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Cafe Kandahar

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3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
+1 406-862-6247
17:30 - 21:30
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely atmosphere, noise was minimal-so it was easy to carry on a conversation. waiter and waitress were very attentive. loved the presentation of each course. we were more than satisfied.

Thank Bob G
Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to book a week skiing every year at Whitefish and when we do we book a couple of nights at Cafe Kandahar. The food is always excellent, we particularly like to try the five or seven course Chef's Tasting. The staff are engaging and very knowledgeable about the food and great at suggesting wine pairings. The restaurant is... More 

Thank Terence J
Whitefish, Montana
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner was excellent. Chef Blanton does an incredible job in such a tiny venue. A bit pricey for the typical skier clientele and that would keep us away from returning unless it was a special occasion. Bartender in the Snug Bar was a little rude but did not take away from the rest of the evening at the Cafe Kandahar... More 

Thank BigM0untain
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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340 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect après-ski setting of deep furniture surrounding a large, real-wood fireplace. Very nice bar list, including excellent by-the-glass wine list. Appetizers and small-plates all sounded good. However, when trying to order them, was told that the main restaurant was having a special event and NO food would be served in the bar for several hours. Would have been nice to... More 

Thank djlund999
Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Came to Cafe Kandahar with a ski club. The food was excellent, especially the pre-dinner appetizers from the strolling servers. Speaking of which, the servers in the restaurant are a bit snooty, which was the only downside of our evening. Highly recommend the buffalo steak dinner.

Thank JnJ_7
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Lovely place, service is impeccable. I am not a big eater but food portions small. Place is beautiful but expensive. Food is delicious, albeit small and pricey

Thank Deb B
somewhere, mt
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place. Terrific atmosphere. Service impeccable. Came every year on our anniversary but last few years have left disappointed. Food is wonderful but very small portions, and i am not a big eater. Quite expensive for what you get. Definitely worth visiting and deciding for yourself.

Thank dendeb99
Rogers, Arkansas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I was not sure what to expect at this eatery attached to the hotel. What a great meal. A la carte or with the tasting menu you will be pleased. Beautiful décor with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Extensive wine list, pricey.... Or eat in the small bar where you can enjoy draft beer, cocktails and the lobby fireplace. A couple... More 

Thank naldinc2016
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The food was great (a little pricey but worth it). Everything was cooked to order and tasted amazing. I love the selection of locally sourced food.

Thank Drifeus
East Glacier, Montana
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141 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

First of all, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. However, the portions were tiny. After appetizers and entrée my husband and I were still hungry. Also, our waiter informed us that the regular menu had been "somewhat condensed" for Christmas. That's right - condensed, not expanded. Therefore the more exotic and interesting dishes like elk and buffalo... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-862-6247
Small, boutique, fine dining establishment specializing in farm-to-table ingredients, creative techniques, wine pairings, and tasting menus.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?