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Cafe Kandahar

3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
(406) 862-6247
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Ranked #8 of 70 Restaurants in Whitefish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Windsor, CT
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265 reviews 265 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
315 helpful votes 315 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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36 reviews 36 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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Cleveland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My wife and I drove 4 hours out of our way to have dinner here again (this was our 3rd visit)! Chef Andy Blanton delivered another masterpiece with a 5-course meal, expertly paired with wines from around the world. As long as Andy keeps putting food onto plates here, we will keep coming back to Montana from our home in... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've lived part-time in Whitefish for two years and had heard that Cafe Kandahar was THE place for "fine dining." I was really looking forward to my first visit with another couple but, sadly, our expectations were not met. First, the setting in a lovely ski lodge, needs improving to make it a more intimate mountain restaurant. The overhead lighting... More 

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Altoona, Wisconsin
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We rented a condo nearby and walked to the restaurant, despite some very mixed reviews on here. What an experience! Scotty was our waiter and presented everything very thoroughly. His two assistants were very attentive with keeping glasses filled and changing out silverware for the next course. The dining room is tasteful, albeit small with only 14 tables or so.... More 

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

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