real Rialto experience suffered death by makeover. The servers, cooks, original bartenders all disappeared; the food went from modest, affordable, and uniquely delicious to pretentious at a bad price. Used to be packed with interesting people, comfortable. Now very cold inside. You get sized up by greedy staff, eye rolled, and skulked by a few smirking sports bar types. 30 minutes and a mouthful of second-rate food later, my wife and I never went back again. Sad.