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Cafe Kandahar

3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
+1 406-862-6247
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good10%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (22 reviews)
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3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Our lodging concierge arranged this "fine dining experience". The restaurant peeped us in advance that they were short-staffed the night. The issue was the quality of the food. Both entrees were disappointing due to excess sauce that erased any appreciation of the meat underneath.

Thank LuvTropics42
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a first class fine dining restaurant. Excellent food and a sophisticated wine list. It would do well in Los Angeles or San Francisco. It is well worth the drive out to the ski resort.

Thank FredMcL
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Menu is currently a three-course price fixe menu that changes depending on what is available to the chef, and EVERY course I had was fantastic! My forest mushroom 1st course was amazing, so delicious that I would have been happy repeating the dish as my...More

Thank Anty K
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great time dining at the Kandahar. Highlight was talking about unique wines with the staff. We had a pairing meal and although the food was good a wasn't able to remember it a couple days later like I did the wine and...More

Thank Adam N
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We had two couples in our group. Two members opted for the 4-course dinner with wi e pairing. The courses were sublime, and the wine pairings were creative and on-point. An excellent dining experience!

Thank David C
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The yaak carpaccio & elk dish both had excellent layers of flavor, & they also had buffalo on the menu. However, I found the salmon cake salad course & huckleberry dessert overdone & underwhelming. The purée soups were also lacking in distinction. The chef is...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We sometimes forget about Cafe Kadahar since it located all the way up in the heart of Big Mountain Resort. Its expensive, so don't let that surprise you. The menu can also be unappealing for kids or even adults not used to more exotic meat...More

1  Thank MaryEllenM27
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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...More

Thank Terence J
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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...More

Thank BigM0untain
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Gail A
17 December 2014|
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Response from Amazing75 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, I live in Florida. Kandahar's phone # is 406-862-6247
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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
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Small, boutique, fine dining establishment specializing in farm-to-table ingredients, creative techniques, wine pairings, and tasting menus.
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