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Cafe Kandahar

3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
+1 406-862-6247
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  • Poor1%
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“tasting menu” (22 reviews)
“quail” (12 reviews)
“sablefish” (6 reviews)
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French, European, American, Gluten Free Options
3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
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Reviews (254)
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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
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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...More

Thank djlund999
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...More

Thank JnJ_7
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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...More

Thank dendeb99
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank naldinc2016
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
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Gail A
Are you open Christmas eve?
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
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
  • E-mail
Small, boutique, fine dining establishment specializing in farm-to-table ingredients, creative techniques, wine pairings, and tasting menus.