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Cafe Kandahar

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3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
(406) 862-6247
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 148
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  • 17
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Expensive but tasty

Local, seasonal ingredients, good selection of beer and wine. Friendly service, they served us in the lobby next to the big fireplace, which was nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
jonbsan
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Local, seasonal ingredients, good selection of beer and wine. Friendly service, they served us in the lobby next to the big fireplace, which was nice.

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Kandahar is without a doubt the best fine dining in Whitefish. They have a deep wine selection and an incredible chef. If anything that truth sometimes goes to their heads leaving room for inappropriately uptight staff.

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Bozeman, Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

the people here are obviously not a part of the lodge. The servers are professional, the menu interesting (we just did ala cart) and the food prepared well.

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Windsor, CT
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266 reviews 266 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There is a long standing fireplace problem that fills the lobby and bar areas with a smokey smell. It's not recommended for respiratory-sensitive people. The bar menu was excellently unusual to our great enjoyment. There was only one choice of draft brew and a taste of it turned me to the wine menu, which is excellent and pricey.

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Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Cafe Kandahar on December 31. We were excited to get in on a last minute cancellation. Our family has dined here in the past, but I think this was our best dinner there yet. Chef ANdy and his team created a wide variety of imaginative dishes built around the magnificent truffle. A wonderful tasting... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I recently visited the Kandahar Cafe with my wife and was unsurprisingly blown away by the level of service received. We were told by countless travelers and locals we met that this was the place to come if we were looking for an amazing fine dining experience. The food was AMAZING!!! Each meal was presented to us with a level... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We have gone to Cafe Kandahar 8 years (since 2005), and the chef is outstanding! We have enjoyed many incredible wine dinners and Fat Tuesdays, which are the chef's specialties. In 2013 we went for a romantic birthday dinner for my husband, and the service was so bad I left furious. If I remember correctly it was something along the... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Chef Andy prepares everything to perfection. An ideal place for a romantic evening or a high end business dinner. Reservations a must.

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Pensacola, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A great menu featuring something for everyone including locally raised Buffalo & Elk. The entres and sides were all delicious and beautifully presented by chef/Owner Andy Blanton. Small intimate restaurant & personal attention by the chef.

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Whitefish, Montana, USA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Andy and his staff continue to amaze us with creativity and excellence. Visited a few times this Summer and were never less than pleased. Menu variations are gentle and creative. Wine list is excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: (406) 862-6247

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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